Distinguished Scientist Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D.
Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D.
The Distinguished Scientist Award
The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists in the country during the past five years.
- Name: Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D.
- Title: Associate professor, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, College of Medicine
- Joined UNMC: February 2007
- Hometown: Mount Hope, Kan.
The goal of my research is to understand how arthritis and arthritis treatments affect people over time and how best to measure this impact.
My research will make a difference because:
I manage large observational registries where patients voice their many experiences. From these voices I learn and share with the medical community to improve care for patients with arthritis now and for those in years to come.
The best career advice I've ever been given is:
"Assume your research is wrong, then figure out where and how until you can't."
Three things you may not know about me:
- I've been in two documentaries, "Echoes from the Ancients" (1998) and "Rabbit Fever" (2010).
- I was elected to lead student body governments at both my undergrad and graduate universities.
- I love to play board games and launched Spielbound, a local nonprofit that strives to educate, engage, and create community through board games.