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IUSM faculty, researchers cited for notable achievements in research and academics

Aug. 28, 2014

Lisa Harris, M.D., associate dean for Eskenazi Health Affairs at the IU School of Medicine and CEO of Eskenazi Health, Jeffrey Rothenberg, M.D., associate professor of clinical OB-GYN at the IU School of Medicine and chief medical officer at IU Health, are quoted in an article about the role of public art in the healing process in the Aug. 18 issue of the Wall Street Journal.

In addition to the Lois & Sidney Eskanazi Hospital, the article also cites the important role of artwork at the IU School of Medicine Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute. Dr. Rothenberg also serves as the chair of the public art committee at the Glick Eye Institute.

Karl Koehler

Karl Koehler, Ph.D.

Karl Koehler, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, received an Award for Excellence Gold Award at the 2014 Military Health System Research Symposium for his presentation on his research with Eri Hashino, Ph.D., Ruth C. Holton Professor of Otology, developing a new technique for growing inner-ear tissue from stem cells.

Additional IUSM faculty invited to present at the conference were Jinhui Chen, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery; Xiaoming Jin, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology; Karl Koehler, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Todd McKinley, M.D., professor of orthopaedic surgery; Sunil Tholpady, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of surgery; and Fletcher White, Ph.D., the V.K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia and professor of pharmacology and of cell biology and anatomy.

The national event brings together scientists and medical experts from within and outside the military to discuss research underway in areas that could benefit military personnel, such as traumatic brain injury, mental health care, treatment of traumatic wounds, rehabilitation, regenerative medicine and other topics.

Patrick Loehrer, Sr., M.D.

Patrick Loehrer, Sr., M.D.

Patrick J. Loehrer Sr., M.D., associate dean for cancer research and H. H. Gregg Professor of Oncology and professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine, has been elected to the Association of American Cancer Institutes, effective in October.

Dr. Loehrer also serves as director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indiana’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center that provides patient care, and one of only 68 in the nation. 

The Association of American Cancer Institutes comprises 93 premier academic and freestanding cancer research centers in the United States. Association of American Cancer Institutes is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer by enhancing the impact of the nation's leading academic cancer centers. Dr. Loehrer's terms will commence Oct. 27 during the Association of American Cancer Institutes/Cancer Center Administrators Forum annual meeting in Chicago from Oct. 26 to 28.

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