Neurologist Mahlon DeLong awarded Michigan's Taubman Prize
The University of Michigan has awarded Dr. Mahlon DeLong, faculty member in NS, the 2015 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science. DeLong will receive the $100,000 prize in recognition of his contributions to the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Dr. DeLong's research — spanning a 40-year career in medicine and science — identified the anatomical brain circuits involved in the clinical features of Parkinson's disease and a novel target for surgical intervention, the subthalamic nucleus. This is a portion of the basal ganglia — brain structures located deep in the brain.