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Study: Pediatric preventive care guidelines need retooling for computerized format

July 29th -- In a new study, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute report that substantial work lies ahead to convert the American Academy of Pediatrics' Bright Future's guidelines into computerized prompts for physicians, but the payoff has the potential to significantly benefit patients from birth to age 21.   read more...

IU researcher and Komen Tissue Bank contribute to international study on genes and puberty

July 23rd -- More than 160 institutions were involved in an international project, published today in the journal Nature, proving that the age at which girls reach sexual maturity can be influenced by either parent. This is the first time it has been shown that imprinted genes -- a process of temporarily silencing the genes of one parent -- can control the rate of development after birth.   read more...

Several IU faculty add their voices to defense of controversial Facebook research study

July 21st -- Several IU faculty support Nature journal commentary defending Facebook research study   read more...

Volunteers sought for IU School of Medicine diabetes research studies

July 21st -- Indiana University School of Medicine is among a select group of institutions chosen to participate in two National Institutes of Health diabetes research studies.   read more...

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Military women and violence, happy commuters, and when surgery ends badly

July 17th -- The "Sound Medicine" program for July 20 includes conversations about the problem of intimate partner violence in military women; how different modes of transportation affect happiness; preventing and treating migraines through electrical stimulation; and what happens when surgeries end badly.   read more...

JAMA study: Telecare program optimizing non-opioid chronic pain medication very effective

July 15th -- Primary care patients with joint or musculoskeletal pain enrolled in a 12-month telecare program were twice as likely to see improvement as patients receiving usual care for chronic pain.   read more...

IU startup EmotEd receives nearly $200,000 grant from National Institutes of Health

July 10th -- EmotEd LLC, an Indiana University startup developing serious video games to diagnose and improve emotional health, recently received a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award totaling $194,575 from the National Institutes of Health.   read more...

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Ethics of lethal injection, cellphones and health, and prisoner health care

July 10th -- The “Sound Medicine” program for July 13, 2014, includes segments about the pressure on doctors to participate in lethal injections; how cellphones affect your health; depression and diabetes; and prisoner health care.   read more...

IUPUI schools of science, medicine partner to offer graduate degree programs to Lilly employees

July 9th -- New LGRAD program helps Eli Lilly and Co. employees obtain advanced degrees in one of the existing graduate programs from the IU School of Medicine or the IUPUI School of Science.   read more...

IU School of Medicine student receives Public Health Service's Excellence in Public Health Award

July 3rd -- Charles B. Goodwin III, a student at the IU School of Medicine, received the U.S. Public Health Service's 2014 Excellence in Public Health Award for his service to underserved communities in Indianapolis.   read more...

IU researchers identify events causing bone marrow inflammation that can lead to blood disorders

July 3rd -- Like a line of falling dominos, a cascade of molecular events in the bone marrow produces high levels of inflammation that disrupt normal blood formation and lead to potentially deadly disorders including leukemia.   read more...

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Cavities, allergies, and high blood pressure among children

July 2nd -- The “Sound Medicine” program for July 6 features our favorite kid-related shows from the past, including discussion of Amish children and allergies; cavities in preschoolers; and children’s hypertension.   read more...

Study: Four Habits Model prepares pediatric nurses for emotionally difficult discussions

June 30th -- A new study reports that the Four Habits Model of Highly Effective Clinicians, a core set of communication skills developed to help physicians communicate with patients, can successfully prepare inexperienced nurses for emotionally difficult conversations with parents of pediatric patients.   read more...

IU cancer researcher earns Conquer Cancer Foundation grant

June 26th -- Costantine Albany, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, has been awarded a grant from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.   read more...

On 'Sound Medicine': Tattoo removal, genomic testing, and patient advocacy

June 26th -- The "Sound Medicine" program for June 29 includes segments about tattoo removal, genomic testing, patient advocacy, CIA immunization reversal and more.   read more...

New diabetes and kidney research centers at IUPUI win Signature Centers Initiative funding

June 25th -- IUPUI has named two new centers -- one dedicated to diabetes research and the other focused on the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease -- as 2014 recipients of IUPUI Signature Centers Initiative funding.   read more...

Peter Nalin to lead medical education at IU School of Medicine

June 25th -- Peter M. Nalin, M.D., has been named executive associate dean for educational affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine.   read more...

John Cox to lead residency training, radiation oncology clinical site at IU

June 24th -- The responsibilities of John A. Cox, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at IU Health Methodist Hospital, have been expanded to include a similar position at IU Health University Hospital. In addition, Dr. Cox has been named residency director for radiation oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.   read more...

Maryellen Gusic to join Association of American Medical Colleges

June 19th -- Maryellen E. Gusic MD is stepping down as the Executive Associate Dean of Educational Affairs of the Indiana University School of Medicine.   read more...

Research to Prevent Blindness grant expands scientific program at Glick Eye Institute

June 19th -- The Department of Ophthalmology at the IU School of Medicine has received a five-year unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, providing flexibility in developing and expanding the department's research programs at the Glick Eye Institute.   read more...