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Christine Drury

Associate Director, Research Communications

Christine joined IU in February of 2018 as the Associate Director of Research Communications. In her role she is responsible for directing communications for the IU Precision Health Initiative, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and r...

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Dr. Aaron Carroll shares his research live on "CBS This Morning"

IU School of Medicine faculty member Aaron E. Carroll, MD, is not only a pediatrician, but a nationally-known health services researcher and excellent communicator of science to the lay public. His background, expertise and ability to relay complex science in easy to understand ways has created the opportunity for him to appear live on CBS […]

Christine Drury  |  Sep 26, 2019

Indiana CTSI forms a cricket team and a greater focus on diversity and inclusion

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, executive associate dean for research affairs at IU School of Medicine, founding director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and a native of India, has been a cricket fan since he was a young boy, often playing pick-up games with his friends. As an adult, he likes to sneak […]

Christine Drury  |  Sep 09, 2019

Multiple myeloma patient believes a cure is around the corner

Myron Gill was 50-years old when he began experiencing excruciating back pain. Doctors ran several tests and couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him. Eventually, after evaluating a 24-hour urine specimen, doctors diagnosed Gill with multiple myeloma. It’s a disease that is often misdiagnosed and mispronounced. “It’s not melanoma, it’s myeloma,” said Rafat Abonour, […]

Christine Drury  |  Aug 13, 2019

Ekser receives prestigious American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) grant

Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD, recently earned a grant to support groundbreaking research in the development of advanced 3-D bioprinted human liver models. A transplant surgeon and director of the IU School of Medicine Xenotransplantation Lab, Ekser received the 2019 American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Foundation Faculty Development Grant, awarded to only one researcher each […]

Christine Drury  |  Aug 12, 2019

IU Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative sheds new light on gestational diabetes

Faith Kuntz was glad her doctor tested her for gestational diabetes early when he noticed a significant weight gain during her pregnancy. For the 35-year-old patient, gestational diabetes wasn’t even on her radar. “Gestational diabetes, or diabetes during pregnancy, complicates about one in 12 pregnancies for women in the United States,” said David M. Haas, […]

Christine Drury  |  May 30, 2019

Triple negative breast cancer patient encouraged by Grand Challenge

Angie Steeno was 29 years old when she received her first cancer diagnosis from metastatic gestational trophoblastic disease, often referred to as a molar pregnancy. Ten years later, in 2015, and expecting to be considered “cured” of her disease, Steeno happened to mention to her doctor that she felt a lump up high near her […]

Christine Drury  |  Mar 05, 2019