Indiana University


Army anti-suicide initiative brings $3 million to IU School of Medicine scientist’s research

July 24, 2012 -- Could a nasal spray provide a quick antidote to suicidal thoughts among soldiers? An Indiana University School of Medicine scientist has been awarded a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Army to develop such a system.

IU, Purdue partner to share influential nutritional data from innovative summer camp research program

July 12, 2012 -- Data that has been used for many years to set adolescent calcium intake recommendations in the U.S. and abroad are publicly open to research scientists across the globe for the first time thanks to a collaborative project between Indiana University and Purdue University supported by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

Analysis will examine safety of in-hospital underwater births

June 7, 2012 -- One of the first systematic examinations of the safety of in-hospital underwater births in the United States commences this month, when Regenstrief Institute fellow Jeanne Ballard, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist with more than 16 years of experience delivering babies, collaborates with Regenstrief investigator Michael Weiner, M.D., MPH to put the tools of medical informatics and outcomes research to work to improve reproductive health care.

Anantha Shekhar elected president of Association for Clinical and Translational Science

May 10, 2012 -- Anantha Shekhar, M.D., Ph.D., associate dean for translational research and Raymond E. Houk Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neurobiology and Pharmacology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been named president of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science at the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., April 18 to 20.

Indiana CTSI releases progress report to highlight growth

May 2, 2012 -- An institute established four years ago with a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health announced that it has distributed more than $12.5 million in grants and awards to support research since 2008 and currently supports more than 80 full-time equivalent professional jobs across Indiana.

Kroenke Honored for Outstanding Contributions in Clinical Research Training

April 12, 2012 -- Regenstrief Institute investigator Kurt Kroenke, M.D., will receive the 2012 Distinguished Educator Award, to be presented at Translational Science 2012 in Washington, D.C., April 18 to 20. Dr. Kroenke is also Chancellor's Professor of Medicine in the Indiana University School of Medicine and a research scientist with the Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice at the Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Community and scientists team up to improve local health with support from Indiana CTSI

March 28, 2012 -- The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Community Health Engagement Program will provide about $120,000 in small grants to seven innovative partnership projects between local community groups and researchers at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. These partnerships will focus on improving health and health care in neighborhoods across the state.