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Ben Middelkamp

Ben Middelkamp is a communications manager for the Department of Neurology, Department of Neurological Surgery and Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine. Before joining the Office of Strategic Communications in December 2019, Ben spent nearly six years as a newspaper reporter in two Indiana cities. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Convergent Journalism from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014. Ben enjoys translating his background in journalism to the communications and marketing needs of the school and its physicians and researchers.

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Alzheimer's disease basic science finding leads to clinical trial

A novel therapeutic target to treat Alzheimer’s disease identified in 2022 by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers will now be translated to a clinical trial, spearheaded through a collaboration between IU School of Medicine scientists and clinicians.

Ben Middelkamp  |  May 22, 2024

IU-led team to develop AI-driven prediction model for sinus surgery patients

Indiana University School of Medicine researcher Vijay Ramakrishnan, MD, is leading a multi-institutional five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to investigate better ways to predict surgical outcomes for chronic rhinosinusitis patients and limit unnecessary surgeries.

Ben Middelkamp  |  May 07, 2024

A story of resilience: Spinal cord injury survivor now spinal research ambassador thanks to IU School of Medicine researcher

The story of Laura Burdick, who sustained a spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, has been an inspiration to many — and it connected her to Lingxiao Deng, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery and a primary member of Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Ben Middelkamp  |  May 07, 2024

IU School of Medicine enrolls 100th patient in 23-site brain tumor radiation therapy clinical trial

Indiana University School of Medicine is one of 23 institutions in the Radiation One and Done Study (ROADS) clinical trial, and the university, in conjunction with its health partner Indiana University Health, enrolled the 100th patient in the study, according to the trial’s sponsor, GT Medical Technologies, Inc.

Ben Middelkamp  |  May 02, 2024

Graduate and medical students form science policy and communication group focused on Alzheimer's disease research

Doctoral and medical students at IU School of Medicine and Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine founded IMPACT Indiana, a group centered on health policy and science communication, specifically focusing on Alzheimer’s disease research.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Apr 08, 2024

Alzheimer's disease researcher awarded Rainwater Charitable Foundation early-career scientist prize

Cristian Lasagna-Reeves, PhD received the prestigious 2024 Rainwater Prize for Innovative Early-Career Scientist. Lasagna-Reeves was presented the award at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Tau2024 Global Conference on March 25, 2024 in Washington, D.C.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Mar 28, 2024

Medical Neuroscience Graduate Organization educating about ocular health for April 8 solar eclipse

A group of Indiana University School of Medicine trainees in the Medical Neuroscience Graduate Program at Stark Neurosciences Research Institute is teaming up with fellow scientists from the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute to host a lecture about the science behind solar eclipses and their impact on ocular health.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Mar 25, 2024

Nation's largest early-onset Alzheimer's study drives diversity

LEADS, led by Liana Apostolova, MD, has received $78 million in National Institute of Aging (NIA) funding since it launched in 2018. It's also the largest National Institutes of Health grant at IU School of Medicine in 2023 at $13.9 million.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Mar 13, 2024

Reprogramming cell in adult central nervous system promotes regeneration of motor function axons after spinal cord injury

Led by Wei Wu, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery and a primary member of Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, the researchers discovered a connection between the reprogramming of NG2 glial cells and robust axonal regeneration after spinal cord injury.  

Ben Middelkamp  |  Mar 06, 2024