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Indiana research institute receives $33 million NIH grant to improve health statewide, with public’s participation

Indiana consistently lands near the bottom of the nation’s health ranking lists, with too many babies dying before their first birthday and too many people smoking and abusing drugs.A statewide network of researchers and staff at...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 22, 2018

Local scientists discover new link between substance abuse and addiction

It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a debilitating opioid misuse crisis with no clear end in sight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 42 thousand lives...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 16, 2018

Regenstrief & IU to offer unique public and population health informatics training program

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Regenstrief Institute, internationally recognized for its research and training programs in clinical informatics, will now train researchers in the increasingly important fields of public and population health informatics. The unique new program, in collaboration with...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 6, 2017

IUPUI study finds heroin-related deaths may be significantly undercounted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A new study published in the Journal of Urban Health could have a significant impact on the way heroin overdose cases are counted and may dramatically increase the number of reported heroin-related deaths...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 27, 2017

IUPUI Center for Urban Health hosting delegation of Chinese scholars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A delegation of 10 Chinese scholars is visiting Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Jan. 17-19 to learn about cutting-edge research and community engagement in the area of environmental quality and health. The delegation is hosted by...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 17, 2017

Data suggests lack of physician awareness of surrogate decision-making laws in Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- A researcher from the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is working to uncover misunderstandings surrounding Indiana's health care surrogate decision-making laws.With the goal of aiding Indiana lawmakers' efforts to improve antiquated...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 7, 2016

Complete gubernatorial field to participate in IU Public Policy Institute forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS -- On Aug. 30, the Indiana University Public Policy Institute will host the three candidates for governor of Indiana -- Rex Bell, former Indiana Speaker of the House John Gregg and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb...

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 25, 2016

Study finds hospice use does not increase long stay nursing home decedents’ care costs

INDIANAPOLIS -- Use of hospice services does not increase care costs in the last six months of life for long-stay nursing homes residents according to an analysis conducted by researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 5, 2016

Regenstrief, IU study finds machine learning as good as humans’ in cancer surveillance

INDIANAPOLIS -- Machine learning has come of age in public health reporting according to researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. They have found that existing algorithms...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 21, 2016

IU Public Policy Institute project provides blueprint to maximize Indiana’s potential

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Looking ahead at what can be done to help Indiana communities succeed now and over the next 10 years, the Indiana University Public Policy Institute has shared results from its Thriving Communities, Thriving State project....

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 22, 2016

Assistant professor helping legislature find solution to state’s health care surrogate laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- An assistant professor in the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, in conjunction with Indiana Senate legislative partners, has played a key role in the creation of a...

By: IU School of Medicine On: February 23, 2016

New study says location is a factor in Hoosier access to health care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- In its latest report, "Hoosier Health and Access to Care," the Indiana University Public Policy Institute points out the link between a county's health status and its access to providers and geographical location in...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 21, 2016

James Ballard named executive director of Indiana AHEC network

INDIANAPOLIS -- James Ballard, Ed.D., has been named the executive director of the Indiana Area Health Education Centers network at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The mission of the Indiana AHEC network is to improve health...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 15, 2016

Study shows disparities between Indiana counties in personal, economic well-being

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- According to a new study by the IU Public Policy Institute, Indiana counties are experiencing disparities as some show relative strength in personal and economic well-being while their counterparts struggle.The findings are featured...

By: IU School of Medicine On: December 2, 2015

Regenstrief, IU study: Seniors with dementia make more emergency department visits

INDIANAPOLIS -- Older adults with dementia are more frequent visitors to emergency departments, returning at higher rates and incurring greater costs than older adults without dementia, according to a new study from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 12, 2015

Health and law symposium looks at impact of poverty and other social determinants on public health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- Conditions of daily life, such as a person's education, wealth, housing and employment opportunities, impact that individual's health and as such are considered social determinants of health.The organizers of this year's Indiana University...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 13, 2015

IU-developed SparksX software promises faster pathway for new drugs to reach patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- By early 2016, Seattle-based Cyrus Biotechnology will launch a tool developed by Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing researchers as part of a molecular modeling-and-design suite that paves the way for faster public access...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 7, 2015

Population health: Statewide study finds decreasing rates of osteoporosis treatment

INDIANAPOLIS -- A statewide study has found that from 2005 to 2012, fewer than a quarter of men and women with documentation of osteoporosis or fragility fracture, conditions for which national guidelines would recommend treatment for osteoporosis, actually received that...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 14, 2015

Grant supports development of software to judge quality of electronic public health data

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the growing need for early identification of emerging threats including those of bioterrorism, pandemic flu, Ebola and foodborne illnesses, public health departments nationwide are increasingly relying upon data captured from electronic sources.A $381,000, 2-year grant...

By: IU School of Medicine On: September 10, 2015

IUPUI to collaborate with Purdue, state as part of $171 million FlexTech manufacturing initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS --Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Purdue University have been selected to co-lead a $13 million Indiana node of a U.S. Department of Defense-funded initiative to develop electronics and sensors that flex and stretch....

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 31, 2015

IUPUI will help U.S. State Department develop policy solutions through Diplomacy Lab

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINDIANAPOLIS -- The U.S. Department of State is turning to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and other university campuses to help it address a growing diplomatic to-do list.The effort is part of the State Department’...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 2, 2015

IU School of Medicine professor named Indiana State Department of Health commissioner

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jerome Adams, M.D., MPH, an Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member, was named commissioner for the Indiana State Department of Health on Oct. 8 by Gov. Mike Pence.“His public service and academic achievements make...

By: IU School of Medicine On: October 9, 2014

International conference hosted by IU Center for Bioethics to explore emerging ethical, legal and social issues in science and society

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana University Center for Bioethics will host a "Who's Who" of international bioethicists May 7 for a set of panel discussions on some of the most pressing issues facing scientists, health care institutions and society."Ethics...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 23, 2014

On ‘Sound Medicine’: Marijuana legalization, the effects of community violence, and apps for pets

INDIANAPOLIS -- “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Jan. 19, including segments about the health risks and benefits of legalizing marijuana, the public health challenges facing the federal government, and the effects of proper hand hygiene.Should marijuana usage...

By: IU School of Medicine On: January 15, 2014

New center to deliver research-based solutions to rising health care costs

INDIANAPOLIS -- In response to rising national health care costs, the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute have launched a new center to increase efficacy and reduce costs at four major health...

By: IU School of Medicine On: November 13, 2013

IU study: State’s motorcycle collisions, alcohol-related traffic fatalities on the rise

INDIANAPOLIS -- New Indiana University research findings point to a steep increase in the state's motorcycle collision fatalities, up 28 percent in 2012. There were 158 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities -- a 12.9 percent increase from 2011 -- and 2,112 injuries linked to alcohol-impaired collisions....

By: IU School of Medicine On: August 13, 2013

Courts narrowing government power to preserve public health, expert says

INDIANAPOLIS -- In a turnabout from the past, courts are enforcing the First Amendment to the detriment of the health of American citizens, an IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor argues in the July 18 issue of...

By: IU School of Medicine On: July 8, 2013

State agency and IUPUI partner for cultural competency conference in health care

INDIANAPOLIS -- A conference Friday, May 31, at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Campus Center will focus on cultural competency in delivering mental health services.The 12th Annual Indiana Conference on Cultural Competency takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 30, 2013

IUPUI environmental researcher to serve as senior scientist for U.S. State Department

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gabriel Filippelli, professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at IUPUI, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow. In this prominent advisory position with the U.S. Department of State, he will serve as a senior...

By: IU School of Medicine On: May 3, 2013

Commentary: Can computer-based decision support control health care costs?

INDIANAPOLIS -- William M. Tierney, M.D. focuses on the potential of electronic medical systems and computer-based decision support to control health care costs in “Controlling costs with computer-based decision support: a hammer, a scalpel or an illusion?”...

By: IU School of Medicine On: April 16, 2013

Children living in urban areas exposed every summer to lead-contaminated dust

INDIANAPOLIS - Children living in urban areas of Indianapolis and other cities are exposed every summer to a silent and invisible toxin that can have serious health consequences, says an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis scientist, one of five...

By: IU School of Medicine On: March 25, 2013

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