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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...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 7, 2018

Innovative brain-imaging study aimed at identifying at-risk kids

Faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health are looking to discover why some children and adolescents are more likely to engage in risky decision-making than others through a unique...

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

IU researchers identify way to block malaria-causing parasites’ ability to shield themselves against popular drug treatment

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug treatments in infected mice—a finding that could lead to the development of new...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 13, 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

Jagathon raises record $351,000 for Riley Hospital for Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Jagathon, the student-run dance marathon at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, raised $351,430.22 over the weekend to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. That total more than doubled the record of $140,049.94, set in 2016.The 13.1...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 8, 2017

Sadhasivam named vice chair of research for the Department of Anesthesia at Indiana University School of Medicine, anesthesiologist in chief at Riley Hospital for Children

INDIANAPOLIS -- Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, MD, has accepted the position of anesthesiologist in chief at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and vice chair for research for the Department of Anesthesia, Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr....

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 3, 2017

More than a dance marathon, Jagathon eyes fundraising records for Riley Hospital for Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Jagathon, a signature tradition in its 15th year at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, returns March 4-5. The IUPUI Campus Center will serve as the new home for the annual event.The 13.1-hour dance marathon...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 15, 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

Study to examine involving teens at high risk for HIV in prevention trials

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University nursing researcher has been awarded $1.1 million to study the ethical complexities of involving adolescents ages 14-17 at high risk for HIV in biomedical prevention trials.Amelia "Amy" Knopf, an assistant professor...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 30, 2016

Gentle-Genitty to lead international truancy and dropout prevention association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, director of the Bachelor of Social Work program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has been named president of the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention.The association, whose history dates back...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 4, 2016

UK life science company licenses IU method to create blood vessel cells

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana University technology that could accelerate work conducted by drug discovery researchers, cancer biologists and vascular biologists has been licensed to a life science company in the United Kingdom that will use...

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

Scientists identify biomarkers that predict graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers have identified biomarkers that could serve to predict which patients are more likely to be affected by chronic graft-versus-host disease following stem cell transplants. The identification of the four-biomarker panel could impact early detection and...

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

Deborah Abel receives 2016 Rickard Leadership in Pediatric Nutrition Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Deborah Abel, clinical assistant professor of dietetics and nutrition at Florida International University, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Rickard Leadership in Pediatric Nutrition Award by the Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences....

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

Physical therapy students put children with developmental disorders in the driver’s seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Physical therapy students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis are making a difference in the lives of children with developmental disorders.Andrew Wiseman and Michael Mohr established the GoBabyGo@IU student organization in 2015, modeled after...

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

Frequent emergency room visits may reflect needed care for pediatric cancer patients

INDIANAPOLIS -- Children with cancer who visit emergency departments frequently may be doing so because it's an integral part of their care, not because they've received inadequate treatment before or are overusing such facilities, according to researchers at...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 17, 2016

Robert H. McKinney Law lecture looks at sexual exploitation of teenagers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA law professor's research-based writings on adolescent development and the sexual exploitation of teenagers are the topic for an upcoming lecture at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.Professor Jennifer Drobac, the R. Bruce Townsend Professor of Law...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 16, 2016

IU researchers receive $5 million grant to improve diabetes management in young children

INDIANAPOLIS -- With a $5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, an Indiana University-led team will develop and test interventions to help families with young children with type 1 diabetes better manage the disease....

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

Medicine used to treat ADHD may also help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder

INDIANAPOLIS -- A drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be a significantly better treatment alternative for post-traumatic stress disorder than current therapies, according to new research.Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Spaulding...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 3, 2015

Oct. 15 marks 14th observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor media interviews with Maria Brann, contact Diane Brown at 317-274-2195, 317-371-0437, or habrown@iu.edu . INDIANAPOLIS -- This year will mark the 14th observance of Oct. 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day...

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

Bull recognized as a White House Transportation Champion of Change

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the White House, in conjunction with the United States Department of Transportation, will recognize Marilyn Bull, M.D., along with 10 others from across the country as Transportation Champions of Change.Dr. Bull is the...

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

Biomarker predicting transplant complications may be key to treating them

INDIANAPOLIS -- A protein that can be used to predict if a stem cell transplant patient will suffer severe complications may also be the key to preventing those complications, an international research team based at the Indiana University...

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

IU Adolescent Health researcher joins Clinton County program on teen pregnancy education

INDIANAPOLIS -- Teen pregnancy prevention education in Clinton County, Indiana, will get support from an $86 million federal grant awarded to 50 teams nationwide to implement evidence-based sexual health education programs. The evaluation will be led by an Indiana University...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 17, 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

IU Health reveals plans for new adult academic health center campus

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University Health, a key clinical partner with the Indiana University School of Medicine, announced Friday it will build a new academic health center, including a consolidated adult services hospital, on a medical campus centered at...

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

Art created by civic leaders, zoo animals to benefit Riley Hospital fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s “Philanthropists in Training” Jagathon Dance Marathon team will be raising money for the Palliative Care program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Graduate and...

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

IU medical students join Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis to educate on risks of drugs and alcohol

INDIANAPOLIS -- “Don’t do drugs” is a message that children hear all the time. But the words have a lot more impact when they come from a future doctor.Students from the Indiana University School of Medicine...

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

IUPUI roundtable will focus on rise in youth sports injuries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- The number of children with chronic sports injuries has increased five- to seven-fold since 2000, according to Dr. James Andrews, an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon who has extended the careers of dozens of high-profile professional...

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

IU researcher identifies novel pathway that solid tumor cancer cells activate for growth

INDIANAPOLIS -- A common, yet previously undistinguished protein, which is elevated in many late-stage cancers, may play a strategic role in tumor growth through a non-conventional pathway, researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine report in the...

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

Indiana has better chance of avoiding outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable illnesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana has a better chance than many states of avoiding widespread outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable illnesses like the one that has hit California, says a public health and legal expert at Indiana...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 26, 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

Indiana University School of Medicine named to top residency training rankings

INDIANAPOLIS -- Four of the residency training programs at Indiana University School of Medicine have been recognized for excellence in the first regional residency program rankings by Doximity. The IU residency programs ranked in the top 10 in the...

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

IUPUI professor’s book teaches children how to make the right decisions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- MOPpy, a beguiling mop head with blue eyes perched atop a red handle, is the title character of a recently published book written by an Indiana University School of Social Work faculty member that...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 17, 2014

Inaugural IU Leadership in Pediatric Nutrition Award presented to Ashley Jacobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS -- Educating skilled and compassionate dietitians has been a mission of the Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, for nearly 100 years. Part of this mission includes shaping...

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

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

Indiana Project screenings show need for more mental health services in youth detention

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana is at the forefront of providing mental health screening and services to juvenile offenders, but more efforts are needed to improve the services provided to detained youths, according to Indiana University School of Medicine research...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 22, 2014

IU-Regenstrief CHICA system improves developmental delay screening and surveillance

INDIANAPOLIS -- Is my child lagging behind physically, mentally or emotionally? Should I be concerned? When should I ask our pediatrician about it? What can I do to help my child? A new study from Indiana University School...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 25, 2014

Blocking one gene could aid social behavior in some forms of autism, IU scientists report

INDIANAPOLIS -- Blocking a single gene that is active in the brain could provide a means to lessen behavioral problems among children with a common genetic disease, many of whom are also diagnosed with an autism disorder, according...

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

Sex trafficking of children is focus of state law and government forum at McKinney School of Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Understanding and preventing the sex trafficking of children is the focus of this year's law and state government symposium at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.Sex trafficking of children "is a...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 10, 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

Renovated Rotary Building to be dedicated on IU School of Medicine campus

INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the oldest buildings on the Indiana University School of Medicine campus has been both transformed and preserved with a $10 million renovation, and university leaders will gather Friday afternoon for a dedication of the newly...

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

IU study: Parents’ vaccine intentions influenced by how benefits are communicated

INDIANAPOLIS -- How do parents decide whether to vaccinate their child? In a study designed to formally look at the content of parent-targeted communications about the benefits of vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella, Indiana University School of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 18, 2014

An evening of art planned to raise funds for HANDS in Autism

CARMEL, Ind. -- An evening showcasing the art and special talents of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, "A Spectrum of Art," will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at ArtSplash Gallery, 111 W. Main St. in Carmel, Ind.The...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 8, 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

On ‘Sound Medicine’: The vaccination debate, dementia care decisions, and a student medical journal

INDIANAPOLIS -- The "Sound Medicine" program for May 11 includes segments about pediatricians refusing to treat children who are unvaccinated, the second segment of dementia care decisions, and a medical journal for medical students.Should doctors refuse to treat...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 7, 2014

Indiana University researchers gauge the toll of trampoline fractures on children

INDIANAPOLIS -- Trampoline accidents sent an estimated 288,876 people, most of them children, to hospital emergency departments with broken bones from 2002 to 2011, at a cost of more than $400 million, according to an analysis by researchers at the Indiana University...

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

Experts to discuss how to disrupt ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ for students of color

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS -- A panel of experts on race and education will discuss the problem of the "school-to-prison pipeline" during a public event Thursday, April 17."The School-to-Prison Pipeline:  What It Is and What We Can Do...

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

IU researchers identify key molecular factors in heart development, related birth defects

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine have identified a series of molecular signals that control a crucial process of heart development spanning a period from shortly before birth into the post-natal period.The research...

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

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Childhood obesity, long-term birth control for teens, and how men can ‘Refuel’

INDIANAPOLIS -- "Sound Medicine" announces its program for March 2, including segments about combating childhood obesity, how the government is changing health care, and the best birth control options for teenagers.How can parents help obese children slim down?...

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

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Psychotropic drugs for toddlers, shared appointments, and infant mortality

INDIANAPOLIS -- "Sound Medicine" announces its program for Oct. 27, with conversations about reducing infant mortality in minorities, prescribing psychotropic drugs for toddlers, living with cancer and shared medical appointments.How is Pittsburgh reducing the infant mortality rate in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 23, 2013

Misconceptions about HPV vaccine explored in special issue of scientific journal

INDIANAPOLIS -- Suspicions about sexual promiscuity and vaccine safety are explored in an article in the November issue of the journal Preventive Medicine, which dedicates a section of that issue to research concerning the human papillomavirus.  “Beliefs, behaviors...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 17, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Biomedical chimpanzee research, corporate wellness, and concussions in the NFL

INDIANAPOLIS -- “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Oct. 13, with a conversation about biomedical chimpanzee research, children’s oral hygiene and concussions in the NFL. Are corporate wellness programs effective? In September, “Sound Medicine” health care policy analyst...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 9, 2013

Regenstrief, IU automated CHICA system makes ADHD diagnosis more accurate

INDIANAPOLIS - Asking three questions of parents of 5- to 12-year-olds in the waiting room before a pediatrician visit may make a lifetime of difference for their child, according to a new study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 24, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Concussion clinics, childhood vaccinations, and doctors doing with less

INDIANAPOLIS -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Sept.15, with segments covering the dangers of childhood concussions, the importance of childhood vaccinations, and doing less in the health care profession.Why are concussions so hard to...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 12, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Massage for menstrual cramps, HeLa cells, and staying healthy in college

INDIANAPOLIS -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Aug. 25, featuring segments covering pediatric organ transplants, keeping college students healthy and managing your digital afterlife.Can massage help painful menstruation? One in 10 women misses one to three...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 21, 2013

Family-centered leader of Riley Hospital for Children dies Aug. 6

“Let all who walk this way know that Indiana cherishes her families, that she loves her children. In this very special haven, no child shall cry unheard … none shall walk alone … and no mother or father shall be...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 14, 2013

Scientists identify biomarker to predict immune response risk after stem cell transplants

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers from Indiana University, the University of Michigan, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified and validated a biomarker accessible in blood tests that could be used to predict which...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 8, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Last lectures, alarm fatigue, beige fat, and the risks of underage drinking

INDIANAPOLIS -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Aug. 4, which features the second of a two-part interview with Vincent Gattone, M.D., a professor of medicine at Indiana University who is using his terminal disease to...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 31, 2013

New cancer research centers at IUPUI win Signature Center Initiative funding

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has named two new cancer research centers -- one dedicated to finding a cure for malignant brain tumors and the other focused on developing health information technologies to improve the quality of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 23, 2013

Alarmingly high substance abuse rates found among street children in low-income countries

INDIANAPOLIS -- Millions of children worldwide live on the streets. A review and analysis of 50 studies on substance abuse by street children in 22 resource-constrained countries has found lifetime substance use to be both common and high, posing serious...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 12, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Deadly viruses, human gene patents and stuttering in children

INDIANAPOLIS -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for July 14, including segments about a deadly new virus that has spread from the Middle East to Europe, childhood stuttering and keeping elderly pets comfortable.Where did deadly new...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 10, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Morning sickness medication, glucose control, and allergies in pets

INDIANAPOLIS - The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for June 16, featuring segments about a glucose control study, managing anger and treating colds in children.Is controversial morning sickness medication safe? In 1983, a morning sickness medication called Bendectin...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 13, 2013

New IU School of Medicine research facility boosts support for pediatric clinical trials

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine has opened a new pediatric research facility that provides a family-friendly environment while dramatically increasing resources for scientists working to improve medical care for the children of Indiana and beyond.In...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 29, 2013

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Pharmaceutical funding of research, residents’ long hours, and cancer in pets

INDIANAPOLIS -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” program for May 12 includes segments about the dangers of pesticides for pregnant women, coping with malpractice lawsuits, and a study on skyrocketing cancer rates in golden retrievers. Please check local listings for...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 9, 2013

JAMA Pediatrics Viewpoint: Medicaid expansion healthy for children and parents

INDIANAPOLIS -- Children with parents who also have health coverage are more likely to have better care than children with uninsured parents, according to an opinion piece in the current issue of JAMA Pediatrics.Aaron E. Carroll, M....

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 22, 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

On ‘Sound Medicine’: African childbirth mortality, brain surgery, and early puberty in boys

“Sound Medicine” covers controversial ethics topics, breakthrough research studies and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine. It’s also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates...

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

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Revisiting memorable interviews from 2012

“Sound Medicine” covers breakthroughs in research and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine. It’s also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates on Facebook and...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 26, 2012

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Medicare reimbursement changes, educating physicians about health care costs, and children’s resiliency to stress

How will recently enacted Affordable Care Act policies affect Medicare for hospitals? Two new policy changes enacted by the Affordable Care Act took effect in October. The first penalizes hospitals if Medicare patients are re-admitted within one month...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 7, 2012

Indiana University researchers report first effective treatment of tumors arising from common genetic disease NF1

Announcing their findings in the online first edition of Lancet Oncology, the researchers said the drug imatinib mesylate, marketed as Gleevec as a treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia, provided relief to a significant number of patients with plexiform...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 1, 2012

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Mental health, the human-pet bond, and treating childhood aggression

“Sound Medicine” covers breakthrough research studies, topics in bioethics and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine. It’s also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 17, 2012

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

Review: Altruism’s influence on parental decision to vaccinate children is unclear

"If enough people are immunized against a particular disease, it prevents outbreaks of that disease and protects the community. This is known as herd immunity, and it's a very important benefit of childhood immunization," said Regenstrief Institute affiliated...

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

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Unintended pregnancies, ‘iDisorders,’ and obstacles to breast cancer diagnosis

“Sound Medicine” covers controversial ethics topics, breakthrough research studies and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine. It’s also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 6, 2012

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Medicare changes, spanking and mental health, and medically complex children

“Sound Medicine” covers controversial ethics topics, breakthrough research studies and the day-to-day application of recent advancements in medicine. It’s also available via podcast and Stitcher Radio for mobile phones and iPads and posts updates...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 23, 2012

IU School of Medicine pediatric ophthalmologist Daniel Neely named senior medical advisor of ORBIS Cyber-Sight program

Cyber-Sight was founded in 1998 by Eugene Helveston, M.D., now emeritus professor of ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology, and became an official ORBIS program in 2002. Cyber-Sight connects eye care professionals in developing countries with volunteer doctors who...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 2, 2012

Indiana University imaging study of addiction risk factors needs young volunteers

The study, conducted by the IU Department of Psychiatry and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, is enrolling participants between the ages of 10 and 14 years. Youths with attention deficient hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 1, 2012

IU researchers identify protein target that could lead to therapies for hard-to-treat cancers

The protein, called SHP2, emerged as a potential new “druggable target” in research published online in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology.Researchers Rebecca Chan, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics;...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 23, 2012

Pediatric ophthalmologist designs vision screening kit for schools, physicians

That’s one reason vision screening for children in school settings is so important to Dr. Neely, a professor of ophthalmology in the IU School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 16, 2012

U.S. News names Riley Hospital one of nation’s best

“We’ve long known that we have the most dedicated and skilled physicians and nurses on our team. Rankings like this are confirmation from our colleagues in children’s health care around the country of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: June 5, 2012

Indiana University School of Medicine ophthalmology resident co-edits book on children’s eye cancer

Aparna Ramasubramanian, M.D., has published “Retinoblastoma,” a comprehensive textbook that covers all aspects of retinoblastoma management. Retinoblastoma is a pediatric eye cancer that usually occurs in children younger than 5. Her co-editor is eye cancer expert...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 25, 2012

Bacteria study of male adolescents reveals new insights into urinary tract health

This study, published Friday in the online journal PLoS One, is the first by Indiana University researchers working with a four-year, $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Human Microbiome Project. It is also the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 11, 2012

Hip ‘Little Book’ gives teens the straight dope on important stuff

The 62-page booklet is the product of the Indiana University School of Medicine Section of Adolescent Medicine, in conjunction with the Indiana Coalition to Improve Adolescent Health and the Indiana University Leadership Education in Adolescent Health. The creative...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 1, 2012

Child Abuse & Brain Development – This Week on Sound Medicine

Sound Medicine airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. Child abuse disrupts nerve tissue development. A study by Harvard researcher...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 20, 2012

IU, Regenstrief Automated System Aims to Improve Child Health

A new study, “Automated Primary Care Screening in Pediatric Waiting Rooms,” in the May 2012 issue of Pediatrics found that by personalizing and automating the patient screening process and then alerting the physician to positive results of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 16, 2012

Joint IU-University of Indianapolis Nursing Degree Targets Newborn Care

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program will begin this fall with a mix of classroom instruction, online studies and clinical work in local healthcare facilities, leading to a specialized Master of Science in Nursing degree. The program is designed...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 28, 2012

Experts Preview the Health Care Showdown at the Supreme Court — This Week on Sound Medicine

The fate of the individual mandate. The Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments this week about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010. The court is expected to rule in late June or early...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 23, 2012

Indiana University Researchers Take Steps Toward Prevention of Diabetes

In a study published today in the March 22 issue of the journal Diabetes, Raghu Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Co. Professor of Pediatric Diabetes, and Sarah Tersey, Ph.D., assistant research professor of pediatrics, reported...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 22, 2012

Indiana University Expert to Blog for JAMA on Politics of Health Care

JAMA announces the new blog, aimed both at the public and physicians, in a March 14, 2012, editorial. The most widely circulated medical journal in the world launched its coverage of the presidential campaign with a Jan. 25 blog posting by...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 13, 2012

The Berlin Heart Device Wins FDA Approval, Finally — This Week on Sound Medicine

Sound Medicine airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. Bailey Hunsberger and the Berlin Heart. The FDA recently approved the...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 8, 2012

Identifying Developmental Problems in Kids — This Week on Sound Medicine

Sound Medicine airs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, on WFYI, 90.1 FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. Parents: Investigate warning signs. Clinical neuropsychologist Karen Schiltz, Ph.D., is...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 1, 2012

IU Study: Socioeconomic Status More Influential Than Race in Determination of Child Abuse

When presented with scenarios that could possibly but not obviously indicate child abuse, 2,109 physicians from across the United States who participated in the study were most likely to suspect maltreatment rather than accident for white children from families...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 23, 2012

Presson to Lead Indiana University School of Medicine Anesthesia Department

Dr. Presson is a professor of anesthesia and of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine, where he joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1987 following a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia and critical care at the Children&...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 7, 2011

Autism Studies at Riley Hospital for Children Accepting Participants

One study will evaluate whether D-cycloserine can enhance social skills training interventions in children and young adolescents with autism. D-cycloserine is approved for treatment of tuberculosis but has been shown to have positive effects when used in conjunction...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 2, 2011

Dr. Jeff Sperring Named New Riley Hospital President & CEO

Dr. Sperring, who is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, joined IU Health in 2002 and has served as chief medical officer of Riley at IU Health since 2009.Marilyn Cox has been...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 11, 2011

Premature Births, Exercise for Cancer Patients, This Week on Sound Medicine

Sound Medicine airs Sunday, Oct.30, at 2 p.m. on WFYI, 90.1FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. Campaign for full-term babies. Choosing to deliver a baby even a...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 26, 2011

Overweight or Obese Kids at Almost Three Times Greater Risk of High Blood Pressure

Their study appears in the November 2011 issue of Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association with advance online publication on Oct. 3.More than 1,100 healthy Indiana school children were followed for nearly five years. The researchers found that when...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 4, 2011

IU School of Medicine Physician Scientist Wins Prestigious National Presidential Award

The Presidential awards, established in 1996, are the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers and reflect the administration’s priority “on...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 26, 2011

Research Offers Hope for More Effective, Less Painful Treatment for Childhood Leukemia

The diagnostic tool would be an early benefit of the work of IU physician and researcher Jamie L. Renbarger, M.D., who, armed with about $3 million in federal research grants and a national team of research colleagues, is...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 26, 2011

Indiana Teachers to Get Daylong Immersion in Latest in Molecular Medicine

The program, Molecular Medicine in Action for Teaching Professionals, will enable the teachers to learn from and work with IU scientists who are at the leading edge of research in such areas as cancer, stem cells and molecular...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 23, 2011

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