Building the Future

Planned for November 2024

 

We train Indiana’s doctors. We transform care through revolutionary research. And for more than a century, we have been essential for healthy Hoosiers. Now, Indiana University School of Medicine needs room to grow, innovate, and teach. Our new home in Indianapolis will be equipped with the classrooms, labs, technology, and expertise to uncover answers to medicine’s most challenging problems. 

Indianapolis' New Home for Healing
Situated north of downtown Indianapolis, the 11-story building comes with ample green space next to Senate Avenue to the east but offers a short walk for students for clinical rotations at the planned IU Health hospital.
exterior view of the new building shows a large glass tower over a limestone base

Location

When completed, the new building will sit southeast of 16th and Senate Avenue, easily visible from Interstate 65. It will also cozy up to Goodman Hall and the Neuroscience Research Building to the north and IU Health’s new hospital nearby to the east. 

interior rendering of the new building shows a light filled atrium and large staircase

Education

IU remains the nation’s largest medical school, even before expanding enrollment in 2007. However, it has not built a new educational space in six decades. How we teach doctors has evolved. Today, strategies and technologies demand flexible space and communities that help future physicians thrive.

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Innovation

At more than 326,000 square feet, the building gives ample room for research to ease patients’ suffering, improve their quality of life, and help them live longer. Our federal research support has doubled in recent years–but not our space. An 8-story research tower provides faculty with room for collaboration and breakthroughs. 

the back of the new building with people gathering outside at twilight

Collaboration

IU Health will consolidate the operations of two hospitals into the state’s largest medical facility. When it opens, most of our faculty will practice there. Our new building’s proximity will also give students a short walk away from clinical experience and mentors. The school’s research will also be near the patients who need it. In short, we will create a revitalized medical district. 

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Community of Health

Rising north of downtown Indianapolis, an 11-story structure will foster connections among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.

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BY THE NUMBERS

11 floors
326,000 square feet
$230 million in construction costs

Invest in the Future of Healing

Leave a Legacy

A new building alone will not make better health possible. It requires resources, expertise, collaboration—and partners. Your support nurtures the healers and bold ideas to make it a reality. Please join IU School of Medicine in the next step of its mission. 

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Naming Opportunities

Center for Clinical Learning

Located on the third floor, the facility will be a hub for simulation, including exam rooms, virtual reality resources, and telemedicine. 

Anatomy Lab

A staple of medical education, the new facility will provide more bays, flexible lab spaces, and locker rooms. In addition, it will better integrate technology, including virtual anatomy.

Innovation Library

Students, faculty, and researchers will have ready access to leading literature and spaces for virtual reality, 3D printing, and one-button video production.

Tiered Lecture Hall

Situated just off the airy atrium, these spaces accommodate up to 200 students and combine with adjacent rooms for larger gatherings.

Surgical Skills Lab

The state-of-the-art facility will offer simulation and cadaver-based training for students, trainees, and faculty. Crucially, surgical and emergency medicine residents will have around-the-clock access.

Large Classroom

Eight of these spaces will be located throughout the building, providing chances for small-group learning.

Learning Community

For many students, the new building will be a second home, and these communities are designed to provide a place to relax and connect while studying with peers, with academic support nearby.

Exam Room

A crucial component of training, these rooms test clinical skills and competence with a real-world approach to learning and patient assessment.

Make a Gift

For more information about supporting IU School of Medicine and its new medical building in Indianapolis, contact Mark Notestine, senior associate dean for development and alumni relations, at sejoiner@iu.edu.