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Meet the team: Mustufa Shaiek

Written by Mustufa Shaiek My name is Mustufa Shaikh, and I am 25 years old. I recently graduated from IUPUI in 2017.During my undergraduate program, I studied biology. In that time, I worked in a histology lab studying the...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: January 22, 2020

Until the Next Foreign Body: Recognizing Excellence at all Levels

Written by Dr. Gregory M. Taylor, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency MedicineWhen excellence in medicine is demonstrated, it should be recognized at all levels. Oftentimes members of our staff do not get the shout-out they deserve. We...

By:Emmy Schram On: January 21, 2020

Meet the team: Paulina Medina

Written by Paulina Medina Hello, everyone! My name is Paulina Medina, and I am a junior majoring in Health and Human Sciences with a minor in Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.Aside from academics, I am involved...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: January 17, 2020

Meet Your 2020 IU School of Medicine Statewide Wellness Coalition Leaders

The Statewide Wellness Coalition is run by an amazing group of students from across the state.  The executive team consists of one chairperson, the VP of Wellness (who also sits on the MSC board), vice presidents for all 8...

By:Kristen Heath On: January 16, 2020

Tacos, ice cream and a side of gestational diabetes

The story of how my pancreas couldn’t keep up with my baby “Why are you getting tested for that? You’re not overweight. There’s no way you have it.”This conversation with my mom when I...

By:Christina Griffiths On: January 16, 2020

Alvaro Tori, MD, on a mission to advance cultural competence and humility in medicine

Alvaro Tori, MD, recently named associate dean of diversity affairs for IU School of Medicine Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity is passionate about making health care more inclusive and culturally competent. As a Latino immigrant and member...

By:Nikki Livingston On: January 15, 2020

Match Day 2019: Welcoming New IUEM Fellows

We’re excited to announce the new IUEM cohort of fellows who will start with us this summer! It’s clear that we have recruited outstanding individuals. Hats off to all of our fellowship directors and Kris Powell,...

By:Emmy Schram On: January 15, 2020

IU School of Medicine trauma surgeon brings comfort to patients through quilting

For many people, quilts are synonymous with comfort. They may serve as a reminder of a parent or grandparent who gave them one as a child. Or perhaps, they simply are a colorful source of warmth.Sometimes, that...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: January 15, 2020

Meet the team: Stephen Mendenhall

Written by Stephen Mendenhall My name is Stephen Mendenhall. I am a fifth-year neurosurgery resident interested in spine surgery.I joined Dr. Kacena's lab in June 2019 for a year of research that is included in my residency training....

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: January 14, 2020

Meet the team: Bianca Osuna

Written by Bianca Osuna My name is Bianca Osuna.I am in my junior year at IUPUI studying neuroscience and psychology and am pursuing a career in the medical field. I am a Life and Health Sciences intern...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: January 10, 2020

2020 Wellness Coalition at IU School of Medicine: Introduction and Updates

Read more about the origins, updates and exciting events you can participate in through the Wellness Coalition at IU School of Medicine.Origins:The IU School of Medicine Wellness Coalition (WC) started in the Fall of 2018.  The group...

By:Kristen Heath On: January 10, 2020

Meet Our Residency Advocacy Track Co-Chairs: Audrey Bickel and Nicole Novotny

Have you ever wondered what additional opportunities are available to Emergency Medicine residents at Indiana University School of Medicine? The Emergency Medicine Residency program offers five separate, voluntary tracks which allow EM residents the chance to tailor their...

By:Emmy Schram On: January 9, 2020

Tori named associate dean for diversity affairs; related search underway

Alvaro Tori, MD, has been named associate dean for diversity affairs at IU School of Medicine. An assistant dean on the diversity team since 2014, Tori has led a broad scope of initiatives spanning all three pillars of IU...

By:Nikki Livingston On: January 9, 2020

In the Margins: Addressing provider attitudes

A woman goes to the emergency room because she’s experiencing abdominal pain. She’s nervous and terrified. She doesn’t want to be there but understands the importance of seeking out care when able. A doctor arrives...

By:Em Collins On: January 8, 2020

Wellness Update from Associate Dean and Chief Wellness Officer of IU School of Medicine & IU Health Physicians: Initial Experience and Vision for the Future

by Jennifer L. Hartwell, MD My first few months as Associate Dean of Wellness at Indiana University School of Medicine and Chief Wellness Officer of IU Health Physicians have been invigorating. During the first 90 days, I’ve had...

By: On: January 8, 2020

Child Development – Developmental tracking among childcare providers

Pediatrics Research Slide of the Month Title:  Developmental tracking among childcare providers Legend:  Even though 92% of childcare providers indicate it is important to track the development of children in their care using an objective checklist, only 60.14% reported doing...

By:Cristy James On: January 7, 2020

Advocating for ability rights: Angela Tomlin, PhD, and Stephan Viehweg, MSW, speak about their work

Angela Tomlin, PhD, and Stephan Viehweg, MSW, are motivated to transform health care access for people with disabilities. Both nationally and internationally renowned for their impact on health disparities, Tomlin and Viehweg work with patients and advocates to...

By:Madison Pershing On: January 7, 2020

Megan Palmer, PhD, speaks about her new role at FAPDD

This fall, Megan Palmer, PhD, stepped into the newly created role as the senior associate dean for IU School of Medicine Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity (FAPDD). Prior to this new role, Palmer served as the associate...

By:Madison Pershing On: January 7, 2020

EM Spotlight: Dr. Mark Liao, Emergency Medicine Faculty and Army Flight Surgeon

An otherwise healthy patient seeks medical care after experiencing nasal congestion, cough, sinus pressure and malaise - a patient seen often during every winter season. Most of the time, the patient will be prescribed with cold medicine to...

By:Emmy Schram On: January 2, 2020

In Their Words: The Health Research Outcomes IMPRS Track

The Health Research Outcomes (HRO) track within the Indiana University Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS) enables students to work in interdisciplinary teams of researchers, informaticians, statisticians and clinicians on projects aimed at improving health care...

By:Susanna Scott On: January 1, 2020

In Their Words: The Community Health and Education Partnerships IMPRS Track

The Community Health and Education Partnerships (CHEP) track within the Indiana University Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS) is aimed to connect students with teams of community and university partners to address issues affecting the well-being...

By:Susanna Scott On: January 1, 2020

Ophthalmology doubles research division  

The hiring of three new researchers in a matter of months has doubled the size of the basic and translational research division within the Department of Ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine.  In 2019, the department welcomed Padmanabhan ...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: December 31, 2019

Selling Yourself Using Your Personal Brand

If you are like me, you have read all of NetworkIN’s blogs on great tips for networking events. You know how to introduce yourself and have some great conversation starters ready to go! However, you struggle with...

By:Emily Atkinson On: December 27, 2019

Tracking Cognitive Bias in the ED: How Dr. Brian Wagers Works to Improve Patient Safety at Riley Hospital for Children

We’d like to congratulate Brian Wagers, MD, on his project, “Tracking Cognitive Bias to Improve Patient Safety” being named one of the “Top 5 Safety Interventions of 2019” by the Children’s Hospital Association. This project focused on identifying...

By:Emmy Schram On: December 23, 2019

Cultural challenges strengthen urology resident’s resolve

When Marcelo Barboza, MD was 18 years old, he traveled abroad for the first time, leaving his home in Brazil to live in Germany for a year.“It was out of my comfort zone,” Barboza said. “Imagine someone picks...

By:Christina Griffiths On: December 20, 2019

Vaping: In the News and Your Clinic

By: Becca Koenigsberg, DO, PGY1 Sarah Bauer, MD, pediatric pulmonary fellow Nadia Krupp, MD, associate professor of pediatricsKey points:There have been 2,409 hospitalized cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product-associated lung injury (EVALI) and 52 associated deaths reported to...

By:Ashley Wilson On: December 20, 2019

Clinical trial for a rare cancer keeps local educator, former athlete active

Demetrius “Dee” Dowler was 31 years old when he was diagnosed with thymoma, a rare cancer of the thymus gland. There is no good time to be diagnosed with cancer but 2001 was a particularly busy time for Dowler, a...

By:Michael Schug On: December 20, 2019

Science and stanzas: IU researcher honors life’s little moments in poetry

You may not expect a poetry reading at a meeting full of scientists, but that’s what happened at this year’s annual American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) conference.There, Indiana University School of Medicine’...

By:Sara Buckallew On: December 20, 2019

Spreading “pawsitivity” during the holiday season

The holiday season can be a hectic time of year, but researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are sharing fun ways to increase positivity and lower stress. W. Graham Carlos, MD, who is a Bicentennial Professor at...

By:Anna Carrera On: December 20, 2019

EM Women’s Mentoring Event and Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange

Written by Dr. Julie Welch, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Director of Mentoring Training (ICTSI)We hosted our 13th Annual Holiday EM Women’s Mentoring Event on Dec 13 at the home of faculty member and super mentor Dr....

By:Emmy Schram On: December 19, 2019

Pediatric Community Advocacy Rotation – Care Mapping: Connecting with Our Essential Community Partners to Optimize Patient Care

By Elizabeth Kinsella, MD PGY-1, Categorical Pediatrics Resident Elizabeth Kinsella is a first-year resident in Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine with interests in primary care, hospitalist medicine, weight management, and advocacy.  -Blog originally submitted 7/22/19; patient info...

By:Holly Paauwe On: December 18, 2019

Ophthalmology clear-eyed in community outreach

The basement at Neighborhood Fellowship Church in Indianapolis is dark and timeworn. It’s easy to tell that over the years it’s played host to countless church activities: there are cafeteria-style tables folded up and pushed against...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: December 18, 2019

Ringside with Department of Surgery’s Alan Sawchuck

When people think of starting a fitness regiment, their minds usually first go to the typical gym image—running on treadmills, using elliptical machines and weightlifting.Sometimes thinking outside the box can be beneficial and help individuals maintain...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: December 17, 2019

‘Able to hear them, to see them’: Medical student draws on her personal experience with cancer to care for others

In the first month of the first year of medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Sandi Jones walked into a room where a patient with advanced cancer waited.“I was so nervous going into that room—...

By:Susanna Scott On: December 17, 2019

Thank You Frances M. Russell, MD: Clinical Ultrasound Division Chief, Mentor, Leader

At Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, we value the incredible work each and every one of our faculty does to further our mission. One such person we would like to recognize is Frances M....

By:Emmy Schram On: December 16, 2019

2020 Spring semester financial aid process

The 2020 Spring semester tuition and fees due date is Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. As long as the spring semester anticipated financial aid amounts exceed the Bursar billed amount, you do not need to do anything at this time. The students...

By:Susanna Scott On: December 16, 2019

Class of 2021 preferencing for critical care selective or advanced clinical elective

In addition to the core rotation requirements for the class of 2021, (Sub-Internship, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, and Transitions 3), students must also complete either one Critical Care Selective or Advanced Clinical Elective rotation during Phase 3.To compliment the Critical Care...

By:Susanna Scott On: December 16, 2019

Why participate in MedSTAR? Learn from past participants

The MedSTAR program provides clinical and translational research opportunities for IU School of Medicine medical students. We asked two former participants and Class of 2020 students about their experiences, Ani Yalamanchali and Ethan Steele.Can you share what research...

By:Susanna Scott On: December 16, 2019

Ophthalmology developing new diabetic eye care program 

A common side effect of a diabetic’s uncontrolled blood sugar is damage to the eyes.  The condition, called diabetic retinopathy, can lead to blindness and is one of the most common complications of diabetes. Approximately 4 million people...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: December 13, 2019

Christmas Traditions: Emergency Medicine Residents and the Angel Tree

Written by Carter Duggan, MD, Emergency Medicine Chief ResidentWith the holiday season upon us, the residents at Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine are engaging in all of the festivities. From Secret Santa exchanges...

By:Emmy Schram On: December 12, 2019

Class of 2022: Details for Mandatory Comprehensive Basic Science Exam (CBSE)

The Comprehensive Basic Science Exam (CBSE) will be on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at your campus. Please remember that this is a mandatory exam. All students are expected to be present on their campus...

By:Susanna Scott On: December 9, 2019

Meet Your New Vice President of Committee Affairs: Andrea Gonzalez

Andrea Gonzalez, who also serves as Vice President for the Class of 2022, shared her vision for serving as the new Vice President of Committee Affairs on Medical Student Council (MSC). Learn more about her platform here, and why...

By:Susanna Scott On: December 9, 2019

The “Controlled Chaos” of Emergency Medicine’s Disaster Day 2019

Written by Dr. Mark Liao, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency MedicineThe subway car slowly fills with smoke, as strobes scatter the light, illuminating multiple casualties laying on the ground screaming in pain. Springing into action, emergency medicine...

By:Emmy Schram On: December 9, 2019

Doctor driven by grandmother’s struggle

The struggle against a devastating disease can have a profound impact on the lives of loved ones.Greg Sachs, MD, professor of medicine and neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine and an investigator in the Regenstrief Institute...

By:Em Collins On: December 6, 2019

Women DO Belong in Academic Medicine

As a woman in academic medicine and a past president of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) the comments of Indiana University Professor Eric Rasmusen who tweeted the article “Are Women Destroying Academia? Probably” were difficult to...

By:Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber On: December 6, 2019

2019 Trustees’ Teaching Award Spotlight – Medical students share why they nominated award winners

Medical students value amazing teachers. One of the best ways medical students can highlight faculty excellence is by nominating professors for the Trustees’ Teaching Award. One 2019 recipient, James Williams, PhD, professor of anatomy and cell biology, was nominated...

By:Madison Pershing On: December 5, 2019

Online conferences: an alternative to on-site conference attendance? How does it affect our networking potential?

As a collective body of graduate students and postdocs, we can all agree that conference registration fees are expensive and there are no signs of a paradigm shift. I am still asking myself, why is this the case...

By:RAFIOU AGORO On: December 4, 2019

Congratulating Dr. Melanie Heniff: Exploring the Connection between Law and Medicine

In her new blog published on KevinMD, Dr. Melanie Heniff discusses the challenges that come along with her impressive workload as a full-time physician and part-time law student, and she explores how her interests in law have followed...

By:Emmy Schram On: December 4, 2019

“Wait a minute, you mean we can still do that?” Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment

In an interview with The New York Times, Carol Robles-Roman, the co-president of the ERA Coalition - and a lawyer - said, "Wait a minute, you mean we can still do that?" when told about the extraordinary action...

By:Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber On: December 2, 2019

Meet Rebekah Roll, New Vice President of Leadership for Medical Student Council

The Vice President of Leadership works closely with the president of Medical Student Council (MSC) to serve learners across the state and lead the annual Statewide Leadership Orientation Day. We asked Rebekah Roll a few questions to learn...

By:Susanna Scott On: December 2, 2019

Catching Up With the Indiana Poison Center

Blog written by: Dr. Kris Nanagas, Chief, Division of Medical ToxicologyIf you haven’t visited the Indiana Poison Center in a while, you might not even recognize it. We’ve had a busy year and have much...

By:Emmy Schram On: November 27, 2019

Providing care to patients, caregivers struggling with Alzheimer’s

Sophia Wang, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine, sat down to discuss some important topics surrounding Alzheimer’s disease, future research and the importance of caregivers seeking...

By:Em Collins On: November 26, 2019

Study: Molecule could be key in healing diabetic wounds

Researchers at Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering at Indiana University School of Medicine are looking to a molecule to help wound healing in patients with diabetes.Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: November 26, 2019

Critical Care Selectives and Phase 3 Town Hall Updates

Thank you to all who attended the Town Hall Meetings for Critical Care Selectives and Phase 3 Planning. Please see the slide decks and recorded presentations in the Class of 2021 Phase 3 RoadMAP on Canvas if you were unable to...

By:Susanna Scott On: November 25, 2019

Meet Your New Medical Student Council President

Megan Chiu, a third year medical student at the Bloomington campus, was recently elected to serve as the new president of Medical Student Council. This group of student leaders governs the IU School of Medicine student body and...

By:Susanna Scott On: November 25, 2019

Child Development – School and Home Behavior: Why Are They So Different?

By Maura L Rouse, PsyD, HSPP Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Development Problems at Home It is not uncommon for children’s behavior to vary in different environments; these differences are often...

By:Cristy James On: November 25, 2019

Celebrating the ISR/ECR: Drs. Gregory M. Taylor and Joseph I. Indiano in EP Monthly Article, “Pregnant? No Way!”

Did you know that nearly half of our faculty and advanced practice providers serve within the Indianapolis Suburban Region and the East Central Region? While our highlights commonly focus on Academic Health Center (AHC) faculty, we want to...

By:Emmy Schram On: November 25, 2019

Recap: An Evening for the Women Physicians of East Central Indiana

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) co-hosted “An Evening for the Women Physicians of East Central Indiana” on August 21 at IU School of Medicine—Muncie. Over thirty individuals were in attendance,...

By:Madison Pershing On: November 21, 2019

A Man of Many Hats – Brandon Dickey, MD

Like many volunteer faculty, Brandon Dickey, MD, wears many hats, fulfilling several teaching roles at Indiana University School of Medicine—Muncie and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. A native of Anderson, IN, Dickey completed his undergraduate degree at...

By:Madison Pershing On: November 21, 2019

10 tips for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers this holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, family members and caregivers of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias debate over what the best decisions are when making plans with family and friends. From traveling across the...

By:Em Collins On: November 21, 2019

Simulation is FUNdamental

Blog post co-authored by: Dr. Lauren Falvo Pictured from left to right: Dr. Rami Ahmed, Simulation Fellowship Director; Dr. Anna Bona, Simulation Fellow; Dr. Lauren Falvo, Simulation Fellow; Dr. Dylan Cooper, Director, Simulation Center at Fairbanks HallHalloween...

By:Emmy Schram On: November 20, 2019

Is Your Smart Watch Watching You?

The short answer is yes. Recently, The IU Center for Bioethics hosted a talk, given by Dr. Andrew Brightman, discussing the ethics of research involving wearable technologies. Dr. Brightman is a professor of Engineering Practice and Associate Head...

By:Katie Randall On: November 18, 2019

Dr. Angi Fiege Among IBJ’s 2019 Women of Influence Award Recipients

Congratulations to our own Dr. Angi Fiege for being named one of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence award recipients. IBJ recognizes a group of accomplished businesswomen every year who have “risen to the highest levels...

By:Emmy Schram On: November 15, 2019

Experts answer the internet’s most searched questions about Type 1 diabetes

Jamie Felton, MD; Heba Ismail, MD; and Jason Spaeth, PhD, all study and live with Type 1 diabetes. As experts on the topic, they've sat down to answer some of the internet's most searched questions about Type 1 diabetes:https://...

By:Sara Buckallew On: November 14, 2019

Moral Obligation of Immunizations in Pregnancy and Beyond

I would like to begin this post with a few statistics from the CDC:Statistic #1Pregnant women are twice as likely to be hospitalized if they contract influenza.Statistic #269% of reported whooping cough deaths occur in babies less...

By:Heather Anderson On: November 13, 2019

Trauma surgeons work with group to help reduce local youth violence

Violent crime is a prevalent public health issue in Marion County, Indiana. The county's homicide death rate per 100,000 people increased from 17.05 in 2017 to 17.69 in 2018, which is more than twice as high as the 2017 rates for Indiana, which is 7.2...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: November 8, 2019

NetworkIN: A personal perspective

Life is a journey. We stumble upon individuals that we do not plan to meet and interact with a host of different personalities along the way. Sometimes these connections end up being invaluable for our career development. As...

By:Bidisha (Eshaani) Mitra On: November 8, 2019

15th Anniversary of Miles for Myeloma

Forty-eight cyclists hit the road in October for the annual Miles for Myeloma ride. Rafat Abonour, MD, leader of the Precision Health Initiative multiple myeloma disease research team, first organized this event back in 2005 and has participated each...

By:Anna Carrera On: November 7, 2019

Comprehensive care after breast cancer surgery

Julie Neighbours was diagnosed with breast cancer on January 10. After treatment, she had surgery in June for a double mastectomy with a deep flap reconstruction. Surgeons used tissue from her abdomen for reconstruction and even though her breasts...

By:Anna Carrera On: November 6, 2019

Meet the team: Hanisha Bettina

Written by Hanisha BettinaMy name is Hanisha Battina and I am a sophomore at IUPUI this academic year. I am currently on the pre-medical track as a double major in biology and neuroscience along with a chemistry...

By:IU School of Medicine On: November 6, 2019

IU School of Medicine fellow helps deliver surgical care across the world

With the advancement of technology, people are more connected to the world than ever before. But even with all the connectivity and information out there, people often don’t stop to think about what someone else may be...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: November 4, 2019

IU School of Medicine transplant team hosts Transplant Matters

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Surgery Transplant Division held its ninth annual “Transplant Matters” celebration on October 24, 2019. The event allowed Jonathan A. Fridell, MD, a professor of surgery and transplant surgery division chief to recognize...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: November 1, 2019

IU researcher talks about close ties to Nobel winner

Indiana University School of Medicine’s Mircea Ivan, MD, PhD, has a strong connection to this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Dr. William Kaelin Jr. of Harvard University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Ivan...

By:Michael Schug On: November 1, 2019

Call of Duty: Q&A with Levi Funches Jr., MD

For Lieutenant Colonel Levi Funches Jr., MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, helping to address health care disparities among veterans in Indiana is personal. A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Army...

By:Madison Pershing On: November 1, 2019

In my eyes: Ushashi Dadwal

Written by Ushashi DadwalThe Space Coast attracts many travelers to watch a rocket weighing more than 100,000 pounds and sitting on a massive amount of liquid propellant to blast out of Earth’s atmosphere. Most of these people...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 30, 2019

Virtual-reality ophthalmoscope used to better train all IU medical students

New technology available to all Indiana University School of Medicine medical students should help professors better ensure future doctors properly understand the complexities of the eye and the diseases that can affect it.  IU School of Medicine recently...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: October 30, 2019

In the Margins: Shifting our view of health care

Story series begins with look at disparities in breast cancer research Pick up any book I own, and you’ll find countless notes in the margins of nearly every page. From cursive remarks stretching the length of chapters...

By:Em Collins On: October 30, 2019

Navigating your Alzheimer’s Risk: In Preparation or Peril?

Six months after I received the results of my online genetics test, I opened an email informing me that the company to whom I had previously sent my DNA recently tested to determine my risk factor for Alzheimer’...

By:Katie Randall On: October 28, 2019

IU School of Medicine researcher awarded Susan G. Komen grant

INDIANAPOLIS — A grant from Susan G. Komen will help bolster research at Indiana University School of Medicine aimed at addressing outcome disparities in African-American patients being treated for breast cancer.Bryan Schneider, MD, is the recipient of a $250,000...

By:Anna Carrera On: October 25, 2019

IU Professor and Colleagues Author Paper on Global Health Education

Indiana University’s global health track for medical residents is distinctive because it is interdisciplinary bringing together residents from various specialties such as medicine, pediatrics, and surgery on a quarterly basis to learn about and discuss various aspects...

By:Debbie Ungar On: October 24, 2019

Remembering Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD

Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD, whose passionate advocacy for diversity at IU School of Medicine helped create a more inclusive and welcoming environment, passed away on October 23 surrounded by her loved ones.  She will be remembered for her empathy,...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 24, 2019

Read all about it: Rodent research published

Written by Sue SamsonA new research paper authored by the Kacena lab about data collected during the Rodent Research spaceflight in 2017 has just been published in npj Microgravity and is entitled Skeletal adaptation in young male mice...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 23, 2019

Mind Body Medicine initiative benefits faculty, students and—one day—patients

Photo caption: IU School of Medicine faculty from across the state attended the Mind Body Medicine facilitator training, which was held at the West Baden Springs Hotel in September. The training was facilitated by Aviad Haramati, PhD, of...

By: On: October 18, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering

Subhadip Ghatak, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering. Ghatak grew up in India. After completing his bachelor's and Master’s degrees in physiology from University of Calcutta, Ghatak completed his...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: October 17, 2019

IU School of Medicine improving breast cancer surgery

After mastectomy surgery, women with breast cancer are faced with many types of scars.With every glance in the mirror, the physical scarring left after surgery serves as a constant reminder of their battle with the disease—creating...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: October 17, 2019

This headline is not OK!

On Monday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced three winners of the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer. It is only the second time in history that a woman has...

By:Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber On: October 16, 2019

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In the breast imaging reading room at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Stephanie Holz, MD, fellowship director for breast imaging in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine, sat down to discuss...

By:Em Collins On: October 16, 2019

In Their Words: Morgan Saiko-Blair, MS2, gives advice to students considering a Scholarly Concentration

Morgan Saiko-Blair is a second year medical student  participating in the Scholarly Concentration in Quality and Innovation in Health Care in Evansville.Why did you pick your Scholarly Concentration, and describe your project?I picked my Scholarly Concentration (...

By: On: October 16, 2019

Cultural Competency in Medical Research

 Cultural Competency in Medical Research In order to understand cultural competency, we should first come to some agreement on a definition. Unfortunately, there is no single, easy to express, definition.  It is of primary importance to realize...

By:Heather Anderson On: October 16, 2019

From My Eyes: Rachel Blosser

Written by Rachel BlosserHonestly, it’s hard to believe that the launch is over. When I started working in Dr. Kacena’s lab back in January 2018, I was interested and excited to hear my lab mates talk...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 16, 2019

Wells Center recognizes scientists with Translational Awards

Four scientists at the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research received Translational Awards from the center to help fund their promising projects. Impact of tau-mediated acute brain injury on long-term neurocognitive impairment in severe malaria Dibya Datta,...

By:Sara Buckallew On: October 15, 2019

Javier Sevilla-Martir, MD, honored for community impact

Javier Sevilla-Martir, MD, was recently awarded the 2019 Outstanding Community Engagement Award by the Indiana University School of Medicine Faculty Community Relations Committee. His concern for people continues to motivate him and is what encouraged him to choose IU...

By:Nikki Livingston On: October 14, 2019

New director has mind for science, heart for learning

Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD, isn’t kidding when she calls herself a “lifelong learner.”For Evans-Molina, the newly appointed director of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD), this pursuit of knowledge has held true in 2019 with...

By:Sara Buckallew On: October 9, 2019

Community Medicine in Five: Q&A with Kevin Gebke, MD

One of IU School of Medicine’s seven strategic priorities is to improve population health in the Hoosier state. To this end, earlier this year, IU Health Physicians rolled out the Community Medicine initiative to recruit more specialists...

By: On: October 8, 2019

Fighting triple negative breast cancer with “I” and “U”

Meridian, Jeff, and Autumn Sobel signing the agreement establishing the Becky Sobel Breast Cancer Research Fund on what would have been Becky’s 50th Birthday. Beginning a lifelong friendship, Tony Chu and Jeff Sobel first met outside their...

By:Ryan Bowman On: October 7, 2019

Meet the Team: Ariane Zamarioli

Written by Ariane ZamarioliHello everyone! My name is Ariane Zamarioli and I come from Brazil. I was a visiting assistant professor in Dr. Kacena’s lab for six months from September 2018 through February 2019.I first met Dr....

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 7, 2019

In Their Words: IU School of Medicine Northwest-Gary Scholarly Concentration Participants Share Their Experience and Community Involvement

IU School of Medicine’s Scholarly Concentrations empower students to explore an area of interest that is beneficial to personal and professional growth without adding any time to the four-year MD curriculum. Students develop powerful relationships with mentors...

By: On: October 4, 2019

Meet the IU School of Medicine Ombuds

Ombuds? No, it’s not a new type of earbud. Or something that sprouts when planted. An ombuds is a designated person—an impartial third party—with whom to discuss concerns, complaints and issues in a safe environment....

By: On: October 4, 2019

8 Tips to Prepare for Networking Events

Whether you are already engaging in networking activities or are newly embarking on getting out there, below are 8 tips to help you optimize your next networking experience. Tip 1: Sign up for Events. Don’t just sign up for...

By:Rebecca Rivera On: October 3, 2019

IU School of Medicine designated center of excellence in Parkinson’s disease

Indiana University School of Medicine is one of three new institutions to be named Centers of Excellence by the Parkinson’s Foundation, joining a global network of 48 medical centers providing expert care to people with the disabling disease.“...

By:Glenda Shaw On: September 30, 2019

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