March 3, 2009

What's News - Health, Race & Research Conference, March 30-31; College kicks off Campus Campaign drive; Students’ spring break stories; Hot off the presses: New College of Public Health folders
Useful Tidbits - Learn about Cunz Hall progress at 'town-hall' meeting; College to hold two student visitation days, March 6 and April 3; This is Public Health campaign
The World We Live In - President Obama selects health policy expert to head national AIDS office; Scientists urged to step to plate on climate politics; Eating well on a downsized food budget
Photo Finish - 'Opportune Moment'

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Faculty: Save the date for Health, Race & Research Conference, March 30-31
The College of Public Health is partnering with the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and the Ohio State Center for Clinical and Translational Science to bring you the "Health, Race & Research Conference," March 30-31. The conference will unite national experts, public health researchers and community members to tackle the topic of health disparities. It will be held on the Ohio State campus at the Blackwell Hotel and Conference Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Place. Registration information is coming soon.

College kicks off Campus Campaign drive

The Ohio State University kicked off its 2009 Campus Campaign charity drive yesterday. The annual fundraising event allows faculty and staff to make monetary contributions to select funds that benefit the university. The College of Public Health encourages its faculty and staff to participate. You may designate your contributions to any fund you choose, but if you specifically want to give to the College of Public Health, consider these funds:

No. 306584: Supports recruitment efforts and special events
No. 310502: Supports education of general public, patients and students, as well as various research projects

To learn more about Campus Campaign and to make your online contribution, visit www.campuscampaign.osu.edu now through April 17.

If you haven’t received a giving card in your mailbox, please contact Lexi Noice, CPH alumni relations fundraising coordinator, at anoice@cph.osu.edu.

Students’ spring break stories

University Communications is searching for students who are doing interesting research or community service work during spring break. Students who would like to participate are being asked to write a 100-word “travel diary” and provide photos from their trip or experience (cameras are available to borrow for this use). If interested, please contact College of Public Health Communications Director Christine O’Malley at comalley@cph.osu.edu.

Hot off the presses: New College of Public Health folders

To replace the depleted stock of CPH folders, the Communications Office has just received new ones. Stop by B-107 to get the new folders.

 
REMINDERS

Learn about Cunz Hall progress at 'town-hall' meeting

The College will hold a town-hall style meeting regarding progress on the Cunz Hall project. Faculty, staff and students may attend one session on either March 4 or March 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in Starling Loving Hall, room M-100. Architects from Jonathan Barnes and Associates will share the latest plans and renderings. All are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch to this informal meeting.

College to hold two student visitation days, March 6 and April 3

The College will hold two visitation days for incoming students on March 6 and April 3. The purpose of visitation day is to provide admitted students an opportunity to visit the Ohio State campus and meet College of Public Health faculty, students and staff. Faculty members from each division are invited to join students for lunch on both dates from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the RPAC. To participate, e-mail Program Manager Judy Dawson at dawson.6@osu.edu.

This is Public Health campaign

Help us illustrate the many meanings of public health. Send us a photo containing the “This is Public Health” sticker and we’ll add it to our online gallery. Be sure to include your name and a brief description of why your photo represents public health. E-mail your photo to Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu. Need another sticker? Stop by the Communications Office in B-107 Starling Loving Hall.

 
President Obama selects health policy expert to head national AIDS office

President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Jeffrey S. Crowley, MPH, one of the nation´s leading public health policy experts, as the Director of Office of National AIDS Policy. (Reported by American Chronicle.) Read more >

Scientists urged to step to plate on climate politics

A report from the National Research Council calls for a transformation of climate science to emphasize the climate's influence on food, economics and public health. (Reported by USU Today.) Read more >

Eating well on a downsized food budget

In hard economic times, public health experts say people need to eat nutritious, affordable foods that got the country through the Great Depression. (Reported by The New York Times.) Read more >

 

OPPORTUNE MOMENT - College of Public Health students (from left) Mark Troyer, Meatal Patel and Ryan Baltic visited the College of Public Health Opportunities Fair on Wednesday to collect information on available practicums, research projects and post-graduate positions. View more photos from the event >


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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MARCH 4
Seminar: "Maintaining Bone Health in Breast Cancer," noon to 1 p.m., Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium. Speaker: Charles L. Shapiro, M.D., director, Breast Medical Oncology, director, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Survivorship Center of Excellence, professor, OSU Division of Hematology and Oncology. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to katie.trego@osumc.edu.

MARCH 5

Seminar: "Academia and Local Departments of Public Health: Collaboration and Partnership is the Answer," 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., M-100 Starling Loving Hall. Speaker: Nathaniel Ofoe, DrPH, lecturer, CPH Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Presented by the CPH Division of Environmental Health Sciences.

MARCH 6

"Public Health Tales from the Field: A quarterly lunch-and-learn series for College of Public Health students," noon to 1 p.m., Starling Loving Hall, room M-010. Speaker: Danielle Frock, second-year MPH student in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. Topic: "What are needs when you don’t know you need them? Stories from the Gobabis Region, Nambia 2008." Presented by the College of Public Health Alumni Society. Pizza lunch provided. RSVP to cphalumni@cph.osu.edu.

MARCH 12

Seminar: "Swine Influenza and Public Health," 12:30 to 1:18 p.m., M-100 Starling Loving Hall. Speaker: Yan Zhang, DVM, PhD, Ohio Department of Agriculture. Presented by the CPH Division of Environmental Health Sciences.

 
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