Against a backdrop of over 100,000 Americans dying of COVID-19—many from underserved populations—the killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, George Floyd in Minnesota and other heartbreaking events highlight the depth of the racial inequalities and injustices that persist throughout our society.
In these unprecedented times, thank you for your dedication and resiliency. The people of IU School of Medicine have always stepped up to face big challenges. Together as a school, I am confident we will continue that proud tradition once again. That responsibility is now more important than ever.
This past summer, my wife Robin and I made the long trip back to Eldoret, Kenya. There — a five-hour drive from Nairobi and a world away from Indianapolis — I found myself re-reading a sign I first encountered several years ago. Outside the Riley Mother and Baby Hospital — which delivers more than 12,000 […]
Indiana University School of Medicine is fortunate to have many thoughtful and visionary leaders serving our school—many of whom have dedicated decades to advancing our mission. I am using today’s column to announce that several of our faculty leaders are now planning to retire or step back from their administrative roles. In addition to recognizing […]
I recently had the privilege of walking in the Indy Pride parade alongside Indiana University School of Medicine faculty, staff and learners. As we carried banners that read “Diversity is Vital” and “LGBTQ MD,” we were greeted by cheers. Many people called out, “We need you, School of Medicine!” It was a powerful reminder that […]
Dear Colleagues, Have you ever taken a moment to read our vision statement? It says, “IU School of Medicine will lead the transformation of health care through quality, innovation and education and make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states.” It might seem easy to dismiss that last part as wishful thinking, considering the state’s track record. […]
Dear Colleagues, One of our obligations as a medical school—and a priority of our strategic plan—is to maximize the success of our learners. Certainly, that means preparing medical students for step exams, exposing them to diverse clinical experiences and ensuring they are poised to excel in residency. But it also means helping students find joy […]
Dear Colleagues, You may have read the recent announcement about our new CIO and executive associate dean. And you may have wondered why the school needs another top administrator on the sixth floor of Fairbanks Hall. It’s a good question. In short, we can’t afford not to have someone in this role. It is no secret that technology […]