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.

Research Labs

DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory Grants and Papers

Research activities at the DeVault Lab are supported primarily by grants from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health, with substantial support coming from other public and private agencies as well as individual gifts and bequests.

Recent funding includes:

  • “Executive functioning and speech-language skills in cochlear implant users.” (R01DC015257). Principal Investigators William Kronenberger, PhD, and David Pisoni, PhD. (Multiple PI). National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 12/1/2016 – 11/30/2021.
  • “Family processes in developmental outcomes of pediatric hearing loss.” (R01DC014956). Rachael Holt, PhD, Principal Investigator, David Pisoni, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator, and William G. Kronenberger, PhD, Co-investigator. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 8/1/2016 – 7/31/2021.
  • “Executive functioning in children and adolescents with hearing loss.” (UL1TR001108). William G. Kronenberger, PhD, Principal Investigator. Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, 12/1/2015 – 11/30/2016.

Publications from the DeVault Otologic Research Lab

Marschark, M., Kronenberger, W.G., Rosica, M., Borgna, G., Convertino, C., Durkin, A., Machmer, E., & Schmitz, K.L. (in press). Social maturity and executive function among deaf learners. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Kronenberger, W.G., Castellanos, I., & Pisoni, D.B. (2016). Questionnaire-based assessment of executive functioning: Case Studies. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, published online in advance of print.

Castellanos, I., Pisoni, D.B., Kronenberger, W.G., & Beer, J. (2016). Early expressive language skills predict long-term neurocognitive outcomes in cochlear implant users: Evidence from the MacArthur-Bates CDI. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 25, 381-392.

Kral, A., Kronenberger, W.G., Pisoni, D.B., & O’Donoghue, G.M. (2016). Neurocognitive factors in sensory restoration of early deafness: A connectome model. Lancet Neurology, 15(6), 610-621.

Pisoni, D.B., Kronenberger, W.G., Chandramouli, S.H., & Conway, C.M. (2016). Learning and memory processes following cochlear implantation: The missing piece of the puzzle. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (493), 1-19.

AuBuchon, A.M., Pisoni, D.B., & Kronenberger, W.G. (2015). Short-term and working memory impairments in early-implanted, long-term cochlear implant users are independent of audibility and speech production. Ear and Hearing, 36, 733-737.

Castellanos, I., Kronenberger, W.G., Beer, J., Colson, B.G., Henning, S.C., Ditmars, A., & Pisoni, D.B. (2015). Concept formation skills in long-term cochlear implant users. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 20, 27-40. PMID: 25583706; PMCID: PMC4293374.

AuBuchon, A.M., Pisoni, D.B., & Kronenberger, W.G. (2015). Verbal processing speed and executive functioning in long-term cochlear implant users. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 151-162. PMID: 25320961. PMCID: PMC4329274.

AuBuchon, A.M., Pisoni, D.B., & Kronenberger, W.G. (in press). Elementary cognitive processes underlying verbal working memory in pre-lingually deaf children with cochlear implants. In N. Young & K. Kirk (Eds.), Cochlear implants in children: Learning and the brain. New York: Springer.

Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (in press). Working memory training in deaf children with cochlear implants. In N. Young & K. Kirk (Eds.), Cochlear implants in children: Learning and the brain. New York: Springer.

Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (2016). Neurocognitive assessment of children with cochlear implants. In Eisenberg, L. (ed). Clinical management of children with cochlear implants. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Castellanos, I., Pisoni, D.B., Kronenberger, W.G., & Beer, J. (2016). Neurocognitive function in deaf children with cochlear implants: Early development and long-term outcomes. In M. Marschark and P.E. Spencer (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Language (pp. 264-275). New York: Oxford.

Kronenberger, W.G. Executive Functioning and Hearing Loss (Hear Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, 10/16/15) *

Kronenberger, W.G. Executive Functioning in Prelingually Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants (Medical Hospital of Hannover, Hannover, Germany, 10/5/16) *

Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (2015, July). Executive functioning in prelingually deaf children with cochlear implants. Invited presentation at the 2015 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, Lake Tahoe, CA. *

Kronenberger, W.G. Executive Functioning in Prelingually Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 3/13/2015) *

AuBuchon, A.M., Pisoni, D.B., & Kronenberger, W.G. (2014, December). Covert, not overt linguistic processing leads to working memory disturbances in long-term cochlear implant users. Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Nashville, TN.

Castellanos, I., Beer, J., Pisoni, D.B., & Kronenberger, W.G. (2014, December). Early speech and language predictors of long-term neurocognitive outcomes. Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Nashville, TN.

Faulkner, K.F., Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (2014, December). Some new robust speech and language outcome measures in early-implanted long-term cochlear implant users. Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Nashville, TN.

Faulkner, K.F., Roman, A.S., Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (2014, December). Verbal learning and memory processes in early-implanted long-term cochlear implant users. Paper presented at the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Nashville, TN.

Kronenberger, W.G., & Pisoni, D.B. (2014, June). High-risk executive functioning outcomes after cochlear implantation. Poster presented at the 2014 AG Bell Conference, Orlando, FL.

Kronenberger, W.G., Pisoni, D.B., Colson, B.G., & Henning, S.C. (2014, June). Early identification of executive functioning delays in 3-4 year old children with cochlear implants. Poster presented at the 2014 AG Bell Conference, Orlando, FL.
(*) Invited Talk