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Laura Gates

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.

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IU School of Medicine graduates filling need for primary care physicians in Indiana

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.

Laura Gates  |  May 06, 2021

50 years of improving medical education in Northwest Indiana

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.

Laura Gates  |  May 03, 2021

Medical students feel supported with familial experience at IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary

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.

Laura Gates  |  May 03, 2021

IU School of Medicine’s Foroud runs national biobank for Alzheimer’s researchers

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.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 09, 2021

Curiosity drives Apostolova's research in leading major Alzheimer's study at IU School of Medicine

Liana Apostolova’s intellectual curiosity has directed her research interests and driven a remarkable career in medicine. She leads IU School of Medicine’s top-funded research program supported by NIH, the Longitudinal Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Study (LEADS).

Laura Gates  |  Apr 09, 2021

Women scientists lead Alzheimer's research initiatives at IU School of Medicine

Women are leading significant efforts in the field of Alzheimer's disease, one of the critical areas of focus identified by IU School of Medicine leadership for developing expertise.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 09, 2021

IU School of Medicine-Bloomington boasts long history of medical training

Indiana University School of Medicine is commemorating the 50th anniversary of its statewide campus system for medical education. We look at the long history of medical training on the Bloomington campus and explore the current vision for IU School of Medicine-Bloomington that will help guide its next 50 years.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 26, 2021

Bloomington offers medical students college-town culture, endless educational pursuits

IU School of Medicine’s statewide campus system ensures all medical students receive the same high-quality MD curriculum while allowing them to explore unique opportunities on a regional campus. In Bloomington, a big draw is the college-town vibe and culture, along with the community’s picturesque hills and lakes.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 26, 2021

Howenstine lets 'core values' guide as she leads Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education

The Women in Leadership series celebrates the contributions of women who have emerged as strong leaders within IU School of Medicine. Michelle Howenstine, MD, leads Graduate Medical Education as well as Continuing Medical Education for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 04, 2021

Women lead key areas of IU School of Medicine's educational mission

Medical education leaders Michelle Howenstine, MD, Emily Walvoord, MD, and Maureen Harrington, PhD, share their experiences and advice for advancing in leadership while prioritizing wellness and achieving balance in their lives as part of the Women in Leadership series highlighting women who are helping IU School of Medicine fulfill its mission.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 04, 2021