Areas of Expertise
Indiana University School of Medicine is a committed leader in physician education, medical research and clinical care. Through the successful pursuit of funding, collaborations and talent, the school’s achievements across medical specialties are recognized nationally; yet IU School of Medicine is making extraordinary advancements in specific areas of expertise.
Strong partnerships with Indiana hospitals and global biomedical companies enable IU School of Medicine to generate research and implement discoveries in ways that truly benefit individual patient outcomes and overall population health. Collaboration with other universities and schools within Indiana University through federally funded research centers and institutes led by IU School of Medicine faculty is quickening the path from laboratory to treatment.
These critical areas of medicine are particular areas of focus and strength at IU School of Medicine.
Global Health Research
IU School of Medicine research work in global health centers on the programs and support of the AMPATH Research Network. This group supports collaborative research involving investigators in Africa, Europe and North America to improve the health of the Kenyan people through the identification, development and dissemination of relevant and timely information about medical care, public health and public policy in Kenya and other resource-constrained settings.
Traumatic Brain Injury
What is TBI?
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is damage to the brain that can result from violent impact to a person’s head. TBI symptoms range from mild to severe, typically depending on force of the impact and extent of the damage. In cases of mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, a person may not lose consciousness, or may lose consciousness only for a few seconds or minutes. In the most serious cases, TBI can result in death. Typical symptoms range from short term dizziness and confusion to chronic memory loss and cognitive disability.
Precision Health Initiative
IU School of Medicine is a statewide school that is educating future physicians and scientists throughout Indiana. To stay current on the school’s work and progress in these areas of expertise and other areas of medicine, explore the newsroom and research blog, where faculty physicians and investigators throughout the school’s academic departments post updates about their work. To hear faculty describe their work in person, find seminars, scientific presentations and other live events on the IU School of Medicine calendar.