We are excited to bring to you the Fall 2018 edition of
Earlier this semester, Dr. John Lechleiter, former CEO of Eli Lilly, visited our department and gave a seminar. He was very impressed with our students, and we are proud of them. Last year our undergraduate enrollment increased more than 6 percent and this year our enrollment saw a slight increase. This means IUPUI is a preferred choice for more and more students. This year we hosted a departmental recruiting event: Chemistry Day. We have created a video for this event highlighting the department, and we will post this video online soon (please visit the departmental site periodically).
In my last communication to you, I mentioned hiring
Dr. Ian Webb
as an assistant professor. He has joined the department and is in the process of setting up his laboratory. He has already attracted two graduate students in his program and his mass spectrometer is already here. This is an exciting time for him and for the department.
I am very pleased to inform you about several new grants coming in the department. Dr. Rajesh Sardar received funding on a collaborative proposal to the National Institutes of Health and a grant from the National Institute of Justice. Dr. John Goodpaster also received funding from the National Institute of Justice. One of our graduate students, Ms. Courtney Cruise received a graduate fellowship from the National Institute of Justice. Courtney previously received the University Fellowship. A current Ph.D. student, Mr. Brandon Bills received the same graduate fellowship from the National Institute of Justice.
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