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Study seeks to understand how to create welcoming virtual environments

New IUPUI research finds that the message "We're all in this together" may not have the same effect on everyone, particularly minority women, who may have other factors such as anxiety and fears affecting their reactions to such messages.

Explore effects of remote work on minority women
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Research uses branch of artificial intelligence to understand patient factors

Joshua Vest and his colleagues generate near real-time data that serve as a source of information for those making decisions about health care policy during and after the pandemic.

Learn how technology identifies risk factors
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Social media allows a real-time look into the feelings of nurses on the front lines

IUPUI's Wendy Miller has created a study that analyzes nurses’ real-time Twitter entries to understand how their tweets during this pandemic can be used to get a clear picture of what nursing really is and what nurses truly need.

Find out more about this study of nurses
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Importance of resilience demonstrated in tourism and hospitality industry

Becky Liu-Lastres is working to understand how tourism and hospitality are affected by the pandemic, gathering information on how the industry is impacted and then how it adapts to unique challenges.

Discover more about how these challenges are addressed

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[Words appear: Brian Dixon, PH.D., Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology]

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Brian speaks: When I went to school I was thinking that I would be sort of pre-professional, a dentist. Instead I got interested in computer science through some classes that I took and decided to major in that.


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Following graduation, I answered a blind ad in the Indianapolis Star that said, “computer programmer wanted.”

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Little did I know that that organization that I’d be working for was doing health care information technology research and that really kind of lit the spark in me to pursue this kind of research as my pathway.

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One of the problems that we face today in our health system is that we're trying to improve how we capture data and information electronically, how we manage that information, and then share it or move it electronically to the people and the organizations that need to be aware of what's happening to patients and populations.

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So in our current work what we're looking at doing is trying to improve how we capture information about individuals who are diagnosed with an infectious disease.

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And then move that data to public health agencies where the staff at those agencies can better assess the prevalence of the diseases.

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And then design interventions that would improve the outcomes for the people diagnosed with those diseases. Current research has shown that not all the cases that actually occur in the population get reported to the public health agency. So we're working on a project now, a grant that we want to submit, where in that research we would use machine learning models so more advanced techniques in computer science to try to improve how we detect those cases from the data that flow around inside of our HIE network so that we can identify the positive cases and get that information reported to public health to prevent the spread of those diseases. The research Trailblazer award is a great honor to me, it the award I think is a mark a distinction that recognizes that what I'm doing in my lab or in my research center is not only important to our Center but it's also important to the mission of the University and that's what it means to me to be recognized in that way and it's an honor.

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[Words appear: Claire Draucker, Mentor, School of Nursing]

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Claire speaks: I think what empower really did was help us be think through what we wanted the relationship to be like, how we wanted to structure it, what the outcomes were. So I think that really having that empower experience fairly early on in our relationship really helped enrich the whole mentoring experience.


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Ukamaka speaks: So I choose to be mentored by someone in my discipline, which is nursing, because not only is it important for the mentor-mentee relationship fit but it was also important that I have someone who could mentor me as a future you know as a nursing academic.


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Ukamaka speaks: I think one of the best things that happened that came out of our mentor-mentee relationship as I started to write put much together my dossier was having Claire you know after six, five years of relationship she had enough knowledge to near me enough to be able to look at my packet, especially the personal statement, and say this is you or no this is not you I think that was critical to really producing an impressive dossier for promotion and tenure.

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Claire speaks: EMPOWER helped us with this I believe but to really have conversations early on about what both the mentor and the mentee want out of the relationship to be really transparent about that I would say because of this mentoring relationship I have developed a very rich, lifelong relationship with a colleague who I value, very highly.


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[Words appear: Randall Roper, Director, Graduate Mentoring Center and Associate Professor, Department of Biology]

Randall speaks: As a former graduate student, I know that mentoring is important. I know that good mentoring makes a difference in the lives of our graduate students.

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Tabitha speaks: So for us it's really the opportunity to insert some best practices not only for students but also for our mentors here on campus and faculty members and even staff members who serve as mentors to our students. For our students I think it is really important for them to be empowered so that they can have conversations with their mentors about what they're dealing with, what they're going through, what their process is like.

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Tabitha speaks: And for our mentors I think you know everybody has been trying a little bit differently so it's really important for them to be able to get that wider aspects of okay her experience may not be my experience so I would love to be able to meet that person where they are and provide some really insightful mentoring for them.

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[Words appear: Jasmine Beecham, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology]

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Jasmine speaks: I think the mentoring center has helped improve my relationships by helping me kind of understand where the expectations we have between each other, and then if I realize that there is a disconnection, how to bring that up and address that properly.

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Jasmine speaks: It's also helped me be more confident and taking the first step to talk about any concerns or focuses I would like to have and just stating my goals for what to expect out of this relationship but also my goals on what I would like to gain before graduation.

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Janice speaks: I think it's broken down a lot of the kind of distance between people and I think it’s a better real benefit to our students.

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Tabitha speaks: I think my favorite part about being involved with the graduation mentoring center is just seeing our students kind of light up at the thought that oh! I could do this, and yes I feel empowered enough to have this conversation now.

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Tabitha speaks: I also love seeing our students kind of mature and develop over time from coming in and maybe feeling very isolated to going to a few events and becoming more part of the campus community and blossoming into young professionals.

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Randall speaks: Being a graduate students is hard and having a faculty mentor that is invested in the student and the tries to help the student to try to open doors to help them along the way I just think it's really important to help our students set up their careers and to go great places in life.

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