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Laura is a senior writer with the Office of Strategic Communications. A native Hoosier, she has 25 years of experience in communications, having worked with newspapers and other media organizations in Indiana and Florida, along with small businesses, community groups and non-profit organizations. Before joining IU School of Medicine in January 2020, she was editor-in-chief of a lifestyle magazine serving the community of Estero, Florida.
IU diabetes researchers are part of an international team celebrating FDA approval of the first immunotherapy drug to delay the onset of Type 1 diabetes. Mentorship at the diabetes center plays a key role in research success.
With roots in West Virginia coal country, Carmella Evans-Molina never dreamed she would one day be a nationally recognized physician-scientist and director of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at IU School of Medicine, where she mentors junior colleagues in translational science.
Julia LaMotte, PhD, received the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Commitment to Diversity Award for her commitment to advancing DEIJ at IU School of Medicine. She aims to eliminate health disparities and crush systemic racism in academic medicine.
Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS, recently stepped into a schoolwide leadership role as IU School of Medicine’s first associate dean for health equity research, aiming to build research programs that will help reduce disparities in health care delivery.
The Multidisciplinary Oncology Vitality and Exercise (MOVE) Program, developed by oncologist Tarah Ballinger, MD, gives breast cancer patients a personalized plan for exercise and physical therapy throughout all stages of their cancer journey.
Sylk Sotto, EdD, MPS, MBA, an administrator-practitioner-scholar the Department of Medicine, draws resilience from her Puerto Rican roots as she advocates for equity and inclusion in academic medicine.
IU School of Medicine student Alicia Martinez-Garcia carries her family and cultural heritage into her pursuit of medicine: “I want to be that person who can bring relief and help someone with a language barrier to feel more comfortable."
Medical system innovator Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean of NYU School of Medicine and CEO of NYU Langone Health, gives leadership advice during the inaugural Stephen P. Bogdewic Lectureship in Medical Leadership at IU School of Medicine.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coalition at IU School of Medicine supports medical students from minoritized groups and demonstrates how powerful student voices can be in creating institutional change.