This newsletter is for stakeholders of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in response to the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The newsletter will be sent weekly and will include FSPH COVID-19 related stories. If you do not wish to receive this information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will no longer receive this email.
COVID-19 Updates from the Fairbanks School of Public Health
IU, ISDH release preliminary findings about impact of COVID-19 in Indiana
Preliminary results from a scientific study aimed at measuring the spread of the novel coronavirus in Indiana show a general population prevalence of about 2.8 percent of the state's population.
The announcement also includes Indiana's infection-fatality rate, the asymptomatic rate of positive tests, district information and the likelihood of becoming infected from someone in your household.
To keep up with the study and the results, please visit our Random Sample Study webpage.
This announcement was covered by: New York Times, US News & World Report, San Francisco Chronicle, IndyStar, IBJ, Inside Indiana Business,WFYI, WIBC, The Times of Northwest Indiana,Dubois County Herald, My Wabash Valley, KPC News, Current in Carmel, ABC 57, CBS4, Fox 59,WDRB, WFIE, WISH-TV, WPTA, WRTV, WTHR.
Dr. Jack Turman Joins March of Dimes Expert Panel Webinar
Dr. Jack Turman was an expert member of the Indiana Moms & Babies & COVID-19 webinar panel discussion. If you would like to view the webinar, please use the password: 7n!3#U.^
FSPH Alumna Detects Most at Risk Populations for COVID-19 in Howard County
“I’m a numbers person, and before the Indiana State Department started providing a breakdown of demographics within the state, we started compiling our local data. I’m serving as the proxy for our preparedness coordinator, and I realized that our nurses were receiving vital information that could help us begin to understand who was most at risk in Howard County.”
Virtual Public Health on Tap: Statewide Random Sample Testing
Dr. Paul Halverson and Dr. Nir Menachemi will discuss the COVID-19 Random Sample Study on June 8 at 5pm. In collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Health, the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI is conducting a scientific study to measure the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state. The closely monitored study will be conducted in four phases over the next year. We invite you to join us for a presentation and discussion via Zoom.
FSPH Experts in the News: COVID-19 (May 10-16, 2020)
- Contact Tracing
WOWO HealthCall LIVE, May 16, 2020 | Thomas Duszynski
- Key differences between Indiana and Indianapolis' reopening plans
IndyStar, May 15, 2020 | Joshua Vest
- Contact tracing next step in fight
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, May 14, 2020 | Niki Kelly
- Studies help Hoosiers better predict what’s to come with COVID-19
Fox 59, May 14, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- Too Many States Are Flying Blind Into Reopening. Not Indiana.
New York Times, May 13, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- COVID-19 Updates
Express News UK, May 13, 2020 | Max Moreno
Share Your Story
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a myriad of public health efforts that can easily go unnoticed. If you have volunteered, worked on a project, conducted research, or completed any unique effort related to COVID-19, and would like to share it with the Fairbanks School of Public Health, we would love to hear from you.
The impact you make goes far and can inspire others!
Students: How Can We Support You?
The best part of our school is you. Each of you chose public health and health administration because you wanted to make a difference in the world. We hope you will take a minute to let us know how we can support you during these unprecedented times.
View Previous Issues of This Newsletter
This is the fourth issue of our COVID-19 update newsletter. Previous issues of our newsletter are available on our website.
If you believe you have COVID-19
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free Coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings using the IU Health Virtual Visit app. Staffed 24/7 with IU Health physicians, advance practice providers and registered nurses, the clinic will screen patients from home, potentially eliminating the need to visit physician offices, urgent cares or emergency departments.