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KSPT professor recognized at Pacers game for stroke research

Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller (second from right), a faculty member in UIndy’s Krannert School of Physical Therapy, was recognized at center court at the Indiana Pacers game for her innovative research efforts. Health Sciences Dean Dr. Stephanie Kelly and President Robert Manuel joined her during the pregame to present a check for $198,000 representing the total

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Where to eat when you are in Indy for the APTA Combined Sections Meeting

One of the best parts about traveling to a different city for a conference is checking out the local restaurant scene. Attendees at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting next week will find plenty of tasty fare to enjoy. To help narrow down the choices, the faculty of the UIndy Krannert School of

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End of Life Issues Is Topic for 1.5 Credit Online Course

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community will offer an online graduate course in end of life issues during the Fall 2014 semester. Students not enrolled in a degree program through CAC may take this course as a guest student (fees still apply). UIndy undergraduate students who are at Junior or Senior level

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New Additions to Health Sciences and Student Life at UIndy

Earlier in the year, President Robert Manuel announced the approval of a $50-Million budget for some new and exciting initiatives to improve the university and its surrounding community. Among these changes are plans that will not only enhance the quality of popular programs within the College of Health Sciences, but will also increase the variety

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UIndy Nursing: Education for Service through a recent trip to Ecuador

  A group of faculty and students from the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) School of Nursing recently returned from a 13 day Service-Learning Healthcare Trip to Ecuador.  The team consisted of  Dr. Kathy Hetzler, Denise Ferrell and Mrs. Carolyn Kirkendall, faulty from the school of nursing plus twelve students. The students included nine nursing students, a

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  Dr. Michael Diacin is the "Featured Professor on, an online database of sports degree programs. Dr. Diacin is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Sport Management degree at the University of Indianapolis. His areas of expertise include sport facility operations and management, sociocultural foundations

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  Dr. Michael Diacin was recently chosen to be the "Featured Professor" on, an online database of sports degree programs. Dr. Diacin is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Sport Management degree at the University of Indianapolis. His research interests include parental involvement in youth

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Conference to help clinicians transition to teaching

Career transitions require preparation and forward thinking. Transitioning from working in a clinical environment as an occupational or physical therapist, nurse, or other healthcare professional to teaching at the college level requires the same. The Institute for Emerging Educators in Healthcare (IEEH), which will take place at the University of Indianapolis from August 7-9, 2014,

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Master of Public Health program begins Fall 2014

A new UIndy master’s degree program from the College of Health Sciences will prepare professionals to identify health disparities and develop community-based approaches to close the gaps. Debuting this fall, the two-year Master of Public Health program will be the only one in Indiana, and one of few in the nation, with a concentration in

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Article explores behavioral health role of Army OTs

Dr. Kate DeCleene Huber, director of the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy (SOT) and alumni Paul Arthur coauthored an article titled "Behavioral Health Competence: An Exploration of Army Reserve Occupational Therapists" that is published in the March 2014 issue of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. Arthur and DeCleene Huber surveyed Army Reserve occupational

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Full Time, 1-Year MBA Program is Off to a Great Start

The full time, 1-year MBA program has been up and running for a little over two months. Classes are Monday- Thursday 8-11 a.m. on the UIndy campus. With 24 students in the program you can tell getting back into the swing of going to school has been challenging for some. The class is a mix of

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Baby containers: Are we living in a culture of overuse?

Containers, by definition, are used to contain, store, and transport items. “Baby containers” have become standard in young American households.  Car seats and strollers are used to assist with transport. Bouncers and swings provide sensory input. And walkers help with ambulation. In general, baby containers limit movement, which can be regarded as a safety measure.

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Work with older adults? Don’t miss this great workshop on recreation & volunteerism!

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community will host a workshop for aging services providers on Tuesday, October 15 from 9am to 3pm on the UIndy campus.  Helping Professionals Help Older Adults Embrace a New Purpose: Recreation & Volunteerism is designed to give people who work with older adults a better understanding of

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Meet the School of Psychological Sciences Faculty: Dr. Tyronn Bell

Dr. Tyronn Bell is an Associate Professor at the University of Indianapolis School of Psychological Sciences.  Dr. Bell received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 2003 specializing in counseling psychology.  His research interests include multicultural therapy, ethnic minority mistrust issues, adjustment issues for African American college students attending predominantly white universities, interracial relationships

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Reflections from a School of Psychological Sciences Doctoral Student Who is Making a Difference

Emily Johnson is a fourth year doctoral student in the PsyD program at the University of Indianapolis. Emily has been to Africa, India, and Nicaragua working for organizations like Global Autism Project and SkillCorps.  Emily will receive her PsyD in August of 2014. This is her reflection from her most recent trip to Nicaragua:  I

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Psychology Doctoral Student Volunteers Internationally

Fourth year doctoral student, Emily Johnson, from the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis writes about her studies and her volunteer opportunities: "Throughout my time at UIndy in the School of Psychological Sciences, I have learned and developed so many skills that will help me to someday become a competent psychologist. Because

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School of Psychological Sciences Receives Diversity Award

A major goal of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis is to foster an understanding and appreciation for the diversity represented by individuals of different cultures, genders, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, ages, and disabilities. In August 2012, the School of Psychological Sciences was awarded the Inspiring Excellence for Diversity Award

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Pulitzer Prize & Grammy-Winning Composer Visiting UIndy

The arts in Indianapolis continue to grow in prestige with the visit of acclaimed composer William Bolcom to the University of Indianapolis. Bolcom, accompanied by his wife & mezzo-soprano Joan Morris, will enter into a three-day composer-in-residency at the southside university on October 25. The visit will include multiple performances freaturing works by Bolcom, as

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UIndy Faculty Member Teaches Physical Therapists in Peru

In her daily work , Mary Ann Shurig, PT, DPT, can be found at the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences as a faculty member and key advisor for international physical therapists in the Master of Health Science postprofessional program. However, she recently returned from a two week service trip to Lima, Peru with Health Volunteers Oversees.

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OTs, PTs, and UIndy Students Provide Service in Belize

Have you ever had one of those “dream trips” that combined a bit of work with experiencing the tastes, sights, and sounds of an international setting?  In my work as a faculty member in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Indianapolis, I have had multiple opportunities to travel to the beautiful, exotic Caribbean

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