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News Releases for Life and Health Sciences

Don Gummer Installs Glick Institute Sculpture

August 15, 2011 — Internationally recognized sculptor Don Gummer installed his 18-foot tall stainless steel and colored glass sculpture entitled "Open Eyes" on Friday, August 12, 2011, in front of the new Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, 1160 W. Michigan Street, on the IUPUI campus.

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IUPUI Physics Researcher Receives National Science Foundation's Prestigious CAREER Grant for Graphene Research

August 8, 2011 — Yogesh Joglekar, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), has received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CAREER Award. CAREER Awards are the most prestigious awards granted by the NSF in support of faculty members early in their careers who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and integration of education and research. The award is for $400,000 over a five-year period beginning August 1, 2011.

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Midget Series ends with Double Features, Discount Tickets for Youth and Parents

July 15, 2011 — The United States Auto Club (USAC) Elite 8 Midget Series presented by Motorsports at IUPUI will close out its eight-event series with a special treat for fans on the last night, Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

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New Book Slays Health Myths We All Thought Were True

July 8, 2011 — Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck that Way!, a new book by myth-fighting Indiana University School of Medicine pediatricians Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., and Rachel Vreeman, M.D., M.S., debunks the pearls of medical wisdom that many people and even their physicians believe are true.

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New IUPUI Center for Urban Health Focuses on Half the World's Population

Center for Urban Health logoJune 23, 2011 — A new center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has a tall order to fill – improving the quality of life for billions of people.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, June 20, 2011

June 20, 2011 — Congratulations to Winnie Wilson and the IUPUI Office for Veterans and Military Personnel for receiving an Operation Diploma award of $49,887 from the Military Family Research Institute based at Purdue University!

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Researchers Report Progress Using iPS Cells to Reverse Blindness

Photoreceptor cellsJune 17, 2011 — Researchers have used cutting-edge stem cell technology to correct a genetic defect present in a rare blinding disorder, another step on a promising path that may one day lead to therapies to reverse blindness caused by common retinal diseases such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa which affect millions of individuals.

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Second Group of IUPUI Research Centers Receive Signature Center Designation

June 16, 2011 — Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has selected its second cohort of research centers to receive IUPUI Signature Center designation. This recognition is in response to the achievements realized by these centers upon completion of their 3-year funding under the Signature Centers Initiative Grant Program.

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The Blame Game in Work-Family Conflict

Elizabeth PoposkiJune 3, 2011 — When the demands of work and family conflict, is the job blamed, is the family role blamed or is blame placed on both? And what are the consequences?

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IUPUI/Peking University Medical History Project Gets $240,000 Luce Foundation Grant

William Schneider, Ph.D.May 20, 2011 — The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded a three-year $240,000 grant to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), collaborating with Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) to study the history of Western medicine in China.

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2011 Class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows Announced

May 9, 2011 — Today (May 9, 2011)  at the Indiana Statehouse, Governor Mitch Daniels announced the 2011 class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows. The Fellows are accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (the STEM fields) who will prepare for math and science teaching positions in the state’s urban and rural schools.

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