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Lamb named IU Distinguished Professor

Indiana University has named Bruce T. Lamb, PhD a Distinguished Professor, the university’s highest academic title. He was one of four faculty to receive the honor for 2023.

Lamb, executive director of Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, is also the Roberts Family Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research at IU School of Medicine. His research focuses on a wide range of areas in neurodegeneration, including the development and use of animal models to study the biology of Alzheimer’s disease and the role of neuroinflammation and microglia in Alzheimer’s disease.

Under his leadership at Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, the institute has increased its National Institutes of Health funded research by nearly $53 million, between 2016 and 2022. The institute has also helped recruit dozens of neuroscience researchers to the university.

An internationally-recognized researcher, Lamb is co-director of the IU School of Medicine-IU Health Neuroscience Institute and is a principal investigator for two of IU’s largest National Institutes of Health funded research programs—Model Organism Development and Evaluation for Late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (MODEL-AD) and Target Enablement to Advance Therapy Development for Alzheimer’s Disease (TREAT-AD).

Additionally, Lamb is actively involved in advocacy for increased research funding for Alzheimer’s disease. Lamb has received multiple honors, including the National Civic Award and the Zaven Khachaturian Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Since its creation in 1953, 254 IU faculty members have been appointed as Distinguished Professor, including 93 current and 77 emeritus faculty.

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Ben Middelkamp

Ben Middelkamp is a communications coordinator for Indiana University School of Medicine, where he supports Stark Neurosciences Research Institute and the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Before joining the Office of Strategic Communications in December 2019, Ben spent nearly six years as a newspaper reporter in two Indiana cities. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Convergent Journalism from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014, Ben enjoys translating his background in journalism to the communications and marketing needs of the school and its physicians and researchers.