A research project funded by the Taubman Institute has demonstrated that a simple, wearable temperature sensor was able to detect dangerous complications in hospitalized cancer patients hours earlier than routine monitoring. The device, which takes readings every two minutes and wirelessly transmits them to the cloud, was able to quickly detect adverse events that affect body…

Taubman Emerging Scholar tapped as cancer center’s first DEIJ lead

The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center has named Erika Newman, M.D., as its first associate director for diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. She will lead the center’s efforts to diversify the next generation of healthcare professionals and researchers, and to champion an anti-racist and just culture within the cancer center. Dr. Newman, a Taubman…

New findings by Taubman Scholars hint at possible psoriasis therapies

Results from a Michigan Medicine study reveal that targeting a protein found in the skin may reduce the severity of psoriasis. Interferons play a major role in activating the body’s response to viral threats, but they have also been detected in the lesions of many psoriasis patients at abnormal levels. New findings, published in the…

New Taubman Scholars Appointed

Two eminent clinician-scientists at the University of Michigan have received Taubman Scholar appointments, the Taubman Institute announced. Vibha Lama, MD, MS, is a pulmonologist whose research focuses on fibrosis pathways in the lung that are common to several pulmonary conditions. She is an expert on the mesenchymal cell and its fibrogenic transformation regarding lung transplants.…

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…