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New Tax Law Benefits IRA Owners

As December 31 approaches, we want to share with you a few of the best ways to make a tax-smart gift in 2022 to support the School of Medicine. Your gift can help us fulfill our important mission of preparing healers and transforming health.

Tim W. Ueber  |  Mar 29, 2023

Researchers debate inclusion of pregnant, chestfeeding people in clinical trials

Last summer, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation convened a workshop to discuss the “barriers and opportunities for including these populations in clinical trials.” Two Indiana University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty members were among the medical professionals invited to participate.

Caitlin VanOverberghe  |  Mar 15, 2023

Focus on faculty development: Dankoski leverages strengths of individuals to collaboratively advance medical school's mission

As a member of IU School of Medicine’s senior leadership team, Mary Dankoski, PhD, focuses on fostering a vibrant and supportive environment for the school’s 6,500 full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty. Trained in marriage and family therapy, Dankoski never thought she would be Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the largest medical school in the nation. 

Laura Gates  |  Mar 13, 2023

Match Day from Kenya: IU medical students bring global health experience into residency

For eight members of the IU School of Medicine Class of 2023, Match Day will be experienced from Eldoret, Kenya, where they are on medical rotations with AMPATH and learning about global health.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 13, 2023

Women's History Month: Honoring Marilyn Bull, MD, child passenger safety pioneer

Pediatrician Marilyn Bull, MD, founded the Automotive Safety Program at Riley Hospital for Children in 1981 and pioneered the field of developmental pediatrics. She has been on faculty at IU School of Medicine since 1976.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 08, 2023

Shifting to Physician: Older MD students bring valuable life experiences into medical training

While entering medical school later in life has its challenges, most career shifters say the advantages are far greater. Medical students in their 30s or 40s bring broader life experiences and tend to be focused, organized and resilient.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 23, 2023

IU head and neck surgeon honored with fellowship and lectureship

Thanks to the generosity of donors, the department established the Edward C. Weisberger Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery and Lectureship. The endowed lectureship, which had its inaugural seminar in fall 2022, enables the department to bring prominent physicians to campus to share their expertise in head and neck surgery.

Ben Middelkamp  |  Feb 23, 2023

'I finally get to do something that makes me feel alive'

Former South Chicago teacher Michelle LaTurner is now a first-year medical student in the newly launched Urban Medicine Program at IU School of Medicine—Northwest-Gary.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 22, 2023

'Aim for it and keep pressing'

Will Schneider invested four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and begun a career in the investments industry. What would people think of him chasing a childhood dream to become a doctor?

Laura Gates  |  Feb 22, 2023

'I always felt like something was missing'

By the time he became a medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine—West Lafayette, Mark Westbroek had a PhD in medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, plus a wife and five kids.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 22, 2023