Distinguished Scientist Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D.

January 11, 2017

Image with caption: Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D.

Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2016 Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.

The Distinguished Scientist Award

The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC 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.

Research focus:
Rheumatoid arthritis

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.


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Pat Hein
January 14, 2017 at 9:16 AM

We're proud of you, Kaleb

Kusum Kharbanda
January 14, 2017 at 9:06 AM


Zella Sanner
January 14, 2017 at 12:20 AM

from Zella Sanner -Congratulations Kaleb,so proud of you! XOs

Cathy Bitter
January 13, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Woohoo Way to go Kaleb!!!!!

George & Mary Dick
January 12, 2017 at 10:17 PM

Way to go Kaleb! George and I are really proud of you! Congratulations!!

Mary Benson
January 12, 2017 at 6:17 PM

Congratulations Kaleb and we citizens of Mount Hope, Kansas are so very proud of you and for you:-)