Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

The Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. has awarded the Polis Center $276,542 toward the creation of the Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (EOI), published in 1994, is dated and out-of-print. As there is a need for the city to have something more than an updated EOI, we will create a web-based knowledge platform that integrates and accesses...
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Regenstrief Institute: Responding to Addictions Crisis

Karen Frederickson Comer, Director of Collaborative Research & Health Geoinformatics, is working with Regenstrief Institute and the Fairbanks School of Public Health on the “Responding to Addictions Crisis” IU Grand Challenge initiative to develop use cases for demonstrating the value of the Addictions Data Commons. Patient records from the Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC) will...
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Great Families 2020 Program

Great Families 2020 is a major Social Innovation Fund grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, which was awarded to United Way of Central Indiana. The Polis Center is working with partners to develop metrics to help improve family stability for five high risk neighborhoods in Indy. The first major report for the Social Innovation Fund program evaluation is scheduled to be...
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Kevin Mickey’s Award

Congratulations to Kevin Mickey, Director of Professional Development and Geospatial Technology Education, for achieving the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Leadership Award. Recipients of the award have demonstrated exemplary leadership, creativity, innovation, and dedicated support of URISA programs. Kevin was honored by professionals in his field due to his...
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Research On-Boarding Orientation Event

The Polis Center is participating in the Research On-Boarding Orientation event on Oct. 17. The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) annually hosts the program which is targeted to all IUPUI faculty, with a special emphasis on new and junior faculty, to share the variety of programs and services available at IUPUI, meet new research colleagues, explore potential collaborations,...
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