The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute — created by the Affordable Care Act — has awarded a $2 million grant to a research team from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to conduct comparative clinical effectiveness research.
Headed by Brad Doebbeling, Department of BioHealth Informatics chair and a professor of informatics, medicine and biomedical engineering, the team is the first in Indiana to receive an institute grant designed to include patients in the discussion of how to improve and expedite medical care.
In the coming months, Doebbeling’s team will work with community health centers around Indiana to understand how to provide better health care in a more timely fashion.
“We were funded to form a collaborative of community health centers from around the state of Indiana to gain a better understanding of how we can improve access to health care in Indiana,” he said.
Doebbeling’s team will examine how patients enter into clinic systems and engage patients, providers and staff in discussions about opportunities for change. They will study best practices and innovations that the community centers have discovered work for them on a physician, staff member or patient level to improve access to care.
“We’re right at the tipping point in health care informatics and health system redesign, where we can effectively use the information and data to make better decisions about organization and to provide more efficient, higher-quality health care,” Doebbeling said. “I’m excited; now is the time to solve those kind of problems. Our country is embarking on a grand experiment to work within existing insurance plans and delivery systems to expand care to the uninsured.
“There is tremendous data and information available that we need to utilize to provide better, safer and more efficient and effective health care. This is exciting because it’s a real partnership between patients, providers, staff, health systems and researchers all working together to solve problems with access to care.”
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Karen Dace has announced the appointment of Khalilah A. Shabazz as director of the IUPUI Multicultural Success Center effective Jan. 1.
The Multicultural Success Center seeks to engage students and the IUPUI community in proactive dialogue around issues of diversity and multiculturalism, including the community voice through service and outreach; and articulate and address the needs of students, faculty and staff across lines of color, gender, ethnicity, ability and orientation.
As director of the Multicultural Success Center, Shabazz will be responsible for the management, planning and continued development of the center, including providing leadership in multicultural awareness and diversity education, as well as ensuring the center serves as an advocate for underrepresented students — including minority, female, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students — by offering educational and social programming aimed at their personal development, retention and success.
“Khalilah’s extensive educational and professional experiences, as well as her keen grasp of the complex issues of diversity and multiculturalism in higher education, make her an ideal candidate for this position,” Dace said. “Her energy, drive and commitment to IUPUI and the success of our students will serve the campus, university and Indianapolis community well.”
Working at IUPUI since 2001, Shabazz has almost exclusively focused on how best to support and retain underrepresented populations. Shabazz first joined campus staff as the assistant director for student retention and scholarship in the Office of Student Scholarships. Most recently, she served as director of University College’s Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program. There she was responsible for developing and implementing program concepts and objectives that promote retention and success of underrepresented students at IUPUI, as well as offering direction of resources, clarification of documents and other assistance to help entering underrepresented students and their families make a successful transition into IUPUI.
“I consider it an incredible opportunity to serve as the director of the Multicultural Success Center. The IUPUI students, staff and faculty along with the community are key partners in the success of the center,” Shabazz said. “I am excited and look forward to working with everyone to develop a premier Multicultural Success Center that advances IUPUI’s commitment to diversity through education, advocacy and research.”
Shabazz holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI and a Master of Science in higher education and student affairs from the IU School of Education at IUPUI, with the distinction of summa cum laude. Shabazz is pursuing her Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs at IUPUI with an expected graduation date of May 2014.
The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, annually awards over 50 fellowships to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.
The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend.
The Ransom Center is currently accepting fellowship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications must be submitted through the Center’s website by January 31, 2014, 5 p.m. CST.
More details about the fellowships and the Ransom Center’s collections are available online at its website. Questions about the fellowships should be directed to email@example.com.
Applications are invited for the twenty-eighth year of the United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to support research and publication on the history, art, and architecture of the United States Capitol and related buildings. Graduate students and scholars may apply for periods ranging from one to twelve months; the stipend is $2500.00 per month. (Most awards are for one to four months.)
Applications must be postmarked, e-mailed, or faxed by March 15, 2014, for fellowships beginning in September 2014 and ending in August 2015. Applications should be mailed to Dr. Donald Kennon, U.S. Capitol Historical Society, 200 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002; faxed to the Architect of the Capitol at (202)-228-4602; or e-mailed in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Further details can be found at USCHS website. If you have questions about a potential topic, contact Dr. Barbara Wolanin at (202)-228-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glick Fund Gift to Herron School of Art and Design will provide up to 70 need-based scholarships for Saturday School
Glick Fund Gift to Herron School of Art and Design will provide up to 70 need-based scholarships for Saturday School The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has made a $17,850 gift to Herron School of Art and Design’s Saturday School Program. One of the Glick Fund’s target areas is the arts and creative expression. Herron was one of 49 local organizations in the Fund’s latest round of grants, announced in mid-November, which totaled more than $4 million.
Last spring, 43 students requested tuition aid to attend Herron’s Saturday School. Only two scholarships were available. “This gift will help us better serve students in grades six through 12 from IPS and Wayne and Warren township schools,” said Jodie Hardy, director of community learning programs at Herron. The Glick Fund gift will provide scholarships for up to 70 students. Registration is already underway for spring 2014 Saturday School, which runs January 25 through March 15. Each class session is three hours. Tuition is $255 per student per eight-week session.
“We hope our grants will help address the immediate needs of the community while also building the long-term capacity of the organizations delivering services,” said Marianne Glick, director at the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation and The Glick Fund.
About Saturday School
Established in 1922, Herron School of Art and Design’s Saturday School program provides quality art instruction for youth and adults for eight Saturdays each fall and spring.
Classes offer a variety of media—painting, ceramics, drawing, photography and more. Students’ ages range from second graders to high school seniors. Classes are also open to adults, allowing families to enjoy creating together. The average student is a creative junior high or high school student interested in discovering more about art and design while learning within a fun, safe and professional environment. Classes are taught by Herron’s degree-seeking students and take place in excellent studio facilities, giving many younger students their first exposure to a university environment.
Each semester concludes with an open house exhibition, reception and awards ceremony.
About the Glick Fund:
The Glick Fund is a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. It was established by Eugene and Marilyn Glick in 1998 to support a variety of causes. Grants are awarded by invitation only, with no unsolicited grant applications accepted.
The Glick Fund also strives to align with the Central Indiana Community Foundation’s three broader community leadership initiatives of: Family Success & Making Connections; Inspiring Places; and College Readiness & Success – initiatives aimed at making central Indiana one of the best places in the nation to live, work and raise a family. To date, The Glick Fund has awarded over $49 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations. For more information, please visit the Central Indiana Community Foundation website.
Were you unable to attend the November 6th Fairbanks Ethics Lecture? You can now view the video online. Please note that this video is for informational purposes only and is not for CE/CME credit.
Wednesday November 6, 2013, Methodist Petticrew Auditorium
Cosponsored by the RESPECT Center
- Describe the psychoeducational intervention called COPE and ethical implications.
- List the most commonly reported symptoms by cancer patients in hospice care as well as those with the highest intensity and the greatest distress.
- Describe the impact of the COPE intervention on palliative care patients.
About the Lecturer:
Dr. McMillan, a Distinguished University Professor, is the Lyall and Beatrice Thompson Professor of Oncology Quality of Life Nursing at the University of South Florida (USF) where she coordinates the Oncology Nursing Program in the masters and doctoral programs. Dr. McMillan’s major areas of research have been: a) symptom assessment and management in persons with cancer and b) quality of life of hospice patients with cancer and their family caregivers. She has supported that research with external funding of over $11 million. Dr. McMillan has developed several clinically relevant assessment tools including the Hospice Quality of Life Index, the Caregiver Quality of Life Index and the Constipation Assessment Scale among others. All of these have been used widely in this country and have been translated for use in other countries. Currently, Dr. McMillan is principal investigator on a clinical trials focusing on self care for symptom management in patients with cancer.
The Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training (RESPECT) Center is a collaborative, interdisciplinary scientific community of researchers and clinicians working to advance the science of communication in palliative and end-of-life care across the lifespan. For more information please visit the website.
The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community.
For questions and comments, please contact Amy Chamness at email@example.com, or (317) 962-1721. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit the Fairbanks Center website.
Free Public art exhibitions, film screenings and artists talks abound at Herron School of Art and Design, with new opportunities from January through the end of the school year in May to visit and make your own observations of and about contemporary art.
January 10–February 15
Laurie Beth Clark invited hundreds of artists to create an artwork that is inspired by, uses, or plays with the idea of bones. The works are in many media and two, three, or four dimensions. The contributions range from political statements to personal elegies, memorials to individuals or broader statements about mortality. Some connect ancestors to descendants. Some are serious and some use bones in a completely playful manner.
January 10–January 29
This exhibition explores the relationships among objects, memory and the experience of both the artist and the viewer. Curator Laura Holzman, assistant professor and public scholar of curatorial practices and visual art at IUPUI, developed this exhibition with selected artists from Herron’s M.F.A. program.
The work of Benjamin Martinkus, photography technician and adjunct faculty member, is a skeptical yet loving response to the implicit politics, subversive power relations and intoxicating pleasures inherent in an image-based culture. In this exhibition, Martinkus shows a new suite of work comprised of video, imagery and objects both appropriated and fabricated. Together, these works recast the experience of contemporary life as one defined by viewership and imageness.
6:00 p.m.: ARTIST TALK with Laurie Beth Clark
7:00 p.m.–9:00p.m.: RECEPTION for Ossuary
This multi-partner exhibition features photographs of child-led households in Swaziland, where AIDS infects more than one in four people, making it the country with the highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world. The result is an exploding number of households headed by children, some as young as eight or nine years old.
New installations by Brent Aldrich, MFA candidate in photography and intermedia and community art activist, draw on geology, participation and neighborhood organizing.
6:00 p.m.: DISCUSSION on child-led households in Southern Africa
7:00p.m.: FILM SCREENING, Searching for Sugar Man
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez (IMDb).
6:00 p.m.: CHRISTEL DEHAAN FAMILY FOUNDATION VISITING ARTIST LECTURE with Frances Whitehead, who will discuss her contemporary art practice as it relates to the process of shaping the future city.
March 5–April 17
Richard Ross: Juvenile in Justice
Exhibited worldwide, Juvenile In Justice is Ross’ photographic documentation of the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them.
6:00 p.m.: ARTIST’S TALK with Richard Ross
7:00-9:00 p.m.: OPENING RECEPTION for Richard Ross: Juvenile in Justice
A multi-disciplinary exhibition of work by Herron studio technicians that meditates on the themes of attack, defense and security.
This exhibition will feature new works by ceramic artist Rachel Bleil, an instructor at Herron who earned her M.F.A. degree in ceramics from Indiana University-Bloomington.
7:00p.m.: FILM SCREENING, Art & Copy
A film about advertising and inspiration that reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time—people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry (IMDb).
March 28–April 17
High School Art Invitational
This exhibition will feature top works by high school juniors from across Indiana.
in·ter·sect / explores parallel processes present in the electronic and physical nature of modern interpersonal relationships. The work develops on themes of shared intimacy and emotional memory. Working in tandem with students enrolled in Stefan Petranek’s advanced digital course, Daniel Cosentino will construct a Pre-, Live- and Post-opening exhibition experience via mediums of video, performance and sculpture.
6:00 p.m.: ARTIST’S TALK with Wendy White
Presented by Herron’s Active Student Artists student group, this artist’s talk features Wendy White, who is recognized internationally for her merger of painting, sculpture and architecture into large-scale works.
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition This exhibition will feature work by Herron’s graduating class of M.F.A. students. Departments represented will include ceramics, furniture design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
5:00 p.m.–9:00p.m.: OPENING RECEPTION for M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition
Limited parking is available in the Sports Complex Garage just west of Herron. Park in the visitor side of the garage and bring your ticket to the Herron Galleries for validation. Complimentary parking courtesy of The Great Frame Up.
Parking in the surface lot next to Herron School of Art and Design requires a valid IUPUI parking permit at all times.
Final Faculty Reading: Celebrating the Careers of Anne Williams and Jim Powell, Senior Lecturers, Department of English
Thursday December 5, 2013
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cavanaugh Hall 508
425 University Boulevard
Celebrating the Careers of Anne Williams and Jim Powell, Senior Lecturers, Department of English.
Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Department of English in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
For more information, please contact Professor Thorington Springer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series
Wednesday December 4th, 2013
Methodist Petticrew Auditorium (Live-Broadcast: ROC Auditorium)
- Know the 4 components capacity to consent, and ways to assess consent
- Justify adolescent informed consent using developmental and ethical arguments
- Identify individual and situational characteristics that influence the development of capacity to consent
- Design clinical and research procedures to support adolescent capacity to consent
About the Lecturer:
Dr. Ott is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Master’s in Philosophy and Bioethics from Indiana University – Purdue University at Indianapolis. She completed her residency in Pediatrics and her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. At Riley Hospital for Children and in Indianapolis community health centers, Dr. Ott provides general adolescent care, adolescent sexual and reproductive health care and ethics consultation. She has consulted on adolescent health policies and programs both locally and nationally, particularly as they pertain to adolescent sexual and reproductive health, consent and confidentiality, and vulnerability. Dr. Ott is on the editorial advisory committee of the journal Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health, and holds leadership positions in the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and the Section of Bioethics for the Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Ott’s work in ethics is informed by a developmental understanding of adolescents’ unique vulnerabilities, balanced by recognition of their emerging capacities, and the need for clinical systems and research to support adolescents in ways they are vulnerable. Dr. Ott’s research focuses broadly on adolescent pregnancy and STI prevention and ethical issues related to vulnerable populations and sensitive topics. Her current research projects include program evaluations for HIV prevention and community-based pregnancy prevention for vulnerable, a quality improvement project examining how IRBs evaluate vulnerable populations research, and an assessment of adolescent decision-making capacity for research.
The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics sponsors the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series as an educational outreach to physicians and staff of Indiana University Health hospitals and interested others in the central Indiana community. Lectures are free, open to all, and do not require pre-registration. Continuing education credit is offered to physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains at no charge, regardless of their institutional affiliation.
Please note: Lunch will not be provided. You may bring your lunch and eat during the broadcast in the MH Petticrew Auditorium. Food & Drinks are not permitted in the ROC Auditorium.
For questions and comments, please contact Amy Chamness at email@example.com or (317)962-1721. For additional information about the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, please visit the Fairbanks website.