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Wells Center Newsletter | May 2023

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

Jackie Maupin  |  May 18, 2023

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Dr. Reuben Kapur and IUPUI Interim Chancellor Klein at the 2023 IUPUI Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation.

Reuben Kapur receives 2023 Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., MD, Research Scholar Award

Dr. Reuben Kapur was awarded the 2023 Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., MD, Research Scholar Award at IUPUI's annual Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation. The award is

Jackie Maupin  |  May 18, 2023

IU researchers find link between obesity and blood cancer

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers found a strong association between obesity and clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), a condition where blood cells accumulate

Jackie Maupin  |  May 15, 2023

a child with dark curly hair smiles as they get buckled in to their car seat by a parent

Annual car seat safety event returns to Ivy Tech campus May 10

Free car seats available to families in need from Automotive Safety Program in the Department of Pediatrics

Salem Padgett  |  May 09, 2023

Clinicians at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda check on a patient

IU researcher receives grant to investigate acute kidney injury in children with malaria

With a new grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Andrea Conroy's research team will conduct a multi-site study across three hospitals

Jackie Maupin  |  Apr 24, 2023

Cynthia Holladay with her Girl Scouts at the statehouse

Children's Health Services researcher teaches Girl Scouts how to advocate for vulnerable populations

A local Girl Scout troop successfully advocated for free access to state parks for Indiana’s foster families with the support and research expertise of their

Laura Gates  |  Apr 18, 2023

Members from the Han Lab

IU researchers investigate the protein BVES and its important role in muscular dystrophy

A study published in Nature Communications sheds new light on the development and treatment of a rare form of muscular dystrophy called limb-girdle muscular dystrophy

Jackie Maupin  |  Apr 05, 2023

division of child protection pinwheel garden

“It’s normal to be stressed.” Division of Child Protection teaching families to focus on positive relationships to prevent child abuse and neglect

In 2021, 60 children died of child abuse in Indiana. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in 7 children experienced child

Christina Griffiths  |  Apr 05, 2023

Three researchers from the Kapur Lab

Researchers uncover new drug combination to treat rare pediatric cancer called JMML

IU School of Medicine researchers have identified a promising new combination of drugs for treating a rare form of childhood blood cancer called JMML. 

Jackie Maupin  |  Apr 04, 2023

Carmella Evans-Molina portrait

Evans-Molina receives ADA National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Award

Carmella Evans-Molina has been awarded the 2023 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The award honors her pioneering research in diabetes,

Jackie Maupin  |  Mar 28, 2023