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Laura Gates

Laura is a senior writer with the Office of Strategic Communications. A native Hoosier, she has 25 years of experience in communications, having worked with newspapers and other media organizations in Indiana and Florida, along with small businesses, community groups and non-profit organizations. Before joining IU School of Medicine in January 2020, she was editor-in-chief of a lifestyle magazine serving the community of Estero, Florida.

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Diversity needed: IU School of Medicine graduate seeks to change demographics in medicine's least diverse specialty

Class of 2022 graduate Uchechukwu Emili is among five female IU School of Medicine students who matched into orthopedic surgery residency programs. As she begins her training in medicine's least diverse specialty, she is not intimidated.

Laura Gates  |  May 09, 2022

PhD graduate aims to work as science policy analyst

In high school, Alyson Essex was told to leave science to the boys. Now she is graduating with a PhD in cell biology and anatomy from IU School of Medicine with sights to become a science policy analyst.

Laura Gates  |  May 09, 2022

Moms in Medicine

IU School of Medicine has many outstanding MD and PhD moms who achieve excellence in both career and family life. It isn’t always easy, but they manage with grace—and plenty of support. Here are some lessons learned from moms in medicine.

Laura Gates  |  May 05, 2022

Terre Haute medical students pursue personalized learning, supported by involved faculty

The first eight medical students started at IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute in 1971. The idea was to train new physicians on regional campuses throughout the state and keep them there to practice. And it’s working.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 28, 2022

IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute: Training the next generation of rural physicians

In 1971, the first eight medical students started at IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute. Today two-thirds of Terre Haute's medical students are on the rural health track—unique to this campus.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 27, 2022

2022 Physician Mentor of the Year encourages Fort Wayne medical students: ‘You’ll make it’

Fort Wayne anesthesiologist Michael Yurkanin, MD, has been named IU School of Medicine’s 2022 Physician Mentor of the Year. 

Laura Gates  |  Apr 20, 2022

Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony signifies transition to clinical education

On April 18, 2022, members of the Indiana University School of Medicine Class of 2024 ceremonially received their white coats, signifying the transition to hands-on learning in the clinical setting where students will interact directly with patients.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 19, 2022

IU School of Medicine-South Bend: Developing justice-minded physician leaders

South Bend medical students are passionate about equity, social justice, service and climate health. 

Laura Gates  |  Mar 30, 2022

IU School of Medicine-South Bend boasts history of innovation in medical education

IU School of Medicine-South Bend's list of “firsts” includes piloting a statewide medical education expansion, becoming the first regional campus to offer the full MD curricular experience, and opening the first student-led community outreach clinic on a regional campus.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 29, 2022

Historical marker at IUPUI honors IU School of Medicine's first female faculty member

A historical marker honoring Amelia Keller, MD, is being installed at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library on the IUPUI campus. A women's rights advocate, Keller became the first female faculty member at IU School of Medicine in 1908.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 28, 2022