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Laura Gates

Laura is senior writer with the Office of Strategic Communications and loves to tell the stories of outstanding students, faculty and staff at IU School of Medicine. A native Hoosier, she has over 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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IU sports medicine team 'on deck' for US Olympic Swimming Trials

Department of Family Medicine faculty and trainees serve on the medical team for the 2024 Olympic Trials in swimming and share their own stories as competitive swimmers.

Laura Gates  |  Jun 14, 2024

OB-GYN department made record advancements under Peipert’s leadership

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at IU School of Medicine made remarkable advancements in research, clinical care and education under the leadership of Dr. Jeffrey Peipert from 2016-2024.

Laura Gates  |  Jun 04, 2024

Adra’s impact: IU genitourinary oncologist named to IBJ ‘Forty Under 40’

Nabil Adra, MD, was named to the IBJ 2024 Forty Under 40 for his work in genitourinary cancer treatment and research. He aims to carry IU's legacy as a leader in testis and others genitourinary cancers into the future.

Laura Gates  |  May 28, 2024

2024 Physician Mentor of the Year supports well-being of medical students in Evansville

Dr. Maria Del Rio-Hoover was named the 2024 IU School of Medicine Physician Mentor of the Year. Physician mentors provide ongoing support for medical students throughout their four-year journey at IU School of Medicine.

Laura Gates  |  May 22, 2024

Month of May abuzz with adrenaline for Motorsports Medicine trainees at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IU School of Medicine is home to the world's only Motorsports Medicine Fellowship. Along with the year-long fellowship program, IU School of Medicine offers an immersive May rotation for emergency medicine residents training at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Laura Gates  |  May 21, 2024

Celebrating the Class of 2024: Former pediatric lymphoma patient becomes an MD

Devin Gantzios-Cros' pediatric oncologist inspired him to become an MD. He shared his experiences and insights at the IU School of Medicine graduation ceremony on May 10.

Laura Gates  |  May 13, 2024

Celebrating the Class of 2024: Physician scientist Hannah Kline lets curiosity guide research

MD/PhD graduate Hannah Kline will speak at the 2024 IU School of Medicine commencement ceremony on May 10, before starting residency in psychiatry. Her message to peers: stay curious. 

Laura Gates  |  May 01, 2024

Meet Family Medicine Chair Kola Okuyemi, advocate for health equity

Dr. Kola Okuyemi’s career as an academic family medicine physician has focused on research and training programs to improve the health of underserved populations and advance health equity.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 30, 2024

IU medical student Elizabeth Baker having a ball as 500 Festival Princess

IU School of Medicine student Elizabeth Baker is a 500 Festival Princess and is completing over 100 hours on community projects including a blood drive for the 7Elements Student Interest Group. She also volunteers at the Student Outreach Clinic using her Spanish skills.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 29, 2024

Meet Tamika Dawson-Knox, MD: Former student now leads medical school pipeline program

Tamika Dawson-Knox leads the Master of Science in Medical Science program, which she passed through 25 years ago on her way to becoming an MD.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 23, 2024