Physician-researchers are distinguished medical scientists who have chosen a rigorous dual career path: Patient-care clinician and laboratory investigator.
The Taubman Institute was founded to support and facilitate the success of these innovative and ambitious researchers at the University of Michigan, through financial grants and the cultivation of a collaborative community of Taubman Scholars.
These clinician-scientists treat patients at Michigan Medicine, and concurrently direct laboratory teams that are working to combat a wide array of challenging conditions: childhood and adult cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, ALS, depression, vision loss, cardiovascular disease and much more.
Scholars also serve as advocates for research by mentoring junior faculty and medical students, serving in executive roles at Michigan Medicine and holding leadership positions in professional societies.
Collectively, they are responsible for initiating more than 100 human clinical trials of new therapies and treatments, and have published thousands of peer-reviewed papers in the most prestigious journals.