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Laura is senior writer with the Office of Strategic Communications and loves to tell the stories of outstanding students, faculty and staff at IU School of Medicine. A native Hoosier, she has over 25 years of experience in communications, having worked with newspapers and other media organizations in Indiana and Florida, along with small businesses, community groups and non-profit organizations. Before joining IU School of Medicine in January 2020, she was editor-in-chief of a lifestyle magazine serving the community of Estero, Florida.
Humor Break: IU School of Medicine's fittingly named faculty include pediatrician Dr. Huggins, anatomy instructor Dr. Organ and bone researcher Dr. Bonewald. Could there be a psychological pull toward a name-matching career in medicine?
Sean Kern, MD, an IU-trained urologic oncologist and founding director of the military’s testicular cancer enterprise, was diagnosed with the very disease he specializes in curing. He joined IU School of Medicine experts at a recent testicular cancer conference as an inspirational speaker, medical expert and survivor.
West Lafayette medical student Briana Rayman leads the opening of the new Crossroads Student Outreach Clinic at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Rayman is recipient of the Excellence in Action award for her campus.
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 IU innovators navigate commercialization for their lab discoveries.