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Em Collins

Communications Coordinator

Having joined IU School of Medicine in 2016, Em uses a poetry and theatre background to help bridge the academic world with the creative. A graduate of University of Evansville, he works with faculty and academic staff to formulate unique, marketing idea...

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Could the eye be a detector for Alzheimer’s disease? Shannon Risacher responds.

While experts at Indiana University School of Medicine pursue research that could lead to effective treatment, the researchers at the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center also aim to discover new methods for screening at-risk older adults for early symptoms of the disease. 

Em Collins  |  Aug 25, 2020

More than just 1s and 0s: IT staff keeps school community connected during COVID-19

As so many throughout the school’s nine campuses provide support and leadership during this unprecedented time, one team has enabled thousands to remain connected. 

Em Collins  |  Jun 10, 2020

Bridging the gap between primary care and mental health

Currently, Indiana ranks 48th in the U.S. in availability of child psychiatrists. The Indiana Behavioral Health Access Program for Youth gives local primary care providers guidance from psychiatric specialists to improve Hoosier families' access to pediatric behavioral health.

Em Collins  |  May 08, 2020

Testing positive: A radiology resident’s perspective on recovering from COVID-19

Second-year radiology resident Korbin Davis, MD, was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. He answered some questions about his experience with symptoms, quarantine and how to maintain emotional well-being during a pandemic.

Em Collins  |  Apr 13, 2020

In the Margins: Addressing provider attitudes

A woman goes to the emergency room because she’s experiencing abdominal pain. She’s nervous and terrified. She doesn’t want to be there but understands the importance of seeking out care when able. A doctor arrives at her bedside to ask some routine questions. “Are you pregnant?” “No.” “Are you sure?” “Yes.” “Let’s do a pregnancy […]

Em Collins  |  Jan 08, 2020

Doctor driven by grandmother’s struggle

The struggle against a devastating disease can have a profound impact on the lives of loved ones. Greg Sachs, MD, professor of medicine and neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine and an investigator in the Regenstrief Institute and IU Center for Aging Research, remembers the agony his maternal grandmother faced when her life was […]

Em Collins  |  Dec 06, 2019

Providing care to patients, caregivers struggling with Alzheimer’s

Sophia Wang, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine, sat down to discuss some important topics surrounding Alzheimer’s disease, future research and the importance of caregivers seeking help. The difference between aging and Alzheimer’s disease A common misconception is that the memory changes associated with […]

Em Collins  |  Nov 26, 2019

10 tips for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers this holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, family members and caregivers of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias debate over what the best decisions are when making plans with family and friends. From traveling across the country by plane to staying at home with loved ones, different environments and plans can warrant different needs. […]

Em Collins  |  Nov 21, 2019

In the Margins: Shifting our view of health care

Story series begins with look at disparities in breast cancer research Pick up any book I own, and you’ll find countless notes in the margins of nearly every page. From cursive remarks stretching the length of chapters to brackets emphasizing paragraphs that made my heart skip a beat—my books are covered in moments captured in […]

Em Collins  |  Oct 30, 2019

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In the breast imaging reading room at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Stephanie Holz, MD, fellowship director for breast imaging in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine, sat down to discuss the importance of mammography and the role it plays in the diagnosis of breast cancer. What is […]

Em Collins  |  Oct 16, 2019