Throughout her career, Dr. Eva Feldman, the Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan, has made it her mission to use scientific discoveries to understand and cure human diseases.
In January 2008, Dr. Feldman was named the first Director of the A. Alfred Taubman MedicalResearch Institute. Under her leadership, the Taubman Institute funds senior-level clinician-scientists in a diverse spectrum of diseases – adult and childhood cancer, ALS, diabetes,cardiovascular disease and hearing loss. The institute also provides grants to early-career physician-researchers who are in the process of establishing their own laboratories.
In addition to running an active clinical practice at the University of Michigan, Dr. Feldman directs a team of 30 scientists who collaborate to understand and find new treatments for a wide variety of neuro degenerative conditions, including ALS, diabetic neuropathy, Alzheimer’sdisease, and muscular dystrophies.