Founded in 2008 by philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman, the institute aims to empower medical scientists to expand the boundaries of discovery, to develop new therapies for disease and to alleviate human suffering.

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A research project funded by the Taubman Institute has demonstrated that a simple, wearable temperature sensor was able to detect dangerous complications in hospitalized cancer patients hours earlier than routine monitoring. The device, which takes readings every two minutes and wirelessly transmits them to the cloud, was able to quickly detect adverse events that affect body…

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Taubman Emerging Scholar tapped as cancer center’s first DEIJ lead

The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center has named Erika Newman, M.D., as its first associate director for diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. She will lead the center’s efforts to diversify the next generation of healthcare professionals and researchers, and to champion an anti-racist and just culture within the cancer center. Dr. Newman, a Taubman…

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New findings by Taubman Scholars hint at possible psoriasis therapies

Results from a Michigan Medicine study reveal that targeting a protein found in the skin may reduce the severity of psoriasis. Interferons play a major role in activating the body’s response to viral threats, but they have also been detected in the lesions of many psoriasis patients at abnormal levels. New findings, published in the…

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New Taubman Scholars Appointed

Two eminent clinician-scientists at the University of Michigan have received Taubman Scholar appointments, the Taubman Institute announced. Vibha Lama, MD, MS, is a pulmonologist whose research focuses on fibrosis pathways in the lung that are common to several pulmonary conditions. She is an expert on the mesenchymal cell and its fibrogenic transformation regarding lung transplants.…

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