IU faculty and staff can receive free ally training to learn more about issues affecting the LGBTQ community

Ally: a person who associates or cooperates with another; supporter. The word often comes up in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. But what does it really mean to be an LGBTQ ally? Danielle Hernandez, a second-year Ph.D. student in the IU School of Education’s school psychology program, and IU’s LGBTQ+ Culture Center want to help faculty and staff learn more […]

Online session focuses on helping men improve physical, mental performance

Who doesn’t want to perform at their top of their game? Having the energy to chase the kids or grandkids around the yard. Harnessing the focus and drive to finish that big work project. For most men, it’s not about being Superman, but about being the best man you can be. For men, daily habits […]

IU School of Public Health-Bloomington receives grant to create Healthy Schools Corps program

School districts throughout South Central Indiana will now have an additional resource when it comes to keeping students healthy. The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington was recently awarded a three-year AmeriCorps grant from Serve Indiana to support a new Healthy Schools Corps program. Through a partnership with the School of Public Health and IU […]

The legacy of Paul Gebhard

Post courtesy of IU Communications colleague, Milana Katic: When I was asked to film Paul Gebhard in August 2014, I wasn’t fully aware of the unique opportunity I had been given. Like me, most people wouldn’t recognize his name right off the bat. However, everyone seems to know the name of his former employer and […]

IU Bloomington professor to lead Indiana Public Health Association

Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin, a clinical professor and assistant chair of the Department of Applied Health Science at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, was elected president of the Indiana Public Health Association. “I am looking forward to this leadership opportunity where I will be able to work more closely with colleagues and public health professionals […]

Lesson from addiction: ‘Every moment in time that we are alive and well is a miracle’

Indiana University student Jacob Desmond discusses below his recovery from addiction to help draw attention to the toll addiction levies on people of all ages. Young and enthusiastic college students are not immune.

Number of moles could mean increased risk for breast cancer, not just skin cancer

Beauty marks. They make you unique. And no doubt, you know where most are on your body. Women especially are familiar with their bodies and are aware of their moles. Now there’s new research that suggests that the more moles on a woman’s body, the greater chance of her developing breast cancer.

5 questions with Russ Siadatian about IU fraternities taking a stand against sexual violence

Sexual violence has become a national conversation in part because of attention the White House has focused on the subject. This week, it became clear that a number of fraternities at Indiana University have joined the conversation. “Overall, this has been an initiative that started as a conversation between a few students a few years ago, and has grown into something exponentially greater, said Russ Siadatian.

The healing power of art?

“If an art installation gets a patient out of his room or paintings take a person’s mind off their pain and lower their stress levels, the art isn’t just decorative anymore. It’s part of the entire model of care,” said Dr. Lisa Harris, internist and chief executive of Eskenazi Health, affiliated with the IU School of Medicine.

Fighting Ebola: Passion for her country and love for public health helps IU alum conquer fears

Tiawanlyn Gongloe, a graduate of Indiana University and its School of Public Health-Bloomington, lives in Monrovia, Liberia, where she works for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as a member of the National Task Force, which was created to eliminate the Ebola virus from the country. Overwhelmed by the work involved in fighting the outbreak, which has led to more than 200 deaths in her country, she found time to answer some questions about her life in the midst of such tragedy and her experiences in Bloomington.