Centers Funded under the Signature Centers Initiative - 2010
The central theme of the Center for Urban Health is Environment, Community, and Health. The goal is to enhance health and sustainability for urban populations, with an eye toward both environmental legacies and emerging threats.
The mission of the Indiana Center for Breast Cancer Research is to address the full range of prevention, early detection, and treatment of breast cancer through translational projects, supportive cores, and synergistic programs. The charge of the center is the rapid movement of laboratory discoveries into the clinic.
The primary charge of the Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication is twofold: 1) the scholarly investigation of intercultural communication in professional and academic settings, and 2) the provision of training on intercultural communication for local, national, and international clients. The center bolsters initiatives with health literacy and communication research and TRIP programs currently under way.
The mission of the Indiana Center for Translational Musculoskeletal Research is to advance health by performing studies into the normal and abnormal form and functioning of the musculoskeletal system. The Center aims at bridging the gap between basic science and clinical research by translating findings from preclinical studies to clinical populations, and vice versa.
The mission of the Institute for American Thought scholarly editions is to preserve, research, and publish the papers and works for these four editions: Peirce Edition Project, George Santayana Edition, Frederick Douglass Papers, and the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies. All of these published volumes have a global audience and international reputations.
The mission of the Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI) is to be a leader in translating bionanotechnology and nanoenergy research into innovations that will contribute to the social well being and economic growth of central Indiana and the nation.
The mission of the Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training Center is to advance the science of communication in palliative and end-of-life care across the lifespan. The center aims to support the advancement of research on communication in populations with serious illness that is life-threatening, debilitating, or terminal.