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
IUPUI epidemiologist: We need more testing, but the data is improving
IUPUI epidemiologist Shandy Dearth says social distancing is working, and we don’t want to lose that momentum. Epidemiologists fear cutting that short too soon could just re-start the cycle. She explains the key indicators health experts are studying, and how regional re-opening plans are the way to go.
She also talks about keeping yourself safe at work, and your loved ones safe at home.
Newswise Live Expert Panel Features Shandy Dearth
FSPH faculty member Shandy Dearth joined the Newswise expert panel to discuss the unique angles of the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects on all aspects of daily life around the world.
FSPH Professor Partners with Simon Property Group on Curbside and Reopen Policies
Dr. Jiali Han partnered with Simon Property Group to help define the company’s policies for curbside pick-up and reopening for more than 45 mall and outlet centers.
Student Turns Medxcel Internship into Long-term Opportunity
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Sam Snider’s role included conducting surveys with clients to monitor how Medxcel’s services are received. Snider now “monitors how clients and associates are interacting with the news sites and articles that Medxcel sends out regarding how hospitals can transform their physical environment to keep people socially distanced and safe.”
Contact Tracing Job Opportunity
ISDH is recruiting candidates for remote, paid contact tracing positions for the COVID-19 response in Indiana. The opportunity allows candidates to receive training in case investigation methods and epidemiology of infectious disease. Primary duties include calling individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and their identified contacts. All work will be conducted from home.
FSPH Experts in the News: COVID-19 (April 24 - May 2, 2020)
- Where Indiana stands with Trump's Guidelines for Opening Up America Again from coronavirus
IndyStar, May 1, 2020 | Joshua Vest
- Column: Cause of death included COVID-19 for Chesterton grandmother, yet she tested negative at the end
Chicago Tribune, April 30, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- How the 1918 Spanish Flu can help us navigate COVID-19
Fox 59, April 29, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- State partners with IU school on COVID-19 study, opens site in Franklin
Daily Journal, April 29, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- Coronavirus testing site set up in Muncie
The Star Press, April 28, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- London News
Express News UK, April 27, 2020 | Max Moreno
- Indiana to conduct random sample testing for COVID-19 for scientific study
WHAS, April 27, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories
Telemundo Indy, April 26, 2020 | Gerardo Maupomé
- A Second Wave of COVID-19 Infections
Telemundo Indy, April 26, 2020 | Gerardo Maupomé
- Contact tracing next step in fight
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, April 26, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- Antibody testing begins for thousands of Hoosiers
WISH-TV, April 25, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- Random Sample Testing
WOWO HealthCall LIVE, April 25, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- Key indicator shows Indiana COVID-19 curve flattening
WANE, April 24, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- A Fishers church will hold in-person services for small groups this weekend
IndyStar, April 24, 2020 | Paul Halverson
- Indiana may have already peaked with COVID-19, health data expert says
WRTV, April 24, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- Why antibody testing is crucial in the fight against COVID-19
Fox 59, April 24, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- Indiana officials say virus contact tracing is a must to reopen state
WISH-TV, April 24, 2020 | Thomas Duszynski
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.