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COVID-19 Updates from the Fairbanks School of Public Health
ISDH, Fairbanks School of Public Health Partner on COVID-19 Study
The Indiana State Department of Health is collaborating with the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI to conduct a scientific study to measure the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state.
The closely monitored study will include random sample testing for SARS-CoV-2 -- the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 -- viral infections and antibodies in Hoosiers.
ISDH and IU will perform scientifically valid random sampling of Hoosiers in tests conducted in four phases over the next year, beginning Saturday, April 25.
This announcement was covered by: IndyStar, IBJ, The Herald Bulletin, Fox 59, Fox 19, Washington Times-Herald, WTHI-TV, WIBC, Greensburg Daily News, WSBT-TV, Indiana Public Media, WDRB, The Statehouse File,NUVO,WPTA and many others.
Professor Jack Turman Joins March of Dimes Webinar About How COVID-19 Affects Maternal and Infant Health
Professor Jack Turman was a panelist on a March of Dimes webinar about how COVID-19 is affecting Hoosier moms and babies and how best to care of them during this pandemic.
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Learning Together: An Initiative Created for Students by Students During COVID-19
When undergraduate public health students Catherine Raciti and Anna Heilers transitioned to a virtual learning environment, they initially struggled with losing the structure provided by classroom cultures and interpersonal relationships with fellow students. They have established a system of accountability partners to help students adjust to a whole new way of learning.
Two FSPH Alumni Depict Transmission Patterns Between COVID-19 and SARS
Alumni Hongji Dai and Xi Zhang kept their eyes on daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by both the National Health Commission and World Health Organization. Dai and Zhang decided to glean data from various sources and try to investigate whether COVID-19 and SARS exhibited similar spatial and temporal features at the provincial level in mainland China.
“With help from our workmates, we could finally depict the transmission patterns of these two diseases and found different spatiotemporal clustering patterns between COVID-19 and SARS,” said Dai, who is excited about sharing the results with anyone interested.
Health Services Management Alumni Share How They Are Responding to COVID-19
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management are working throughout Indiana hospitals and health care facilities responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. They shared their response stories with us throughvideos and testimonials.
Students: Survey Emailed to You
Students, you received an email from Chancellor Paydar with the title of "Student COVID 19 Survey." We hope that you will take the survey. Your responses help us meet your needs.
FSPH Experts in the News: COVID-19 (April 17-24, 2020)
- Indiana may have already peaked with COVID-19, health data expert says
WRTV, April 24, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- Are We Making Progress Against COVID-19?
WFYI's All In, April 22, 2020 | Thomas Duszynski
- State Falls Behind In Testing
Indianapolis Monthly, April 21, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- Why Coronavirus Affect Hispanics
Telemudo Indy, April 19, 2020 | Max Moreno
- National model suggests date for Indiana to relax COVID-19 restrictions
Fox 59, April 19, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- Nursing homes on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic
Bloomington Herald-Times, April 19, 2020 | Thomas Duszynski
- Osterman: When coronavirus pandemic is over, sports will be changed forever
IndyStar, April 18, 2020 | Thomas Duszynski
- IU coronavirus survey to go global
Fox 59, April 17, 2020 | Brian Dixon
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.