To learn more about the Division of Diversity Affairs outreach efforts from visit: http://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/offices/da/initiativesDOCS.html
Indiana University School of Medicine - BioMedical Scientists Seminar Series Speakers Groups
The goal of the BioMedical Scientists Seminar Series Speakers Group is to offer biomedical research seminars to Indiana universities and colleges, showcase the research taking place at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), and inform talented students about the Indiana University School of Medicine BioMedical Gateway (IBMG) Program as well as the other graduate degrees offered by the IUSM.
Please visit our list of faculty participating and additional information on their research talk title as well as their bio.
If an Indiana university or college has an interest in taking advantage of this free service, please complete the request form which asks for the following information:
- The faculty member's name you would like to have speak (please provide us with several faculty names in case your first pick is unavailable - also we like to limit one speaker per institution);
- Dates you have available;
- Times; and
The GK-12 Urban Educators Program at IUPUI is an NSF-funded partnership between the IUPUI School of Science, the IU School of Medicine, and the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). GK-12 Fellows are research graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.), who dedicate 10 hours per week in nearby school classrooms (plus 5 hours prep time), grades 6-12, working with a science teacher partner to bring excitement of research into the science classroom or outdoor laboratory. GK-12 Fellows benefit by improving their leadership, communication, and teaching skills, and become more aware of the need for high-quality science education at all levels.
Participating IPS STEM faculty and students will be largely within three Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS): the newly-formed Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet School, the George Washington Community School, and Northwest High School. These large urban schools educate students from diverse backgrounds and encompass both the successes and challenges in the areas of in science and mathematics education. Each of these schools has a high percentage of underrepresented minority students (URM):
- Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet School: 80% free or reduced-cost lunch, 94% minority
- George Washington Community School: 71% free or reduced-cost lunch, 53% minority
- Northwest High School: 74% free or reduced-cost lunch, 87% minority
All of these three schools are close to the IUPUI campus. Each also has an established relationship with IUPUI. For example: in August 2006, Crispus Attucks reorganized as a Medical Magnet School, starting with grades 6-9, and adding a grade level every year until the addition of grade 12 in 2009. The IU School of Medicine, the IU School of Education, Clarian Health Partners (a holding company for the University and regional hospitals) and Crispus Attucks have formalized a partnership by signing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize teacher professional development (School of Education), provide medical and health-related internships for students (School of Medicine), and career seminars and other experiences intended to interest and prepare students for college success and careers in health care (Clarian Health Partners, School of Medicine). The current GK-12 proposal will bring a new facet to this partnership by establishing graduate student scientists in the classroom.
Indiana’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and IUSM forged a partnership to produce Camp MD – Medical Detectives that ran on June 9 – 11th, 2009 at IUSM. The objective is to fill the need to further develop health professions enrichment for minorities at early stages (early high school). During Camp MD, the Director of the IBMG Program for Ph.D. Study had the opportunity to speak to the students regarding careers in biomedical sciences as well as the educational path taken to achieve their goals.
Summer Research Student Welcome Reception
The Graduate Division was represented at a reception for underrepresented minorities participating in the various summer research programs throughout the School of Medicine. This reception was hosted by the IUSM - Office of Multicultural Affairs with the goal to foster a welcoming, supportive, and nurturing environment for students (particularly graduate students) arriving in the summer for their academic and research programs by facilitating opportunities for networking with other graduate students from varied programs and backgrounds. The event served as an opportunity to highlight IUSM as a research institution offering an environment, initiatives, and efforts dedicated not only to educating and training top notch scientists, but providing this experience in the most satisfactory, inclusive, and fulfilling of ways.