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Matthew Harris is a communications specialist in the Office of Gift Development. Before joining the School of Medicine in 2015, he was a reporter at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Louisiana. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two basset hounds.
Steady growth made IU School of Medicine the nation’s largest medical school, but an overhauled curriculum, metric-driven decisions, expanded student services, and new residency programs aim to make it among the best.
Mona Peck has unwaveringly tended to her husband for the last eight years as he confronted Alzheimer’s disease — an effort aided by IU researchers developing programs to deliver assistance and bolster confidence.
The pioneer of cord blood transplantation was dogged in every pursuit—as a scientist, a mentor, a colleague, and as a father. He also leaves behind an indelible impact on the patients saved by his work and at IU School of Medicine.
When Violet Refbord was born, glaucoma threatened to steal her vision. Her parents turned to pediatric ophthalmologists at Indiana University School of Medicine, where the latest advances in training and research have saved eyesight for five decades.
Since their creation in the early '70s, IU School of Medicine's eight regional campuses have each gone from fledgling outposts offering first-year courses to full-blown four-year institutions with distinct identities.