March 24, 2017


Health Department Research Partnership Symposium

SPEA Assistant Professor Brad Ray, the Marion County Public Health Department and the Indiana State Department of Health invite you to a presentation from state and local epidemiologists who will discuss the types of data they have access to and how academic researchers can request access to these data sets. We will also be highlighting recent collaborations between local epidemiologists and researchers.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 2-3:30 pm
801 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Volunteers Needed for the Marion County Health Department Point of Dispensing Exercise

Marion County Health Department is asking for FSPH student volunteers for a Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise on March 30, from 12:00 - 3:30 pm. They are in need of volunteers to play the "client" role and walk through the POD for practice. Interested FSPH students can sign up here.

IPHA Breakfast Forums 2017 Series: Health Disparities of Aging Adults

Friday, March 31 Forum: Resources for Aging Adults: Strengths & Gaps
Orion Bell, President & CEO of CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

Light breakfast at 8:00am
Program from 8:30-9:30am

Location: Indianapolis Professional Firefighters Union Hall
748 Massachusetts Avenue
[Main Entrance SE Corner of the Building]
Park in Parking Plaza 658 E St. Clair St.

IPHA Members & Students $5; Non-members $9
Register Here

Nominations are Open for the Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Great universities are distinguished by the achievements of their alumni, faculty, staff, and students. The coveted Distinguished Alumni Service Award is Indiana University's highest alumni recognition award. Please make nominations for this unique, prestigious honor.

You may use the DASA online portal. The link to the online nomination form can be found here, as well as a PDF of the nomination form. A list of previous recipients and the nomination criteria are also on this page.

Please note that at least two letters outlining candidate achievements are required by the nominator and/or other interested individuals. Please submit nominations by March 31, 2017.

Staff Council Professional Development Grant

The purpose of the Professional Development Grants program of the IUPUI Staff Council is to award recognition and financial support to individual staff members who engage in professional development activities which will enhance the status of and demonstrate the value of the entire staff at IUPUI. Apply here.

IUPUI Center for Service and Learning to Celebrate 13th Annual Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase

The 13th Annual Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase will be held on Tuesday, April 11, at the IUPUI Campus Center-Lower Level.

The event begins with a Poster Showcase at 3:00 pm, followed by the Welcome Reception at 4:00 pm and awards ceremony to celebrate the recipients of the 2017 William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion beginning at 4:30 pm. The Plater Medallion recognizes graduating students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their communities over the course of their academic careers. In addition, faculty, staff and community members will be recognized, including the recipient of the 2016 Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship.

This Civic Engagement Showcase event is named in honor of Dr. Robert G. Bringle, an internationally known leader in the field of service learning. He created a lasting impact on campus as the first Executive Director of the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning and as a Chancellor’s Professor of Psychology and Philanthropic Studies.

Community partners and the campus community are invited to attend this free event. For planning, the Center for Service and Learning requests that attendees RSVP by Tuesday, April 4. For more information regarding the 2017 Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase, please contact Verna McDowell, Program Associate, Communications and Outreach, at, or visit the event website at

A Painful Hope: A Palestinian Activist and an Israeli Settler Rabbi Talk Peace

Tuesday, April 4 | 1:30 – 2:30 PM
IUPUI Campus Center Theater
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Staff Council Blood Drive

Wednesday, April 5 | 10am - 3pm
Taylor Hall Courtyard

Wednesday, April 5 | 10am - 2pm
Medical Science Building Atrium

Schedule an appointment at

CHeP Pilot Project Awardee Symposium

You are invited to celebrate the Indiana CTSI Community Health Partnership's Trailblazer Awardees on Wednesday, April 5, from 9am to 3pm, at the Indianapolis Central Library, on 40 E. St. Clair St. You must RSVP to attend by emailing

2017 IUPUI Student Research Day

All are invited to join the celebration of student (faculty-mentored) research that is helping IUPUI fulfill the promise of endless possibilities through discovery, exploration and innovation. This day-long event will spotlight the rich, cutting-edge and multifaceted research and creative activities that so many IUPUI students are conducting with faculty mentors.

Friday, April 7, 10am – 2pm
Hine Hall and University Tower

For more information and to register, please visit

Questions can be directed to Etta Ward at or (317) 278-8427.

First Conference of the Latinx Community-University Coalition of Indiana

All are welcome to attend the first conference of the Latinx Community-University Coalition of Indiana, learn about (and join) this new coalition, and share the work that is already being done in our state.

If you are university faculty, student or staff from any Indiana college or university interested in or already working with Latinos, please join. If you are a member of a community organization serving Latinos, please join. The aim of this organization is to connect us all to maximize the impact of everyone’s work.

The ultimate purpose of the Coalition is to address equity and wellbeing across the state of Indiana through interdisciplinary collaborations for research and programmatic service aimed at improving the quality of life of the Latino population in Indiana.

Friday, April 7, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST
Cost: Free
Krannert Park, 605 South High School Road | Indianapolis, IN 46241
Register Here

National Association of Community Health Centers is Seeking Presentations on Sharing Social Determinants Innovations

Submit a poster abstract for a chance to present your innovation in-person at NACHC’s annual Community Health Institute, the largest gathering of health center stakeholders and partners on record. This year’s conference will take place in San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt from August 27 – 29 with the poster session taking place on Sunday, August 27. Deadline to submit poster abstracts for consideration is April 10. To submit a poster abstract or for more information on invited themes and what abstracts should include, click here. Poster submitters who submit poster abstracts under the “innovations category” are offered the opportunity to have their abstract included in the online Health Center Innovations Database so that they only have to submit their innovation once.

Save the Date: Annual Staff Development Mini-Conference

3rd Annual Staff Development Mini-Conference
IUPUI Staff Council
Star Staff: The Talent Awakens
Friday, May 26th, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Campus Center 450

Impact of Trauma on Health and Academic Achievement

Students, educators, health professionals, and everyone in between, learn more about a phenomenon affecting a majority of people - trauma - on May 26. Explore the impact of trauma on health and academic achievement and where we go from her given what we know now.

The day will include:

  • Eye opening revelations from keynote speakers and esteemed experts in the field, Dr. Vincent Felitti and Dr. Jeanie Tietjen.
  • A variety of powerful breakout session.
  • Explore strategies for combatting the impact of trauma.
  • Learn skills to enhance education and health outcomes.
  • And, a special self-care treat for caregivers (lay to professionals) about handling compassion fatigue due to exposure to secondary trauma fo those for whom you care/educate.

For decades, it has been common practice to address challenges around race and income as a means to improve education and health outcomes. Yet, new methods also include addressing trauma in order to influence outcomes. We invite you to join forces with us to help ensure academic achievement and improved health for the generations to come. Register here.

Did you know that more than 13% of IUPUI’s journals articles were published in open access journals in 2016?

Most of these articles required an article processing charge (APC) after peer review and acceptance and most were supported by research grants. Not every author, however, has access to grant funding. This means that sometimes an author finds a reputable OA journal that is a good fit for their article, but (without grant funds) they simply cannot afford the fee.

If you have ever wanted to publish in PLOS, BioMed Central, SAGE Open, or in any OA journal indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), but you did not have a grant to help, you will be glad to know that University Library administers a campus-supported fund to assist authors.

The IUPUI Open Access Publishing Fund underwrites reasonable publication charges for articles published in fee-based, open access journals. Open access journals provide free access to peer-reviewed scholarship and can be read by students, professionals, scholars, and the public at no cost. To recover the cost of publication, some (but not most) OA journals require payment from the author or the author’s institution after peer-review, but before final publication.

By supporting publishing in trusted OA journals, the fund addressed changes in scholarly communications while increasing the impact of and access to scholarship created by IUPUI faculty. If you are an IUPUI faculty member and you need support for a submission to a journal indexed in the DOAJ, you can learn more about the fund and apply for support for your unpublished article on the library’s website.

Launching this spring, CrimsonCard is the new official photo ID card for all Indiana University campuses. It will provide access to essential university services, including printing, meal plans, libraries, and recreational sports facilities, as well as secure entry to campus buildings and residence halls.

Learn more about the Crimson Card here.

Orders for May 2017 Commencement Apparel Are Now Open

Reserve a cap, gown and hood to wear at commencement and related events. Order apparel here.

Services and Resources Available from the Library

Rachel Hinrichs, Health Sciences Librarian at the IUPUI University Library, has updated services and resources available to FSPH faculty and staff.

Do your students need help with research or evidence based practice?
Ms. Hinrichs can teach classes or develop tutorials on advanced database searching, evidence based practice, source evaluation, and citation management.

Do you teach on Canvas?
Please add Ms. Hinrichs as the librarian for your course. She can answer your students’ questions about research, and embed subject and course-specific resources directly into the course site.

Getting started on a systematic review or extensive literature review?
Ms. Hinrichs offer tiered systematic review services. The library also has access to a systematic review data management system called Covidence, which she would be happy to demo for you.

Need help incorporating metrics into your dossier or complying with IUPUI or federal public access policies?
Please contact Ms. Hinrichs.

Is a journal, tool, or book unavailable from the library that you would like us to purchase?
Let her know. The library has a budget specifically for public health, and she takes requests.