Status of Performance Indicator Enhance the infrastructure for research, scholarship, and creative activity

  • The School of Medicine's Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center joined other Big Ten universities' cancer centers to form the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium. The Consortium aims to transform cancer patients' lives through collaborative oncology trials that take advantage of the research infrastructure and clinical expertise at each of the member institutions. Geographical distribution will also enable trials to be conducted within more broadly representative populations. Initial clinical trials will focus on molecular diagnostics, as researchers seek to understand what drives the growth of various cancers and how they might be stopped. The Indianapolis-based Hoosier Oncology Group will serve as administrative headquarters for the Consortium.
  • The study of neurosciences and the treatment of brain disorders, priorities across the IUPUI campus for more than a decade, took a step forward with the August 2012 groundbreaking for the Neurosciences Research Building at 16th Street and Senate Avenue. Scheduled to open in 2014, the building will provide School of Medicine scientists with state-of-the-art facilities for research in a broad range of neuroscience fields, including neurotrauma, dementias, addiction, and pain. The building's location adjoining the ambulatory care and imaging center of the IU Health Neuroscience Center and across the street from IU Health Methodist Hospital will encourage collaboration among scientists and clinicians to speed research findings to the clinic. The complex will make up one of the largest concentrations of neuroscience researchers and practitioners in the U.S.
  • The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research worked with faculty across the IUPUI campus to continue developing the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute. The Institute supports research and creative activity in the arts and humanities, promotes educational innovation in these fields, and serves as a liaison with the community in developing arts and humanities initiatives. Unlike arts and humanities institutes at other universities, the IUPUI Institute includes not only faculty from the School of Liberal Arts and the Herron School of Art and Design, but also members from the Schools of Engineering and Technology, Informatics and Computing, and Medicine. The OVCR also oversaw the continued development of the IUPUI STEM Education Research Institute, which promotes and coordinates research on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education across the campus and with external partners. The STEM Institute is a collaboration among the Schools of Education, Engineering and Technology, and Science, along with the OVCR.
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