With nearly 3,100 full-time faculty, more than $445 million in research awards and more than 550,000 square feet of dedicated research space, IU School of Medicine is well-equipped to take on bold medical research projects that promote groundbreaking scientific discovery while improving health care interventions, patient care and health outcomes.
In the most recent fiscal year, IU School of Medicine received more than $445 million in total research grants and awards, including $217 million from the National Institutes of Health. Tatiana Foroud, PhD, executive associate dean for Research Affairs, oversees IU School of Medicine’s research enterprise.
Precision Health Initiative
IU School of Medicine’s Precision Health Initiative is the inaugural recipient of funding through Indiana University’s Grand Challenges Program, which will help IU School of Medicine and its partner institutions understand and optimize the prevention, onset, treatment, progression and health outcomes of human diseases through a more precise definition of the genetic, developmental, behavioral and environmental factors that contribute to an individual’s health. Developed by a team of researchers and physicians led by principal investigator Tatiana Foroud, PhD, this initiative will transform biomedical research, health care innovations and the delivery of health interventions in Indiana. The Precision Health Initiative will receive as much as $40 million in funding from the Grand Challenges Program, along with $80 million invested by IU School of Medicine.