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All IN for Health Director creates anti-racist framework

2022-08-02T14:20:58-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Categories: Health, Research Spotlight, Underepresented Populations|

All IN for Health director Sylk Sotto and a team of IU School of Medicine researchers created an anti-racism framework for organizations and institutions, like the IU School of Medicine and Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).   Sotto and her team found that the best method to create an environment where racism doesn’t [...]

Service dogs have a significant effect on military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and their spouses

2022-06-16T15:32:11-04:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Health, Research Spotlight|

Research conducted by Leanne Nieforth, MS, and her team at Purdue University found veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were more resilient and better able to reintegrate themselves into society if they had the assistance of a service dog. Their research suggests that the inclusion of a service dog creates a better bond between [...]

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement

2022-02-03T19:12:46-05:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Adults, Diabetes, Health, Men, Mental Health, Seniors, Smoking, Uncategorized, Underepresented Populations, Wellness|

Image and content sourced from NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month/slides February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is [...]

Exploring mechano-immunology for clues in the fight against brain tumors

2022-01-02T19:56:34-05:00January 2nd, 2022|Categories: Cancer, Health, Uncategorized|

Meenal Datta, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, College of Engineering, is changing the way we think about treating brain tumors, especially glioblastoma (GGM) – one of the most complex and deadly cancers that accounts for approximately 48 percent of all malignant brain tumors. To improve the length [...]

Indiana University Partners with Indiana cities to address risks posed by summer heat

2021-07-08T14:12:29-04:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Health, Underepresented Populations, Wellness|

The hottest weeks of the year are just around the corner, and thanks to a collaboration with Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, a pair of Indiana cities are now able to study high heat’s effect on residents in order to develop local strategies [...]

Indiana Myeloma Registry seeking new study participants

2021-03-10T08:03:04-05:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Cancer, Health|

March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Multiple myeloma is a rare type of blood cancer. It is also one of the areas of focus of the IU Precision Health Initiative. Researchers at IU School of Medicine have been studying ways to treat and prevent the disease, and the Indiana Myeloma Registry is seeking participants [...]

Can prebiotics help improve insulin production for kids with type 1 diabetes?

2021-01-13T15:40:02-05:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Diabetes, Research Spotlight, Wellness|

That’s the question researcher Heba Ismail is trying to answer. Ismail is a type 1 diabetes researcher and clinical pediatric endocrinologist. She is currently recruiting people between the ages of 12-16 who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to participate in her study. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that attacks the [...]

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

2021-10-29T10:19:41-04:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Cancer, 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 [...]

Precision Health Initiative study successful in recruiting patients in Evansville

2020-11-09T16:37:39-05:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Diabetes, Health|

A study team that first opened its recruitment in southern Indiana earlier this year has seen growth in patient enrollment over the last eight months. The study, conducted in Evansville and known as Hoosier Moms, looks at pregnant women in order to understand the risks that go along with gestational diabetes, and also aims [...]

Cancer wellness center supports Indiana survivors

2020-08-25T12:53:01-04:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Adults, Cancer|

In the United States, there are over 16.9 million people who have had a diagnosis of cancer and are still living with it or are cancer-free. There are around 300,000 survivors living in Indiana. The Karuna Precision Wellness Center offers a number of cancer-related services to help support survivors in Indiana who are searching for [...]

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