Monday, July 14, 2014

Public Health Library gets new look

The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington Library migrated to an entirely new website recently.  As such, previous web addresses that you have have bookmarked on the old site no longer work. 

Check out the new site.

Here are a few links to resources popular among students, faculty, and staff:
The School of Public Health-Bloomington Library's primary role is embodied in three components of the mission: a partner in teaching and research, information transfer, and a repository of intellectual record. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Debby Herbenick honored as 10 Under 40 award recipient

The 10 Under 40 Awards honors ten young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 in Bloomington who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their workplace and our community. Recipients have made a significant impact within their organizations through their leadership and work ethic, while also giving back to the community through civic involvement. Through their actions, they serve as an inspiration helping others to excel.

Dr. Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion and faculty member of the Department of Applied Health Science, was honored as one of this year’s recipients for her outstanding dedication not only to the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, but also to the surrounding community. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fenway Institute meeting leads to formation of Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health

Leading bisexual health researchers and community activists from across the country met at the Fenway Institute this past summer and agreed to form the Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health (BiRCH). BiRCH will not only provide opportunities for high-level discussions of bisexual health research, but will also look for ways to raise public awareness of bisexual health issues. Individuals including local, national and international researchers, as well as representatives from prominent organizations, including the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, were in attendance.

Attendees discussed area in need of further research, as well as how bisexuality was defined in their own individual pursuits. Topics it was agreed required more inquiry included the unique risk factors and stressors that influence bisexual health, the general health of bisexual men, how geographic and cultural contexts affect bisexual identities, and the pressing need for evidence-based interventions to address health inequities among bisexual groups.

"I really feel this day was a watershed moment in the history of bisexual health research," reflected Brian Dodge, associate professor and associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. "I am so excited to move forward with this initiative and so grateful to have the opportunity to be involved."