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There is lots of health data out there, how can it be used it to improve health care?

August 20th -- Regenstrief Institute investigators experienced in the use of data to improve health care and its delivery in resource-constrained environments will introduce attendees at MedInfo 2015 to open source options for health information exchange and data analysis.   read more...

IU School of Medicine researchers report biomarkers and apps that predict risk of suicide

August 18th -- People being treated for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric illnesses are at greater risk of attempting suicide, but physicians may now have tools to predict which of those individuals will attempt it and intervene early to prevent such tragedies from occurring.   read more...

Study: What gets said should be what’s heard; what gets heard should be what’s meant

August 13th -- Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute and Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center publishing in BMJ Quality and Safety conclude that face-to-face end of shift discussions verses computer checklists improve patient safety,   read more...

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

August 12th -- Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D., has been named the Lawrence H. Einhorn Professor of Cancer Research at the IU School of Medicine and director of the Cancer Survivorship Research Program at the IU Simon Cancer Center.   read more...

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

August 12th -- 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 are building upon their landmark study of Kenyan orphans which found that those living in orphanages were healthier, both physically and mentally, than those living with extended family members. The new study will investigate the causes of this disparity.   read more...

IU medical, nursing and social work schools collaborate to win elder care initiative grant

August 6th -- Better health care for older adults and better training for those who care for them are the goals of a new Indiana University initiative for which clinicians and educators recently received a three-year award of nearly $2.6 million.   read more...

Members of IU School of Medicine's largest class experience White Coat Ceremony on Friday

August 6th -- The largest class in the 112-year history of the Indiana University School of Medicine will participate in a time-honored ceremony Friday when 355 future doctors don the traditional white medical coats and repeat in unison the Physician's Oath as family and friends observe.   read more...

Study: Number of new cases of dementia decreasing for African-Americans but not Africans

August 4th -- An Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute study is the first to report significantly decreased incidence rates over two decades for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in African-Americans. The study is also the first to show that the incidence rate of these conditions in Africans was unchanged over the same period.   read more...

New prevention target: IUPUI studies effect of depression treatment on heart attack risk

July 31st -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers led by Jesse Stewart of the School of Science, have received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first randomized controlled trial to determine whether depression treatment can help prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.   read more...

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

July 29th -- 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 research enterprise.   read more...

Five new centers awarded Signature Centers Initiative grants

July 29th -- Five research center teams awarded development funding in Round 8 of the IUPUI Signature Centers initiative Program.   read more...

Big data gives new insight into blood pressure reduction role of commonly prescribed drug

July 28th -- A new big data study conducted by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University has found that a drug commonly prescribed to conserve potassium in the blood also significantly lowers blood pressure when taken in conjunction with a diuretic frequently prescribed to patients with hypertension.   read more...

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

July 27th -- 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.   read more...

Study identifies challenges of delirium detection in older adults in the emergency department

July 23rd -- An estimated one to two million older adults with delirium visit hospital emergency rooms in the United States annually. Yet about two-thirds of the cases of this sudden and potentially lethal change in mental status are unrecognized by emergency room clinicians. Researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute have conducted what is believed to be the first study to interview providers to identify the barriers and possible catalysts to delirium detection in emergency care situations.   read more...

Study identifies traits of those who screen positive for dementia but refuse diagnostic testing

July 16th -- Two thirds of individuals 65 and older who screened positive for cognitive impairment refused subsequent evaluation according to the first study of its kind to examine older adults willingness to undergo diagnostic assessment. The Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief Institute and Eskenazi Health study of approximately 500 older adults found that individuals living alone were the least likely to agree to diagnostic assessment following a positive screening test for dementia.   read more...

Lower risk treatment for blood clots 'empowers' patients, improves care

July 16th -- Potentially fatal blood clots account for thousands of emergency room visits each year and often those patients are admitted to the hospital, treated with an injectable anticoagulant and monitored for a few days. In companion studies published July 15 in Academic Emergency Medicine, an alternative approach was found to be more effective, less costly and allowed patients to go home the same day.   read more...

IU cancer researchers play role in FDA approval of drug for treating people after radiation exposure

July 14th -- An Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center researcher played a role in the recent Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug to treat people exposed to potentially lethal doses of radiation.   read more...

Impact of major Alzheimer's-related gene may be felt years before any symptoms appear

July 13th -- The best-known genetic variant linked to Alzheimer's disease may be "at work" promoting deposits of plaque in the brain long before any symptoms of the disease can be measured on tests   read more...

Christopher Harle joins Regenstrief Institute and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health

July 9th -- Christopher Harle, Ph.D., whose research focuses on the design, adoption, use, and value of health information systems, has been named an affiliated scientist of the Regenstrief Institute's Center for Biomedical Informatics.   read more...

Four IUSM scientists named Showalter Scholars

June 26th -- 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.   read more...

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