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IUPUI students, researchers begin collaboration with Cuban university to study neglected diseases

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis undergraduate students and researchers recently traveled to Cuba to conduct a workshop and begin a partnership with the University of Havana implementing IUPUI's Distributed Drug Discovery, or D3, program. The American Chemical Society and the School of Science at IUPUI funded the workshop. 

Chemical origami yields new plant compounds with therapeutic and economic potential

INDIANAPOLIS -- Many of these natural products are very useful as antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs or vitamins, among myriad other applications. Many of these compounds are far too complex to synthesize in the laboratory, but they can be purified from the plants in which they are found. 

IUPUI maps genome of black blow fly; may benefit human health, advance pest management

INDIANAPOLIS -- Black blow flies have environmental, medical and forensic uses, functioning as nature's recyclers, as wound cleansers and as forensic timekeepers. They have a blue or green sheen and are similar in size to common houseflies.

The female genome was found to contain 8,312 genes; the male genome had 9,490 genes.

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IUPUI leading $4.8M project to increase STEM minority pipeline, impacting students statewide

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Science Foundation awarded the grant to IUPUI as the lead institution of the Indiana STEM Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, which was formed to achieve that goal. Other alliance partners are IU Bloomington, Ball State University, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, which is the top provider of transfer students to IUPUI STEM-degree programs.

Graduate student receives William and Dorothy Bevan Scholarship

INDIANAPOLIS – This award, one of the most prestigious of American Psychological Association's graduate scholarships, reflects the outstanding contributions Luther and her mentor Michelle Salyers, Ph.D., have made to IUPUI and psychology research.

Geology alumnus receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

INDIANAPOLIS – Doss, a 1986 geology alumnus accepted the award after presenting his talk “Water Wars: Earth Science and Capitol Hill” and leading a discussion about environmental science and public policy at the October IUPUI Science on Tap, a monthly event that showcases Science alumni and faculty research.

School of Science announces new Ph.D. program in applied social and organizational psychology

INDIANAPOLIS -- This degree program will equip students with a strong research foundation and the professional skills necessary not only for conducting research to understand how individuals function within groups and organizations but also for applying research findings to the solution of real-world societal and organizational problems. 

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Health data science degree approved by IU Board of Trustees

INDIANAPOLIS -- Students will have the option to earn a minor in computer science from the Department of Computer and Information Science.

The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will offer the health data science degree in partnership with the School of Science's Department of Computer and Information Science and the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

Data science is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field requiring a diverse set of skills to extract knowledge and insights from data.

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