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Faculty Research

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.

Centers and Institutes

IU School of Medicine investigators work in modern and well-equipped research facilities. Department of Medicine researchers have access to labs and centers at the Indianapolis campus and partner entities, including the Regenstrief Institute and Richard Roudebush VA Hospital. Internal funding and professional development opportunities are available.

AIDS

The Indiana Center for AIDS Research is pursuing novel methods to improve access to care for all persons living with HIV/AIDS, improve retention in care and adherence to treatment, reduce comorbidities for those living with HIV, prevent new infections, increase community engagement and education – and eventually cure HIV.

Diabetes

Brown Center for Immunotherapy

The Brown Center for Immunotherapy at IU School of Medicine was established in 2016 due to a $30 million gift from Indianapolis entrepreneur and IU School of Medicine alumnus Don Brown. The mission of the center is to develop new treatment and cure diseases through the use of cell-based immunotherapies.

Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine

The Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine (IIPM) is dedicated to the exploration of the effects of genetic information and environmental exposure on an individual’s risk for developing certain diseases and natural response to medication. The institute applies cutting edge clinical, laboratory and informatics expertise to design new approaches of targeting medicinal therapies to ultimately improve patient outcome.

Center for Aging Research: GRACE Team Care Model

The IU School of Medicine Center for Aging Research designed, tested and now implements the GRACE Team Care model as a means to combat health care challenges faced by low-income seniors with multiple chronic medical conditions.

Alcohol Research Center

The Indiana Alcohol Research Center focuses on the biomedical and psychosocial factors that contribute to alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The center educates policymakers regarding the science behind diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism.

IU Center for Bioethics

IU Center for Global Health

IU Center for Global Health

The Indiana University Center for Global Health fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary partnerships across the university and around the world and conducts and disseminates research in order to create successful global health care systems and train the next generation of global health leaders.
Faculty Labs

Faculty Labs

Faculty investigators throughout the IU School of Medicine’s internal medicine specialty divisions work together and with scientists in other academic departments to advance knowledge and treatment for patients.