Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ewert Appointed Permanent Chair of the Department of Environmental Health

Dr. Alan Ewert
In May of 2013, Dr. Alan Ewert took over as interim chairperson for the department of environmental health, and since then has played an instrumental role within the department as the School continues the accreditation process.  In October of 2014, the faculty of the department unanimously recommended that Ewert be appointed the department’s permanent chairperson.

“Dr. Ewert has done an outstanding job in leading this department during the past several months, and he will continue to do so in a joint appointment with the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies,” said School of Public Health-Bloomington Dean Mohammad Torabi. “He has been very helpful as the School continues through the accreditation process; his expertise in the natural environment and human health has made him a good fit at this point in time to lead our Department of Environmental Health, and maintain his commitments in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies.”

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dr. Aurelian Bidulescu elected Fellow of the American Heart Association

Dr. Aurelian Bidulescu
American Heart Association Fellowship conferred by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention is reserved for Premium Professional members who are scientists, physicians, clinical professionals and academicians with a major and productive interest in CV disease epidemiology and/or CV disease prevention, and whose accomplishments support the stated objectives of the AHA/ASA and the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention. Fellowship provides a means to recognize and award Premium Professional members for excellence, innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship; practice; and/or education; and volunteer service and/or leadership within in the AHA/ASA.

This year Dr. Aurelian Bidulescu, associate professor in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association for his outstanding dedication and achievement. Dr. Bidulescu will be honored at a reception during November where he will receive an official letter of election and FAHA certificate to commemorate his achievement.