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Katie Duffey

Katie Duffey joined the Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Strategic Communications as assistant director in 2018 after a 14-year career in newspaper journalism. Contact Katie at

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IU School of Medicine names new chair to lead Department of Dermatology

Indiana University School of Medicine has named a Boston-based physician leader the new chair of the Department of Dermatology.

Katie Duffey  |  Aug 23, 2022

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 savings for insurance providers. Published today in the journal “JAMA Network Open,” the study was the work […]

Katie Duffey  |  Sep 11, 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 often have difficulty walking and impaired balance. Rehabilitation traditionally focuses on patients practicing low-intensity walking, […]

Katie Duffey  |  Aug 22, 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 of Alzheimer’s relevant for early detection and ultimately for prevention. The study, published today in JAMA Network Open, was led […]

Katie Duffey  |  Jul 31, 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 chemotherapy. A team of investigators helmed by Dr. Rajan Gogna from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in […]

Katie Duffey  |  Jul 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 that data from the NCAA-DoD Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium is now available through the Federal Interagency […]

Katie Duffey  |  Jul 18, 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 the Human Cell Atlas awards. The research group is led by Harikrishna Nakshatri, PhD, the Marian J. Morrison […]

Katie Duffey  |  Jun 21, 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 cellular mutations believed to contribute to the development and relapse of AML. The grant was awarded by the National Cancer Institute and will support this project for the next five years.    Kapur conducts his research at the Herman B Wells Center […]

Katie Duffey  |  Apr 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, has assumed the role of Director Emeritus for the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering. He joined […]

Katie Duffey  |  Apr 16, 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 the United States Bone and Joint Initiative. Investigators at the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health at Indiana […]

Katie Duffey  |  Mar 04, 2019