Saturday, January 31, 2015

Center for Sexual Health and Promotion launches campus survey

In January, the Indiana University School of Public Health Center for Sexual Health and Promotion launched the Campus Sexual Health Survey, a voluntary survey designed to address a wide range of sexual health issues relevant to current college students. With over thousands of surveys completed in just a few weeks, the center and its researchers are well on the way to better understanding a variety of topics ranging from STI testing, to contraception and condom use. 


Friday, January 30, 2015

IPRC receives $3 million grant to continue services for addictive behaviors and mental health

The Indiana Prevention Resource Center at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has been awarded a two-year, $3,045,375 grant by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction to help further develop programs in Indiana communities for substance abuse and problem gambling.

The grant calls on the IPRC to conduct activities beyond its traditional prevention focus, placing more of an emphasis on mental health promotion. Specifically, the IPRC will develop an integrated pilot project by researching and recommending evidence-based mental health promotion programs and strategies to be implemented in select Indiana communities.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Juhua Luo to receive the 2015 Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award

Juhua Luo

Juhua Luo, an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 School of Public Health Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award. 

Luo's research and training have focused on lifestyle and environmental factors in relation to cancer risk and cancer prognosis, particularly for breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer. She has been involved in the Women's Health Initiative, a large prospective cohort, since 2005. Her current research interest includes diabetes and cancer incidence and mortality; environmental pollutants and breast cancer risk.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

IU School of Public Health-Bloomington receives Community Impact Grant to help local school district

The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, in partnership with the Smithville Charitable Foundation, recently awarded the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, the Bloomington Hospital Foundation, and other community partners  Community Impact Grant. The grant will assist in launching a Coordinated School Health Program to connect physical, emotional, and social health with education. 

The program will assist the Monroe County School Corporation in implementing school health initiatives such as teaching children how to make healthy choices and coordinating with parents, schools, and communities to make schools healthy environments.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Debby Herbenick "co-produces" Sundance documentary

Debby Herbenick
Debby Herbenick, associate professor in the Department of Applied Health Science at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and Bryant Paul, associate professor in the Department of Telecommunications at IU’s Media School served as co-producers on a documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24.

Though Herbenick and Paul don’t appear on-screen, their research was an integral part of the film’s content, which gained each of them the title of “co-producer.” Another notable producer of the film is Rashida Jones, “Parks and Recreation” actress and daughter of musician and honorary IU Doctorate of Music recipient Quincy Jones.


Monday, January 19, 2015

New York City visit for Sport Marketing and Management and Sport Communication majors

The Office of Career Services at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington recently lead a group of 20 top Sport Marketing and Management and Sport Communication majors in the Department of Kinesiology to New York City to network with sports industry executives.

Participants were selected from a competitive pool of applicants for the program. The group met with professionals at the NBA League Office, NHL Headquarters, Madison Square Garden, and Yankee Stadium. Students also networked with alumni at a Dean’s Alumni Reception in Rockefeller Plaza. Meetings with industry leaders included discussions about global marketing, sport sponsorship, social media, sales, and corporate hospitality.