As Indiana University concludes its final planned week of in-person instruction for the fall semester, IU researchers have analyzed data from the university’s semester-long COVID-19 testing program and found that infection risk was not higher among students attending more in-person courses.
The estate of Indiana University Alumnus James A. Caplin recently provided Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington with a $2 million gift for the establishment of the James A. Caplin Chair in Evidence-Based Public Health. The gift will advance rigorous, scientific study of both access to healthcare as well as the efficacy and quality of healthcare—particularly for the underserved. What’s more, preference is to be directed to rural-related research.
Brian Forist, Lecturer with Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington in the Department of Health & Wellness Design is the recipient of the 2020 NAI Award of Distinction from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).
Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington added Associate Professor Marco Ajelli to its Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics on October 1, 2020. Ajelli previously served as a senior research scientist at the Bruno Kessler Foundation's Center for Information and Communication Technology in Trento, Italy.
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), has received a renewal award for up to $2 million over five years from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to continue its role as the Nathan Shock Centers for Excellence in the Biology of Aging Coordinating Center (NSCs).
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently indicated it will fund a new study led by Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson of Indiana University#&8217;s School of Public Health-Bloomington. MacDonald Gibson, who chairs the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, will serve as principal investigator for “Targeting Homes with High Lead Exposure Risks by Leveraging Big Data and Advanced Machine-Learning Algorithms.”
Biostatistics experts from a variety of industries are helping faculty and administrators from Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington to shape two new advanced degree programs.
Dr. Hank Green and colleagues pursue first nationally representative study of adult social networks and substance use.
Antonio Williams, Ph.D., associate professor and associate department chair at Indiana University School of Public Health, has joined the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as members of its board of directors effective October 9, 2020.
The American Statistical Association's San Antonio Chapter recently distinguished Indiana University-Bloomington's School of Public Health Dean David B. Allison with the 2020 Don Owen Award. The award was presented at the 2020 Conference of Texas Statisticians, held virtually from September 18-19 and hosted by Texas A&M University.
A new grant will help IU researchers expand their work to recruit and train citizen responders for opiod overdose events.
Via an online event held on Friday, August 14, 2020, Indiana University awarded IU Alumnus Jamie Hyneman the Bicentennial Medal. Dean David B. Allison of IU's School of Public Health-Bloomington nominated Hyneman and presented the award which is intended to honor distinguished and distinctive service.
The coronavirus pandemic hasn't just transformed how students take classes or engage in campus life; it's also fundamentally affected how some students regard their chosen fields of study, solidifying a commitment to careers in public health and health care.
The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) will fund a new study conducted by Indiana University-Bloomington's School of Public Health researchers Drs. Alyce Fly, Ming Li, and Katharine Watson. The researchers aim to characterize the impact of pet ownership on the adult gut microbiota, which has been shown to influence the role of cardiovascular disease (CVD) development. Fly, Li, and Watson hypothesize that differences in the gut microbiota of cat and dog owners relative to non-owners are associated with reduced CVD risk.
It was a cool, clear day in Bloomington on August 25, 2019 when National Public Radio aired a short piece about “dude walls” at different academic institutions. “It inspired some real introspection,” IU School of Public Health Dean David Allison recalls.
December 31, 2020 will mark the culmination of Dr. David Skirvin's long and successful career at Indiana University-Bloomington's School of Public Health. Skirvin began work as Assistant to the Dean (then Dean Dr. Tony Mobley) in 1986 following his completion of undergraduate and master’s degrees from Indiana University.
Associate Professors Jon Agley and Priscilla Barnes of Indiana University's School of Public Health-Bloomington were recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). They join a growing list of School of Public Health researchers who have netted grants in 2020 for projects designed to improve the health of people living in rural areas.
Dr. Alison Greene, an assistant professor at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been selected to receive a three-year, $1 million HRSA (Health Resources & Services Administration) grant for SUD/OUD (substance use disorder/opioid use disorder) prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in rural Fayette County, Indiana.
Dr. Ana Bento, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostats at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, is helping to steer national strategies and policies on school’s decisions to close and reopen due to COVID-19 as a member of new advisory group through the World Health Organization.
Young adults and adolescents who are prescribed opioids for the first time may be at a slightly greater risk of developing a substance-related problem later in life, according to a new study co-authored by Indiana University researchers. However, the risk may not be as high as previously thought.
Dream Tech LLC helps commercial, regulatory clients evaluate chemical toxicity A two-year, $2 million Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will allow startup Dream Tech LLC to better help companies, regulatory agencies, and nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations evaluate chemical toxicity.
Two recent research papers authored by Dr. Kevin Maki and his colleagues are being featured in numerous prestigious publications.