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Reactions to drugs results in poorer outcomes for African American breast cancer patients, IU genetics research reveals

African American women participating in a clinical study on breast cancer had more side effects and poorer survival rates than did women of European ancestry, according to a recently published Indiana University study that identified ethnicity through genetics,...

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

Study: Sickle cell anemia treatment does not increase malaria risk in Africa

The drug hydroxyurea does not appear to increase the risk of malaria infection in patients with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions, according to a study published online today in Blood, a Journal of the American...

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

Bart Peterson to lead IU Center for Global Health/AMPATH development board

The IU Center for Global Health will continue to advance in improving health worldwide with the appointment of Bart Peterson as chair of the center’s development board.Peterson, former Indianapolis mayor and Eli Lilly and Company executive,...

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

IU researcher awarded grants to protect U.S. troops against mosquito-borne illness

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Molly Duman Scheel, PhD, associate professor of medical and molecular genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, was awarded two multi-year grants from the Department of Defense (DOD) to aid her work in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 17, 2017

IUPUI students, researchers begin collaboration with Cuban university to study neglected diseases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Scientists in Indianapolis and Cuba are now collaborating to discover treatments for neglected diseases.Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis undergraduate students and researchers recently traveled to Cuba to conduct a workshop and begin a partnership...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 18, 2016

Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation awards $7 million IU Center for Global Health

INDIANAPOLIS—The Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation has awarded $7 million to strengthen program development and establish two endowed chairs at the Indiana University Center for Global Health for its AMPATH initiative in Kenya. The purpose of the gift is...

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

Enhanced levels of carbon dioxide are likely cause of global dryland greening, study says

Enhanced levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are a likely key driver of global dryland greening, according to a paper published today in the journal Scientific Reports.The positive trend in vegetation greenness has been observed through satellite images,...

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

AMPATH to receive Celebrating American Ideas Award at the Indiana Conference on Citizenship

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana University Center for Global Health and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare program will be presented with the Celebrating American Ideas award by the Sagamore Institute at the Indiana Conference on Citizenship on Monday,...

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

Theresa Cullen to co-lead Regenstrief’s transformational Global Health Informatics Program

INDIANAPOLIS -- Theresa Cullen, M.D., M.S., an internationally respected leader in health information technology and its application in resource-limited environments, has been named associate director of the Regenstrief Institute's Global Health Informatics Program. She joins the...

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

Best interest of the child: Improving health, well-being of low resource country orphans

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the support of a second grant of more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University, Brown University, the University of Toronto, and Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 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

World’s largest open source health information technology project tackles Ebola

INDIANAPOLIS -- An accurate, up to the minute, accessible medical record system is fundamental to effective treatment and tracking of the Ebola virus. But how to create this type of system in the rudimentary, overwhelmed Ebola care centers...

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

IU School of Medicine alum Kent Brantly to address Class of 2015 commencement

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dr. Kent Brantly, a medical missionary who captured headlines for weeks last year as the first person to be treated on U.S. soil for Ebola, will return to his alma mater as the speaker at...

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

Two IU School of Medicine students named 2015 Slemenda Scholars

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two Indiana University School of Medicine first-year students will gain hands-on experience this summer at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, as the 2015 Slemenda Scholars.Jade Davis of Muncie, Ind., a first-year medical student at IU School...

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

Lilly Foundation commits $1 million to support AMPATH Oncology Institute in Kenya

INDIANAPOLIS -- In conjunction with World Cancer Day, Eli Lilly and Company announced a commitment of $1 million to AMPATH in Eldoret, Kenya. The funding, provided by the Lilly Foundation, will help equip a new oncology center, hire additional...

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

IU-led team earns $3.3 million NIH grant to study HPV, cervical cancer in Kenyan women

INDIANAPOLIS -- An international team of oncology research specialists led by Indiana University has been awarded a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study HPV and cervical cancer in Kenyan women with HIV/AIDS.The...

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

IU McKinney’s public forum about Ebola, law and public health viewable live online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- IU McKinney School of Law, on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, will host a public forum on Ebola, law and public health today. The lecture will be available live and archived online.The...

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

IU McKinney to host discussion about Ebola, law and public health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Four life and health sciences units on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus are sponsoring a public talk on legal, ethical and health-related issues relevant to the Ebola outbreak. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney...

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

Kelley School leverages Moi University partnership to offer foundational business course in Kenya

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has developed a 10-week pilot study program designed to impart foundational business knowledge and skills to the people of Kenya through its strategic international partnership with Moi...

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

IU specialist joins U.S. team to read Pap tests in Botswana campaign against cervical cancer

INDIANAPOLIS -- Normally when Barbara McGahey Frain of the IU School of Medicine goes to evaluate a pathology sample, she needs only to walk down the hall.This month, however, she and 10 colleagues from around the country will...

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

Home-Based HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing Initiative in Western Kenya Reaches 1 Million People, AMPATH, USAID and AbbVie Foundation Announce

WASHINGTON -- AMPATH announced at the 2014 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Conference that their groundbreaking initiative to provide perpetual home-based counseling and testing had reached the one millionth person in western Kenya. The Eldoret, Kenya-based AMPATH (...

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

On ‘Sound Medicine’: The Ebola virus, high-risk-suicide prevention, and children’s health advocacy

INDIANAPOLIS -- The "Sound Medicine" program for April 20 includes segments about the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, the "gate-keeping" role of pharmacists, and insurance coverage of rehabilitation for prescription painkiller addiction.Will insurance cover rehabilitation for opioid addiction? According...

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

IU surgeon leads personal mission to send medical supplies to Kenya

INDIANAPOLIS -- A special shipment will soon embark from Indianapolis to Kenya -- a package with hundreds of pounds of life-saving medical supplies for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare, or AMPATH, a partnership between the IU...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 3, 2013

Litzelman honored as first Brater Chair in Global Health Education

INDIANAPOLIS -- Debra K. Litzelman, M.D., has been named the first D. Craig Brater Professor of Global Health Education at the Indiana University School of Medicine.The position was created to honor the retiring dean of the...

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

On ‘Sound Medicine’: E -cigarettes, car seats for pets, and eradicating the Guinea worm

INDIANAPOLIS -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Sept. 29, with a conversation about the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, the eradication of the Guinea worm, and new World Health Organization guidelines for HIV/AIDS treatment in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 25, 2013

Grant funds smartphone management of noncommunicable diseases in resource-limited settings

INDIANAPOLIS -- A grant from the Medtronic Foundation will fund the development, implementation and evaluation of a secure, smartphone-based mobile platform to facilitate the treatment of noncommunicable diseases in resource-limited environments.The new mobile platform will initially be...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 30, 2013

IUPUI Honors Scholars spend spring break on community service in Costa Rica.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Four IUPUI Honors College students collaborated with community members in Costa Rica to give schoolchildren access to fresh vegetables and a new place to play hopscotch. The IUPUI students spent their spring break at the Escuela ...

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

IU Center for Bioethics to host international ethics and teaching workshop

INDIANAPOLIS -- The annual Teaching Skills and International Research Ethics Workshop will be April 17 to 19 at the Health Information and Technology Building, 410 W. 10th St. in Indianapolis. “Individuality, Community and Personhood in International Research Ethics: The African Context”...

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

Nearly 2000 to run for peace in Kenya

INDIANAPOLIS - Nearly 2,000 people will run for peace Sept. 28 in Eldoret, Kenya, in a peace run organized by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Moi University, and Athletics Kenya, in an area that was rocked by violence five years ago...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 25, 2013

Computerized reminders significantly improve HIV care in third-world clinics

INDIANAPOLIS -- A large randomized controlled study is among the first to rigorously demonstrate that health information technology can improve compliance with patient care guidelines by clinicians in resource-limited countries. The study was led by Regenstrief Institute investigator...

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

Regenstrief presentation: Collaborating to improve health care delivery in Rwanda

INDIANAPOLIS -- Investigators from the Regenstrief Institute will demonstrate the groundbreaking Open Health Information Exchange or OpenHIE, currently deployed in Rwanda at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, or HIMSS, annual conference March 3 to 7 in New Orleans. ...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 28, 2013

Simple test for identifying childhood leukemia in Kenya goal of Indiana and Moi University cancer doctors

Terry Vik, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics, has been awarded one of three epidemiology awards from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Dr. Vik is the principal investigator for the two-year award for $199,000.The research...

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

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