The Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health are the recipients of the IBJ Health Care Heroes award for their work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recognized for their work on the Indiana prevalence study, contact tracing, COVID-19 training ECHOs, Marion County pandemic planning and surge modeling, the school was one of seven honorees in the pandemic category.
“This award recognizes the hard work and sacrifices of our faculty and staff in response to the pandemic,” said Paul K. Halverson, professor and founding dean of the Fairbanks School of Public Health. “From COVID-19 research and practice to serving our students, each person has made an indelible mark on Indiana’s health in the last 18 months.”
The Health Care Heroes award honors companies, individuals and organizations for their contributions to improving health in central Indiana. This year, the IBJ expanded the awards to include individuals and organizations who have been a part of the pandemic response.