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
DrPH Student Leads LifeSpring Health Systems’ COVID-19 Response
Throughout January, DrPH student Beth Keeney kept an eye on the spread of COVID-19 in Italy. When she told her supervisor at LifeSpring Health Systems that community spread in the United States was likely, she was appointed chair of the company’s COVID-19 response.
MPH Student Serves Indiana WIC Community During Pandemic
Before COVID-19, a typical day for Brandon Lewis would include interacting with clients at the WIC clinic to build relationships and provide resources to ensure children enrolled in the program receive adequate nutrition to meet developmental milestones. These services have changed dramatically due to the need for social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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.
DrPH Adjunct Professor Shares Case Studies from Grenada’s COVID-19 Response
After a recent deployment to Grenada, DrPH Professor Dr. E. Benjamín Puertas shared his lessons learned during COVID-19 through two case studies.
Blood Donations Needed
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, Versiti, the Blood Center of Indiana, has an immediate need for blood donors to ensure a safe supply.Learn more about how to donate blood.
FSPH Experts in the News: COVID-19 (May 22-29, 2020)
- Coronavirus Less Deadly Than First Thought, Tests Show 1% Fatality Rate
International Business Times, May 28, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- IU professors: There are multiple budgets to keep in mind as restrictions are lifted
Indiana Daily Student, May 28, 2020 | Brian Dixon
- New Data Shows The Coronavirus Is Less Lethal Than First Thought
NPR Science, May 27, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- As Trump fails to act, Indiana leads the way in COVID-19 testing
NUVO, May 27, 2020 | Nir Menachemi
- “Is MLB Going to Be Able to Pull This Back?” Health Experts Break Down Baseball’s Plan
The Ringer, May 26, 2020 | Thomas Duszynski
- Officials fear COVID spike after state reopens
Fox 59, May 26, 2020 | Shandy Dearth
- What you need to know about coronavirus contact tracing
IndyStar, May 26, 2020 | Thomas Duszynski
- You Asked: How Do I Stay Safe From COVID As States Reopen?
NPR, May 22, 2020 | Thomas Duszynski
- Indiana State Department of Health Puts Out Call For Contact Tracers, Builds Remote Call Center For COVID-19 Prevention
WFHB, May 22, 2020 | Shandy Dearth
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.