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At IUPUI School of Science, we are dedicated to making an impact, and improving lives. This section highlights just a few of the people and organizations whose support has contributed to the success of our school and our students.
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It’s rare for a retired U.S. Army colonel to undertake a second career teaching human anatomy to undergraduates considering careers in allied health, nursing or medicine, but that’s exactly what Michael Yard, M.S. has been doing at the School of Science...
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When most people think of theoretical physics they think of impossibly advanced mathematical calculations or perhaps Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman or Stephen Hawking, the Holy Trinity of 20th century physics.Complex mathematical modeling is the bread...
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Five to ten million Americans of all ages suffer from schizophrenia, manic-depressive (bipolar) disorders and other severe mental illnesses. These illnesses are chronic brain diseases that can profoundly disrupt a person's ability to think, feel and...
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The undergraduate students taking physics in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis are considering careers ranging from science and engineering to medicine, nursing, and law. Physics Department Chair and Associate...
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Horia Petrache says there’s good reason his School of Science physics web page is frequently under construction.“It’s because good things happen faster than we can acknowledge them.”This kind of upbeat, positive attitude is evident in Petrache’s work as...
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Helping combat potential killers such as anthrax, botulism and tetanus that strike people all over the world is the work of Lei Li, assistant professor of bioinorganic chemistry at the IUPUI School of Science.Li’s research, exploring DNA damage and...
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It’s not second nature to relate mathematical science to Parkinson’s Disease, but for School of Science Associate Professor Leonid Rubchinsky, the two have shaped his career.For the past several years, Rubchinsky has collaborated with Neurosurgery...
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An authority in genomic instability, Dr. Anna Malkova's research focuses on pathways employed by living cells to repair double-strand DNA breaks. Abnormal repairs are believed to promote cancer in humans. Malkova came to the United States from St....