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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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Precision Health pediatric sarcomas researchers share updates and goals with golfers at inaugural Tyler Trent charity outing

More than 140 golfers participated in the inaugural Tyler Trent Foundation “Tee Off for Tyler” Charity Golf Classic at the Bridgewater Club in Carmel. The event raised money for pediatric cancer research, including work being done by IU Precision Health Initiative pediatric sarcomas disease research team co-leaders, Jamie Renbarger, MD, and Karen Pollok, PhD.

Anna Carrera  |  Jul 12, 2021

Nationwide cystic fibrosis study led by two IU School of Medicine researchers launched

The IU School of Medicine researcher who led the school’s effort to test a COVID-19 vaccine is now co-leading a nationwide clinical trial about cystic fibrosis. Cynthia Brown, MD, has several years of experience with clinical trials, including a decade seeing and treating patients with cystic fibrosis. This latest study is the first of its kind, using a smartphone app to track cystic fibrosis outcomes. 

Anna Carrera  |  Jun 03, 2021

New publication shows insights about malaria and gut bacteria composition

An IU School of Medicine researcher and his colleagues have determined that human gut bacteria composition correlates with the severity of malaria in children through the use of samples from clinical studies performed in Uganda and animal models. Nathan Schmidt, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics at IU School of Medicine, is the senior author of this study, published this month in Cell Reports.

Anna Carrera  |  May 18, 2021

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