September 23, 2008

What's News - Dean Lemeshow welcomes new CPH students; CPH involved in global health award; CPH to host former US Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders
Faces and Places - CPH members joined 2008 Roads Scholars tour; Project team created for College's Web redesign; Help around the dean's office
The World We Live In - For a global generation, public health is a hot field; Way to save millions of lives is to prevent smoking; Global health quiz
Photo Finish - 'Copy This'

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THEY'RE BACK: Dean Lemeshow welcomes new CPH students this morning

Dean Stanley Lemeshow

The College of Public Health welcomed 143 new students at orientation this morning inside the Recreation and Physical Activity Center. Dean Stanley Lemeshow addressed the students at 8:15 a.m. and congratulated them for entering a significant and growing field of study. “Public health is very important in this flattened, crowded world of the 21st century,” Lemeshow said. This year’s incoming class is made up of 87 females and 56 males, most of which are from Ohio. Ten students hail from international locales including Korea, Pakistan, Russia, India, Uganda and the People’s Republic of China. The students’ undergraduate majors are diverse, ranging from accounting to microbiology to zoology. Welcome new students!

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CPH involved in global health award
The College of Public Health will be included in a $4.6 million award from the National Institutes of Health to expand its network of global health education programs. Ohio State is among 12 campuses in the United States, China and Mexico to receive approximately $400,000 during the next three years through the Framework Programs for Global Health. Ohio State’s program will include global health courses for college-preparatory students, a minor in global health for undergraduates and an interdisciplinary specialization for graduate students.
CPH to host former US Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders

Former United States Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders, MD, will discuss “The Politics of Health: What will the New Administration’s Challenges Be?” during a lunch presentation Oct. 8 in Columbus.

The discussion will be held from noon-1:15 p.m. at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Café, 1421 Olentangy River Rd. Cost is $25 and deadline to register is Oct. 1.

Due to parking concerns, College of Public Health students, faculty and staff are encouraged to ride a shuttle from the Ohio State campus to the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe. The shuttle will leave from 10th Avenue in front of Fry Hall at 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Elders also will meet with students for an informal conversation from 2 to 3 p.m. in room 115 of the Biomedical Research Tower.

 
CPH members joined 2008 Roads Scholars tour
The Ohio State University held its annual Roads Scholars tour Sept. 16-17 and several representatives from the College of Public Health participated including Cheryl Engle, of the Office of Workforce Development, Sarah Anderson, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology, Mira Katz, associate professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Eric Seiber, assistant professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, Junan Li, research assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, and Julie Anstine, MHA alumna. The two-day traveling seminar around Ohio is designed for faculty who are newly hired, newly tenured or new to senior leadership positions. This photo was taken at the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio. For more information about the program >
Project team created for College's Web redesign
The College of Public Health is in the process of redesigning its Web site. A project team was formed to keep the project on track and includes Christine O’Malley, director of communications for the College, Ram Ganesan, web developer, Wendy Pramik, communications coordinator, Dawn Williams, coordinator of academic advisement, Kathy Renick, coordinator of grant funds, Michael Sabatino, systems manager, Renee Watts, facilities manager, and Adam Negley, director of the Office of Workforce Development. The team meets twice a month to discuss the design and function of the new site, and will collect and prepare content.
Help around the dean's office

You may have seen a new face in the Dean’s office. Kristy Arter, a temporary employee who began on Sept. 18, will work in the College of Public Health for up to 12 weeks, helping out with administrative duties. She is a student at Columbus State Community College working toward an associate of arts degree. She plans to continue college and earn a degree in physical anthropology and/or archaeology. Welcome Kristy!

 
For a global generation, public health is a hot field
Courses in epidemiology, public health and global health -- three subjects that were not offered by most colleges a generation ago -- are hot classes on campuses these days. (Reported by Washington Post.) Read more >
Way to save millions of lives is to prevent smoking
Tobacco use is leading cause of preventable deaths. (Reported by Newsweek.) Read more >
Global health quiz
Test your knowledge of ways to make the world a better place by taking Newsweek's quiz >

COPY THIS: Staff members from the Office of Workforce Development were treated to a tailgate party catered by Adam Negley, assistant director of OWD, for achieving paper and copier reduction goals in 2008. The office reduced overall copier costs by an average of $115 per month by decreasing the number of printouts sent from individual computers, reusing paper from recycle bins and creating double-side prints whenever possible. Pictured (from left) are Adam Negley, Racquel Graham, Joanne Pearsol, Cheryl Engle and Pat Watts.
 
 

Photo request
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TODAY
College of Public Health new student orientation. Activities all day in the RPAC. For schedule >
SEPT. 24
Autumn Quarter classes begin
OCT. 2
College of Public Health Picnic, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Whetstone Park Shelter House, 3923 N. High St. Hosted by the College of Public Health for all College students, faculty and staff. Catering by City BBQ (but plenty of vegetarian options too). RSVP to rsvp@cph.osu.edu by Sept. 26.
OCT. 8
Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders talk: noon to 1:15 p.m., Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe, 1421 Olentangy River Rd. For more info and to register >
OCT. 16
Champions of Public Health Awards: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., The Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus. RSVP to Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at 614-293-6277 or cphevents@cph.osu.edu.
OCT. 27
Ohio State Reception and Ohio Public Health Association Ohio Dinner: JSix Restaurant, 616 J St., San Diego. The Ohio State Reception, sponsored by the College of Public Health, will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the pool deck and include complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The OPHA Ohio Dinner follows the reception at 7:45 p.m. in the Fez Room. Cost: $52. For more information about both events and to register >
 
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