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Regenstrief and IU study investigates older adults' views on cancer screenings

March 11, 2013 -- A study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research has found that many older adults are hesitant to halt cancer screenings even when the screenings may no longer be beneficial or may even be potentially harmful. The study is among the first to explore older adults’ perceptions of recommendations to halt screenings for breast, prostate, colon and other cancers as they age.

Study: Computerized reminders significantly improve HIV care in resource-limited setting

March 7, 2013 -- A large randomized controlled study is among the first to rigorously demonstrate that health information technology can improve compliance with patient care guidelines by clinicians in resource-limited countries. The study was led by Regenstrief Institute investigator Martin Chieng Were, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and Regenstrief Institute affiliated scientist Rachel Vreeman, M.D., M.S, assistant professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine.

On 'Sound Medicine': African childbirth mortality, brain surgery, and early puberty in boys

February 15, 2013 -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Feb. 17, featuring several segments on brain surgery breakthroughs, adherence devices and early puberty in boys. Please check local listings for broadcast dates, times and stations.

On 'Sound Medicine': Changes for Medicare, fecal transplants, and studying stress to predict health

February 8, 2013 -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Feb. 10, featuring a doc chat on the potential impact of health care law on the states, a look at how some of Detroit’s homeless are getting critical medical care, and how our responses to stress today will affect our health in 10 years.

IU School of Medicine study: Common anti-fever medications pose kidney injury risk for children

January 25, 2013 -- Sick children, especially those with some dehydration from flu or other illnesses, risk significant kidney injury if given drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers said Friday.

Optometrist joins Glick Eye Institute faculty

January 14, 2013 -- Philip W. Shaffer, O.D., has joined the Department of Ophthalmology at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute as an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology.

Inhibition of enzyme could lead to improved chemotherapy and stem cell transplant results

November 21, 2012 -- Blocking the action of one enzyme could mean improved results for thousands of cancer patients who undergo bone marrow or cord blood transplants after chemotherapy, an Indiana University research team has reported.

On 'Sound Medicine': Medicare reimbursement changes, educating physicians about health care costs, and children’s resiliency to stress

November 7, 2012 -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its radio program for Nov. 11, with a focus on pediatric topics including promoting resiliency in your children and learning when to consult your pediatrician. Please check local listings for broadcast dates, times and stations.

IU School of Medicine, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana selected for national brain injury research network

September 27, 2012 -- Federal officials have designated Indiana University School of Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System site. The five-year $2,137,500 grant adds local researchers and physicians to the leading national network of centers studying and treating traumatic brain injury and its impact on the lives of patients and their families.

Translation of research into practice for post-stroke care goes national

September 13, 2012 -- Researcher-clinicians from the Regenstrief Institute, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Indiana University School of Medicine are leading a national effort to coordinate and organize acute stroke care across the entire VA medical system. This initiative to improve in-hospital management of stroke with the goal of reducing disability and death was implemented by the VA this summer and may serve as a model for public and private hospital systems around the country.

IU School of Medicine and IU Health collaborate on cardiovascular genetics in patient care, research

September 11, 2012 -- With funding from the Strategic Research Initiative, physician-scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health are implementing the state’s first comprehensive program to implement genetic testing in research and clinical care in heart disease

External Advisory Council formed to assist with search for IU School of Medicine dean

August 31, 2012 -- An External Advisory Council has been appointed by President Michael A. McRobbie to assist the recently formed search committee in identifying finalists for the next dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine and vice president for university clinical affairs.

Glick Eye Institute purchasing art, seeks more Indiana artists for phase II of public art project

August 29, 2012 -- The art committee at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute will purchase 17 pieces of art created by 15 artists with Indiana ties who displayed their work during a year-long public art project developed to showcase the visual arts in a building dedicated to vision care and research.

Groundbreaking ceremony set as construction begins on IU neurosciences research facility

August 3, 2012 -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will join leaders of Indiana University and Indiana University Health Aug. 6 to recognize the start of construction that will result in a new center for research and clinical excellence in the neurosciences in Indianapolis.

IU School of Medicine pediatric ophthalmologist Daniel Neely named senior medical advisor of ORBIS Cyber-Sight program

August 2, 2012 -- Daniel E. Neely, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, has been named senior medical advisor of the ORBIS Cyber-Sight telemedicine program.

Unique program bringing electronic medical record data to ambulances lauded

June 27, 2012 -- The nation’s first and only program linking paramedics in the field to patients' pre-existing health information -- enabling emergency workers to make more informed treatment decisions and to transport patients to the most appropriate facility -- has been recognized by the prestigious Computerworld Honors Program.

IU scientist to lead study on the use of telehealth to assist veterans with mild brain injury

June 26, 2012 -- An Indiana University researcher has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a new assessment mechanism that will improve long-distance care for military veterans with mild traumatic brain injury. The system will be piloted at five hospitals serving veterans and active-duty soldiers in the South and Midwest, including the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Study finds race has an impact on both enrollment and disenrollment in hospice care

June 25, 2012 -- Although use of hospice services is increasing dramatically, a study led by Regenstrief Institute investigator Kathleen T. Unroe, M.D., MHA, an assistant research professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has found that nonwhite Medicare patients with heart failure are 20 percent less likely to enroll in hospice than their white counterparts.

IU gastroenterologist develops practice guidelines for most prevalent liver disease

June 21, 2012 -- An Indiana University School of Medicine gastroenterologist led a team of distinguished physicians who developed the first guidelines for diagnosis and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The guidelines were published simultaneously in the June issues of the journals Hepatology, Gastroenterology and the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Glick Eye Institute physicians and researchers receive grants to aid vision discoveries

June 18, 2012 -- Three researchers at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute have received funding for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy research, including a grant for more than $1 million from the National Eye Institute.