Karen Comer, Director of Collaborative Research and Health Geoinformatics Lead Author of Paper to be Published in The Journal ‘BMC Public Health’

Karen Comer, Polis Center Director of Collaborative Research and Health Geoinformatics, is lead author on the paper, “Electronic Health Record (EHR)-Based Community Health Measures: An Exploratory Assessment of Perceived Usefulness by Local Health Departments,” that has just been accepted for publication in the journal BMC Public Health.  Her co-authors include Brian Dixon and Marc Rosenman...
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Polis Director of GeoInformatics Jim Sparks to Speak at 2018 State of Pennsylvania GIS Conference

The Polis Center’s Director of Geoinformatics, Jim Sparks will be a keynote speaker at this year’s (2018) GIS conference in the State of Pennsylvania. The conference takes place May 14-16. Sparks will be speaking Tuesday, May 15 from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Sparks is a highly-experienced geospatial information professional recently appointed the Director of GeoInformatics at The Polis Center...
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“Ethos and Creativity” Three Decades Later: Art and Race in Indianapolis

LaShawnda Crowne Storm, Spirit & Place Community Engagement Director and visual artist, activist, and community builder is participating in a panel March 8 for an IUPUI Africana Studies event, Mari Evans’ “Ethos and Creativity” Three Decades Later: Art and Race in Indianapolis.  The program will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Basile Auditorium, Eskenazi Hall, 735 West New York...
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Gendered Innovations: Lunch with Londa Shieninger, MA, PhD

The IU School of  Medicine Office of Diversity Affairs is hosting a luncheon featuring credited and esteemed Londa Scheinbinger, Ma, Phd.  Dr. Londa Schiebinger will be presenting her work on gender, science, and technology on March 6 from 12-1:30 in the Joseph E. Walther Hall (Room 303) Londa Schienbinger, Ma, PhD is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University...
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The Polis Center at IUPUI Plays Huge Role in New Natural Hazard Mitigation 2017 Interim Report

On January 10, 2018, more than a decade after releasing its original report on mitigation, the National Institute of Building Sciences issued Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report. The 2017 Interim Report highlights the benefits of two mitigation strategies. The Institute’s project team looked at the results of 23 years of federally-funded mitigation grants provided by the...
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GovLab and NNIP feature IndyVitals as great example of how data helps community planning efforts

  IndyVitals makes the news! The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP)–a collaborative effort by the Urban Institute and local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policymaking and community building–included a case study on SAVI and IndyVitals in a recent website post, Powering Community Participation in Planning...
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