#GivingBlueday gifts will aid exciting medical research

Their Genius + Your Generosity = Building Breakthroughs in Medical Discovery Welcome to #GivingBlueday — when University of Michigan friends and fans unite to help fund worthy projects! What can YOU do in just one day, with one gift to the Taubman Institute?  In the laboratories of the Taubman Scholars, physicians and researchers are building…

New Emerging Scholar aims to decipher brain tumors

Improving outcomes for patients with aggressive brain tumors is the focus of the latest U-M faculty member to be named a Taubman Emerging Scholar. Daniel R. Wahl, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Wahl and his research team believe that targeting metabolic abnormalities may be the key to…

Congratulations to raffle winner Jayna Duell

Congratulations to Jayna Duell! Her entry was drawn from the nearly 400 entries at the Taubman Institute’s 2019 Researchpalooza booth on Thursday, August 15. Jayna won a Michigan Fan Package containing a Michigan water bottle, a Block M ice bucket, a Michigan rally towel, and a “Go Blue” bumper sticker. Other items in the package…

Scott Van Epps named as Taubman Emerging Scholar

A physician-researcher studying life-threatening infections is the latest U-M faculty member to be named a Taubman Emerging Scholar. Scott Van Epps, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in Emergency Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering. He also serves as an investigator for the Biointerfaces Institute and an associate director at the Michigan Center…

Students join Taubman Institute for “Summer19”

From social media posting to processing lab samples, two local high school students are assisting with Taubman Institute tasks through “Summer19,” a youth employment and mentoring partnership between U-M and local agencies. Emoria Kimball, 17, and Josh Heningburg, 16, were matched with the institute after a “speed interview” night held at Washtenaw Community College in…

Obesity researcher to receive 2019 Taubman Prize

An endocrinologist whose paradigm-shifting work addresses the genetic causes of obesity and its adverse effect on metabolic health is the 2019 recipient of the Taubman Prize for Excellence in Medical Science, the University of Michigan’s Taubman Institute announced. Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, M.D., of the University of Cambridge will receive the honor and the $100,000…

Emerging Scholar receives presidential award

Taubman Emerging Scholar Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). by the White House.  The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional…

Defeating metastatic prostate cancer: Taubman Scholar posts new findings

The primary treatment for advanced or aggressive prostate cancer is to chemically or surgically short-circuit the body’s production of male hormones — called androgens — which drive the growth of the cancer cells. After a few years, however, the cancer invariably becomes resistant to this treatment, at which point it resumes its deadly progression. Now,…

Emerging Scholar named to new professorship

Taubman Emerging Scholar Rajesh Rao, MD, has been selected as the inaugural Leonard G. Miller Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. A formal installation ceremony and reception took place on June 11 at U-M’s W.K. Kellogg Eye Center.  Attendees included Dr. Rao’s colleagues and family, in addition to Mr. Miller, the benefactor whose gift made…

Three new Emerging Scholars named

Three young physician-scientists at U-M are kicking off 2019 with a welcome boost in funding for their research projects, through the Taubman Institute’s innovative grants program for medical school faculty. Generous donors have provided three new Taubman Emerging Scholar grants, which will accelerate the research of early-career physician-investigators at the University of Michigan. The program,…