Meet the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute Management Team

Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD, FAAN, FANA



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.

Martin Fischhoff



Marty Fischhoff joined the Taubman Institute in 2008 to oversee programming, operations, communications and development functions of the Taubman Institute. Prior to that, he was assistant managing editor at The Detroit News, where he worked for 20 years in a wide variety of capacities. He was the editor of Detroit Monthly for five years before that, winning the William White Award as editor of the best city magazine in its circulation class in the nation. He has worked in public relations, marketing, video production and wrote a best-selling guidebook to Detroit.

He has participated in many community organizations, serving on the boards of Washtenaw Literacy, the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit and D-PAN (which produces music videos for the deaf community).