A professor teaches some of the first students at IU School of Medicine—Terre Haute

State of Medicine

Fifty years ago, Indiana was short on physicians. Rival cities made cases as the site for a new medical school. In response, IU School of Medicine devised an innovative solution—regional campuses. 

Early students in lab at IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute

Origin Stories

Matthew Harris - May 28, 2021


Seethal Jacob visits with a sickle cell patient.

Painful Bias

Bobby King - May 26, 2021


Students sit in a lounge at he new medical science building in Bloomington.

A Little Elbow Room

Bobby King - May 19, 2021



Omar Alani receives COVID-19 vaccine.

Spring 2021

Shot in the Arm

To pick up the pace of vaccinations, Indiana University launched clinics on campuses to expand access to students, faculty and staff.

Matthew Harris  |  May 20, 2021

Ben Higgins works as a contact tracer.

Fall 2020

Points of Contact

Slowing coronavirus requires more than robust testing. It takes a team of contact tracers to connect with people who test positive—one where IU School of Medicine's expertise in global health is crucial.

Matthew Harris  |  Nov 10, 2020

Aaron Carroll records an episode of his YouTube series.

Fall 2020

Trusted Voice of Reason

Aaron Carroll is seemingly everywhere—blogs, pods and TV—helping the public grapple with evolving information as the pandemic unfolds.

Bobby King  |  Nov 10, 2020


The Institutes

Portrait of Kelvin Lee, MD

Fall 2020

Bold is Better for Kelvin Lee

The new head of IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center was enticed by goals to cure triple-negative breast cancer, pediatric sarcoma, and multiple myeloma.

Bobby King  |  Nov 10, 2020

Portrait of Bruce Lamb and Alan Palkowitz

Fall 2020

The Search

Over the last 25 years, hundreds of clinical trials for drugs treating Alzheimer’s disease have failed. As the field takes stock, a team at IU School of Medicine hunts for new targets—and hope for patients.

Matthew Harris  |  Nov 10, 2020

Portrait of Subha Raman, MD.

Fall 2020

Putting Her Spin on Heart Health

To Subha Raman, aligning the strengths of IU School of Medicine and IU Health can produce innovative care.

Matthew Harris  |  Nov 10, 2020

Previous Issue

Patricia Treadwell

Fall 2020

'Effecting True Change'

In the past, IU School of Medicine’s approach to diversity has been fraught. Now, Patricia Treadwell is helping tackle those issues.

Bobby King  |  Nov 10, 2020

Wade Clapp

Fall 2020

Healer, Mentor, Researcher, Leader

Wade Clapp helped discover treatments for a rare genetic disorder and paved a path for future physician-scientists.

Matthew Harris  |  Nov 10, 2020

Guadalupe Jimenez looks out from a helicopter.

Fall 2020

The Freedom to Thrive

The daughter of immigrants and a former Navy medic, Guadalupe Jimenez pursues her calling at IU School of Medicine.

Bobby King  |  Nov 11, 2020

Rolla Harger, MD, with his Drunkometer.

Fall 2020

Sober Analysis

An IU professor’s clunky device tackled a new problem at the end of Prohibition: drunk driving.

Matthew Harris  |  Nov 11, 2020