“Rising Stars in Health Sciences Symposium” at IU Bloomington July 16-18

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and partners are hosting the inaugural “Rising Stars in Health Sciences Symposium” July 16-18, 2019. The symposium, which focuses on networking, science, mentoring, and career development, is tailored to underrepresented minority (URM) scholars who are in the early stages of their careers, including advanced Ph.D. students, post‐doctoral fellows,... Read more »

Dr. Kay Burrus to be inducted into the Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass has announced that Dr. Kay Burrus will be one of six new members inducted into the Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame in September. She was an emerita faculty member and the former Associate Dean of the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington when it... Read more »

Prevention Insights to oversee evidence-based research for Claude McNeal Productions’ Lilly Endowment grant

Prevention Insights at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington will oversee the evidence-based research on a $250,000 grant Claude McNeal Productions has received from the Lilly Endowment Inc. The grant will support the work necessary for ACT Out!, a live social-issues theatre troupe, to become evidence-based in social/emotional learning. The research will support the creation... Read more »

Dr. Yarber’s Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures gets update

A completely revised fourth edition of the Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures has been published. Dr. Bill Yarber, Provost Professor from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, is the co-editor and founder of the handbook. The reference handbook, written for sex researchers and their students, contains over 200 standardized sexuality-related questionnaires and is 712 pages. It... Read more »

2019-2020 Distinguished Colloquium Speakers announced

The Distinguished Colloquium Speaker Series brings national leaders to IU School of Public Health IU-Bloomington throughout the academic year. These events, which are free and open to the public, highlight key topics and contemporary issues in public health. This extraordinary lineup of speakers is remarkable for its breadth and diversity and the caliber of speakers,... Read more »

Dr. Slates named ASSP’s 2019 Outstanding Safety Educator

Dr. Kevin Slates, a clinical associate professor at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been named the 2019 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He has been a member of the ASSP for 14 years. In addition to securing external funding for safety program initiatives, Slates... Read more »

Dr. Chusyd awarded grant to develop facial recognition software for elephants

Dr. Daniella Chusyd from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington has been awarded a one-year $15,000 grant from Microsoft AI for Earth for the use of its Azure software. Chusyd plans to apply breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and computer vision to develop software that will automatically identify elephants by facial recognition in real time. Zoo... Read more »

Dr. Howell shares opioid protection advice with Deerfield public employees

Dr. Brandon Howell from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington recently presented his “Protecting Yourself from Opioid Waste Exposures and Associated Infectious Diseases” workshop to administrators and employees of the park district, public works department, and police department of Deerfield, Illinois. With the opioid epidemic continuing to rise in the United States, the risk for... Read more »

Prevention Insights partners with Fayette County family services program to address opioid overdoses

Prevention Insights will work with agencies in the rural Indiana county of Fayette to plan the groundwork for improved access to opioid-related prevention services. The project will focus on reducing morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses by improving the county’s prevention infrastructure and available services. Dr. Ruth Gassman, Executive Director of Prevention Insights, and... Read more »

SPH alumnus Sandy Searcy named recipient of 2019 President’s Award

Sandy Searcy has been named a 2019 recipient of the President’s Award, the highest award the Indiana University Alumni Association (IUAA) bestows on volunteer leaders. The IUAA will honor Searcy during Cream and Crimson Weekend on June 6-8. Searcy is a two-time graduate of the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, earning her B.S. in ’86... Read more »