Officials from three state universities seek almost $50 million in state funding for a planned medical school campus they would share in downtown Evansville. That's up from the original plan of $35 million.
The bulk of the money, to be spent over five years, will go to a 134,000-square-foot health sciences center, which will provide training space for the university's nursing, physical therapy and other health care students.
Retiring Indiana University School of Medicine Dean Dr. Craig Brater has, in his 13-year tenure, doubled the school's number of research-oriented faculty to 700, doubled the amount of space for them to work in, and doubled the revenue from research grants and contracts. But all that effort has hardly budged IU in national rankings.
Marian University in Indianapolis has announced it has reached its self-imposed limit of 162 students for the incoming class of its new college of osteopathic medicine. It will be the first medical school to open in Indiana in more than 100 years.