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Ben Middelkamp

Ben Middelkamp is a communications coordinator for Indiana University School of Medicine, where he supports Stark Neurosciences Research Institute and the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Before joining the Office of Strategic Communications in December 2019, Ben spent nearly six years as a newspaper reporter in two Indiana cities. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Convergent Journalism from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014, Ben enjoys translating his background in journalism to the communications and marketing needs of the school and its physicians and researchers.

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Meet the new Otolaryngology residents

With the COVID-19 pandemic halting in-person interviews, this year’s residency season was unlike any other. However, the four newly matched medical students say the tight-knit and supportive environment of the Department of Otolaryngology at IU School of Medicine stood out. 

Ben Middelkamp  |  May 03, 2021

Otolaryngologists at IU research exposure risk of droplets and aerosols in clinical procedures during COVID-19

Faculty and residents in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine and scientists at Purdue University have collaborated on an ongoing study measuring the exposure risk of droplets and aerosols in the air during various otolaryngologic procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Apr 07, 2021

Stark Neurosciences adds to its research interests

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute recently formed three new research interest groups: ocular neurobiology, neurodevelopment and neuroimaging (in vivo). The more than 100 members of the institute—which include researchers from multiple departments at IU School of Medicine and IUPUI—can self-identify with one or more of the eight neuroscience-related research groups.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Mar 17, 2021

IU School of Medicine leads the way during Kids ENT Month

Pediatric otolaryngologists in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine are experts in surgical techniques that allow children to hear, speak, breathe, articulate speech and develop toward their full potential.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Feb 25, 2021

IU experts provide education on, treatment for thyroid disorders

Millions of Americans have a form of thyroid disease and don’t know. The thyroid— a butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower part of the neck—is crucial to how the body operates, producing hormones that regulate metabolism, body temperature and other organ functions.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Jan 22, 2021

Cognitive scientist celebrates half century at IU

David Pisoni, PhD, distinguished professor of psychological and brain sciences and chancellor's professor of cognitive science, is celebrating his 50th year at Indiana University in 2020. Pisoni has spent the past 28 of those years at the DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory, part of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Dec 17, 2020

Alzheimer's funding continues to grow at IU School of Medicine

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. Over the past several years, the amount of funding for Alzheimer’s disease research has grown significantly at IU School of Medicine. The school is ranked fifth in the U.S. for funding from the National Institute on Aging, the largest funding branch for Alzheimer’s disease research within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Many IU investigators who were awarded this funding belong to both Stark Neurosciences Research Institute and the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Nov 12, 2020

Department of Otolaryngology continues to expand

Two new faculty physicians have recently come aboard the fast-growing Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Oct 14, 2020

Alzheimer's Breakthrough Ride, led by IU School of Medicine researcher, marks 10-year anniversary

Bruce Lamb, PhD, executive director of Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at IU School of Medicine, spearheaded a cross-country bike ride to promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease and the need for research funding in 2010.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Sep 18, 2020

IU scientists compile review of inner ear, stem cell research

A group of researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine—who themselves have helped advance the understanding between pluripotent stem cells and inner ear research—have compiled a comprehensive review of how scientists have used stem cells to model and target inner ear disorders, providing an insight into its history and potential future therapies.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Aug 10, 2020