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New care model enhances psychological, cognitive and physical recovery of ICU survivors

March 2nd -- The Critical Care Recovery Center care model -- the nation's first collaborative care concept focusing on the extensive cognitive, physical and psychological recovery needs of intensive care unit survivors -- decreases the likelihood of serious illness after discharge from an ICU.   read more...

HANDS in Autism needs helping hand with statewide assessment of autism services

March 2nd -- Indiana residents whose lives are touched by autism spectrum disorder are being sought for a short survey to guide the direction of services available to Hoosiers.   read more...

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

February 26th -- 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.   read more...

New NIH funding expands genetics research resources at IU Alzheimer Disease Center

February 26th -- The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center has significantly boosted its resources for treating and researching the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease with an additional grant of $300,000 per year from the National Institutes of Health.   read more...

Traumatic brain injury patients sought for memory, cognition study

February 25th -- The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation seeks individuals who suffer from memory and cognition problems related to traumatic brain injury for a study evaluating the effectiveness of treatment with a drug commonly used to treat Alzheimer's disease.   read more...

Carlson to direct Indiana University Clinical Trials Office

February 23rd -- Kenneth H. Carlson has been named director of the Clinical Trials Office for University Clinical Affairs at Indiana University.   read more...

Indiana University names six distinguished professors

February 20th -- Six Indiana University researchers and scholars have been promoted to distinguished professor, the highest academic rank the university can bestow upon its faculty.   read more...

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

February 19th -- With more than one in four older Americans dying in a nursing home -- including 70 percent of Americans with advanced dementia -- an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association calls for bold action to improve the care and support.   read more...

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

February 16th -- Students from the Indiana University School of Medicine are teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis to provide positive, anti-drug messages -- as well as some basic education on health and the human body -- to children from urban school districts across the city.   read more...

Regenstrief and IU study finds obese black and white women differ in how they view weight

February 12th -- Low-income obese white women uniformly reported that weight negatively affects their lives and causes health problems. But half of their black contemporaries are comfortable with obesity, according to a new Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research study.   read more...

SPARC consortium provides $1.9 million for autoimmune disease research

February 12th -- The first grants from the Strategic Pharma-Academic Research Consortium for Translational Medicine will provide over $1.9 million to advance research on autoimmune disease at several medical research universities across the Midwest.   read more...

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

February 11th -- 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 Feb. 10 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   read more...

IU School of Medicine creates portal to encourage collaboration with industry

February 10th -- The Indiana University School of Medicine has launched an initiative and accompanying web site to encourage more collaboration between private industry and researchers at the medical school.   read more...

Regenstrief and IU inaugurate next era in clinical informatics fellowship programs

February 9th -- The Regenstrief Institute and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine are now offering one of the nation's first accredited clinical informatics fellowship training programs.   read more...

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

February 4th -- 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 staff and train local health care professionals -- ultimately allowing AMPATH to screen, treat and provide palliative care to more people, many of whom lack access to quality health services.   read more...

New certificate provides skills to implement innovative, lower cost health care solutions

February 3rd -- Indiana University is recruiting participants for the nation's first graduate-level Certificate in Innovation and Implementation Science program. The nine- to 12-month experience, which blends part-time online instruction with one-weekend-per-month classroom instruction in Indianapolis, starts in September.   read more...

Regenstrief investigator honored for contribution critical to health information exchange

February 3rd -- Regenstrief Institute investigator and Indiana University associate research professor of medicine Daniel Vreeman, DPT, has been selected by the Indianapolis Business Journal for it's Forty Under 40 list which honors high achieving professionals.   read more...

$2.2 million grant funds IU study of depression-cardiovascular disease link in HIV patients

February 2nd -- An Indiana University School of Medicine infectious disease specialist is co-investigator on a $2.2 million National Institutes of Health study into the link between treatment for depression and cardiovascular disease which is now the leading cause of death in HIV-infected adults.   read more...

Are medications' adverse cognitive effects reversible?

January 26th -- In a commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research probe the possibility of reversing the adverse cognitive effects of medications frequently prescribed to older adults for chronic conditions.   read more...

IU School of Medicine alumnus endows medical scholarship at alma mater

January 26th -- Indiana University School of Medicine alumnus and decorated U.S. Navy officer Ralph Eugene Faucett has provided more than $3 million through his estate to establish the Ralph E. and Elizabeth C. Faucett Scholarship to support future generations of IU medical students.   read more...

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