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Using arts to improve the quality of life of older adults

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) has received a $600,000 contract from the Indiana State Department of Health to design, implement, and coordinate a project that will improve the quality of life of older adults living in long-term care facilities through the use of the arts. The Expressive Arts in Long […]

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Rethinking aging: Dr. Bill Thomas brings “Age of Disruption Tour” to UIndy

Renowned aging expert presents Disrupt Dementia and Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game On October 19, 2016, the University of Indianapolis will host Age of Disruption, a national tour that brings a radical new approach to growth and aging. The brainchild of Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, the […]

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Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders to speak Sept. 29

The first University Series event this semester will feature former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders as part of UIndy’s 2016 Katherine Ratliff Symposium. “Dr. Joycelyn Elders: Healthcare Issues in the Minority Community” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, September 29, in Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center’s Ruth Lilly Performance Hall. This free event is […]

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Theater performances focus on health issues

UIndy’s Department of Theatre has a great season planned for the coming year, but two productions on campus over the next few days are connected instead to the College of Health Sciences. Friday night brings Tangles, a unique stage musical about a family’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease. The play is part of the national conference on physical therapy and aging […]

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UIndy hosts national geriatric PT conference

More than 150 health and gerontology professionals from the U.S., the U.K., Canada and Australia are on the UIndy campus today through Saturday for ExPAAC II, a conference on exercise, physical activity and aging presented by the national Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. The event gives physical therapy practitioners the knowledge and tools they need to help the growing population […]

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In the news: Sociology, Business, PT

Dr. Amanda Miller of the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice continues to draw national attention with her research on marriage, cohabitation and household dynamics. Most recently, she is coauthor of a study suggesting that couples who share household chores equitably are also busier in the bedroom. Read about it in the New York Post (“Wanna have […]

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Profs’ project shows issues facing refugees

UIndy researchers spent nine months working with local Congolese women UPDATE: Read NUVO Newsweekly story Today has been declared World Refugee Day by the United Nations, and two UIndy professors will share their research on local refugees at a downtown event marking the occasion. Dr. Shannon McMorrow, interim director of UIndy’s Master of Public Health […]

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Orlando: UIndy faculty offer analysis, advice

Journalists have called upon UIndy faculty this week for insights on the tragic mass shooting in Orlando. Dr. Anita Thomas, dean of the School of Psychological Sciences, was interviewed Monday at RTV6’s Monument Circle studio, discussing the murderer’s possible motivations and how to ease children’s fears about violent events. “I would certainly encourage parents to have an open […]

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PT students get taste of life with disabilities

A rite of passage for first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students at the University of Indianapolis is an event some call “disability lunch.” The students are outfitted with slings, braces, gloves, blindfolds and other appliances to simulate the effects of stroke, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis and other conditions common to older adults. They then struggle through […]

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PT students to host free health fair today

Students from UIndy’s Krannert School of Physical Therapy will bring health screenings and wellness information to an underserved community today during the 10th annual Laurelwood Health Fair. As a project for a Health Promotion and Wellness course, 44 second-year students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program will carry out the event from 4 to […]

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