Latest issue of the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health Journal is now available

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on parks, recreation and tourism’s impact on public health. Articles will share research and community models that focus on the relation between parks, recreation and tourism and their impact on healthier lifestyles. The journal’s aim is to encourage researchers and practitioners to submit... Read more »

Dr. Priscilla Barnes presented with Community Health Partnership’s Trailblazer Award

Dr. Priscilla Barnes has been presented with the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Community Health Partnership’s Trailblazer Award a project she has led in partnership with Lawrence Community Gardens, titled “Digging in to Volunteer Engagement: A Community Garden’s Approach to Reducing Food Insecurity.” Her work is helping the 7.6 acre garden Lawrence, Indiana,... Read more »

Harm Reduction to be theme of 2018 Indiana Public Health Conference on October 11

The public health conference provides a forum in which people from diverse perspectives can work together to achieve a shared goal of addressing Indiana’s most pressing public health issues. The theme for the 2018 conference is harm reduction, a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm reduction... Read more »

Faculty researcher wins top award at Military Health System competition

Dr. Keisuke Kawata was awarded the first-place award at the recent Military Health System Research Symposium Young Investigator Competition. His research “Association of Increased Serum S100B Levels with High School Football Subconcussive Head Impacts” took the top prize in a very large field of competitors. According to Dr. Patricia Reilly of the U.S. Army Medical... Read more »

Dr. Kevin Slates and IU SPH Safety Program receives prestigious national award

The Indiana University School of Public Health American Society of Safety Professionals Student Section for the second time in less than three years received the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Outstanding Student Section of the Year Award during the recent ASSP House of Delegates meeting. Only one out of 75 programs is selected for... Read more »

IU SPH researchers receive award for significant contribution to industrial hygiene

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has awarded the 2018 Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award to a team which includes Dr. Shawn Gibbs and Ms. Aurora Le at the Indiana University School of Public Health, both in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. The AIHA honors individuals who provide significant contributions to the... Read more »

Meet Joel Ybe, senior scientist at the School of Public Health and the IU Bloomington’s Indiana CTSI navigator

Solving crystal structures. Creating new devices. Teaching himself X-ray crystallography. As a scientist, Joel Ybe has always loved solving problems — something he has found equally rewarding in his unique role at Indiana University Bloomington, where he uses his scientific training to connect researchers with resources, support and services available through the Indiana Clinical and Translational... Read more »

Survey finds use of vapor products up among Indiana teens

Nearly 30 percent of 12th-graders in Indiana report using electronic vapor products in the last month, according to the 28th annual Indiana Youth Survey. This is an increase of 45 percent over 2017 numbers. The survey — administered in early 2018 by the Institute for Research on Addictive Behavior, part of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington —... Read more »

“Environmental health research and interventions in India” study abroad tour applications open until October 1

This short-term overseas study tour embedded in two 3-credit courses V422 (for undergraduate students) and V522 (for graduate students) will provide students with exposure to important environmental health challenges that developing countries are encountering in today’s world. Students have to be enrolled in either V422 Issues in Global Environmental Health: Investigations and Interventions or V522... Read more »

Chemical marker links sub-concussions to potential brain damage

Repetitive mild head impacts in sports (sub-concussions) are becoming a major public health concern because long-term exposure to these head impacts may have the potential to cause severe brain disorder in later life. A recent study by Dr. Keisuke Kawata at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, published in the prestigious Journal of Neurotrauma, measured a... Read more »