These partners have combined forces and scientific strengths to develop this new nonprofit enterprise. Its goal is to increase jobs, businesses, and research opportunities in the life sciences.
Memorial Institute study confirmed that central
partners expect $1.5 billion to be invested in central
critical component of the Central Indiana Life Sciences Initiative is the Indiana Genomics Initiative, made possible
with a $105 million gift from Lilly Endowment, Inc., to
to the Battelle study, the life sciences industry is the state's largest
private employer with more than 82,000
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recognition of the importance of the life sciences for
program, which will enroll its first students in August of this year, is the
first of its kind in
The program is part of the Indiana Genomics Initiative and will provide the latest in hands-on laboratory courses and interactive problem-based learning experiences. Some of the IU School of Medicine's top research faculty will serve as program instructors.
further information, visit the
After more than 10 years of exploring the science of debilitating brain diseases and treating patients afflicted with them, the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Center will continue its work with a $7.7 million National Institutes of Health core grant. The funding to establish a center was first awarded in 1991 and was renewed by the NIH in 1996.
29 NIH-funded Alzheimer’s disease centers in the
Another special component of IU’s center is the only NIH-funded National Cell Repository, which makes available to the research community DNA samples and cell lines from 3,500 people representing 760 families with histories of Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
According to Bernardino Ghetti, M.D., distinguished professor and director of the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Center, “Much progress has been made in the fields of epidemiology, biochemistry, and genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias since IU first received its core grant, and we are now on the cutting edge of discovery for diseases that each year affect thousands of people and their families.”
IUPUI Program to Enhance Student Retention Wins National Recognition
Gateway Program to Enhance Student Retention won a certificate of excellence at
the annual meeting of the American Council on
The Gateway Program joins faculty development efforts in IUPUI’s Center for Teaching and Learning with an effort to support the success of first-year students in high enrollment or “gateway” courses. The Gateway Program enlisted faculty across campus in extensive research to identify strategies to enhance student success.
In the awards presentation literature, the Gateway Program was commended for intensive grassroots participation of faculty across units and attention to diversity in learning styles. The recognition also praised IUPUI for having “raised faculty inquiry, dialogue, and engagement to an all-time high” and achieving a “far-reaching coalition to produce lasting change.”
IUPUI’s Gateway Program is led by Associate Vice Chancellor for Professional Development Nancy Chism and University College Dean Scott Evenbeck.
Congratulations to Our Students!
College Bowl team is on its way to the national competition in
The doctoral research project of geochemistry major Jennifer Latimer, who earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at IUPUI, gained the attention of a national news source recently. National Geographic News, a website of the National Geographic Magazine, highlighted an argument by Latimer and her faculty advisor, Associate Professor of Geology Gabriel Filippelli, that a proposed solution to global warming – fertilizing the southern oceans with massive amounts of iron – would not work. The writer observed that the IUPUI researchers “put the final stake in the heart of the so-called Geritol solution to global warming.”
The Mid-Continent Conference Office named 21 student-athletes from IUPUI to its Fall Academic All-Conference Team. The conference recognized a total of 195 student-athletes in men's and women's cross-country, soccer, and volleyball for their academic achievement during the fall semester. Criteria included having at least a 3.0 career grade point average.
IUPUI Honors Outstanding Alumni with Maynard K. Hine Medal
IUPUI honored three of its alumni for their outstanding service at the annual IUPUI Alumni Leadership Dinner last month. All of the following alumni received the Maynard K. Hine medal, which is named in honor of the late first chancellor of IUPUI and former dean of the IU School of Dentistry.
Ø Retired lawyer John M. Holt, a decorated World War II veteran, is a 1956 graduate of the IU School of Law-Indianapolis. He served many years as secretary and general counsel of the pharmaceutical division of Eli Lilly, retiring in 1987. He has long been active with the alumni association of the IU School of Law-Indianapolis and is a founding director of the organization.
Stone, also an alum of the IU School of Law-Indianapolis, is a lawyer for
Ice Miller Legal and Business Advisors in
A. Viehweg received his master’s degree from the IU School of Social Work
at IUPUI and is currently the associate director of administration for the
Jaguars Auction Raises $34,000 for Scholarships and Jaguars Play Finals in Mid-Con
“An Evening in the Jungle,” the annual Jaguars Athletics Club event to raise money for scholarships for IUPUI student athletes, raised $34,000 this year – up $4,000 from last year. More than 250 attended the event to bid on their favorite sports and entertainment items. Our special thanks to Andy Jacobs and Kim Hood Jacobs, honorary chairs of the event this year.
last but not least: Hurray for the IUPUI Jaguars!
After a quarter-final win over