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Christine Drury

Associate Director, Research Communications

Christine joined IU in February of 2018 as the Associate Director of Research Communications. In her role she is responsible for directing communications for the IU Precision Health Initiative, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and r...

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AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial results published in NEJM, IU School of Medicine one of the study sites

Pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca, has published its COVID-19 vaccine data in the highly credible scientific journal, New England Journal of Medicine. Results published in the journal show that the vaccine known as AZD1222 is a safe and effective way to prevent people from getting symptomatic cases of COVID-19. More than 32,000 adults participated in the study, and more than 500 of them were from Indiana, as IU School of Medicine was one of more than 80 sites conducting a portion of this important study.

Christine Drury  |  Oct 05, 2021

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Christine Drury  |  May 05, 2021

Remote genetic counselors uncover how Parkinson's patients prefer to receive genetic information

Genetic counselors empower patients and their families with information, guidance, and emotional support to help them understand their family history, evaluate genetic testing options, and make informed choices based on test results.

Christine Drury  |  Apr 16, 2021

Cryo-EM is headed to IU School of Medicine

Researchers at IU School of Medicine are about to welcome their very own cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM) to the school. Scientists are already very familiar with the cutting-edge cryo-EM technology, but the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic actually made some members of the public appreciate the many benefits of this Noble Prize-winning technology too.

Christine Drury  |  Apr 13, 2021

Dr. Aaron Carroll shares his research live on "CBS This Morning"

IU School of Medicine faculty member Aaron E. Carroll, MD, is not only a pediatrician, but a nationally-known health services researcher and excellent communicator of science to the lay public. His background, expertise and ability to relay complex science in easy to understand ways has created the opportunity for him to appear live on CBS […]

Christine Drury  |  Sep 26, 2019

Indiana CTSI forms a cricket team and a greater focus on diversity and inclusion

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, executive associate dean for research affairs at IU School of Medicine, founding director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and a native of India, has been a cricket fan since he was a young boy, often playing pick-up games with his friends. As an adult, he likes to sneak […]

Christine Drury  |  Sep 09, 2019

Multiple myeloma patient believes a cure is around the corner

Myron Gill was 50-years old when he began experiencing excruciating back pain. Doctors ran several tests and couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him. Eventually, after evaluating a 24-hour urine specimen, doctors diagnosed Gill with multiple myeloma. It’s a disease that is often misdiagnosed and mispronounced. “It’s not melanoma, it’s myeloma,” said Rafat Abonour, […]

Christine Drury  |  Aug 13, 2019

Ekser receives prestigious American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) grant

Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD, recently earned a grant to support groundbreaking research in the development of advanced 3-D bioprinted human liver models. A transplant surgeon and director of the IU School of Medicine Xenotransplantation Lab, Ekser received the 2019 American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Foundation Faculty Development Grant, awarded to only one researcher each […]

Christine Drury  |  Aug 12, 2019

IU Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative sheds new light on gestational diabetes

Faith Kuntz was glad her doctor tested her for gestational diabetes early when he noticed a significant weight gain during her pregnancy. For the 35-year-old patient, gestational diabetes wasn’t even on her radar. “Gestational diabetes, or diabetes during pregnancy, complicates about one in 12 pregnancies for women in the United States,” said David M. Haas, […]

Christine Drury  |  May 30, 2019

Triple negative breast cancer patient encouraged by Grand Challenge

Angie Steeno was 29 years old when she received her first cancer diagnosis from metastatic gestational trophoblastic disease, often referred to as a molar pregnancy. Ten years later, in 2015, and expecting to be considered “cured” of her disease, Steeno happened to mention to her doctor that she felt a lump up high near her […]

Christine Drury  |  Mar 05, 2019