Research

Advancing Research

IU School of Medicine is among top NIH-funded medical schools in the United States

Transforming Health

Indiana University School of Medicine is addressing the most pressing health challenges in Indiana and beyond. Research discoveries by IU School of Medicine faculty and trainees yield the building blocks for tomorrow’s most needed medical breakthroughs.

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Basic and Clinical Science Departments

IU School of Medicine researchers work to discover the most promising breakthroughs and move new knowledge into tangible health benefits for patients.
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Clinical Studies

Clinical studies test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and treatments. Nearly all medical treatments used today began with clinical studies.
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Research Centers

Centers support innovative and collaborative research to solve some of the most difficult diseases facing society today.
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Institutes

Spanning IU School of Medicine and IU Health, institutes enable a team-based approach to provide superior care to Hoosiers today and discover new and improved care for the future.
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Strong National Research Funding

IU School of Medicine scientists and physicians were awarded more than $217 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2021. It was the second year in a row the school surpassed $200 million.


As the research program at IU School of Medicine grows, so do the benefits to Indiana and beyond. According to a report by United for Medical Research, every $1 million in NIH funding awarded to Indiana researchers created 13 jobs and $2.7 million in economic activity in 2020. Based on that data, IU School of Medicine’s 2021 NIH funding is responsible for more than 3,823 jobs—with 2,817 of those here in Indiana.

217 Millions in NIH Research Funding
27 Ranking out of 145 Medical Schools in NIH Funding
4 Ranking in National Institute on Aging Funding
8 Ranking out of all U.S. Departments of Pediatrics

Focused Expertise

An emphasis on team science and prioritization by leadership have allowed IU School of Medicine faculty to grow their expertise in strategic areas of research to maximize the school’s impact on both medical science and public health.

Areas of Expertise

Faculty Research Labs

Faculty throughout IU School of Medicine work together to advance knowledge and treatment for patients in the world's most critical areas of medicine.

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Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

IU School of Medicine graduate programs uplift future scientists and the research on which medicine rests.

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