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Laura is a communications consultant with the Office of Strategic Communications. She brings 25 years of experience in communications, having worked with news media organizations, small businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations. She is a native Hoosier who recently moved back to Indiana from Florida, where she was editor of a lifestyle magazine serving the community of Estero, Florida.
Evansville has become a model for how to grow a health care community. In less than a decade, the region’s competing universities, major health systems and business leaders have united around a common vision and secured funding to open a world-class health sciences center in the heart of Southwest Indiana.
IU School of Medicine-Evansville has a brand new facility with state-of-the-art equipment and a mock clinic for medical students to practice patient encounters. The campus offers milder winters and a close-knit community where faculty, staff and peers are supportive. It's also home to the Southwest Indiana Internal Residency Program.
Associate Dean and Director of IU School of Medicine-Muncie Derron Bishop, PhD, is a connector—between the School of Medicine and its host campus, Ball State University, as well as collaborations with community partners and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Along with a close-knit community, the Muncie campus offers a "commute" that’s mere footsteps to the hospital and amenities at Ball State. Plus, there's a mansion to accommodate rotating medical students.
50 years of medical education in Muncie: Members of the IU School of Medicine Class of 1987 studied together on the Muncie regional campus, returned to their hometown to practice after residency training, and continue to improve health care outcomes in East Central Indiana. Their story exemplifies the success of the statewide system for medical education established by the Indiana State Legislature in 1971.
IU School of Medicine Neurology Department Chair Laurie Gutmann, MD, learned early to stand proud as the only woman on the team. She shares a love of medicine, running and Star Wars with her dad, Lud Gutmann, MD, who still practices neurology at age 88.
Antwione Haywood, PhD, assistant dean for medical student education at IU School of Medicine, employs a "beginner's mindset," drawing upon his life experiences and wellness training to help medical students navigate their educational paths and all other aspects of their lives, encouraging holistic growth.
More than 40 percent of the IU School of Medicine Class of 2021 is going into primary care specialties, filling a great need. Learn about the career aspirations of six 2021 graduates who are dedicated to practicing primary care in Indiana's medically underserved communities.
Take a look at the history of medical training in Northwest Indiana and explore the current vision for IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, located on the campus of Indiana University Northwest (IUN), as IU School of Medicine commemorates the 50th anniversary of its statewide system for medical education.
Medical students and alumni of Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary say training on this campus just 25 miles from Chicago and right next to the Lake Michigan shoreline blends big-city amenities with small-town feel, offering experiences to engage with diverse populations while forming lifelong friendships.
IU School of Medicine Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs Tatiana Foroud, PhD, has spent much of her career using statistical methods to discover the genes that are significant to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.