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IU collaborates with Podiatry Associates of Indiana to bring diabetic foot clinical trials to patients

Investigators from the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering at Indiana University School of Medicine and the IU Health Comprehensive Wound Care Center have turned to community physicians to reach adult patients with diabetic foot complications. Left untreated, these patients could face disability, including limb amputation.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 6 people with disabilities or 16.7% in the United States in 2018, had been diagnosed with diabetes, compared to 1 in 14 without disabilities. Currently, more than 37 million Americans have diabetes, or 11.3% of the U.S. population—11.2% of adults in Indiana.

Angie Antonopoulos  |  Dec 15, 2022

IU plastic surgery residents can now experience global health rotation

The division of plastic surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine recently completed its first round of global health surgery rotations in cooperation with Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret, Kenya, as part of a new Global Plastic Surgery Program for residents that launched in 2022. 
The program is made possible through AMPATH, a partnership between Moi University, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and the AMPATH Consortium, as part of a unique reciprocal surgical training exchange. 

Angie Antonopoulos  |  Dec 14, 2022

Early Career Spotlight: Laura Vater, MD

Oncologist Laura Vater, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, an accomplished writer, and an advocate for the wellness of physicians and trainees.

Hannah Calkins  |  Dec 02, 2022

Julie Clary, MD, MBA, Named Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine

Dr. Julie Clary is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Cardiovascular Service Line Operations Leader of IUHP Cardiology. 

Hannah Calkins  |  Nov 30, 2022

Evans-Molina inspires, mentors rising stars in diabetes research

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.

Laura Gates  |  Nov 18, 2022

Nikki Smith MD Transition from Fellow to Faculty

After completing her Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in July of 2021, Dr. Nikki Smith assumed roles as Medical Director of the Center of Life for Thoracic Transplant (COLTT), Medical Director of the Solid Organ Transplant Unit, and Associate Director of ECMO in Spring of 2022.

Makenna Flory  |  Nov 16, 2022

Lockett, PhD Awarded KO1

After contributing to pulmonary research throughout her training and early investigator years, Dr. Lockett recently received a Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award (K01) and a PRIDE AGOLD Institute Award to pursue her own research goals.

Makenna Flory  |  Nov 16, 2022

IU pediatric psychologist advocates for marginalized patient populations

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.

Laura Gates  |  Nov 10, 2022

Francesca Duncan, MD on Health Care Disparities and Medical Education Surrounding Racism

Francesca Duncan, MD research interests include health disparities in lung cancer. Her work includes an exciting new field coined "social epigenomics" which has emerged as an integrative field of research focused on the identification of socio-environmental factors, their influence on human biology through epigenomic modifications, and how they contribute to current health disparities in lung cancer.

Makenna Flory  |  Nov 07, 2022

Tucker Edmonds takes on systemic issues impacting health equity

Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS, recently stepped into a schoolwide leadership role as IU School of Medicine’s first associate dean for health equity research, aiming to build research programs that will help reduce disparities in health care delivery.

Laura Gates  |  Oct 28, 2022