Excellence in the Health Sciences and Health Care
Support the highest quality research, clinical care, education, and workforce development in the health sciences by deepening and expanding Indiana University’s relationship with IU Health and with the university’s other clinical partners, thus contributing to better state, national, and global health.
A Healthy Indiana
Indiana University plays an essential role in the provision of health-related services to the people of Indiana and to the nation, through its eight clinical schools—the IU School of Medicine (IUSM), the IU School of Nursing, regional campus Schools of Nursing, the IU School of Dentistry, the IU School of Social Work, the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences based in Indianapolis, the IU School of Public Health in Bloomington, and the IU School of Optometry in Bloomington.
Among them, the clinical schools educate the overwhelming share of health sciences professionals in Indiana. The reach of these schools is truly statewide; for example, IUSM partners with many local hospitals and medical professionals to make medical education and research available across the state. IU also makes a statewide impact through eight medical education centers in Bloomington, Gary, Fort Wayne, Muncie, South Bend, Terre Haute, West Lafayette, and in a splendid new facility to be constructed in Evansville. The School of Medicine, Schools of Nursing, and other clinical programs have extensive, ongoing, and mutually beneficial relationships with health care facilities and providers throughout the state.
Other health sciences-related research takes place in the School of Informatics and Computing, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Bloomington, and in various departments in the natural and social sciences in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Regional campuses graduate professionals with degrees in nursing, dentistry, radiography, and medical imaging technology, and IU Northwest has established an innovative joint program between the on-campus Medical Education Center and its College of Health and Human Services.