Medical students get the opportunity to work in a wide range of medical research labs on the Terre Haute campus throughout the academic year.

Medical Research

With teaching faculty engaged in advanced medical research, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute is paving the way for therapies in acute and chronic diseases, for the scientific assessment of alternative medicine, for interventions in community health, and more. Medical students here benefit from the guidance of basic scientists and community physicians while learning foundational sciences, through clinical clerkships and directed public-health research.

Many of the school’s research labs are located in Holmstedt Hall. Additional research is conducted off-site in the community with various collaborators.


Research Faculty

Scott G. Canfield, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Michael W. King, PhD

Associate Director for Research, IUSM-Terre Haute

Michael J. Lannoo, PhD

Lilly Hein Shults Professor in Anatomy

Margaret M. Moga, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Steven P. Templeton, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Summer Research Programs for Students

  • Summer Hoosier Rural Preceptorship

    This program offers a summer experience for students interested in rural family medicine, particularly targeting underserved populations in Indiana. Medical students who are enrolled in medical school in the United States during the summer between their first and second year of medical school are eligible to apply. Participants in the Summer Hoosier Rural Preceptorship receive a stipend and hands-on training at various rural sites.

  • Appalachian Preceptorship

    The Appalachian Preceptorship is a program of East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. Students in this program benefit from hands-on access to rural primary care practiced in a manner sensitive to the culture. Students participate in one week of didactic sessions on the ETSU campus and spend three weeks with a rural physician practicing in an Appalachian community.

  • Indiana University Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS)

    IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute students can participate in the Indiana University Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS) in the research laboratories of Scott Canfield, PhD, or Steven Templeton, PhD.