Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant to help Mental Health First Aid training in Monroe County

Heather Dolne, a Research Associate at the Indiana Prevention Resource Center with the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has received a 3-year, $375,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This project will focus on increasing the capacity for, and awareness of, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to better serve... Read more »

IU praised for outstanding Sports Management and Athletic Administration faculty

Indiana University Bloomington was recently named as one of the four best schools for Outstanding Sports Management and Athletic Administration Faculty by Bschools.org. In addition, its list of 19 exceptional professors in this field featured four professors at Indiana University and two professors at other schools who hold PhDs in Sports Management from IU. Check... Read more »

Alyce Fly elected to serve as Nutrition Research Chair for American Society of Nutrition

Alyce Fly, Associate Professor of Nutrition Science and Dietetics at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been elected to serve as chair-elect of the Community and Public Health Nutrition Research Interest Section (RIS) for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). Founded in 1928 as the American Institute for Nutrition, ASN’s mission is to bring... Read more »

New 10th edition of widely-used human sexuality textbook published

A new edition of Dr. William L. Yarber’s widely-used college textbook, Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary Society, was recently published. Yarber is Provost Professor at IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, Senior Director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, and the Senior Scientist at the Kinsey Institute. The textbook is co-authored by Barbara Sayad, a... Read more »

Sexuality in America focus for team receiving 2018 Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award

Since 2009, an IU Bloomington team has been researching how sex has changed over the years. Now the team’s collaboration on the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior has earned the campus’s 2018 Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award. The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior is the largest nationally representative survey of sexual behavior... Read more »

MPH students Elizabeth Bartelt and Alex Purcell receive prestigious public health award

Master of Public Health (MPH) students Elizabeth Bartelt and Alex Purcell are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Stephen Jay Award for Leadership in Public Health. The award is presented annually to current MPH students across the state who exhibit exemplary public health leadership, scholarship, and practice, resulting in the improvement of public health in... Read more »

Dutta to speak at inaugural TEDxIndianapolisWomen event

Tapati Dutta, an associate instructor and research assistant for the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, is one of five women chosen to speak at the inaugural TEDxIndianapoisWomen event on November 29, 2018, in Indianapolis. From personal survival goals to assisting community agencies, Dutta will be speaking about how connecting the dots of her wide-ranging life... Read more »

Research update

Selected recent research publications now available: Physical activity and weight gain after smoking cessation in postmenopausal women The Effects of PCSO-524®, a Patented Marine Oil Lipid derived from the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel (Perna canaliculus), on Pulmonary and Respiratory Muscle Function in Non-asthmatic Elite Runners Balance- and Strength-Training Protocols to Improve Chronic Ankle Instability... Read more »

Study finds yo-yo dieting increases lifespan in mice compared to staying obese

A new study co-led by Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington found that mice who repeatedly lost and regained weight, also known as weight cycling or “yo-yo dieting,” lived significantly longer than their obese counterparts — and in some cases even lived longer than mice who lost weight and kept it off permanently. The study, published in... Read more »

Bloomington Parks named best in the US

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has garnered the 2018 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration The Gold Medal designation is awarded each year in divisions based on population. This is the second time Bloomington has received the award. Managing over... Read more »