Strong clusters require the active engagement and commitment of the academic research community and Indiana is no exception. The research powerhouses of Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame are brought together through an $80 million investment in the state’s NIH funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. The Indiana CTSI is housed in Indianapolis adjacent to the administrative offices of the IU School of Medicine, the second largest research medical school in the country. Building even more upon this research strength is the recently announced Indiana BioScience Research Institute – a public-private partnership to fund a research organization focused on therapies for all aspects of metabolic disease. The latest addition to the medical research scene comes from Marian University in Indianapolis. In 2013 Marian admitted the first class of 150 students to its newly opened College of Osteopathic Medicine and has attracted numerous new faculty with diverse research interests. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute has been voted the #1 undergraduate engineering school in the country for 17 years running and boasts one of the top, nationally recognized schools of biomedical engineering. Add in a strong community college system led by the statewide network of Ivy Tech Community Colleges and access to a skilled, experienced, agile, workforce is at your fingertips.
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