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Anna Carrera

Research Communications Manager

Anna Carrera is the research communications manager for Indiana University's Precision Health Initiative, IU School of Medicine and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. She joined the team in June 2019 after working as a TV news rep...

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Top 10 recipients of NIH funding for federal fiscal year 2019

Liana Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN, and Apoorva Sanjay Bharthur At Indiana University School of Medicine, the 2019 fiscal year set another record for NIH-funded research, with the school’s faculty attracting federal support for research targeting Alzheimer’s disease, pediatric health, global research and more. Here are the projects that were awarded the largest grants: 1. Longitudinal […]

Anna Carrera  |  Jan 28, 2020

Spreading “pawsitivity” during the holiday season

The holiday season can be a hectic time of year, but researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are sharing fun ways to increase positivity and lower stress. W. Graham Carlos, MD, who is a Bicentennial Professor at IU School of Medicine, says one way to do that is to spend some time with a four-legged […]

Anna Carrera  |  Dec 20, 2019

15th Anniversary of Miles for Myeloma

Forty-eight cyclists hit the road in October for the annual Miles for Myeloma ride. Rafat Abonour, MD, leader of the Precision Health Initiative multiple myeloma disease research team, first organized this event back in 2005 and has participated each year. Kendallville Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe proclaimed October 11 as “Miles for Myeloma 15th Anniversary Day” and gave Abonour […]

Anna Carrera  |  Nov 07, 2019

Comprehensive care after breast cancer surgery

Julie Neighbours was diagnosed with breast cancer on January 10. After treatment, she had surgery in June for a double mastectomy with a deep flap reconstruction. Surgeons used tissue from her abdomen for reconstruction and even though her breasts healed, her abdomen did not. Neighbours had to go back to the hospital when she got an […]

Anna Carrera  |  Nov 06, 2019

IU School of Medicine researcher awarded Susan G. Komen grant

INDIANAPOLIS — A grant from Susan G. Komen will help bolster research at Indiana University School of Medicine aimed at addressing outcome disparities in African-American patients being treated for breast cancer. Bryan Schneider, MD, is the recipient of a $250,000 Komen Breast Cancer Disparities Research Supplemental Grant, which will support his research on how genetic […]

Anna Carrera  |  Oct 25, 2019

Dozens of women receive “great blessing” of free health screenings

Women from around central Indiana received free health services during the first See, Test & Treat program in Indianapolis. The two-day event was organized by the Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (NCoE) at the Gennesaret Free Clinic location on Keystone Avenue near East New York Street. Indiana University School of Medicine […]

Anna Carrera  |  Sep 06, 2019

Free cancer screenings and cancer prevention education during first See, Test & Treat event in Indianapolis

This month, 48 women from around central Indiana received free health services with the help of the Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (NCoE). The center hosted the See, Test & Treat at the Gennesaret Free Clinic location on Keystone Avenue near East New York Street. Women who came there received a variety of health […]

Anna Carrera  |  Aug 30, 2019

Top 10 Largest NIH Grants Funding Research in 2018

At IU School of Medicine, 2018 was another record year for NIH-funded research, with the school’s faculty attracting federal support for research targeting genomic medicine, Alzheimer’s disease, pediatric health and more. Here are the projects that were awarded the largest grants: 1. Early Onset AD Consortium – the LEAD Study (LEADS) Amount: $7.3 million Principal […]

Anna Carrera  |  Jul 23, 2019

Helping cancer survivors get “back to life” after treatment with new wellness center

After finishing cancer treatments, many survivors do not know where to turn for guidance about their physical and mental health. The Indiana Cancer Wellness Center is a one-stop-shop for guidance about nutrition, fitness, wellness and other services that people wouldn’t be able to get at a hospital. Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine and […]

Anna Carrera  |  Jul 18, 2019

First patient to try FDA-approved drug for amyloidosis is thankful

​More than a decade has passed since Terry Baker first noticed signs of amyloidosis. Back in 2008, his toes tingled and felt swollen. He says it felt like he was walking on pins and needles. These symptoms were indicators that he could have the same genetic condition his mother had, so he set an appointment […]

Anna Carrera  |  Jul 02, 2019