Indiana University has announced the formation of two schools of public health, one at IU Bloomington and the other at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
The school at IUPUI will grow from the Department of Public Health in the School of Medicine, and is expected to focus more on urban health issues. IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz will form and charge a committee with planning for the new school, which will not open before January 2011.
Once the plans for the schools have been approved, accreditation for the schools will be sought from the Council on Education for Public Health. If approved, these would be the first new schools formed at IU since the establishment of the School of Informatics in 2000 and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 1972.