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Governor O'Bannon To Visit Northwest Center for Medical Education

As part of the ENERGIZE INDIANA campaign, Governor Frank O'Bannon will be making a stop at the IU School of Medicine Northwest Center for Medical Education at IU Northwest on Wednesday, January 29 from 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. The Governor plans to meet and interact with students and faculty of the Center, to experience first-hand, the progress of the life sciences initiative portion of the plan. The Governor's visit will start with a tour of the Center at 2:15 p.m. and conclude with a press conference at 2:45 p.m. in the Library Conference Center. All media are invited to join the Governor on his tour of the Center. The press conference will be followed with a brief Q&A session.

The Northwest Center for Medical Education is one of eight regional medical centers in the statewide system of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Located on the Indiana University Northwest Campus in Gary, Indiana, it includes 18 full-time and several part-time faculty, more than 120 physician volunteers, a full-time medical librarian and nine research assistants. Currently, the Northwest Center offers Indiana's only Problem-Based Learning medical curriculum, the Regional Center Alternative Pathway. Widely recognized as a highly innovative program, the Regional Center Alternative Pathway embraces a clinical approach to instruction of basic sciences to medicine by exposing freshman and sophomore students to medical cases which reflect the real-life situations and issues facing physicians.

Indiana's ENERGIZE INDIANA plan focuses on four industry sectors - advanced manufacturing, life sciences, information technology and 21st century logistics. ENERGIZE INDIANA is a vision for Indiana's future through the commitment of $1.25 billion over 10 years, to strengthen and build up our state's economy. For more information on ENERGIZE INDIANA, please access the Governor's website at



Media Contact:

Michelle Searer

Dr. William Baldwin
Northwest Center for Medical Education

Mary Dieter or Andrew Stoner
Governor O'Bannon's Office

Related Links

Northwest Center for Medical Education

Governor O'Bannon's Office

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