Diane Janowicz 

Graduation Year: 1992
Induction Year: 2016
Infectious disease and HIV/AIDS specialist

Diane Janowicz, M.D., Marion High School Class of 1992, an infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS specialist at IU Health and faculty member and fellowship program director at the Indiana University School of Medicine, spearheaded the clinical response to the major HIV outbreak in the rural community of Austin in southern Indiana in 2015.
After graduating with an honors diploma from MHS, she earned two bachelor’s degrees with honors in biology and English literature from Loyola University, Chicago, in 1996. She earned her medical doctorate from Indiana University in 2000. She completed her residency in internal medicine at IU School of Medicine in 2003, then her fellowship in infectious diseases also at IU in 2006.
She has been on the staff of the IU School of Medicine since then, first as a lecturer, then an assistant professor, and since 2012 has served as a clinical educator and program director for the Division of Infectious Diseases. She is also a practicing physician with the IU Health Network, and the clinical director for the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center in Indiana.
In 2015, Janowicz spearheaded the clinical response to the major HIV outbreak in the rural southern Indiana town of Austin. She was among a team of physicians and health officials working together with the Indiana Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control, along with local officials, to coordinate a comprehensive approach to containing the epidemic through carefully collaborated medical care and social services.
She earned a letter of commendation from Gov. Mike Pence for her role in addressing this public health crisis. Previous honors and awards include the Arthur C. White Fellowship Award in Infectious Diseases, the Trustees Teaching Award from IU School of Medicine, and the Inspirational Physician award from the American Medical Associations Women Physicians Section.
Janowicz is a member of the American Society of Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She has also served as a guest speaker and volunteer for Teach for America, and as a mentor for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Indianapolis. She also volunteers for the Indiana Canine Association Network.

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