May 27, 2008

What's News - College of Public Health Dinner at the Lemeshows; Dates to remember
Faces and Places - Center for HOPES welcomes two new research specialists
The World We Live In - Worthington businesses join Columbus Public Health signs initiative; Waterpipe smoking in colleges could become public health problem; World Health Assembly sets bold new action for WHO
Photo Finish - 'Shiny Healthy People'

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College of Public Health Dinner at the Lemeshows, June 1

Faculty and staff are invited to a dinner party at the home of Stan and Elaine Lemeshow, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., on Sunday, June 1, at 255 S. Drexel Ave., in Bexley. If you have not e-mailed an RSVP and want to attend, please inform Tracy McHone, assistant to the dean, today at tmchone@cph.osu.edu.

Dates to remember

Spring Quarter 2008:
Last day of classes: May 30
Final examinations: June 2-5
Spring commencement: June 8

Summer Quarter 2008:
First day of classes for first term: June 16
Last day of classes for first term: July 16
Final examinations for first term: July 17 and 18
First day of classes for second term: July 21
Last day of classes for second term: Aug. 18
Final examinations for second term: Aug. 19-21
Summer commencement: Aug. 24

Autumn Quarter 2008:
Classes begin: Sept. 24

Champions of Public Health Awards: Oct. 16, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Place

Faculty Retreat: Sept. 19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Barrister Club, 25 W. 11th Ave.

American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting: Oct. 25-29, San Diego. Learn more >

 
Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies
welcomes two new research specialists

Jamie Partridge, PhD, started today as a research specialist at the Center for Hopes, where she will assist with research design, data collection and analysis, and serve as a co-author on research projects. Partridge has an MBA in Operations Management and Finance from Indiana University and a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She recently defended her dissertation titled "Immigration, Innovation and Trade" at the University of Saskatchewan. Partridge has served as an adjunct assistant professor teaching Principles of Agribusiness Management at The Ohio State University, and has taught economics, management and statistics courses at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as at other universities. Partridge has published extensively on economics, trade, health services and policy issues.

On April 1, Barry Jamieson, MA, began as a research specialist at the Center for Hopes, where he will assist with various research and evaluation projects. Jamieson holds two degrees in economics from The Ohio State University, and recently served as the associate director for the Ohio Association of County Boards of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Jamieson also served as the director of policy analysis for the Ohio Health Care Association, and financial analyst for Ross Laboratories.

 

Worthington businesses join Columbus Public Health signs initiative
The Worthington Inn became the proud owner of a green sign from Columbus Public Health today. The Signs Initiative was started in Columbus a year ago to give consumers more information about restaurants, food stores, swimming pools and other businesses where health conditions are important. A green sign means the business passed its most recent inspection. (Reported by The Columbus Dispatch.) Read more >
Waterpipe smoking in colleges could become public health problem
The increasing use of waterpipes, or hookahs, by U.S. college students could become a serious public health problem, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University study. (Reported by The Washington Post.) Read more >
World Health Assembly sets bold new action for WHO
The 61st World Health Assembly, which comprised of a record 2,704 participants from 190 nations, on May 24 set WHO on a course to tackle longstanding, new and looming threats to global public health. (Reported by the World Health Organization.) Read more >
 
SHINY HEALTHY PEOPLE - Faculty at the College of Public Health gathered last Friday for a quarterly meeting. Pictured are (standing from left) Courtney Lynch, Paula Song, Deb Levine, Amy Ferketich, Janet de Moor, Eric Seiber, (seated from left) Sarah Anderson, Zhangsheng Yu, Song Liang, Xin He, Mike Pennell, Mira Katz, Qinghua Sun, Brian Focht and Mary Ellen Wewers.
 

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.

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MAY 28

Seminar: "Community-Based Approaches to Addressing Cancer Disparities," noon to 1 p.m., 518-A, James Cancer Hospital. Lunch served at 11:45 a.m. Speaker: Karen Emmons, PhD, professor, Department of Society, Human Development & Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Sponsor: Comprehensive Cancer Center.

JUNE 1

College of Public Health Dinner at the Lemeshows: 6 to 8:30 p.m., 255 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley. Faculty and staff are invited to a dinner party at the home of Stan and Elaine Lemeshow. RSVP to cphevents@cph.osu.edu by May 27.

JUNE 3

CPH Seminar: "When the Entire Country is a Cohort," 11 a.m. to noon, M-008 Starling-Loving Hall. Topic: Large data bases available for epidemiological research. Speaker: Henrik Toft Sorensen, MD, PhD, professor of clinical epidemiology, Aarhus University. Sponsor: College of Public Health.

JUNE 5

CPH Seminar: "Do Raters Agree When Assessing Nursing Home Resident Impairment?" 11 a.m. to noon, M-008 Starling-Loving Hall. Speaker: A. John Bailer, PhD, distinguished professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, affiliate member of the Department of Zoology, affiliate member of the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, and senior researcher in the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Sponsor: College of Public Health’s Division of Biostatistics. For more info, e-mail ldavidson@cph.osu.edu.

 
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