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Four Department of Pediatrics Faculty Recently Honored with National Awards

Four Indiana University School of Medicine faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics were recently honored with national awards from four organizations; JDRF, the American Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Society of Gene and Cell Therapy and the American Pediatric Society.

Salem Padgett  |  May 16, 2024

Wells Center Newsletter | May 2024

May 2024 news and updates from the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research.

Jackie Maupin  |  May 16, 2024

Fighting Friedreich’s ataxia: A pediatric cardiologist’s journey of innovation and collaboration

R. Mark Payne, MD, has pioneered a promising treatment for Friedreich's ataxia, a degenerative nervous system condition with no present cure. Payne's journey with his drug, CTI-1601, involved extensive collaboration with numerous organizations, partners and colleagues over the last two decades. His innovative approach and entrepreneurial spirit have resulted in a treatment that offers new hope to patients and their families.

Jackie Maupin  |  May 07, 2024

Car Seat Check Up Event

In 1933, the Bunny Bear Booster Seat was the first car seat designed to help caregivers keep an eye on their children when traveling from place to place. However, the first car seat designed with safety in mind wasn’t created until almost 30 years later by Jean Ames in 1962. This car seat, the Jeenay Car Seat, was designed to be rear-facing and had a 3-point harness system. Nine years later, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandated car seats must be fastened into the car by a seatbelt. By 1985, it was required by law that those transporting children use car seats during the trip.

Salem Padgett  |  May 06, 2024

IU endocrinologists receive esteemed JDRF awards for contributions to type 1 diabetes research

Two IU School of Medicine faculty members have been recognized for their significant contributions to type 1 diabetes research by the leading global research and advocacy organization for the disease, JDRF. Linda DiMeglio, MPH, MD, was announced as the co-recipient of the 2023 George Eisenbarth Award for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention, and Viral Shah, MD, received the 2023 Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine, MD, Excellence in Clinical Research Award.

Jackie Maupin  |  Apr 23, 2024

Molecular Medicine in Action celebrates 25 years of inspiring young minds and fueling scientific passion

Molecular Medicine in Action's (MMIA) 25th anniversary symposium occurred on March 3 and 4, 2024, bringing 50 high school students across Indiana to Indianapolis. The program hosted by the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research provided an immersive experience, offering participants insights into several medical research fields and exposing them to a spectrum of career opportunities in science from a diverse group of IU experts.

Jackie Maupin  |  Mar 07, 2024

The Top 3 Reasons to Attend the 59th Annual Riley Childrens Health Pediatric Conference

Pediatricians, family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, residents, advanced practice providers, allied health professionals, and all other clinicians are invited to attend the Riley Children’s Health Pediatric Conference. Hosted by Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Riley Children’s Health, the conference will be held on May 8 – 9, 2024. The first day will be virtual via Zoom, and the second day will be in-person at University Tower in Indianapolis, Indiana. View the agenda or register.

Salem Padgett  |  Feb 19, 2024

Wells Center Newsletter | February 2024

February 2024 news and updates from the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research.

Jackie Maupin  |  Feb 15, 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