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Delaying diabetes: new treatment makes its mark in Indiana

In August 2023, a Riley Hospital for Children patient became the first child in Indiana to receive teplizumab, a groundbreaking therapy that delays the onset of stage 3 type 1 diabetes by an average of three years. The treatment received Federal Drug Administration approval in November 2022, three years after Indiana University School of Medicine researchers conducted clinical trials and published data that helped lead to the FDA’s decision.

Jackie Maupin  |  Sep 25, 2023

Two Assistant Professors Awarded INAAP Awards

Each year the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (INAAP) accepts nominations for various awards. This year, two assistant professors in the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine were recognized as award recipients during the 2023 INAAP Pediatric CME Conference. Levi Funches, MD, BA was awarded the Dr. Chaniece Wallace Award for Advocacy and Equity, and Patrick Clements, MD was awarded the Edwin L. Gresham Award.

Salem Padgett  |  Sep 14, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month: Mexican American siblings share what it means to become doctors

Siblings Alejandra and Hugo Rodriguez share the experiences that influenced their passions, leading both to pursue medical degrees at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Laura Gates  |  Sep 08, 2023

Wells Center bestows scientists with awards to fuel pediatric research

The Wells Center for Pediatric Research has recognized several researchers with awards during their spring 2023 round of funding to support five promising projects focused on emerging therapies and clinical and translational pediatric research.

Jackie Maupin  |  Aug 31, 2023

Global Health Simulation Trains Pediatricians to Better Care for Patients

Your patient is a 15-year-old Burmese female adolescent who came in alone for her well-child check. She speaks Hakha Chin and an interpreter is needed. During the conversation, she mentions having a boyfriend, but doesn’t want to answer any questions about her relationship because she knows the interpreter from her community. How do you proceed to provide optimal care?

Debbie Ungar  |  Aug 30, 2023

IUSM Pediatric Coordinators Defining the Future of Pediatric Medical Education

For over 25 years, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) has strived to ensure the health and well-being of all children by leading the advancement of pediatric medical education, developing a sustainable and diverse workforce, cultivating an inclusive learning environment and promoting educational innovation. The APPD Coordinators’ Section works to enhance graduate medical education within each program and promote communication among coordinators, program directors and the APPD membership. Three Indiana University School of Medicine Program Coordinators within the Department of Pediatrics are working toward advancing pediatric education forever.

Salem Padgett  |  Aug 24, 2023

Wells Center Newsletter | August 2023

Catch up with the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research by reading our latest newsletter.

Jackie Maupin  |  Aug 17, 2023

IU researchers uncover mysteries behind immune response to hemophilia A treatment

In a study published in Blood, researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine shed new light on the underlying causes of negative immune responses to factor VIII treatments, providing valuable insights that could lead to more effective and safer hemophilia A treatments in the future. 

Jackie Maupin  |  Aug 10, 2023

From Third Year Resident to Indiana Poison Center Director

Gregory A. Wilson, MD was in the middle of his fellowship (today’s equivalent of being a third year resident) within the department of Pediatrics, when he noted Indiana needed a major change. In 1977, the Indiana Poison Center was housed in Wishard Hospital and the doctors on call only had a few books on toxicology and a microfiche system to answer the questions coming in. Wilson knew that something had to change in order to keep Indiana residents happy and healthy.

Salem Padgett  |  Jul 26, 2023

Future physicians and scientists take on summer research internships

More than 40 students joined the Wells Center summer internship, MPESC-Prep and IU-CCEH programs as interns at IU School of Medicine this summer.

Jackie Maupin  |  Jul 18, 2023