Taubman Scholar honored by American College of Physicians

Michigan Medicine Headlines reported that John M. Carethers, MD, MACP, has been awarded the Harriet P. Dustan Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine by the American College of Physicians (ACP), a national organization of internists. Established by ACP’s board of regents in 1958, this award recognizes outstanding work in science (non-clinical…

Patients fear routine eye care during pandemic, study finds

Kellogg Eye Center physician-researcher, Rajesh Rao, MD, collaborated with ophthalmologists from Emory University Medical School to study concerns patients have about safely getting treatment for their ongoing eye disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology, showed that doctors and clinics need to…

Taubman Scholar to head neuroscience institute

The U-M Board of Regents has appointed Taubman Scholar Henry L. Paulson, MD, PhD, as interim director of the Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI), effective March 1, The MNI, which evolved from the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute in the Medical School, was approved by regents in January 2020 to engage researchers from multiple disciplines and…

Dr. Sen to lead depression center

Taubman Emerging Scholar Srijan Sen, MD, PhD, has been appointed as the director of the U-M Depression Center. Dr. Sen, who was awarded a Taubman Emerging Scholar grant in 2014, is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has led efforts to understand the role of stress, sleep and genetics in the risk of depression and suicide.…

Emerging Scholar, Sung Won Choi, elected to ASCI

The Taubman Institute congratulates Sung Won Choi, MD, MS for being chosen as a member of the 2021 class of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). She becomes the 90th Michigan Medicine physician-researcher in the society’s current membership roster. Dr. Choi is the Edith S. Briskin and Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation Research Professor, an…

Founding Taubman Scholar Speaking at Cardiovascular Health Event

  Join David Pinsky, MD, one of Taubman Institute’s founding scholars, and his colleagues at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center when they present, “Follow Your Heart to Better Health,” Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1 pm as part of the Office of Medical Development’s Well Aware with Michigan Medicine lecture series. Dr. Pinsky is the J. Griswold…

Taubman Scholars join colleagues to study rare neurological disease

Senior Taubman Scholar Henry Paulson and Taubman Emerging Scholar Sami Barmada are cited as experts in a recent ESPN article about a rare neurological disease. Five-year-old Morgan, the child of a Detroit Lions executive, is living with a rare, incurable neurological disease, beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration, known as BPAN. Read the story here. The parents of…

TIIP Investigators’ Research Featured in TIME Magazine

Research from U-M faculty: Yu (Ray) Zuo, MD, Jason Knight, MD, PhD and Yogendra Kanthi, MD, describing abnormal blood clotting in some COVID-19 patients was recently published in the journal, Science Translational Medicine. Their findings are also featured in the TIME magazine article, “Scientists Have Uncovered the Likely Cause of a Serious COVID-19 Symptom: Blood…

Taubman Scholar Paulson elected to National Academy of Medicine

Taubman Scholar Henry L. Paulson, M.D., Ph.D.,has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Dr. Paulson is the Lucile Groff Professor of Neurology…

Study: Pre-pregnancy weight loss may reduce maternal complications and provide long-term benefits to offspring

Ann Arbor — Women with obesity before and during pregnancy are at risk of more complications than leaner women, including hypertension, gestational diabetes and increased need for Caesarian delivery.  Their children also have an increased risk of obesity and other metabolic problems. Some of the risk in children may be due to programming of the…