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Caitlin VanOverberghe

Caitlin VanOverberghe is a communications coordinator for the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she supports the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Ophthalmology. Having earned degrees in journalism and telecommunications ...

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NIH grant will help attract students to ophthalmology research

A grant from the National Institutes of Health aims to attract more medical students to participate in eye research.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  May 19, 2020

Frontline workers recount experiences with virus during Zoom panel

Worried, concerned and overwhelmed, but encouraged, appreciated and optimistic. Those are among the range of emotions shared by providers working on the front line of COVID-19 response in central Indiana.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  May 14, 2020

Eyes: Windows to the cardiovascular system

Ophthalmologists and optometrists have a unique perspective on a patient’s cardiovascular system because the eye is the only place in the body where doctors get a glimpse of the health of a patient’s blood vessels without the use of imaging technology.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Apr 13, 2020

Record space flight inspires bone research at IU School of Medicine

NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth recently after a record-setting 328-day stay on the International Space Station. The feat is an important milestone for women in the space program and is just 12 days shy of the overall 340-day record set by former astronaut Scott Kelly. But space exploration doesn’t come without sacrifice. In […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Mar 03, 2020

Timing of knee replacements can be tricky

Determining when a knee replacement surgery will be the most beneficial for a patient is one of the most difficult clinical decisions an orthopaedic surgeon can make, said Leonard Buller, MD, an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery for Indiana University School of Medicine. Too soon and there’s a risk the knee will wear out again. Too late and the patient’s quality of […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Feb 03, 2020

The importance of glaucoma research and education  

Twelve million people are expected to be diagnosed with glaucoma in 2020, raising the total number of cases to 76 million according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).   This means research and education in the area of glaucoma—an age-related condition in which high pressure from fluids within the eye causes irreversible damage to the optic nerve, often leading to blindness—is more […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Jan 23, 2020

Meet the team: Mustufa Shaiek

Written by Mustufa Shaiek My name is Mustufa Shaikh, and I am 25 years old. I recently graduated from IUPUI in 2017. During my undergraduate program, I studied biology. In that time, I worked in a histology lab studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of mechanotransduction and pharmaceutical treatments for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Having […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Jan 22, 2020

Meet the team: Paulina Medina

Written by Paulina Medina Hello, everyone! My name is Paulina Medina, and I am a junior majoring in Health and Human Sciences with a minor in Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Aside from academics, I am involved in the Latino Student Association and Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority at IUPUI in which I enjoy […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Jan 17, 2020

Meet the team: Stephen Mendenhall

Written by Stephen Mendenhall My name is Stephen Mendenhall. I am a fifth-year neurosurgery resident interested in spine surgery. I joined Dr. Kacena’s lab in June 2019 for a year of research that is included in my residency training. During this year I will help test novel drugs to treat fracture related pain and bone […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Jan 14, 2020

Meet the team: Bianca Osuna

Written by Bianca Osuna My name is Bianca Osuna. I am in my junior year at IUPUI studying neuroscience and psychology and am pursuing a career in the medical field. I am a Life and Health Sciences intern this year in the Kacena Lab and have already learned so much from this experience. I am […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Jan 10, 2020