January 6, 2009

What's News - Harris named AAAS Fellow; Center for HOPES offers 2009 Doctoral Studies Research Training Award
Faces and Places - Media Mentions; Alumni Spotlight on Duane Reynolds
Useful Tidbits - Funding opportunities for public health faculty; Carnegie Foundation classifies OSU as "community engagement" instition; Free admission to COSI; Submissions sought for annual Facets of Diversity report; Attention Web administrators
The World We Live In - Prevention is the best cure for health reform; New model of care is needed, experts say; Can we run our cars on human fat?
Photo Finish - 'California Dreaming'

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Harris named AAAS Fellow

Randall E. Harris, professor in the College of Public Health's Division of Epidemiology, was recently elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest scientific organization. In its selection, the association noted Harris’ distinguished contributions to the fields of cancer epidemiology and chemoprevention, particularly for studies of anti-inflammatory drugs, known as COX-2 inhibitors, in the prevention of human cancer. Read more >

Center for HOPES offers 2009 Doctoral Studies Research Training Award
The Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies is accepting applications for the 2009 Doctoral Studies Research Training Award for study leading to the PhD degree. This traineeship will cover up to four years of full-time study. Candidates should have a strong academic record in a field related to health care policy and evaluation, high scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and be interested in pursuing research related to improving the health care system. The award recipient will begin his or her doctoral studies Fall Quarter 2009. Applications are due Jan. 15. To apply, complete the Center for HOPES Doctoral Studies Research Interest Form. For information, e-mail: Carol Smathers, manager of the Center for HOPES, or call 614-247-4245. Read more >
 
MEDIA MENTIONS
The Ohio State University Medical Center Office of Media Relations sent out a press release titled “Hospitals address breast cancer side effects” featuring expert Electra Paskett, Marion N. Rowley professor of cancer research. The article was picked up by the Associated Press and distributed to more than 127 media outlets including MSNBC.com, Boston Globe and Columbus Dispatch.

Electra Paskett

JANUARY ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: DUANE REYNOLDS

Duane Reynolds

Duane Reynolds, originally of Indianapolis, Ind., is the manager of the Division of Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, where he oversees all operational aspects of the division including administration, finance and human resources. He received an MHA from The Ohio State University College of Public Health in 2004 and a BS in public health from Indiana University.

What do you enjoy about your work?

I enjoy the variety of responsibilities within my position. On any given day I can be team building with staff, developing new business plans, analyzing the financial condition of the division, implementing strategic initiatives or working with a physician faculty member to help with an operational issue. Read more >

 
Funding opportunities for public health faculty
The Association of Schools of Public Health offers a listing of funding opportunties for faculty from the accredited schools of public health through the ASPH/CDC Cooperative Agreement. Learn more and view the listing >
Carnegie Foundation classifies OSU as 'community engagement' instition

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently classified Ohio State as a “community engagement” institution. Ohio State is among 119 universities and colleges in the United States to be included in this new classification. The Carnegie Foundation is known for its classification system which categorizes institutions based on the kinds of degree and graduate research programs they offer. The community engagement classification is part of a new effort by the foundation to set criteria for research universities, liberal arts colleges and community colleges. Institutions that seek to receive this designation must submit documentation describing their efforts to engage communities. To view the list of newly designated institutions, click here >

COSI After Dark: Free to faculty, staff, students, Jan. 9

COSI is offering free admission to Ohio State faculty, staff, students and their families from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., Jan. 9. The event, called COSI After Dark, features entertainment, door prizes, contests and refreshments. Complimentary roundtrip transportation will be available between OSU to COSI beginning at 6:45 p.m. from the following campus locations: Blackburn House bus stop on West Woodruff; Hale Center bus stop on 12th Avenue; Buckeye Village bus stop; and the bus stop between Morrill and Lincoln Towers on Cannon Drive. Parking also is available at COSI for $3. For more info, contact Chris Hallam at (614) 292-3930 or hallam.13@osu.edu.

Submissions sought for annual Facets of Diversity report
Ohio State's Collaborative Diversity Initiative is accepting submissions for the 2009 edition of Facets of Diversity, the university's annual diversity report. The theme is “Diversity and Access.” Submissions should be 500 words or less. The deadline is Jan. 26, with a publication date of spring 2009. If you have questions or would like a copy of last year’s report, contact Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu. Read more >
Attention Web administrators

The Ohio State Medical Center and Jamesline Web sites have moved. Our Web site is currently housed by CKM in the Medical Center. If you identify any broken links on our site, please contact Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

 
Prevention is the best cure for health reform
Now is the time to broaden our conversation about reform to include the entire health system. Public health agencies, businesses, community groups, teachers and, above all, parents have a strong stake in our success. (Reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.) Read more >
New model of care is needed, experts say
Doctors, public-health practitioners see a pressing need for new approaches to keep aging patients as healthy as possible and living independently as long as possible. (Reported by The New York Times.) Read more >
Can we run our cars on human fat?
A Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon attracted attention from alternative energy buffs and public health officials after he announced that he was using liposuctioned fat to fuel two SUVs. (Reported by The Christian Science Monitor.) Read more >
 

CALIFORNIA DREAMING - Fazal Zeeshan, a PhD student in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, toured the western United States, including a stop in Santa Barbara, Calif., during winter break. A brief vacation was just what he needed says Zeeshan, who is back in class now taking five courses. Zeeshan also is the recipient of a 2008-2009 Fulbright Scholarship. He is the first College of Public Health student to earn this prestigious award.


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JAN. 7

Cancer Control Program Meeting: “Evaluation of Multi-Level Intervention Studies in Cancer,” noon to 1 p.m., James Cancer Hospital, Room 518-A. Speaker: David M. Murray, Ph.D., Chair, Division of Epidemiology and Interim Chair, Division of Biostatistics. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to katie.trego@osumc.edu.

JAN. 12
Seminar: "A Generalized Linear Models Approach to Spatial Scan Statistics for Covariate Adjustment," 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Inkyung Jung, PhD, Biostatistics Instructor, Unversity of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Presented by the Division of Biostatistics. For more info, e-mail: kberoske@cph.osu.edu.
JAN. 14
Seminar: "Proxy Pattern-Mixture Analysis for Survey Nonresponse," 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-010. Speaker: Rebecca R. Andridge, Biostatistics Instructor, University of Michigan. Presented by the Division of Biostatistics. For more info, e-mail: kberoske@cph.osu.edu.
JAN. 15
Seminar: "Contextualizing Behavioral Risk for HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Men's Multiple Sexual Partnerships," 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Jeffrey "Bart" Bingenheimer, PhD, Pennsylvania State University. Presented by the Division of Health Behavior & Health Promotion. For more info, e-mail: york.75@osu.edu.
JAN. 16
Seminar: "Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling Approach for a Longitudinal HIV Dynamic Study," 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-010. Speaker: Yangxin Huang, PhD, assistant professor in Biostatistics, associate director of Center for Collaborative Research, University of South Florida. Presented by the Division of Biostatistics. For more info, e-mail: kberoske@cph.osu.edu.
JAN. 19
Ohio State University offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
JAN. 22
Seminar: "The Importance of Community Engagement," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Biomedical Research Tower, room 105. Speaker: J. Lloyd Michener, MD, professor and chairman, Department of Commmunity and Family Medicine, director, Duke Center for Community Research. Presented by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Nancy Hood, nhood@cph.osu.edu.
JAN. 30
Seminar: "Tobacco Use, Mental Health and Health Compromising Behaviors in Underserved Adolescent Populations," 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-010. Speaker: Tamika D. Gilreath, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine. Presented by the Division of Health Behavior & Health Promotion. For more info, e-mail: york.75@osu.edu.
 
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