The money will be awarded from IU’s Grand Challenges Program, a new push that is designed to tackle “major and large-scale problems facing humanity” that can only be addressed by multidisciplinary research teams.
Shortages of workers and investment dollars remain the two biggest challenges for Indiana’s life sciences industry, which otherwise is showing robust vital signs and embarking on high-profile collaborations.
A professor in the Indiana School of Medicine is hopeful that an antibiotic cocktail he invented will one day improve the lives of millions of people, thanks in part to the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., formed in 1997 to make work done by IU faculty and researchers available for commercial development.
City leaders want to make the 60-acre tract of land just north of the Indiana University School of Medicine campus a mix of all of the best the city has to offer and catch the eyes of more creative and highly sought-after workers.
The state budget committee will vote in October whether to release $25.2 million in state funds to build a medical school campus in downtown Evansville.
In his engineering career, Robert Higgs has earned patents for the processes used to make everything from the heat shields on the Space Shuttle to the impact-resistant plastic covering car headlights to the Fig Newton.
Indiana University, the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College are seeking a total of nearly $50 million for the campus that would cover about six city blocks.
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 envisioned 26-acre, $200-million-or-more complex would bridge IU’s School of Medicine with the city’s life sciences firms, including those at the nascent 16 Tech, a business park.
The university wants to expand its health services program by using some existing Wishard space and tearing down other buildings and replacing them with modern facilities,
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.
The Indiana University School of Medicine has launched 12 companies in the past 18 months—a burst of startup activity the school has never seen before.