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Chris Harle, PhD, of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award at IUPUI. His work could impact lives around the world, as he aims to keep chronic pain sufferers from opioid addiction.

Dr. Nir Menachemi (left) and Dr. Joshua Vest (right) in Israel

Fear of being arrested still undercuts an Indiana law that shields anyone who administers naloxone from criminal charges, according to a survey conducted by two researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Naloxone is a lifesaving emergency antidote for opioid overdose.

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a free CE program providing CME credits for physicians and ANCC Nurse contact hours as well. This activity is intended for primary care clinicians, nurses, and other clinicians prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.

asey Balio, Nate Apathy and Robin Danek.

The Regenstrief Institute, in collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine and IU's Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will now train researchers in the increasingly important fields of public and population health informatics through a five-year, $2.5 million award from the National Library of Medicine.

asey Balio, Nate Apathy and Robin Danek.

Retail access to various smoking products is an important consideration when discussing community action to improve a community’s health. Studies show that tobacco outlet density and proximity are linked to tobacco use–particularly in poor areas. 

Analyzing millions of internet searches tied to major societal events offers a new way to understand public reaction to those events. In what's believed to be the first study to examine the issue, Dr. Menachemi and his fellow researchers focused on the public's reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, to test their approach.

Imagine what we could accomplish in Indiana with an extra $270 million each year.