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IU School of Medicine

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Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Media Advisory: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announcement at IU School of Medicine

May 13, 2010

Editors: U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins on Friday (May 14) will visit the Indiana University School of Medicine Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research. They will tour facilities and participate in a news conference to announce a new American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) award to IU and recognize a major milestone in ARRA investment in science and biomedical research.


  • Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health
  • André Carson, U.S. House of Representatives, 7th District
  • Michael McRobbie, President of Indiana University
  • Dr. D. Craig Brater, Dean, IU School of Medicine

WHAT: News conference and tour. Tour coverage is limited to press pool only

WHEN: Noon (EDT); pre-set 11:45 a.m.

WHERE: Joseph E. Walther Hall, 980 W. Walnut Street, Indianapolis (on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus). Second floor atrium


  • Mary Hardin, IU School of Medicine, 317-274-7722 (o) or 317-727-7712 (c)
  • George Vlahakis, IU, 812-855-0846 (o) or 812-345-1500 (c)
  • Tim Granholm, HHS, 202-503-8802 or

The news conference will be video streamed at The event will be broadcast to Indianapolis stations live via the IU Video-Link. Network affiliates are encouraged to contact local stations for assistance in obtaining a satellite feed.