Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lecture: Growing Power and the Good Food Revolution

Will Allen
Join us April 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mobley Audiorium (PH C100) for a talk by Will Allen as part of the Public Health Lecture Series Reynold E. Carlson Lecture.

Mr. Allen is a farmer and the founder of Growing Power, Inc. an urban farming project in Milwaukee, that aims for sustainable food production as well as the growth of communities through the creation of local gardens and community food systems by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach, and technical assistance. A former professional basketball player, Allen grew up on a farm in Maryland. In 2008, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" for his work on urban farming, sustainable food production, and with Growing Power

Meyerson discusses needle exchange program to stop HIV outbreak in Scott County

Beth Meyerson
Beth Meyerson, Co-Director of the Rural Center for AIDS and STD Prevention at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, joined Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC recently to discuss the HIV outbreak in Indiana, which Governor Mike Pence has declared a public health emergency.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Society for Public Health Education recognizes Torabi and Lohrmann

Mohammad Torabi
The Society for Public Health Education will bestow its highest honor to a member, the Distinguished Fellow Award, to Dean Mohammad R. Torabi, at its upcoming April Annual Meeting. 

His research in the area of tobacco as a gateway drug and tobacco policy has made an impact at the national and international levels.  
David Lohrmann

At the same event, the society will award its Health Education Mentor Award, for mentoring students in their preparation, performance, and practice, and bridging the gap between practice and research, to David Lohrmann, Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Health Science.

His career has encompassed public school teaching and administrative experience, and service as a national school health evaluator.

Link coming soon

Sunday, March 29, 2015

IU students take a first-hand look at public health advocacy and policy-making

Earlier this semester a group of of IU Master of Public Health students gathered at the Indiana Statehouse for the American Cancer Society’s “Day at the Capitol.”

The day was organized by the society’s Cancer Action Network to communicate with Indiana lawmakers about making cancer prevention a public policy priority. IU students travelled to the Indiana Statehouse (made easier by the new Campus Commute shuttle) to experience advocacy coalition building and legislative engagement first-hand.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Student named IU Big of the Year

Alyssa Gurreri, Courtesy IDS
Every year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana awards an IU student volunteer the IU Big of the Year award. This year’s recipient is Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington senior Alyssa Gurreri.

Gurreri became involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters more than two years ago when she was matched with Cheyenne Carroll, now a freshman in high school.


Friday, March 27, 2015

New research: Endorphins may not explain ‘exercise high’

John Raglin
Feeling better from exercise may not be directly related to endorphins. Professor John Raglin at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington says the release of those feel-good chemicals only comes after extreme exercise, such as running a marathon, not the kind of everyday gym sessions most people are used to. Fortunately, Raglin says they’ve seen that it doesn’t take a marathon – or the endorphins it produces – to feel good. People who exercise moderately – 20 to 45 minutes a day – likely aren’t experiencing the effects of endorphins. 

However, Raglin says even low-impact exercise can give them a mood boost. “We found in our own studies that low doses of exercise which are insufficient to produce endorphin make you feel just as good as high doses,” he says. Raglin says a few things are at play when it comes to experiencing a “gym high.” “Very likely, it’s a cascade of hormones that are involved in mood changes that contribute to this feeling-better sensation,” says Raglin. “That’s most likely dopamine and serotonin.”


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lesa Huber selected for the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching

Lesa Huber
Faculty member Lesa Huber has been selected for the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, a Presidential Initiative of Indiana University. 

The Colloquium recognizes faculty who have made consequential contributions to students and who demonstrate promise in further enhancing the effectiveness of the Indiana University teaching and learning missions. 


Alyssa Lederer receives IU Lieber Associate Instructor Award for teaching excellence

Alyssa Lederer
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington doctoral student & associate instructor Alyssa Lederer has been selected by President McRobbie’s office to receive the Lieber Associate Instructor Award for teaching excellence. 

Initiated in 1961, the award is presented yearly to outstanding teachers among the university's graduate students who combine their programs of advanced study with instructional employment in their schools and departments.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ka He recieves Leadership and Expertise Award

Ka He
The Friedman School Alumni Association at Tufts University has awarded Ka He, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Indiana University School of Public-Health Bloomington, with its Leadership and Expertise Award. 

Professor he was recognized for conducting cutting-edge, high-impact work in his field and for being a strong leader and respected expert in his profession. 


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Data show Hoosiers don’t feel so well

Bryan McCormick
Bryan McCormick, professor and chair of the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is quoted on the topic of the recent results from the Gallup-Healthways survey that indicates that Hoosier state ranks 48th worst out of 50 states in citizens’ feelings of motivation, social support, financial security and good health and energy.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Certificate Program: Public Health Fundamentals For Park And Recreation Professionals

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Eppley Institute recently released its newest certificate program, Public Health Fundamentals for Park and Recreation Professionals. The certificate program is the combination of the five Public Health & YOU e-courses and post-course assignments that promote participants’ understanding of their agency’s contribution to community health.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Lynn Jamieson receives Certified International Park Professional designation

Lynn Jamieson
The International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration Academy recently designated Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington professor Lynn Jamieson a Certified International Park Professional. The Certified International Park Professional is the highest designation achieved through theInternational Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration Academy. The Academy seeks to unite national certification systems by providing the first international competency-based certification programs for the parks and recreation industry.


Marine oil supplement has positive effects on post-exercise muscle damage

Timothy Mickleborough
Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington researcher Timothy Mickleborough found that taking a pre-exercise supplement of the omega-3 PCSO-524, a marine oil lipid derived from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, has significant positive effects on post-exercise muscle damage. 

The pharmaceutical name of the supplement is Lyprinol, or Omega XL in the United States, and it has previously been used to effectively reduce the effects of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and exercise-induced asthma.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gary Sailes featured in WalletHub

Gary Sailes
Associate Professor of Sport Sociology at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and author of Sports in Higher Education: Issues and Controversies, Gary Sailes, was recently interviewed by WalletHub about 2015 March Madness. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Safety officer for IU’s Office of Underwater Science dives right in to work

Mylana Haydu, a diving safety officer at IU’s Office of Underwater Science in the School of Public Health-Bloomington recently received the 2014 Diver Alert Network Member’s Choice Award for her work in establishing a culture of dive safety for hundreds of Indiana University divers engaging in dives intended for recreational or scientific purposes.