PNR&D director among Michigan’s “Influential Women”

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Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Program for Neurology Research & Discovery, is among the 100 most influential women in Michigan, according to a Crain’s Detroit Business special report.

The honorees include leaders in business, academia, nonprofits and public policy from across the state.

Feldman, a neurologist and leading ALS researcher, is the Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, as well as Director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan. Crain’s touts her research team’s oversight of Phase 2 U.S. Food and Drug Administration trials treating ALS patients with injections of embryonic human stem cells.

Another distinguished U-M executive, Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA,also was named by Crain’s.  Udow-Phillips directs U-M’s Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT). Crain’s highlights Udow-Phillips’ role in working with the state of Michigan and writing the winning grant for the 5-year, $110 million Michigan Primary Care Transformation demonstration project (MiPCT).

To read the full profiles of both women, or to view the full list of honorees, visit http://www.crainsdetroit.com/awards/mostinfluentialwomen/2016.