Identifying ‘designer’ drugs taken by overdose patients
Unfortunately opioid drugs are constantly in the news. Overdose patients taking these dangerous designer drugs often pass out or, in some cases, even die. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, every day more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.
Fortunately, a young IUPUI chemistry faculty member and his team, using paper spray mass spectrometry, are developing a process to combat this epidemic. Dr. Nicholas Manicke, Assistant Professor, contacted Daniel E. Rusyniak, M.D., at the I.U. School of Medicine, and together they are tackling the problem.
School of Science announces Top 100 Students for 2018
INDIANAPOLIS – With 41 students on this year’s list, nearly half of the student recognized are enrolled in the School of Science. This year’s Top 100 honorees were recognized at the annual reception dinner where the Top 10 students and Top student were also named.
A panel of alumni, faculty and staff select the top students based on nominations by faculty and staff. The students who were selected show strength in scholastic achievement, collegiate and co-curricular activities and civic/community service.
Faculty Expectations and Lessons Learned: Faculty Member, Chair, and University Administrator
By: David Malik
Distributed Drug Discovery (D3) Takes its Global Collaborations to Cuba
Since 2005 IUPUI's Distributed Drug Discovery program has established multiple collaborations between our department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and schools across the globe. These contacts have been with students and/or professors in Poland, Russia, Spain, the Czech Republic and Kenya, as well as at multiple schools across the United States. Now it has been implemented in Cuba. D3 has three goals:
Keith Anliker receives 2018 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
We are told that in teaching the very first few minutes of the first day of the semester of any class are the most important. These first few minutes set the direction and demeanor for the rest of the term. Students look at the professor as he (or she) first walks in and they say to themselves: "I don't care how much he knows, but I do want to know if he cares."
Well, Keith cares!
Voice of a Chemistry Alumnus: Robin Polt
A Chemistry Degree at IUPUI 36 Years Out
By: Robin Polt, BS Chemistry 1981
International symposium on chemistry education honors IUPUI's Pratibha Varma-Nelson
INDIANAPOLIS -- Leading figures in science education are gathering this week for a symposium honoring Pratibha Varma-Nelson of IUPUI, this year's recipient of the American Chemical Society's George Pimentel Award.
Voice of a Chemistry Alumnus: Tom Eckrich
A 1979 graduate of IUPUI Department of Chemistry, Tom Eckrich was born and raised in Beech Grove, IN. He graduated from Cathedral High School when it was still at 14th and Meridian in downtown Indianapolis, then spent one year studying accounting at what is now Marian University. Needing additional elective credits he attended IUPUI during the summer of 1976 and took General Chemistry, C105, with Professor Gordon Fricke. Tom failed his first exam in this course, but Prof. Fricke encouraged him to continue.