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Traumatic brain injury patients sought for clinical drug study

January 21st -- The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation seeks adults with a traumatic brain injury for a clinical study of buspirone.   read more...

Indiana University School of Medicine named to top residency training rankings

January 13th -- 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.   read more...

100 million Americans live with chronic pain, but treatment research is insufficient

January 13th -- A new report by an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health has found a need for evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches to pain treatment that incorporate patients' perspectives.   read more...

Decisions about sex activate different brain regions in adolescent girls

January 13th -- Teens spend less time deciding about risky behavior than low risk activities and use different parts of their brains, according to a pilot study assessing thought processing, emotions and rewards in young teens and published in January in Journal of Adolescent Health.   read more...

OPTIMISTIC: New care model to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of frail older adults

January 8th -- A new study from Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute researcher-clinicians reports on the first year of the implementation of OPTIMISTIC, an innovative program they developed and implemented to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing facility residents.   read more...

Tragedy or comedy: IU School of Medicine class hosts SNL-style show

January 8th -- The Indiana University School of Medicine Class of 2017 will perform a "Saturday Night Live"-type variety show Jan. 16, 2015.   read more...

IU School of Medicine Diversity Week expanded throughout January

January 6th -- The Indiana University School of Medicine will host five programs for the 13th annual Diversity Week speaker's series which begins Jan. 12.   read more...

Patient self-reporting version of 'blood pressure cuff' for dementia is reliable and valid

December 29th -- A simple monitoring test can reliably measure cognitive, functional and psychological symptoms in the elderly, according to a new Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine study.   read more...

NIH grant will fund IU scientist's search for potential drugs to attack Toxoplasma parasite

December 17th -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.9 million grant to IU School of Medicine researcher William Sullivan, Ph.D., to find new ways to attack Toxoplasma, a dangerous parasite that infects an estimated 60 million people in the United States.   read more...

First real-world trial of impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records

December 16th -- In the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical record from some or all of their health care providers.   read more...

IU and Regenstrief GRACE study selected as landmark article in care of older adults

December 15th -- The seminal 2007 GRACE study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has been identified as one of 27 studies conducted over the past quarter century that have helped shape the practice of geriatric medicine. The GRACE study involved community-dwelling seniors and their primary-care physicians in a team approach to optimize health and decrease cost of care.   read more...

Grants from Indiana CTSI fuel search for potential new drugs

December 11th -- The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute recently awarded more than $100,000 to researchers seeking to identify new therapeutic agents for potential development as future drugs.   read more...

IU Simon Cancer Center seeks high school, college applicants for 2015 Summer Research Program

December 10th -- Students interested in gaining hands-on experiences in cancer research are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Summer Research Program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.   read more...

IU-led team earns $3.3 million NIH grant to study HPV, cervical cancer in Kenyan women

December 9th -- An international team of oncology research specialists led by Indiana University has been awarded a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study HPV and cervical cancer in Kenyan women with HIV/AIDS.   read more...

Study assesses hospice use in and out of nursing homes and by patients in transition

December 9th -- Researchers find that nursing home hospice patients are older, more likely to be women, more likely to be on both Medicare and Medicaid, and more likely to have dementia than individuals receiving hospice services outside a nursing home.   read more...

Coppoc honored as Sagamore of the Wabash at retirement reception

December 4th -- Gordon L. Coppoc, DVM, Ph.D., was named a Sagamore of the Wabash at a reception Dec. 4 honoring him for his decades of academic service to Indiana University and Purdue University.   read more...

NIH funds IU collaboration to develop computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure

December 3rd -- Three Indiana University professors have received $2.1 million to develop a computational model of acetaminophen-induced liver failure by using advanced microscopic and computational technologies that allow scientists to see into the liver of a living animal.   read more...

Regenstrief and IU study: Wake Up and Breathe program benefits ICU patients

December 2nd -- The Wake Up and Breathe program research showed that waking intensive care unit patients and having them breathe on their own decreased both sedation levels and coma prevalence.   read more...

Minute movements of autistic children and their parents provide clue to severity of disorder

December 1st -- Imperceptible variations in movement patterns among individuals with autism spectrum disorder are important indicators of the severity of the disorder in children and adults, according to a report presented at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in November.   read more...

IU School of Medicine students donate 450 pounds of canned food just in time for Thanksgiving

November 25th -- It took Indiana University School of Medicine students just one week to collect nearly a quarter ton of canned goods to help feed the hungry this Thanksgiving season.   read more...