IU School of Medicine Mar 15, 2021
As part of the continued alignment efforts, IU School of Medicine and IU Health are jointly establishing new cardiovascular, neuroscience and cancer institutes. These umbrella entities transcend multiple departments and are designed to maximize the collaborations between education, research and clinical care. The goal is to fully realize the promise of academic medicine to better address the most pressing challenges facing patients. Last year, a big first step was taken in the recruitment of directors for each of the institutes. (See below.)
The institutes are designed to complement the role of departments at IU School of Medicine and capitalize on their strengths. Each institute leader or leadership team will have oversight of significant new funds from IU Health and the School of Medicine to invest in innovations and strategic priorities. It is expected that in many cases these funds will be co-invested with department leadership to support strategic recruitments or, as an example, to fund new fellowship or clinical positions. This should create a nimbler pathway for launching new programs or piloting new ideas than currently exists.
The same is true of our research centers. The IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Krannert Institute of Cardiology and other such centers will continue to pursue their research programs. Through their participation in the institutes, we expect to more closely align and maximize the synergies of our education, research and clinical programs.
Who's in charge?
Kelvin P. Lee, MD
Associate Dean for Cancer Research
Before taking the helm of IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, Lee led the immunotherapy group at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. He focuses on multiple myeloma and is a lead investigator on a trio of clinical trials.
Subha V. Raman, MD, MSEE
Medtronic Zipes Professor of Cardiology
Raman took over the Division of Cardiology in February 2020 after arriving from Ohio State. An engineer by training, Raman is an expert in MRI and maintains an active research program dedicated to the early detection of heart and vascular disease.
Laurie Gutmann, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology
Gutmann started as chair of the Department of Neurology in October 2020. Her areas of research have included stroke and neuromuscular disorders. In her role, she wants to foster collaboration between scientists and clinicians.
Bruce T. Lamb, PhD
Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Lamb leads the Stark Neuroscience Research Institute and is an expert in modeling Alzheimer’s disease. He also helps lead the NIH-backed MODEL-AD program, which engineers a variety of mouse models that mimic late-onset disease progression.
Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD
Betsy Barton Professor of Neurological Surgery
Timmons has led the Department Neurological Surgery since 2019. Her expertise is neurotrauma and neurocritical care. She is also past president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.