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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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Breanca Merritt, PhD, on Systemic Racism and Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Speaking at this year’s IU School of Medicine Cultural Awareness Town Hall, Merritt will share key research about systemic racism in legislative and administrative decisions while also reflecting on lessons learned from COVID-19. She shares valuable ways for medical professionals to mitigate the effects that COVID-19 has on communities of color.

Madison Pershing  |  Jan 04, 2021

Have a favorite professor? Nominate them for the 2021 Trustees’ Teaching Award

It’s no secret that medical students value amazing faculty. Being in labs, lectures or on rotations with faculty who are engaging, inspiring, motivating and dynamic makes the medical educational experience worthwhile for students. One way medical students can highlight excellent faculty is by nominating their favorite professors for the 2021 Trustees’ Teaching Award. Nominations are due by January 27, 2021.

Madison Pershing  |  Dec 07, 2020

Regina Kreisle, MD, PhD, associate dean and director of IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette, shares her journey into medical education

In July 2021, Regina A. Kreisle, MD, PhD, associate dean and director of Indiana University School of Medicine-West Lafayette will retire from her position after 30 years of service. Although her initial career trajectory was as a researcher, her wisdom and dedication to teaching has impacted countless students and junior faculty members throughout the years.

Madison Pershing  |  Dec 02, 2020

On a mission to diversify the sciences: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Earlier last month, members of the IU School of Medicine community attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). The conference was virtual this year due to COVID-19 precautions, however, its mission to encourage minority, first-generation, veteran and disabled students to pursue higher education in STEM remains the same.

Madison Pershing  |  Dec 02, 2020

Top 10 ways to engage in civil discourse

As many engage in deep political conversations in their personal and professional spaces, resources are available to ensure constructive dialogue among those who may have opposing views.

Madison Pershing  |  Nov 18, 2020

Diversity on the Walls: Celebrating the portrait unveiling of Clarence Lucas, Sr., MD, one of the first African American graduates of IU School of Medicine

On October 7, IU School of Medicine held a virtual ceremony to unveil the portrait of Clarence Augustus Lucas, Sr., MD, one of the first African American medical students to graduate from IU School of Medicine. Located in the atrium of the Van Nuys Medical Science Building, this portrait reflects the monumental accomplishments of Lucas’ life and his legacy as a trailblazer in medicine.

Madison Pershing  |  Nov 04, 2020

Diversifying STEM through the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos, Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

The IU School of Medicine chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics, and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a space for members to receive mentorship and explore STEM fields.

Madison Pershing  |  Oct 13, 2020

Rural Family Medicine Doctor Inspires Students

Barbara Reed, MD is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute and serves as a preceptor in the third-year Family Medicine clerkship. In this role, Reed has made significant impacts in the lives of her students and models exemplary humanism and professionalism in medicine for students and faculty alike.

Madison Pershing  |  Sep 30, 2020

Top 3 reasons to explore a career in academic medicine

As a Latino immigrant and member of the LGBTQ community, Alvaro Tori, MD, associate dean for Diversity Affairs, is determined to increase diversity in the academic physician workforce—a core value and driver of IU School of Medicine’s institutional excellence—through the Academic Medicine Career Development Conference on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Madison Pershing  |  Aug 17, 2020

Christian C. Strachan, MD, announced as 2020-21 Evans Fellow

Christian C. Strachan, MD, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine, has been selected by Indiana University School of Medicine, IU Health and IU Health Physicians to be the recipient of the 2020-21 Evans Fellow in Health Care Leadership. 

Madison Pershing  |  Jul 17, 2020