March 5, 2021 - IU Research Impact

A game-changing treatment for triple negative breast cancer

As we mark International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we're pleased to highlight extraordinary IU research by women or about critical issues facing women today. Please read on to learn more.


Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have developed a new drug for treating triple negative breast cancer, which typically has the poorest prognosis because there have been few treatment options.

Read more about the discovery

What happens when moms break?

A recent article in Glamour magazine highlighted research by IU sociologist Jessica Calarco regarding the pandemic's grave impact on working women with children.

Read the article in Glamour

Solving AI problems with engineering expertise

IU engineering and AI expert Lauren Christopher is engaged in varied projects using AI for object detection, such as rehabilitation techniques for traumatic brain injury.

Read about Christopher's work

Combatting anti-Asian racism on college campuses

Incidents of anti-Asian racism have intensified due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from IU’s Racial Justice Research Fund, Michin Hong is examining anti-Asian racism among Asian American college students, exploring their mental health needs and the role of colleges in protecting students from racism’s harmful effects.

Read more about Hong's work

Improving representation in clinical trials

Nursing researcher Amy Knopf is part of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee studying the long-term economic and medical impacts of not including women and underrepresented minority groups in clinical research.

 

Read more about the committee's work

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