Weekly Roundup for March 25, 2022
Global Leadership Panel
In recognition of National Public Health Week, on April 7 the Department of Global Health and the DrPH Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) committee are sponsoring a Global Leadership Panel highlighting applications of equity principles in the field of global public health.
Bishop honored by SOPHE
Congratulations to Charity Bishop for being selected as a 2022 Presidential Citation Recipient from the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) for her dedication to service and contributions to the advancement of SOPHE.
DIP-IN community survey
The 2022 DIP-IN Community Survey is hitting mailboxes in the near west, near northwest, and northeast neighborhoods of Indy. The results of this survey will help determine how we can help make these communities as healthy as possible.
Minority Maternal Health ECHO
To address the disparate outcomes related to pregnancy that Black women in Indiana face, the IUPUI ECHO Center is partnering with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition to launch the Minority Maternal Health ECHO. The new program of continuing education and professional development will launch on April 6, 2022, and will meet each month on the first Wednesday from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. ET.
- Staff recognition award nominations are due on April 15. Any FSPH faculty or staff member may nominate individuals for this award. Submit your nomination here.
- Sue Babich was a featured panelist from FSPH at the ASPPH annual meeting, presenting on "The Public Health Fulcrum: Convening for Multi-disciplinary and Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice."
- An article by Nir Menachemi titled "Implementation of Lean in a Health System: Lessons Learned From a Meta-Analysis of Rapid Improvement Events, 2013-2017" was selected as a Recommended Reading by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). As a Recommended Reading, the article will be publicized in various communications, including on ache.org.
- Through a supplement to their PRIME grant from HRSA, the IU School of Medicine has provided FSPH with ten $10,000 scholarships for medical students accepted into the MD-MPH joint degree program in 2022. The stipulation is that their research must have some emphasis on health disparities.
- Twenty-two medical students in the Class of 2025 have been accepted into the IUSM/FSPH Scholarly Concentration in Public Health program. In this program, they will take three 3-credit hour courses this summer—Intro to Public Health, Population Health for Clinicians, both provided by FSPH, and Fundamentals of Research and Scholarship, provided by the Scholarly Concentration Program. They will also identify a mentor and research project that they must complete by their fourth year of medical school and submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal. Of these 22 students, 11 have also been accepted into IU’s Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS) where their public health focused research project will count for both programs.
- Bill Tierney gave the following presentation at the monthly Health, Equity, Race, and Ethics [HERE] Symposium, IU Center for Bioethics, March 3, 2022, Indianapolis, IN: “The role of clinicians and health systems in caring for community health: Adapting and applying methods developed in Kenya to Austin, Texas.”
FSPH students honored in IUPUI Top 100
Congratulations to our students who were selected among IUPUI's Top 100 undergraduates: Melissa Aceves, Anna Heilers, Jenna Nicodemus, Nate Peters, and Jaida Speth.
Loftus named to Elite 50
Congratulations to MPH student Tom Loftus on being honored among the IUPUI Elite 50, representing graduate and professional students who demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom.
Alumni career spotlight: Emily Sargent
Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year
Congratulations to community health student Cang Hing on her selection as one of the 2022 recipients of the Eta Sigma Gamma/National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year Award.
- The CSTE Annual Conference will be occur from June 19-23, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. The CSTE Foundation offers a student scholarship that will provide funding for the full conference, including conference registration, a round-trip flight of up to $750, and hotel stay for current public health students. Apply for the scholarship.
- The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is offering a workshop to help prepare undergraduate and master’s students to apply to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Register for the workshop.
- Association of Health Status and Nicotine Consumption with SARS-CoV-2 positivity rates. Thomas J. Duszynski, William Fadel, Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, Brian E. Dixon, Constantin Yiannoutsos, Paul K. Halverson and Nir Menachemi.
- Successive Wave Analysis to Assess Nonresponse Bias in a Statewide Random Sample Testing Study for SARS-CoV-2. Thomas J. Duszynski, MPH; William Fadel, PhD; Brian E. Dixon, PhD; Constantin Yiannoutsos, PhD; Paul K. Halverson, DrPH; Nir Menachemi, PhD.
- Bishop, C. & Yazel, L. (2022). Adapting during the ever-changing pandemic environment: A one-year examination of how Health Education Specialists remain adaptable. American Journal of Health Education, 52(3).
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
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- Mar. 28:Public Health Workshop
- Mar. 29: All IU MHA alumni attending the American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago (March 28-31) are invited to attend the Fairbanks School of Public Health Alumni Cocktail Reception on Mar. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at Sweetwater Tavern & Grille; 225 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. RSVP for the reception.
- Apr. 4-10:National Public Health Week
- Apr. 5: Admitted Student Chat, 7-8 p.m.
- Apr. 6: Spring Career Fair
- Apr. 7: Virtual Global Health Panel, noon-1 p.m.
- Apr. 19:Research Ignite Forum with presenters Jianjun Zhang, Max Moreno, and Justin Blackburn
- June-July 2022:The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project 2.0
- Aug. 15-19:Health Disparities Research Institute