I am currently a sophomore at IUPUI, working toward a double major—a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in biology.
I started in Dr. Kacena’s lab in the fall of 2018 through the Life and Health Sciences Internship program. I am currently on a pre-med track and joined the lab to learn more about bone healing and bone health. I have been involved in studies about the regulation of adipogenesis.
I often volunteer in hospitals and at hospice centers where many of the patients in the older population demonstrate issues regarding bone health.
It is exciting to know that the research I am helping with could eventually lead to new treatments for bone loss diseases, such as osteoporosis, and help the people I see each day.
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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a communications coordinator for the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she supports the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Ophthalmology. Having earned degrees in journalism and telecommunications ...