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Andrea Zeek

Assistant Director of Research Communications

Andrea works closely with IU School of Medicine researchers and leaders, as well as her colleagues in the Office of Strategic Communications and Visual Media, to elevate the school's research reputation. She has a master's degree in health and science journalism and over 10 years of experience in higher ed communications and marketing, including roles focused on media relations, brand marketing, science writing and internal communications. Before joining higher ed, Andrea worked as a newspaper reporter in Indiana.

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Top 10 largest NIH grants funding research in 2023

Grants funding Alzheimer's disease, global health and opioid addiction research were among the largest NIH awards to the IU School of Medicine during federal fiscal year 2023.

Andrea Zeek  |  Feb 20, 2024

Securing a second R01 grant: Advice for growing your research funding portfolio

IU School of Medicine researcher Emily K. Sims, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics, shares how she obtained her second R01 grant, as well as advice for fellow researchers looking to grow their funding portfolios.

Andrea Zeek  |  Apr 13, 2023

Top 10 Largest NIH Grants Funding Research in 2022

See a list of IU School of Medicine's largest National Institutes of Health grant awards of 2022.

Andrea Zeek  |  Feb 21, 2023

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

Indiana University School of Medicine is accepting nominations for the 2019 August M. Watanabe Prize in Translational Research

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