IU Health Methodist Hospital selected as one of five pre-positioning COVID-19 vaccine facilities

2020-12-08T17:41:54-05:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Methodist Hospital in downtown Indianapolis has been chosen as a distribution site for the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer. IU Health has been working with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) for the last two months to put together a plan to distribute the vaccine to Hoosiers living across the state. Mary Kay [...]

Virtual Miles for Myeloma event raises thousands of dollars for cancer research

2020-11-17T21:42:58-05:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Cancer, COVID-19, Health|

The Miles for Myeloma team hosted its 16th annual event in October. This year’s ride was virtual due to COVID-19, but that didn’t slow anyone down. The Miles for Myeloma event is typically a bike ride across the state of Indiana designed to raise awareness for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that [...]

Hoosiers invited to participate in COVID-19 vaccine clinical study

2020-11-06T13:26:12-05:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Researchers across the globe are testing vaccines to see if they can prevent COVID-19, and now people from Indiana can get involved. IU School of Medicine was picked to be a study site for the vaccine known as AZD1222. People who live in any part of Indiana are invited to participate, especially if they [...]

New web app lets public report mask use during COVID-19 pandemic

2020-10-16T16:34:24-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Wellness|

Photo source: maskcount.com The app, known as MaskCount, was created by researchers at Regenstrief Institute and is intended to provide scientists with real-world data and observations having to do with mask compliance and COVID-19. The user-friendly app gives everyone the opportunity to become a “citizen scientist,” by utilizing your own smartphone to [...]

You can help researchers learn about the effects of COVID-19 even if you don’t have it

2020-10-05T17:59:16-04:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Research Spotlight|

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone in different ways, including physically, mentally, emotionally and economically. That’s why researchers at the University of Notre Dame are coordinating with All IN for Health to create the Indiana COVID-19 Registry, which will help track the spread and impact of the coronavirus. All IN for Health is one [...]

New research shows COVID-19 “Long Haulers” can experience symptoms for months after first getting sick

2020-08-26T16:35:57-04:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Natalie Lambert, PhD, associate research professor at IU School of Medicine, is studying COVID-19 “Long Hauler” symptoms. People who think they are “Long Haulers” can suffer from symptoms for weeks or months after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Lambert’s most recent research involves a study she conducted in partnership with Survivor Corps, a nonprofit group for [...]

An update on the TACTIC study – asymptomatic COVID-19 in Indianapolis

2020-08-25T17:04:22-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Research Spotlight, Uncategorized|

In April, we began a new research study called Tracking Asymptomatic COVID-19 Through Indianapolis Communities (TACTIC). The study is now complete, and we want to share the results with you and the community. The major takeaways from the study are: The infection rate in people without symptoms was 0.2% (1 out of 511 people). [...]

The importance of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-10-06T00:31:09-04:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Health|

Image source: Eric Rudd, images.iu.edu In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is very important to protect yourself and those around you in order to stay healthy. The CDC recommends that people wear cloth masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household. Cloth masks should be [...]

All IN for Health launches health research FAQ campaign

2020-06-19T12:58:22-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Clinical studies can be difficult to understand, but the All IN for Health team is trying to spread the word about the importance of health research through a new social media campaign. Each week for the next couple of months, the team will be breaking down one of eight frequently asked questions about health research and [...]

Can you become immune to COVID-19 without getting the disease?

2020-05-29T16:54:57-04:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Research Spotlight|

Researchers all over the world are trying to learn more about what causes COVID-19, including how people develop immunity to the disease. A team from Indiana University School of Medicine is starting a new study to find out how that immunity can develop and change over time, and you can help them by volunteering [...]

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