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COVID-19 Updates from the Fairbanks School of Public Health
CDC Foundation CEO and President, Dr. Judy Monroe, Delivers FSPH Commencement Keynote IU, ISDH release preliminary findings about impact of COVID-19 in Indiana
Dr. Judy Monroe, CEO and president of the CDC Foundation, delivered the keynote speech for the Fairbanks School of Public Health's virtual commencement.
Dr. Monroe has dedicated her career to protecting people and saving lives. She joined the CDC Foundation in February 2016 as president and CEO. In her work at the CDC Foundation, Dr. Monroe advances priority programs that improve the health of people around the world and prepare other nations to better prevent, detect and respond to dangerous health threats, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.
During her tenure as the state health commissioner for Indiana she served as president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials through the H1N1 pandemic. Dr. Monroe currently serves on the board of directors for the Center for Global Health Innovation and for the Georgia Global Health Alliance, and is a member of the Milken Institute’s Public Health Advisory Board. Additionally, she serves as a member of the World Health Organization Foundation’s Advisory group, the Fairbanks School of Public Health National Advisory Council, as well as many other national advisory committees and boards.
FSPH Alumna Detects Most at Risk Populations for COVID-19 in Howard County
“I’m a numbers person, and before the Indiana State Department started providing a breakdown of demographics within the state, we started compiling our local data. I’m serving as the proxy for our preparedness coordinator, and I realized that our nurses were receiving vital information that could help us begin to understand who was most at risk in Howard County.”
Virtual Public Health on Tap: Statewide Random Sample Testing
Dr. Paul Halverson and Dr. Nir Menachemi will discuss the COVID-19 Random Sample Study on June 8 at 5pm. In collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Health, the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI is conducting a scientific study to measure the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state. The closely monitored study will be conducted in four phases over the next year. We invite you to join us for a presentation and discussion via Zoom.
Blood Donations Needed
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, Versiti, the Blood Center of Indiana, has an immediate need for blood donors to ensure a safe supply.Learn more about how to donate blood.
FSPH Experts in the News: COVID-19 (May 16-22, 2020)
- IU experts: COVID-19 can have other complications aside from a fever or being tired
Indiana Daily Student, May 20, 2020 | Shandy Dearth
- Coronavirus antibody testing is not useful yet, IU experts suggest
Indiana Daily Student, May 19, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- Study in Indiana with thousands of people related to COVID-19
Telemundo Indy, May 17, 2020 | Gerardo Maupomé
- Impact of COVID-19 in Indiana
Inside Indiana Business, May 17, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- Contact Tracing
WOWO HealthCall LIVE, May 16, 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.