May 7, 2021 - IU Research Impact

Janet McCabe confirmed; new leadership for Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge

Janet McCabe

IU’s Janet McCabe was confirmed as the Environmental Protection Agency's Deputy Administrator. Replacing McCabe as leader of the IU Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge and its Environmental Resilience Institute are Gabriel Filippelli and Sarah Mincey.

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Harsh school discipline ineffective, say IU experts in brief for Supreme Court case

The "case of the cursing cheerleader", in which a student was suspended for a message about school posted while off school grounds, has reached the Supreme Court. Two IU experts in school discipline contributed to a brief for the case.

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Relationship, sexual satisfaction linked to better self-care for people with epilepsy

When people with epilepsy are more satisfied with their intimate relationships, they are also more likely to manage their condition better, according to a study from the Kinsey Institute at IU Bloomington and the IU School of Nursing at IUPUI.

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Understanding Christian nationalism

The first comprehensive empirical analysis of the belief that the U.S. is, or should be, distinctively Christian and how widely held that belief is was co-authored by IUPUI’s Andrew Whitehead, an expert in the study of Christian nationalism.

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State-of-the-art innovations in AI

To better predict and improve processes in many areas, from health-care risks to supply-chain distribution delays, IUPUI scientist Zina Ben Miled develops varied AI models.

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Resources and events

  • Upcoming events of interest:
    • IU Rural Conference is designed for community leaders, residents, and professionals who are focused on a wide variety of important issues relevant to Indiana’s rural communities, May 12-13, 2021. Register.
    • The Environmental Resilience Institute Spring Data Summit will highlight new research and data being produced by the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge. Topics include how the pandemic has affected Hoosiers’ environmental attitudes and behaviors, how farmers are adapting to climate change, and insights produced by a new Indiana-specific green infrastructure mapping tool, May 21, 2021. Register.
  • IUPUI's Center for Urban Health has partnered with the Indianapolis Ministerium's Faith Lead Initiative to distribute lead test kits to residents on the near northwest side. Participants receive free, reliable lab results on potential lead exposure in their homes, and the results build public data on household lead levels across Indianapolis.
  • IU's "A Conversation With ..." video series brings together well-known IU visitors, students, alumni, faculty and staff—such as Indianapolis Colts Vice Chair/Owner Kalen Jackson—who share personal stories in an effort to put an end to stigma associated with mental illnesses.
  • IU's Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge continues to partner with the School of Nursing to offer two courses on reducing stigma around substance use disorder, made possible through a grant from the Commission for Higher Education of the State of Indiana, CARES Mental Health Programs and available to the public at no cost.
  • The IU Emergency Equity Fund for Research is still accepting applications for funds to support certain research-related needs not already met by existing funding sources. Apply online.
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