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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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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

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