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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

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

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

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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CHS faculty to present at interdisciplinary diversity conference

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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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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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

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

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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KSPT faculty have influence beyond the classroom

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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UIndy Athletic Training prof co-authors article on student-athletes and MRSA

Say the word “athletic trainer” and thoughts of sprained ankles and concussions come to mind. But athletic trainers at both the high school and college levels are prepared to handle a wide range of conditions, including infectious diseases. Dr. Christine Lauber, director of the University of Indianapolis Master of Science in Athletic Training program, recently

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UIndy Kinesiology inducts 33 into Phi Epsilon Kappa honor society

The University of Indianapolis Department of Kinesiology recently recognized 33 undergraduate students for their outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and scholarly activities by inducting them into the university’s chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa honor society. Chapter advisor and department chair Dr. Lisa Hicks led the induction ceremony which took place in the university’s Health Pavilion. Inductees

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New publications by UIndy Occupational Therapy faculty

Several faculty from the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy are authors on recently published articles and book chapters that contribute to the body of knowledge in occupational therapy practice. Katie Polo, DHS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA is a co-author of the peer-reviewed publication “Interventions to promote diabetes self-management in children and youth: A scoping review,”

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Be ahead of the curve; earn a Master’s in Athletic Training

When preparing for a career, you want to take every advantage available to you. The University of Indianapolis now offers you the advantage of earning a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Recently, the accrediting bodies for athletic training education announced that the standard for the professional athletic training degree would move to the master’s level.

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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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Dr. Joycelyn Elders to talk about health disparities in visit to UIndy

When former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders addresses students, faculty, and the public as part of UIndy’s 2016 University Series and Katherine Ratliff Symposium, she will be speaking straight to the heart of public health. “Dr. Joycelyn Elders: Healthcare Issues in the Minority Community” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, September 29, in Christel DeHaan

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UIndy Schools of OT & PT offering Preview Visits for prospective students

If you’re interested in a career in occupational therapy or physical therapy, you’ve likely already visited the websites for the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy or Krannert School of Physical Therapy. Now, thanks to Preview Visits, you have a chance to get an inside look at these two well-established and well-respected programs. Preview

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UIndy OT faculty to teach programs for fieldwork educators

Students in occupational therapy programs, including the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program and the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Indianapolis, complete a series of fieldwork assignments that provide both short- and long-term hands-on experience with a variety of patient populations. The professionals who supervise those students are fieldwork educators. This fall, two

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