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Advanced education in the care of people with dementia

Long term care professionals who are interested in advanced training in dementia caregiving will want to register for Care of Persons with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a course coordinated by the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community on behalf of the Indiana State Department of Health. The three-day, interactive, face-to-face training course will be

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Molly took her M.A. in History to Cook Regentec

As part of her studies in the M.A. in History program at the University of Indianapolis, Molly Busenbark completed her thesis on naval mutinies during WWI. The 2006 graduate now works as a Quality Assurance Specialist at Cook Regentec, an Indianapolis firm focused on researching regenerative medicine therapies and equipment. While the subject matter may

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KSPT faculty scheduled to present at national conference

Later this month, when a large percentage of the nation’s physical therapists gather for their largest annual professional conference, the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX, several faculty from the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy will be on the docket as presenters. Faculty presenters are listed in

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Resilience is key in physical therapy practice & life

Anne Mejia-Downs, PT, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor of physical therapy in the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT), has been selected to deliver the Linda Crane Memorial Lecture, an esteemed address at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. Mejia-Downs will present “Resilience – Everyone Has It, What Will You Do

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Grad programs in aging studies to be focus of upcoming webinar

2016 is whizzing by and before long 2017 will make its appearance. Will 2017 be the year that you will go back to school? Our online graduate programs in gerontology, or aging studies, are the perfect fit for many working professionals. Careers in aging go far beyond medical professions. Expertise in aging is beneficial to social

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Meet UIndy Business Professor Terry Schindler

After working in the consumer electronics industry for close to 33 years, Dr. Terry Schindler had some goals in mind. By the time he turned 55 years of age, he wanted to do three things: teach, run a consulting business, and play golf. Dr. Schindler founded ARTESIAN Training & Consulting in 1997. He shot a

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Jacob Goodman is an innovative UIndy Education alum

“Teaching was the first thing I ever said I wanted to do when I was a kid. I think I was in second grade when I came home and told my mom I wanted to be a math teacher—I was good at math and I liked helping other kids.” Jacob Goodman studied math and Russian

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Learning by example: Athletic Training student Connor Burton

University of Indianapolis Athletic Training Professor Craig Voll believes there are three aspects of professionalism in athletic training: Having the expertise and skill set to help patients Having good moral and ethical values Having a strong sense of professional service Professor Voll practices what he preaches–he served as president of the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association

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Five Reasons UIndy Athletic Training is Great (according to Adriana Olivas)

The Master of Science in Athletic Training program at the University of Indianapolis accepts a new cohort of students every June. The UIndy AT program is small, with a close-knit community that shares a culture of family and excellence. Adriana Olivas is in her second year as an athletic training student at UIndy. She initially

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What if everything we know about aging is wrong?

On October 19, 2016, the University of Indianapolis will host Age of Disruption, a national tour that brings a radical new approach to growth and aging. The brainchild of Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, the Age of Disruption Tour will roll into Indianapolis in a

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Corey broke down educational barriers with UIndy iLEAD

“Sometimes in education it’s easy to feel like you’re on island. The door closes and the bell rings, then you’re on your own.” Corey McGarrell is a social studies teacher at Lawrence North High School. In his tenth year of teaching, Corey was inspired to break down the barriers between his department and other areas

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Sara Hemmick is a UIndy Athletic Training Entrepreneur

After graduating from the University of Indianapolis Athletic Training program in 2011, Sara didn’t go the traditional route of working for a high school, college, or pro team as an AT. She broke the mold by founding Myo-Fit Therapy–a manual therapy , rehabilitation and mobility education and service company with eight locations in the Indianapolis

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Meet Athletic Training Professor Craig Voll

By the time Professor Craig Voll made his way to UIndy’s Athletic Training Department, he was already a seasoned athletic training professional. Having earned an undergraduate and master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, Craig went on to work in such capacities as: Athletic Trainer with the Cleveland Browns Athletic Trainer with the Baltimore Ravens Professor

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New beginnings with UIndy: Rene Repar

Rene Repar was terrified before she started attending the School for Adult Learning at the University of Indianapolis. She went through a divorce after 23 years of marriage and had been away from the workforce and school for much of that time. Rather than continue to be paralyzed by the uncertainty of her new situation, Rene reached

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Gerontology capstone to focus on music and dementia

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, Master of Science in Gerontology student Laura Haw will present her capstone project. Haw’s project, which is a culmination of gerontology coursework in her master’s program, is titled “Preferred music for patients with dementia: Reducing disruptive behavior and increasing well-being.” Inspired by “Alive Inside,” a documentary film on the topic, Haw wanted to study the

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Jody earned her college degree with five kids at home

You might relate to Jody Miles—her life can get pretty crazy at times. She has five kids at home and a job as an executive assistant at Eli Lilly, so it’s fair to say she is on call 24/7. But when she felt the call to finish her degree, Jody didn’t back down from the

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From the military to a college degree with the University of Indianapolis

Lesley Hopson didn’t grow up expecting to attend college. The Indianapolis native was one in a family of 11 and experienced severe poverty growing up. In order to secure her future, Lesley joined the Army immediately after high school. Lesley was initially placed in human resources, a field she greatly enjoyed. But to advance her military

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UIndy OT faculty available at AOTA virtual fair

People interested in learning more about careers in occupational therapy are invited to join the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy at a virtual education fair on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. The Occupational Therapy Education Virtual Fair is sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 3,

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UIndy OT faculty publish research on COPD, substance abuse, and telehealth

Three faculty members of the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy have recently published research in peer-reviewed articles.  This research, on three widely varied topics, will advance the use of occupational therapy in helping people achieve and maintain healthy and productive lives. Beth Ann Walker, PhD, OTR, assistant professor, published “An Open-Access Review to

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UIndy gerontology professor puts forth strategies for livable cities

Do you ever wonder what our cities will be like in the future? How will we support ever greater numbers of cities and towns, ensuring sustainable growth and healthy citizens? How we will create “just” communities, where all have a voice in planning and development, ensuring socially, culturally, and environmentally sound environments? How can we

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