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Faith’s story: managing gestational diabetes for a safe and healthy pregnancy

2019-07-12T16:24:02-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Adults, Diabetes, Health, Pregnancy, Research Participant Stories|

Faith Kuntz was glad her doctor tested her for gestational diabetes early when he noticed a significant weight gain during her pregnancy. For the 35-year-old patient, gestational diabetes wasn’t even on her radar. "Gestational diabetes, or diabetes during pregnancy, complicates about one in 12 pregnancies for women in the United States," said David M. Haas, [...]

Abi’s story: new support for treatment of sickle cell disease

2019-07-08T17:14:45-04:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Kids, Research Participant Stories|

Abi Huskins, a PRN nurse at Indiana University Health and the mother of a 7-year-old son who has sickle cell disease, worked with Jon Merrell, MD, director of the Indiana CTSI’s Clinical Care Innovation Accelerator, to find a way to solve a problem she noticed during the course of her son Ivan’s treatment. Sickle cell [...]

Colton’s story: X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH)

2019-07-08T17:16:11-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Research Participant Stories|Tags: , , , |

Health Research Offers Young Man A Chance to Beat Rare Bone Condition Discover how a clinical trial at the IU School of Medicine helped Colton overcome a rare genetic bone condition called X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH). Bright. Popular. Optimistic. Those are the words Debbie Moore uses to describe her son Colton who, at 16 months of age, [...]

Emily’s story: beating acute lymphoblastic leukemia

2019-07-08T17:16:37-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cancer, Research Participant Stories|Tags: , , , |

Emily Settle was finishing her freshman year as a dental hygiene student at the University of Southern Illinois when she started to notice the symptoms.Emily, 19, was in top physical shape as a collegiate track and cross country athlete, but she was suddenly struggling to complete regular training with her team. Emily running track at [...]

Gwen’s Story: A Simple Treatment through Precision Health Research

2018-01-11T18:30:18-05:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: Research Participant Stories|Tags: , , , |

Find out how a simple treatment found through Precision Health research gave Gwen Brack hope again after battling rectal cancer since the age of 21. "Research gives me life,” she said, “and it gives me a chance at having a full life.”- Gwen Brack Gwen Brack was a junior in college when she first noticed [...]