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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

IU researchers join nationwide effort to use artificial intelligence in study of Alzheimer's disease

A new $17.8 million grant will help researchers discover novel ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease through state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) methods.

Christina Griffiths  |  Oct 15, 2020

IU School of Medicine names new cancer center director, announces $15 million supporting gift from Walther Cancer Foundation

Indiana University School of Medicine has announced the hiring of a world-recognized medical oncologist and multiple myeloma researcher to lead the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, bolstered by a $15 million fund established by the Walther Cancer Foundation to support him in this role.   

IU School of Medicine  |  Oct 07, 2020

IU School of Medicine names top neurologist to lead Department of Neurology

Indiana University School of Medicine has named Laurie Gutmann, MD, the new chair for the Department of Neurology. Gutmann also will serve as co-director of the Neuroscience Institute, an umbrella entity designed to facilitate collaboration among neuroscience disciplines at IU School of Medicine and IU Health.

IU School of Medicine  |  Oct 01, 2020

Kelley joins IU Ventures Investment Committee

Mark R. Kelley, PhD, is the newest member of the IU Ventures Investment Committee. Kelley, a professor of pediatrics and cancer researcher at Indiana University School of Medicine, was appointed by Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, dean of IU School of Medicine and IU Ventures board member. Kelley succeeds Distinguished Professor Emeritus Mervin Yoder, MD, who served on the committee from 2014 to 2020.

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 28, 2020

Study: Negative pressure wound therapy device might not lower infection risk in women with obesity after C-section

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are learning more about ways to prevent infections in women with obesity who have cesarean delivery.

Christina Griffiths  |  Sep 22, 2020

IU School of Medicine researchers receive multimillion-dollar grant to study potential new treatment for opioid addiction

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are testing use of tezampanel, a novel antagonist at glutamate receptors that could treat opioid withdrawal syndrome and other addictions and mental illnesses.

Christina Griffiths  |  Sep 17, 2020

IU School of Medicine, partners receive $1.3 million to deploy collaborative statewide dementia care model

Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties.

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 14, 2020

IU School of Medicine names new emergency medicine chair

Indiana University School of Medicine is promoting one of its own to serve as the next leader of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Peter S. Pang, MD, MS, will assume the role of department chair, effective October 1, and will have oversight and responsibility for the program’s clinical, education and research programs. He has served as interim chair since October 2019. 

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 08, 2020

IU cancer center researcher awarded $5.7 million to study chemo-induced hearing loss, toxicities

INDIANAPOLIS -- A researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year, $5.7 million National Cancer Institute grant to evaluate long-term health outcomes for cancer patients who receive platinum-based chemotherapies. An internationally recognized expert on cancer survivorship, Lois B. Travis, MD, ScD, leads the ongoing study that could lessen cancer treatment side effects for millions of patients. 

IU School of Medicine  |  Sep 02, 2020