USI, SWI-AHEC partner with EVSC for Public Health Camp


The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center (SICTC), in collaboration with Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC), is hosting a one-week summer public health camp, Go Viral: Be a Disease Detective. The camp is for students currently in the seventh and eighth grades in Gibson, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties who are interested in exploring epidemiology and careers in public health. The camp will be held in the morning, June 3-7, 2019, at the SICTC, 1901 Lynch Road in Evansville.

Dr. Erin Reynolds, assistant professor of Health Services in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana, and Gwen Barnett, Health Science Education instructor at SICTC, will lead a variety of activities to teach students about epidemiology, food safety, global health, using a microscope and how to collect and analyze data.

Photo and Interview Opportunity: On Tuesday, June 4 between 8:30 and 10 a.m., Go Viral “detectives” will don protective gear (gloves, gowns and head coverings) to investigate a simulated food poisoning outbreak. More details at or For more information, contact Kerseclia Patterson, academic outreach coordinator, at 812-228-5048 or

Southwest Indiana AHEC began as a regional center in 2008, and it is hosted by the University of Southern Indiana in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. SWI-AHEC is part of a national network with a mission to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities.

For more information about SWI-AHEC, contact Jane Friona, executive director, at 812-461-5446 or at