IndyVitals Tool Nominated as Innovation of the Year for TechPoint 2017 Mira Awards

18th Annual Event Honors ‘the best of tech in Indiana’ IndyVitals–a digital neighborhood monitoring tool developed by The Polis Center at IUPUI in partnership with the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) and the City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development–has been nominated as Innovation of the Year for the 18th annual TechPoint Mira Awards presented by...
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POLIS CENTER OFFICIAL WINS PLACEMAKING AWARD TO GALVANIZE BLIGHTED INDIANAPOLIS COMMUNITY AND IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY

Lashawnda Crowe Storm, Spirit & Place Community Engagement Director for the Polis Center at IUPUI, and Phyllis Viola Boyd are the award-winners of a three-year, $200,000 grant from Artplace’s National Creative Placemaking Fund to support their public safety and neighborhood improvement project, RECLAIM. RECLAIM will use art to develop vacant spaces along an unsafe, walking corridor traveled...
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Delegates from World Bank Group Visit IUPUI

On Wednesday, December 14, delegates from the World Bank Group visited IUPUI as guests of The Polis Center and the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research (OVCR). The group included officers and specialists from the South Asia Disaster Risk Management team and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). The World Bank team came to IUPUI specifically to learn more about The...
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Using Data to Inform the Conversation on Environmental Disparities in Indianapolis

On December 8, 2016, The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) convened several Indianapolis/Marion County stakeholders for a conversation on environmental disparities in Indianapolis. The Polis Center and the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health collaborated to present data to inform the conversation. Jay Smirat and Dr. Yi Wang with Fairbanks presented their work on the creation of an...
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Using Electronic Health Record Data to Improve Community Health Assessment

We are pleased to announce that a paper co-authored by Karen Comer, Director of Collaborative Research and Health Geoinformatics; Dr. Brian Dixon, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and Regenstrief Institute; Dr. Joe Gibson, Marion County Public Health Department; Dr. Marc Rosenman, IU School of Medicine; Jennifer L. Craig, Regenstrief Institute; and Dr. Jian “Frank” Zou, Worcester...
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Polis Center Geoinformatics Director Tapped for Centre for Sustainability & Future Studies Advisory Board

Tarek Rashed, PhD, Director of Geoinformatics at the Polis Center at IUPUI, has been appointed to a three-year term on the advisory board of the Centre for Sustainability and Future Studies at the British University in El Sherouk, Egypt. The Centre’s research goals for sustainable communities apply to world-wide issues, which is why it seeks international contributions. The advisory board...
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