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Madison Pershing

Madison Pershing is a Marketing and Communications Assistant for Indiana University School of Medicine’s Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity.

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From India to Indiana, Poonam Khurana, MD, FAAP shares her experience as a leader on the Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council

Poonam Khurana, MD, is a leader with the Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council, which supports educational, professional, social and cultural opportunities for faculty and staff members who identify as Asian-Americans.

Madison Pershing  |  May 29, 2020

J. Matthew Neal, MD, Elected Master of the American College of Physicians

Matthew Neal, MD, assistant dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at IU School of Medicine, will receive a Mastership from the American College of Physicians.

Madison Pershing  |  Apr 07, 2020

Overcoming the odds and achieving her dream

“Never be afraid to be the first. Know your dream, and do everything you can to achieve it.” These are the passionate words spoken by Patricia Treadwell, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics and the first African American woman to become a full-time professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her dream of becoming a physician […]

Madison Pershing  |  Feb 25, 2020

IU School of Medicine – Muncie and Ball State University engage medical students through clinical physiology partnership 

IU School of Medicine – Muncie has piloted an innovative program aimed at improving medical student physical fitness and well-being while teaching the health benefits of exercise. Medical students are enrolled in Ball State University’s Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory and undergo a comprehensive physical fitness assessment including blood lipid profiles, pulmonary function testing, and a […]

Madison Pershing  |  Jan 30, 2020

Michael McGee, MD and Reuben Rutland, MD, founders of POP on Youth Violence, inspire students to become leaders of change

IU School of Medicine Northwest-Gary faculty Michael McGee, MD, chief of emergency medicine at Methodist, and Reuben Rutland, MD, chief of trauma surgery at Methodist, aren’t just working to treat injuries, but to prevent them in their hometown community of Gary, Indiana. In addition to their roles at Methodist, McGee and Rutland also serve their community as clinical […]

Madison Pershing  |  Jan 30, 2020

Advocating for ability rights: Angela Tomlin, PhD, and Stephan Viehweg, MSW, speak about their work

Angela Tomlin, PhD, and Stephan Viehweg, MSW, are motivated to transform health care access for people with disabilities. Both nationally and internationally renowned for their impact on health disparities, Tomlin and Viehweg work with patients and advocates to positively change health care. For Tomlin, growing up with a paternal uncle who had severe intellectual disabilities […]

Madison Pershing  |  Jan 07, 2020

Megan Palmer, PhD, speaks about her role at FAPDD

This fall, Megan Palmer, PhD, stepped into the newly created role as the senior associate dean for IU School of Medicine Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity (FAPDD). Prior to this new role, Palmer served as the associate dean for FAPDD and has been an integral part in the success of this unit as a […]

Madison Pershing  |  Jan 07, 2020

2019 Trustees’ Teaching Award Spotlight – Medical students share why they nominated award winners

Medical students value amazing teachers. One of the best ways medical students can highlight faculty excellence is by nominating professors for the Trustees’ Teaching Award. One 2019 recipient, James Williams, PhD, professor of anatomy and cell biology, was nominated by Alison Schmidt, an IU School of Medicine medical student. “Dr. Williams is one of the […]

Madison Pershing  |  Dec 05, 2019

Recap: An Evening for the Women Physicians of East Central Indiana

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) co-hosted “An Evening for the Women Physicians of East Central Indiana” on August 21 at IU School of Medicine—Muncie. Over thirty individuals were in attendance, ranging from new medical students to retired physicians who have served for over forty years. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, […]

Madison Pershing  |  Nov 21, 2019

A Man of Many Hats – Brandon Dickey, MD

Like many volunteer faculty, Brandon Dickey, MD, wears many hats, fulfilling several teaching roles at Indiana University School of Medicine—Muncie and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. A native of Anderson, IN, Dickey completed his undergraduate degree at IU Bloomington before earning his medical degree from IU School of Medicine—Muncie. After finishing his internal medicine residency […]

Madison Pershing  |  Nov 21, 2019