Translating Research into Practice

Charles Bantz IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz

As Chancellor of IUPUI from 2003 to 2015, I 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 launched the IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP). I initially asked Professor Sandra Petronio to spearhead the initiative and Stephan Viehweg to serve as Interim Director. Today I serve as the Executive Director of the center and am pleased to have Stephan serving as the Associate Director. Dr. Petronio continues to assist in identifying best practices in translation of evidence into practice. 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. Please join our efforts!

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

Charles R. Bantz, Chancellor Emeritus, IUPUI

Wednesday, November 1, 2017: IUPUI Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Community Showcase - featuring Mark Kelley, PhD, 2017 Bantz Petronio TRIP Faculty Scholar Award Recipient

Mark Kelley PhD

Several of IUPUI’S distinguished faculty scholars will showcase their translational research and illustrate how they improve people’s lives at the IUPUI TRIP Community Showcase in the IUPUI Campus Center. These scholars have partnered with community members and other to translate their research into viable practices that improve our communities.

Dr. Mark Kelley, the 2017 Bantz-Petronio Translating Research Scholarship Into Practice Award recipient will share information about his exciting work that exploits basic science discovery in cancer and other diseases for targeted therapy.

Participants at the showcase will have a chance to talk directly with our researchers to learn more about their work and to discover new possibilities for solving problems in our communities.

All students, faculty, staff and community partners are invited to attend this no cost event.

Click here to register for the Community Showcase

See EVENTS for more information about this and other TRIP events.


Is your translational research included in the TRIP database? Do you need to update or add information?

IUPUI faculty are encouraged to submit information about their translational research on the Center for TRIP website. It's easy to do and takes just a few minutes. Including your translational scholarship in the Center for TRIP database provides access to others to learn about your work and connect with you for other projects. You can update or add information at any time by visiting the website and logging in using your university username and password. As always contact our office at 317-278-4690 with questions.


Historical Perspective: Chancellor Emeritus Bantz and Professor Sandra Petronio discuss the TRIP initiative with Gerry Dick

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