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Sonder Collins

Communications Coordinator

Having joined IU School of Medicine in 2016, Sonder uses a poetry and theatre background to help bridge the academic world with the creative. A graduate of University of Evansville, he works with faculty and academic staff to formulate unique, marketing ideas that engage the public with innovative research at IU School of Medicine. From writing stories on groundbreaking equipment to orchestrating digital marketing strategies, Sonder collaborates with experts across the school to help departments thrive in their marketing and communication ambitions.

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Radiologic and Imaging Sciences alumni return to campus 50 years after beginning their training

When it comes to education at Indiana University School of Medicine, it’s not just the training that can last a lifetime but also the connections that students make with their peers. Recently, the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Undergraduate Programs welcomed five alumni back to campus after nearly 50 years since their graduation from the program. 

Sonder Collins  |  Nov 16, 2021

The man behind the award

Yolanda Graham-Dotson and Matt Tharp were the first recipients of the John D. West Scholar Award, named after a colleague and friend who transformed countless lives and made all who knew him want to smile just as big.

Sonder Collins  |  Jul 20, 2021

In the Margins: Alzheimer's and LGBTQ+ Adults

For the first time, the United States is able to witness one of the first generations of publicly “out” LGBTQ+ elders. For decades, these individuals have experienced insurmountable stigma and hindrances in receiving fundamental rights. Many grew up before Stonewall or when it was still considered illegal to be gay. Some were activists in large cities as others lived quietly in small, rural towns; however, the amount of prejudice they all witnessed can still be felt rippling through time, not least of which when accessing care

Sonder Collins  |  Dec 21, 2020

Retired radiology residency leader a lifelong learner

Since her arrival to the school in 1977, Lois Shuman has seen every corner of the department transform and she’s played a vital role in its successes.

Sonder Collins  |  Oct 20, 2020

Could the eye be a detector for Alzheimer’s disease? Shannon Risacher responds.

While experts at Indiana University School of Medicine pursue research that could lead to effective treatment, the researchers at the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center also aim to discover new methods for screening at-risk older adults for early symptoms of the disease. 

Sonder Collins  |  Aug 25, 2020

More than just 1s and 0s: IT staff keeps school community connected during COVID-19

As so many throughout the school’s nine campuses provide support and leadership during this unprecedented time, one team has enabled thousands to remain connected. 

Sonder Collins  |  Jun 10, 2020

Bridging the gap between primary care and mental health

Currently, Indiana ranks 48th in the U.S. in availability of child psychiatrists. The Indiana Behavioral Health Access Program for Youth gives local primary care providers guidance from psychiatric specialists to improve Hoosier families' access to pediatric behavioral health.

Sonder Collins  |  May 08, 2020

Testing positive: A radiology resident’s perspective on recovering from COVID-19

Second-year radiology resident Korbin Davis, MD, was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. He answered some questions about his experience with symptoms, quarantine and how to maintain emotional well-being during a pandemic.

Sonder Collins  |  Apr 13, 2020

In the Margins: Addressing provider attitudes

A woman goes to the emergency room because she’s experiencing abdominal pain. She’s nervous and terrified. She doesn’t want to be there but understands the importance of seeking out care when able. A doctor arrives at her bedside to ask some routine questions. “Are you pregnant?” “No.” “Are you sure?” “Yes.” “Let’s do a pregnancy […]

Sonder Collins  |  Jan 08, 2020