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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.
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.
Hande Karahan, PhD, received the Sarah Roush Memorial Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, which provides funding for researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease or other neurodegenerative illnesses. Karahan studies the functions of a gene associated with the disease.
Growing up with parents as physicians, Jonathan Y. Ting, MD, MS, MBA, felt science and medicine in his blood. Months into his new role as chair of the Department of Otolaryngology, Ting says he’s not only grateful for an already rewarding career, but the opportunity to serve colleagues that share the same passion for excellence.