The company is planning to add up to 1,330 jobs over the next eight years, focused mainly on its Regentec division in Indianapolis and its Profile Park in Bloomington, site of a former GE refrigerator factory.
Dr. John Williams, dean since 2010, is stepping down next summer after turning 67, in accordance with university policy. He helped raise more than $70 million and expanded the school's clinical space by about one-third.
The society, which has lost more than half its membership in the past two decades, is looking for a new home for many historical items, including a 1910 Waltham Gothic revival grandfather hall clock, a painting by Hoosier artist T.C. Steele and historic medical treatment books and documents.
The Bloomington-based maker of medical devices will use the building at 1102 Indiana Ave. to do research on cell and gene therapy in collaboration with the Indiana University School of Medicine and other organizations.
Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and former health consultant to Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence, visited Indianapolis on Monday to drum up excitement for the program, which now covers about 20 million Americans.
The researchers looked to the oceans to see how they could develop surgical materials from sea creatures such as mussels, barnacles and oysters, which can bond to wet rocks with protein-based adhesives.
A study published in the journal Health Affairs outlines how Eskenazi Health saved money by providing nutrition advice, social work counseling and other non-medical services to cut hospitalizations and ER visits.