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Diversity: 2020 Year in Review

The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated health inequities perpetuated by our nation’s history of systemic racism as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx and indigenous populations remain disproportionately at higher risk for infection, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.  These health care disparities among minoritized communities did not arise overnight but are the result of historic social, economic and political disenfranchisement.
As 2020 ends, we reflect on what we’ve learned about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and look ahead to build upon those lessons.

IU School of Medicine  |  Dec 11, 2020

Treating the Whole Person: Compassionate Care this Holiday Season

As religious and cultural holidays approach, providers can be mindful to offer spiritual and compassionate care to patients. This type of care focuses on a patient's spiritual wellbeing by connecting them to spiritual traditions, rituals and practices as they experience a health crisis. To provide insight into this topic of spiritual care, three IU Health Chaplains, Reverend Donald Stikeleather, Rabbi Justin Kerber and Reverend Anastasia Holman, offer advice for health care providers to help their patients feel spiritually connected and supported this holiday season, especially amid rising COVID-19 hospitalizations.

IU School of Medicine  |  Dec 08, 2020

IU Contact Tracing

As COVID-19 rates continue to rise, we need to continue to work together for the sake of our community.

IU School of Medicine  |  Nov 11, 2020

In case you missed it: Fall 2020 All School Meeting highlights

In a year defined by unprecedented challenges, the faculty, staff and learners at Indiana University School of Medicine near the close of 2020 with much to celebrate. During the Fall 2020 All School Meeting on October 29, faculty, staff and learners joined together over Zoom to hear important updates from Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, and the executive associate deans and to celebrate faculty award winners. 

IU School of Medicine  |  Nov 05, 2020

Tissue nanotransfection used to study exosomal cross talk between cells in wound healing new study reveals

Tissue nanotransfection, or TNT technology, is known for its ability to reprogram tissue within the body. Previous studies have used this technology to grow blood vessels and nerve cells in the skin. For these studies, no stem cell injection is needed, and the procedure is completed in minutes. TNT technology does not require elaborate laboratory facilities and can be performed at the point of care in a field setting. A specialized silicon-based chip and genetic cargo can also be delivered depending on the need. Taken together, these often weigh less than 5 grams and gene transfer is achieved using a standard power supply.

IU School of Medicine  |  Oct 09, 2020

Record-setting research submissions

IU School of Medicine is on track to set another research funding record in 2020. It's an amazing accomplishment when you consider the research labs were hibernated due to COVID-19.

IU School of Medicine  |  Oct 08, 2020

2020 callout for Scholarly Concentrations

Scholarly concentrations are an optional experience that allow you to study a topic of interest without adding time or cost to completing your medical degree.

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 21, 2020

Students excel in IMPRS research program

The 2020 IMPRS Summer Research Program for first-year medical students was a success, showcasing 225 projects.

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 17, 2020

Assessment of IU School of Medicine end-of-phase 2 tele-OSCE

Due to COVID-19, the End-of-Phase-2 (EOP2) OSCE was modified. Read about student assessments and how this will be integrated into the curriculum moving forward.

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 14, 2020

The Art of Palliation in COVID19 - The Ocean that Awaits US

Areeba Jawed, is an IU trained nephrologist and palliative care physician currently working as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. She has also completed a fellowship in clinical ethics through the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics at IU Health. At the height of the pandemic, when the ICU’s were full of terribly sick and dying people, she found herself questioning, as were so many other around the world, how to communicate with family members of critically ill patients who would not be allowed to visit loved ones. We are honored to publish this lovely reflection Dr. Jawed wrote about practicing palliative medicine during a pandemic.

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 10, 2020