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Caitlin VanOverberghe

Caitlin VanOverberghe is a communications coordinator for the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she supports the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Ophthalmology. Having earned degrees in journalism and telecommunications ...

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Giving back: One alum’s generosity means future ophthalmology professorship

Arthur Willis, MD, values the education he received at the IU School of Medicine. He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1962 and immediately enrolled at IU School of Medicine. Without the experience he gained while training at IU, Willis said he wouldn’t have been the well-rounded, quick-thinking ophthalmologist he was throughout his career.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Oct 18, 2021

IU researchers study long-term effects of COVID-19 on bone growth

SARS-CoV-2 can cause quick and significant bone loss—even when infections of the virus that causes COVID-19 appear to be mild.

Researchers in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine discovered that mouse models infected with the novel coronavirus lost approximately 25% of their bone mass within two weeks of contagion. They also found mouse models with a 63% increase in osteoclasts, the cells that cause bone to break down.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Oct 04, 2021

Study: Minimally-invasive surgery for hip gunshot wounds can be risky

Orthopaedic surgeons hoping to use a common, minimally-invasive procedure to treat gunshot wounds to the hip must be aware that such surgeries come with a very high risk of complications, according to clinical research conducted by Indiana University School of Medicine faculty.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Aug 30, 2021

First class of interns welcomed as ophthalmology residency integrates

The Department of Ophthalmology at IU School of Medicine welcomed its inaugural class of first-year residents in July 2021 after transitioning to become an integrated residency program.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Aug 09, 2021

Megakaryocytes link researcher's bone-healing work to COVID-19

One Indiana University School of Medicine researcher is using her study of bone and fracture healing to better understand the effects of COVID-19 on the body.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  May 26, 2021

Department remembers former chair

Richard Lindseth, MD, the George J. Garceau Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, died this month. He served on the faculty for more than 30 years. He was appointed department chair in 1995.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  May 12, 2021

Medical student, cancer survivor connects with former doctor for unique educational experience

During her final year at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Carly Chapman completed a special clinical rotation alongside L. Daniel Wurtz, MD, the orthopaedic oncologist who cared for her during her time with cancer.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Apr 19, 2021

Indiana teen plans art contest to benefit ophthalmology research

To further educate children, teens and their families about strabismus and disorders like it, a 14-year-old from Columbus, Indiana has created an art and photography contest. She’s inviting young people from across the country to participate. The money she collects from the $5 entrance fees will be gifted to Indiana University School of Medicine to benefit pediatric clinical research in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Feb 15, 2021

NIH funding expands collaboration on ocular neovascularization

Neovascularization is the root cause of a range of sight-stealing eye diseases. Researchers Timothy W. Corson, PhD, and Mark R. Kelley, PhD, are targeting Redox effector factor-1 (Ref-1) as a signaling node for treating blood vessel growth in the eyes.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Aug 05, 2020

Pregnant and postpartum internal medicine residents protected from long shifts under new policy

Already an unwritten practice, internal medicine residents in the third trimester of pregnancy or within the first two months of delivery are now formally protected from being required to work long or overnight shifts.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Jun 24, 2020