The Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science is awarded each year by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan to a non-UofM clinician-scientist who has transformed laboratory discoveries into successful clinical treatments for patients. I am delighted that the recipient of the 2014 Taubman Prize is Carl June, M.D., a physician-scientist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.
Dr. June will receive the award’s $100,000 prize for his development of a personalized treatment for leukemia using the patients’ own immune cells to fight the disease. Leukemia patients are in remission today thanks to this innovative work, which is a perfect example of what the Taubman Institute was created to promote and reward.
Congratulations, Dr. Carl. We look forward to welcoming you to Ann Arbor and hearing your keynote address at the Taubman Institute’s annual symposium on Oct. 10, 2014.
To learn more, please click here to read the Taubman Institute’s public announcement.