Department researchers routinely celebrate breakthroughs across specialty divisions, from geriatrics and internal medicine to cardiology and infectious diseases. With 20 centers and institutes exploring treatments and techniques for improving lives, the Department of Medicine at IU School of Medicine is in the top 15 among public institutions receiving funding, and the department’s research efforts have garnered national attention–most notably Lawrence Einhorn’s cure for testicular cancer.
Researchers in this department continue to advance their fields of study. For example, Christopher Callahan, MD, was recognized in 2016 with the Edward Henderson award from the American Geriatrics Society. The Regenstrief investigator has spent more than two decades developing and exploring new treatment options for older adults. This work complements that of the department’s Grace Team Care center, also focused on the well-being of older adults.
Investigators in Department of Medicine at IU School of Medicine are focused acutely on personalized medicine. Key department faculty are incorporated into IU’s Grand Challenges Precision Health Initiative. Their participation in the genomic medicine and cell, gene and immune therapies programs of the initiative will help advance understanding related to the multiple factors that contribute to a person’s health. With this research, IU School of Medicine will become a leader in the field and impact the health, well-being and economy of Indiana.