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A story of resilience: Spinal cord injury survivor now spinal research ambassador thanks to IU School of Medicine researcher

The story of Laura Burdick, who sustained a spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, has been an inspiration to many — and it connected her to Lingxiao Deng, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery and a primary member of Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Ben Middelkamp  |  May 07, 2024

IU School of Medicine enrolls 100th patient in 23-site brain tumor radiation therapy clinical trial

Indiana University School of Medicine is one of 23 institutions in the Radiation One and Done Study (ROADS) clinical trial, and the university, in conjunction with its health partner Indiana University Health, enrolled the 100th patient in the study, according to the trial’s sponsor, GT Medical Technologies, Inc.

Ben Middelkamp  |  May 02, 2024

Reprogramming cell in adult central nervous system promotes regeneration of motor function axons after spinal cord injury

Led by Wei Wu, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery and a primary member of Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, the researchers discovered a connection between the reprogramming of NG2 glial cells and robust axonal regeneration after spinal cord injury.  

Ben Middelkamp  |  Mar 06, 2024

Neurosurgery alum reflects on robust medical education at IU

Robert B. Sloan, MD, looks back on his time at Indiana University fondly. The Indianapolis physician spent his entire higher education career at IU. He earned his bachelor’s degree at IU-Bloomington and completed his medical degree and residency at IU School of Medicine. Sloan, who is the sole neurosurgeon at Community Hospital East, carried out the bulk of that time at IU studying medicine, specifically neurosurgery as a resident in the Department of Neurological Surgery from 2000-2006.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Jun 28, 2023

Mission Accomplished: Department of Neurological Surgery members fulfill mission exchange trip to Kenya.

Seven members of the Department of Neurological Surgery at IU School of Medicine made the trip in partnership with AMPATH to provide neurological care, training and support to physicians and residents at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya.

Glenda Shaw  |  Nov 29, 2022


A mom of nine children, ages 8 to 20, Sarah Merrill earned her MD from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Phoenix and is now beginning a seven-year residency program in neurological surgery at IU School of Medicine.

Laura Gates  |  Jun 22, 2022

Brain Tumor Specialists Host Q&A Session for Patients and Caregivers

In recognition of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, four IU School of Medicine brain tumor specialists hosted “Go Gray in May,” a virtual question and answer session for brain tumor patients and their caregivers.

Glenda Shaw  |  May 25, 2022

New Neurosurgeon-Scientists Strengthen Scope of Care and Neuroscience Research

The IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery continues to the broaden its scope in providing world-class clinical care and research with the addition of three new neurosurgeon-scientists who bring a wealth of specialized training to the Department and the citizens of Indiana and the region.

Glenda Shaw  |  Oct 19, 2021

Gordon Mao Joins the Department of Neurological Surgery

The IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery is welcoming a new faculty member whose advanced training in spine care will add clinical expertise to the department’s team of dedicated spine surgeons.

Glenda Shaw  |  Jul 20, 2021

Neurological Surgery Residents Well Represented at Patient Safety Day

Presenting research at medical conferences is an important milestone during residency programs, and for residents in the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery, the recent 5th Annual Resident Quality and Patient Safety Day proved a banner day for sharing their hard work.

Glenda Shaw  |  Jun 23, 2021