Two new grants supporting osteosarcoma research have been funded at IU School of Medicine, building on work that has been previously established based on Tyler Trent’s tumor cells. Karen E. Pollok, PhD, is the lead researcher for both of these grants, including $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Defense and $50,000 from the Sarcoma Foundation of America.
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.
Researchers are learning more about how children’s brain development may be affected when their mother has malaria while she is pregnant, as well as the effect of preventative treatments for malaria during pregnancy on children after birth.
Tyler Trent’s parents presented a check for $25,000 to Riley Children’s Foundation Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment on June 27 in front of the Herman B Wells Center on the IU School of Medicine campus. This money was donated on behalf of the Tyler Trent Foundation, which is dedicated to continuing Tyler’s mission to support pediatric cancer research and honor his memory. The money donated was raised at the inaugural Tee off for Tyler charity golf outing in 2021.