In 2016, Indiana created a statewide standing order allowing pharmacies to dispense naloxone without a medical exam. While pharmacies were slow to stock and distribute the overdose-reversing drug shortly after the order, a new study by Indiana University researchers shows that is no longer true.
Applied Health Science
By Catherine Winkler Among the typical bright lights and high-pitched whistles of a local high school football practice, there are a few not-so-typical additions to the field: computerized mouthguards, sensors transmitting data and laptops assessing G-force, with IU professors and Ph.D. students on the sideline. It’s all part of a new study focusing on subconcussive hits in high school football athletes over… Read more »
To advance the understanding of bisexual health disparities and how to address them, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office will host the first ever Workshop on Bisexual Health Research on September 23 to bring together over 20 of the top scientists in North America with expertise in bisexual health,… Read more »
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bartelt, a Center for Sexual Health Promotion (CSHP) doctoral candidate at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been awarded a 2019 Emerging Scholars in Family Planning grant, a highly competitive funding mechanism that aims to support trainees in establishing significant and innovative family planning research portfolios.
Dr. Carrie Lawrence, an assistant research scientist at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been named a member of the IU School of Medicine Exemplar of Professionalism Honor Roll.
Dr. Lucia Guerra-Reyes, a Peruvian medical anthropologist and an assistant professor at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has written a new book, Changing Birth in the Andes: Culture, Policy, and Safe Motherhood in Peru.
A completely revised fourth edition of the Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures has been published. Dr. Bill Yarber, Provost Professor from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, is the co-editor and founder of the handbook.
Dr. Kevin Slates, a clinical associate professor at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been named the 2019 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He has been a member of the ASSP for 14 years.
Prevention Insights will work with agencies in the rural Indiana county of Fayette to plan the groundwork for improved access to opioid-related prevention services. The project will focus on reducing morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses by improving the county’s prevention infrastructure and available services.
Public health researchers at Indiana University have partnered with Franciscan Alliance to improve opioid addiction treatment at hospitals in Marion and Lake counties. Experts at Prevention Insights, an addiction research center based at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, will work with clinicians and administrators at Franciscan Alliance to support, expand and evaluate Franciscan’s use… Read more »
In 1963, Joyce Arthur was a Bloomington High School senior when she accepted a job as a secretary in the then-IU Department of Health and Safety. That launched a career spanning six decades. At the time, the department — now the Department of Applied Health Science — had six faculty members, plus Arthur. Now, the… Read more »
Samantha Green and Kate Uchal, two undergraduate students from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, have won the People’s Choice Award at the 6th annual Women’s Research Poster Competition organized by the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT).