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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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IU School of Medicine researcher answers questions from parents about kids and COVID-19

James Wood, MD, a pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases, explains what doctors know today about the risk children face of getting and spreading the coronavirus and when vaccines might be available.

Anna Carrera  |  Mar 24, 2021

Bicentennial professor with COVID-19 ICU experience shares hopeful message

It’s been about a year since COVID-19 patients first flooded intensive care units (ICU) around Indiana. IU School of Medicine Bicentennial Professor W. Graham Carlos, MD, who also serves as the Eskenazi Health Chief of Medicine, spends most of his time in Eskenazi Health’s ICU and has watched several surges during the last few months.

Anna Carrera  |  Feb 11, 2021

Top 10 recipients of NIH funding for federal fiscal year 2020

At Indiana University School of Medicine, the 2020 fiscal year set another record for NIH-funded research, with the school’s faculty attracting federal support for research about Alzheimer’s disease, genomic-guided therapies, cancer research and more.

Anna Carrera  |  Feb 09, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine study leader and participants featured in BBC video

Cynthia Brown, MD, who leads the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study at the IU School of Medicine, is being featured in a new short-form documentary by BBC News. The video also includes study participants Joe Morris and Mia McLendon.

Anna Carrera  |  Jan 08, 2021

Participants in IU School of Medicine AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study come from many different backgrounds

A surgeon, IT worker and retired manufacturer are among the participants in the IU School of Medicine late stage clinical study of an investigational COVID-19 vaccine known as AZD1222. They spoke with members of the media during a virtual press conference, where lead researcher, Cynthia Brown, MD, also gave updates about progress made in the study so far. 

Anna Carrera  |  Dec 01, 2020

Four published studies add insights into goal of eliminating malaria in Kenya

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have contributed to four studies published in one journal, all related to their research, designed to eliminate malaria in the Eastern Africa country of Kenya. These studies involved about 8,000 people over ten-years, looking at how insecticide-treated bed nets impact disease transmission, tracking disease hotspots, and analyzing antibody profiles against disease in participants over time. 

Anna Carrera  |  Nov 30, 2020

IU School of Medicine recruits distinguished gene therapy expert through INCITE program

Indiana University School of Medicine is pleased to welcome new faculty member, Weidong Xiao, PhD, a world-renowned authority in gene therapy. Xiao’s expertise includes the development of a molecular tool for the transfer of genes called adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors.

Anna Carrera  |  Oct 20, 2020

2020 Showalter Scholars selected

The 2020 Showalter Scholars were announced during a virtual event on September 29. The program was created to support faculty whose scientific expertise and productivity have resulted in significant contributions to the IU School of Medicine and the greater research community.

Anna Carrera  |  Oct 14, 2020

Testing treatments for COVID-19

Samir Gupta, MD, has been leading two clinical studies involving remdesivir, an anti-viral drug, to treat patients in Indiana with COVID-19. 

Anna Carrera  |  Jun 11, 2020

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