This newsletter is for stakeholders of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in response to the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The newsletter will be sent weekly and will include FSPH COVID-19 related stories. If you do not wish to receive this information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will no longer receive this email.
COVID-19 Updates from the Fairbanks School of Public Health
Examining COVID-19 with 'disease detective' Tom Duszynski
On the IU Media School's new podcast "On Topic," Tom Duszynski says that the data suggests the stay at home orders may be working. If we open things back up too quickly, the epidemiologist warns, we’ll be right back in the same sort of wide outbreak scenario.
FSPH Faculty Join CTSI COVID-19 Daily Digest
Professor Ross Silverman has joined the CTSI COVID-19 Daily Digest as a core member of the COVID-19 Expert Review of Relevant and Emerging Literature work group, a collaboration run out of the Indiana CTSI to provide to ISDH and FSSA leadership up-to-date assessments of the emerging literature and policy developments related to COVID-19. Dr. Nir Menachemi has also joined the effort as an expert responder to key questions.
FSPH Students Share Takeaways from Caring for COVID-19 Patients
Students Karly Van Slyke and Dawson Groves serve as patient care techs at St. Vincent Hospital. Before the COVID-19 crisis, they provided care for surgical cancer patients, now they both work on floors serving COVID-19 patients.
FSPH Student Encourages IUPUI Students to take Social Distancing Seriously
Throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, senior Erin Demo is continuing her work as an intern at the IU School of Medicine doing safe sleep research and delivering resources to ensure babies have a safe environment to sleep. Additionally, Erin served on the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Call Response team at the beginning of the outbreak as a way to give back to the community.
Volunteering during COVID-19: How organizations are responding
The Fairbanks School of Public Health has coauthored this blog post with the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which is the second of a 2-part series.
Students: We Miss You!
Our Student Services team wants each of you to know that our virtual doors are always open in this video message.
FSPH Experts in the News: COVID-19 (April 11-17, 2020)
- Crisis tests Indiana’s public health wherewithal
IBJ, April 17, 2020 | Paul Halverson, Shandy Dearth, Thomas Duszynski
- Stay at Home or Go Back to Work? Who Will Make the Decision?
Inside Indiana Business, April 17, 2020 | Ross Silverman
- IU & Regenstrief Institute Launching COVID-19 Survey
Inside Indiana Business, April 17, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- IU expert: States determine reopening, but president has influence
Bloomington Herald-Times, April 16, 2020 | Ross Silverman
- Coronavirus: Vanderburgh County refusal to identify four who bucked isolation draws fire
Courier & Press, April 15, 2020 | Shandy Dearth
- Fairbanks School model predicts Marion County virus surge next week
Fox 59, April 15, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- Quarantining With Others? Here's What Your Next Roommate Meeting Should Be About
Indiana Public Media, April 15, 2020 | Shandy Dearth
- CSI COVID-19: Why Ramped-up Coronavirus Testing Remains Scarce
WIBC, April 13, 2020 | Shandy Dearth
- Is the coronavirus here to stay?
Telemundo Indy, April 12, 2020 | Gerardo Maupomé
Share Your Story
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a myriad of public health efforts that can easily go unnoticed. If you have volunteered, worked on a project, conducted research, or completed any unique effort related to COVID-19, and would like to share it with the Fairbanks School of Public Health, we would love to hear from you.
The impact you make goes far and can inspire others!
Students: How Can We Support You?
The best part of our school is you. Each of you chose public health and health administration because you wanted to make a difference in the world. We hope you will take a minute to let us know how we can support you during these unprecedented times.
View Previous Issues of This Newsletter
This is the fourth issue of our COVID-19 update newsletter. Previous issues of our newsletter are available on our website.
If you believe you have COVID-19
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free Coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings using the IU Health Virtual Visit app. Staffed 24/7 with IU Health physicians, advance practice providers and registered nurses, the clinic will screen patients from home, potentially eliminating the need to visit physician offices, urgent cares or emergency departments.