This productive approach to medical research enables the adolescent medicine team to recruit top-notch faculty who are excellent clinicians, teachers and investigators. Adolescent medicine faculty are nationally known for research in adolescent health as well as for advocacy and policy issues related to adolescents on the regional and national levels. The team’s research portfolio has grown from a $35,000 award to Donald Orr, MD, in 1984 to approximately $3 million annually.
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The Division of Adolescent Medicine at IU School of Medicine performs a wide variety of research projects encompassing multiple pediatric specialty areas. Research investigators in this group are CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) certified and uphold the standards of Good Clinical Practices. Along with the Principal Investigators, adolescent medicine researchers continue to ask new questions and turn that knowledge into useful practices that can be translated to patients and policy-makers. Participant study requirements are available through CTSI.