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MedSTAR fellowship fuels Indiana University medical student’s passion for research

Indiana University School of Medicine–Evansville student Emily Iannopollo, Class of 2023, is the first student at her campus to complete the MedSTAR fellowship. The research that was conducted during her fellowship culminated in her authoring a paper published in a respected medical journal with findings from her work in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.

IU School of Medicine  |  Oct 07, 2021

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Melissa Kacena, PhD, (right) poses for a photo with Olatundun Awosanya. Awosanya is a PhD student in Kacena’s laboratory, working on the COVID-19 studies for her thesis.

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

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Oct 04, 2021

Flora Hammond women in leadership

Compassion-fueled excellence drives IU School of Medicine brain injury expert’s research, advocacy

Flora Hammond, MD, is world-renowned for leading the initiative to recognize traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a chronic condition with gains in recovery possible many

Laura Gates  |  Sep 15, 2021

Karen Smartt, assistant dean and director of admissions

IU School of Medicine admissions director provides compassionate guidance to applicants from underrepresented communities

Under Karen Smartt’s leadership toward implementing IU School of Medicine’s recruitment goals, underrepresented in medicine (URM) admissions have gone from 8 percent to 23 percent.

Laura Gates  |  Sep 10, 2021

Adolescent Medicine sociologist Devon Hensel, PhD

A Non-Linear Path to Success

How Devon Hensel, PhD, found a way to connect with patients on their level for a groundbreaking research study

Ashley Wilson  |  Jul 27, 2021

A posed group photo of people smiling in a party room.

Meet Emily K. Sims, newly named Wells Center assistant director

Emily K. Sims, MD, has been named with Assistant Director of Faculty Development and Translational Research at the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research.

Sara Buckallew  |  Jul 16, 2021


Wells Center recognizes three scientists with translational research awards

The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research recognized three scientists with the 2021 Clinical/Translation Research Support Award: Jie Jiang, PhD; Elizabeth Sierra Potchanant, PhD;

Sara Buckallew  |  Jul 16, 2021

Laurie Gutmann

Gutmann's path to leadership in neurology inspired by her father, encouraged by women colleagues

IU School of Medicine Neurology Department Chair Laurie Gutmann, MD, learned early to stand proud as the only woman on the team. She shares a

Laura Gates  |  Jun 10, 2021

Heidi Lakanen, MD

Heidi Lakanen, MD, inspires internal medicine learners in Muncie

Heidi Lakanen, MD, director of IU Health Ball Memorial Physicians Internal Medicine Residency Center and adjunct clinical assistant professor of medicine, has been a key

Jordan Lapsley  |  Apr 20, 2021

Tatiana Foroud

IU School of Medicine’s Foroud runs national biobank for Alzheimer’s researchers

IU School of Medicine Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs Tatiana Foroud, PhD, has spent much of her career using statistical methods to discover the

Laura Gates  |  Apr 09, 2021