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Wells Center History
Named after Herman B Wells, chancellor of Indiana University and a member of the Riley Memorial Association for more than 50 years, the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research provides a unique environment that allows innovative research and day-to-day clinical practice. Under the leadership of David A. Williams, MD, the center grew from four original researchers in 1991 to a faculty of 34, and its expansion in 1997 doubled the center’s size to 27,550 square feet.
In 2000, Mary Dinauer, MD, PhD, was named director of the Wells Center. Dinauer served until 2008, when Mervin C. Yoder, MA, MD assumed leadership of the center. In August 2017, Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD became director of the Wells Center.