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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

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

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

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

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

IUPUI researcher seeks new way of increasing empathy in physicians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- "Do no harm" are words often associated with the oath taken by physicians when they become practitioners. Amber Comer's research may add another phrase: Be kind.As an assistant professor with the Department of...

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

Increased access to long-acting contraception helps decrease rate of unintended pregnancy, says IU professor

INDIANAPOLIS – Although rates of unintended pregnancy in the United States have declined, studies still show that nearly half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, which can have negative outcomes for both mothers and infants.Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD,...

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

African-American veterans in mental health care are not as activated as White veterans

INDIANAPOLIS – Patients who are activated--meaning they have the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their health and health care--have better health outcomes. A new study provides evidence that male and female African-American veterans receiving outpatient mental health services...

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

Psychologists analyze links between provider burnout, quality of care, patient safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Health care provider burnout is known to have a relationship with both quality of care and patient safety. Psychologists from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis conducted the first study to...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 8, 2016

Ensuring medical care is consistent with patient goals

INDIANAPOLIS – It can be challenging to determine whether the medical care provided in a hospital or nursing home is consistent with the preferences of the patient and family as indicated in the patient's advance planning documents.Currently nearly...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 14, 2016

IU cancer researcher awarded nearly $2.6 million to increase colorectal cancer screening

IU cancer researcher awarded nearly $2.6 million to increase colorectal cancer screening INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University cancer researcher has been awarded nearly $2.6 million to compare interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening among underserved patients with limited resources.Susan...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 8, 2016

New low cost workforce is effective in decreasing depression burden in primary care

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Aging Brain Care Medical Home, a novel brain-focused population health management program implemented in the homes of older adults, lowered depression severity by more than 50 percent over six months according to a new study from...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 3, 2016

New tool measures hospital communication experiences of inpatient families

INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 13 million older adults are admitted to hospitals annually in the United States. Nearly a quarter need to have all decisions made for them by a family member, and almost half need help from family...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 26, 2016

Data suggests lack of physician awareness of surrogate decision-making laws in Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A researcher from the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is working to uncover misunderstandings surrounding Indiana's health care surrogate decision-making laws.With the goal of aiding Indiana lawmakers' efforts to improve antiquated...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 7, 2016

Study: Just thinking about quitting a job could have an impact on work performance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Just the thought of leaving your place of work could have some effect on your behavior, even before you go.A paper recently published in the Journal of Applied Psychology considers what can happen...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 23, 2016

LOINC award honors outstanding contributors to advancement of health data interoperability

INDIANAPOLIS -- LOINC, the world's most commonly used universal code system for identifying medical test results, observations and other clinical measurements, has announced the inaugural recipients of the LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions. The new award honors individuals...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 30, 2016

Young African-American adults are less susceptible to delirium in ICU than Caucasians

INDIANAPOLIS -- The first study to evaluate the relationship between race and intensive care unit delirium has found that African-American ICU patients age 18 to 50 are less susceptible to delirium than similarly aged Caucasians or than either African-American or...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 14, 2016

Half of long-stay nursing home residents go to hospital ED regardless of cognitive status

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found that almost half of all long-stay nursing home residents experience at least one transfer to an Emergency Department over...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 19, 2016

IUPUI psychologists explore pain in Hispanic Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Hispanic Americans report fewer pain conditions compared with non-Hispanic white or black Americans, according to a critical review and analysis of more than 100 studies on pain experience and pain management among Hispanic Americans. The...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 9, 2016

Assistant professor helping legislature find solution to state’s health care surrogate laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- An assistant professor in the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, in conjunction with Indiana Senate legislative partners, has played a key role in the creation of a...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 23, 2016

IUPUI analysis finds differences in pain coping between black and white Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers led by Adam T. Hirsh of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis report that black and white Americans cope with pain differently and that blacks employ pain-coping strategies more frequently...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 11, 2016

Researchers see promising results in treating age-related decline in muscle mass and power

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A proof-of-concept, phase 2 trial by an international research team has found promising results for a myostatin antibody in treating the decline in muscle mass and power associated with aging."Myostatin is a natural protein...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 21, 2015

Redesigning inpatient care: Transforming health care one unit at a time

INDIANAPOLIS -- An innovative inpatient care model utilizing multidisciplinary accountable care teams reduced hospital stays and lowered costs even beyond those associated with fewer days of hospitalization, according to a new study published in the December issue of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 9, 2015

IU medical, nursing and social work schools collaborate to win elder care initiative grant

INDIANAPOLIS -- Better health care for older adults and better training for those who care for them are the goals of a new Indiana University initiative for which clinicians and educators recently received a three-year award of nearly $2.6...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 6, 2015

Study: Number of new cases of dementia decreasing for African-Americans but not Africans

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute study is the first to report significantly decreased incidence rates over two decades for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in African-Americans. The study is also the first to show that...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 4, 2015

Study finds novel population health management program yields major health improvement

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Aging Brain Care Medical Home, a novel population health management program implemented in the homes of older adults, achieves significant health improvement for individuals with depression and also substantial stress reduction in family caregivers of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 16, 2015

Traumatic brain injury patients sought for memory, cognition study

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation seeks individuals who suffer from memory and cognition problems related to traumatic brain injury for a study evaluating the effectiveness of treatment with a...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 25, 2015

Regenstrief and IU study finds obese black and white women differ in how they view weight

INDIANAPOLIS -- Low-income obese white women uniformly reported that weight negatively affects their lives and causes health problems. But half of their black contemporaries are comfortable with obesity, according to a new Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 12, 2015

Traumatic brain injury patients sought for clinical drug study

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation seeks adults with a traumatic brain injury for a clinical study of buspirone, an FDA-approved anxiety medication, and its effects on reducing irritability and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 21, 2015

OPTIMISTIC: New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new study from Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute researcher-clinicians reports on the first year of the implementation of OPTIMISTIC, an innovative program they developed and implemented to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing facility residents.Their...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 8, 2015

IU researchers find inconsistencies in doctors’ counseling about premature birth

INDIANAPOLIS -- Physicians counseling women faced with giving birth to extremely premature babies may be offering inconsistent and sometimes misleading information, according to researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine.In a simulation study involving 15 neonatologists and 16...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 17, 2014

Improving seniors’ mental function is goal of NIH grant to IU School of Medicine researchers

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate the advantages of physical exercise, cognitive exercise or a combination of both on the aging brain.The initial...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 12, 2014

IU study links skipping school, failing tests to more sex, less condom use in teenage girls

INDIANAPOLIS -- What do skipping school, failing tests and engaging in risky sexual behavior have in common? Lots, according to Indiana University researchers who combed through 80,000 daily reports written by 14- to 17-year-old girls.Although the findings are...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 9, 2014

National Cancer Institute names IU Simon Cancer Center one of 30 sites in the new National Clinical Trials Network

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has been selected as one of only 30 sites in the country to lead cancer clinical trials in a new national network.The National Cancer Institute designated the IU...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 26, 2014

Regenstrief relocation to IU School of Medicine campus will enhance institute’s research, Kenya, Open MRS

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Regenstrief Institute Inc., a global leader in biomedical informatics, health services and aging research, will relocate in mid-2015 to a new facility on the Indiana University School of Medicine campus in Indianapolis. With a location,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 14, 2014

Volunteers sought for IU School of Medicine diabetes research studies

INDIANPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine is among a select group of institutions chosen to participate in two National Institutes of Health diabetes research studies.The studies will evaluate the effects of medications in delaying the onset...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 21, 2014

Cost-saving, coordinated brain care model for older adults attracting nationwide interest

INDIANAPOLIS -- The patient and caregiver-centered Aging Brain Care program, developed by researchers at the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, is attracting nationwide interest for its ability to improve health outcomes and quality...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 20, 2014

Volunteers sought for IU School of Medicine diabetes research study

INDIANPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine is one of 37 sites selected by the National Institutes of Health for a study of the long-term risks and benefits of four widely used diabetes drugs used in combination with metformin,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 24, 2014

IU begins clinical study of antiplaque chewing gum for Army

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS – The IU Oral Health Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has begun a $1.2 million study for the military of the first use of pharmaceutical-grade antiplaque chewing gum in humans. The gum is intended for...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 29, 2014

Volunteers sought for IU School of Medicine diabetes research study

INDIANPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine is one of 37 sites selected by the National Institutes of Health for a study of the long-term risks and benefits of four widely used diabetes drugs used in combination with metformin,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 19, 2013

Opioids for chronic pain: Study looks at how patients and their doctors talk about risks

INDIANAPOLIS -- Although the popular press -- from entertainment news to the crime blotter -- has paid significant attention to the dangers of hydrocodone, oxycodone and other opioids, little is known about whether and how this issue comes...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 22, 2013

Analysis: Provider-initiated solutions improve quality of care in nursing homes

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research has found that nursing home care improves in critical areas -- including falls, quality of life and rehospitalizations -- when state...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 10, 2013

Covance and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute to collaborate on early clinical research

PRINCETON, N.J., and INDIANAPOLIS -- Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD), a leading global drug development services company, and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute,  part of the Indiana University School of Medicine, today announced an agreement to...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 4, 2013

Making the GRADE: Volunteers sought for diabetes research study

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine is one of the 37 sites selected by the National Institutes of Health for a study of the long-term risks and benefits of four widely used diabetes drugs used in combination with...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 9, 2013

Researchers report success blocking type 1 diabetes progression using psoriasis drug

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers have blocked the progression of type 1 diabetes among newly diagnosed patients using a drug originally sold to treat psoriasis, according to the results of a clinical trial reported Saturday at a scientific meeting in Chicago....

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 22, 2013

Indiana University study aims to prevent type 2 diabetes through medication

A clinical trial at Indiana University School of Medicine aims to find new ways of preventing type 2 diabetes or slow its progression by treating participants with medications normally used for people who have had full-blown diabetes for at...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 7, 2013

IU School of Medicine explores options in treatment of liver cancer

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University School of Medicine seeks participants for a clinical study comparing the effectiveness of adding a controlled dose of radiation to standard chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced liver cancer. Matthew Johnson, M.D.,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 15, 2013

Book provides rare ‘back stage’ look at research environments at academic health centers

INDIANAPOLIS -- The future of basic and translational research in health care depends on the ability of large, complex health science centers to educate, discover new answers to extremely complicated problems and operate for the public good. “Enhancing...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 9, 2013

Study: Dynamic new software improves care of aging brain

INDIANAPOLIS -- Innovative medical records software developed by geriatricians and informaticians from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research will provide more personalized health care for older adult patients, a population at significant risk...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 14, 2013

IU research finds memory, thought-process training promising options for breast cancer symptom management

Diane M. Von Ah, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor at the IU School of Nursing and a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, and colleagues studied two different treatment options for breast...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 3, 2012

Is it safe for the kidney? Low-carb, high-protein versus low-fat diets

Lead author Allon N. Friedman, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, said, “Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets have been popular for decades, despite persistent concerns that they may lead to kidney damage or even...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 13, 2012

Review: Altruism’s influence on parental decision to vaccinate children is unclear

"If enough people are immunized against a particular disease, it prevents outbreaks of that disease and protects the community. This is known as herd immunity, and it's a very important benefit of childhood immunization," said Regenstrief Institute affiliated...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 12, 2012

IU study shows stigma around free health care, but high satisfaction with services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFeb. 15, 2012BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A new study by Indiana University sociologists found that a stigma exists against individuals seeking free health care services. Patients of a free health care clinic reported in a survey that many...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 4, 2012

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