School of Public Health alumnus Philemon Yebei named IU Assistant Vice President for Administration

Indiana University has announced that Indiana University School of Public Health alumnus, Philemon Yebei, has been appointed assistant vice president for administration in the university’s Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs. Yebei will fill the role previously held by Steve Keucher, who retired at the end of 2017 after 30 years of... Read more »

Brian Richardson receives 2018 Building Bridges Awar MLK Leadership Breakfast at IU Bloomington

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. … You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” As hundreds of... Read more »

IU-based startup’s online system assists in quantitative risk assessments of chemicals

A startup based on an Indiana University innovation could help federal and international organizations conduct more-efficient quantitative risk assessments of chemicals in food, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other products. Traditional methods to conduct quantitative risk assessments have drawbacks, according to Kan Shao, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health in IU’s School of Public Health. View print quality... Read more »

Lecture: The Legacy of AIDS: Unprecedented Challenges and Opportunities for Change

The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington and the Rural Center for AIDS/STD prevention will be hosting the Ryan White & William L. Yarber Lecture and Awarding Of The Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award, a part of the Public Health Lecture Series. Sandra L. Thurman, M.A. will receive the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award and discuss... Read more »

Dean David B. Allison presented with award from The Obesity Society

Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Dean David B. Allison was presented with the 2017 Thomas A. Wadden Award for Distinguished Mentorship during The Obesity Society’s annual scientific meeting this week. The Thomas A. Wadden Award for Distinguished Mentorship honors a mid-career or senior The Obesity Society member for distinguished mentorship of the Society’s members... Read more »

IU presented its highest alumni award during homecoming weekend

Five Indiana University alumni received IU’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award on Oct. 12 during homecoming weekend. It is the university’s highest award given only to an alumna or alumnus. IU School of Public Health-Bloomington alumnus Raymond E. Pavy of New Castle, Ind. was among the recipients of this year’s award. Additional recipients included Dr. Kent... Read more »

Eppley Institute earns grant for boater education course

Indiana University’s Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, part of the School of Public Health’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism studies, has been awarded a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency to design, develop, and host an online boater education course for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). The three-year award... Read more »

MPH student Joshua Bundy earns prestigious public health award

This week, during the 33rd Annual Indiana Public Health Celebration and Hulman Awards, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Master of Public Health (MPH) student Joshua Bundy received the Stephen Jay Award for Leadership in Public Health. Bundy is a rising star in public health and a future programmatic leader, according to those who nominated... Read more »

Analysis finds homicide is the largest contributor to years of life lost among black Americans

Homicide is the largest contributor to potential years of life lost among black Americans, according to a study published Oct. 10 in PLOS ONE and conducted by researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. By contrast, homicide was the 12th highest contributor to potential years of life lost for white Americas. Potential years of life... Read more »

IU researchers explore farmers’ motivations for diversification of products

In a study recently published in the Journal of Rural Studies, researchers from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington found that farmers who want to maintain their business for their children and grandchildren are more likely to diversify the production aspects of their farms. With advancements in technology, U.S. farms have moved from producing... Read more »