INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Researcher says neurosciences 'exploding' in Indiana

2013-04-05T13:02:00Z 2013-04-05T17:44:24Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Researcher says neurosciences 'exploding' in IndianaGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
April 05, 2013 1:02 pm  • 

The director of an undergraduate program at IUPUI says recent developments highlight the growth potential for high-paying research and medical jobs in the neurosciences sector. Stephen Boehm's statement comes on the heels of President Obama proposing a $100 million initiative to make research on the brain a national priority. He tells Business of Health Reporter Barbara Lewis research, education and clinical practice careers related to neurosciences are "exploding" in Indiana.

 

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