The $100,000 Taubman Prize For Excellence in Translational Medical Science

Due to continued uncertainty regarding coronavirus-related restrictions on in-person events, the Taubman Institute has paused the Taubman Prize and the Taubman Prize Symposium.

We look forward to continuing our support of life-changing translational research at the University of Michigan and beyond, via other grants and programs that bring together the world’s most brilliant medical investigators for knowledge-sharing, learning and scientific collaboration.

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Past Recipients:

2019: Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly, MD, Co-Director, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Cambridge, for paradigm-shifting work on the genetic causes of obesity and its adverse effect on metabolic health.

2017: Stephen L. Hauser, M.D., director of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, for discoveries that paved the way for a highly effective drug in the treatment of MS.

2016: Suzanne L. Topalian, M.D. of Johns Hopkins University School and Jedd D. Wolchok, M.D., Ph.D. of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, for their contributions to immunotherapy as a new paradigm in the
treatment of advanced cancers.

2015: Mahlon DeLong, M.D., of Emory University, for his contributions to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

2014: Carl June, M.D., of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, for discoveries relatedto immunotherapy for leukemia using patients’ own T cells.

2013: Brian Druker, M.D., of the Oregon Health & Science University and Charles Sawyers, M.D., of Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, for their discoveries related to chronic myeloid leukemia.

2012: Hal Dietz, M.D., of Johns Hopkins University for his discoveries related to connective tissue disease.