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 »

Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Ludema garner equipment funding for research to improve campus sexual health and safety

An equipment proposal from Dr. Molly Rosenberg and Dr. Christina Ludema entitled “Developing an IU-based research program to improve campus sexual health and safety with wearable alcohol monitors” has been selected by the Office of the Provost for Research (OVPR) for funding. One of the major issues facing students today is the epidemic of sexual... Read more »

Prevention Insights partners with Franciscan Alliance to improve opioid addiction treatment

Public health researchers at Indiana University have partnered with Franciscan Alliance to improve opioid addiction treatment at hospitals in Marion and Lake counties. Experts at Prevention Insights, an addiction research center based at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, will work with clinicians and administrators at Franciscan Alliance to support, expand and evaluate Franciscan’s use... Read more »

Joyce Arthur celebrates 56 years at IU School of Public Health-Bloomington

In 1963, Joyce Arthur was a Bloomington High School senior when she accepted a job as a secretary in the then-IU Department of Health and Safety. That launched a career spanning six decades. At the time, the department — now the Department of Applied Health Science — had six faculty members, plus Arthur. Now, the... Read more »

Dr. Chusyd selected to receive CTSI Postdoc Challenge award

Dr. Daniella Chusyd from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington has been selected to receive a 2018-2019 Postdoc Challenge award from the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). Her project is titled “Early life trauma and biological aging in a long-lived animal model” and focuses on the relationship between early life adversity and longevity using... Read more »

Green and Uchal win People’s Choice Award at CEWiT Research Poster Competition

Samantha Green and Kate Uchal, two undergraduate students from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, have won the People’s Choice Award at the 6th annual Women’s Research Poster Competition organized by the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT). For the People’s Choice Award, all the participating individuals and audience at the event were... Read more »

Dr. Beeker awarded grant to study J.D. Marshall shipwreck

Dr. Charles D. Beeker, director of the Center for Underwater Science and Academic Diving Program at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been awarded a NOAA and Indiana DNR grant for $15,568 to work on the Great Lakes shipwreck J.D. Marshall. The Center for Underwater Science will conduct an underwater archaeological investigation of the... Read more »