Dear Friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer! Can you believe we are already nearing the end of August? Students are arriving back in Ann Arbor, and the football schedule is already a hot topic.

It has been an exciting and busy summer. The University of Michigan generously presented me with its top honor, the Distinguished University Professorship, this month. I can now add “James W. Albers Distinguished Professor of Neurology” to my signature, in tribute to my longtime friend and mentor.

I was not alone being honored. The American Neurological Association announced that Rose C. and Nathan L. Milstein Family Emerging Scholar Stephanie Eid, Ph.D., will receive the Wolfe Neuropathy Research Prize at its annual meeting this October. Please join me in congratulating her. This is the top neuropathy award in the country! You can read about Dr. Eid’s wonderful work on our website.

One of the things I look most forward to each summer is working with the college students in my research laboratory who are selected for the Tauber Family Student Internship program, generously funded by two close friends and supporters, Joel and Shelley Tauber. Over the years, these interns’ research contributions have led to an incredible 40 journal citations. Even more heartwarming, 21 of them have gone to medical school. Thank you, Tauber Family, for making this next generation of medical leaders possible!

Keep scrolling down to learn about a podcast, two important publications, and more educational media. The work of the NeuroNetwork definitely heated up this season (couldn’t resist the pun).

There is more exciting news on the horizon this fall, which we will report in September.

As always, please feel free to contact me if there is anything I can do for you or your loved ones.



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