Public health student works to reduce HPV and cervical cancer in Malawi

July 17, 2014 by Bri Loesch | CPH Communications
Categories: Global Health, Research, Student Research, EPI, Epidemology, Maternal Health, Multicultural health

For the next two years Allahna Esber, a doctoral student in epidemiology, will be studying human papillomavirus and HPV-related health conditions in a cohort of rural Malawian women. Esber was awarded the National Institutes of Health Center for Advancing Translational Sciences TL1 mentored research traineeship, which began May 1.

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Nature's Filter

July 10, 2014 by Bri Loesch | CPH Communications
Categories: Environment, Faculty, Research, EHS

Jiyoung Lee and her team are studying water samples taken during the swimming season from the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, a 6,704-acre preserved area located on the south shore of Lake Erie.

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Public health alumnus named president and CEO of West Virginia University Hospitals

July 3, 2014 by Bri Loesch | CPH Communications
Categories: MHA, Alumni MHA, Health Care, Community, Alumni, HSMP

Albert Wright, MHA ’00, will become the next president and CEO of West Virginia University Hospitals August 11. Wright currently serves as the vice president for operations at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian Shadyside.

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Janet Porter named to AARP Board of Directors

June 25, 2014 by Bri Loesch | CPH Communications
Categories: Alumni, Alumni MHA, MHA, Public Health, Giving

AARP appointed new members and officers to its board of directors this month, including Ohio State alumna Janet Porter.

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CPH alumna, infection preventionist named 2014 Hero of Infection Prevention

June 13, 2014 by Bri Loesch | CPH Communications
Categories: Alumni, Alumni PEP, alumni mph, MPH, PEP, Infectious Disease

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology announced that Lita Jo Henman,MPH  ’06, is a recipient of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, which honors infection preventionists who have successfully reduced infection, raised awareness, and improved the health and well-being of patients, healthcare workers, a

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Public health student honored by Ohio Public Health Association

June 12, 2014 by Tessie Pollock | CPH Communications
Categories: BSPH, Events, Students, EPI, Epidemology, Faculty, Community, Infectious Disease

Rachel Rohrbach, an undergraduate public health major (sociology track) at The Ohio State University, received the Ohio Public Health Association’s “Student of Merit Award” at the organization’s annual conference May 20, 2014.

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A deeper dive into workplace causes of asthma and chronic lung disease

June 11, 2014 by Tessie Pollock | CPH Communications
Categories: HSMP, Public Health, Work Force, Research, Faculty, HOPES, Environment

The Ohio State University College of Public Heath recently released a study that found an increased risk for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease related to working in very cold or hot temperatures, performing physically demanding activities, working outdoors and working with exposure to contaminants.

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Foraker elected as Fellow of the American Heart Association

June 6, 2014 by Bri Loesch | CPH Communications
Categories: EPI, Epidemology, Faculty, Research, Academic

Randi Foraker, assistant professor of epidemiology and cardiology, has begun a fellowship with the American Heart Association, conferred by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention.

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Combining screen time at home, school pushes preschoolers well over recommendations

June 3, 2014 by Bri Loesch | CPH Communications
Categories: EPI, Epidemology, Public Health, Student Research, Students, Faculty, Community

Previous research showed that young children were getting more screen time than recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, but new research from Ohio State’s College of Public Health shows that many three- and four-year-olds are getting more than twice the amount of recommended time in front of a computer or TV.

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College of Public Health tasked with evaluating state health department’s prevention and intervention programs

June 3, 2014 by Tessie Pollock | CPH Communications
Categories: HOPES, EPI, Epidemology, Health Care, HSMP, HBHP, Research, Community

The Ohio Department of Health recently awarded The Ohio State University College of Public Health with a $255,000 contract to assess several of the state health department’s highest-profile prevention and intervention programs.

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