Press release: Heaton – State approves funding for IU School of Medicine expansion

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                            Dec. 21, 2023

Heaton: State approves funding for
IU School of Medicine expansion

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2023) Indiana University School of Medicine’s Medical Education and Research Building and Neurosciences Research Building is set to expand following review by the State Budget Committee, according to State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute).

With Tuesday’s meeting of the State Budget Committee, funds may now officially be released for this project and for many other projects across the state.

“IU’s School of Medicine is at the forefront of research for some of our most challenging health issues and providing top-notch training for future medical professionals,” said Heaton, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Higher Education Subcommittee. “This investment is important to expanding their mission of discovering the next innovations in health care.”

Heaton said $30 million will go toward adding 48,000 square feet to the university’s Medical Education and Research Building, and 3,000 square feet to the Neurosciences Research Building in Indianapolis. The new space will include research labs, faculty and staff offices, conference space, and needed mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and equipment.

For more information on the IU School of Medicine, visit

Visit for more information about the list of projects approved by the State Budget Committee, as well as view agendas and archived meetings.


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