With more than 1,900 full-time faculty, $320 million in research awards and more than 500,000 square feet of dedicated research space, IU School of Medicine is well-equipped to take on bold medical research projects that promote groundbreaking scientific discovery while improving health care interventions, patient care and health outcomes.
In the most recent fiscal year, IU School of Medicine received nearly $320 million in total research grants and awards, including $189 million from the National Institutes of Health. Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, executive associate dean for Research Affairs, oversees IU School of Medicine’s research enterprise. He also has served as the founding director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute since 2008.
Precision Health Initiative
IU School of Medicine’s Precision Health Initiative is the inaugural recipient of funding through Indiana University’s Grand Challenges Program, which will help IU School of Medicine and its partner institutions understand and optimize the prevention, onset, treatment, progression and health outcomes of human diseases through a more precise definition of the genetic, developmental, behavioral and environmental factors that contribute to an individual’s health. Developed by a team of researchers and physicians led by principal investigator Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, this initiative will transform biomedical research, health care innovations and the delivery of health interventions in Indiana. The Precision Health Initiative will receive as much as $40 million in funding from the Grand Challenges Program, along with $80 million invested by IU School of Medicine.