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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.