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Karen Spataro

Director of Strategic Communications

Karen Spataro served as director of the Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Strategic Communications from 2018-2020. She is now the Chief Communications Officer at Riley Children's Foundation.

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Don’t miss the annual Regatta and IU School of Medicine barbecue

Come cheer on your IU School of Medicine classmates as they compete in the IUPUI Regatta. IU School of Medicine students are fielding four teams in this year’s Regatta, a half-mile canoe race in the Downtown Indianapolis Canal. The event, including a free barbecue for the IU School of Medicine community, will be held Saturday, […]

Karen Spataro  |  Sep 15, 2019

In case you missed it: Fall All School Meeting highlights

From planning for the new Academic Health Center to the launch of a Scholarly Concentrations program and the expansion of IU Health Physicians, there’s a lot happening at Indiana University School of Medicine. Faculty, staff and learners gathered for the fall All School Meeting on September 5 to hear important updates from executive associate deans […]

Karen Spataro  |  Sep 10, 2019

IU School of Medicine community remembers Andrew Bolhassani

Some 150 people gathered at the Health Information and Translational Science building on the canal in Indianapolis on Wednesday, August 28, at a memorial service for Andrew Bolhassani, the fourth-year medical student who recently passed away at age 28. Friends, classmates, faculty, staff and administrators came together with Andrew’s parents, sister, other relatives and friends […]

Karen Spataro  |  Sep 03, 2019

Get to know Dr. Paul Ko, who will guide the medical education curriculum

After growing up in California and spending the majority of his medical career on the east coast, Paul Ko, MD, MEd, is officially a Midwesterner after joining IU School of Medicine on August 1 as the school’s associate dean for curricular development and oversight. The first to hold this newly created position, Ko will be […]

Karen Spataro  |  Aug 08, 2019

Bogdewic retirement prompts organizational changes

Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, announced changes to the school’s organizational structure intended to further promote a culture of wellness and respect. Effective July 1, Mental Health Services will become a unit of Faculty Affairs, Professional Development and Diversity, and the Ombuds Office will report directly to the dean. The changes are prompted […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jun 27, 2019

A million dreams for breast cancer at Vera Bradley event

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer continued its two decades of support for Indiana University School of Medicine’s breast cancer research program with a donation of more than $1 million at its annual charity golf outing on June 3. The foundation—the charitable arm of the Fort Wayne-based handbag and accessory maker—has donated more than […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jun 13, 2019

IU to tag email from senders outside university

External Email Flagging feature is designed to protect against phishing To protect against phishing scams, Indiana University will soon begin flagging all emails that come from addresses outside the university to prompt users to take a second look before responding or engaging. The service is known as External Email Flagging. It marks any messages received […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jun 10, 2019

2019 Commencement Address

Jennifer (Walthall) Sullivan, MD, MPH, Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, delivered the keynote address to members of the Indiana University School of Medicine Class of 2019 during the school’s commencement ceremony on May 10. An alumna of the IU School of Medicine Class of 2000, Sullivan served as deputy commissioner for […]

Karen Spataro  |  May 10, 2019

Dean Hess highlights initiatives to prepare healers, transform health and improve outcomes for Hoosiers

Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, updated the IU School of Medicine community about efforts to continuously strengthen the school’s research and education programs and to improve the health of the citizens of Indiana. His address – delivered during the Spring 2019 faculty meeting — also highlighted initiatives to support faculty, staff and learners. […]

Karen Spataro  |  May 01, 2019

IU School of Medicine continues emphasis on innovation in education

Indiana University School of Medicine is continuing its emphasis on innovation in medical education to ensure it evolves to meet the future needs of students, patients and communities. Led by Executive Associate Dean Paul M. Wallach, MD, the school launched a renewed focus on innovation in the summer of 2018. More than 100 members of […]

Karen Spataro  |  Feb 19, 2019