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IUPUI reorganization & Engineering in Medicine
As Indiana University embarks on a new vision for the future IU-Indianapolis, IU School of Medicine is engaging in robust conversations with Purdue University to launch a new Engineering in Medicine Institute in partnership with the Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
“We have been working in collaboration with Purdue for over 20 years, including a joint PhD program,” Hess stated. “This will take it to a new level.”
Building the Future
IU School of Medicine needs room to grow, innovate and teach. The new Medical Education and Research Building is the school’s largest construction project in history. This new facility will be equipped with the classrooms, labs, technology and expertise to uncover answers to medicine’s most challenging problems.
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on October 19. The building’s completion is expected by the start of the 2024 fall semester. Learn more about how IU School of Medicine is “Building the Future.”
Location - Southeast of 16th Street and Senate Avenue in Indianapolis, just south of Goodman Hall and the Neuroscience Research Building
Size - 326,200 gross square feet
Height - 11 Stories
Scheduled Completion - November 2024
Strategic Plan Update
David Wallace, MD, MPH, co-chair of the IU School of Medicine Strategic Plan Committee, presented an update on the process and invited members of the community to give their feedback.
The Strategic Plan will provide vision for the next three years, from 2023 to 2025. Beginning in 2026, a new strategic plan will be implemented to align with the IU Health strategic planning cycle.
The four priorities of the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan are to foster the vitality and engagement of our people; maximize learner success; accelerate discovery and clinical translation; and improve health and wellness for citizens of Indiana. All of these priorities will be addressed through the operating principles of the IU School of Medicine Core Values—excellence, respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, and cooperation.
“We want to focus on eliminating disparities in each of our missions…people, education, research and health,” Wallace said.
Tatiana Foroud, PhD, Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs, presented highlights of research funding and discoveries over the last year.
IU School of Medicine received record-breaking funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the sixth year in a row. The school’s scientists and physicians were awarded more than $217 million in NIH research funding in the 2021 federal fiscal year. The Blue Ridge Institute rankings place IU School of Medicine at 30th among all medical schools in the United States and 14th among public medical schools for NIH funding.
IU School of Medicine currently has 329 faculty with an NIH grant, 64 faculty members with two or more NIH grants, and 47 faculty members with three or more grants. Of those NIH grants, 136 faculty have R01 Equivalent NIH grants, meaning the grants are for $100,000 or more per year. NIH grants account for 83 percent of the medical school’s federally funded research grants.
The research funded by these grants is leading to exciting discoveries. IU School of Medicine researchers authored 503 publications in high-impact journals in 2021. Foroud highlighted three publications advancing knowledge in kidney disease, cancer and asthma:
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