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Faculty Research

Department researchers routinely celebrate breakthroughs across specialty divisions, from geriatrics and internal medicine to cardiology and infectious diseases. With 20 centers and institutes exploring treatments and techniques for improving lives, the Department of Medicine at IU School of Medicine is in the top 15 among public institutions receiving funding, and the department’s research efforts have garnered national attention–most notably Lawrence Einhorn’s cure for testicular cancer.

Research Updates

Research faculty throughout IU School of Medicine’s academic departments post updates about their work to the research updates blog. Stay up-to-date about medical research in pediatrics.

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Centers and Institutes

IU School of Medicine investigators work in modern and well-equipped research facilities. Department of Medicine researchers have access to labs and centers at the Indianapolis campus and partner entities, including the Regenstrief Institute and Richard Roudebush VA Hospital. Internal funding and professional development opportunities are available. 


The Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases includes more than 80 investigators engaged in basic and translational research in diabetes and related metabolic disorders and their complications. 

Brown Center for Immunotherapy

The Brown Center for Immunotherapy at IU School of Medicine was established in 2016 due to a $30 million gift from Indianapolis entrepreneur and IU School of Medicine alumnus Don Brown. The mission of the center is to develop new treatment and cure diseases through the use of cell-based immunotherapies. 

Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine

The Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine (IIPM) explores the effects of genetic information and environmental exposure on an individual’s risk for developing certain diseases and natural response to medication. The institute applies clinical, laboratory and informatics expertise to design new approaches of targeting medicinal therapies to ultimately improve patient outcome. 

Center for Aging Research: GRACE Team Care Model

The IU School of Medicine Center for Aging Research designed, tested and now implements the GRACE Team Care model as a means to combat health care challenges faced by low-income seniors with multiple chronic medical conditions.

Alcohol Research Center

The Indiana Alcohol Research Center focuses on the biomedical and psychosocial factors that contribute to alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The center educates policymakers regarding the science behind diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism.

IU Center for Bioethics

The Indiana University Center for Bioethics serves as a local, state and national resource in bioethics research, education and policy. 

IU Center for Global Health

The Indiana University Center for Global Health fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary partnerships across the university and around the world and conducts and disseminates research in order to create successful global health care systems and train the next generation of global health leaders.
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Faculty Labs

Faculty investigators throughout the IU School of Medicine’s internal medicine specialty divisions work together and with scientists in other academic departments to advance knowledge and treatment for patients.
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