Advancing Research

IU School of Medicine is among top NIH-funded medical schools in the United States

Transforming Health

Indiana University School of Medicine is addressing the most pressing health challenges in Indiana and beyond. Research discoveries by IU School of Medicine faculty and trainees yield the building blocks for tomorrow’s most needed medical breakthroughs.

Basic and Clinical Science Departments

IU School of Medicine researchers work to discover the most promising breakthroughs and move new knowledge into tangible health benefits for patients.
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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and treatments. Nearly all medical treatments used today began with clinical trials.
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Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Centers and institutes support innovative and collaborative research to solve some of the most difficult diseases facing society today.
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Strong National Research Funding

IU School of Medicine scientists and physicians were awarded over $213 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2020, setting a school record for research funding for the fifth straight year.

As the research program at IU School of Medicine grows, so do the benefits to Indiana and beyond. NIH funding has increased more than 95 percent over the last five years, demonstrating national leadership in critical fields like Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, pediatrics, precision genomics and global health.

213 Millions in NIH Research Funding
29 Ranking out of 145 Medical Schools in NIH Funding
5 Ranking in National Institute on Aging Funding
6 Ranking out of all U.S. Departments of Pediatrics

Focused Expertise

An emphasis on team science and prioritization by leadership have allowed IU School of Medicine faculty to grow their expertise in strategic areas of research to maximize the school’s impact on both medical science and public health.

Areas of Expertise

Faculty Research Labs

Faculty throughout IU School of Medicine work together to advance knowledge and treatment for patients in the world's most critical areas of medicine.

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Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

IU School of Medicine graduate programs uplift future scientists and the research on which medicine rests.

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