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Research titan and revered oncologist Lawrence Einhorn, MD, to deliver 2018 commencement address

Lawrence Einhorn, MD, a titan in the field of oncology best known for pioneering the cure for testis cancer, will deliver the keynote address to the Indiana University School of Medicine Class of 2018 during commencement ceremonies on May 12.“...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 1, 2018

Global palliative care leader to head Walther Supportive Oncology Program

An international leader in palliative care has been named the director of the new Walther Supportive Oncology Program at Indiana University School of Medicine. James (Jim) Cleary, MD, will join the faculty in July to lead the program...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 1, 2018

Researchers identify first brain training exercise positively linked to dementia prevention

Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia.The cognitive training, called speed of processing, showed benefits up to 10 years after study participants underwent the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 16, 2017

Nationally recognized leader in academic medicine named executive associate dean of educational affairs and institutional improvement

Paul M. Wallach, MD, a nationally recognized leader in academic medicine, has been named executive associate dean of educational affairs and institutional improvement for Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wallach will join the School of Medicine in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 31, 2017

Lu named Vera Bradley Foundation Professor of Breast Cancer Innovation at IU School of Medicine

A nationally recognized cancer biologist has been named the Vera Bradley Foundation Professor of Breast Cancer Innovation at Indiana University School of Medicine.Xiongbin Lu, PhD, is also professor of medical and molecular genetics at IU School of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 25, 2017

Breast cancer experts available from IU School of Medicine to speak with media

In preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness month, five expert faculty surgeons and researchers from the IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery are available to discuss breast cancer, breast disease, current research initiatives at IU School of Medicine,...

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

IU researchers identify promising treatment option for people suffering from aggression after traumatic brain injury

A drug originally developed in the 1960s as an antiviral medication is showing promise as a treatment option for people who suffer from increased feelings of aggression following traumatic brain injury, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 11, 2017

Tom Hurley named associate dean for research, graduate studies

Indiana University School of Medicine will enhance its graduate and postdoctoral training programs with the appointment of a new associate dean for research and graduate studies, Tom Hurley, PhD, a top biochemistry researcher and experienced mentor who also...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 6, 2017

Biochemistry investigator and physician-scientist appointed to key leadership roles for IU School of Medicine, IU Precision Health Grand Challenge

Michael A. Weiss, MD, PhD, MBA, has been chosen to fill a dual role of chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and director of chemical biology and biotherapeutics for the Indiana University Precision Health Initiative....

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 21, 2017

Markham appointed section director of pediatric cardiology

Larry Markham, MD, MSCR, a dual-trained cardiologist in internal medicine and pediatrics, has been appointed section director of pediatric cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine and co-director of the pediatric cardiovascular service line at Riley Children’s...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 9, 2017

Carla Fisher named director of breast surgical oncology

Indiana University School of Medicine will continue to advance in providing excellent clinical care for breast cancer, and expand its role in research and surgical education with the appointment of Carla Fisher, MD, associate professor of surgery and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 1, 2017

Raghu Mirmira named director of Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University School of Medicine will continue its nationally recognized work in the scientific discovery of innovative medical treatments and care for children with the appointment of Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD, as director of the school’...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 19, 2017

IU School of Medicine faculty appointed editors of PLOS Science Communication Blog

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the goal of connecting and engaging the public with science, free of jargon and full of insight, the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Science Communication Blog (#SciCommPLOS) has named three Indiana University School of Medicine...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 10, 2017

Yunlong Liu appointed interim director of IU School of Medicine Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

INDIANAPOLIS – Yunlong Liu, PhD, will promote advanced computation and informatics approaches to research seeking to prevent and treat diseases as the interim director of Indiana University School of Medicine’s Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB).Dr....

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

David Wallace named Chair of the IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology

INDIANAPOLIS -- A native Hoosier and Indiana University School of Medicine-trained physician has been named chair of the IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and director of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute.David K. Wallace,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 19, 2017

Emily Walvoord appointed to associate dean for student affairs

In response to the need for continued enhancements to student services that emerged as part of reaccreditation preparation, the IU School of Medicine Office of Medical Student Education is creating the position of associate dean for student affairs. ...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 14, 2017

IU, Purdue scientists design epigenetic ‘key’ to editing stem cells in the brain

INDIANAPOLIS – Scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine and Purdue University have developed a novel way to turn a gene on and off in the brain—a finding that could lead to new therapies for cancers and other...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 21, 2017

Indiana University announces nine new distinguished professors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Nine Indiana University scholars and researchers have been promoted to distinguished professor, the highest academic rank the university bestows upon faculty. The appointments were approved Feb. 3 by the IU Board of Trustees at their...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 13, 2017

IU-based startup commercializes software to improve quality of care for pediatric patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Two members of the Indiana University School of Medicine have launched a startup to commercialize software targeting improvement in pediatric patient care.The promise of information technology has been to improve quality, cut costs...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 27, 2017

Adding ADHD drug to therapy improves cognitive outcomes in traumatic brain injury patients

INDIANAPOLIS – A combination of the stimulant drug methylphenidate with a process known as cognitive-behavioral rehabilitation is a promising option to help people who suffer from persistent cognitive problems following traumatic brain injury, researchers at Indiana University School of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 22, 2016

Indiana University, Jackson Lab partner on new Alzheimer’s models seeking future therapies

INDIANAPOLIS and Bar Harbor, Maine — With the goal of breaking the bottleneck in developing new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the National Institute of Aging will provide $25 million over five years to establish and fund the Alzheimer’...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 22, 2016

Genomic-guided therapy leads to better outcomes for cancer patients, according to IU study

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 15, 2016

Anantha Shekhar receives inaugural IURTC Outstanding Innovator Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., which helps IU faculty and researchers realize the commercial potential of their discoveries, has awarded the first IURTC Outstanding Innovator Award to Dr. Anantha Shekhar.Shekhar is the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 22, 2016

IU announces first round of funding for $300 million Grand Challenges program to Precision Health

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University today announced that the Precision Health Initiative, a research initiative focused on patient-centered precision medicine therapies, is the first recipient of funding under the university’s new $300 million Grand Challenges Program. Led by faculty...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 20, 2016

Study finds one-third of women taking bisphosphonates remain at risk for fracture

INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 53 million Americans age 50 and older, primarily women, have osteoporosis or are at high risk for the condition due to low bone density. A recent study of oral bisphosphonates, the most commonly prescribed osteoporosis treatment,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 6, 2016

Seven IU Bloomington faculty receive more than $160K from Johnson Center grant program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Johnson Center for Innovation and Translational Research awarded more than $160,000 in grants to seven researchers at Indiana University Bloomington through the Translational Research Pilot Grant program.The Johnson Center works with faculty...

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

Indiana University School of Medicine to graduate 418 doctors, scientists Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS -- The hard work put in by 418 future physicians and scientists will be recognized Saturday when the IU School of Medicine holds its annual commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. in the Sagamore Ballroom of the Indiana Convention...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 6, 2016

Bone research leader appointed first director of IU musculoskeletal health center

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lynda F. Bonewald, Ph.D., an internationally recognized scientific and academic leader in bone research, has been named the first director of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health at the Indiana University School of Medicine.Dr....

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 15, 2016

IUPUI faculty invited to apply for FORCES funding to support tech development, commercialization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis faculty can submit funding proposals through March 15 to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to support the development and commercialization of their technology.Since 2011, more than 30 faculty members...

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

Life sciences company licenses IU School of Medicine enzyme-production technology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Pharmaceutical companies that need to test how well drug candidates inhibit glycogen synthase can now purchase technology developed at the Indiana University School of Medicine that produces the difficult-to-make enzyme in larger quantities, more...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 12, 2016

IU, Regenstrief study: Cognitive training effects differ by older adult’s education level

INDIANAPOLIS -- The first study to investigate the effects of cognitive training on the cognitive functioning of older adults by education level has found that individuals with fewer than 12 years of schooling benefit more from cognitive training than...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 28, 2016

IUSM diabetes and metabolic disorder researcher joins Indiana Biosciences Research Institute

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute announced today the appointment of internationally recognized diabetes and metabolic disease research scientist Raghu Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D., as the first Indiana Research Fellow and interim scientific director for the institute....

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 27, 2016

Margaret Ferguson appointed to interim senior executive leadership post at IUPUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has appointed Margaret Ferguson as interim senior associate vice chancellor for academic affairs effective Jan. 1, IUPUI Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Kathy E. Johnson announced.Ferguson, who...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 18, 2015

IU cancer researcher receives $450,000 Komen research grant

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana University cancer researcher has been awarded a $450,000 research grant from Susan G. Komen to identify epigenetic markers that drive breast cancer development.Chunyan He, Sc.D., associate professor of epidemiology at the Richard M. Fairbanks...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 18, 2015

IU startups Auricyte, Arrhythmotech win top honors at BioCrossroads competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Auricyte LLC, a company launched by three Indiana University scientists to cure hearing loss by turning human stem cells into hearing cells, won the Best Pre-Venture category Wednesday at the BioCrossroads New Venture Competition....

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 15, 2015

Two IU researchers awarded $1.6 million by Department of Defense for breast cancer study

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Indiana University researchers have been awarded nearly $1.6 million to study how a non-drug treatment may benefit women with breast cancer who also experience muscle weakness and bone loss.The Department of Defense awarded Theresa Guise,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 30, 2015

IU School of Medicine researchers bring in record amount of grants in fiscal year 2015

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bucking a national trend of tight resources for biomedical research, Indiana University School of Medicine scientists brought a record $302.3 million in research grants and awards to the school in fiscal year 2015, a 17 percent increase over 2014.The...

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

Cleveland Clinic neuroscientist named director of IU’s Stark Neurosciences Institute

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bruce T. Lamb, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute, has been named director of the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine.Dr. Lamb's research has focused on...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 24, 2015

Outcomes of skin infection associated with bacteria already present on skin

INDIANAPOLIS -- If you get a skin infection, whether it goes away on its own or you need to get medical treatment may be determined by what bacteria already make your skin their home, say scientists at the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 23, 2015

Tatiana Foroud named new chair of IU Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tatiana Foroud, Ph.D., an internationally recognized genetic researcher who holds several leadership positions at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been selected to be chair of the school's Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics....

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 15, 2015

Population health: Statewide study finds decreasing rates of osteoporosis treatment

INDIANAPOLIS -- A statewide study has found that from 2005 to 2012, fewer than a quarter of men and women with documentation of osteoporosis or fragility fracture, conditions for which national guidelines would recommend treatment for osteoporosis, actually received that...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 14, 2015

Dr. Travis leads IU Simon Cancer Center’s survivorship research efforts

INDIANAPOLIS-- An internationally recognized expert on cancer survivorship will lead the development of a new research program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D., has been named the...

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

Indiana CTSI director Anantha Shekhar selected to lead IU School of Medicine research

INDIANAPOLIS -- Anantha Shekhar, M.D., Ph.D., a nationally recognized researcher at the Indiana University School of Medicine and director of Indiana's largest statewide research organization, has been selected to lead the IU School of Medicine's $300 million...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 29, 2015

National Institutes of Health awards IU 5-year grant to create new diabetes research center

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a five-year, $4.5 million grant to create a new federally designated Indiana Diabetes Research Center, one of just 16 such centers in the country.The...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 27, 2015

Four IUSM scientists named Showalter Scholars

INDIANAPOLIS -- Four scientists have been named Showalter Scholars by the Indiana University School of Medicine, the third class in the program created to recognize and reward successful young researchers at the school.The recipients are:Nickolay Brustovetsky,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 26, 2015

Indiana Hemorrhagic Stroke Meeting to explore new surgical options for deadly strokes

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute will sponsor the inaugural Indiana Hemorrhagic Stroke Meeting on Tuesday, June 30, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.The meeting will bring together neurosurgeons, neurologists, stroke specialists, nurses, stroke care support...

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

IU research: A microRNA may provide therapy against pancreatic cancer

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University cancer researchers found that a particular microRNA may be a potent therapeutic agent against pancreatic cancer. The research was published June 22 in the journal Scientific Reports.Led by Janaiah Kota, Ph.D., assistant professor of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 22, 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

Nationally recognized prostate, renal and bladder cancer expert joins IU Simon Cancer Center

INDIANAPOLIS – Roberto Pili, M.D., a nationally recognized expert in prostate, renal and bladder cancers, has joined the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.Dr. Pili is the Robert Wallace Miller Professor of Oncology at the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 11, 2015

YouTube health program by IU School of Medicine doctor nabs top media award

INDIANAPOLIS -- An online video health program featuring an Indiana University School of Medicine professor has received the first annual Health Care Digital Media Award presented by the National Institute of Health Care Management Foundation.The program, Healthcare...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 2, 2015

Leader in community health programs named director of IUSM campus in South Bend

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University School of Medicine has selected Mark D. Fox, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in community health and providing health care to disadvantaged populations, to become associate dean and director of IU School...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 22, 2015

Researchers focus on potential tool for predicting survival, staging prostate cancer in Cancer Cell

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers with the Indiana University School of Medicine have identified a molecule that promotes metastasis of advanced prostate cancer to the bone, an incurable condition that significantly decreases quality of life. The research, published online in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 20, 2015

IU, Regenstrief investigators LaMantia and Unroe honored by American Geriatrics Society

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University Center for Aging Research and Regenstrief Institute investigators Michael LaMantia, M.D., MPH, and Kathleen Unroe, M.D., MHA, will be honored by the American Geriatrics Society at its annual scientific meeting May 15 to 17....

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 13, 2015

IU geriatrician named president of the American Geriatrics Society

INDIANAPOLIS -- The founding director of Indiana University Geriatrics, Steven R. Counsell, M.D., will become the 62nd president of the American Geriatrics Society at the start of the organization's 2015 AGS Annual Scientific Meeting May 15-17 in National...

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

Missionary, Ebola survivor and IU alum challenges medical school grads to remain true to their purpose

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dr. Kent Brantly's return to his alma mater as the May 9 commencement speaker was big news to the Indiana University School of Medicine community, but even bigger news hit the airwaves that same day -- when...

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

IU Center for Aging Research eMR-ABC software improving brain care throughout Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS -- Older Indiana adults with dementia or depression will be among the best cared for elders in the nation beginning this month with the statewide roll-out of a unique automated decision-support system that enables their care coordinators...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 7, 2015

Colorado pulmonary medicine leader and researcher named IU Department of Medicine chair

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mark W. Geraci, M.D., a pulmonologist and lung cancer researcher who heads the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been named the new chair...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 17, 2015

Improving the quality of medical care using computer understanding of human language

INDIANAPOLIS -- How can computer-based analysis of free text  -- the narrative comments found in medical records and expressed in everyday language or technical terminology – help improve the quality of medical care? Timothy Imler, M.D., of the...

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

Neurosciences researcher to head pharmacology and toxicology department at IU

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bryan Yamamoto, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert on the impact of drugs of abuse on the brain, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine....

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

Two-step treatment improved function and decreased pain severity in veterans

INDIANAPOLIS -- Although U.S. military veterans who have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan are more likely to suffer chronic pain than veterans of any other conflict in American history, little headway has been made in helping them...

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

IU researchers: Pancreatic cancer patients with particular gene signature may benefit from personalized treatment

INDIANAPOLIS – Cancer researchers at Indiana University report that about 15 percent of people with pancreatic cancer may benefit from therapy targeting a newly identified gene signature.Using data from the Cancer Genome Atlas, Murray Korc, M.D., the Myles...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 26, 2015

Editorial issues a call to action for end-of-life care of older adults in nursing homes

INDIANAPOLIS -- End-of-life care for nursing home residents has long been associated with poor symptom control and low family satisfaction. With more than one in four older Americans dying in a nursing home -- including 70 percent of Americans...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 19, 2015

Are medications’ adverse cognitive effects reversible?

INDIANAPOLIS -- Whether the adverse cognitive effects of medications can be reversed is of significant importance to an aging population, their caregivers and their families, as well as to an overburdened health care system.In a commentary in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 26, 2015

Discover leadership lessons from ‘Frankenstein’ at Kelley School’s Business of Medicine lecture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- What can 21st-century managers learn about leadership from a 19th-century mad scientist? Indiana University Chancellor’s Professor Dr. Richard Gunderman will explore leadership lessons from Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” as part of the Kelley...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 20, 2015

Decisions about sex activate different brain regions in adolescent girls

INDIANAPOLIS -- In a first-of-its-kind study, Indiana University researchers have shown that teenage girls use different parts of their brain when making hypothetical low- and high-risk decisions about sex.In a pilot study reported Jan. 13 in the Journal...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 13, 2015

First real-world trial of impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records

INDIANAPOLIS -- In the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical record from some or all of their...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 16, 2014

Grants from Indiana CTSI fuel search for potential new drugs

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute recently awarded more than $100,000 to researchers seeking to identify new therapeutic agents for potential development as future drugs. The funded projects will target conditions such as cancer, drug-resistant infections...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 11, 2014

Minute movements of autistic children and their parents provide clue to severity of disorder

INDIANAPOLIS and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Imperceptible variations in movement patterns among individuals with autism spectrum disorder are important indicators of the severity of the disorder in children and adults, according to a report presented at the 2014...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 1, 2014

Derron Bishop to lead IU School of Medicine-Muncie

INDIANAPOLIS -- Derron L. Bishop, Ph.D., has been named director and associate dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Muncie. He will assume the position Dec. 1.Dr. Bishop, who is currently an adjunct associate professor of cellular...

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

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

Coppoc announces retirement from IU School of Medicine-Lafayette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Gordon L. Coppoc, DVM, Ph.D., director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette and associate dean of the IU School of Medicine, will be stepping down from the position he has held for 16...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 13, 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 School of Medicine, NCAA host meeting organizing national concussion research project

INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 60 researchers, sports medicine specialists and experts in concussion are gathering in Indianapolis this week to officially kick off one of the largest initiatives to study and prevent concussions.With $30 million in funding from the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 11, 2014

IU researcher publishes ‘landmark’ results for curing hepatitis C in liver transplant patients

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new treatment regimen for hepatitis C, the most common cause of liver cancer and transplantation, has produced results that will transform treatment protocols for transplant patients, according to research published online today in the New...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 11, 2014

IU researchers: Protein linked to aging identified as new target for controlling diabetes

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a small protein with a big role in lowering plasma glucose and increasing insulin sensitivity. Their research appeared online today in Diabetes, the journal of the American Diabetes...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 5, 2014

IU cardiothoracic surgeon honored with named professorship

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mark W. Turrentine, M.D., has been named the first John W. Brown Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He will retain his current title of professor of surgery. Dr. Turrentine...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 30, 2014

IU researchers: Blood test may help to diagnose pancreatic cancer

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University cancer researchers have found that a simple blood test might help diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.In research published today in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Murray...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 28, 2014

IU School of Medicine professor named deputy health commissioner at state department of health

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jennifer Walthall, M.D., MPH, associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, has been named deputy commissioner and director for health outcomes for the Indiana State Department of Health.Gov. Mike...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 28, 2014

$2.4 million NIH grant funds IU-led research to discover biomarkers for diabetes detection

INDIANAPOLIS -- An international team of diabetes researchers led by Indiana University scientists has been awarded a $2.4 million research grant to discover and develop biomarkers meant to provide early prediction and diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.Nearly 2 million people...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 27, 2014

CHIC seeks to improve patient outcomes while preventing overuse of health care services

INDIANAPOLIS -- This month marks the first anniversary of an Indianapolis research center that is investigating how to use electronic health information exchange and physician-to-physician as well as doctor-patient communication tools to meet the challenges of improving health-related...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 23, 2014

Changing how primary care doctors treat pain, fatigue and other common symptoms

INDIANAPOLIS -- Common symptoms such as pain or fatigue account for over half of all doctor's office appointments in the United States, translating into more than 400 million visits annually.A new study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana...

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

Cancer tumor researcher to receive IU School of Medicine Beering Award

INDIANAPOLIS -- William G. Kaelin Jr., M.D., has been named the recipient of the 2014 Steven C. Beering Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Science, presented annually by the Indiana University School of Medicine.Dr. Kaelin serves as...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 13, 2014

Gift from Dr. Suzanne Knoebel estate to benefit IU cardiology research, education

INDIANAPOLIS -- A gift of nearly $8.5 million from the estate of a prominent cardiologist and Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member will support cardiovascular research and education and medical student scholarships.Suzanne Buckner Knoebel, M.D., died...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 10, 2014

IU startup Anagin wins $692,706 NIH grant to battle PTSD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOne in seven Americans -- in cases that range from child abuse, domestic abuse, and sexual assault to the trauma faced by soldiers, police, and firefighters -- will battle post-traumatic stress disorder at some point in...

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

IU School of Medicine professor named Indiana State Department of Health commissioner

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jerome Adams, M.D., MPH, an Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member, was named commissioner for the Indiana State Department of Health on Oct. 8 by Gov. Mike Pence.“His public service and academic achievements make...

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

IU study: Increased number of moles may indicate higher breast cancer risk for women

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University cancer researcher and colleagues have found that the number of moles on a woman’s body might predict her risk of developing breast cancer.Jiali Han, Ph.D., the Rachel Cecile Efroymson Professor...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 3, 2014

IU physician scientist to celebrate 10 years of Miles for Myeloma with 300-mile, 3-day bike ride

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University physician scientist will soon settle onto his bicycle’s saddle, setting out on a 300-mile journey to raise awareness and funds for a rare form of blood cancer.For the 10th consecutive year,...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 30, 2014

$1 million raised in honor of IU physician scientist who cured testicular cancer on 40th anniversary of milestone

INDIANAPOLIS – Gifts totaling $1 million in honor of the 40th anniversary of the cure for testicular cancer were announced Saturday at a celebration for the physician scientist who developed the treatment.Family, friends, colleagues, and men grateful for their...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 29, 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

State grants help IU Center of Excellence spread wellness for women

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, a program of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the IU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been awarded its fourth grant in three...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 5, 2014

Research and patients see quick benefits from novel IU School of Medicine-IU Health collaboration

INDIANAPOLIS -- After two years of investment by the Indiana University School of Medicine-IU Health Strategic Research Initiative, patients are reaping the benefits of new genetic testing systems, neuroscience specialists are creating new tools to battle concussions, and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 27, 2014

Six Indiana University researchers present work at military health symposium

INDIANAPOLIS -- Six researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine have been invited to present their work at the annual Military Health System Research Symposium this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.The national event brings together scientists...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 19, 2014

Care facility choice after hospital discharge about more than location, location, location

INDIANAPOLIS -- Twenty-first-century patients typically don't stay in the hospital until they are completely well or totally healed. As hospitalization durations decrease, a significant number of older patients -- about one in five -- are discharged to skilled...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 13, 2014

IU cancer researchers earn funding for pediatric cancer studies

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Indiana University cancer researchers have earned funding to continue their studies focusing on children with cancer.Yan Liu, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine and a researcher at the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 11, 2014

Cell plasticity may provide clues to origin of aggressive type of breast cancer

INDIANAPOLIS -- Healthy breast cells may be able to reinvent themselves -- some have the flexibility to change after they are mature -- which leads researchers to postulate that similarities exist between this occurrence and the origins of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 4, 2014

Study: Pediatric preventive care guidelines need retooling for computerized format

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the increasing use of electronic medical records and health information exchange, there is a growing demand for a computerized version of the preventive care guidelines pediatricians use across the United States. In a new study,...

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

JAMA study: Telecare program optimizing non-opioid chronic pain medication very effective

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chronic pain in the back, neck and other joints due to arthritis or other musculoskeletal disorders is extremely common but difficult to treat. In a new study published in the July 16 issue of Journal of the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 15, 2014

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Ethics of lethal injection, cellphones and health, and prisoner health care

INDIANAPOLIS -- The “Sound Medicine” program for July 13 includes segments about the pressure on doctors to participate in lethal injections; how cellphones affect your health; depression and diabetes; and prisoner health care.What should medical professionals' role be...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 10, 2014

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Cavities, allergies, and high blood pressure among children

INDIANAPOLIS -- The “Sound Medicine” program for July 6 features our favorite kid-related shows from the past, including discussion of Amish children and allergies; cavities in preschoolers; and children’s hypertension.What makes Amish children less susceptible to allergies?...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 2, 2014

IU cancer researcher earns Conquer Cancer Foundation grant

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University cancer researcher has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.Costantine Albany, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine at the IU School of...

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

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