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$1.8 million NIH grant funds IU researcher’s work on mobile compression device

An Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member is partnering with an Indiana medical technology company to test the effectiveness of a mobile compression device in preventing deep vein thrombosis—a risky post-surgery side effect of a knee...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: July 10, 2019

Travel, arrival at NASA

Bags packed, car loaded and plenty of snacks on board!The five team members driving to Kennedy Space Center left Indianapolis around midday Monday full of smiles and anticipation for the next couple of weeks.More than 15 hours...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: July 9, 2019

Recap of our media day

The Kacena Lab was a hub of activity Monday as local TV, radio and newspaper reporters stopped by for interviews about the cell study going into space.First job of the day was to tidy up around the...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: July 9, 2019

How in the World did Indiana University School of Medicine Faculty Travel from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis in 1908?

By: Richard L. Schreiner, MD, Edwin L. Gresham Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine; Retired Chairman, Department of Pediatrics; Chairman, Riley Hospital Historic Preservation Committee; Retired Physician-in-Chief, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and...

By:Ashley Wilson On: July 8, 2019

Travel plans

Written by Sue Samson The Kacena lab crew that will be participating in the research at Kennedy Space Center has been assembled and is now looking forward to the next phase of Cell Science-02 (that is the study’...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: July 5, 2019

Happy Birthday, America!

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."The entire Kacena...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: July 4, 2019

Catastrophe averted!

Written by Rachel Blosser As with many things in life, something potentially devastating seems to pop up at the most inopportune time.Last week while we were packing and shipping our supplies needed at Kennedy Space Center from...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: July 3, 2019

First patient to try FDA-approved drug for amyloidosis is thankful

​More than a decade has passed since Terry Baker first noticed signs of amyloidosis. Back in 2008, his toes tingled and felt swollen. He says it felt like he was walking on pins and needles. These symptoms were indicators...

By:Anna Carrera On: July 2, 2019

The science of shipping

Written by Sue Samson Surprisingly, there is even a science aspect to getting our research materials to Florida.Dr. Kacena’s studies are conducted at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, so moving all of the essentials...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: July 1, 2019

Researchers bring big ideas to national conference

More than 15,000 scientists and health care professionals gathered at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco earlier this month. Among them, investigators from the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD) shared novel data...

By:Sara Buckallew On: July 1, 2019

Bogdewic retirement prompts organizational changes

Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, announced changes to the school’s organizational structure intended to further promote a culture of wellness and respect.Effective July 1, Mental Health Services will become a unit of Faculty Affairs, Professional...

By:Karen Spataro On: June 27, 2019

Ballinger earns Career Development Award from ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation

Tarah Ballinger, MD, was named a recipient of the Career Development Award presented by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It was presented at the recent 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago.The...

By:Michael Schug On: June 27, 2019

Kacena Lab counting down for 2nd space launch

For the second time in as many years, an Indiana University School of Medicine professor and her team of researchers are preparing to take their experiment into outer space.Melissa Kacena, PhD, director of basic and translational research...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 27, 2019

Meet the team: Luke McVeigh

Written by Luke McVeigh Hello! My name is Luke McVeigh, and I am a first-year medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine.I am originally from Lansing, Michigan and attended the University of Notre Dame, where I...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 26, 2019

Pre-Launch preparations

Written by Melissa Kacena Monday, I finished a call with NASA in which we continued to work through the logistics associated with our upcoming launch.One of the many challenges we face will be that our team needs...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 25, 2019

IU researchers develop electric field-based dressing to help heal wound infections

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity.Work conducted in the laboratories of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, Chandan Sen, PhD...

By:IU School of Medicine On: June 25, 2019

Yoder joins Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering as Director Emeritus

A stalwart of Indiana University School of Medicine’s rich tradition of innovative excellence will be lending his expertise and experience to a group of scientists and researchers doing groundbreaking work in regenerative medicine.Mervin Yoder, MA, MD,...

By:Katie Duffey On: June 25, 2019

Meet the team: Sue Samson

Written by Sue Samson I’m Sue Samson, and I handle the administrative side of things for the Kacena lab. That makes me the behind-the-scenes person that (hopefully) keeps things running slickly.I’ve been with this group...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 20, 2019

Launch campaign set, countdown begins

Written by Melissa Kacena, PhD Yesterday we heard from NASA what the launch campaign will be for Space-X-18 and now we are on pre-flight countdown.The prime launch attempt (first launch attempt) is on July 21, 2019 at 19:34 EDT.July 22, 2019...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 19, 2019

WWII veteran retires from IU School of Medicine

Bill with his wife, Katie, and Bart LeFan. One of the oldest active Indiana University employees clocked out for the final time this week.At 96 years old and a World War II veteran, Bill Depres was honored for...

By:Em Collins On: June 17, 2019

Global Health Residents Selected

New residents from ten diverse specialties have been selected to join the Indiana University School of Medicine Interdepartmental Global Health Residency Track coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Global Health.The interdepartmental Global Health Residency Track is...

By:Debbie Ungar On: June 14, 2019

Urology faculty improving care for difficult reconstructive issues

As a urologist specializing in reconstructive urology, Matthew Mellon, MD, treats patients from all over the country dealing with conditions that can be deeply personal and private.“I often tell patients, ‘we will treat you like family,’ and...

By:Christina Griffiths On: June 14, 2019

Leader saying goodbye after 28 influential years at IU School of Medicine

There’s a floor-to-ceiling window behind the desk in Steve Bogdewic’s office.Through it he has a picturesque view of the IU School of Medicine campus. The tops of the buildings that fill the landscape are the...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 13, 2019

Pride in our LGBTQ health care leadership

I recently had the privilege of walking in the Indy Pride parade alongside Indiana University School of Medicine faculty, staff and learners. As we carried banners that read “Diversity is Vital” and “LGBTQ MD,” we were greeted by...

By:Jay L. Hess On: June 13, 2019

A million dreams for breast cancer at Vera Bradley event

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer continued its two decades of support for Indiana University School of Medicine’s breast cancer research program with a donation of more than $1 million at its annual charity golf outing on...

By:Karen Spataro On: June 13, 2019

Meet the team: Ushashi Dadwal

Written by Ushashi Dadwal Hi, everyone,I’m Ushashi Dadwal, a new postdoctoral appointee in Dr. Kacena’s lab.I received my PhD in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. For my dissertation work, I studied...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 12, 2019

Indiana University School of Medicine’s New Beginning: Fall of 1919

By: Richard L. Schreiner, MD, Edwin L. Gresham Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine; Retired Chairman, Department of Pediatrics; Chairman, Riley Hospital Historic Preservation Committee; Retired Physician-in-Chief, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and...

By:Susan Stanley On: June 12, 2019

Meet the team: Alex Brinker

Written by Alex Brinker Hello, everyone!My name is Alex Brinker.I recently graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from IUPUI with a focus in medicine. I have been working in Dr. Kacena’s lab since...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 10, 2019

IU to tag email from senders outside university

External Email Flagging feature is designed to protect against phishingTo protect against phishing scams, Indiana University will soon begin flagging all emails that come from addresses outside the university to prompt users to take a second look...

By:Karen Spataro On: June 10, 2019

Team passes Flight Readiness Review

Written by Melissa Kacena Yesterday, we had our Flight Readiness Review (FRR). This is a fairly formal, go/no-go review detailing the status of every aspect of our experiment from the science and the hardware to the software,...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 5, 2019

New Launch Date: Take 21?

Written by Melissa Kacena Yesterday from 1-2 pm Eastern Standard Time, I was on a conference call with NASA where for at least for 30 minutes we discussed how the modified launch date (July 18) impacts our delivery schedule and...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 4, 2019

IU School of Medicine research awarded military grant funding for wound dressing study

It may sound like something out of science fiction, using electrical fields to combat antibiotic-resistance bacteria. But for Indiana University School of Medicine professor of surgery Sashwati Roy, PhD it's a reality.Roy was recently awarded project funding...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: June 4, 2019

Meet the Team: Zach Gunderson

Written by Zach Gunderson  Hello everyone,My name is Zach Gunderson.  I am a first-year medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine. I completed my undergraduate studies in biochemistry and mathematics at Indiana University Bloomington.  It...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 3, 2019

Professing Peds: Michelle Williams

Professing Peds tells the story of the Department of Pediatrics. It brings life to the “who”—telling stories of the faculty, staff and students that make the Department of Pediatrics so strong. But, diving deeper, these stories tell...

By:Ashley Wilson On: June 3, 2019

IU study: Pharmacists could help in lowering risk of diabetic retinopathy

Pharmacists could play a key role in protecting patients with diabetes from a serious degenerative eye disease.A study conducted by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers found proof-of-concept that pharmacists’ help in management of diabetes can reduce...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: June 3, 2019

IU School of Medicine Student Awarded Fogarty Fellowship

As a little boy, Grant Callen had two dreams. He wanted to be President and he wanted to go to Africa.Inspired by the missionary experiences of fellow church members, as a small child he often told his...

By:Debbie Ungar On: May 31, 2019

IU Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative sheds new light on gestational diabetes

Faith Kuntz was glad her doctor tested her for gestational diabetes early when he noticed a significant weight gain during her pregnancy. For the 35-year-old patient, gestational diabetes wasn’t even on her radar.“Gestational diabetes, or diabetes...

By:Christine Drury On: May 30, 2019

Update: New launch date, new logistics

Written by Melissa Kacena, PhD We recently learned that the SpaceX-18 is being delayed 10 days, so our new target date is July 18, 2019.As you might imagine, there are a lot of changing schedules for everyone involved. We will...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 30, 2019

Tips for the first-year med school curriculum

Curious what to expect of Phase 1 Year 1 curriculum of medical school? The Orientation Committee put together some tips to help new students know what to expect!Also, if you’re a Class of 2023 student, be sure to check...

By:Whitney Walker On: May 30, 2019

Journey to student affairs: Meet Antwione Haywood, PhD

Assistant dean. Educator. Wellness coach. Antwione Haywood, PhD, has worn many hats since joining IU School of Medicine in 2014. Learn more about Haywood's journey to the school and why he loves working in student affairs. Tell us a...

By:Whitney Walker On: May 29, 2019

Memorial Day 2019

Written by Melissa Kacena, PhD Monday was a U.S. federal holiday, Memorial Day. It is a day to honor those that have died while serving in the military.As much of our bone healing studies for our...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 29, 2019

Combining medicine and student affairs: Meet Emily Walvoord, MD

Emily Walvoord, MD, became the associate dean for student affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2017. Since then, she's been a force on the student affairs team and as a physician mentor—with student success always at...

By:Whitney Walker On: May 29, 2019

Global Health Scholars Day Showcases International Efforts

The Indiana University Center for Global Health convened the first Global Health Scholars Day on May 2. The event featured poster presentations and the opportunity for those interested in global health throughout the university to network and share information.“...

By:Debbie Ungar On: May 29, 2019

Learn the value of service learning in medicine: Meet Niki Messmore, MS

Niki Messmore, MS, is the program director of community and civic engagement at Indiana University School of Medicine. Recognized nationally for her service leadership, Messmore works alongside students, faculty, staff, and community members to provide service learning and...

By:Whitney Walker On: May 29, 2019

A tough nut to crack: Researchers study ways to prevent peanut allergy

Found in everything from crackers and cookies to savory sauces, the peanut is one of America’s favorite foods. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most pervasive and life-threatening allergens, affecting millions of people around the world....

By:Sara Buckallew On: May 29, 2019

Meet the Class of 2023 Orientation Committee

Welcome to Indiana University School of Medicine, Class of 2023! Meet the Orientation Committee, a group of second-year medical students who are here to connect you with people and resources at the school before, during and after orientation this...

By:Whitney Walker On: May 28, 2019

Meet the team: Olatundun Awosanya

Written by Olatundun Awosanya (pictured above)  Hello all, my name is Olatundun Awosanya -- “Ola” for short.I am currently a junior at IUPUI majoring in chemistry. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 23, 2019

IU School of Medicine-led program inspires Columbus physician to open addiction treatment center

Last year, as a response to the opioid crisis impacting Indiana, the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine received funding through the federal 21st Century Cures Act and the Indiana Family and Social Services Agency (...

By:Em Collins On: May 23, 2019

Basketball star looks to become MVP surgeon

It has been quite a journey for Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Surgery resident Alison Bales, MD, from high school state champion to star college athlete to WNBA professional with the Indiana Fever, the Atlanta Dream,...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: May 22, 2019

Alumnus and wife open home to fourth-year medical students

If David Cusick, MD, were so inclined, he could write an enticing listing to post on Airbnb. Cozy bedroom available in a mid-rise condo in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop. Travelers are only a few steps...

By:Ryan Bowman On: May 22, 2019

Meet the Team: M.K. Deepa

Hi, I’m M.K. “Deepa,” and I’m a post-doctoral appointee in Dr. Kacena’s lab at Indiana University School of Medicine.I have been here since January 2018 and feel privileged to work with this team. I...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 21, 2019

Wellness Tip of the Week: Mindfulness is not just for Meditation!

Wellness Tip: Mindfulness is not just for Meditation! Try it for your exercise routines this summer and see how your performance improves.Now that it's warm outside many of you are starting to rev up your workout routines....

By:Kristen Heath On: May 20, 2019

What it takes to become Physician Mentor of the Year

Caption: Medical student Areisa Peters with her physician mentor Dean Jay Hess, MD, PhDAt the spring physician mentor recognition celebration, Class of 2019 president, Kishan Shah, presented the Physician Mentor of the Year award to his own mentor:...

By:Emily Laughlin On: May 20, 2019

Fast facts: Top reasons to love all nine campuses

Have you ever wondered what makes each of IU School of Medicine’s nine campuses unique? Check out a few reasons why students love their campus.   Bloomington Located on Indiana University’s flagship campus in Bloomington—with dozens...

By:Whitney Walker On: May 20, 2019

“Follow my voice,” powerful words for Karen Roos, MD

If you walk past her office, you won’t just find an open door but an open heart as well.As the first Endowed Professor in the Department of Neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine, Karen Roos,...

By:Em Collins On: May 19, 2019

Meet the Team: Seungyup “Sunny” Sun

Written by Seungyup “Sunny” Sun My name is Seungyup “Sunny” Sun, and I am a first-year medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine.I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, where I majored...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 16, 2019

Child Development – Exciting Work Showcased at the LEND Poster Session

The full cohort of Leadership in Education for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) trainees filled the atrium of the Van Nuys Medical Science Building’s on April 26th for the LEND poster and networking session.Several disciplines were represented through...

By:Cristy James On: May 16, 2019

Graduate on unique journey as fiction writer and scientist

Graduation was a hectic time for many Indiana University School of Medicine students, including Emma Mills. Mills graduated this month with a PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology. Mills’ school career at IU School of Medicine has been...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: May 15, 2019

Tucker Edmonds focused on diversity and faculty development

Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS is using her expertise and experience to focus on professional development, career advancement and retention of underrepresented minority faculty.“Our focus is on faculty development for populations who are underrepresented in medicine,...

By:Christina Griffiths On: May 14, 2019

Meet the Team: Anthony Perugini

Written by Anthony Perugini (pictured above) My name is Anthony Perugini, and I am a Hoosier from Fort Wayne.I am an OMS-1 from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine and started working in Dr. Kacena’s lab...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 13, 2019

From patient to pediatrician: Graduate finds hope in hospitals

For Hayley Grzych, hospitals are a place for miracles. Miracles she’s seen—and lived firsthand. Born as a conjoined twin, Hayley underwent more than 40 surgeries as a child. These experiences led her to become a pediatric physician. “...

By:Whitney Walker On: May 13, 2019

Chuckstrong fuels cancer research at IU Simon Cancer Center

 You can support cancer research and the Chuckstrong campaign by making a donation to the Chuck and Tina Pagano Cancer Research Fund.Even though Chuck Pagano is now an NFL coach in another city, the lasting effects...

By:Michael Schug On: May 10, 2019

The home stretch: an away rotation in Toronto

The asteroid (6478) Gault emits plumes as it begins to disintegrate from prolonged exposure to sunlight.-------------------April was my last clinical rotation of medical school. I had set aside May for vacation/travel/moving to St Louis and...

By:Stefan Tarnawsky On: May 10, 2019

Meet the Team: Zack Campbell

Written by Zach Campbell (pictured above)  Hello, my name is Zack Campbell.I am a first year medical student at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis. I am a lifelong Hoosier and proud to have...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 9, 2019

Pediatric Critical Care Walkathon

By: Lisa Gundy, Practice Administrator for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine“My son was too young to remember his time in Pediatric Critical Care (although we as parents will never forget it). What George knows is that he was...

By:Ashley Wilson On: May 9, 2019

Medical Science student finds success in program built for helping disadvantaged students 

Disease can be so humbling.  Its introduction to the human body can leave even the strongest, most confident individual feeling uncertain and afraid. And that’s one of the reasons Aramis Smith wants to become a doctor.  He...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 9, 2019

Meet the Team: Rachel Blosser

Written by Rachel Blosser. She is pictured above (second from right) along with several project collaborators.  My name is Rachel Blosser, and have been the lab manager for Dr. Kacena’s research team since January 2018.I have a...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 7, 2019

Women Medical Students Said To Face Risk Of Sexual Misconduct.

Women Medical Students Said To Face Risk Of Sexual Misconduct. A recent story by in Bloomberg News (4/30) was not totally surprising and is part of the reason that Indiana University School of Medicine will become a signatory organization...

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

From sextuplet to surgeon: Dilley focuses on Hoosier health

Nearly 26 years ago, Julian Dilley was the last of his five siblings—the first set of surviving sextuplets born in the United States—to go home after being born prematurely. Now, he’s the first person in his...

By:Whitney Walker On: May 2, 2019

Meet the Team: Desiree Aririeri

Written by Desiree Aririeri (pictured above) My name is Desiree Aririeri.I am currently a sophomore at IUPUI, working toward a double major—a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in biology.I started...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 1, 2019

Dean Hess highlights initiatives to prepare healers, transform health and improve outcomes for Hoosiers

Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, updated the IU School of Medicine community about efforts to continuously strengthen the school’s research and education programs and to improve the health of the citizens of Indiana. His address –...

By:Karen Spataro On: May 1, 2019

Childhood illness inspires passion for discovery 

Adam Ferrari was going to be a personal trainer. At least that was the plan when he started his undergraduate work at the University of Southern Indiana. He enjoyed playing sports and being athletic, thus an exercise science...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: May 1, 2019

Early autism evaluation helps child ‘take off like a rocket ship’

Hunter Dodson’s mom noticed early on that something might be different about her son.He always seemed to be a few months behind other kids his age in reaching developmental milestones. As he grew, Sarah Dodson became...

By:Jenny Brown On: April 30, 2019

Fork in the road: Researchers discover unique pathway in autism research

It is often through collaboration where one finds some of the greatest research ideas and discoveries. At Indiana University School of Medicine, dozens of subject-matter experts currently use their unique skill sets and areas of interest to further...

By:Em Collins On: April 29, 2019

IU School of Medicine surgery resident honored with IUPUI award

Kyle Carpenter, MD, a resident with Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Surgery has been named as one of IUPUI’s Elite 50 of 2019. The Elite 50 recognizes IUPUI graduate and professional students for outstanding contributions to the campus...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: April 26, 2019

Welcome back: Kacena Lab preparing for space launch in July

Written by Melissa Kacena, PhD, a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine.It’s been a while since we posted a blog. The reason: the unpredictability of spaceflight and timing pressures....

By:IU School of Medicine On: April 26, 2019

Infertility expert answers common questions

It’s a condition that affects millions of couples, and can happen because of many different reasons. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, about 12 out of every 100 couples experience infertility.Infertility is defined...

By:Christina Griffiths On: April 26, 2019

IU School of Medicine faculty helps adult liver transplant program achieve 3rd rank in U.S.

Indiana University Health was ranked the third-best adult liver transplant program in the U.S. in 2018 based on transplant volume as well as patient outcomes. For Chandrashekhar A. Kubal, MD, PhD, associate professor of surgery at Indiana University...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: April 24, 2019

Historical Book of the Week: An Essay on Hysteria: Being an Analysis of Its Irregular and Aggravated Forms (1840)

The copy of Laycock’s publication available at IUPUI’s Ruth Lilly Medical Library. For an 1840 print, this book is remarkably well preserved throughout.  A Forgotten Pioneer By Blake T. Miller  From 1839-1840, a doctor named...

By:Jason Lilly On: April 23, 2019

Hoosier native joins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as guiding force

Away from the hospital duties, helping patients and meeting with his fellow physicians, John Dormans, MD, enjoys sailing.  It’s a pastime he picked up while living and working on the east coast, where he owned a home...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: April 22, 2019

Surgeon prescribes dance for improving health

With his contagious energy and positive attitude is right at home on the dance floor. With over 20 years of dance experience under his belt, he leads patients and staff through moves that merge his Greek culture and love...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: April 19, 2019

Child Development – Behavior Therapy 101

By Maura Rouse, PsyD Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child DevelopmentIf you're a parent, you can likely think of several "proud parenting moments.” Those times when your child is screaming in the...

By:Cristy James On: April 19, 2019

A life-work balance beyond surgery

Achieving a work-life balance can be difficult for anyone in a high paced, professional career. Now turn that dial up to 10, and you’ll have Nicholas Zyromski’s reality. For the surgeon, educator, musician, husband, and father of...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: April 18, 2019

Annual Riley Conference: Driving the Future of Child Health, One Patient at a Time

By: Dorota Szczepaniak, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division Chief of General & Community Pediatrics, Medical Director of Riley Outpatient Services for the Department of PediatricsEvery spring, as flu season is coming to an end and...

By:Ashley Wilson On: April 18, 2019

Exams and eyewear keep women’s eyes safe, IU School of Medicine doctors say

Women are at greater risk than men of suffering from degenerative eye diseases or blindness in their lifetime. In fact, 66 percent of blindness and visual impairment in the U.S. occurs in women, according to the National Eye...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: April 18, 2019

Vaccination, awareness key to preventing HPV-related oral cancer

Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. While it causes few symptoms on its own, it is linked to several forms of cancer—in fact, the National Cancer Institute...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: April 17, 2019

A Conversation with HANDS in Autism director, Naomi Swiezy

During Autism Awareness Month, the public has an opportunity to learn more about this developmental disorder and how it impacts lives, specifically here in Indiana. Since 2004, the HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center has provided innovative...

By:Em Collins On: April 16, 2019

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake: An Every Year Tradition in May for Indiana University School of Medicine Medical Alumni Weekends Since 1947

By: Karen Bruner Stroup, Riley Hospital Historic Preservation CommitteeI like strawberry shortcake.  I especially like the old-fashioned strawberry shortcake served up to generations of alumni and faculty since 1947 at annual Indiana University School of Medicine Medical Alumni...

By:Ashley Wilson On: April 16, 2019

Visiting professor brings expertise to IU School of Medicine

Frank Papay, MD, brought his expertise to Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Surgery to present for its Grand Rounds as a visiting professor for the John J. Coleman lecture.Papay is the chair of the Dermatology...

By:Marco Gutierrez On: April 16, 2019

Space Suits and Equity

Gender Equity has a long way to go!While it may seem like a small thing, not having a bullet proof vest that fits, surgical instruments that don't fit your hand, scrubs that never seem to fit, reaching...

By:Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber On: April 10, 2019

IU School of Medicine study shows plants could hold secret for treating common eye diseases

Chemical compounds found in plants could hold the answer to treating an array of blindness-causing ocular disorders, a collaborative study by Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom found.   Scientists from...

By:Caitlin VanOverberghe On: April 10, 2019

Book encourages women to grab science spotlight

More women are seizing careers in academic medicine than ever before. With it, they bring a new set of skills that could change the face of leadership in science. Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD, wants to help them make the...

By:Sara Buckallew On: April 9, 2019

Historical Book of the Week: A Treatise on the Diseases of the Chest and on Mediate Auscultation (1834)

Figures 1-4 from the Ruth Lilly Medical Library copy of A Treatise on the Diseases of the Chest, showing the anatomy of the early stethoscope, invented by Laennec in 1816. Laennec’s A Treatise on the Diseases of the...

By:Jason Lilly On: April 8, 2019

Pediatric Community Advocacy Rotation-A Walk in Their Shoes

Through the Community Pediatrics rotation, I have gotten to explore and participate in many different organizations throughout the month. I have spent a large portion of my time at the Julian Center, a center for survivors of domestic...

By:Helen Pruitt On: April 4, 2019

Pediatric Community Advocacy Rotation – Team Work Makes the Dream Work

We are taught in medicine early on about the idea of team-work. Teams in the hospital, in clinic, amongst our peers, but most of all the team-work it takes to take care of our patients. As I spend...

By:Rupal Joshi On: April 4, 2019

MSTP Office Hours: Dr. Johnathan Tune, PhD

"Dr. Tune for President" Johnathan Tune, PhD, is a name that is well-known and loved among first- and second-year graduate students. Following one of his lectures, it is not unusual to hear the phrase, “Dr. Tune for Class...

By:Hannah Kline On: April 3, 2019

AltPhD Interview Series with Brian O’Boyle

The AltPhD Interview Series features conversations with scientists who have successfully transitioned into a non-academic, a.k.a. an “alternative,” career. This series aims to highlight the skills and career moves that helped these scientists achieve their current...

By:Jenny Beebe On: April 2, 2019

Match Day 2019: Medical training gauntlet leads student to St. Louis

For most medical students, Match Day is the pinnacle of a rigorous four-year journey. But students in the highly selective Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) put in eight years before receiving the red envelope that reveals the next...

By:Sara Buckallew On: April 1, 2019

Historical Book of the Week: The Science and Art of Obstetrics (1886)

Image from George Spratt’s Obstetric Tables, 1833. A Medical Book Beyond its Time By BreShae StewartOne of the greatest contributions to the study of obstetrics is the book, The Science and Art of Obstetrics, written by Theophilus...

By:Jason Lilly On: March 29, 2019

“It’s not in their head. It’s a real disease.” Faculty hope to raise awareness about endometriosis

It’s a painful, chronic disease that affects millions of women worldwide, but many don’t even know they have it.“It’s a real disease and it’s important not to blow off their symptoms as being...

By:Christina Griffiths On: March 28, 2019

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