Department-Level Research Programs
Indiana University School of Medicine basic science and clinical departments lead and operate research centers that focus on critical medical conditions and health-related issues in Indiana, the United States and throughout the world. In addition, service core laboratories embedded within the school’s academic departments provide investigators with specialized scientific services to support their research.
Internal Medicine Research
Scientists, clinical researchers and translational investigators in Department of Medicine participate in genomic medicine and cell, gene and immune therapies programs to advance IU School of Medicine’s ability to improve the health, well-being and economy of Indiana.
Pediatric research at IU School of Medicine encompasses every clinical subspecialty as well as basic science, health services, health policy, informatics and comparative effectiveness research. The Department of Pediatrics hosts five research centers focused on innovation and the development of new therapies and treatments for childhood diseases.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research
Through work in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center, the InterFACE Center and other research facilities, investigators in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation continue to advance treatment options and care.
Today’s research in the field of radiology and imaging sciences is focused on discoveries to contribute to advances in the treatment of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Additional Specialty Research Programs
Campus-Based Research Center
Located on the IU School of Medicine—South Bend campus, the Harper Cancer Research Institute was established by IU School of Medicine faculty in collaboration with their colleagues at University of Notre Dame. This group of medical researchers focus on breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancers as well as leukemia.