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IU School of Medicine reaches NIH funding milestone, continues record-setting trend

INDIANAPOLIS—For the fifth-straight year, Indiana University School of Medicine set a school record for research funding received from the National Institutes of Health, showcasing its continued leadership in the field of medical research.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 27, 2021

Researchers learn to predict very preterm birth, neonatal complications in early pregnancy

Researchers are learning more about ways to predict the likelihood of newborn complications from early in pregnancy using samples provided by the Indiana University School of Medicine Building Blocks of Pregnancy Biobank.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 07, 2021

Malaria chemoprevention reduces disease and death in children after being hospitalized for severe anemia

A group of researchers including Chandy John, MD, from Indiana University School of Medicine, published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine showing malaria chemoprevention reduces morbidity and mortality in children with severe anemia.

IU School of Medicine  |  Dec 02, 2020

IU School of Medicine researchers publish first scientific article dedicated to Tyler Trent’s donated tumors, his legacy

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have published their work about a specific type of childhood cancer in the peer-reviewed, international oncology journal, Cancers. This research involves a combination therapy that significantly slows tumor growth in models, which includes a model established from cells taken from tumors donated by Tyler Trent.

IU School of Medicine  |  Dec 01, 2020

Clapp elected to National Academy of Medicine

D. Wade Clapp, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The group announced the election of 100 new members during its annual meeting on Monday, October 19, 2020. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

IU School of Medicine  |  Oct 19, 2020

Findings from asymptomatic COVID-19 study in Marion County contain important information for parents, their children

A study conducted by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers has shown that asymptomatic COVID-19 infection is possible in children younger than 10 years old. The researchers have shared the results of their novel COVID-19 study of asymptomatic children and adults in Marion County known as TACTIC (Tracking Asymptomatic COVID-19 Through Indianapolis Communities). 

IU School of Medicine  |  Aug 26, 2020

IU School of Medicine study paves way for earlier autism diagnosis in Indiana

Led by Nancy Swigonski, MD and Mary Ciccarelli, MD, a team of faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a statewide early autism spectrum disorder screening and evaluation system in the primary care setting showing success in improving access to evaluations and lowering the age of diagnosis. This study, published July 6 in Pediatrics, is the first of its kind in the U.S. to include health care systems across an entire state.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jul 06, 2020

Researchers discover improved treatment for children with sickle cell anemia

A team of international researchers has learned that dose escalation of hydroxyurea treatment for children in Uganda with sickle cell anemia is more effective and has similar side effects than a lower fixed dose of the same drug. The study, known as NOHARM MTD (Novel use Of Hydroxyurea in an African Region with Malaria – Maximum Tolerated Dose), focused on children in Uganda, but the results could impact use of hydroxyurea worldwide, including the United States and Europe. The findings are being published in the June 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. 

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 25, 2020

IU study tracks COVID-19 spread in pediatric dialysis unit

As COVID-19 continues its sweep around the globe, dialysis units have continued to be hotspots for the virus’ spread. Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine hope to combat that threat, through a novel study published May 14, 2020 in JAMA.

IU School of Medicine  |  May 14, 2020

Cancer center researchers identify checkpoint target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy.

IU School of Medicine  |  May 07, 2020