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HPER to officially be renamed during ceremony

IU’s new School of Public Health will be officially renamed during a ceremony 3 p.m. Friday in the school’s Tony A. Mobley Auditorium.

IU-Purdue University Indianapolis is also establishing a School of Public Health. The school is replacing the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

“Indiana University’s two new schools of public health will allow us to more effectively mobilize the great breadth and depth of expertise that exists within the university to address public health problems that impact the state of Indiana and its citizens,” IU President Michael McRobbie, who will oversee the ceremony, said in a press release.

In the past, Indiana has had high rates of obesity, tobacco use, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

“Together, the two schools will allow IU to approach education and research in public health in a comprehensive fashion, lead the way in cultivating a healthier Hoosier citizenry and help meet the most serious public health challenges facing the state, nation and world in the 21st century,” McRobbie said.

— Sydney Murray

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