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.

Monday, February 19, 2018: IUPUI Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Community Showcase - featuring Dean Saitta, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Denver

Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 in Room 450-B - IUPUI Campus Center at 5 PM

Keynote Address: Translational Research and Institutional Responsibility: Owning Up to Historical Atrocities

All across the nation, colleges and universities are taking responsibility for controversial aspects of their institutional histories. The University of Denver is one such example. In its founding year, 1864, a massacre of peacefully camped Native Americans by a US military force at Sand Creek, Colorado, shook the nation and raised questions about the complicity of the university’s founder, Governor John Evans, in the atrocity. In 2014, an interdisciplinary group of scholars decisively established Governor Evans’s culpability for this event. In this talk, Professor Saitta discusses the challenges of the translational work that was then undertaken by the University of Denver, work that was aimed at acknowledging and redressing the injuries and inequalities engendered by the enduring legacy of the Sand Creek Massacre.

Dr. Dean Saitta is Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Denver.

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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