The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.

Research Affairs

With more than 1900 full-time faculty, $302 million in research awards and more than 500,000 square feet of dedicated research space, IU School of Medicine is well-equipped to take on bold medical research projects that promote groundbreaking scientific discovery while improving health care interventions, patient care and health outcomes.

In the most recent fiscal year, IU School of Medicine received nearly $320 million in total research grants and awards, including $126 million from the National Institutes of Health. Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, executive associate dean for Research Affairs, oversees IU School of Medicine’s research enterprise. He also has served as the founding director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute since 2008.


Precision Health Initiative

IU School of Medicine’s Precision Health Initiative is the inaugural recipient of funding through Indiana University’s Grand Challenges Program, which will help IU School of Medicine and its partner institutions understand and optimize the prevention, onset, treatment, progression and health outcomes of human diseases through a more precise definition of the genetic, developmental, behavioral and environmental factors that contribute to an individual’s health. Developed by a team of researchers and physicians led by principal investigator Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, this initiative will transform biomedical research, health care innovations and the delivery of health interventions in Indiana. The Precision Health Initiative will receive as much as $40 million in funding from the Grand Challenges Program, along with $80 million invested by IU School of Medicine.

What is the Precision Health Initiative?

The Precision Health Initiative is an ambitious plan that will cure at least one cancer through the development of new cell, gene and immune therapies and develop novel disease-modifying or prevention methods for adult neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. It will also use gene and other therapies to cure at least one genetic pediatric disease. This initiative involves collaboration with industry and community partners, including Eli Lilly and Co., Roche Diagnostics, Cook Regentec, Deloitte, Regenstrief Institute and IU Health.

Learn more about Grand Challenges


Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative

IU School of Medicine is one of 29 organizations selected to receive funding as part of the $685 million Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in the US Department of Health and Human Services to drive changes in the practice of medicine—to help clinicians improve health and health care while lowering costs. Given four years and $46.4 million, IU School of Medicine is leading a project to support 11,500 physicians, advance practice providers and clinical pharmacists in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.

Meet Our Experts

Malaz A. Boustani, MD

Richard M. Fairbanks Professor of Aging Research
Dr. Boustani leads the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network, a coalition of 33 partners including the three states' health departments and eight universities.

Nadia Adams

Executive Director, Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science
Nadia Adams is leading operations of The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network as part of the school’s Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative.

Medical Research Expertise

IU School of Medicine investigators conduct world-class basic, translational and clinical research in a broad range of scientific endeavors. Neuroscience, cancer, musculoskeletal and diabetes/cardiovascular/metabolic disorders have been designated as research priority areas and represent the school’s areas of expertise. Strategic themes within each of those priority areas are precision medicine, population health, cell-based therapy and life-span research.

Always Something New

With more than $300 million in external grants and awards, IU School of Medicine oversees a comprehensive research enterprise guided by the following goals:

  • Grow research funding through focused investment
  • Recruit and retain research leaders, both physicians and research scientists
  • Enhance the health of Indiana and beyond by offering innovative therapies not available elsewhere and being a leader in population health management
  • Accelerate translation of research to the clinic and the marketplace through high-quality clinical trials and public-private partnerships
  • Train future researchers for Indiana and worldwide