Natalie Lambert, PhD, associate research professor at IU School of Medicine, is studying COVID-19 “Long Hauler” symptoms. People who consider themselves to be “Long Haulers” can suffer from symptoms for weeks or months after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Lambert’s most recent research involves a study she conducted in partnership with Survivor Corps, a nonprofit group for people who have been affected by COVID-19 which encourages them to participate in medical and scientific research.
Precision Health News
In the last month, the IU Precision Health Initiative has been in the news for several different projects, such as breast cancer research, how the novel coronavirus spreads, and just how many symptoms COVID-19 "Long Haulers" can have for weeks or months after contracting the disease.
Since its inception, the IU Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative (PHI) has not only been about discovering better treatments, cures and ways to prevent some of the state’s most devastating diseases – its also been about educating the next generation of researchers and health care providers – on how to use some of PHI’s most powerful tools, such as genetics, genomics, and informatics, to improve the health of patients.
Researchers are restarting the communications campaign to recruit patients for the National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trial, EAZ171, a unique study looking at Black women with breast cancer. The goal of this study is to help doctors better understand and treat Black breast cancer patients with neuropathy, which is a side effect from chemotherapy.
In the last month, the IU Precision Health Initiative has been in the news for several different research projects.
Researchers across the state have been keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 pandemic, as Indiana continues the reopening process. The Regenstrief Institute put together an updated dashboard to track trends.
Although our Precision Health Initiative (PHI) teams would prefer to be working as usual during this time, they are skillfully adjusting to the ever-changing conditions presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, while keeping an eye fixed toward future progress. We did a quick round up with the disease team leaders to see what research is still ongoing.
Team science is a collaborative effort that leverages the strengths and expertise of professionals trained in different areas to address a scientific challenge. While team science may seem intuitive, it’s a relatively new approach to conducting research, given that historically, single investigator-driven approaches are ideal for many scientific endeavors.
As the COVID-19 situation across Indiana changes and evolves, researchers at Regenstrief Institute are developing more accurate models to help state leaders make the best decisions possible. Shaun Grannis, MD, is part of the team keeping a watchful eye on the data.