February 26, 2008

What's News - The Ohio State University Campus Campaign
Faces and Places - Electra Paskett to present at Cancer Survivorship Conference
Useful Tidbits - Last chance to take Diversity Climate Survey; open faculty meeting with President Gee; Bridging the Gap Diversity Conference
The World We Live In - Study finds emerging diseases on rise; think twice before adding lemon wedge to your drink; CDC says U.S. public health departments better armed against threats
Photo Finish - Bowling for scholars

The Ohio State University Campus Campaign

The College of Public Health has kicked off its segment of Ohio State's Campus Campaign. No matter the amount, your gift is important. Many college programs receive a significant portion of their revenue through "small" gifts. You can designate your gift to the college, department, program, scholarship or other initiative that you believe in – 100 percent of your gift will go to the fund you choose. To participate, complete the Campus Campaign form, which should have arrived in your mailbox. For more information, contact Jennifer Connery, CPH director of development, at jconnery@cph.osu.edu or visit www.campuscampaign.osu.edu. The deadline is April 4, but if you complete your form sooner, you will be eligible for our College's upcoming prize drawings. Stay tuned for dates.

Paskett to discuss long-term effects of cancer treatment at conference
Electra Paskett, professor in the Division of Epidemiology, will discuss the long-term effects of cancer treatment on survivors at the 2008 Cancer Survivorship Conference on March 5 at the Biomedical Research Tower. Paskett is one of eight nationally recognized researchers who will present at the conference, which is meant to provide an overview of research in the area of cancer survivorship. Paskett's presentation, titled an "Update on Lymphedema Research," is set for 1:20 p.m. in room 115. The free conference is sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and events are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info >
Take Diversity Climate Survey by Friday
If you haven’t taken the Diversity Climate Survey, please do so today. The survey will remain open until Feb. 29. Allow 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and remember responses are kept anonymous. To take the Diversity Climate Survey >
Open faculty meeting with President Gee, Feb. 28
The OSU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors is sponsoring an Open Faculty Meeting with President E. Gordon Gee from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday in 4138 Physics Research Building. The meeting will also be Webcast live at: http://sg60.oar.net/physics (Windows Media Player is recommended). Please plan to attend and bring a colleague. Contact: macbeth.1@osu.edu.
Bridging the Gap Diversity Conference, March 1
The Bridging the Gap diversity conference will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Hale Cultural Center. In addition to attending sessions concerning campus issues, conference participants will take part in World Café, a unique opportunity that allows participants to converse in small groups and share their knowledge while learning from others. The free conference is sponsored by Undergraduate Student Government, the Multicultural Center, and Coca-Cola. Those attending will receive free lunch and t-shirts. If you would like to volunteer for the event, contact sheikh.22@osu.edu. Read more >


Study finds emerging diseases on rise
Scientists analyzed 335 diseases that emerged between 1940 and 2004, and found the rate of new infectious diseases is increasing. More than half of the diseases jumped from animals to humans. (Reported on National Public Radio) Read more >

Think twice before adding lemon wedge to your drink

Lemon wedges in restaurants often contain disease-causing bacteria. (Reported by HealthInspections.com) Read more >

CDC says U.S. public health departments better armed against threats
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites significant improvements in states' public health preparedness since 9/11. Read more >


BOWLING FOR SCHOLARS – About 40 alumni and students turned out for the CPH Alumni Society winter social event at Columbus Square Bowling earlier this month. "With such a great turnout and high enthusiasm from students and alumni, I think a bowling night could become an annual event," said Amy Wermert, the society's president. (This photo was provided by Blake Warner, a Ph.D. student in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences.)


Photo request
The communications department wants your photo submissions to publish in the Photo Finish section of Tuesday Times and Alma Matters. We’re looking for photos that depict any “public health experience.” Ideas for entries include a school or community event, a faculty or student research project and a fellowship or internship experience. Please send images with a brief description to wpramik@cph.osu.edu.


Opportunities Fair: 3 to 5 p.m., Recreation & Physical Activity Center (RPAC). Chance for students to collect information on available practicums, research projects and post-graduate positions. For more information, contact Lori Bolton at 293-9747 or bolton.38@osu.edu.

FEB. 27
Seminar: "Communication-Based Strategies to Eliminate Cancer Disparities," noon to 1 p.m. (lunch served at 11:45 a.m.), James Cancer Hospital, room 518A. Speaker: Matthew Kreuter, Ph.D., MPH, St. Louis University. Sponsor: Comprehensive Cancer Center.
FEB. 28
Seminar: "Medical Expenditure Associated with Lack of Exercise," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Campbell Hall, room 243. Speaker: Guijing Wang, Ph.D., Office of Public Health Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Seminar: "Comparison of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Drug-Eluting Stents," 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Chuntao Wu, Ph.D., Cardiac Services Program, University of Albany. Sponsor: College of Public Health Division of Epidemiology.
Cancer Survivorship Conference, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Biomedical Research Tower, room 115. Healthcare professionals, including CPH's Electra Paskett, will investigate and discuss long-term effects of cancer treatment on survivors. Sponsor: Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Seminar: "Probing Protein-Nucleic Acid Interactions During HIV-1 Reverse Transcription," noon, Biomedical Research Tower, room 105. Speaker: Chandravanu Dash, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, HIV Drug Resistance Program, National Cancer Institute at Frederick. Sponsor: Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases.
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To add an event or bit of information to the next issue of Tuesday Times,
please e-mail Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu by Friday at 5 p.m.