2013 IUPUI Research Day: Come and Imagine the Future

Research and creative activity matters at IUPUI and is making an impact every day, locally and throughout the world. The growing advancements in technology and the realization of exciting innovations mean that the skills needed to solve today’s problems and to take advantage of current opportunities are changing at a faster rate than ever before. Now…imagine the future in our globalized job and economic market, highlighting emerging fields of study and celebrating the cutting-edge research and creative activities that fuel economic development in Central Indiana and beyond. The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announces the 5th Annual IUPUI Research Day, an event that will allow participants to do just that…Imagine the Future!

Research Day will be held on Friday April 5, 2013, in the IUPUI Campus Center. The keynote speaker this year is IUPUI’s own Dr. Loren Field. Dr. Field’s presentation will occur during the morning plenary session from 9:30 am to 10:50 am.  This daylong celebration of research and creative activities at IUPUI will also include two poster sessions showcasing the research of our students (graduate, professional and undergraduate) and faculty, recognition of the 2013 Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award recipients, and a networking reception.

Dr. Field is internationally renowned for his work in genetics and cellular biology, including pioneering efforts in cardiac stem cell research. He is professor of medicine and pediatrics at the School of Medicine and has an appointment in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology.  Prior to his recruitment to Indiana University, Dr. Field was a Senior Staff Investigator at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

Dr. Field has served on numerous grant review programs for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and on the editorial board of a number of journals focused on cardiovascular research.  He is an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association (1992-1997), a Founding Fellow of the International Society of Heart Research (2001), a participant of several American Heart Association Science Writers Forums, and a recipient of the Bristol Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grant Award (1996-2000). 

Dr. Field is also the recipient of the 2012 Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. Research Scholar Award. The award is IUPUI’s highest recognition of outstanding, continuing research, scholarship or creative activity by a faculty member. Dr. Field has a long-standing interest in the regenerative capacity of the adult heart; his research efforts are focused on enhancing this regenerative activity with the hopes of developing interventions to treat failing hearts.  The success of this research would offer the potential for seriously ill patients whose tissue has been damaged by heart attack to “re-grow” their own hearts. Imagine what the future holds for this critically important field of inquiry and practice.

To register, visit http://crl.iupui.edu/Events/eventsRegistration.asp?id=3091. For more details about all Research Day activities, please go to http://research.iupui.edu/events/researchday2013/index.php.  Questions can be directed to Etta Ward at emward@iupui.edu or 278-8427.


Jason Kelly