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.…

Patients fear routine eye care during pandemic, study finds

Kellogg Eye Center physician-researcher, Rajesh Rao, MD, collaborated with ophthalmologists from Emory University Medical School to study concerns patients have about safely getting treatment for their ongoing eye disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology, showed that doctors and clinics need to…

Taubman Scholars join colleagues to study rare neurological disease

Senior Taubman Scholar Henry Paulson and Taubman Emerging Scholar Sami Barmada are cited as experts in a recent ESPN article about a rare neurological disease. Five-year-old Morgan, the child of a Detroit Lions executive, is living with a rare, incurable neurological disease, beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration, known as BPAN. Read the story here. The parents of…

Video: Covid-19 and Addiction

COVID-19 has generated a public health crisis that affects every household. And it’s exacerbating another widespread public health crisis that already was ongoing when the pandemic arrived: addiction and other mental health problems. During the pandemic, complications from substance use, and overdose deaths, have been increasing even faster than before. At the same time, it…