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IU School of Medicine continues record-setting research trend; up 5 spots in National Institutes of Health rankings

­INDIANAPOLIS – For the fourth-straight year, Indiana University School of Medicine set a school record for research funding received from the National Institutes of Health, demonstrating national leadership in critical fields like Alzheimer’s disease and pediatrics and providing a major boost to the Indiana economy. IU School of Medicine scientists and physicians were awarded over […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 28, 2020

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers discover emerging combination therapy that halts tumor growth based on Tyler Trent’s cell lines

INDIANAPOLIS – Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have found a combination therapy that significantly slows tumor growth in models, built from cells taken from Tyler Trent’s tumors. Tyler was a Purdue University student and football superfan who died on January 1, 2019, after waging a long and valiant fight against an aggressive form […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Jan 16, 2020

Kapur named IU pediatric research center interim director

INDIANAPOLIS—Reuben Kapur, PhD, has been appointed interim director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at Indiana University School of Medicine. He succeeds Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD, who led the center since August 2017. Kapur’s appointment begins November 1, 2019. “We are grateful to Dr. Mirmira for his exceptional leadership,” said D. Wade […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Oct 09, 2019

Study shows cost savings from same-day long-acting reversible contraception

According to a new study by Indiana University School of Medicine doctors, providing adolescents seeking birth control the ability to obtain a long-acting reversible contraceptive on the same day as their clinic visit could lead to significant cost savings for insurance providers. Published today in the journal “JAMA Network Open,” the study was the work […]

Katie Duffey  |  Sep 11, 2019

Brain injury marker linked to long-term impairment in children with malaria

Malaria continues to be a major threat to public health for much of the world’s population. In 2017, more than 400,000 malaria-related deaths were reported globally, and over 90 percent were in sub-Saharan Africa. Almost two-thirds of the deaths were in children. The most severe and deadliest form of the parasitic disease is cerebral malaria, […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 04, 2019

IU cancer researcher, collaborators earn $4.1 million grant from Cancer Moonshot

INDIANAPOLIS — A team of researchers from Indiana University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have been awarded a $4.1 million National Cancer Institute “Cancer Moonshot” grant to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer in children and adolescents, especially those with leukemia. The research promises to achieve more effective, better targeted and less toxic therapies for […]

Michael Schug  |  May 30, 2019

Clinical trial at IU School of Medicine improves treatment of genetic rickets

A new study shows a drug developed in conjunction with investigators at Indiana University School of Medicine to alleviate symptoms of a rare musculoskeletal condition is significantly more effective than conventional therapies. The findings are published in Lancet. X-linked hypophosphatemia, or XLH, is a phosphate-wasting disease that causes rickets and osteomalacia, or softening of the […]

Christina Griffiths  |  May 17, 2019

Educational program celebrates 20 years, 1,000 Hoosier kids

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Molecular Medicine in Action (MMIA), a two-day learning program for high school students in Indiana, hosted by Indiana University School of Medicine and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research. The program is supported by the Lilly Endowment through Riley Children’s Foundation. “MMIA provides accessibility to hands-on […]

IU School of Medicine  |  Mar 05, 2019

New IU School of Medicine faculty pediatrician named Chuck and Tina Pagano Scholar

A leading pediatrician will be the inaugural Chuck and Tina Pagano Scholar at Indiana University School of Medicine. Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD, will hold that title as well as associate professor of pediatrics. She is also a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and […]

Michael Schug  |  Oct 12, 2018

IU Simon Cancer Center partners with nation’s top cancer centers to endorse goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the United States

The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has again partnered with 69 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers to issue a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination and screening to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jun 07, 2018