IU School of Public Health-Bloomington celebrating milestone year

Mohammad Torabi

Mohammad Torabi

Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington has had a banner year.

In June, the school was awarded full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health for five years, the maximum for an initial accreditation by the accrediting body.

Throughout the past year, the school has also increased its credit hour production; expanded its undergraduate program to include a degree in environmental health; recruited and hired academic leadership and public health specialists from throughout the country; and is celebrating its third anniversary of becoming the School of Public Health.

“Our school takes its mission of research, teaching and community engagement very seriously,” said Mohammad Torabi, founding dean and Chancellor’s Professor at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. “We’re unique as a school on campus, because not only do we conduct important research and teach the next generation of practitioners, preparing them for both rewarding and in-demand careers, but we also play an important role across the campus and throughout our local and regional community in so many ways.”

Now, it is time to celebrate the school’s growth and accomplishments.

The School of Public Health-Bloomington is hosting a Campus and Community Fall Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 on the west side of the School of Public Health building, 1025 E. Seventh St. The event is open to all IU faculty, staff and students and the community.

In honor of the day, IU Provost Lauren Robel and Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan have proclaimed Sept. 25 “Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Day.”

“Quality of life is an important component of wellness,” Torabi said. “The Bloomington campus is a beautiful place that contributes greatly to our lives. With the School of Public Health-Bloomington right in the middle of it all, it’s a great place to bring our friends, colleagues, students and partners together to celebrate all the wonderful things about our campus and our city.”

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