Please note that the COVID-19 Update Email is moving to a biweekly schedule. The next message will route on Saturday, June 20.
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.
Dean Halverson Responds to Recent Events
While not a COVID-19 update, racism is a public health crisis we are grappling with at the same time as COVID-19. Dean Halverson shared an open letterwith the FSPH community earlier this week addressing our responsibility as public health and health administration professionals.
Discovering Emergency Preparedness as a Public Health Niche
Emily Sargent, a 2018 JD-MPH alumna of IUPUI, discovered emergency preparedness as a career path years ago, and has since been preparing for a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Prepared for a Pandemic: Alumnus Reflects on His MHA Training
As a practice manager for Northeast Indiana Urology, Barney Niezer, MHA’83, has never relied on the study skills he gained as a graduate student at Indiana University more than he does now.
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.
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.