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Larry Einhorn: The Breakthrough, The Cure, The Vision, The Legacy, The Teacher

JOHN CLELAND was a 23-year-old newlywed college student when doctors diagnosed him with testicular cancer in November 1973. Despite surgery and a round of chemo, his cancer came roaring back, and treatment did nothing but make him sicker. At one point, he weighed a ghostly 106 pounds, and the sores in his mouth were so painful that he sometimes spit his saliva into a cup rather than swallow it. Some 95 percent of young men who were diagnosed with the […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jan 01, 2015

Battling Ebola

IUSM alumnus honored as a ‘Person of the Year’ by Time magazine KENT BRANTLY, MD, a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine Class of 2009 and one of the first U.S. citizens to contract Ebola as a medical aid worker in West Africa, has been honored as a “Person of the Year” by Time magazine. He shares the honor with other aid workers fighting the disease. The announcement was made December 10 on the “Today” Show, which featured […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jan 01, 2015

A Race for Answers

FOR THE past 10 years, Rafat Abonour, MD, has run and cycled across Indiana to raise money for research related to multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of plasma cells. While he’s covered more than 2,000 miles as part of his annual Miles for Myeloma fundraising event, the most important strides he’s made haven’t been on the roads. Fueled by nearly $2.75 million donated by patients, families and other Miles for Myeloma supporters, Dr. Abonour and his colleagues in the multiple […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jan 01, 2015

Home Grown Hearing

THE INNER ear is one of the most delicate structures in the human body. The cochlea is the main organ responsible for hearing, and it is only about 4 millimeters across. It is so exquisitely sensitive that it is capable of sensing pressure changes as small as one billionth of an atmosphere, and it can be damaged by something as simple as loud noises or as complex as adverse drug reactions. In short, the inner ear is tiny, complicated, and […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jan 01, 2015