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Ben Middelkamp is a communications coordinator for Indiana University School of Medicine, where he supports Stark Neurosciences Research Institute and the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Before joining the Office of Strategic Communications in December 2019, Ben spent nearly six years as a newspaper reporter in two Indiana cities. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Convergent Journalism from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014, Ben enjoys translating his background in journalism to the communications and marketing needs of the school and its physicians and researchers.
David Pisoni, PhD, distinguished professor of psychological and brain sciences and chancellor's professor of cognitive science, is celebrating his 50th year at Indiana University in 2020. Pisoni has spent the past 28 of those years at the DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory, part of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine.
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. Over the past several years, the amount of funding for Alzheimer’s disease research has grown significantly at IU School of Medicine. The school is ranked fifth in the U.S. for funding from the National Institute on Aging, the largest funding branch for Alzheimer’s disease research within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Many IU investigators who were awarded this funding belong to both Stark Neurosciences Research Institute and the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
Bruce Lamb, PhD, executive director of Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at IU School of Medicine, spearheaded a cross-country bike ride to promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease and the need for research funding in 2010.
A group of researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine—who themselves have helped advance the understanding between pluripotent stem cells and inner ear research—have compiled a comprehensive review of how scientists have used stem cells to model and target inner ear disorders, providing an insight into its history and potential future therapies.
Physicians from the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine have been conducting visits virtually since the end of March, and they say the change has not only benefited patients but the future of telehealth for the team.
The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery built upon a long-standing collaboration between the department and AMPATH—a partnership between Moi University (MU), Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) and the AMPATH Consortium of North American universities, led by Indiana University.
With all in-person research activities at IU School of Medicine limited to essential research, many laboratories don’t need as many materials as usual, presenting an opportunity for researchers to assist front-line health care workers by donating PPE items.