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Andrea Zeek

Senior Content and Media Strategist, IU Studios

Andrea promotes health sciences news and research at Indiana University. Want to interview an IU expert? Contact Andrea at 317-278-1703 or anzeek@iu.edu.

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Upgrade your research program with electronic lab notebooks

It’s a new year, and some are using the calendar change as motivation to improve aspects of their personal lives. Why not apply the same thinking to your research lab? As part of the IU School of Medicine’s lab modernization project, school leadership have begun a limited rollout of new resources and processes that focus […]

Andrea Zeek  |  Jan 22, 2019

Tyler Trent on the importance of research

Photo: On Dec. 19, 2018, IU School of Medicine faculty Jamie Renbarger, MD, leader of the Precision Health Initiative’s childhood sarcoma research team, and Karen Pollok, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics at the school, visited Tyler Trent to share how his donation is helping researchers gain a better understanding of his cancer. (Andrea Zeek/IU School of […]

Andrea Zeek  |  Jan 09, 2019

IU Precision Health Initiative recruits scientific leader in drug discovery

Alan Palkowitz is a new leader on the IU Precision Health Initiative research team. Indiana University Precision Health Initiative researchers have added an industry veteran in drug discovery to their increasingly impressive team of physician-scientists working to prevent and cure diseases prevalent in Indiana. Alan Palkowitz, PhD, is a new Visiting Research Professor in the […]

Andrea Zeek  |  Nov 08, 2018

Podcast: Of Zebrafish and Diabetes Research

Dr. Raghu Mirmira, director of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Disease at IU School of Medicine. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and in our latest podcast, IU School of Medicine Associate Dean for Research Mentoring Dr. Aaron E. Carroll is talking to Dr. Raghu Mirmira, director of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at IU School […]

Andrea Zeek  |  Nov 08, 2018

Watanabe Translational Research Prize Seeks Nominations

Photo: IU School of Medicine Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, with 2018 Watanabe Prize winner Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, at the 10th annual meeting of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Dr. Bennett is the physician-scientist behind the first gene therapy approved in the U.S. to target a disease (blindness) caused by mutations […]

Andrea Zeek  |  Oct 09, 2018

Podcast: What is Childhood Cancer, and How Do We Treat It?

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and in our latest podcast, Indiana University School of Medicine’s Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, professor of pediatrics and associate dean for research mentoring, is talking about the difference between how cancers behave in children and adults and how that informs treatment approaches. In this month’s episode, Carroll interviews […]

Andrea Zeek  |  Sep 06, 2018

3D Bioprinting: Eliminating the Wait for an Organ

Organs perform many functions essential to human life, but if they stop working, there aren’t many easy options to fix them. According to the latest data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, there are more than 110,000 people in the United States waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Each day, about 20 people die because a donor isn’t […]

Andrea Zeek  |  Sep 06, 2018

Tools to Take Your Research to the Next Level

Time. It’s one of the most precious resources an IU School of Medicine researcher has. That’s why school leadership want to make faculty aware of some of the resources available to help them optimize their research processes and overall laboratory environments, so they can get the most out of their research projects. “From grant writing […]

Andrea Zeek  |  May 17, 2018

Study Finds Potential Link Between Sense of Smell, Alzheimer’s Disease

By Eric Schoch Don’t panic! That sage advice, made famous years ago by writer Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, applies equally well now to those who might do some at-home smell testing and wonder what it means about the health of their brain. In a recent research report, Shannon L. Risacher, […]

Andrea Zeek  |  Jan 29, 2018

Top 10 Largest NIH Grants Funding Research in 2017

By Andrea Zeek and Emily McKnight At IU School of Medicine, 2017 was an exciting year for research and discovery, with faculty scientists and physicians bringing in a school record of more than $135 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—an increase of more than 13 percent compared to 2016 and nearly […]

Andrea Zeek  |  Jan 26, 2018