The Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine offers robust professional development programs that include special training for physician scholars interested in preparing for a career as pediatric physician scientists and for junior faculty in the Department of Pediatrics who are pursuing a career focused on pediatric research.
Featured Research Initiatives
Researchers at IU School of Medicine are leading the charge to determine a more precise definition of the genetic, developmental, behavioral and environmental factors that contribute to an individual’s health in order to understand the prevention, onset, treatment, progression and health outcomes of human diseases. The precision genomics team here uses genetic testing to identify DNA, RNA and proteins in cancer cells that can be precisely targeted with different treatments and then recommends treatment options that are specific to a child’s needs.
The Center for Pediatric Comparative Effectiveness Research (PACER) at IU School of Medicine is comprised of four cores: Faculty Mentorship/Development, Patient Engagement, Informatics and Implementation Sciences. The Center provides resources and collaborative efforts to establish a rigorous research program focused on patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research.