June 17, 2008

What's News - Tuesday Times readership survey
Faces and Places - Kathy Renick achieves CRA designation; OSU Board of Trustees approves CPH appointments; Dean Lemeshow's research recognized
Useful Tidbits - Office of Research needs research images; Popular EHS course will be offered again in Fall; Staff Appreciation Lunch
The World We Live In - E. coli cluster declared outbreak; Blood pressure levels in childhood track into adulthood; Doughnut revolution in the era of healthy living
Photo Finish - 'Well Done'

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Kathy Renick achieves CRA designation

Kathy Renick, MS, coordinator of grant funds in the College’s Office of Research, recently passed the Certification Research Examination (CRA). The CRA designation means that she now meets the requirements of the Research Administrators Certification Council to be a professional research administrator.

In her current position, Renick supports the research mission of the College by managing pre- and post-award grant activities, particularly in the divisions of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Environmental Health Services, and the Office of Workforce Development. She has been an employee of the College since 2004.

“Kathy’s certification as a research administrator demonstrates the level of expertise that operates within our College’s Office of Research,” said Mary Ellen Wewers, professor and associate dean for research in the College's Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. “Kathy’s ability to pass this rigorous examination is testimony to the high quality work that goes on day-in and day-out. We, as faculty, are truly fortunate to have such dedicated staff members.”

Kathy Renick

OSU Board of Trustees approves CPH appointments
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees convened on June 6 to approve university matters, three of which related to the College of Public Health. Stanley A. Lemeshow has been reappointed dean of the College, effective July 1 through June 30, 2013. Hal R. Arkes will assume the title of professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology, effective Aug. 1. Robert J. Caswell will assume the title of associate professor emeritus in the College of Public Health, effective July 1.

Dean Stanly Lemeshow’s research was featured in an article titled “Study questions value of ICU physicians with special training” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on June 3. Lemeshow’s study is on the association between critical care physician management and patient mortality in the ICU. After adjustment for severity of illness and propensity score, hospital mortality rates were higher for patients who received critical care management than for those who did not. Read more >

Lemeshow’s research also was featured on a U.S. News & World Report Web blog on June 2. Read more >

Dean Stanley Lemeshow

Ohio State Office of Research needs research images
Do you have images compelling, high-resolution images of your research in the College of Public Health? If so, the Ohio State Office of Research wants to know. The department is looking for images to use in promoting Research Awareness Month in October. E-mail photos to Christine O'Malley at comalley@cph.osu.edu.
Popular 1-credit-hour course will be offered again Fall Quarter
The Division of Environmental Health Sciences offered a new one-credit-hour course this Spring Quarter called Journal Club (course No. 793). Created by EHS Associate Professor Tim Buckley and EHS graduate research associate Liesel Seryak, the course gave students an opportunity to discuss recently published articles about public health and the environment. Weekly course topics were determined by students, who’d select a research publication a week in advance and distribute it to their classmates. Topics included peak oil and global warming and the impact of exposure to farm-field-applied biosolids. Discussions were facilitated by EHS Assistant Professor Qinghua Sun. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate.

EHS Assistant Professor
Qinghua Sun facilitated the course

The College of Public Health Staff Appreciation Lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 20, at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Café. An RSVP date will be e-mailed soon and additional Staff Appreciation Week activities will be announced later this summer. Questions? E-mail Tracy McHone at tmchone@cph.osu.edu.
Starling-Loving access

During the summer, the B-wing doors on the first floor of Starling-Loving Hall will be locked at 4:30 p.m. The doors will resume their normal hours until 5 p.m. beginning Sept. 2.


E. coli cluster declared outbreak
A cluster of E. coli cases in Franklin County was declared an outbreak yesterday, as reports of new cases accumulated and workers in a local emergency room registered an unusual number of patients with gastrointestinal problems. (Reported by The Columbus Dispatch.) Read more >
Blood pressure levels in childhood track into adulthood
High blood pressure in childhood is associated with higher blood pressure or hypertension in adulthood, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.(Reported by Science Daily.) Read more >
Doughnut revolution in the era of healthy living
Popularity of doughnuts remains high despite consumers’ absolute preference for healthy foods. (Reported by KBS.) Read more >
WELL DONE - Jeff Caswell, associate professor in the College’s Division of Health Services Management and Policy and associate dean for academic affairs, celebrated his retirement on May 16 at the OSU Faculty Club. View more photos >

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JUNE 19 & 20

 “Laser Capture Microdissection and Analyses,” Hands-on experience capturing single cell populations or blood vessels from tissue section for genomic and proteomic studies. Presented by the OSU Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences. Faculty host: Sashwati Roy. June 19: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Biomedical Research Tower, room 115 for morning lecture and room 264 for afternoon demonstration. June 20: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., room 264. For more information, contact Dr. Roy at sashwati.roy@osumc.edu.

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