December 2, 2008

What's News - Thinking globally about public health; Save the date for 'Health, Race & Research'; Reminders
Faces and Places - Media Mentions; December Alumni Spotlight
Useful Tidbits - USAC to sponsor Hidden Benefits Fair, Dec. 10; Important info about OSU Payroll Web Site; 2009-2010 Freshman Seminar call for proposals; Details on university wide awards available online
The World We Live In - Schools risk bedbug problem; Our country is failing the AIDS test; Some breast cancers just go away, researchers say
Photo Finish - 'Prize-winning photo'

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Thinking globally about public health

View a digital story about how College of Public Health researchers and students are doing their part to advance knowledge about global health >>>

Save the date for 'Health, Race & Research'
“Health, Race & Research: Community Engagement to Eliminate Health Disparities,” March 30-31, 2009, the Blackwell Conference Center, The Ohio State University campus. Presented by the Ohio State College of Public Health and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. More info to come.

2009 Self Study for Accreditation: The College of Public Health will be reviewed for reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2009. The review is based on a self-study document and a site visit that will take place in April 2009. As part of our preparation for this process, the Accreditation Steering Committee has prepared a preliminary draft of the self-study document. Please review the 2009 Self Study and e-mail feedback to

Proposed Web sitemap: The CPH Web Project Team invites faculty and staff to review the tentative sitemap for the College’s new Web site and provide any feedback by Dec. 3. The file, named “CPH Website Navigation (3).pdf,” can be found in this folder: T:\Communications Office. E-mail questions and comments to Communications Director Christine O'Malley at


Ross Kauffman, graduate fellow in the College of Public Health, was featured in an article titled “Will smokeless inmates riot? One study says no, but officials still fret” in the Dayton Daily News on Nov. 22. Read the article, including comments made by readers, here >


David W. Miller

David W. Miller, originally from Martin, Tenn., received an MHA from The Ohio State University in 1980. His academic advisor was Bill Cleverley. Miller is a partner in Healthcare Strategy Group, a consulting firm in Louisville, Ky., a position which he’s held for 13 years. Miller’s work focuses on strategy development, physician alignment, business planning, medical staff development planning, and growth strategies for hospitals and physicians. Miller also is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Briefly explain your job responsibilities.

I create products and services that add value and meet the needs of our healthcare clients, selling and delivering these services. I also oversee operations of the firm.

What’s one thing you learned at the College of Public Health that’s helped you in “the real world?”

To be flexible and consider multiple career options, not just what I wanted to pursue when I was 22.

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USAC to sponsor Hidden Benefits Fair, Dec. 10

The University Staff Advisory Committee is sponsoring its 14th annual Hidden Benefits Fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 10 in the French Field House. Admission is free and discounted hot dogs and soda will be available. USAC is collecting new, unwrapped toys during the fair for Toys for Tots supporting needy children in our community. Contact: or Read more >

Important info about OSU Payroll Web Site

You may be aware that over the weekend of November 15-16, TALX, Ohio State’s ePayroll vendor, implemented a security measure requiring employees to re-authenticate their identities when logging into the university’s ePayroll web site. If you have not already done so, please reset your PIN. To reset your PIN go to Ohio State’s ePayroll web site at For more information, e-mail or call the TALX Customer Service Center at 1-866-678-3729.

2009-2010 Freshman Seminar call for proposals

The Freshman Seminar program has instituted a new rolling deadline for Freshman Seminar proposals. Tenure-track faculty are invited to propose a one or two credit Freshman Seminar for the upcoming academic year (2009-10). Proposals are now due on a quarterly basis the year before the seminar will be taught. Seminars to be taught autumn quarter were due Dec. 1; winter quarter due Sunday March 1; spring seminars due June 1. Contact: or 292-6248. Read more >

Details on university wide awards available online

Faculty and staff looking for important details, such as sponsor, deadline and the application process, for any of the university’s major awards can now find them online at one convenient site. Information on eight major awards, including the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Distinguished Staff Award and the University Distinguished Lecture Series is available. Read more >

Schools risk bedbug problem
Researchers and public-health officials fear that tiny, brown, blood-sucking bedbugs are going to spread through schools. (Reported by the Columbus Dispatch.) Read more >
Our country is failing the AIDS test
AIDS remains the world's No. 1 health threat and in the United States is a grave risk to black people in particular. Yet the disaster of AIDS in black or white America does not have to be this way. (Reported by the Washington Post.) Read more >
Some breast cancers just go away, researchers say
Mammograms' ability to detect breast tumors has made them both a routine screening tool and the source of considerable controversy. A new study suggests that controversy won't be fading anytime soon. (Reported by the Los Angeles Times.) Read more >

PRIZE-WINNING PHOTO - Two photos by Chris Rea, a second-year student in the College’s Master of Public Health program, are on display in the International Photo Exhibition throughout December in the Bricker Hall Lobby. Rea snapped the photos in September while in Bangladesh for his summer practicum. This photo was awarded first place in the exhibition. Read more about the exhibition > (Rea’s photos also are featured in a digital story about global health research in the College, viewable here >)

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

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DEC. 3
Seminar: "Motorcycle Head Injury Deaths and Hospitalizations Following Repeal of Pennsylvania's Universal Motorcycle Helmet Law,", 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., 1069 Graves Hall. Speaker: Harold Weiss, PhD, MPH, Center for Injury Research and Control, University of Pittsburgh. Presented by CPH Division of Epidemiology.
DEC. 4
CPH Annual Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Faculty Club Grand Lounge, 181 South Oval Mall.
DEC. 8
Seminar: "Potential Sources of Bioaerosols and Related Public Health Concern," 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Speaker: Michael S. Bisesi, PhD, senior associate dean, College of Graduate Studies, University of Toledo. Presented by the CPH Division of Environmental Health Sciences.
DEC. 9
Seminar: "Interaction between Oxidative Stress and Inflammation Pathways in Cardiovascular Risk Development," 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., Starling Loving Hall, Room M-008. Speaker: Daniel A. Enquobahrie, MD, PhD, MPH, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health. Presented by CPH Division of Epidemiology.
DEC. 10
Seminar: "Determinants of Unstaged Status in Patients with Colorectal Cancer," 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., Starling Loving Hall, Room M-010. Speaker: Julie Worthington, PhD, MPH, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. Presented by CPH Division of Epidemiology.
DEC. 11
Seminar: Molecular/Cancer Epidemiology, 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., Starling Loving Hall, Room M-008. Speaker: Susan Olivo-Marston, PhD, MPH, The National Cancer Institute. Presented by CPH Division of Epidemiology.
DEC. 12

“Columbus Public Health: 175th Anniversary Gathering,” 8:30 to 10 a.m., Columbus Public Health Auditorium, 240 Parsons Ave. Third Grand Rounds event for the College of Public Health, held in coordination with Columbus Public Health and features keynote speaker Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995-2003, who will present “Health Solutions Through Private/Public Partnerships.” Reception begins at 8:30 a.m., and program runs from 9 to 10 a.m. Guided tours of Columbus Public Health also will be given. RSVP to 614-645-7804 or by Dec. 9.

Seminar: “The Tradeoff Between Access to Community Treatment and Acute Hospitalization of the Severely Mentally Ill,” 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., M-100 Starling-Loving Hall. Speaker: Richard C. Lindrooth, PhD, Center for Health Economic and Policy Studies, Medical University of South Carolina. Presented by the CPH Division of Health Services Management and Policy.

DEC. 15

The Office of Workforce Development will broadcast two public-health Web programs on Dec. 15 in its classroom on Kinnear Road. All are welcome to attend. The first, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., is presented by the Public Health Accreditation Board and will provide an overview of the national, voluntary accreditation program for health departments, as well as provide insight on how partners can become involved. The second, called “Public Health Survival: Leadership in a Failing Market,” begins at 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Public Health Leadership Institute. For more information, e-mail Office of Workforce Development Assistant Director Adam Negley at

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