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Diagnostic event helps dozens

Members of the IU School of Medicine community offered up their patient care and pathology skills at the annual See, Test and Treat event, hosted in Indianapolis by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation.

See, Test and Treat events take place across the country and provide essential medical services to dozens of patients, free of charge, thanks to grant funding from CAP.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Jun 17, 2022

Undiagnosed Rare Disease Clinic uses tech and teamwork to solve medical mysteries

Established in January 2020 through a grant from IU’s Precision Health Initiative, the Undiagnosed Rare Disease Clinic uses team science to sleuth out medical mysteries stemming from genetic code errors.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 25, 2022

New publication means improved outcomes for children with Kawasaki disease

A new publication with contributions from an IU School of Medicine researcher could change the way doctors treat children diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. James Wood, MD, was the local lead investigator and one of the authors of a paper recently published in The Lancet: Child and Adolescent Health, called “Infliximab versus second intravenous immunoglobulin for treatment of resistant Kawasaki disease in the USA (KIDCARE): a randomised, multicentre comparative effectiveness trial.”

Anna Carrera  |  Nov 09, 2021

Celebrating Excellence: IU School of Medicine student solves her own mystery illness

In 2019, Dana Mitchell, a fourth-year medical student at IU School of Medicine, was diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis—a brain inflammation that wreaks neurological havoc. In search of a therapy that would provide lasting relief of her debilitating symptoms, Mitchell reviewed 40 years-worth of research—and discovered a drug combination, not previously used in this disease, that worked to restore her health. She exemplifies the spirit of excellence, an IU School of Medicine core value.

Laura Gates  |  Oct 26, 2021

Liana Apostolova, MD, Partners with CME University to Provide Alzheimer's Disease Course

Liana Apostolova, MD, Partners with CME University to Provide Alzheimer’s Disease Course

Glenda Shaw  |  Nov 16, 2020

IU School of Medicine fellow named Collins Scholar for neurofibromatosis research

Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program invests in developing Steven Rhodes, MD, PhD, as a physician-scientist committed to studying NF1 and identifying new therapies to interrupt tumor progression before it leads to a deadly cancer.

Laura Gates  |  Jul 16, 2020

Children's Tumor Foundation honors Clapp with prestigious award

Wade Clapp, MD, has received the Friedrich von Recklinghausen Award in recognition of his significant contributions to neurofibromatosis research and clinical care. Work in his lab at IU School of Medicine is leading to new therapies for people living with this debilitating disease which causes tumors to grow on nerves.

Laura Gates  |  Jul 16, 2020

Teen honors grandmother with fundraisers for Parkinsons research

High school senior delivers gift to support IU Parkinson's Disease Center of Excellence

Glenda Shaw  |  Jul 06, 2020

15th Anniversary of Miles for Myeloma

Forty-eight cyclists hit the road in October for the annual Miles for Myeloma ride. Rafat Abonour, MD, leader of the Precision Health Initiative multiple myeloma disease research team, first organized this event back in 2005 and has participated each year. Kendallville Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe proclaimed October 11 as “Miles for Myeloma 15th Anniversary Day” and gave Abonour […]

Anna Carrera  |  Nov 07, 2019

“We knew if we were to get pregnant again, it would be a rocky road.” Patient with rare condition thanks faculty for saving son

When Krista Verba went through her first two pregnancies, she experienced minimal complications. But when it came time for baby No. 3, things were different. “We knew ahead of time that things would be a little bit rockier,” Verba said. While pregnant with her second son, Hudson, Verba learned antibodies developed in her blood that […]

Christina Griffiths  |  Jul 18, 2019