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Hess to present TRIP keynote lecture

Mar. 6, 2014

Jay L. Hess, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for university clinical affairs at IU, will present the IUPUI Translating Research Into Practice Keynote from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 450C.

Jay Hess

Jay L. Hess, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Hess' lecture, "Speeding the Clinical Translation of Discovery," will share some of his experiences in early stage drug discovery in academia and in establishing sequencing-based diagnostics to improve care for cancer patients, including observations about the new opportunities that have arisen to develop more targeted and effective therapies as the genetic abnormalities that underlie cancer are being defined. He will also address the "bottlenecks" that remain in clinical translation.

A national leader in the epigenetics of leukemia, Dr. Hess joined IU as the 10th dean of the IU School of Medicine on Sept. 1, 2013, after eight years at the University of Michigan, where he made major strides in advancing translational research, pathology informatics and sequencing-based diagnostics.

This event is presented by the IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice, which illustrates and fosters interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research targeting goals which work toward the betterment of people’s lives across communities, the state and beyond. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but an RSPV is requested for planning purposes. Parking is available in the adjacent Vermont Street Garage for a fee.

Visit the TRIP website for more information or email ctrtrip@iupui.edu.

Congressman Larry Bucshon visits IU School of Medicine-Evansville

U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D., an Evansville native and heart surgeon, recently visited the IU School of Medicine–Evansville to deliver a lecture and meet with students.

Larry Bucshon

U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon speaks to IUSM-Evansville students and faculty.

Dr. Bucshon's presentation, "The Changing Landscape of Healthcare," took place on Feb. 20, after which students participated in a group discussion with the congressman in order to gain a broader understanding of the future of medicine and key takeaways for them as soon-to-be physicians.

Students also participated in a private luncheon with the congressman in the medical library on the third floor of the Health Professions Building on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana, the site of the IUSM-Evansville.

Einhorn lecture video

Video from the Feb. 27 lecture, "Testicular Cancer: A Model for a Curable Cancer," presented by Lawrence Einhorn, M.D., IUPUI Distinguished Professor and Livestrong Foundation Professor of Oncology at IU School of Medicine, is available on YouTube.

Dr. Einhorn is widely recognized for developing a chemotherapy regimen for testicular cancer that revolutionized therapy for the previously devastating and rapidly fatal disease. In the 45-minute presentation, Dr. Einhorn discusses clinical trials that improved the cure rate for metastatic testicular cancer from 5 percent to 80 percent.

The lecture was presented by the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program and the History of Medicine Student Interest Group.

Molecular Medicine in Action celebrates 15 years

Fifty of Indiana’s top high school students will gain special insights into the world of science and medicine at the 15th Molecular Medicine In Action seminar at IUSM March 9 and 10.

This two-day program provides selected students the opportunity to work alongside some of the nation’s top researchers in the labs of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, in addition to interacting with guest speakers and career panelists who will help encourage them into a research focused career path.

Highlights at this year's event include a new interactive educational module on stem cell transplantation run by members of the Angio BioCore at the IU Simon Cancer Center as well as an expansion of the careers represented during the panel session, including the growing field of scientific project management.

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