Karen Comer Co-authors Paper in the June Issue of BMC Public Health

Karen Comer, Director of Collaborative Research and Health Geoinformatics, is a co-author on the paper, “Learning in the Zone: Toward Workforce Development of Evidence-based Public Policy Communication,” published in the June issue of the journal, BMC Public Health. Her co-authors include Beth Meyerson, IUB School of Public Health, Laura Haderxhanay, PhD student, and Gregory Zimt, IU School...
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Kevin Mickey to Instruct at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute

Kevin Mickey, Director of Professional Development and Geospatial Technology Education, will be at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Maryland the week of July 16 to instruct 40 participants on the use of FEMA’s Hazus-MH multi-hazard risk assessment tool. This tool helps mitigate disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and tsunamis....
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The Polis Center Assists the South Carolina Division of Emergency Management

Since January 2017 Polis has been engaged in the development of a Multihazard Mitigation Platform (MHMP) for the South Carolina Division of Emergency Management (SCDEM).  This product is expected to be completed and delivered in July.  The MHMP represents a major advancement for South Carolina hazard mitigation.  It integrates and makes accessible mitigation products across jurisdictions...
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Spirit & Place Presents: Civic Saturday on July 28

The next Civic Saturday, presented by Spirit & Place, the Indianapolis Public Library, and League of Women Voters of Indianapolis, is July 28 at the Central Library, 10:30 – 11:30am. Erin Kelly, Program Director at The Polis Center (IUPUI), who manages this event, attended a conference in Seattle earlier this year to learn more about this Citizen University initiative. Civic Saturday...
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In the News: Kevin Mickey, Director of Professional Development and Geospatial Technology Education at The Polis Center (IUPUI), to Present a Workshop on Flood Hazard Modeling in Washington

Kevin Mickey, of The Polis Center (IUPUI), is co-presenting a custom built workshop on flood hazard modeling in Olympia, Washington from June 11-14. This workshop, funded by FEMA through the Washington Department of Natural Resources, will seek to provide guidance to risk analysts on how to use geospatial tools and methods to model and mitigate a variety of flood hazards to include riverine...
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In the news: Kevin Mickey, Director of Professional Development and Geospatial Technology Education, has been asked to serve on a university advisory group for the IUPUI Center for Aerial Unmanned Systems Imaging

Kevin Mickey, of The Polis Center (IUPUI) has been asked to join the Center for Aerial Unmanned Systems imaging, which is a part of the IUPUI School of Liberal arts. Their focus is on non-military applications of the growing trend in drone technology. They will research the many different uses of this newer technology, such as tracking animal populations, disaster preparation, and precision...
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