About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS) facilitates IU School of Medicine medical student participation in various medical research and experiential opportunities including laboratory, clinical, health research outcomes and community health education. The goal is to make a wide variety of research and clinical opportunities available to students to enhance intellectual inquisitiveness, foster an environment of scholarly endeavors, and support excellence in the development of physicians, physician-scientists, educators and investigators. The program is sponsored by a collection of sponsorships consisting of the IUSM Dean’s Office, Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI), and several NIH training grants.


Proceedings of IMPRS is published by Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS). This proceedings is hosted and supported by IUPUI University Library and Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

Review Process

Submissions are reviewed by the members of the Editorial Board prior to acceptance and publication in Proceedings of IMPRS.

Publication Schedule

This proceedings is published annually.

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Copyright and Licensing

Copyright to works published in Proceedings of IMPRS is retained by the author(s). Abstracts published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process.


This proceedings receives support from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Sponsors and Sources of Support

Short-Term Training Program in Biomedical Sciences Grant (T35 HL 110854), Comprehensive Training Program in Musculoskeletal Research Grant (T32 AR 065971), Immunology and Infectious Diseases Training Program Grant (T32 AI 60519), Cooperative Center of Excellence in Hematology (CCEH) Award (1U54DK106846), Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (UL1TR002529), and IU Simon Cancer Center