Welcome to the Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine

The Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine explores how genetic information and environmental exposure affect each person's risk to develop certain diseases and response to medication.

The Institute examines how this new model of genome-informed personalized healthcare may be translated in clinical settings to advance the practice, delivery and economics of health care.

While personalized medicine is transforming the health system as we know it, we are bridging the gap between genomics research and patient care.

In the spotlight

  • IIPM Member Dr. Janet Carpenter named Indiana University Distinguished Professor. Read more... 
  • Precision Medicine Initiative: Data-Driven Treatments as Unique as Your Own Body. Read more...
President Obama announces precision medicine initiative.
  • Dr. Lang Li, Associate Director of the IIPM, has been named Director of the IU Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.  Read more...
  • Finding Clues in Genes of ‘Exceptional Responders’.  Read more... 



Posted on August 12, 2014
IIPM Member receives Conquer Cancer Foundation grant
Dr. Costantine Albany, IIPM member, has received a Conquer Cancer Foundation grant. Read more...


Posted on July 25, 2013
Educational Conference on Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics
"Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Practice…What you need to know"
Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 8:30am – 3:00pm

The Indiana Institute of Personalized Medicine is offering a didactic and case-study oriented educational conference focusing on pharmacogenomics and its application in clinical practice.The IIPM, led by Dr. Flockhart and a select group of clinicians and pharmacogenomic experts, will conduct a CME and ACPE qualified program addressing the use of pharmacogenomics in clinical practice. The program will be held at the IU Health Neuroscience Center Auditorium at 355 West 16th Street Indianapolis IN 46202. Read more...


Posted on March 6, 2012
AGS honors IU professor for outstanding achievement in geriatric care
From www.news-medical.net
In recognition of his significant contributions to the health care of older adults, Regenstrief Institute investigator Malaz Boustani, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will receive the 2012 American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award. The honor will be presented at the American Geriatrics Society annual meeting in Seattle in May. Read more...


IIPM Associate Director Bryan Schneider, MD: 2012 Forty Under 40
From IBJ.com
Dr. Bryan Schneider is an associate professor of medicine at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. He holds appointments in the Divisions of Hematology/Oncology and Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. He is a recipient of the prestigious Komen Promise Award and his achievements in breast cancer research have earned him a spot on this year's celebrated IBJ Forty Under 40 list. Read his full story and watch the interview online at the Indianapolis Business Journal.


Cocktail of Popular Drugs May Cloud Brain
From The New York Time Health Blog
Many people are unaware that dozens of painkillers, antihistamines and psychiatric medications — from drugstore staples to popular antidepressants — can adversely affect brain function, mostly in the elderly. Regular use of multiple medications that have this effect has been linked to cognitive impairment and memory loss. Read more...

From Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia (IDND)
To assist with the recognition of these medications, Dr. Malaz A. Boustani and an interdisciplinary team developed the Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden (ACB) list as a practical tool that identifies the severity of anticholinergic effects on cognition of both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Read more...


Posted on June 19, 2012
Indiana leads U.S. in life sciences jobs and growth
From the BioCrossroads news room
Indiana has moved up the life sciences ladder and is now at the top of the leading national list. According to a Battelle/Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Report "State Bioscience Industry Development 2012" released today at the BIO International Conference in Boston, Indiana is one of only two states (along with Puerto Rico) that have specialized bioscience employment in four of the five subsectors - Agricultural Feedstock & Chemicals, Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices & Equipment, Research, Testing & Medical Laboratories, and a new subsector, Bioscience Distribution (which includes agricultural seeds, biomedical equipment and supplies, and drugs and pharmaceuticals). Read more...


Posted on August 22, 2011
Johns Hopkins Lands $30M for Personalized Cancer Center
From the GenomeWeb Daily News
The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center will use a $30 million donation from the Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research to fund a new center that will focus on genomics and personalized cancer medicine research. Read more...


Posted on August 10, 2011
The Path to Personalized Medicine
From the The New England Journal of Medicine
Major investments in basic science have created an opportunity for significant progress in clinical medicine. Researchers have discovered hundreds of genes that harbor variations contributing to human illness, identified genetic variability in patients' responses to dozens of treatments, and begun to target the molecular causes of some diseases. In addition, scientists are developing and using diagnostic tests based on genetics or other molecular mechanisms to better predict patients' responses to targeted therapy. Read more...



  • AGS honors IU professor for outstanding achievement in geriatric care
February 2011
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What matters. Where it matters.

Research Institute (R2), Room 402, 950 West Walnut Street | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317)-274-2790 | Fax: (317) 274-2704
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