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Laura Gates

Laura is a communications consultant with the Office of Strategic Communications. She brings 25 years of experience in communications, having worked with news media organizations, small businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations. She is a native Hoosier who recently moved back to Indiana from Florida, where she was editor of a lifestyle magazine serving the community of Estero, Florida.

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Genomic medicine key to treating aggressive breast cancers disproportionately affecting African American women

Compared to white women, the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is slightly lower for African Americans; however, the risk of dying from the disease is higher for African American women. For years, the medical community thought these disparities could be solely attributed to socioeconomic factors, but current research tells a much more complex story.

Laura Gates  |  Oct 09, 2020

IU School of Medicine celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: Christian Arce Guzman shares his experiences as a Cuban immigrant

This is the third installment in a series of blog posts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Christian Arce Guzman, Class of 2023, shares how his experience as a Cuban immigrant contributes to his future career as a physician.

Laura Gates  |  Sep 21, 2020

IU School of Medicine celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Cultural differences are central to understanding why health care disparities persist in Indiana and throughout the United States, affecting many people in the Hispanic/Latino population. This is the first installment in a series of blog posts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Laura Gates  |  Sep 21, 2020

IU School of Medicine celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: MD Student Sydney Rivera shares her experiences

This is the second installment in a series of blog posts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Sydney Rivera, Class of 2022, shares how her heritage and cultural learning experiences are influencing her career path in medicine.

Laura Gates  |  Sep 21, 2020

In Their Words: Medical students share experiences with Scholarly Concentrations

IU School of Medicine students from across the state share their experiences in the Public Health, Rural Health, Quality and Innovation in Health Care, and Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology Scholarly Concentration programs.

Laura Gates  |  Sep 10, 2020

Remembering William W. Baldwin: Second Director of IU School of Medicine-Northwest

William W. Baldwin, PhD, was a professor of microbiology and immunology and served as assistant dean and director of Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest/Gary from 1998 to 2005, leading construction of the Dunes Medical/Professional Building. He passed away on August 25, at age 80.

Laura Gates  |  Sep 02, 2020

Meet the IU School of Medicine Bicentennial Scholars

Meet the IU School of Medicine Bicentennial Scholars, 11 highly accomplished students who have been awarded four-year scholarships and inclusion in a leadership development program involving the school’s top executives and esteemed faculty.

Laura Gates  |  Aug 26, 2020

Children's Tumor Foundation honors Clapp with prestigious award

Wade Clapp, MD, has received the Friedrich von Recklinghausen Award in recognition of his significant contributions to neurofibromatosis research and clinical care. Work in his lab at IU School of Medicine is leading to new therapies for people living with this debilitating disease which causes tumors to grow on nerves.

Laura Gates  |  Jul 16, 2020

IU School of Medicine fellow named Collins Scholar for neurofibromatosis research

Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program invests in developing Steven Rhodes, MD, PhD, as a physician-scientist committed to studying NF1 and identifying new therapies to interrupt tumor progression before it leads to a deadly cancer.

Laura Gates  |  Jul 16, 2020

Meet Katherine Hiller, IU School of Medicine-Bloomington campus director

Katherine Hiller shares her diverse and collaborative experiences in medical education and her vision for preparing healers and transforming health in Bloomington and beyond.

Laura Gates  |  Jul 15, 2020