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Karen Spataro

Director of Strategic Communications

Karen Spataro joined the Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Strategic Communications as director in 2018 and has two decades of experience communicating to a wide range of audiences. Reach her at or 317-278-3676.

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IU School of Medicine’s new global health leader draws from extensive experience in Kenya

INDIANAPOLIS — Adrian Gardner, MD, MPH, a global health leader who spent the last seven years in Kenya as part of the Indiana University School of Medicine-led AMPATH program, has been named the school’s associate dean for global health. He will also serve as director of the IU Center for Global Health, an umbrella institute […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jan 24, 2020

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 of umbilical cord transplants. Hess suspected Broxmeyer—at the time closing in on 70 years old—might want to share […]

Karen Spataro  |  Aug 26, 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 Medical Center, where she is vice chair for administration in the Department of Neurosurgery and director of […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jul 17, 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 officially join with the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology effective July 1. The unified department, to be […]

Karen Spataro  |  Jun 27, 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 individuals who have “significantly enhanced the credibility of family medicine by a sustained, long-term commitment to family […]

Karen Spataro  |  May 16, 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 a physician executive or leader of a national or international medical organization for distinguished contributions to internal medicine or […]

Karen Spataro  |  Apr 25, 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 University School of Medicine students tore open sealed red envelopes to reveal where they […]

Karen Spataro  |  Mar 15, 2019

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, who is currently IU’s associate vice president of enterprise software, will be responsible for developing and implementing […]

Karen Spataro  |  Nov 28, 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 over several years. The NCAA-DOD Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium, known as the CARE Consortium, was […]

Karen Spataro  |  Oct 31, 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 collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine aimed at developing tools and technologies that advance solutions in […]

Karen Spataro  |  Oct 24, 2018