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Standing together through COVID-19

In these unprecedented times, thank you for your dedication and resiliency. The people of IU School of Medicine have always stepped up to face big challenges. Together as a school, I am confident we will continue that proud tradition once again. That responsibility is now more important than ever.

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD  |  Mar 16, 2020

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Celebrating three decades of global health leadership and announcing our next director

This past summer, my wife Robin and I made the long trip back to Eldoret, Kenya. There — a five-hour drive from Nairobi and a

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD  |  Feb 03, 2020


Big shoes to fill

Indiana University School of Medicine is fortunate to have many thoughtful and visionary leaders serving our school—many of whom have dedicated decades to advancing our

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD  |  Sep 26, 2019


Pride in our LGBTQ health care leadership

I recently had the privilege of walking in the Indy Pride parade alongside Indiana University School of Medicine faculty, staff and learners. As we carried

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD  |  Jun 13, 2019

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Dean Hess highlights initiatives to prepare healers, transform health and improve outcomes for Hoosiers

Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, updated the IU School of Medicine community about efforts to continuously strengthen the school’s research and education programs

Karen Spataro  |  May 01, 2019


From near-worst to first?

Dear Colleagues, Have you ever taken a moment to read our vision statement? It says, “IU School of Medicine will lead the transformation of health care

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD  |  Feb 28, 2019


Announcing Scholarly Concentrations: They’re Not Just Academic

Dear Colleagues, One of our obligations as a medical school—and a priority of our strategic plan—is to maximize the success of our learners. Certainly, that

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD  |  Jan 18, 2019

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Hey Alexa, why do we need another dean?

Dear Colleagues, You may have read the recent announcement about our new CIO and executive associate dean. And you may have wondered why the school needs

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD  |  Dec 13, 2018

Will Indiana University School of Medicine make tuition free?

Will Indiana University School of Medicine make tuition free? I have been asked that question many times since NYU announced this summer that it would

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD  |  Nov 14, 2018


Direct from the Dean: Let’s start a conversation

Dear Colleagues, I hope that your fall is off to a good start. As I look to the future of Indiana University School of Medicine,

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD  |  Oct 09, 2018