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Santo Fortunato named as a scientific director to IUNI

 

Professor Santo Fortunato (IUB, SOIC, Informatics) has been named a scientific director of the Indiana University Network Science Institute. Fortunato joins Bernice Pescosolido (IUB, Sociology), Olaf Sporns (IUB, Psychology and Brain Sciences), and Andy Saykin (IUSOM, Radiology and Imaging Sciences) in shaping the activities of the institute led by Executive Director Patty Mabry. 

The Networks of Doctor Shopping and Prescription Drug Abuse

IUNI Affiliates Brea Perry (COAS, Sociology) and Yong-Yeol Ahn (SOIC, Informatics) were awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for a study that will use social network analysis to examine "doctor shopping," in which patients visit multiple physicians to get prescriptions for controlled substances.

IUNI affiliate Pestilli leads effort to establish Midwest big data and neuroscience community

The award — a part of a major new initiative from the National Science Foundation and White House to “create a national ecosystem for Big Data and Data Science” — is a symbol of IU’s progression toward leadership in the field of both neuroscience and big data science. It is also part of $11 million in federal grants announced today to advance research and create infrastructure designed to ensure data acquired by publicly funded basic research is effectively shared and used.