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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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Understanding bias in medical imaging AI

Experts at Indiana University participated in a nationwide effort to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can accurately identify self-reported race through medical images.

Sonder Collins  |  May 16, 2022

Researchers explore the connection between endothelial cell dysfunction and delirium

Researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine received a grant from the National Institute on Aging to explore an area of the COVID-19 pandemic that connects endothelial cell dysfunction with patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) who develop delirium.

Sonder Collins  |  Feb 21, 2022

Hoosier couple dedicated to promoting importance of research in underrepresented communities

One of the priorities of the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (IADRC) at Indiana University School of Medicine is to connect with diverse communities who are at higher risk for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Husband and wife duo, Ralph and Mollie Richards, have been leaders in this crucial mission. 

Sonder Collins  |  Jan 10, 2022

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