Ball State’s commitment to superior, interdisciplinary research is easily seen in the quality and prominence of the university’s 60 centers, institutes, clinics, bureaus, and other research and outreach units. Within each of these campus entities, Ball State faculty and staff are individually dedicated to their work while collectively raising the research profile and bringing national recognition to the entire university community.
The Sponsored Programs Office has designated 17 of these centers and institutes as Knowledge Units, recognizing their long-term research, their efforts to secure external funding, and the institution’s investment in their operations. These hubs of knowledge are founded on the principle that all creative, design, research, scholarly, and other forms of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary work exist and are promoted across campus and beyond.
To honor their work, the Sponsored Programs Office has focused the spring issue of Ball State Research on one of these centers, the Global Health Institute (GHI) and how they are Taking Health to a Global Level.
Established in 2009, the Global Heath Institute encourages interdisciplinary investigation of critical issues that are impacting local and global health. Since late 2011, GHI has produced six Burden of Disease reports that focus on the major health issues impacting adults in Indiana.
Read more about the Global Health Institute, the Burden of Disease reports, the faculty, and the university’s interdisciplinary approach in this spring update of Ball State Research.
The efforts featured in this issue have an impact close to campus and as far away as the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Check out the community service efforts of our Creative Endeavor Awardee, who also guided the development of a nationally acclaimed new musical. Realize the far-reaching impact of purpose in the lives of rural youth.
Explore the amazing first-hand accounts of veteran and active duty military personnel collected through oral histories. Discover how soccer is being used as a diplomatic tool in Jordan and how two professors from the College of Communication, Information, and Media are using journalism to bring students from Southeast Asia to Ball State and teach them about American culture.
Examine the cutting-edge computer statistical analysis of our Researcher of the Year and the effects people are having on the Wabash River and fish morphology.
Click on the links at the right for profiles and stories about sponsored projects at Ball State University.
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