Two studies receive “RAD” funding

The Center for Dissemination & Implementation at the Institute for Public Health has awarded Rapid Cycle D&I Add-on (RAD) awards to two research studies in order to rapidly respond to untapped opportunities in D&I. Our center’s Rapid Cycle D&I Add-on (RAD) grants fund up to $20,000 in direct costs and enable researchers doing clinical or effectiveness research […]

Professional helpers can experience vicarious trauma

The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet. Naomi Rachel Remen, MD The case management team from the Institute’s Life Outside of Violence (LOV) program recently presented, “This is About […]

Pitch Partners² Announces First Seed Funding Awards

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health The Center for Community Health Partnership and Research announces $10,000 in seed funding for each of three public health-related projects through its Pitch Partners² program. The projects were originally “pitched” to a  group of community members, organizations and faculty at a Pitch Partners […]

A different research experience

Written by Lauren Klein, Notre Dame University and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track As I approach the halfway point of the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public and Global Health Track, I realize how much it has already influenced me personally and professionally. […]

Exploring marijuana advertising on Weedmaps, a popular online directory

The legalization of marijuana has become a trend in various states across the United States. As a result of looser marijuana policies, a whole new market for recreational marijuana retailers has developed in legalized states. The authors of this study sought to examine the online marijuana marketing practices on Weedmaps, a popular website for retailers. […]

E-cigarettes and E-liquids looming public health concern in Guatemala

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and e-liquids are readily available in Guatemala. While marketed as a way to sidestep the smoke-free law, these products are not regulated and do not contain warnings unlike like cigarette marketing protocols. Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH, associate professor of surgery, conducted the first study analyzing e-cigarettes and e-liquids in a low/middle income […]

#MHisPH annual conference summary, videos and media

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 9th annual conference, Mental Health is Public Health: Innovative Approaches to Behavioral Resilience. Poster Session Award Winners Congratulations to our three top posters from this year’s conference: “Patterns of Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates and Trends in Trinidad and Tobago” by  Wayne A. Warner, Damali N. Martin, […]