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Indiana Commission for Higher Education Endorses IU Request to Create Public Health Schools

October 17, 2011 -- Indiana University's request to establish the state of Indiana's first schools of public health, one at IU Bloomington and the other at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, was approved Oct. 14 by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. read more...

This Week on Sound Medicine

November 17, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, guests will discuss how bed netting creates a protective barrier against malaria carrying mosquitoes that bite at night, and how an Indianapolis teenager is playing a role in the battle against this deadly disease. read more...

Community and scientists team up to improve local health with support from Indiana CTSI

March 28, 2012 -- The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Community Health Engagement Program will provide about $120,000 in small grants to seven innovative partnership projects between local community groups and researchers at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. These partnerships will focus on improving health and health care in neighborhoods across the state. read more...

Statewide Conference at IUPUI Focuses on Healthier America, Healthier Indiana

March 29, 2012 -- The work of a public health employee can be a thankless job, with much of it taking place behind the scenes -- like inspecting restaurants, sleuthing disease outbreaks and advocating for health policy changes. A group of leading public health authorities in Indiana wants to make sure these health warriors are informed, connected and appreciated. read more...

FDA to tackle antibiotics in livestock -- This week on “Sound Medicine”

April 27, 2012 -- This week on “Sound Medicine,” an IU public health expert discusses the need for FDA rules on administering antibiotics to farm animals in the human food chain. read more...

Hip ‘Little Book’ gives teens the straight dope on important stuff

May 1, 2012 -- “The Little Book About a Whole Lot of Stuff” is packed with useful information and important messages for adolescents. read more...

Pediatric ophthalmologist designs vision screening kit for schools, physicians

July 16, 2012 -- Daniel Neely, M.D., treats children in his pediatric ophthalmology clinic for vision problems ranging from amblyopia and strabismus to cataracts and retinoblastoma. By the time children reach his exam chair, they could be at risk for serious eye conditions. read more...

Review: Altruism's influence on parental decision to vaccinate children is unclear

September 11, 2012 -- As outbreaks of preventable diseases such as whooping cough and measles increase in the United States, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine are investigating whether altruism, known to influence adults’ decisions to immunize themselves, influences parental decisions to vaccinate their children. read more...

Practical approaches for tackling tobacco addiction topic of program for health care providers

September 27, 2012 -- When an adult in the Tell City area has an appointment with a physician, physician assistant, dentist, nurse or dental hygienist this year, the health care provider is likely to bring up a new topic: tobacco. read more...

Indiana University will offer joint M.D.-MPH degree

October 17, 2012 -- The Indiana University School of Medicine and the new IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health will collaborate to create a joint Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health program with funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. read more...

On 'Sound Medicine': Farm policy, child safety ethics, and the most critical public health problems

January 3, 2013 -- The award-winning “Sound Medicine” announces its program for Jan. 6, with a special emphasis on American farms, including policy changes and farm injuries in children and teens. Please check local listings for broadcast dates, times and stations. read more...

Indiana Network for Patient Care helps officials track disease, warn of outbreaks

January 18, 2013 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that influenza activity is high across most of the United States. The Indiana Network for Patient Care's ability to track data from physician offices and medical facilities across Indiana provides public health officials in the Hoosier state with early warning of outbreaks of influenza and other communicable diseases in Indiana. It will also let them know about weather-related health conditions or food-borne illnesses, enabling immediate actions including the alerting of appropriate medical personnel and policymakers. read more...

Regenstrief study: Informatics tools underutilized in prevention of hospital-acquired infection

February 20, 2013 -- Advances in electronic medical record systems and health information exchange are shifting efforts in public health toward greater use of information systems to automate disease surveillance, but a study from the Regenstrief Institute has found that these technologies' capabilities are underutilized by those on the front lines of preventing and reporting infections. read more...