Research News

  • September research awards total more than $6.5 million

    Investigator Sponsor Type Project Title Begin Date End Date Awarded Dollars
    Eric Ashley Benson National Institute Of General Medical Sciences New Exosome kinetics in vivo: Cell type and drug specific effects 9/15/2016 8/31/2017 168,368
    Lynda Faye Bonewald University Of Missouri-Kansas City New Osteocyte Regulation of Bone Muscle with Age - Core A: Administrative Core & Subproject 1: Muscle Regulation of Osteoblast/Osteocyte Function in Young compared with Aged Animals 7/1/2016 4/30/2017 121,327
    Mark P Cain Riley Children's Foundation Renewal (not prev committed) Pediatric Urology Clinical Research Support 7/1/2016 6/30/2017 150,000
    DuyKhanh Pham Ceppa Indiana University Health New Lung cancer screening: a teachable moment for smoking cessation 1/2/2017 12/31/2018 100,000
    Rebecca J Chan National Cancer Institute Renewal (not prev committed) International Symposium on Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) 9/1/2016 8/31/2017 5,000
    D Wade Clapp Riley Children's Foundation New Research Scholars, Department of Pediatrics 7/1/2016 6/30/2017 500,000
    David William Crabb Indiana University Health New Comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents 9/1/2016 8/31/2018 100,000
    Pierre C Dagher National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney New Endotoxin preconditioning as a model to uncover protective pathways in sepsis-induced renal injury 8/25/2016 6/30/2017 371,528
    Lingxiao Deng Craig H Neilsen Foundation New Role of propriospinal tract in functional recovery of contusive spinal cord 8/31/2016 8/30/2018 150,000
    Alexander L Dent Mayo Clinic, Rochester New Targeting Macrophage Bcl6 to enhance innate resistance to influenza 7/1/2016 6/30/2017 23,400
    Simit M Doshi Indiana University Health New Effect of secondary hyperparathyroidism on peripheral nerve function in end stage renal disease (ESRD) population. 10/1/2016 9/30/2018 100,000
    Gary L Dunnington Riley Children's Foundation Renewal (not prev committed) Riley Children's Foundation Grant #80-A-5 Lafayette Page Professor Grant Funding 7/1/2016 6/30/2020 15,000
    Robert J Fallon Children's Hospital of Philadelphia New Hyundai Hope on Wheels Funding 9/1/2013 12/31/2016 17,500
    Tatiana M Foroud National Institute On Aging Renewal (not prev committed) Amyloid Neuroimaging and Genetics Initiative (ANGI) 9/30/2016 5/31/2017 156,000
    Tatiana M Foroud Columbia University Renewal (not prev committed) Epidemiology of Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease 4/1/2016 3/31/2017 50,000
    Tatiana M Foroud National Institute On Aging Renewal (not prev committed) National Cell Repository for Alzheimer's Disease 9/15/2016 5/31/2017 1,373,760
    Patrick T Fueger American Heart Assoc-Greater Midwest Affiliate New Mitogen-inducible Gene 6 Accelerates Beta Cell Destruction 7/1/2016 6/30/2018 51,900
    Timothy D Imler Indiana University Health New Validation of Common Large Dataset Queries to Improve Clinical Trial Recruitment 10/1/2016 9/30/2018 98,703
    Jian-Yue Jin National Cancer Institute New A synchronized moving grid (SMOG) system to improve CBCT for IGRT and ART 6/1/2016 5/31/2017 219,118
    Bruce Timothy Lamb Brightfocus Foundation New The Role of TREM2 in AD Tauopathy 1/15/2016 6/30/2018 175,000
    Patrick J Loehrer Maine Medical Research Center Institute New To develop sustainable research capacity for cancer and tobacco control in Kenya across the lifespan 3/1/2016 2/28/2017 24,380
    Noha Farrah Minshawi-Patterson Riley Children's Foundation New Riley Children's Foundation Grant #17-A19 Pediatric Psychiatry/Psychology and Pediatric Genetics 7/1/2016 6/30/2017 350,000
    Grzegorz Nalepa National Heart, Lung And Blood Institute New Mitotic failure in Fanconi anemia: mechanisms and role in carcinogenesis 9/15/2016 8/31/2017 390,000
    Kathleen M O'Neil Riley Children's Foundation Renewal (not prev committed) Suzanne L. Bowyer, MD Endowment Fund for Pediatric Rheumatology 7/1/2016 6/30/2020 5,350
    Christie M Orschell National Institute Allergy & Infectious Diseases New Age-Related Differences in Response to Radiation and Medical Countermeasures 9/23/2016 8/31/2017 52,081
    Jeffrey F Peipert Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation New Evaluation of Prolonged Use of IUD/Implant for Contraception (EPIC Study) 4/1/2016 9/30/2017 554,278
    Susan M Rawl National Cancer Institute Renewal (not prev committed) Population Health and the IU Simon Cancer Center Catchment Area 9/1/2016 8/31/2017 200,320
    Jamie L Renbarger Riley Children's Foundation Renewal (not prev committed) Zachary E Klinger Chair of Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology 7/1/2016 6/30/2020 72,802
    Sarah A Tersey Eastern Virginia Medical School New Pre-clinical Development of a Novel Approach to Preserve Beta Cell Function in Diabetes 9/13/2016 6/15/2017 24,300
    Alexia Mary Torke National Institute On Aging New Communication in the Hospital: Impact on the Patient and Surrogate 9/15/2016 5/31/2017 166,950
    Rachel Christine Vreeman National Institute Allergy & Infectious Diseases New HIV treatment failure and drug resistance in western Kenyan children 8/2/2016 7/31/2017 752,300
    Frank A Witzmann U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs New Endogenous Mitochondrial Resistance to Acute Kidney Injury 4/1/2016 9/30/2016 9,353

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Student News

  • Save the date: November Phase 1 and Legacy curriculum student forums

    West Lafayette, Bloomington and Muncie students: Maureen Harrington, PhD, associate dean, medical student education in foundational sciences, will visit these respective campuses next month as part of a statewide campus tour to talk about the Phase 1 and Legacy curricula. The open platform sessions for MS1 and MS2 students offer students a chance to check in and give feedback on the curriculum. Details on upcoming sessions at other campuses are listed below.



    IU School of Medicine Campus


    Nov. 2

    5:30 pm Eastern

    West Lafayette

    Lyles Porter Hall, Room 1160, 715 Clinic Dr., West Lafayette

    Nov. 16

    5:30 pm Eastern


    Jordan Hall 009

    Nov. 30

    5:30 pm Eastern


    E.F. Ball Med Ed Building, Room 226, 221 N. Celia Ave., Muncie

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  • Plan to attend Oct. 28 MSE fall festival and open house

    Engage with faculty, staff and academic offices, and celebrate the joys of fall at the Medical Student Education (MSE) fall festival and open house on Friday, Oct. 28. The event will be held from 11 am-1 pm at the Van Nuys Medical Science and Daly Buildings on the IUPUI campus. For more information, contact Rachael Urso, Medical Student Education, at

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Partner News

  • IU Health Physicians, IU School of Medicine announce leadership appointments

    As part of Enterprise Alignment to promote better care across the Indianapolis metropolitan region, IU Health Physicians and IU School of Medicine this week announced several leadership appointments.

    Angie Rinehart has been appointed vice chair, clinical and academic administration, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective Oct. 1. Since May 1993, Rinehart has served the organization in multiple roles, including human resources and business administration, and division administrator with IU School of Medicine. Since May 2014, she has served as service line administrator for IU Health Physicians Ophthalmology.

    Working closely with OB/GYN department chair Jeffrey Peipert, MD, Rinehart will provide leadership and strategic financial input on administrative issues affecting education, research and clinical missions of the department and the IU Health Physicians service line.

    Marsie Harrington has been appointed vice chair, clinical and academic administration, Department of Ophthalmology, effective Oct. 1. For the past three years, Harrington has served as director of finance and administration for the departments of orthopaedic surgery and ophthalmology, and has been with the organization since 2005.

    She will work closely with Louis Cantor, MD, chair and professor of ophthalmology, expanding her role in the department to support the clinical enterprise, in addition to her current support of the academic mission.

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  • Paul Farmer, MD, to discuss global health next Monday

    World-renowned anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer, MD, founder, Partners in Health, will speak at 7 pm, Monday, Oct. 17, in the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 450. The event, which includes a book signing, is sponsored by the IU Center for Global Health, and Eli Lilly and Company. View this flyer, for more information and the link to register. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • Guest lecture: ?Can a Dying Patient Be a Healthy Person??

    “Can a Dying Patient Be a Healthy Person?” is the title of a lecture to be given by the University of Florida’s James W. Lynch, MD, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from noon-1 pm. Dr. Lynch is a professor of oncology and the university’s dean of admissions. The lecture, to be held in the Ruth Lilly Auditorium at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, is sponsored by the IU Health Values Fund Integration of Spiritual and Religious Dimensions in Healthcare Program.

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  • Oct. 21 health law review symposium to address opioid addiction, Zika

    National experts will speak on health law and policy issues at the Indiana Health Law Review Symposium from 8:30 am-3:45 pm, Friday, Oct. 21, at the IU McKinney School of Law on the IUPUI campus. The symposium, “Ideology Meets Reality: What Works and What Doesn’t Work in Health Law and Policy” will include topics such as national and local policies addressing opioid addiction, Zika preparedness and response, and maintaining access to coverage and controlling health care costs.

    For more information and to register, visit

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  • Innovation partnerships are subject of Oct. 31 presentation

    Vincent Groppi, MD, director of the Center for the Discovery of New Medicines and the Center for Chemical Genomics at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, will be the featured speaker at the Translational Research and Entrepreneurship Seminar from 10-11 am, Monday, Oct. 31. The presentation will be held in the HITS Building in downtown Indianapolis. The title of Dr. Groppi’s presentation is “Innovative Strategies to Accelerate Academic Drug Discovery.” View this flyer for more information.

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  • CTSI disease, therapeutic modeling symposium is Nov. 9-10

    The sixth annual Indiana CTSI Symposium on Disease and Therapeutic Response Modeling will be held from 8:30 am-5 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 10, at Hine Hall on the IUPUI campus, 875 North St., Room 132.

    This  two-day  program  will  feature  speakers  from  academia,  industry  and  regulatory  agencies, including Robert Bies (University at Buffalo), Sean Mooney (University of Washington), Gezim Lahu (Takeda), Anna Georgieva Kondic (Merck) and many more.

    Free registration for academic colleagues is available until Thursday, Nov. 3. Questions? Contact Cheryl Weatherholt at

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  • Sign up for November biostatistics short course

    The IU School of Medicine Department of Biostatistics and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health will present a short course in biostatistics designed especially for health care researchers in the health sciences.

    When:  Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Thursday, Nov. 17; 1-5 pm each day

    Where:  Health Information and Translational Sciences Building, Room HS 1110

    Sections I and II cover basic principles, design of medical research studies, standard statistical tests and data analyses, and data management. Session III focuses on more advanced topics, including multiple linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, longitudinal data and genetic analysis.

    For more information, view the course brochure or visit

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Around Campus

  • Indy ? Work soon begins to convert Michigan Street for two-way traffic

    Phase II of the evolution of the IUPUI campus and it’s two major east-west thoroughfares is scheduled to begin in early November, when Calumet Civil Contractors starts the conversion of Michigan Street to two-way traffic. The project, expected to be complete before December 2017, follows the same process as the New York Street conversion, which was finished at the end of 2015.

    Read Inside IUPUI for more information.

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  • Indy ? Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 20

    The campus will hold a Drug Take Back Day from 10 am-3 pm, Thursday, Oct. 20. Students, staff and faculty can bring in old or expired prescription drugs for proper disposal, no questions asked. The IUPUI event is sponsored by the Fairbanks School of Public Health, the IU Police Department-Indianapolis and the Indiana Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force.

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