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IU medical students turn gardener-for-a-day during the annual Spring House Calls

March 26th -- Three inner city Indianapolis neighborhoods will be visited by medical students Saturday, March 28, during the 20th annual Spring House Calls, the oldest service-learning project at the Indiana University School of Medicine.   read more...

Health care is no place for lies, myths and misinformation, symposium organizers say

March 25th -- Medical myths are the focus of the annual Hall Center for Law and Health: Indiana Health Law Review symposium, titled "Medical Myths: Exploring Effectiveness, Misinformation and Scientific Rigor"   read more...

Regenstrief investigator chosen for prestigious Charleston Conference on Alzheimer's

March 23rd -- Regenstrief Institute investigator and Indiana University Center for Aging Research scientist Noll Campbell, Pharm.D., is one of only 15 early career investigators nationwide selected to participate in the annual Charleston Conference on Alzheimer¬ís Disease.   read more...

319 IU medical students participate in The Match for residency training March 20

March 20th -- 319 Indiana University School of Medicine Class of 2015 students participated in the March 20 National Resident Matching Program.   read more...

IU scientists discover mechanism that may help parasites manipulate their hosts

March 18th -- Rodents infected with a common parasite lose their fear of cats, resulting in easy meals for the felines. Now IU School of Medicine researchers have identified a new way the parasite may modify brain cells, possibly helping explain changes in the behavior of mice -- and humans.   read more...

Genetic markers may help determine who benefits from aspirin, NSAIDs in lowering colorectal cancer risk

March 17th -- An Indiana University cancer researcher and her colleagues have identified genetic markers that may help determine who benefits from regular use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for lowering one¬ís risk of developing colorectal cancer.   read more...

Former IU basketball standout donates $15,000 to IU Simon Cancer Center

March 10th -- A former Indiana University basketball standout Monday donated $15,000 to breast cancer research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.   read more...

Regenstrief study finds natural language processing accurately tracks colonoscopy quality

March 10th -- An accurate system for tracking the quality of colonoscopies and determining the appropriate intervals between these procedures could contribute to both better health outcomes and lower costs. Clinician-researchers from the Regenstrief Institute have created and tested such a system in the nation's first multiple institution colonoscopy quality measurement study utilizing natural language processing.   read more...

U.S. News and World Report ranks Indiana University graduate programs highly

March 10th -- U.S. News and World Report has again recognized Indiana University programs in business, law, education, medicine and nursing in its annual Best Graduate Schools rankings.   read more...

Two-step treatment improved function and decreased pain severity in veterans

March 9th -- A new study by researchers from the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine reports that a stepped-care strategy improved function and decreased pain severity, producing at least a 30 percent improvement in pain-related disability.   read more...

Shaun Grannis named associate director of Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics

March 5th -- Shaun Grannis, M.D., has been named the associate director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute.   read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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