Dr. Talpaz comes to U-M from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he was a professor of medicine. His research interests include the study of leukemia and immunotherapy, which uses the immune system to fight cancer. He also treats patients with leukemia. Talpaz will continue his research, expanding the U-M Rogel Cancer Center's efforts in hematologic cancer. He will serve as professor of internal medicine at the U-M Medical School.