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News Releases for Life and Health Sciences

School of Public Health at IUPUI named for Fairbanks in honor of Foundation's $20 million gift

Fairbanks School of Public Health Naming CeremonySeptember 27, 2012 — IU ceremony is one of two naming events for state’s only public health schools

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Memorial services set for School of Nursing Professor Emerita Marchusa N. Huff

Marchusa HuffSeptember 26, 2012 — Memorial services for Marchusa N. Huff, associate professor emerita of the Indiana University School of Nursing, will take place this weekend. Huff, a longtime professor on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, died Sept. 23 at the age of 70.

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Mathematicians partner with IU School of Medicine to explore more efficient treatments

September 21, 2012 — Mathematical modeling being tested by researchers at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the IU School of Medicine has the potential to impact the knowledge and treatment of several diseases that continue to challenge scientists across the world.

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IUPUI offering new bachelor's degree in medical humanities and health studies

William SchneiderAugust 23, 2012 — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved a new health-related liberal arts degree program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Health study reinforces what poets and songwriters have long known

August 1, 2012 — A new study reinforces what poets and songwriters have long known: Events such as ending a romantic relationship, if they lead to depression, can break your heart.

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Media Advisory: IUPUI to show high school teachers nanotechnology using white powdered sugar and blackberry juice

July 16, 2012 —  When it comes to discovering the cutting-edge field of nanotechnology, it helps to have a little white powdered sugar and blackberry juice on hand.                                          

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IU reaches milestone toward establishing schools of public health in Bloomington and Indianapolis

Edwin MarshallJuly 12, 2012 — The Council on Education for Public Health, an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs, has approved Indiana University's request to begin the accreditation process for a School of Public Health at IU Bloomington and one at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Summer School With a Twist: STEM teachers expand tool set through Project Lead the Way

July 11, 2012 — Each summer at IUPUI, high school teachers from across Indiana become “students” again in the School of Science. Through hands-on experimentation and discovery, Project Lead the Way provides science teachers the tools they need to implement valuable knowledge in their high school classrooms. Those same teachers leave excited about their role in changing the face of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education across the state, says Beverly Ransdell, a retired Arsenal Tech High School teacher and Coordinator of Project Lead the Way in Indianapolis.

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Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

Eric WrightJune 28, 2012 — IUPUI faculty react to today's Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:

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Polis Center at IUPUI hosting NEH institute advancing exploration of space and maps

NEH Institute MeetingJune 26, 2012 — The Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities, a multi-disciplinary collaboration among Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Florida State University and West Virginia University, is hosting an advanced institute in spatial narratives and deep maps. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this two-week intensive institute brings leading scholars from around the world to explore how deep maps can support relevant issues in spatial humanities.

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STeleR study: Telerehab improves functioning after stroke

Neale Chumbler, Ph.DMay 29, 2012 — Researchers led by Regenstrief Institute investigator Neale Chumbler, Ph.D., a research scientist with the Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice at the Richard Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, have developed STeleR, a home telerehabilitation program that they report improves lower body physical functioning even two years after a stroke. Participating in STeleR also increased the likelihood of maintaining a regular fitness routine, enhanced money management skills, and improved the capability to prepare meals and take care of personal needs such as bathing.

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