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100 years after the discovery of insulin, scientists reflect on the history, trajectory of diabetes research

One hundred years ago, Type 1 diabetes was a fatal disease. Then in 1921, a contemporary medical miracle: the discovery of insulin and its role in blood glucose regulation.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jul 28, 2021

New study from IU helps researchers understand spreading patterns of Alzheimer's

As new approaches for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and treatment emerge, it’s more important than ever to understand the ties between disease pathology, brain connections and genetics.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jul 27, 2021

Scientists call on professional community to support women in diabetes research

A group of leading scientists is holding a mirror to the diabetes research community and calling for the improved support of its female constituents. Linda DiMeglio, MD, MPH, of Indiana University School of Medicine and Mark Atkinson, PhD, of the University of Florida, led a deep dive into the historical representation of women in the diabetes research community and that of women in influential positions among four major diabetes organizations. 

IU School of Medicine  |  Jul 20, 2021

EM Department earns national award for wellness efforts during COVID-19

Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine has received the 2021 Emergency Medicine Wellness Center of Excellence Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) for work to promote wellness for its faculty, fellows, residents and staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christina Griffiths  |  Jun 30, 2021

Kapur named Wells Center director, vice chair for basic science research in pediatrics

Indiana University School of Medicine has named Reuben Kapur, PhD, as the director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research and the Department of Pediatrics vice chair for basic science research. Kapur has held the roles in an interim capacity since November 2019. 

IU School of Medicine  |  May 24, 2021

IU's partnership in Kenya honored with Bicentennial Medal

The Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) partnership between Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Kenya and a consortium of academic health centers around the world, led by Indiana University (IU), received the IU Bicentennial Medal in a presentation by President Michael McRobbie on Monday. 

IU School of Medicine  |  May 19, 2021

IU School of Medicine researchers develop blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. While current diagnosis and treatment approaches are largely trial and error, a breakthrough study by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers sheds new light on the biological basis of mood disorders, and offers a promising blood test aimed at a precision medicine approach to treatment.

IU School of Medicine  |  Apr 07, 2021

IU School of Medicine names new associate dean, director for West Lafayette campus

Matthew Tews, DO, MS, has been named the next associate dean and director for Indiana University School of Medicine in West Lafayette. The Midwest native currently serves as Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Educational Simulation at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University, providing leadership for their Simulation, Clinical Skills, Standardized Patient, and Research and Evaluation programs. He is also a practicing emergency physician.

IU School of Medicine  |  Mar 24, 2021

IU cancer center findings could reduce treatment-related complication for blood cancer patients

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center published promising findings today in the New England Journal of Medicine on preventing a common complication to lifesaving blood stem cell transplantation in leukemia.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 07, 2021

IU School of Medicine names new Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology chair

Alexander G. Robling, PhD, a professor, researcher and leader at Indiana University School of Medicine has been selected to chair the school’s Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology. His new appointment beings January 1, 2021. 

IU School of Medicine  |  Nov 17, 2020