The A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan is dedicated to supporting physician-researchers in their quest for new treatments and cures.

Candidates are thought leaders in their fields, and applications are vetted by a Scientific Review Committee comprised of eminent academic medical experts nationwide.

Grantees are known as Taubman Scholars and are required to provide annual scientific progress reports as well as participate in the community of scholars via regular chalk talks, symposia, mentoring program, outreach events and scientific collaboration.

Taubman Scholars

Taubman Scholars are full professors on the University of Michigan medical school faculty, who also operate their own basic research laboratories.  Many also hold leadership positions at the U-M Medical School and health system, and in professional societies related to their field.   As a group they are highly productive, authoring hundreds of highly-cited papers in peer-reviewed journals each year, initiating dozens of human clinical trials of new therapies and often involved in biomedical start-ups or patenting new discoveries.