John Carethers, MD, chair of Michigan Medicine’s Dept. of Internal Medicine, announced that Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar, Brian Emmer, MD, PhD received the Laurence F. McMahon MD Dept. of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award. His was one of just three awards announced for 2021.
Dr. Carethers explained the award as follows:
The Department of Internal Medicine continues to attract, recruit and retain the very brightest of faculty to fulfill its tripartite mission, and support research excellence. Research is one part of our tripartite mission, and we are keen on recruiting and training the next generation to keep the University of Michigan strong and at the forefront of novel basic, translational, clinical and health services research. To this end, the Department in 2018 created the initial three early career endowment awards annually ($250,000 each) of a planned 15 total awards by close of FY2023. These are competitively assigned to junior faculty at the Assistant Professor level (any track) that are within five years of their terminal residency/fellowship/post-doctoral training. These junior faculty endowments are named after a current or former faculty member and are held by the incumbent for one 5-year cycle, so long as they do not hold another endowment.
These awards are wholly within the Department of Internal Medicine and are nor regental endowments or professorships…The appointed Assistant Professor is expected to have a trajectory for transitioning toward independent research in their field.
Dr. Emmer was appointed a Taubman Emerging Scholar in October and Dr. Carethers is a senior scholar of the institute.