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Matthew Harris is a communications specialist in the Office of Gift Development. Before joining the School of Medicine in 2015, he was a reporter at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Louisiana. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two basset hounds.
The pioneer of cord blood transplantation was dogged in every pursuit—as a scientist, a mentor, a colleague, and as a father. He also leaves behind an indelible impact on the patients saved by his work and at IU School of Medicine.
When Violet Refbord was born, glaucoma threatened to steal her vision. Her parents turned to pediatric ophthalmologists at Indiana University School of Medicine, where the latest advances in training and research have saved eyesight for five decades.
Since their creation in the early '70s, IU School of Medicine's eight regional campuses have each gone from fledgling outposts offering first-year courses to full-blown four-year institutions with distinct identities.
Over his three decades at IU School of Medicine, Jack Bauer provided steady mentorship to graduate students. Now, a fund created by the former chair for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology will help that spirit live on.