Faculty and Staff News Spring 2018

Dr. William Yarber Named Provost Professor

Dr. William Yarber, professor of applied health science, senior scientist at The Kinsey Institute and senior director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD, is one of three IU Bloomington faculty recently named Provost Professors.

"Professors Royce, Breithaupt, Kruschke and Yarber have brought honor and distinction to Indiana University through their exemplary research and teaching," said Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Eliza Pavalko, who announced the awards. "It is a great pleasure to see them receive the recognition they so richly deserve."

Dr. Yarber is an international leader in research and education related to HIV/STD and human sexuality and is a member of the international Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team (KI-CURT). He has advised the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and sexual health organizations in six countries, and has previously served as president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Dr. Sue Carter Receives Psychodynamic Psychiatry Journal Prize

Dr. Carter's paper "The Role of Oxytocin and Vasopressin in Attachment" was selected as the most outstanding article published this year in Psychodynamic Psychiatry.

Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Richard C. Friedman, lauded the article as "thoughtful, insightful, and of great social/political relevance."

You can read Dr. Carter's article on the journal website.


Dr. Steve Porges Receives Two Awards for Polyvagal Theory

The United States Association of Body Psychotherapy will present Dr. Porges with the 2018 USABP Pioneer Award at their annual conference in November. The award honors the pioneers who laid the foundations for the past and future construction of knowledge and skill in body psychotherapy.

The Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science will honor Dr. Porges at their 2018 benefit in June for his breakthrough contribution to understanding contemplative science and practice.  An interview with Dr. Porges abut his work is also available on the Nalanda Institute website.

Dr. Greg Lewis Delivers Lightning Talk at LuddyFest

Dr. Greg Lewis spoke on a panel about information architecture and health sciences at the April dedication of the long-awaited Luddy Hall, home to the newly formed School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at IU Bloomington.

Dr. Lewis is a bio-engineer, cross-appointed with Intelligent Systems Engineering and the Kinsey Institute, where his research into intelligent systems supports the Kinsey Institute Trauma Research Consortium.

His five-minute talk, "Studying Traumatic Stress with Advanced Biosensors," outlined advances he is making designing technology to measure changes in physiology, like heartbeat or vocal tension, using webcams. The long-term potential of this technology would allow researchers to collect data and physicians to diagnose remotely, especially useful for remote populations in difficult-to-reach areas, or when the scientist is literally half a world away.

2018 Kinsey Institute AIDS Walk team

Kinsey Institute & OVPR Staff Raise $5400 for 2018 AIDS Walk

After taking a break for a few years, the Kinsey Institute fielded a team for the 2018 South Central Indiana AIDS Walk. This charity event benefits the Community AIDS Action Group of South Central Indiana and Positive Link, a program of Indiana University Health.

Composed of staff and faculty from the Kinsey Institute and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University, our team raised $5400 and won awards for top fundraising team and first and second place individual fundraisers.

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