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IU School of Medicine research leader honored with Sagamore of the Wabash Award

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, joined an elite group of presidents, astronauts and other heroes as he received the state’s highest honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, at the 2019 Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Annual...

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

Study shows cost savings from same-day long-acting reversible contraception

According to a new study by Indiana University School of Medicine doctors, providing adolescents seeking birth control the ability to obtain a long-acting reversible contraceptive on the same day as their clinic visit could lead to significant cost...

By:Katie Duffey On: September 11, 2019

Timsina named to leadership role with IU Health Comprehensive Wound Center

IU Health Comprehensive Wound Center, which is part of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, is pleased to share with you the exciting news that Lava R. Timsina, Assistant Professor of Surgery, PhD, has been named...

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

Trial seeks to reduce neuropathy, improve outcomes for black women with breast cancer

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have launched a new, unique study recruiting black women with breast cancer designed to better understand and treat neuropathy, a side effect from chemotherapy. The National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trial, EAZ171,...

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

Kaplan named Department of Microbiology and Immunology chair

Leader also named director of basic science in Brown Center INDIANAPOLIS — Mark Kaplan, PhD, a professor, researcher and leader at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been selected to chair the school’s Department of Microbiology and...

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 30, 2019

IU School of Medicine researcher Hal Broxmeyer awarded IU President’s Medal

When Jay Hess first arrived at Indiana University School of Medicine as dean six years ago, he received a meeting request from Hal Broxmeyer, one of the school’s legendary researchers who is internationally celebrated as the father...

By:Karen Spataro On: August 26, 2019

High-intensity step training boosts stroke survivors’ walking skills

DALLAS, Aug. 22, 2019 — High-intensity step training that mimics real-world conditions may better improve walking ability in stroke survivors compared to traditional low-impact training, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal "Stroke."“People who suffer strokes...

By:Katie Duffey On: August 22, 2019

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter announces $1 million grant for LEADS study

Indianapolis, IN – August 19, 2019 – The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter today announced it is funding a $1 million add-on study focusing on genetics to the Longitudinal Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease Study (LEADS) led by Indiana University School of Medicine. The...

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

IU Simon Cancer Center earns NCI’s Comprehensive Cancer Center designation

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has achieved the highest recognition from the National Cancer Institute: Comprehensive Cancer Center. With this elite federal designation signifying research excellence, it becomes the only NCI-designated Comprehensive...

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 6, 2019

$2.5 million grant to support residency expansion in southwest Indiana

The Indiana State Graduate Medical Education Board has approved $2.5 million in grant funds for the development and expansion of the Southwest Indiana Internal Medicine Residency Program.Sponsored through Indiana University School of Medicine, the grant will support a...

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

Novel discovery of links between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease

New research from the Alzheimer’s Disease Metabolomics Consortium (ADMC) and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has uncovered novel connections between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), paving a new path toward a systems level view...

By:Katie Duffey On: July 31, 2019

Predicting mortality: Determining when liver injury patients are likely to die

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a model to predict how likely someone is to die within six months of a drug-induced liver injury.Their findings were recently published in Gastroenterology. Lead author Marwan Ghabril,...

By:Christina Griffiths On: July 29, 2019

Study published in ‘Nature’ identifies new mechanism for cancer cell growth

Winners and losers. How cancer cells bully normal cells in body. A study published today in “Nature” shines new light on the aggressive growth of cancer cells—and identifies a way to potentially make tumors more susceptible to...

By:Katie Duffey On: July 24, 2019

Findings from CARE Consortium added to global repository for brain injury data

Data from the world’s most comprehensive concussion study is now publicly available in a repository aimed at providing traumatic brain injury researchers access to a wealth of new knowledge.The U.S. Department of Defense announced recently...

By:Katie Duffey On: July 18, 2019

IU School of Medicine taps national leader to chair Department of Neurological Surgery

Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Health Physicians have recruited a nationally respected neurosurgeon to lead the Department of Neurological Surgery.Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, comes to Indiana from the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey...

By:Karen Spataro On: July 17, 2019

Scholarship named for IU School of Medicine’s Bankston

Funding to target Northwest Indiana medical students  GARY, Ind.—Through four decades of service, Patrick Bankston, PhD, helped propel medical education forward in Northwest Indiana. Now, a gift from the Lake County Medical Society honors that legacy by...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 17, 2019

Novel app designed to help patients avoid drugs linked to dementia

Researcher awarded $3.5 million to study effectiveness of technology intervention aimed at older adults A team of researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine, Regenstrief Institute and Purdue University, led by Richard Holden, PhD, is testing a new app,...

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

Anatomy and physiology merger to foster new collaborations

Two of IU School of Medicine’s basic science departments are merging to foster increased collaboration among disciplines and respond to the evolving manner in which medical education is delivered.The Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology will...

By:Karen Spataro On: June 27, 2019

Hartwell named inaugural associate dean for wellness, chief wellness officer

Jennifer L. Hartwell, MD, FACS, CNSC, has been named the inaugural associate dean for wellness at Indiana University School of Medicine and chief wellness officer for IU Health Physicians, effective July 1.An assistant professor with the Department of...

By:IU School of Medicine On: June 26, 2019

Practice standard designation to bring more patients with brain injury help with emotions

INDIANAPOLIS—A system created to help people with brain injuries recognize others’ emotions, co-developed by an Indiana University School of Medicine researcher, has been designated a “practice standard” that medical professionals should add to their tool kits when...

By:IU School of Medicine On: June 24, 2019

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative picks IU team for Human Cell Atlas award

INDIANAPOLIS—The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced today that a team of Indiana University School of Medicine researchers is joining a select group of scientists, computational biologists, software engineers and physicians as winners of the CZI Seed Networks for...

By:Katie Duffey On: June 21, 2019

IU School of Medicine launches new opportunity for medical school applicants

Indiana University School of Medicine is launching a new admissions opportunity that will enable students to secure placement in a unique educational program that explores critical issues in health care.Students accepted to IU School of Medicine through...

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

Funding to help researchers study link between high blood sugar, cancer

It is well understood that people with diabetes have an increased risk for a number of other health complications—including cancer. Last year, when Indiana University School of Medicine researchers demonstrated that inflammation can increase risk for leukemia,...

By:IU School of Medicine On: June 14, 2019

Researchers learn dangerous brain parasite ‘orders in’ for dinner

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered how a dangerous parasite maintains a steady supply of nutrients while replicating inside of its host cell: it calls for delivery.Toxoplasma gondii is a single-celled parasite capable of...

By:Christina Griffiths On: June 13, 2019

Retired pathology chair recognized with emeriti faculty award

James W. Smith, MD, who enjoyed a distinguished career at Indiana University School of Medicine as an infectious disease researcher, was honored Tuesday, June 11, with the Ritchey Emeriti Faculty Service Award for contributions to the school and community...

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

Study based at Indiana University School of Medicine finds improvements in insulin production wane after treatment stops in adults with early type 2 diabetes

A set of clinical trials examining youth and adults with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance has found that disease progression in adults slowed during medical treatment but resumed after treatment stopped. Youth on the same treatment had...

By:Christina Griffiths On: June 10, 2019

Immunotherapy delays Type 1 diabetes diagnosis in people at high risk

Presented on June 9 in San Francisco at the 2019 American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, findings from TrialNet’s Teplizumab (anti-CD3) Prevention Study show a drug that targets the...

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

Brain injury marker linked to long-term impairment in children with malaria

Malaria continues to be a major threat to public health for much of the world’s population. In 2017, more than 400,000 malaria-related deaths were reported globally, and over 90 percent were in sub-Saharan Africa. Almost two-thirds of the deaths were...

By:IU School of Medicine On: June 4, 2019

Depression, gender differences affect management of severe symptoms during advanced heart failure

The number of people with heart failure continues to grow with approximately 6.5 million Americans being diagnosed between 2011 and 2014. Projections for the year 2030 show an increase of 46 percent. Advanced heart failure is associated with many burdensome symptoms such as...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 30, 2019

IU cancer researcher, collaborators earn $4.1 million grant from Cancer Moonshot

INDIANAPOLIS — A team of researchers from Indiana University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have been awarded a $4.1 million National Cancer Institute “Cancer Moonshot” grant to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer in children and adolescents, especially those with...

By:Michael Schug On: May 30, 2019

Program empowers rural Indiana to fight opioid epidemic

The chances of meeting someone who’s been affected by the opioids crisis is incredibly high, particularly in rural communities. In Indiana alone, more than 1,700 people died from opioid-related overdoses in 2017.Last year, Indiana University School of Medicine,...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 28, 2019

IU School of Medicine honors Evansville physician Mark D. Browning with prestigious award

Indiana University School of Medicine honored Evansville physician Mark D. Browning, MD, on May 22, with the prestigious J.O. Ritchey Award, which recognizes individuals who have made enduring commitments to the school in several key areas.“Mark’s...

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

Study finds link between kidney injury, neurocognitive impairment in children with malaria

More than 200 million children around the world are at risk of failing to meet their developmental potential, and the risk is highest for children in sub-Saharan Africa.In that part of the world, severe malaria is a leading...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 21, 2019

IU School of Medicine joins TIME’S UP Healthcare initiative

Indiana University School of Medicine has signed on to support a growing network of heath organizations and institutions striving to create safe, fair and equitable workplaces for their employees and trainees.IU School of Medicine has added its...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 20, 2019

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

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