May 12, 2017


IU Simon Cancer Center's Cancer Research Day

The IU Simon Cancer Center will host poster presentations on Wednesday, May 17.

Posters will be divided and compared by the following groups within each research category:

  • clinical nurse
  • graduate student
  • medical student
  • post-doctoral/medical fellow
  • research technician
  • faculty (not eligible for cash award)

Students, fellows, and faculty conducting cancer research at IUPUI, Indiana University-Bloomington, Purdue University, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a collaboration between the IU School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame, will present at Cancer Research Day. Cash awards will be given for best poster(s) in each research category, by group.

Cancer Research Day will take place at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., Room CE 450 (Multi-Purpose Room). Cancer Research Day is an annual event that aims to increase understanding and awareness of IU Simon Cancer Center research endeavors and encourage collaboration with other cancer research institutions in Indiana.

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
Register Here
View the Agenda Here

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.

The People's Food Summit

Join the The People's Food Summit on Saturday, June 3, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at Riverside Park. The Food Summit will bring together the people of the City of Indianapolis and Marion County to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing problems of limited food access.

The Food Summit’s morning session will include an exploration of current and upcoming activities across Marion County that seek to improve food access. From county-wide activities like the communityINNOVATE Healthy Food Access Challenge to neighborhood community gardens, we will discuss the successes and challenges of these food access efforts. The Morning Session will be followed by a catered lunch provided by the Indy Food Council.

The Food Summit’s afternoon session will include strategic planning preparation be led by Purdue Extension-Marion County. The session will allow community members to organize themselves, based on their personal interests in the food system, by defined strategic topics. Each strategic working group will develop a vision, mission, objectives, and strategies to create a positive impact on Marion County’s food system. At the end of the summit, the working groups will have scheduled the subsequent three months to formulate a document addressing their strategic topic. By the end of the year, all strategic documents will be compiled to create a county-wide, community-based strategy for food access.

Register for The People's Food Summit here.

2017 Indiana Latino Health Summit

The Indiana Latino Institute will be hosting the 2017 Indiana Latino Health Summit on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis. We are excited to welcome health leaders to discuss Solutions that Work: Understanding the State of Latino Hoosier Health and the Impact of Diabetes, Obesity and Tobacco Use. Panelists and presenters will discuss initiatives their organizations have implemented to better serve the Latino community and decrease health disparities.

The summit will convene key stakeholders, including health care providers, organizations, and professionals to collaboratively address the inequalities the Latino population faces and to impact and improve the lives of our community. Together we will provide sustainable health promotion and disease prevention techniques to support systems change at a community, county, and state level.

Registration for this event is just $35. Register here.

Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes

The JCC of Indianapolis in conjunction with the Coalition for our Immigrant Neighbors (COIN) invite you to Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes. This event is an hour long simulation that allows participants to assume the identity and role of a refugee. Through the simulation you will be given the opportunity to learn what experiences a refugee is faced with once forced to flee their country. You will encounter seven stations meant to mimic the process a refugee would enounter. We hope that you walk away from this experience enlightented on refugee reality and what steps you can take to advocate or get in involved.

Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes
July 23 | 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Register here

IUPUI Open Access Publishing Funds Available for Faculty Authors

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.

Crimson Card

  • 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.

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.