Dr. Lacey Interviewed for Industrial Hygienist Feature in USA Today
Dr. Lacey was interviewed for a feature, released today, about Industrial Hygienists in USA Today. Most of the time, accidents make headlines, but disease can be a bigger threat to workplace safety. This article is a look at the occupational health pros that are saving lives in the workplace.
MPH Graduate Beth DeHoff Published Final MPH Project with Dr. Staten as Co-Author
MPH graduate, Beth DeHoff published a paper in the Journal of Medical Internet Research entitled, "The Role of Online Social Support in Supporting and Educating Parents of Young Children With Special Health Care Needs in the United States: A Scoping Review." Dr. Lisa Staten is a co-author on the paper. The paper covers the challenges faced by parents of young children with special health care needs and how healthcare providers can prepare parents for caring for their children.
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.
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.)