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Fundraiser Benefits Young Doctor Scientists at the Taubman Inst. @ U of M

Event will celebrate the creative connection of artists and scientists, and features artist Ethan Daniel Davison

Detroit’s hot new nightclub Populux will host “Cures Are an Art Form,” an innovative benefit party being staged May 12 on behalf of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute.

Detroit-area native Ethan Daniel Davidson and other musical performers will entertain and the event will feature a festive selection of beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Cutting-edge young doctor-scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School will be on hand to discuss their latest discoveries, many of which are funded by the Taubman Institute at U-M.

For the second year in a row, they have teamed up with painters, sculptors, jewelers and other creative virtuosos for mind-bending conversations about the intersection of discovery and creativity in their respective fields.

The resulting one-of-a-kind creations will be auctioned off two days later on May 14 at ticketed gala at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

But supporters can take a sneak peak at some of the art pieces – in media ranging from oils to textiles to plastics — and mingle with the artists and scientists at “Cures are An Art Form.”

Proceeds from “Cures Are an Art Form” and the upcoming May 14 fundraising auction at the DIA (open to ticketed guests only) will finance more of the Taubman Institute’s Emerging Scholars grants.

Aimed at launching the laboratories of U-M’s best and brightest young doctor-scientists, these grants of $50,000 per year for three years help fuel the next generation of medical breakthroughs.

In just a few short years, Taubman Emerging Scholars have initiated nine human clinical trials of new treatments in fields ranging from cancer to inflammatory diseases. With 16 Emerging Scholars now being supported – and two dozen more worthy candidates vetted and ready for funding – it’s a program that aims for, and achieves, fast results.


Final CAAAF Event Poster


Cures are An Art Form

Location: Populux, 4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit (inside the Majestic Theater complex)

Door time: 6 p.m.

Open bar (beer & wine) 6-8 p.m.

Cash bar 8-10 p.m.

Light refreshments served

Entertainment by Ethan Daniel Davidson and others

Tickets: $50  ~ Purchase via ticketweb

To view a video about the Emerging Scholars Program, click here. 

For more information about tickets to the gala and fine art auction to be held May 14, visit


Tatiana Grant
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