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.

Medical Genomics

Policies

In accordance to the requirement by the Indiana CTSI for core services, the following service policies are reviewed and approved by the Center for Medical Genomics advisory committee.

The center will not release samples to anyone except the owner: PI or active member of his/her lab. Data generated will be reviewed by personnel in the center for quality-control purposes. Data will only be sent to the PI or a person he/she designates. Permission from the PI is required for release of remaining samples or data.

The center will use quality-control information from all experiments to track performance of the center and to inform future client investigators about the usability of a set of samples. The center may ask for information regarding RNA or DNA yields from tissues and permission to use this information for guidance with other investigators.

Accounting requires quarterly reports on partially completed or unbilled experiments; the investigator’s name and status of project completeness will be provided. As a CTSI core, the IU School of Medicine Center for Medical Genomics is required to provide the name and department of investigators making use of the core and a list of publications resulting from core use. The Indiana Genomics Initiative (INGEN) also requires this type of information for biannual reports.

The Core Director will discuss all issues with the investigator in order to resolve them. Should issues (such as charge disputes, authorship and conflict of interest) arise that cannot be resolved in this manner, the Advisory Committee will assist in conflict resolution.

Current advisory committee members are: Dr. Howard J. Edenberg, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Dr. Mark Gereci, Department of Medicine; and Dr. Milan Radovich, Department of Surgery.

The Center for Medical Genomics at IU School of Medicine expects payment for services rendered. An IU account number or a purchase order number should be provided at the beginning of the service. A full payment is expected if data is obtained regardless whether or not it represents the result expected by the investigator.

Center staff examines Quality Control at several steps in the process and will stop the process if yields or quality are not sufficient to continue. At this point the center will consult with the investigator to see how (s)he wants to proceed. Partial payment will be required to recover the costs associated with terminated experiments. Guidelines for sample submission include quality-control information. If quality-control guidelines are not met and the investigator wishes to have the center process the samples anyway, best efforts will be made; but even if the samples fail, payment is expected.

Work is generally completed on a first-come first-served basis. Minor rearrangements may be made when reagents or supplies are backordered from suppliers or if a minor shift in schedule can make better use of the equipment. The center reserves the right to break up larger experiments (> 32 arrays) if it can make better use of the equipment and allow center staff to minimize delays to small experiments. Delays can happen when the equipment fails. Customers will be notified if this occurs.

The IU School of Medicine Center for Medical Genomics should be acknowledged in all publications resulting from data generated by the Center, and a copy of the publication should be provided to the center so that reports required by the center’s oversight committee can be produced. Inclusion of center members as authors in publications is expected only when these individuals provide collaboration on experimental design and/or analysis and interpretation of the data. The re-charge mechanism does not preclude or replace authorship. If substantial intellectual contributions are required in experimental design, data analysis, interpretation and/or manuscript writing, co-authorship should be granted to the involved core personnel. This does not include providing a statement of the methods used.

“Microarray studies were carried out in the Center for Medical Genomics at Indiana University School of Medicine, which is partially supported by the Indiana Genomic Initiative at Indiana University (INGEN); INGEN is supported in part by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.”