Indiana Moves Up to 39 in Health Rankings
Indiana is done with 41. After spending four years among the bottom 10 healthiest states in the U.S., Indiana has jumped two spots to No. 39, according to the United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings annual report. Read the full statement from FSPH.
Jiali Han's Highly Cited Research in Cancer
Jiali Han's paper, "Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: Estimated incidence of disease, nodal metastasis, and deaths from disease in the United States, 2012," published in 2013, is one of the five most highly cited papers of 2014 and 2015 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Epidemiology PhD Student, Keming Yang, Published Article in the Journal of Dermatological Science
Keming Yang, PhD student in Epidemiology, published an article in the Journal of Dermatological Science entitled ‘Indoor tanning use among white female students aged 18-30’. Keming is the first author of the paper, and Dr. Jiali Han is the senior author. Reducing exposures to artificial UV radiation is crucial for skin cancer prevention. However, indoor tanning is quite prevalent in the U.S and the prevalence was highest in the Midwest. In December 2015, U.S FDA proposed new safety measures of tanning devices and banning its use among minors. Keming investigated the prevalence and influencing factors of indoor tanning among a cohort of white female students at Indiana University. Their findings provided some very recent epidemiological evidence on indoor tanning behaviors. Read the full article here.
Biostatistics Faculty Travel to China for Joint Research Project
A group of Biostatistics faculty (Ying Zhang, Constantin Yiannoutsos, Sujuan Gao and Spencer Lourens) travelled to Shanghai, China to participate in a joint research workshop with statistics faulty in School of Mathematics at Shanghai Jiao Ton University on December 16.
Congratulations Biostatistics PhD Students
Biostatistics Ph.D students Ran Liao, Jia Zhan and Abdullan Masud successfully defended their Ph.D dissertations and started their careers as senior research statistician in Eli Lilly, GSK and AbbVie Inc. respectively.
To ensure the protection of both the university and personal information that is maintained in IU systems, increased security has been implemented in various IU systems over the past several months. In June, the Employee Center began the use of the Two-Step Login methodology, and on September 1, the IUIE system is the next system to require it. IU currently utilizes the DUO system for the Two-Step Login. Please refer to the email sent on October 24 for more information on how to setup the Two-Step Login. Two-Step Login will be required in order to access your electronic W2 for 2016 after the first of the calendar year.
The DUO system allows for the use of a hardware token or a phone/mobile device as the second authentication method. Lync phones, which we have in most Public Health offices, are not valid for use as the second authentication method as they are activated by the same User ID/logon credentials used to access other IU systems. Alternatively, personal cell phones, mobile devices (tablets) and/or home phones (when working remotely) can be used to setup the required DUO notification process. In the past, FSPH provided hardware tokens to those with a valid business reason to access the few systems requiring this second level of authentication. This was done to eliminate the need for these individuals to utilize their personal phone for business purposes. But now, faced with the fact that more and more systems are requiring this type of logon process, we must address the issue of a widespread use of DUO. You can receive face-to-face support for Two-Step Login at an event on campus.
All faculty and staff at Public Health are encouraged to begin using a digital signature for email. Please follow the instructions in the link to obtain and install your digital signature: kb.iu.edu/d/bctk. These instructions must be followed carefully and may take some time to complete. Please note that the digital signature must be installed on any computer or device from which you wish to send digitally signed email. Some devices and systems have known compatibility issues: kb.iu.edu/d/aluf.
The purpose of using a digital signature is to help verify the identity of the sender, which helps prevent email spoofing and phishing attacks which are occurring with increasing frequency at IU.
To help faculty and staff with planning, Shawne Mathis has provided the following academic deadlines for 2016:
Tuesday, December 20 | Faculty deadline for submitting Fall 2016 grades (submit by 8:00 p.m.)