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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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First-gen grads boast 100% residency match rate

Makayla Morning, Class of 2024 president, is among 47 first-generation IU School of Medicine graduates now heading into residency programs throughout the United States.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 02, 2024

Women's History Month honorees advocate for equity

Six IU School of Medicine students, faculty and staff received 2024 Women’s History Month Recognition Awards from the IUPUI Office for Women.

Laura Gates  |  Apr 01, 2024

IU School of Medicine's got talent!

Evening of the Arts, orchestra and choir provide creative outlets—and free, quality entertainment—for the IU School of Medicine community. See dates for events in April 2024.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 25, 2024

HEALING LOVE: IU medical student shares journey supporting spouse after traumatic brain injury

Chelsea Fathauer doesn’t appear much different than her IU School of Medicine peers—but she feels older. She brushed with death as a child. Then her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury. Their commitment to each other and their dreams never waivered.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 22, 2024

World's largest concussion study marks 10 years

Thomas McAllister, MD, co-leads the CARE Consortium concussion study involving 53,000 collegiate athletes and military cadets.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 19, 2024

TBI-on-a-chip: West Lafayette medical student advances mentor's work with 'mini-brains'

Ed Rogers came to IU School of Medicine—West Lafayette with extensive experience in brain injury research as co-developer of an innovative technology, TBI-on-a-chip.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 19, 2024

Kovacs advocates for cardiac emergency preparedness

Sports cardiologist Richard Kovacs leads cardiac screening for the NFL Scouting Combine and advocates for widespread CPR training.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 16, 2024

What's in a name?

Humor Break: IU School of Medicine's fittingly named faculty include pediatrician Dr. Huggins, anatomy instructor Dr. Organ and bone researcher Dr. Bonewald. Could there be a psychological pull toward a name-matching career in medicine?

Laura Gates  |  Feb 15, 2024

Genetic detectives unlock 16-year mystery

IU’s Undiagnosed Rare Disease Clinic gains national distinction for expertise in diagnosing unknown genetic disorders as part of international investigative network.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 13, 2024

Military Match 2024: Six students to enter residency programs at military medical centers

Military scholars from the Class of 2024 share why they chose to commission with the U.S. Armed Forces and what their next steps in training will look like in military residency programs.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 02, 2024