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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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Walk together: McHenry leads reciprocal innovation in Kenya, Indiana

Megan McHenry, MD, director of pediatric global health education at IU School of Medicine, was named to the IBJ 2023 Forty Under 40. McHenry collaborates with Kenyan colleagues to improve the lives of children with neurodevelopmental challenges in Kenya and Indiana.

Laura Gates  |  Jun 06, 2023

Parker Schroll memorial fund to support brain injury research at IU School of Medicine

Grandparents established the Parker Joseph Schroll Traumatic Brain Injury Fund at IU School of Medicine to support research, education and clinical care in TBI through the work of brain injury expert Flora Hammond, MD. Clem and Denice Schroll want something good to come from their family's tragedy.

Laura Gates  |  May 30, 2023

APAMSA builds community, highlights diversity among Asian Pacific Americans in medicine

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. IU medical students of AAPI heritage share their experiences with the APAMSA student interest group, created to address the unique health challenges of AAPI communities in Indianapolis and beyond.

Laura Gates  |  May 23, 2023

Women physicians lead the field in Motorsports Medicine

Motorsports Medicine pioneer Julia Vaizer, MD, is the first female medical director for INDYCAR and IMS. The women-led medical team at the track also includes Angela Fiege, MD, associate medical director, and Motorsports Medicine fellow Melissa McCarthy, MD.

Laura Gates  |  May 16, 2023

IU School of Medicine-Evansville student to compete in FIFA Women's World Cup

IU School of Medicine-Evansville student Ryley Bugay will play on the Philippines Women’s National Football Team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer.

Laura Gates  |  May 15, 2023

Class of 2023 MD graduate: 'Grateful to be living out my dream'

2023 MD graduate Purva Patel will begin her Internal Medicine Residency with IU School of Medicine in July. She shares her story of immigrating from India and her passion for cardiovascular health.

Laura Gates  |  May 08, 2023

2023 PhD grad hopes to 'be part of a big win' in neurodegenerative disease

Lauren Hirschfeld, PhD, spoke at the Class of 2023 commencement ceremony May 8. Her advice to graduates: "Never stop asking, 'Why?'"

Laura Gates  |  May 08, 2023

What does the white coat mean?

IU medical student Lauren Turner shares her journey to the white coat. As the Class of 2025 starts clinical rotations, Turner is eager to become part of a team providing compassionate care during patients’ darkest days.

Laura Gates  |  May 01, 2023

'Attitude is contagious'

IU School of Medicine Class of 2023 graduate Punit Vyas received IUPUI's top graduate student recognition--the 2023 Charles R. Bantz Award for Excellence. He was one of seven IU School of Medicine students named to the IUPUI 2023 Premier 10.

Laura Gates  |  May 01, 2023

Children's Health Services researcher teaches Girl Scouts how to advocate for vulnerable populations

A local Girl Scout troop successfully advocated for free access to state parks for Indiana’s foster families with the support and research expertise of their troop leader, Cynthia Holladay, MPA, clinical research coordinator for Children’s Health Services Research in the Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 18, 2023