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Jackie supports the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at IU School of Medicine. As communications generalist, Jackie helps spread the word about the Wells Center's commitment to improving the health of children in Indiana and beyond through basic and translational research. She has several years of experience in non-profit and academic marketing and communications.
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.
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.
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.
Seven scientists from IU School of Medicine have been recognized with 2023 Pilot and Feasibility (P&F) Awards from the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD) at Indiana University School of Medicine, an NIDDK-designated Diabetes Research Center.
A recent study by Indiana University School of Medicine student Victoria Ochs focused on CGM alarm use among pediatric patients and revealed significant gaps in the proper use of CGM alarms, indicating a need for more guidance and training.
Several experts from the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases will partake in insightful presentations and showcase their latest findings at the 83rd American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions from June 23-26, 2023.
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 IUPUI’s highest recognition of outstanding continuing research by a colleague.