Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital healthcare professionals believe the ultimate goal of research is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of medical care. Since the early 1980s, physicians and staff members have been actively involved in national and international medical research studies, particularly in the areas of oncology, cardiology and coagulation.
The Department of Research was established in 1989 to support and carry out medical research and other community-oriented activities. The staff at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has worked with several study sponsors and participated in a variety of research studies, including those in clinical and laboratory research.
More and more, medical research plays a key role in a health care institution's ability to deliver first-rate care. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind., takes pride in its reputation as a regional referral center, serving the residents of seven counties in East Central Indiana. Here in America's Midwest, our commitment to medical research is strong and growing.
By drawing upon the resources of medical research, healthcare professionals can positively and profoundly impact the lives of patients. Our staff has made a commitment to medical research with the knowledge of the positive benefits and impact it has upon patients' lives and their futures.
Our research center has clinical trials experience in the following areas:
- Stroke Treatment & Prevention
- Radiation Therapy Oncology
- Pain Management
- Prostate Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Infectious Disease
- Bladder Cancer