Dr. Kahlenberg Receives ACR Award of Distinction

J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD received the ACR Henry Kunkel Early Career Investigator Award which recognizes outstanding and promising independent contributions to basic, translational, or clinical research in the field of rheumatology. Read more.

Rheumatology Research Foundation Future Physician Scientist Award

Congratulations to Mitra Maz who was presented with the Rheumatology Research Foundation Future Physician Scientist Award at the American College of Rheumatology Convergence 2022.

Mitra Maz receives the Abraham Grant Award for Student Research in Rheumatology

Mitra Maz, Medical Scientist Training Program student and member of Dr. Kahlenberg's lab, receives the Abraham Grant Award for Student Research in Rheumatology.

Jacob Martens and Mitra Maz

Jacob Martens and Mitra Maz present their oral abstracts at the 2022 American Association of Immunologists Meeting.

In Lupus, 'Normal-Appearing' Skin Is Not Normal

Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg and team find that nonlesional lupus skin contributes to inflammatory education of myeloid cells and primes for cutaneous inflammation. Read more.

U-M Health to Co-Lead Creation of Ancestrally Diverse Single-Cell Skin Tissue Atlas

Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg helps to lead a national effort to build an open-source single-cell atlas for skin to explore ancestral differences in skin cell states across several populations. Read more.

Herman & Dorothy Miller Award for Innovative Immunology Research Recipient - Shannon Estadt

Shannon Estadt receives the Herman & Dorothy Miller Award for Innovative Immunology Research from the Graduate Program in Immunology.

MDS Resident Research Competition Awardee - Grace Hile, MD

Dr. Grace Hile was awarded first place prize in the Michigan Dermatological Society Resident Research Competition for her paper “Hippo signaling is a novel regulator of apoptosis and photosensitivity in lupus keratinocytes”. Dr. Hile will present her work during their annual meeting held virtually via zoom on May 22, 2021.

Underwood-Alger Scholarship Recipient - Jon Musai

Undergraduate student, Jon Musai, receives the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Underwood-Alger Scholarship. 

UROP 2020 Blue Ribbon Award

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) students, Tyson Moore and Jon Musai, were honored with the Blue Ribbon Award, given to students for having an exemplary capstone research poster and presentation. Read more.

Half of Lupus Rashes Harbor High Levels of Bacteria Responsible for Infections

The Kahlenberg Lab found that 50% of skin rashes in patients with lupus contained an abnormally high presence of staph. Read more.

Lupus Research Alliance Novel Research Grants Awarded

J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD is awarded a Lupus Research Alliance grant to study changes that occur in the skin when patients with lupus are exposed to ultraviolet light. Read more.

Recipients of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers Announced

Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg receives the PECASE, the nation’s highest honor bestowed to early career researchers. Read more.

Exploring New Treatments for Autoimmune Diseases

A new grant will allow Michigan Medicine researchers to explore personalized approaches to treating autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Read more.

Why Women Get Autoimmune Diseases Far More Often Than Men

Researchers cause a lupus-like disease in mice by amplifying the amount of a single “master regulator” factor - suggesting both a root cause for known differences between the sexes and a target for new treatments. Read more.

Skin’s Immune ‘Alarm’ May Explain Light-Induced Rashes in Lupus Patients

U-M researchers are studying an overabundant signaling protein tied to UV light sensitivity in patients with lupus. Read more.

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Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg receives the Lupus Foundation of America Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize. Read more.

Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg Named Edmund L. Dubois Memorial Lecturer

Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg named the Edmund L. Dubois Memorial Lecturer by the Rheumatology Research Foundation. Read more.