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Get to Know: Mark Notestine

Switching jobs comes with wrinkles, but IU School of Medicine's new senior associate dean for development and alumni relations is navigating a complex transition. 

Bobby King  |  May 07, 2020

Going the Extra Mile

Rafat Abonour’s commitment to curing multiple myeloma is unwavering. Each year, he leads a ride for a cure—a ritual that binds him closer to the patients he has lost and those he is trying to save.

Bobby King  |  Apr 08, 2020

Giving of Themselves

Those who donate their bodies to IU School of Medicine help prepare healers to treat patients—a gift medical students strive to recognize.

Matthew Harris  |  Apr 08, 2020

Selling Out to Stop ALS

Sherry and Mike Sonneborn gave up their retirement home to fund research to halt the neurodegenerative disease.

Sell a House, Build a Legacy

Over the years, people have asked me if the Indiana University School of Medicine will accept a gift of real estate. The answer is a resounding yes. Donating real estate can be a great way to cement your legacy at IU. But many folks are not aware of the different ways to make such a gift, nor the tax benefits that are available. Here are some real examples of recent gifts. OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENCELocation: Naples, FloridaValue: $2.5 millionLegacy Gift: Endowed chair in […]

Ryan Bowman  |  Jan 01, 2019

Providing a boost

GEORGE SORRELLS spent one summer in medical school working on an assembly line bolting bumpers onto buses to help pay for his degree. Fortunately for him, he found more than a paycheck at the job. The woman who dropped his check off each week became his wife. Soon George and Barbara Sorrells were both working to finance his medical education. During the school year, George, a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine Class of 1962, worked nights at […]

A Gift of Hope

Helen Brown is accustomed to living in pain. Some 20 years ago, she was diagnosed with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors, a slow-growing cancer that wreaks havoc on the digestive system. She suffers through vomiting and sometimes debilitating diarrhea, and can experience intestinal block-ups that leave her doubled over in so much agony that her blood pressure spikes. On top of all that, she has spinal stenosis. “So it’s a combination of the two of them that really tears her up,” her […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jul 01, 2018

Undaunted and Determined

A FEW years ago, Don Brown, MD, decided it was time to pull his teenage son away from video games and his regular perch on the couch. “I said, ‘Get up. We’re going to the local airport. When you were a kid you talked about wanting to fly airplanes. We’re going to learn to fly,’ ” Brown recalls. There was only one problem: Brown, an Indiana University School of Medicine alumnus and tech entrepreneur, is terrified of heights. As he sat […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jun 01, 2017

Winning the Race to Save Memory

DAVE ROBERTS is all about speed. The North Carolina-based businessman cultivated a love of racing at an early age and has amassed a collection of autos that would make any fan jealous. There’s the 1978 Indy car that ran in the 500. A coveted ’16 Porsche and an ’08 Corvette. And the ’69 yellow-and-blue Camaro he partnered with Indy Car driver Alex Lloyd to race in the 2016 pro-am Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The multinational […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jun 01, 2017

Voicing a Tenor of Hope

Mary Beth Gadus has been battling metastatic breast cancer for 27 years. Think about that for a few seconds. Allow it to sink in. Now imagine that during that time, she’s launched one of the most collaborative fundraising initiatives at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center: 100 Voices of Hope. The campaign hit the cumulative $1 million mark in December—the ultimate way to pay it forward for everyone affected by this devastating disease. First diagnosed in 1988, […]

Karen Spataro  |  Feb 01, 2016