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Michael Econs and Kenneth White
May 21, 2018

Three Decades of Research Culminates in FDA Drug Approval

By Emily McKnight
Indiana CTSI-supported research led by two Indiana University School of Medicine faculty members has culminated in U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of a new drug for patients with an uncommon, painful and deforming bone disease.
IU School of Medicine researchers Michael Econs and Kenneth White (Photo courtesy of Indiana University)
The drug, burosumab, treats X-linked hypophosphatemia, or XLH. It is being brought to market by Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. in collaboration with Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. and its European subsidiary, Kyowa Kirin International PLC, under the brand name Crysvita.
XLH is a phosphate-wasting disease that causes rickets and osteomalacia, or softening...

Smith, Ekser and Li
May 11, 2018

IU Researchers Using CTSI 3D Bioprinting Core to Study Organs

Indiana University School of Medicine scientist and transplant surgeon Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD, will boost his lab’s xenotransplantation, or cross-species transplantation, research program with a four-year, $9 million research agreement with Lung Biotechnology PBC.
IU School of Medicine researchers Lester Smith, PhD; Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD; and Ping Li, PhD. (Photo courtesy of IU School of Medicine)
According to the latest data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, there are more than 110,000 people in the United States waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and each day, about 20 people die while waiting for a transplant.
Dr. Ekser and his team are working...

Carlos Vega's research poster
August 23, 2017

IU Medical Students Awarded Scholarships for Research Presentations

Eleven second-year IU medical students have received scholarship awards through the Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS), a collaboration of IU School of Medicine and the Indiana CTSI.
The students, who all participated in the IMPRS summer internship program, were first selected from a research poster session including 105 presenters. Then, 21 finalists were selected to give oral presentations to a panel of judges, including IU School of Medicine’s Janice Blum, PhD; Rebecca Chan, MD, PhD; Reubin Kapur, PhD; Peter J. Roach, PhD; and Timothy Sutton, MD, PhD. The scholarship money will go toward the students’ tuition.
Congratulations...

February 16, 2017

Indiana CTSI leaders named Indiana University distinguished professors

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
Nine Indiana University scholars and researchers have been promoted to distinguished professor, the highest academic rank the university bestows upon faculty.
The new distinguished professors include Indiana CTSI director Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, a neuroscientist and medical researcher in the IU School of Medicine, and Tatiana Foroud, PhD, scientific director of the Indiana Biobank and a statistical geneticist in the IU School of Medicine Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.
“These acclaimed men and women represent the pinnacle of public education through their remarkable research, teaching and service in an extraordinarily wide range of disciplines,” IU President Michael A....