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Research in the Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine excels at all stages of the research pipeline from basic discovery, clinical research, and trials, through implementation science and population health. Investments in our investigators and research infrastructure have fueled exponential increases in our department’s research portfolio.

The overall research funding for the department reached $110 million in academic year 2021, up from $80 million in 2017. The department’s NIH funding of $65 million in fiscal year 2020, up from $28.5 million in 2015, placed the department ranking at 13th of all Departments of Medicine at public medical schools. In addition, the department’s scholarly record achieved all-time highs in 2020, with 3,504 total publications; 394 of these had impact factors greater than 10.

The rapid growth of the department’s research productivity is a testament to the excellence in our investigators and our collaborative spirit.

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Department of Medicine Research News

The Beat

Dept. of Medicine Faculty Contribute to Special DEI Edition of Journal

The edition explores innovative ideas to diversify the physician workforce, and to retain underrepresented physicians.

Hannah Calkins  |  Jun 22, 2022

The Beat

Dr. Aśok C. Antony Named Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Scholar

With this prestigious award, Dr. Antony will aim to reduce neural tube defects in India by fortifying tea with key vitamins. 

Hannah Calkins  |  Apr 28, 2022

IU School of Medicine names first Walther Scholar in Psycho-Oncology

Indiana University School of Medicine has named Shelley Johns, PsyD, ABPP, the Walther Scholar in Psycho-Oncology.

IU School of Medicine  |  Apr 26, 2022

Translational research leader spearheads effort to change kidney function calculation to remove racial variables

After a year of work to bring balance to an equation that measures kidney function by removing racial variables, Sharon Moe, MD, associate dean for clinical and translational medicine and director of the Division of Nephrology for Indiana University School of Medicine, is celebrating a nationally adopted change in how the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is being calculated to improve patient lives.

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