Indiana University is working to protect the IU community by closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please reference the FSPH website for the most up-to-date information.
Please note: This is a comprehensive list of media. The information provided may have changed since the original publish date.
COVID-19 On Campus
WFYI, September 17 | Brian Dixon
Potential ‘superspreader’ events like Sturgis Motorcycle Rally best to avoid, expert says
Chicago Tribune, September 11 | Thomas Duszynski
Coronavirus is hundreds of times more deadly for people over 60 than people under 40
The Conversation, September 10 | Nir Menachemi
It’s Not Easy to Get a Coronavirus Test for a Child
The New York Times, September 8 | Nir Menachemi
Indiana has passed 100,000 cases of the coronavirus. Here's what that means.
IndyStar, September 7 | Brian Dixon & Thomas Duszynski
Figures illustrate virus's progress
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, September 6 | Brian Dixon
'There is no playbook' on how to handle what we all have: pandemic fatigue
IndyStar, September 4 | Thomas Duszynski
An IUPUI study led by researchers at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health finds that coronavirus is hundreds of times more deadly for people over 60 than people under 40. Researchers used results of the first U.S. statewide random sample study of SARS-CoV-2 prevalence to calculate the first generalizable infection fatality rate for COVID-19. They found that death rates vary by demographic, with age and race playing big roles. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine is also featured in an article in The Conversation by Dr. Nir Menachemi, senior author on the study and professor and Fairbanks Endowed Chair at FSPH.
The IU Public Policy Institute’s Center for Civic Literacy identified key policy areas facing Indiana in 2020, and enlisted experts in each of those areas to provide research and insight on those topics. The resulting eight issue briefs, two of which are authored by researchers at the Fairbanks School of Public Health, provide policymakers and citizens with important context and background on critical policy issues. Dr. Joshua Vest and Lindsey Sanner of FSPH authored the K-12 Education & COVID-19 brief on re-opening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Ross Silverman authored the Health Care brief on the state’s challenges related to health care access, cost and outcomes. Each brief, published in the Decision 2020 Series, is based upon research and analysis of available data about the state of Indiana, and includes comparisons to other states as well as national trends.
In the wake of recent protests, several companies have recently dedicated funding to racial equity and racial justice initiatives. Some companies have already targeted specific organizations or groups they already work with, but others are looking for areas where they can support new or ongoing efforts. The IU Office of Business Partnerships (OBP) is in contact with a few local companies to establish relationships with other organizations that support racial equity and racial justice projects to determine if there is an interest in funding initiatives at IU. Crystal Jones is compiling all of the research and/or programmatic activities that FSPH is conducting in this space. Faculty members who are open to discussing corporate support can reach out to Crystal at email@example.com who will compile all projects currently underway at FSPH to submit to OBP.
Did you know the IUPUI ECHO Center is now social? You can follow @IUPUIECHOCenter on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for all the latest ECHO Center updates. Through teleconferencing, the center provides specialty education and training to primary care providers in Indiana who treat patients with COVID-19, Hep C, HIV, Cancer, Substance Use Disorder, and patients who identify as LGBTQ+.
Regenstrief Institute will proudly debut its golden anniversary documentary, Regenstrief: How Hoosier Innovation is Changing World Health, in a virtual gathering on September 22 at 3pm Eastern. Tune in to hear from special guests as the institute celebrates Sam & Myrtie Regenstrief’s incredible legacy of improving human health. You can join virtually by going to Facebook Live OR watching online.
On Monday, October 12, from 5pm-6:30pm, the IUPUI Center for Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) will host the 5th Annual IUPUI TRIP Showcase. You are invited to join the showcase and celebrate the translational research of our TRIP Scholars. This is an event designed to share the exemplary scholarship and creative work of the IUPUI research community. Projects that will be showcased will highlight a variety of topics including COVID-19, art, and so much more. This year’s showcase will be held virtually through zoom – register now!
Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to learn about the groundbreaking research being completed by the Bantz Community Fellows of the IUPUI Center for Translating Research into Practice. Join on October 12 from 3pm-4:30pm for a virtual community dialogue. This is a chance to come together and discuss the issues affecting our communities and find solutions. This event will be held online via Zoom – register now!
The deadline to register to vote in Indiana is October 5th and Election Day is on November 3rd. If you need help registering or making a voting plan, visit the IUPUI Election Engagement Canvas Module. Once you’re ready, be sure to take the pledge to vote! Have questions about voting? The Women4Change student group will be hosting office hours on Mondays and Fridays. Sign up to attend here. Make your voice heard in this upcoming election!
Yenling Ho, PhD Student in Epidemiology
Brian Dixon, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Global Health
Provider Adherence to Syphilis Testing Guidelines Among Stillbirth Cases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Xin Li, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Hongmei Nan, Professor of Global Health
Genetic variants in TKT and DERA in the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate pathway predict melanoma survival
European Journal of Cancer
Genetic variants in PDSS1 and SLC16A6 of the ketone body metabolic pathway predict cutaneous melanoma-specific survival
Novel Genetic Variants of ALG6 and GALNTL4 of the Glycosylation Pathway Predict Cutaneous Melanoma-Specific Survival
Hongmei Nan, Professor of Global HealthTumour budding, poorly differentiated clusters, and T-cell response in colorectal cancer
Exploratory Genome-Wide Interaction Analysis of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Predicted Gene Expression on Colorectal Cancer Risk
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Telomere Maintenance Variants and Survival after Colorectal Cancer: Smoking- and Sex-Specific Associations
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Ross Silverman, Professor of Health Policy and Management
Improving concussion education: consensus from the NCAA-Department of Defense Mind Matters Research & Education Grand Challenge
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Jianjun Zhang, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
A Quantitative Global Proteomics Approach Identifies Candidate Urinary Biomarkers That Correlate With Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Dysplasia
Sep 22: Healthcare Recruiter Panel