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Former CDC epidemiologist joins UIndy Health Science faculty

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences is pleased to announce the addition of Amie Wojtyna, PhD, MSBS, MPH to the teaching faculty of the university’s Community Health Education undergraduate program and the new Master of Public Health program.   Wojtyna earned her master’s in biochemistry and molecular biology with the intent to conduct

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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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Researcher to Join UIndy College of Health Sciences MPH and Community Health Faculty

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences has tapped Debasree DasGupta, PhD as a faculty member in its new Master’s of Public Health and undergraduate Community Health Education programs. DasGupta will begin teaching at UIndy in August 2014. DasGupta’s interest in public health evolved over time from an interest in public policy. As a

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CHS Dean to speak at Ohio State University

Stephanie Kelly, PT, PhD, dean of the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences, will speak as the 2014 Leader in Physical Therapy presenter at Ohio State University on Wednesday, April 30. Kelly was invited to address the OSU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Physical Therapy because of her roles as the

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UIndy Occupational Therapy alum to try her hand at teaching

When Erin Peterson graduated from high school, she wanted to be a teacher. That is until she was student teaching and met the school occupational therapist. “I decided that’s what I really wanted to do,” Peterson said. Fast-forward several years and Peterson is setting a course to do both.  The 2011 UIndy Master of Occupational

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Experience UIndy: Schedule Your Campus Visit Today

These days, the campus visit experience at a four year college can vary based on the school you are visiting. While some colleges will only offer the typical group tour, and group informational sessions, others will have additional options like overnight visits, opportunities to shadow current students, or even the chance to meet with a

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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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Surviving Finals Week at UIndy

Asking a college graduate how they remember their undergraduate years is like opening up a Pandora's box full of memories. You would be amazed at how many stories they can tell you about, those late night conversations with friends in the dorm, those crazy off campus adventures, or the annual campus traditions that everyone tried

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Reflections on the First Year of OT School

Well, my first year of OT school is almost complete. I am in the final stretch of projects, presentations and competencies. Next, I get to look forward to all of the lovely finals and lab practicals. I will have to admit that this semester has been quite the balancing act. However, I have been reassured

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Meet the School of Psychological Sciences Faculty: Dr. William Essman

Assistant Professor, William Essman, Ph.D. has been teaching in the School of Sciences at the University of Indianapolis since 1999. Dr. Essman earned his Ph.D. in biological psychology from the University of Michigan. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychopharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. From 1996 to 1998

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Meet the School of Psychological Sciences Faculty: Dr. Nicole Taylor

Dr. Nicole Taylor is an assistant professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Toledo in 1999, and has been at UIndy since 2000. Dr. Taylor's clinical and research interests include topics such as coping with illness, training and supervision issues

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UIndy & Nursing: Education for Service

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) motto is “Education for Service”, and that philosophy has long been integrated into nursing courses and the mission of the School of Nursing. In many ways, we “talk the talk and walk the walk”, as they say. It is heartwarming to see how this concept is carried out in the

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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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UIndy Nursing Launches Online RN-to-BSN Program

The University of Indianapolis is taking one of its most popular nursing degree programs online, making it accessible to working nurses throughout the state who want to advance their careers. UIndy’s School of Nursing first launched its RN-to-BSN program in the early 1990s to help registered nurses – licensed after two to three years of

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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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Meet the School of Psychological Sciences Faculty: Dr. Michael Poulakis

Dr. Michael Poulakis received his PsyD from the University of Indianapolis in 2002 and has been teaching at UIndy since 2005. In addition to his heavy teaching load, Dr. Poulakis is the Director of the Office of Hellenic Studies and is the Athens Campus Academic Liaison. Dr. Poulakis teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate

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Meet the School of Psychological Sciences Faculty: Dr. Lisa Elwood

Lisa Elwood, Ph.D. has been teaching graduate level courses at the University of Indianapolis School of Psychological Sciences since the fall of 2011. Dr. Elwood received her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in 2008 specializing in clinical psychology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Trauma Recovery at the University of Missouri

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Meet the School of Psychological Sciences Faculty: Dr. Joe Hansel

Dr. Joe Hansel, Associate Professor, has been teaching at the University of Indianapolis since 2006. Dr. Hansel received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky specializing in counseling psychology. His research interests include clinical supervision and training, quantitative research methodology, cognitive behavioral treatment of trauma, positive psychology and learning. Dr. Hansel teaches many graduate level

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Meet the School of Psychological Sciences Faculty: Dr. Debbie Warman

Meet Debbie Warman, Ph.D, HSPP, ABPP from the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Warman earned her Ph.D. from the University of Memphis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on cognitive-behavioral therapy at the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of Dr. Aaron Beck. Dr. Warman is board certified in cognitive

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