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Faculty members honored by musculoskeletal research society

A pair of investigators from Indiana University School of Medicine recently received prestigious awards from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), recognizing their achievements and advancements in the field of bone disease research.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Oct 18, 2023

Members of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department spend a day volunteering at Gleaners Food Bank

About a dozen members of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s basic science faculty and staff spent a day volunteering at Gleaners Food Bank recently, helping sort through the cans and prepare them for distribution to those in need.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Dec 21, 2022

Grad Student Earns F31 Grant

A PhD student in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery earned a grant from the National Institutes of Health that will allow her to continue researching the impacts COVID-19 has on bone health.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Jun 01, 2022

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 Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine discovered that mouse models infected with the novel coronavirus lost approximately 25% of their bone mass within two weeks of contagion. They also found mouse models with a 63% increase in osteoclasts, the cells that cause bone to break down.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Oct 04, 2021

IMPRS students take on summer research

Fourteen medical students are experiencing medical innovation first-hand as they work alongside several orthopaedic faculty members and conduct research as part of the Indiana University Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship.

IU School of Medicine  |  Jul 15, 2021

Megakaryocytes link researcher's bone-healing work to COVID-19

One Indiana University School of Medicine researcher is using her study of bone and fracture healing to better understand the effects of COVID-19 on the body.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  May 26, 2021

Record space flight inspires bone research at IU School of Medicine

NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth recently after a record-setting 328-day stay on the International Space Station. The feat is an important milestone for women in the space program and is just 12 days shy of the overall 340-day record set by former astronaut Scott Kelly. But space exploration doesn’t come without sacrifice. In […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Mar 03, 2020

Meet the team: Mustufa Shaiek

Written by Mustufa Shaiek My name is Mustufa Shaikh, and I am 25 years old. I recently graduated from IUPUI in 2017. During my undergraduate program, I studied biology. In that time, I worked in a histology lab studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of mechanotransduction and pharmaceutical treatments for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Having […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Jan 22, 2020

Meet the team: Paulina Medina

Written by Paulina Medina Hello, everyone! My name is Paulina Medina, and I am a junior majoring in Health and Human Sciences with a minor in Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Aside from academics, I am involved in the Latino Student Association and Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority at IUPUI in which I enjoy […]

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Jan 17, 2020