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Wells Center Newsletter | November 2023

Keep up with the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research by reading our latest newsletter for updates on exciting research, recent grants, publications and much more!

Jackie Maupin  |  Nov 16, 2023

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Andrea Conroy, PhD, receiving the 2023 Bailey K. Ashford Medal

Andrea Conroy honored as 2023 Bailey K. Ashford Medalist 

In October 2023, Andrea Conroy, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine was honored with the prestigious Bailey K. Ashford

Jackie Maupin  |  Nov 15, 2023

Emmaline Swigert shows off her continuous glucose monitoring system

Clinical trial presents a pill of promise for type 1 diabetes

In March 2023, 10-year-old Emmaline Swigert was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the

Jackie Maupin  |  Nov 13, 2023

Mark R. Kelley, PhD

From lab to market: Discoveries in Kelley Lab lead to new therapies for multiple diseases

Over the last 30 years, Mark R. Kelley has disclosed 61 inventions, been awarded 19 patents and launched a pharmaceutical startup. Now he's helping other

Laura Gates  |  Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Rink and nurse practitioners in pediatric urology at Riley Hospital for Children

Pediatric Urology at IU among top programs in U.S.

Dr. Richard Rink receives AAP Medal in Urology; IU-Riley program is ranked No. 3 in the nation for urologic care of children.

Laura Gates  |  Nov 06, 2023

Erika Cheng, PhD

First HEAL-R health equity symposium designed to propel researchers ‘from analysis to action’

Erika Cheng, associate professor of pediatrics and executive director of HEAL-R, shares information about the upcoming Health Equity Symposium, including updates on health equity research
Damaris Ortiz faculty photo

Prescription for Hope offers personalized approach to violence prevention in Indianapolis

Surgery faculty member Damaris Ortiz is combatting violence in Indianapolis as leader of Prescription for Hope, a hospital-based program aimed at reducing violent injuries one

Laura Gates  |  Oct 03, 2023

child cutting vegetables

Pediatric perspectives on low-carb diets for kids with or at risk of diabetes

In a recently published Pediatrics clinical report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) represented by Indiana University School of Medicine professor of pediatrics Tamara Hannon,

Jackie Maupin  |  Oct 02, 2023

Riley Hospital for Children patient Colin Ozdemir receiving an infusion of teplizumab

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

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

Salem Padgett  |  Sep 14, 2023