Research at Indiana University
The School of Medicine has over 220 million in external funding, the majority from the NIH; this represents approximately 70% of total extramural funding for Indiana University. The Department of Medicine is the largest department in the School of Medicine in both faculty and funding, with total annual funding of 220 million dollars. The department has over 300 faculty, including 70 full-time PhD faculty with nearly 80 million dollars in direct funding. Over one-third of the MD faculty have extramural funding. The Department of Medicine research is focused on many therapeutic areas and prides itself in our spirit of collaboration. This includes (but is not limited to) immunobiology, vascular biology, diabetes, metabolic bone disease, acute kidney injury, alcoholism, liver disease, depression and pain, outcomes, international health, and evidence based translating research into practice.
The School of Medicine is the second largest medical school in the United States, and will become the largest medical school in 2008. The School of Medicine is one school on the IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis) campus of Indiana University. IUPUI is unique in that it has both Indiana University schools and Purdue University schools located conveniently in the center of metropolitan Indianapolis. The IUPUI campus is home to many of the professional schools including Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry. Thus, the focus of the IUPUI campus is on life sciences, and the Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Craig Brater is the Vice President for Life Sciences at Indiana University. Collaborative potentials abound within the IUPUI campus the Bloomington campus (Indiana University one hour south and the West Lafayette campus (Purdue University ) one hour north. The IUPUI campus is also a collaborative partner of Indiana BioCrossroads, a Life Sciences Entrepreneur Program in the state of Indiana. The administration of research is done centrally for Indiana University under the Office of the Vice President for Research Administration (OPVRA). The interim director is Dr. Ora Pescovitz, also the Executive Associate Dean for Research in the School of Medicine. There are four divisions of OVRA: Grants Administration, Research Compliance, Research Systems and Decision Support, and Research Ethics and Education.