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Laura Gates

Laura is senior writer with the Office of Strategic Communications and loves to tell the stories of outstanding students, faculty and staff at IU School of Medicine. A native Hoosier, she has over 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.

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Kovacs advocates for cardiac emergency preparedness

Sports cardiologist Richard Kovacs leads cardiac screening for the NFL Scouting Combine and advocates for widespread CPR training.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 16, 2024

What's in a name?

Humor Break: IU School of Medicine's fittingly named faculty include pediatrician Dr. Huggins, anatomy instructor Dr. Organ and bone researcher Dr. Bonewald. Could there be a psychological pull toward a name-matching career in medicine?

Laura Gates  |  Feb 15, 2024

Genetic detectives unlock 16-year mystery

IU’s Undiagnosed Rare Disease Clinic gains national distinction for expertise in diagnosing unknown genetic disorders as part of international investigative network.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 13, 2024

Military Match 2024: Six students to enter residency programs at military medical centers

Military scholars from the Class of 2024 share why they chose to commission with the U.S. Armed Forces and what their next steps in training will look like in military residency programs.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 02, 2024

Weaver carries ER experience into role as Indiana health commissioner

Emergency Medicine faculty Lindsay Weaver, MD, became Indiana state health commissioner in June 2023 and now leads the Health First Indiana initiative. 

Laura Gates  |  Jan 30, 2024

Urologic oncologist turns to IU mentors for his own testicular cancer treatment

Sean Kern, MD, an IU-trained urologic oncologist and founding director of the military’s testicular cancer enterprise, was diagnosed with the very disease he specializes in curing. He joined IU School of Medicine experts at a recent testicular cancer conference as an inspirational speaker, medical expert and survivor.

Laura Gates  |  Dec 20, 2023

Bench to Bedside: Ware leads integration of genetics into clinical care

Cardiovascular geneticist Stephanie Ware, MD, PhD, leads a growing department of genetics experts as genomic medicine is more broadly implemented into clinical care at IU Health.

Laura Gates  |  Dec 13, 2023

Celebrating Excellence: Meet West Lafayette student, community advocate Bri Rayman

West Lafayette medical student Briana Rayman leads the opening of the new Crossroads Student Outreach Clinic at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Rayman is recipient of the Excellence in Action award for her campus.

Laura Gates  |  Nov 30, 2023

From lab to market: Discoveries in Kelley Lab lead to new therapies for multiple diseases

Over the last 30 years, Mark R. Kelley has disclosed 61 inventions, been awarded 19 patents and launched a pharmaceutical startup. Now he's helping other IU innovators navigate commercialization for their lab discoveries.

Laura Gates  |  Nov 10, 2023

Pediatric Urology at IU among top programs in U.S.

Dr. Richard Rink receives AAP Medal in Urology; IU-Riley program is ranked No. 3 in the nation for urologic care of children.

Laura Gates  |  Nov 06, 2023