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News Releases for Life and Health Sciences

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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From the Desk of the Chancellor, April 25, 2011

Chancellor Charles R. BantzApril 25, 2011 — Please join us this Friday, April 29, 2011, as we recognize outstanding faculty and students during the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation. Seating starts at 2:30 p.m. at the University Place Conference Center Auditorium. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m., and is followed by a reception for the honorees and their guests.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, April 11, 2011

Chancellor Charles R. BantzApril 11, 2011 — The winners of the 2011 Research Frontiers Trailblazer Awards at Friday’s ( April 8, 2011) IUPUI Research Day garnered honors for research on Afro-Brazilian religious practices, the biology of ovarian cancer, and the metabolism and reparative ability of bone.

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Evening of the Arts Showcases Student Talent, Raises Funds for Free Clinics

March 24, 2011 — The 20th anniversary of the Evening of the Arts will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011. The program showcases the musical, artistic and dramatic talents of Indiana University School of Medicine students and supports clinics providing free health care services to the homeless and working poor of Indianapolis.

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Managing Post-stroke Depression Improves Physical Functioning

Arlene A. SchmidMarch 15, 2011 — Stroke patients who are not successfully treated for depression are at higher risk of losing some of their capability to function normally, according to a study in the March 15, 2011 issue of the journal Neurology.

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Method of DNA Repair Linked to Higher Likelihood of Genetic Mutation

February 17, 2011 — Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (U.S.A) and Umea° University (Sweden) report in a study published in the February 15, 2011, issue of PLoS Biology that a method by which cells repair breaks in their DNA, known as Break-induced Replication (BIR), is up to 2,800 times more likely to cause genetic mutation than normal cell repair.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, Feb. 8, 2011

Chancellor Charles R. BantzFebruary 8, 2011 — We all owe a big “thank you” to the many people who helped us get the campus fully back in operation last week through extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

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Preventing Tooth Decay in the Youngest American Indians

Gerardo Maupomé, B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.January 31, 2011 — A study conducted in four American Indian communities in the Pacific Northwest presents an effective strategy to convince mothers to switch young children from drinking sweetened soda to water and shows that eliminating these sugary drinks from the diets of the youngest members of the tribe significantly decreased tooth decay.

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Wilson Selected as First Holder of the Richard M. Fairbanks Endowed Chair

January 20, 2011 — Gregory A. Wilson, M.D., has been selected as the first holder of the Richard M. Fairbanks Endowed Chair, which was established by the Fairbanks Foundation as part of its $20 million grant to establish a school of public health at IUPUI.

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AIT Founder Michael Evans to speak at IUPUI January 24

January 14, 2011 — Researcher, innovator, and businessman Michael A. Evanswill speak at IUPUI, Monday, January 24, 2011, from 4:30-6:30pm, in the IUPUI Campus Center, Multipurpose Room (4th Floor).

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Increasing Diversity of Future Life Science Researchers

Stephen Randall and Brenda BlacklockJanuary 7, 2011 — The School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has received $943,000 from the National Science Foundation to increase the number and diversity of future life science researchers.

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