INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana University School of Medicine researchers were recently awarded an additional $5.4 million grant to improve classroom and clinical learning experiences for medical students to learn more about community health, with a special focus on underserved populations.
This new funding will also allow for the release of $1.5 million in health equity pilot project funding for IU School of Medicine research projects happening across the state. These 18 faculty-led projects are in 12 different departments and divisions across 6 campuses, with 30 students and 21 residents involved as investigators.
“This funding will bring innovation to our medical student curriculum and enhance understanding of health equity as it impacts care for Hoosiers,” said Bradley Allen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for medical student education and principal investigator of the PRIME program. “We are proud of the work our faculty have already completed and look forward to the continuation of these exciting and innovative projects.”
PRIME was created in 2020 thanks to an initial $7 million grant from the HRSA. Paul Wallach, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs and institutional improvement, is also a principal investigator of the program.
Below is a list of the newly-funded pilot programs and their faculty leaders.
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IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the U.S. and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education, access to leading medical research and rich campus life in nine Indiana cities, including rural and urban locations consistently recognized for livability.