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IU School of Medicine recently shared news of the deaths of two faculty members.  

Remembering Drs. Paul Lysaker and Stephen Wolverton

Portraits of Drs. Paul Lysaker and Stephen Wolverton on a red background

Paul Lysaker, PhD, a Department of Psychiatry faculty member for more than 25 years, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. Dr. Lysaker was a thoughtful clinician, passionate teacher, beloved mentor, prolific researcher and genuinely compassionate human being. His groundbreaking work on developing and disseminating metacognitive psychotherapy for individuals with psychosis will live on, not only in the hearts of the patients he treated, but also through the contemporaries who will carry on his work and legacy. Dr. Lysaker will be particularly remembered for his keen wit and impeccable sense of humor. A memorial service for Dr. Lysaker was held on Saturday, August 5, 2023. Read the full obituary

Stephen Wolverton, MD, Theodore Arlook Professor of Dermatology, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2023. Dr. Wolverton held deep ties to Indiana, having both trained and served as faculty with the Department of Dermatology at IU School of Medicine for more than 30 years. His professional contributions were immense, though he is best known for his groundbreaking work in systemic drug use in dermatology as showcased in his book, “Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy”—a staple for all trainees in the field. His passion for teaching was evident in his numerous talks, presentations and publications, as well as the genuine care he displayed while mentoring countless individuals. A memorial service was held for Dr. Wolverton on Friday, August 4. Read the full obituary

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For trainees: The Department of Mental Health Services at IU School of Medicine is available to provide mental health and personal counseling services to all students, residents and fellows. There are two ways to access services:

  • In an emergency, call 317-278-HELP (4357) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A licensed clinical health specialist will provide an assessment and help direct you to appropriate treatment options based on the situation. You may also call on behalf of a trainee if you are a family member, friend or colleague concerned about their well-being. You may call anonymously if desired. 
  • To request an appointment with the Department of Mental Health Services, send a secure message via their online portal or call 317-278-2383 during normal business hours.

For IU Health employees:

For IU employees:

  • IU Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides 24/7/365 access to licensed mental health counselors via SupportLinc or 888-881-LINC (5462) for IU School of Medicine team members and their households.    

For all IU School of Medicine community members:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 800-273-8255, available 24/7


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