Hoosier Health Series

You’re invited: Insider access to trusted IU Health experts

IU Health Foundation "insiders" are invited to take part in the Hoosier Health Series, free webinars presented via Bluejeans and offering insights and information from top IU Health clinicians and professionals.

In each session, an IU Health expert shares their in-depth knowledge on a health-related or philanthropic topic of interest to our supporters. The sessions end with an open discussion including participants’ questions and experts’ answers.

Our next event:

Celebrating survivors: How IU Health helps patients reclaim their lives after cancer.

June is Cancer Survivor Awareness Month. To learn how you can help increase survivorship, join three physicians for a panel discussion about the future of cancer care at IU Health. Jose Azar, MD, Kelvin Lee, MD, and Michael Moore, MD, will lead the conversation about personalized care, local trials, leading edge research, and the significant impact philanthropy makes on the lives of patients battling cancer.

Our IU Health experts will also be joined by two IU Health Foundation donors who will each share their cancer survivor stories.

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: Noon - 1 pm
Location: Bluejeans online meeting

Register online.

Prior webinars:

From tragedy to triumph — how the Center of Hope helps empower sexual assault survivors.

Barb Bachmeier, nurse practitioner and advanced practice forensic nurse examiner, Natalie Calow, forensic nurse, and Megan Shupe, Center of Hope coordinator and forensic nurse, led a panel discussion, while they debunked myths of a forensic exam and discussed why the program needs to be expanded across the state.

Create a lasting legacy –– learn how planned gifts make an impact.

Carol Applegate, elder law attorney at Applegate & Dillman Elder Law and AAHC philanthropy council member, and Gina Giacone, attorney and partner at Ice Miller and IU Health Foundation board member, discussed estate planning and charitable giving, provided tips and tools for how to give and what to give, and shared a projected forecast for tax-smart gifts in 2021.

This event is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be professional tax or legal advice. Please consult your lawyer and tax advisor.

Providing the best care, close to home: get an insiders' preview of the new Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington.

IU Health South Central Region President Brian Shockney hosted an exclusive preview of IU Health’s latest state-of-the-art facility: IU Health Bloomington. Located on the Indiana University Regional Academic Health Center campus, IU Health Bloomington is slated to open at the end of 2021.

Creating a legacy: expanding conversations about racial equity. Addressing infant mortality through the Racial Equity in Healthcare Fund.

Lisa Gutierrez, IU Health VP and chief diversity and inclusion officer, Marissa Kiefer, Riley Children’s Health VP of strategy, leading Riley’s efforts to reduce infant mortality and Crystal Hinson Miller, IU Health chief philanthropy officer and IU Health Foundation president, discussed the IU Health Foundation Racial Equity in Healthcare Fund.

COVID-19 and the New Year; looking ahead to the holidays and 2021.

Tory Castor, JD, IU Health senior vice president of government affairs and Michele Saysana, MD, IU Health vice president of safety, quality & patient improvement, discussed how IU Health works with bi-partisan government officials to support and protect local communities.


The Hoosier Health Series is for educational and informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Talk with your physician or a qualified healthcare provider about any questions you have about your own health. Connect with an IU Health provider by visiting iuhealth.org or calling 1.888.484.3258.