The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.

David R. Bell

David R. Bell, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne



     Dr. Bell joined the faculty of the Indiana University of Medicine- Fort Wayne in 1989 after serving as a research fellow in the Department of Cardiology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative and Cellular Physiology at the IUSM. Dr. Bell has received BS, MS and PhD degrees in Physiology and Biophysics. He did a post-doctoral research fellowship as an NIH awardee in the Hypertension Program Project in the Department of Physiology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Bell’s research interests have focused on cardiovascular pathophysiology. He has conducted and published his research in the areas of hypertension, cardiac mechanics, circulatory pathophysiology, fluid mechanics, abnormalities of vascular smooth muscle reactivity and the function of the endothelial NO system in cardiovascular disease. His most recent studies have focused on modulation of coronary vascular function by estrogens and natural polyphenolics as well as how those compounds protect coronary arteries from oxygen radical mediated injury. He has given numerous presentations and invited seminars on his research at national and international meetings for over 40 years. He received a top ten newsworthy designation by the American Physiological Society for his work on plant polyphenolics and vascular function. 

     Since joining the IUSM he has served as course director, developer and instructor for the Medical Physiology course at the IUSM-Fort Wayne as well as an instructor for several areas of the Medical Pharmacology course where he has more recently served as co-course director. He is the site director for the new courses in Fundamentals of Health and Disease and Hematology and Cardiology at the IUSM-Fort Wayne. Dr. Bell is co-editor and author of 3 editions of a major textbook in medical physiology, the author of a medical physiology review textbook and a multiple chapter author in an undergraduate physiology textbook. He is the national chairman in physiology for Doody’s Review Services, Inc. He is a member of the IUSM Admissions Committee, the Curriculum Council Steering Committee, the Curriculum Council Basic Sciences Committee, the Teacher Learner Advocacy Committee and is the education liaison to the IUSM for the Fort Wayne center. He has been a member, team leader and committee chairman for numerous IUSM curriculum committees including all those involved with the creation of the new medical school curriculum for the IUSM.

     Dr. Bell is a member of the American Physiological Society and the American Medical Writers Association. He has been married for 42 years to his wife Pamela who is a chemist, medical technologist and secondary school chemistry educator. They have two children: Andrew who is a tax, estate and real estate attorney in Chicago and Elizabeth who is a board certified pediatrician and fellow in pediatric emergency medicine at the Detroit Medical Center. 



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