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UIndy Names New Area Health Education Center Executive Director

UIndy Names New Area Health Education Center Executive Director

The University of Indianapolis has named Erica Young the new Executive Director of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (MICI-AHEC). An AHEC is a network of regional health education centers, coordinated through a central program office and designed to assess and meet the needs of citizens in that specific region. The mission

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UIndy Health Pavilion faculty, staff, and students showcase research

UIndy student Jacob Bradshaw

The first annual UIndy Health Pavilion Scholarship Day, held on Friday, May 19, 2017, showcased research from nearly 20 faculty, staff, undergraduates, and graduate students. Dr. Erin Fekete, School of Psychology, and Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, organized the event as a way to promote interprofessional learning and discussion. “The Health Pavilion

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Kinesiology young alum making UIndy proud

Kinesiology young alum making UIndy proud

When a university turns out students at graduation, it’s much like a proud parent watching a child go off into the big world. The University of Indianapolis Department of Kinesiology couldn’t be more proud of 2016 graduate Cody Martin, who was recently named associate wellness director at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA in Indianapolis. Martin, who

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Scholtes named Chair of UIndy’s Krannert School of Physical Therapy

Sara Scholtes - KSPT

The University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that Sara A. Scholtes, PT, DPT, PhD has been hired as the new Chair of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy (KSPT). Scholtes will begin her new role August 1, 2017. “We conducted an extensive search to find the right leader for

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Student discount available for Expressive Arts in Long Term Care workshop

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Regular implementation of expressive arts in long term care settings can: Improve quality of life Increase resident engagement Decrease residents’ isolation, depression, unwanted behaviors, and falls Recognizing this, the Indiana State Department of Health is sponsoring Expressive Arts in Long Term Care workshops around the state. ISDH has approved a special discounted rate of $60

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UIndy School of OT celebrates OTD accreditation status

OT professor shows student hand splinting technique

In March 2017, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) conducted a site visit to evaluate the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy’s entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program for accreditation. The program welcomed its first OTD cohort in August 2015. The cohort is on track to graduate in May 2018. The

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Gerontology capstone presentations to span a variety of aging topics

Gerontology capstone presentations to span a variety of aging topics

Gerontology, the study of aging, is a broad discipline. Our upcoming Capstone presentations by graduate gerontology students, which will take place on Wednesday, May 3, demonstrate that breadth. The graduate gerontology program is offered completely online, giving students the option to present their capstone work in person or from a remote location. Both in-person presentations and

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UIndy’s MPS in Real Estate Development program helps Logan gain industry experience

UIndy's MPS in Real Estate Development program helps Logan gain industry experience

After graduating from Indiana University, Logan Brougher took a job in the shipping and transportation industry. The job provided good experience, but his passion lay with real estate—Logan has held an Indiana realtor’s license since he was 19 years old. Inspired to pursue his passion, Logan began researching graduate programs that could help him reach

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CHS faculty to present at interdisciplinary diversity conference

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Cross-Pollination(s) 2, “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Diversity,“ the second interdisciplinary conference at the University of Indianapolis, will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017. This day-long event is organized and hosted by the Interdisciplinary Advisory Council and Multicultural Engagement and Global Awareness (MEGA) Center at UIndy. Presenters from across the university, including the College of Health

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

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

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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Expressive Arts workshop for long term care workers scheduled for March 2017

Expressive Arts workshop for long term care workers scheduled for March 2017

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) will host it’s second Expressive Arts in Long Term Care workshop near Indianapolis in March 2017. CAC has been contracted by the Indiana State Department of Health to design, implement, and coordinate the project that aims to improve the quality of life of older adults living in long

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Resilience is key in physical therapy practice & life

Anne Mejia-Downs

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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UIndy athletic training prof garners two honors from GLATA

UIndy athletic training prof garners two honors from GLATA

Dr. Craig Voll, assistant professor in the Athletic Training program at the University of Indianapolis, recently received two honors from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA). In mid-December 2016, Voll was elected the GLATA District IV District Director. This position represents the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota and is a member

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Two December grads earn UIndy Healthy Diploma distinction

Healthy Diploma program logo

Two seniors graduating from the University of Indianapolis this December have earned a Healthy Diploma™ certificate as a complement to their bachelor’s degrees. Psychology major Alexandria Frazee and anthropology major Anna Kevlin will present their personal health projects on campus Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 6:30-8:00pm in room 382 of the Health Pavilion. Frazee’s presentation will be

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Perspectives from MPS HR Student Zack Salaz

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You probably have a lot in common with Zack Salaz. He works hard as a physical plant employee here at the University of Indianapolis. He has three kids at home; a five-, three-, and one-year-old. And he is looking to advance his career by pursuing a Master of Professional Studies in Human Resource Development &

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KSPT’s Dr. Stacie Fruth honored at Indiana APTA Annual Meeting

Dr. Stacie Fruth

At the Indiana Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (IN-APTA) annual meeting earlier this month, Dr. Stacie Fruth, Chair of the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, was awarded the Anthony D. Certo Award. The award was created in honor of the late Anthony Certo, a former member of IN-APTA, to recognize

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MSW Program Welcomes First Cohort

MSW Program Welcomes First Cohort

The Phyllis Lan Lin Department of Social Work welcomed its first group of graduate students to the Masters in Social Work program. Students have engaged in course work and are currently selecting practicum sites for the second semester. The Department also welcomed two new MSW faculty – Dr. Eveldora Wheeler and Dr. Wanda Watts. What

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KSPT faculty have influence beyond the classroom

Frank Bates, PT, DPT, MBA

In addition to teaching responsibilities, the faculty of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy are active in research and scholarship, working to advance the practice and profession of physical therapy. Some recent faculty highlights include: Dr. Frank Bates, associate professor and the director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program was inducted into the Academy of

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MSAT application deadline January 15; pre-app webinar November 30

The application deadline for the first cohort in the University of Indianapolis Master of Science in Athletic Training program is January 15, 2017. There will be a webinar for all interested applicants on November 30, 2016 at 4:00pm EST. UIndy has a long history in athletic training. However, the accrediting bodies for athletic training education recently announced

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