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.

Centers and Institutes

IU School of Medicine has more than 500,000 square feet of space available for research activities in a dozen buildings on the Indianapolis campus as well as research facilities at its other statewide campuses. IU School of Medicine centers and institutes support highly collaborative basic, clinical and translational research on a broad range of scientific, medical and health care topics. Service core laboratories embedded within the school’s academic departments provide investigators with specialized scientific services to support their research.

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IU School of Medicine Research Centers
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The Indiana University Center for Aging Research develops and tests innovative strategies to improve the quality of health care and self-care for older adults.


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.

Alzheimer’s Disease

The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center conducts basic science research on the causes and processes of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, tests new treatments, trains future generations of Alzheimer’s researchers and physicians, and supports patients and their caregivers. The IU Center for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders conducts research and provides multidisciplinary clinical and educational services to individuals and families with memory loss and/or mood disorders.


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


The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics offers collaboration, consulting and training in advanced computation and informatics in biomedical research.


The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated center, is the organizational core for the wide array of cancer research, education and patient care programs at IU School of Medicine.


Research at the internationally recognized Krannert Institute of Cardiology includes studies ranging from molecular mechanisms to clinical treatments in a wide range of cardiac related problems.


The Indiana University Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases fosters knowledge, supports training and promotes basic and translational research in diabetes and related metabolic disorders. The Diabetes Translational Research Center also conducts research projects that focus on diabetes prevention, care and treatment.

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.

Health Care Policy

The Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research provides quick-turnaround research on issues of health care financing, the uninsured, medical education/training, and ethical, professional and legal issues of physician practice. The Regenstrief Institute conducts research to optimize information needed by patients, providers and policy makers and measures the impact on quality of health care, and Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy conducts research important to informing health workforce development and planning efforts.


The Brown Center for Immunotherapy is focusing initially on advancing treatment for multiple myeloma and breast cancer with cell-based immunotherapy, Researchers will also investigate potential opportunities to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders with immunotherapies.


The Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy provides high-resolution confocal and multiphoton microscopy of cells, tissues and organs in living animals and fixed samples, and develops methods for imaging and digital image analysis.


The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research to increase knowledge of the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of serious pediatric diseases and to provide an outstanding training environment.


The Stark Neuroscience Research Institute applies advances in molecular, genetic and imaging technologies to fundamental questions about brain function, dysfunction and development. The IU Center for Neuroimaging uses advanced imaging technologies to further understanding of brain structure and function, investigate the influence of genetic variation on imaging phenotypes, and advance clinical care for brain disorders.

Personalized Medicine

The Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine explores how genetic information and environmental exposure affect each person’s risks to develop certain diseases and responses to medication.


The specific mission of the Institute of Psychiatric Research is to apply the methods of genetics and neurobiology to understand neuropsychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder.

Translational Research

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is a medical research initiative led by Indiana University and Purdue University with University of Notre Dame to implement collaborative programs to accelerate translational research.

Traumatic Brain Injury

With the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, IU School of Medicine is a designated Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Site, one of just 16 such centers in the nation. This partnership focuses on the long-term treatment and rehabilitation of people with traumatic brain injury.

Vascular Biology

The Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine conducts basic and applied research in the mechanisms of vascular wellness and disease and the development of therapies to improve the care of patients with vascular problems.

Women’s Health

The National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health advocates state-of-the-art health care for Indiana women in multiple ways, including education, creation of clinical programs, research, community outreach and professional development.