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IU medical alumni association honors distinguished graduates, faculty

Indianapolis – The Indiana University School of Medicine Alumni Association honored four physicians for outstanding contributions to the field of medicine during its  72nd annual Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon.The association presented its Distinguished Medical Alumni Award to Mark S....

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 18, 2019

Clinical trial at IU School of Medicine improves treatment of genetic rickets

A new study shows a drug developed in conjunction with investigators at Indiana University School of Medicine to alleviate symptoms of a rare musculoskeletal condition is significantly more effective than conventional therapies. The findings are published in Lancet....

By:Christina Griffiths On: May 17, 2019

IU School of Medicine leader receives prestigious family medicine award

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) recently honored Indiana University School of Medicine Executive Vice Dean Stephen P. Bogdewic, PhD, with one of its highest awards.Bogdewic received the F. Marian Bishop Leadership Award, which honors...

By:Karen Spataro On: May 16, 2019

IU researchers develop electric field-based dressing to help heal wound infections

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity.Work conducted in the laboratories of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, Chandan Sen, PhD...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 15, 2019

IU School of Medicine graduates physicians, scientists in Class of 2019

Some 439 physicians and scientists strode across the stage and on to the next phase of their professional careers Friday, May 10, during Indiana University School of Medicine’s 2019 graduation recognition ceremony. The school’s commitment to improving the health...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 10, 2019

Irsay gift pushes Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala past $1.8 million for cancer research

INDIANAPOLIS -- On a night when Chuck Pagano returned to Indianapolis, Colts owner Jim Irsay pledged $1 million to cancer research in his former coach’s honor, helping to raise more than $1.8 million to support scientists at the Indiana...

By:Michael Schug On: May 10, 2019

International conference celebrates science, progress

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing isn’t the only thing that’s drawing crowds to the Circle City this May. Hundreds of scientists and physicians from around the world have arrived to attend the Weinstein Cardiovascular Development and...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 9, 2019

Researchers find genetic link to bipolar disorder risk

In an international collaborative effort, researchers from 207 institutions and 22 countries, including Indiana University School of Medicine, have discovered 30 locations on human DNA where variations in the sequence can affect a person’s risk of developing bipolar disorder. The...

By:Christina Griffiths On: May 9, 2019

IU School of Medicine researchers find new drug that could reverse effects of dangerous brain parasite

A mind-altering parasite often picked up from the family cat might have met its match.Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered a drug commonly used to treat hypertension could also be used to reverse the...

By:Christina Griffiths On: April 30, 2019

IU School of Medicine dean emeritus receives national award from the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians (ACP) awarded Indiana University School of Medicine Dean Emeritus D. Craig Brater, MD, its prestigious Steven E. Weinberger Award for Physician Executives/Leaders during the organization’s annual scientific conference.The award recognizes...

By:Karen Spataro On: April 25, 2019

Researchers receive $1.8 million to investigate progression, relapse of rare blood cancer

Indiana University School of Medicine researcher Reuben Kapur, PhD, has received more than $1.8 million to research the mechanisms that lead to a rare blood cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Kapur will closely examine the interaction between certain...

By:Katie Duffey On: April 24, 2019

Yoder joins Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering as Director Emeritus

A stalwart of Indiana University School of Medicine’s rich tradition of innovative excellence will be lending his expertise and experience to a group of scientists and researchers doing groundbreaking work in regenerative medicine.Mervin Yoder, MA, MD,...

By:Katie Duffey On: April 16, 2019

Cutting-edge microscope will aid IU researchers’ understanding of disease, potential therapies

A six-member research consortium, including Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Bloomington, is bringing a new state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy platform to the state of Indiana.The Titan Krios lets scientists look at how proteins and viruses are...

By:Christine Drury On: April 12, 2019

Indiana University School of Medicine Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency receives accreditation

EVANSVILLE—With Indiana facing a statewide physician shortage, Indiana University School of Medicine is working to help fill the gap with the first internal medicine residency in southwestern Indiana to serve a 10-county region.The Accreditation Council for...

By:IU School of Medicine On: April 8, 2019

Researchers receive $2 million to pursue targets in rare pediatric cancer

Indiana University School of Medicine researcher Reuben Kapur, PhD, Frieda and Albrecht Kipp Professor of Pediatrics, has received more than $2 million to identify new targets in the rare pediatric blood cancer known as juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia or JMML....

By:IU School of Medicine On: April 5, 2019

Indiana University Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative recruits chief informatics officer

Umberto Tachinardi, MD, has been named chief informatics officer for the Indiana University Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative. Led by Indiana University School of Medicine, IU is investing $120 million in its effort to transform biomedical research, health care...

By:Christine Drury On: March 28, 2019

‘Scholarly Concentration’ to capitalize on local strengths

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is introducing a new “scholarly concentration” in Ethics, Equity and Justice.Scholarly concentrations, similar to “minors” in undergraduate programs, have been introduced at each of the IU School of Medicine campuses under the...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 22, 2019

Student group organizes CMDA chapter

Students at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend have organized a chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA).Students Holly VanDeman and Bethany Cooke are among students who petitioned the national CMDA organization for membership.The...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 22, 2019

Researchers discover hidden differences between pathology of CTE and Alzheimer’s disease

INDIANAPOLIS — An international team of scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine, University of Kansas and the U.K. Medical Research Council have dismantled the belief that Alzheimer’s disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy have identical pathology. Their...

By:Christine Drury On: March 20, 2019

IU School of Medicine discovery may lead to precision-based strategy for triple negative breast cancer

INDIANAPOLIS — Unlike the three most common forms of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer has no currently approved targeted therapies for treatment. That was one of the reasons it was chosen as a disease area of focus for...

By:Christine Drury On: March 19, 2019

Kovacs takes over helm of American College of Cardiology

An Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member has been selected to lead the nation's top cardiovascular organization for the next year.Richard Kovacs, MD, FACC, officially assumed his role as president of the American College of Cardiology...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 19, 2019

Match made in medicine

331 students learn where they are headed for residency training as part of annual Match Day INDIANAPOLIS -- At precisely noon on Friday, March 15, the IUPUI Campus Center erupted with shrieks of joy and cries of relief as 331 Indiana...

By:Karen Spataro On: March 15, 2019

Medical students to experience health care in Kenya

Hands-on global health opportunities and challenges await four first-year IU School of Medicine students selected to travel to the AMPATH program in western Kenya this summer.Students Sean Buehler, Michael Harding, Bilal Jawed and Grace Rushton form this...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 13, 2019

IU School of Medicine researchers discover groundbreaking test for post-traumatic stress disorder

INDIANAPOLIS—A cutting-edge blood test discovered by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers could help more accurately diagnose military veterans and other people experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, and potentially provide more precise treatments and prevention.A study led...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 12, 2019

Braters to chair IU Center for Global Health development board

During more than a dozen visits over the last 24 years, Stephanie and Craig Brater have witnessed the transformative development of the health care system in western Kenya and that experience will fuel more global health advances as they...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 11, 2019

Purdue, IU School of Medicine announce engineering-medicine partnership

INDIANAPOLIS—Purdue University College of Engineering and Indiana University School of Medicine are launching a new educational and research partnership to develop novel technological solutions for pressing health care problems.While the two institutions have collaborated for decades,...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 7, 2019

Educational program celebrates 20 years, 1,000 Hoosier kids

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Molecular Medicine in Action (MMIA), a two-day learning program for high school students in Indiana, hosted by Indiana University School of Medicine and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research....

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 5, 2019

$10 million NIH grant to help IU investigators build good bones and strong muscles

More than a billion people worldwide struggle with musculoskeletal conditions. From arthritis to back pain, these ailments are the second-leading cause of disability, and have the fourth-greatest impact on the overall health of the world population, according to...

By:Katie Duffey On: March 4, 2019

New study shows annual non-invasive stool test effective for colon cancer screening

A new study by Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute provides the strongest evidence to date to support recommendations that average risk patients can safely opt for an annual, easy-to-use home stool test instead of...

By:IU School of Medicine On: February 25, 2019

Nationally recognized liver research team joins IU School of Medicine

INDIANAPOLIS—Already established as a national leader in liver disease research, Indiana University School of Medicine has further cemented that status with the recent recruitment of three leading scientists to join the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Led...

By:Katie Duffey On: February 22, 2019

IU School of Medicine makes breakthrough toward developing blood test for pain

INDIANAPOLIS—A breakthrough test developed by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers to measure pain in patients could help stem the tide of the opioid crisis in Indiana, and throughout the rest of the nation.A study led...

By:Christina Griffiths On: February 12, 2019

IU School of Medicine researchers set new NIH funding record in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University School of Medicine scientists and physicians brought in nearly $150 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2018—a 10 percent increase over the previous year and a new record...

By:IU School of Medicine On: February 11, 2019

IU School of Medicine using grant to boost Hoosier mental health

INDIANAPOLIS—For Hoosiers, finding reliable access to mental health care is too often an uphill battle. More than 50 percent of Indiana counties are without a single practicing psychiatrist. Statewide, the number of psychiatrists is half the national average....

By:Katie Duffey On: January 17, 2019

Partnership targets breast cancer health disparities in African American women

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Simon Cancer Center researchers, as part of the IU Precision Health Initiative, have formed two new community partnerships focused on improving outreach and reducing breast cancer health disparities among African...

By:IU School of Medicine On: December 20, 2018

Pathway to prevention? Researchers make strides with leukemia, cardiovascular disease

INDIANAPOLIS—A significant portion of people over the age of 50 have mutations in their blood cells that are associated with leukemia. However, only a small percentage of these otherwise normal people go on to develop leukemia. It is...

By:Katie Duffey On: December 6, 2018

IU School of Medicine adds senior leader in information technology

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine has tapped a veteran information technology executive with two decades of experience at IU to serve in the newly created role of executive associate dean and chief information officer.Rob Lowden,...

By:Karen Spataro On: November 28, 2018

Grant helps researchers unravel role of glucose, fats in bone cancer

INDIANAPOLIS—A $1.2 million Department of Defense grant has been awarded to an Indiana University School of Medicine physician whose research explores a cascade of events that decreases quality of life and treatment responses for patients with metastatic bone...

By:Michael Schug On: November 27, 2018

IU researchers awarded $2.3 million to continue studies on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine cancer researchers who have been working to lessen the debilitating side effects caused by chemotherapy have been awarded $2.3 million to continue their studies. Jill Fehrenbacher, PhD, and Mark Kelley, PhD, are...

By:Michael Schug On: November 6, 2018

NCAA and Department of Defense expand concussion study with $22.5 million in new funding

INDIANAPOLIS -- The world's most comprehensive concussion study is being dramatically expanded with an infusion of nearly $22.5 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and the NCAA to examine the impacts of head injuries...

By:Karen Spataro On: October 31, 2018

IU researchers enrolling women in nationwide breast imaging study

Indiana University School of Medicine radiology researchers will recruit 3,000 women to participate in TMIST, a nationwide study comparing the two most common technologies used for breast cancer screening.Tomosynthesis, also known as three-dimensional or 3-D mammography screening, will...

By:Michael Schug On: October 26, 2018

Cook Regentec Celebrates Opening of Indianapolis Facility, Announces Collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine

16 Tech Innovation District, Cook Regentec innovation space serve as backdrop for local collaborations Indianapolis, Indiana – Cook Regentec, Cook Group’s first company in Indianapolis, cut the ribbon today on its new facility on Indiana Avenue and announced a...

By:Karen Spataro On: October 24, 2018

New IU School of Medicine faculty pediatrician named Chuck and Tina Pagano Scholar

A leading pediatrician will be the inaugural Chuck and Tina Pagano Scholar at Indiana University School of Medicine.Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD, will hold that title as well as associate professor of pediatrics. She is also a member of...

By:Michael Schug On: October 12, 2018

IU researcher seeks cause, solutions to low number of lung cancer screenings nationwide

An Indiana University cancer researcher will study why high-risk patients eligible for lung cancer screening are not referred in greater numbers for the non-invasive procedure.Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD, has been awarded $100,000 by the American Lung Association for a...

By:Michael Schug On: October 12, 2018

IU study: Restricting protein from diets may improve response to immunotherapy

INDIANAPOLIS – Restricting protein from a cancer patient’s diet may enhance the response to immunotherapy, according to an Indiana University cancer physician researcher.Roberto Pili, MD, the Robert Wallace Miller Professor of Oncology at Indiana University School of...

By:Michael Schug On: October 12, 2018

Indiana University School of Medicine updates patient information incident

Contact Chuck Carney Director of Media Relations Indiana University ccarney@iu.edu 812-855-1892Indianapolis, Ind. — The Indiana University School of Medicine has identified an additional 818 individuals whose patient information was contained in a binder left in a...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 11, 2018

IU-led study of younger Alzheimer’s patients aims to pave the way toward new treatments

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine scientists have received the university's largest single grant from the National Institutes of Health and will partner with a team of premier researchers around the country to lead a five-year national...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 4, 2018

IU School of Medicine launches regenerative medicine center

Media Kit: Access additional photos, broadcast-quality interviews and b-rollIndiana University School of Medicine is investing more than $20 million over the next five years to establish a new center focused on regenerative medicine, a rapidly developing field aimed...

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 15, 2018

New home for IU School of Medicine-Evansville, other health sciences programs dedicated

EVANSVILLE, Ind. –  Indiana University, the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana on Thursday dedicated a new shared hub for health sciences education in a ceremony that celebrated the campus’s potential to transform health care...

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 9, 2018

IU announces progress toward its Precision Health Grand Challenge: cancers it aims to cure, diseases it is working to prevent

Today Indiana University researchers and physicians announced progress toward their bold goals of developing cures and preventive treatments for devastating diseases prevalent among Indiana residents.IU Precision Health leaders announced they have recruited 33 new research faculty from throughout...

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 6, 2018

Major gift from Koch Foundation to support leadership at Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Koch Foundation, one of southwestern Indiana’s leading philanthropies, will support Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville with a new $2.5 million endowment to ensure continued strong leadership for years to come.The gift will fund the...

By:Karen Spataro On: August 4, 2018

Wood Family Foundation establishes second endowed fund to support lung cancer research

The Tom and Julie Wood Family Foundation has made its second major push to advance lung cancer research at Indiana University School of Medicine with a $2 million gift in memory of Indianapolis auto executive Tom Wood.This gift...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 31, 2018

NIH funds major biobank expansion at IU School of Medicine to support Alzheimer’s disease research

With a grant from the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Aging, Indiana University School of Medicine will dramatically increase the size and scope of the biobank that stores DNA and other biological samples used by researchers...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 21, 2018

Expansion of Alzheimer’s disease biospecimens repository prompts name change

Indiana University School of Medicine's repository for biological samples used by the nation's Alzheimer's disease researchers is changing its name to the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias."The new name reflects the significant...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 20, 2018

Indiana University cancer researcher receives NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award

Indiana University School of Medicine Distinguished Professor Hal E. Broxmeyer, PhD, is the recipient of a highly competitive National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Outstanding Investigator Award to continue his 35 years of groundbreaking research into lifesaving umbilical cord...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 18, 2018

Removing barriers to advance care planning for cancer patients and their family caregivers

Thinking about death and discussing emotionally challenging topics such as end-of-life preparations are difficult for most people. Patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers face especially challenging physical and psychological experiences as they navigate a terminal disease...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 17, 2018

New initiative will address service gap for opioid-dependent mothers through wraparound services, human-centered design

A new initiative will help address a gap in care for Indiana's rising number of postpartum mothers dependent on opioids and their babies through a patient-centric approach.The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation awarded Indiana University School of Medicine $844,065...

By:IU School of Medicine On: June 27, 2018

IU Simon Cancer Center partners with nation’s top cancer centers to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the United States

The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has again partnered with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with...

By:IU School of Medicine On: June 7, 2018

Indiana University School of Medicine establishes research center focused on developing new treatments for breast cancer

Indiana University School of Medicine is launching a new research center focused on dramatically improving therapies for some of the most difficult-to-treat types of breast cancer.The center will be named the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast...

By:IU School of Medicine On: June 4, 2018

Indiana research institute receives $33 million NIH grant to improve health statewide, with public’s participation

Indiana consistently lands near the bottom of the nation’s health ranking lists, with too many babies dying before their first birthday and too many people smoking and abusing drugs.A statewide network of researchers and staff at...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 22, 2018

IU School of Medicine forms research collaboration with Lung Biotechnology PBC

The ability to artificially grow organs may seem futuristic, but Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are closer to enabling that reality than you may think.Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD, assistant professor of surgery at IU School of...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 11, 2018

New app designed to help survivors of traumatic brain injury recognize and regulate emotions

A new app developed by an Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member is designed to help survivors of traumatic brain injuries recognize and regulate their emotions— skills that are critical to maintaining relationships and quality of life...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 8, 2018

Research titan and revered oncologist Lawrence Einhorn, MD, to deliver 2018 commencement address

Lawrence Einhorn, MD, a titan in the field of oncology best known for pioneering the cure for testis cancer, will deliver the keynote address to the Indiana University School of Medicine Class of 2018 during commencement ceremonies on May 12.“...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 1, 2018

IU Simon Cancer Center awarded NCI funding to expand smoking cessation treatment

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is one of 22 centers nationwide chosen for a federally funded initiative to reduce tobacco use by cancer patients.The two-year, $500,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute is for the Cancer...

By:IU School of Medicine On: April 24, 2018

Indianapolis community raises more than $700,000, creating the Chuck and Tina Pagano Cancer Research Fund at IU School of Medicine

On Friday evening (April 20), the Indianapolis community paid tribute to Chuck and Tina Pagano by raising more than $700,000 to create a cancer research fund in their names at Indiana University School of Medicine.The Chuck and Tina Pagano...

By:IU School of Medicine On: April 23, 2018

Local scientists discover new link between substance abuse and addiction

It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a debilitating opioid misuse crisis with no clear end in sight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 42 thousand lives...

By:IU School of Medicine On: April 16, 2018

Researchers discover new link between muscle signals and bone loss

Exercise causes muscles to produce a chemical signal that helps prevent bone damage, but as bones age they start losing their ability understand that signal, a research team led by Indiana University School of Medicine scientists has found....

By:IU School of Medicine On: April 9, 2018

Global palliative care leader to head Walther Supportive Oncology Program

An international leader in palliative care has been named the director of the new Walther Supportive Oncology Program at Indiana University School of Medicine. James (Jim) Cleary, MD, will join the faculty in July to lead the program...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 1, 2018

$14 million gift to create program focused on symptom management, mental and spiritual health of cancer patients

INDIANAPOLIS -- A $14 million gift to Indiana University School of Medicine will transform cancer care in Indiana by serving as the catalyst to build a comprehensive approach that helps patients and their families manage the symptoms, pain and...

By:IU School of Medicine On: February 6, 2018

IU researchers report problems with sense of smell may point to build-up of protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Problems identifying odors could be an early warning sign that the protein tau is building up in the brain, researchers have found. Tau is one of two proteins that are primary suspects in the development of Alzheimer's disease....

By:IU School of Medicine On: January 29, 2018

IU School of Medicine researchers set new record in NIH funding in 2017

Indiana University School of Medicine scientists and physicians brought in more than $135 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2017 – setting a school record and advancing IU into the top 33 NIH-funded...

By:IU School of Medicine On: January 25, 2018

Researchers discover faster, more effective way to harvest blood stem cells for bone marrow donation

A multi-institutional research team led by Indiana University School of Medicine scientists has developed a new way to harvest blood stem cells for bone marrow donation that is faster and more effective than the current standard of care—...

By:IU School of Medicine On: January 11, 2018

In scientific first, IU researchers grow hairy skin in a dish

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have successfully developed a method to grow hairy skin from mouse pluripotent stem cells—a discovery that could lead to new approaches to model disease and new therapies for the treatment...

By:IU School of Medicine On: January 4, 2018

Glaucoma experts available to discuss prevention, treatments, local research

More than 3 million people in the United States are currently living with glaucoma—the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. The National Eye Institute predicts that this number will skyrocket to 4.2 million by the year 2030.January...

By:IU School of Medicine On: January 3, 2018

Innovative brain-imaging study aimed at identifying at-risk kids

Faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health are looking to discover why some children and adolescents are more likely to engage in risky decision-making than others through a unique...

By:IU School of Medicine On: December 19, 2017

IU, Regenstrief Institute receive nearly $3 million to fund studies on aiding family caregivers of patients with dementia or traumatic brain injury

Family caregivers of individuals who have cognitive disorders are faced with complex and stressful challenges for which they are often unprepared and unsupported.Health services researcher Nicole Fowler, PhD, MHSA, of Indiana University School of Medicine, the IU...

By:IU School of Medicine On: December 18, 2017

IU researchers identify way to block malaria-causing parasites’ ability to shield themselves against popular drug treatment

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug treatments in infected mice—a finding that could lead to the development of new...

By:IU School of Medicine On: December 13, 2017

IU, Regenstrief study finds surrogate decision makers experience psychological distress

Nearly half of the 13 million older adults hospitalized annually in the United States are unable to make their own medical decisions and rely on surrogates, usually close family members, to make decisions for them. However little is known...

By:IU School of Medicine On: December 4, 2017

Researchers identify first brain training exercise positively linked to dementia prevention

Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia.The cognitive training, called speed of processing, showed benefits up to 10 years after study participants underwent the...

By:IU School of Medicine On: November 16, 2017

Motorcycle passengers more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries than drivers, IU School of Medicine study shows

Motorcycle passengers are more likely to be non-compliant with protective helmet use and to suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) than motorcycle drivers, according to IU School of Medicine researchers.Using the 2007 – 2010 National Trauma Data Bank, resident and...

By:IU School of Medicine On: November 15, 2017

Critical Care Recovery Center concept could benefit adult ICU survivors of all ages

A growing number of individuals of all ages are surviving intensive care unit hospitalization, however their mental and physical health problems persist. A new study from Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute researchers reports that a care model they...

By:IU School of Medicine On: November 14, 2017

Nationally recognized leader in academic medicine named executive associate dean of educational affairs and institutional improvement

Paul M. Wallach, MD, a nationally recognized leader in academic medicine, has been named executive associate dean of educational affairs and institutional improvement for Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wallach will join the School of Medicine in...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 31, 2017

Lu named Vera Bradley Foundation Professor of Breast Cancer Innovation at IU School of Medicine

A nationally recognized cancer biologist has been named the Vera Bradley Foundation Professor of Breast Cancer Innovation at Indiana University School of Medicine.Xiongbin Lu, PhD, is also professor of medical and molecular genetics at IU School of...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 25, 2017

IU School of Medicine researcher awarded $1.9 million grant to study vision-threatening condition

Indiana University School of Medicine was recently awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study diabetic retinopathy (DR), a long-term, vision-threatening complication of diabetes. The grant will fund the work of scientists...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 24, 2017

Study: Sickle cell anemia treatment does not increase malaria risk in Africa

The drug hydroxyurea does not appear to increase the risk of malaria infection in patients with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions, according to a study published online today in Blood, a Journal of the American...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 19, 2017

Reactions to drugs results in poorer outcomes for African American breast cancer patients, IU genetics research reveals

African American women participating in a clinical study on breast cancer had more side effects and poorer survival rates than did women of European ancestry, according to a recently published Indiana University study that identified ethnicity through genetics,...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 19, 2017

IU awarded $7.6 million grant to establish groundbreaking study of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease

Indiana University School of Medicine has been awarded a one-year, $7.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to establish a network of sites to study early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.The new NIA grant will help establish...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 9, 2017

Bart Peterson to lead IU Center for Global Health/AMPATH development board

The IU Center for Global Health will continue to advance in improving health worldwide with the appointment of Bart Peterson as chair of the center’s development board.Peterson, former Indianapolis mayor and Eli Lilly and Company executive,...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 2, 2017

Breast cancer experts available from IU School of Medicine to speak with media

In preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness month, five expert faculty surgeons and researchers from the IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery are available to discuss breast cancer, breast disease, current research initiatives at IU School of Medicine,...

By:IU School of Medicine On: October 2, 2017

IU School of Medicine awarded prestigious $2.1 million grant to study traumatic brain injury

Indiana University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, has been awarded a $2.1 million grant to study traumatic brain injury over five years as one of 16 National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation...

By:IU School of Medicine On: September 28, 2017

IU, Regenstrief, LifeOmic announce collaboration to revolutionize medicine

Indiana University, the Regenstrief Institute and Indianapolis-based technology company LifeOmic have announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration to advance the development of precision medicine, a personalized approach to disease treatment and prevention.Under terms of the agreement, LifeOmic receives a...

By:IU School of Medicine On: September 28, 2017

Overall cancer risk not increased with use of popular diabetes medication, IU study finds

People taking a new oral medication for Type 2 diabetes can breathe a sigh of relief concerning suspicions they might be at an increased risk for many types of cancer, according to Indiana University researchers.A review of 46 clinical...

By:IU School of Medicine On: September 21, 2017

IU School of Medicine receives $200K grant to fund state-of-the-art arthroscopy simulator

Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to surgical procedure. The IU School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery received a $200,000 grant to fund a new state-of-the-art training tool, allowing faculty, fellows and residents to establish proficiency in...

By:IU School of Medicine On: September 20, 2017

IU researchers identify promising treatment option for people suffering from aggression after traumatic brain injury

A drug originally developed in the 1960s as an antiviral medication is showing promise as a treatment option for people who suffer from increased feelings of aggression following traumatic brain injury, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have...

By:IU School of Medicine On: September 11, 2017

Hoosier Healers: How IU School of Medicine trains physicians for disaster-based care

First, it was Harvey, a category four hurricane causing devastation to millions of people in Texas and Louisiana. Now, it’s Irma, another catastrophic storm that has ripped through the Caribbean and is currently barreling through Florida and...

By:IU School of Medicine On: September 11, 2017

Many ICU survivors depressed: IU study finds young people, African Americans at highest risk

Intensive care unit (ICU) survivors, growing in number as clinicians and medical technology save more lives, are psychologically as well as medically fragile. The first study to examine antidepressant use and depressive symptoms after an ICU stay, has...

By:IU School of Medicine On: September 7, 2017

Tom Hurley named associate dean for research, graduate studies

Indiana University School of Medicine will enhance its graduate and postdoctoral training programs with the appointment of a new associate dean for research and graduate studies, Tom Hurley, PhD, a top biochemistry researcher and experienced mentor who also...

By:IU School of Medicine On: September 6, 2017

Biochemistry investigator and physician-scientist appointed to key leadership roles for IU School of Medicine, IU Precision Health Grand Challenge

Michael A. Weiss, MD, PhD, MBA, has been chosen to fill a dual role of chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and director of chemical biology and biotherapeutics for the Indiana University Precision Health Initiative....

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 21, 2017

Precision medicine opens the door to scientific wellness preventive approaches to suicide

INDIANAPOLIS – Researchers have developed a more precise way of diagnosing suicide risk, by developing blood tests that work in everybody, as well as more personalized blood tests for different subtypes of suicidality that they have newly identified, and...

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 15, 2017

Markham appointed section director of pediatric cardiology

Larry Markham, MD, MSCR, a dual-trained cardiologist in internal medicine and pediatrics, has been appointed section director of pediatric cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine and co-director of the pediatric cardiovascular service line at Riley Children’s...

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 9, 2017

Regenstrief developing and testing novel, real-world automated patient identification

INDIANAPOLIS – Matching patients to their medical records from multiple health care providers is critical to medical care, but can be challenging to accomplish because their records can be incomplete or inaccurate, and patients often share similar names.How,...

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 8, 2017

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