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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:Emily McKnight 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:Emily McKnight 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:Emily McKnight On: October 12, 2018

Indiana University School of Medicine reports patient information incident

Media Contact Chuck Carney Director of Media Relations, Spokesperson Indiana University IU Experts Database IU News Office:  812-855-1892 Cell:  812-325-3648Indianapolis - The Indiana University School of Medicine announced today that a vehicle was stolen containing...

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

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

IU School of Medicine class of 2021 to participate in White Coat Ceremony on Friday

Indiana University School of Medicine’s newest class will take part in a time-honored ceremony Friday when the future doctors don the traditional white medical coats and repeat in unison the Physician’s Oath as family and friends...

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 3, 2017

Carla Fisher named director of breast surgical oncology

Indiana University School of Medicine will continue to advance in providing excellent clinical care for breast cancer, and expand its role in research and surgical education with the appointment of Carla Fisher, MD, associate professor of surgery and...

By:IU School of Medicine On: August 1, 2017

Raghu Mirmira named director of Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University School of Medicine will continue its nationally recognized work in the scientific discovery of innovative medical treatments and care for children with the appointment of Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD, as director of the school’...

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

IU researcher awarded grants to protect U.S. troops against mosquito-borne illness

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Molly Duman Scheel, PhD, associate professor of medical and molecular genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, was awarded two multi-year grants from the Department of Defense (DOD) to aid her work in...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 17, 2017

$25 million Lilly Endowment grant to attract leading scientists to IU School of Medicine, enhance Indiana’s life sciences sector

INDIANAPOLIS – A $25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will elevate Indiana’s position as one of the nation’s top life science research hubs by funding an innovative recruitment strategy designed to attract top scientists to Indiana University...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 12, 2017

IU, Regenstrief study: Early home health worker visit lowers risk of hospital readmission

INDIANAPOLIS – A visit by a home health worker, such as a nurse or physical therapist, within a week of an older adult's discharge from a skilled nursing facility appears to lower the risk of hospital readmission within 30 days...

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

IU School of Medicine adds residency positions

INDIANAPOLIS -- Seven new positions for Indiana University School of Medicine residents have been approved by a state board to address Indiana’s critical need for more physicians.New residency positions in obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and pediatric...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 10, 2017

IU School of Medicine faculty appointed editors of PLOS Science Communication Blog

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the goal of connecting and engaging the public with science, free of jargon and full of insight, the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Science Communication Blog (#SciCommPLOS) has named three Indiana University School of Medicine...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 10, 2017

Yunlong Liu appointed interim director of IU School of Medicine Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

INDIANAPOLIS – Yunlong Liu, PhD, will promote advanced computation and informatics approaches to research seeking to prevent and treat diseases as the interim director of Indiana University School of Medicine’s Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB).Dr....

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

Coalition of partners to provide free HPV vaccines, variety of screenings at INShape Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair

INDIANAPOLIS – During the INShape Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair, Cervical Cancer Free-Indiana and community partners will provide free HPV vaccinations, while cervical cancer and HPV education and blood pressure and body mass index screenings also will be...

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

Regenstrief & IU to offer unique public and population health informatics training program

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Regenstrief Institute, internationally recognized for its research and training programs in clinical informatics, will now train researchers in the increasingly important fields of public and population health informatics. The unique new program, in collaboration with...

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

IU researchers help provide first look at atomic structures of protein tangles found in Alzheimer’s disease

INDIANAPOLIS – New research by scientists at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom and Indiana University School of Medicine gives the most detailed view yet of tau protein structures found in Alzheimer’s disease.The...

By:IU School of Medicine On: July 5, 2017

Naga Chalasani named IU School of Medicine associate dean for clinical research

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University School of Medicine will enhance research that explores whether medical treatments or therapies are effective in humans with the appointment of a new associate dean for clinical research, Naga Chalasani, MD, an international leader in...

By:IU School of Medicine On: June 30, 2017

David Wallace named Chair of the IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology

INDIANAPOLIS -- A native Hoosier and Indiana University School of Medicine-trained physician has been named chair of the IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute.David K. Wallace,...

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

Emily Walvoord appointed to associate dean for student affairs

In response to the need for continued enhancements to student services that emerged as part of reaccreditation preparation, the IU School of Medicine Office of Medical Student Education is creating the position of associate dean for student affairs. ...

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

World’s leading oncology association honors Patrick J. Loehrer, MD, director of IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS – The world's leading organization for oncology professionals recently honored Patrick J. Loehrer, Sr., MD, director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, for his extraordinary leadership.Dr. Loehrer, HH Gregg Professor of Oncology and...

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

IU and Regenstrief studying decreasing dementia after delirium for older ICU survivors

INDIANAPOLIS – Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute are developing and testing the nation's first program to deliver via telemedicine specially designed cognitive training and physical exercise programs to the homes of...

By:IU School of Medicine On: June 5, 2017

IU study: Many testicular cancer survivors have low testosterone levels; likely to experience other chronic health problems

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University cancer researchers found that many testicular cancer survivors have low testosterone levels and are more likely to have chronic health problems.In the study, the researchers found that 38 percent of 491 testicular cancer survivors had low...

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

New IU collaborative care model focuses on full recovery of those injured after age 50

INDIANAPOLIS – An estimated 1.4 million Americans over age 50 are hospitalized for severe injuries annually--most often due to motor vehicle crashes or falls. The majority have the potential for full recovery from the trauma, yet a large percentage do not...

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

Indiana University School of Medicine to graduate 431 doctors, scientists on Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 400 future physicians and scientists will be recognized Saturday when Indiana University School of Medicine holds its annual commencement ceremonies at 10 am in the Sagamore Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center.Donald E. Brown, MD, IU...

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

Bioinformatics researcher appointed leader of data sciences, informatics for IU Precision Health Grand Challenge

INDIANAPOLIS – Kun Huang, PhD, an internationally recognized scientific and academic leader in bioinformatics and computing, has been named the director of data sciences and informatics for Indiana University’s first Grand Challenge initiative, Precision Health.Dr. Huang, whose...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 5, 2017

IU researchers awarded $2.9 million to study chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University cancer researchers have been awarded $2.9 million to study the debilitating side effects caused by chemotherapy that affect a significant number of cancer patients.Mark R. Kelley, PhD, the Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric...

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

IU researchers create human inner ear organs that could lead to new therapies for hearing, balance impairments

INDIANAPOLIS – Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have successfully developed a method to grow inner ear tissue from human stem cells—a finding that could lead to new platforms to model disease and new therapies for the...

By:IU School of Medicine On: May 1, 2017

IU scientists identify therapy with potential to eliminate dialysis need

INDIANAPOLIS -- Scientists at Indiana University have identified a therapy that could help reverse damage from acute kidney injury and eliminate the need for dialysis treatment in the future.Acute kidney injury commonly occurs after either cardiac surgery...

By:IU School of Medicine On: April 27, 2017

5th annual Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala raises more than $1 million for research at IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS – For the second consecutive year, more than $1 million was raised for cancer research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center during the fifth annual Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala on April 21.Hosted by the Indianapolis Colts...

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

Eskenazi Health Foundation gives $2 million to support public health

INDIANAPOLIS — A $2 million gift from the Eskenazi Health Foundation will help emergency physicians at Indiana University School of Medicine develop innovative ways to serve the city's most vulnerable residents and address public health problems that drive patients to...

By:IU School of Medicine On: April 17, 2017

IU, Regenstrief study explores adherence and tolerability to Alzheimer’s medications

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute have performed the first study conducted in the United States under real-world conditions comparing patient adherence and tolerability to a class of drugs...

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

Don Brown to give 2017 commencement address

Donald E. Brown, MD, and Indianapolis tech entrepreneur, will give the 2017 commencement address at Indiana University School of Medicine.Last December, Dr. Brown gifted $30 million to IU School of Medicine to establish the Brown Center for Immunotherapy, which...

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

IU receives grant to help female, minority scientists become entrepreneurs

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana University, the University of Louisville and Missouri University of Science and Technology are working in partnership to help female and minority faculty, staff and student innovators improve their success in securing money to commercialize their...

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

Study compares hospice care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patient homes

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found only minimal differences in the intensity of hospice services provided in nursing homes as compared to hospice services provided...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 23, 2017

Tom Guevara appointed director of the IU Public Policy Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Dean John Graham has announced the appointment of Tom Guevara as the director of the IU Public Policy Institute, located at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.Guevara,...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 17, 2017

Third annual Bloomington Innovation Conference to bring together industry, academic research

MEDIA ADVISORYBLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Researchers across multiple academic disciplines at Indiana University Bloomington will come together with regional industry executives Thursday, April 6, at the third annual Bloomington Innovation Conference and Reception on the IU campus.The keynote...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 17, 2017

IU School of Medicine students celebrate Match Day 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- After much anticipation, Indiana University School of Medicine fourth-year students joined their peers from across the nation to celebrate the end of medical school and learn the details of the next phase of medical training.Precisely...

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 17, 2017

IU researchers find electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair

A study led by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain.Their findings, published online March 16 in the journal Stem Cells, provide...

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

‘Ecopatch’ concept takes top prize in JagStart student entrepreneur competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Walking through the green spaces on her campus at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, Autumn Fox saw more than just grass. She saw potential.What if, she asked, those wide-open spaces could host a garden...

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

Indiana University doctors, Purdue University researchers collaborate to create embedding program

INDIANAPOLIS – The Oncological Sciences Center at Purdue University's Discovery Park and Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center have created a collaboration that utilizes the resources of each organization in an effort to develop a device to...

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

IU doctors, Purdue University researchers collaborate to create embedding program

INDIANAPOLIS – The Oncological Sciences Center at Purdue University's Discovery Park and Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center have created a collaboration that utilizes the resources of each organization in an effort to develop a device to...

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

IU Center for Aging Research develops novel ICU delirium severity assessment tool

INDIANAPOLIS -- Millions of intensive care unit patients in the United States experience delirium, an acute brain failure resulting in confusion and long-term memory problems. Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research have developed and validated...

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

Waiting to be sold: IUPUI researchers develop model to predict probability of home sales

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- What is the probability that the house you want to sell -- or buy -- will be sold within a month, two months, three months or more? Computer scientists from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis...

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

Jagathon raises record $351,000 for Riley Hospital for Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Jagathon, the student-run dance marathon at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, raised $351,430.22 over the weekend to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. That total more than doubled the record of $140,049.94, set in 2016.The 13.1...

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

Innovate Indiana Fund invests in early-stage payment-fraud analytics company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A high-tech company that detects payment-card fraud using machine learning and data analytics will be able to launch a product for merchants later in 2017. It will also be able to increase the size of...

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

Sadhasivam named vice chair of research for the Department of Anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine, anesthesiologist in chief at Riley Hospital for Children

INDIANAPOLIS -- Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, MD, has accepted the position of anesthesiologist in chief at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and vice chair for research for the Department of Anesthesia, Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr....

By:IU School of Medicine On: March 3, 2017

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