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Research in the Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine excels at all stages of the research pipeline from basic discovery, clinical research, and trials, through implementation science and population health. Investments in our investigators and research infrastructure have fueled exponential increases in our department’s research portfolio.

The overall research funding for the department reached $110 million in academic year 2021, up from $80 million in 2017. The department’s NIH funding of $65 million in fiscal year 2020, up from $28.5 million in 2015, placed the department ranking at 13th of all Departments of Medicine at public medical schools. In addition, the department’s scholarly record achieved all-time highs in 2020, with 3,504 total publications; 394 of these had impact factors greater than 10.

The rapid growth of the department’s research productivity is a testament to the excellence in our investigators and our collaborative spirit.

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Dr. Mariel Luna Hinojosa is the winner of the 2023 Dr. Chaniece Wallace Health Care Disparity Research Award

The  research award recognizes an IU School of Medicine resident or fellow who has demonstrated sustained commitment to addressing health care inequities through research, advocacy and community outreach.

Hannah Calkins  |  Jun 14, 2023

The Beat

The Winners of the 2023 Fellows' and Residents' Research Competition

"Both the fellow and the resident research competitions were very close this year with all projects noted to be excellent," said Dr. Kara Wools-Kaloustian.

Hannah Calkins  |  Jun 06, 2023