The Indiana University School of Medicine is home to many centers and institutes dedicated to basic, clinical, and translational research on the most pressing issues in health care today. IUSM researchers are at the forefront of scientific discovery in areas such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and many others.

ReSEARCH Connect

ReSEARCH Connect enables IUSM researchers to identify areas of research, subject matter experts, publications, funding opportunities, and potential collaborators within the IUSM community. A list of all IUSM departments, centers, and institutes, as well as their research focus and associated faculty, can be found in the ReSEARCH Connect database.

Research Core Labs

IUSM’s research core laboratories provide investigators with specialized scientific services to support their research.

Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC)

The Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC) is a nonprofit organization that helps IU faculty and researchers commercialize their discoveries. IUTRC helps file patents on inventions from IU, facilitate the formation of startup companies, and license technology to investors. Since 1997 IURTC has supported more than 1,800 inventions, nearly 500 patents, and 38 startup companies.

Research Centers

Bowen Research Center

The Bowen Research Center, the research arm of the IUSM Department of Family Medicine, is dedicated to research to improve the health and lives of the residents of Indiana.

Center for Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery

The mission of the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery is to provide dedicated medicinal chemistry expertise to bear on biological targets of therapeutic relevance under investigation by IUSM faculty. Synthetic chemists and assay development and compound profiling scientists work in the center and create multidisciplinary project teams with other groups on campus in order to advance drug discovery and development.

Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

The mission of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics is to conduct outstanding basic, clinical, and translational research.

Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science

The Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science (CHIIS) nurtures a shared implementation science research agenda between the scientific community and health care delivery systems to increase its competitive advantage for obtaining research funding opportunities afforded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center, as well transforming its partner health care delivery systems into dynamic learning systems capable of delivering the triple aim of better care and better health at a lower cost.

Center for Immunobiology

The mission of the Center for Immunobiology is to be a worldwide leader in the investigation of the immunological basis of disease related to innate, transplant, auto, viral, and tumor immunology.

Center for Medical Genomics

The goal of the Center for Medical Genomics is to improve health by facilitating cutting-edge research with state-of-the-art genomic technologies for studying gene expression and genetics.

Center for Structural Biology

The Center for Structural Biology is a multidisciplinary center whose researchers examine structural characteristics of biological macromolecules and how changes in properties relate to specific diseases. Current projects include studies on the underlying mechanisms for alcoholism, cancer, diabetes, liver, and heart disease.

Diabetes Translational Research Center

The Diabetes Translational Research Center conducts research projects that share a focus on diabetes prevention, care, and treatment. The center’s goal is to promote the training of scientists whose research will develop new understandings of the basis of diabetes and its complications, and to cultivate basic science research that can speed the discovery of more effective therapies.

John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine

The mission of IU Geriatrics is to promote successful aging by improving the quality of health care services for older adults through education, research, and the interdisciplinary team approach to care.

Indiana Alcohol Research Center

The Indiana Alcohol Research Center focuses on the elucidation of the biomedical and psychosocial factors that contribute to alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center

The purpose of the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center is to identify persons with probable Alzheimer disease. The center’s research involves patients with Alzheimer disease and other related senile dementias as well as a comparison group of healthy older adults.

Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine

The Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine is committed to being a leader in basic as well as applied research in understanding mechanisms of vascular wellness and disease, and the development of leading-edge medical therapies to improve the care of patients with vascular problems.

Indiana University Center for Aging Research

The mission of the IU Center for Aging Research is to test innovative strategies to improve the quality of health care and self-care for older adults.

Indiana University Center for AIDS Research

The mission of the IU Center for AIDS Research is to support a multidisciplinary environment that promotes basic, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral, and translational research in the prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS.

Indiana University Center for Bioethics

The mission of the IU Center for Bioethics is to serve as a local, state, and national resource in bioethics research, education, and policy.

Indiana University Center for Global Health

The IU Center for Global Health fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary partnerships across the university and around the world and conducts and disseminates research in order to create successful global health care systems and train the next generation of global health leaders.

Indiana University Center for Neuroimaging

The IU Center for Neuroimaging utilizes advanced imaging technologies to further the understanding of brain structure and function.

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center

The IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated center. It serves as the organizational core for the wide array of cancer research, education, and patient-care programs at IUSM.

National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health

The National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health advocates state-of-the-art health care for Indiana women in multiple ways, including education, creation of clinical programs, research, community outreach, and professional development.

George M. O’Brien Research Center for Advanced Renal Microscopic Analysis

The primary goal of the George M. O’Brien Research Center for Advanced Renal Microscopic Analysis is to develop new optical methodologies for investigators in nephrologic and urologic research.

Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, offering exceptional opportunities for collaborations between basic scientists and physicians.

Research Institutes

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is a collaborative medical research initiative led by Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame to implement new programs to accelerate translational research, train new translational researchers, interact with community health-care professionals and the public, build research resources and technologies, support Indiana University’s patient clinical trials, and leverage Hoosier resources with health care, business, government, and foundation partnerships.

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.

Institute of Psychiatric Research

The mission of the Institute of Psychiatric Research is to apply the methods of genetics and neurobiology to understand neuropsychiatric disorders.

Krannert Institute of Cardiology

Research at the internationally recognized Krannert Institute of Cardiology includes studies ranging from molecular mechanisms to clinical treatments in a wide range of cardiac-related problems.

Regenstrief Institute

The Regenstrief Institute conducts research to improve health care by optimizing the capture, analysis, and delivery of the information needed by patients, their providers, and policy makers and conducts interventional studies designed to measure the effect of the application of this research on the efficiency and quality of health care.

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

The Stark Neuroscience Research Institute includes researchers from various disciplines and focuses on applying advances in molecular, genetic, and imaging technologies to fundamental questions about brain function, dysfunction, and development.