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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.
A mom of nine children, ages 8 to 20, Sarah Merrill earned her MD from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Phoenix and is now beginning a seven-year residency program in neurological surgery at IU School of Medicine.
Neurodevelopmental disabilities resident Kristin Fauntleroy-Love, MBBS, MHA, is an advocate for minority patients and patients with disabilities. She shares the challenges she's overcome while pursuing her dream career in medicine.
Class of 2022 graduate Uchechukwu Emili is among five female IU School of Medicine students who matched into orthopedic surgery residency programs. As she begins her training in medicine's least diverse specialty, she is not intimidated.
In high school, Alyson Essex was told to leave science to the boys. Now she is graduating with a PhD in cell biology and anatomy from IU School of Medicine with sights to become a science policy analyst.
IU School of Medicine has many outstanding MD and PhD moms who achieve excellence in both career and family life. It isn’t always easy, but they manage with grace—and plenty of support. Here are some lessons learned from moms in medicine.
The first eight medical students started at IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute in 1971. The idea was to train new physicians on regional campuses throughout the state and keep them there to practice. And it’s working.