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Laura Gates

Laura is a senior writer with the Office of Strategic Communications. A native Hoosier, she has 25 years of experience in communications, having worked with newspapers and other media organizations in Indiana and Florida, along with small businesses, community groups and non-profit organizations. Before joining IU School of Medicine in January 2020, she was editor-in-chief of a lifestyle magazine serving the community of Estero, Florida.

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Family Medicine residents redeployed to IU Health Methodist Hospital COVID units

Nearly 40 percent of IU’s family medicine residents have been redeployed to COVID units at Methodist Hospital as case numbers surge from the omicron variant.

Laura Gates  |  Jan 14, 2022

Physician mentors offer support and wisdom to first-year medical students

Every first-year IU School of Medicine student is assigned to a physician mentor who serves as a positive role model and support person. Many physician mentors open their homes and lives to build authentic relationship.

Laura Gates  |  Dec 21, 2021

Fort Wayne medical students feel supported while engaging in diverse clinical experiences

Students at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne enjoy one-on-one attention from faculty along with clinical experiences ranging from big hospitals to community clinics for the underserved

Laura Gates  |  Dec 15, 2021

IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne marks 40 years of training future physicians in northeast Indiana

IU School of Medicine celebrates 50 years of the regional campus system: The medical education program in Fort Wayne began with just four students. Today there are about 90 medical students at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne.

Laura Gates  |  Dec 14, 2021

Meet Executive Recruiting Specialist Crissy Quenichet

As an executive recruiting specialist at IU School of Medicine, Crissy Quenichet is one of the first people candidates interact with and one of the last people they see when visiting the medical school for interviews. Quenichet exemplifies the core values of excellence, respect, integrity, diversity and cooperation.

Laura Gates  |  Dec 08, 2021

IU School of Medicine professor's mission: End Lung Cancer Now

Nasser Hanna, MD, is spearheading an awareness and advocacy initiative called End Lung Cancer Now to dramatically decrease cancer deaths in Indiana.

Laura Gates  |  Nov 15, 2021

First-generation medical students gain support network at IU School of Medicine

The First Generation Committee at IU School of Medicine aims to foster a network of medical students, faculty and staff who identify as first-generation, meaning their parents did not have college degrees.

Laura Gates  |  Nov 03, 2021

Celebrating Excellence: IU School of Medicine student solves her own mystery illness

In 2019, Dana Mitchell, a fourth-year medical student at IU School of Medicine, was diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis—a brain inflammation that wreaks neurological havoc. In search of a therapy that would provide lasting relief of her debilitating symptoms, Mitchell reviewed 40 years-worth of research—and discovered a drug combination, not previously used in this disease, that worked to restore her health. She exemplifies the spirit of excellence, an IU School of Medicine core value.

Laura Gates  |  Oct 26, 2021

Black patients play key role in advancing breast cancer research

Community advocates are partnering with Indiana University School of Medicine to spread the word about the importance of including Black women in clinical research for breast cancer as researchers affiliated with the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research are studying how treatments can be tailored for people of different ethnicities to fight breast cancer more effectively and with fewer side effects. 

Laura Gates  |  Oct 25, 2021

'Whac-a-Mole' clinical trial participant experiences remission of Stage 4 triple negative breast cancer

Jenny Larner Brown dreams of a day when no one would ever hear their oncologist say, "We're out of options." It's now been more than two years since Brown learned she had deadly Stage 4 triple negative breast cancer. She remains in remission today, thanks to her participation in an IU School of Medicine clinical trial called "Whac-a-Mole."

Laura Gates  |  Oct 19, 2021