Peer Baekgaard defied death during World War II. Yet Alzheimer’s disease was a foe he couldn’t outrun. Now, Barbara Baekgaard and her family are helping the IU School of Medicine make it a fight patients can win.
Dr. Hal Broxmeyer pioneered the use of cord blood to treat cancer and immune disorders. While the procedure has been performed 35,000 times, Broxmeyer still relentlessly seeks answers to make it better.
For over 27 years, Mary Beth Gadus has waged a fight against breast cancer. In that span, she’s seen radical advances in treatment—some of which started as mere hunches by researchers. Today, she and other passionate supporters are banding together to help fund scientists as they coax brilliant ideas into new ways to help patients.
Jane Ransel is like many pancreatic cancer patients. An innocuous ache turned out to be the only clue about a disease that can evade detection and slough off conventional therapies. The IU Simon Cancer Center has a team of scientists working to improve detection, screening and treatment.
The nation’s largest enrollment. Nine campuses. And a diversity of clinical settings. It’s how the IU School of Medicine is stemming a physician shortage across the state and training physicians for the future of health care.