October 14, 2008

What's News - 2008 Champions of Public Health; Ohio State at APHA 2008; Help College design its web site
Faces and Places - Liang and Crawford present at conference on climate change; Love appointed to the President’s Council on Women; SPHS elects new officers
Useful Tidbits - Free workshops can help you reach out to community; Fans needed for NCAA Women's Final Four site visit
The World We Live In - From newborns to teenagers, kids should double up on vitamin D; Don't let the economy kill you; China also suffers from indoor air pollution
Photo Finish - 'Trust Me'

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2008 Champions of Public Health

This Thursday, the College of Public Health will host the fourth annual Champions of Public Health Awards from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at The Blackwell on campus.

College of Public Health faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend this reception that honors those in the public health field. Recognition will include the recipient of the Mary Plummer Scholarship.

Please RSVP your attendance by e-mailing cphevents@cph.osu.edu.

For information about this year’s winners, click here >

Ohio State at APHA 2008

The annual Ohio State University College of Public Health Reception and the Ohio Public Health Association Ohio Dinner will be held on Oct. 27 in San Diego at JSix Restaurant, 616 J St. The two events are being held in accordance with the 2008 American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting, from Oct. 25-29, at the San Diego Convention Center. For more information, click here >

Help College design its web site

As you all know, the College of Public Health is redesigning its web site. We have partnered with University Relations to develop several new design options. You can view the two sample designs and provide your feedback through a short survey, which will remain open until Oct. 24. See the designs and take the short survey >

Liang and Crawford present at conference on climate change
Song Liang and Mac Crawford, both assistant professors in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, are presenters at the McCormick Foundation Climate Change Conference, held on campus Oct. 12-14. The conference unites faculty experts and members of the media from around the world to discuss issues related to climate change. Liang is speaking about the impact of climate change on infectious diseases and Crawford is discussing how local and state health departments can become more involved in carbon footprint mitigation.

Song Liang

Mac Crawford

Love appointed to the President’s Council on Women

Randi Love, clinical associate professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, was appointed to the President’s Council on Women. The council is charged with advocating to the President and Provost for the advancement of women at The Ohio State University and advocating for the development of policies and practices that impact the environment for women at Ohio State.

Randi Love

SPHS elects new officers

The Society of Public Health Students recently elected new officers for the 2008-09 academic year: The top officers are President Chris Volpe; Vice President Megan Pozza; Secretary Sarah Briedis; and Treasurer Sarah Morrow.

Free workshops can help you reach out to community

The Office of University Outreach and Engagement is offering free workshops to faculty and staff on how to enrich Ohio State’s partnerships with the community. Bring your lunch and learn about practical and useful tools that can help you engage your teaching, research and service with central Ohioans.

Nov. 3: "The Scholarship of Engagement," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 400 Stillman Hall. Attendees of the Outreach Scholarship Conference will discuss some ideas and concepts that they found useful. To register >

Nov. 14: "Partnerships: Let’s Talk About What Works," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1590 N. High St., Room 430. Faculty members who've teamed up with community partners discuss successful outreach partnerships. To register >

Fans needed for NCAA Women's Final Four site visit
Columbus is in the running to host the NCAA Women's Final Four between 2012 and 2016. Ohio State hopes to put its best face on for an official site visit on Oct. 15. NCAA staff and Women's Basketball Committee members will take a bus tour through campus. Athletics is recruiting students, faculty and staff to stand and cheer at three campus area sites as the NCAA site visit bus goes by. Fans are needed at 1:45 p.m. at the corners of Lane and Olentangy, Ohio Stadium gate 32, and on High Street near the Wexner Center. Contact: Pat Kindig, Dept. of Athletics, 292-3577
From newborns to teenagers, kids should double up on vitamin D
The leading pediatricians group in the U.S. says children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it may help prevent serious diseases. (Reported by the Orlando Sentinel.) Read more >
Don't let the economy kill you
As stress spreads in the wake of this financial storm, Americans risk paying with their health. (Reported by USAToday.) Read more >
China also suffers from indoor air pollution
Because of stoves and smoking, the air inside lower-class homes is up to 10 times worse than the gloom outside, researchers say. (Reported by the Los Angeles Times.) Read more >

TRUST ME: Incoming College of Public Health students participated in a trust-building exercise at Summit Vision on Sept. 20, just days before the start of the new school year. The Westerville company uses outdoor exercises, such as ropes courses, to improve trust, communication and proplem-solving skills within groups including schools and corporations. (Photo by Ohio State University Photography Services.)

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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OCT. 14
Author Tracy Kidder discusses her Pulitzer Prize-winning book Mountains Beyond Mountains about Dr. Paul Farmer, Harvard University professor and renowned infectious-disease specialist, 7:30 p.m., Mershon Auditorium. Tickets for faculty and staff can be picked up in 120 Enarson Hall beginning Oct. 7.
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. 21

Seminar: “Internal Pilot Designs: An Overview and Discussion of Recent Extensions,” 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, Room 008. Speaker: Christopher S. Coffey, PhD, associate professor and director of Graduate Studies, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health. Presented by: CPH Division of Biostatistics.

Oct. 21-22

Film screening: "Examining Our History of Race and Gender in Politics," EA Building, Room 170, 209 W. 18th Ave. The Kirwan Institute is sponsoring the viewing of two movies, followed by a panel discussion. The documentary “Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed,” about Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, begins at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21; and “Street Fight,” a documentary about the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, N.J., begins at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22. Fore more information, call 614-688-5429.

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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