Translating Research into Practice


Chancellor Charles R. Bantz

As Chancellor since 2003, I have observed that IUPUI faculty are conducting important research and making significant contributions to improving all aspects of people’s lives. Their research mission demonstrates the value of generating knowledge and taking that knowledge where it can be used to make lives better. Such scholars Translate Research Into Practice.

To celebrate these faculty researchers and the impact they have, I have launched the IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP). I have asked Professor Sandra Petronio to spearhead the initiative and Stephan Viehweg to serve as Interim Director. This center both identifies IUPUI’s translational scholars and recognizes their work in several programs. We are excited about the potential to bring local and national attention to the great work our faculty are doing on the campus of IUPUI.

You can participate by learning about some of our Featured Translational Scholars or Identify Yourself as an IUPUI TRIP Scholar.


Charles R. Bantz
Executive Vice President, Indiana University
Chancellor, IUPUI

TRIP Scholar Showcase set for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The annual Translating Research Into Practice Showcase will be held Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5 PM in the IUPUI Campus Center, Multi-purpose room (4th floor). Several of IUPUI’S distinguished faculty scholars present their translational research and illustrate how they improve people’s lives at the IUPUI TRIP Community Showcase. From health care to information technology, forensic sciences to tourism marketing, and Indiana to the world, these faculty members have translated their research into viable practices that improve our communities. Jeffrey Kline, the 2014 Bantz-Petronio TRIP Faculty Award Recipient will present his translational research. Please RSVP for this no cost event to help us plan for your attendance. See you there!

Founding Director Sandra Petronio receives prestigious national Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication

Sandra Petronio is the 2013 recipient of the Mark L. Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication. Dr. Petronio is the Founding Director of the IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice. The Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication recognizes individuals who throughout their careers have made significant scholarly contributions to the study of interaction and/or relational processes. The award also recognizes recipients for active involvement in interpersonal communication, significant mentoring of students and/or public service focused on interpersonal communication. Read more.

About TRIP

Chancellor Bantz and Professor Sandra Petronio discuss the TRIP initiative with Gerry Dick.