Taubman Prize Nomination Period Open

Biomedical researchers worldwide are invited to apply for the Taubman Prize, which recognizes and rewards translational research that has made a significant difference to patient care. The awardee will receive $100,000 and be hosted for a two-day visiting professorship to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Deadline for nominations is February 1; the recipient…

Taubman Scholar awarded $6.5M to explore precision oncology

Taubman Scholar and Rogel Cancer Center researcher Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD, has received an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute, which provides $6.5 million in funding over seven years. The grant will fund research to create new bioinformatics resources and identify new cancer biomarkers to improve diagnosis and ultimately to develop new targeted…

Taubman Scholar John M. Carethers, MD, takes helm of physicians’ group

John M. Carethers, MD, MACP, has begun his term as president of the Association of American Physicians (AAP).  The association is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” The association is composed of members who are leading senior physician scientists and are competitively selected. Dr. Carethers is…

Lab study may power new treatment to correct crossed eyes

By learning how zebrafish regenerate their eye muscles, researchers could help figure out how to help humans do the same. University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center (link is external) researchers have published findings in PLOS One (link is external) on the role of insulin-like growth factor (IGF) in promoting extraocular muscle repair and regeneration in zebrafish. If the process…