Seven new academic programs coming to campus this fall

Post by John Schwarb and Rich Schneider, IU Communications media specialists: If you’re on this page, you might already know that Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis offers more than 350 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Come this fall, there will be a few more. Here’s a look at seven new academic programs from a variety of IUPUI […]

Solution to growing number of older motorists dying in motor vehicle accidents: Self-driving vehicles

By Rich Schneider, IU Communications Specialist

To address the increasing numbers of older motorists dying in motor vehicle accidents, a public health expert at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has a high-tech solution: hands-free driving.

A study looking at deaths resulting from right-angle motor vehicle crashes shows the elderly are at an extreme survival disadvantage compared to their younger counterparts, said Timothy D. McFarlane, a visiting lecturer in epidemiology.

28 miles but worlds apart: life expectancy in Central Indiana

By Rich Schneider, IU Communication Specialist: The saying that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer only tells part of the story. The rich, or those who live in a community with greater access to health-promoting and health-protecting resources and opportunities, also have a greater life expectancy, according to “Worlds Apart: Gaps in […]

Westeros urgently needs an epidemiologist

Guest post courtesy of Sandy Herman, IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health: Fans of the HBO TV series “Game of Thrones” (and the books on which the series is based) know you can’t take a stroll through Westeros without tripping over a knight, a sellsword or a black-cloaked Ranger of the Night’s Watch. […]