2019 Symposium

The 2019 Taubman Prize Symposium featured a keynote by prize recipient Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, MD, of the University of Cambridge. Dr. O’Rahilly, an endocrinologist and researcher, spoke on “The Causes and Consequences of Human Obesity.” He accepted the award from Gayle Taubman Kalisman, PhD.

#GivingBlueday gifts will aid exciting medical research

Their genius.  Your generosity.   The Taubman Institute extends its heartfelt appreciation to all of the donors who generously contributed to our Emerging Scholars on December 3, Giving Blueday.   The laboratories of five researchers will receive your gifts in early January, helping them to further investigations into depression, autoimmune disorders, cancer, dementia and more. …

Obesity researcher to receive 2019 Taubman Prize

An endocrinologist whose paradigm-shifting work addresses the genetic causes of obesity and its adverse effect on metabolic health is the 2019 recipient of the Taubman Prize for Excellence in Medical Science, the University of Michigan’s Taubman Institute announced. Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, M.D., of the University of Cambridge will receive the honor and the $100,000…

Emerging Scholar receives presidential award

Taubman Emerging Scholar Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). by the White House.  The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional…

Emerging Scholar named to new professorship

Taubman Emerging Scholar Rajesh Rao, MD, has been selected as the inaugural Leonard G. Miller Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. A formal installation ceremony and reception took place on June 11 at U-M’s W.K. Kellogg Eye Center.  Attendees included Dr. Rao’s colleagues and family, in addition to Mr. Miller, the benefactor whose gift made…