March 31, 2009

What's News - Campus Campaign update; Nominate CPH staffer for Employee of the Year; College of Public Health World Cafe
Faces and Places - Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - AFHE to hold blood drive tomorrow; Leadership symposium; 2009 OPHA Award Nominations
The World We Live In - Ohio State veterinary programs expand career options; EPA port regulations failing to protect public health
Photo Finish - 'Housecleaning'

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Campus Campaign update

The College of Public Health kicked off its 2009 Campus Campaign drive earlier this month and is already at a 44-percent participation rate among faculty and staff. Thank you to all who have contributed so far. The annual, campus-wide fundraising event allows faculty and staff to make monetary contributions to select funds that benefit the university. All CPH members who give to the cause are eligible for prize drawings. Amy Thaci, director of professional development for the MHA Program in the College's Division of Health Services Management and Policy, won Friday's drawing and received a box of chocolate Buckeyes and a set of Ohio State coasters. The final drawing will be held on April 23. In order to qualify, donations must be made by the Monday before the drawing is held. To make your gift, click here >

If you haven’t received a giving card in your mailbox, please contact Lexi Noice, CPH alumni relations fundraising coordinator, at

Amy Thaci won Friday's prize drawing after donating to Campus Campaign.

Nominate a fellow CPH staffer for Employee of the Year award

It’s nomination time for the College of Public Health’s Employee of the Year award. The recognition program is for staff employees of the College. Past winners include Renee' Watts, Joanne Pearsol, Don Shymanski, Susan Householder and Roger Stockdale.

To be eligible, nominees must have been employed by the College for three years and demonstrate excellent relations with coworkers and the public through their actions and attitudes. Does this sound like someone you know? Learn more about the requirements and nomination process here >

Save the Date: College of Public Health World Cafe, May 1

The College of Public Health Diversity Enhancement Committee will hold the College of Public Health World Cafe from 8:30 a.m. to noon on May 1 at the Recreation & Physical Activity Center, meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3. (Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m.) The World Cafe presents an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage in a meaningful discussion about the importance of diversity in the College. Read more about World Cafe presentations here > To participate, e-mail


The $24 million renovation plan of Cunz Hall was highlighted in a Columbus Dispatch article yesterday titled "OSU makeover for ugly duckling." The project, which is scheduled to be completed by September 2011, aims to improve access to the building, bring in daylight and improve its environmental impact. Read more >


AFHE to hold blood drive tomorrow

The Association for Future Healthcare Executives will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Recreation & Physical Activity Center (RPAC). For appointments, visit (sponsor code: buckeyes) or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. For more information, e-mail Maggie Williams at

Leadership symposium set for April 20

The Association for Future Healthcare Executives will hold its 6th annual Leadership Development Symposium on April 20 at The Blackwell Hotel & Conference Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Place. The theme of this year's event is "Entrepreneurial Leadership: Leading in Times of Change." Keynote speakers are Steven Bjelich, president and CEO of Saint Francis Medical Center, and College of Public Health alum David Miller, The Healthcare Strategy Group. Learn more >

2009 OPHA Award Nominations

Nominate students, colleagues, partners and supporters for their contributions to the field of public health. Winners will be recognized on May 12 at this year's OPHA Annual Meeting. Download forms at the OPHA web site at Questions? E-mail Lois Hall at


Ohio State veterinary programs expand career options

Annual number of veterinary grads may not be enough to protect nation from animal diseases that pose threats to human health. (Reported by Read more >

EPA port regulations failing to protect public health, report says

EPA's efforts to slash ship emissions at ports have not gone far enough to protect human health, the agency's inspector general said in a report this week. (Reported by The New York Times.) Read more >


HOUSECLEANING - Susie Householder, human resources manager in the College of Public Health, regularly cleans doorknobs and door bars around Starling Loving Hall. She says that wiping them off with disinfectant wipes is an effective way to limit the spread of germs around the building.

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Photo request
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College of Public Health Student Visitation Day, 8:30 to 3 p.m., Recreation & Physical Activity Center, meeting rooms 1 and 2 on the second floor. Opportunity for incoming College of Public Health students to visit the Ohio State campus and meet CPH faculty, students and staff. For more information, e-mail Program Manager Judy Dawson at

APRIL 6-12

National Public Health Week: The American Public Health Association designates this week to promoting awareness of public health. This year’s national theme is "Building the Foundation for a Healthy America." Learn more about the national campaign >

APRIL 14-15

National Public Health Performance Standards Program Training, The Columbus: A Renaissance Hotel, 50 N. 3rd St., Columbus. Annual, free training workshop for the National Public Health Performance Standards Program offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The mission of the program is to improve the quality of public health practice and performance of public health systems. The College of Public Health will have a supportive role in the national planning committee.


“Pizza with a Purpose,” 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Starling Loving Hall, room M-010. Lunchtime discussion addressing diversity and cultural differences in a professional environment, presented by the CPH Diversity Enhancement Committee. Topic: “Cleanliness = ½ of faith: Islamic Perspectives on Public Health” by Yosef Khan, clinical research manager, Ohio State College of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases. To attend, e-mail (Please put “Pizza with a Purpose” in subject line.)

APRIL 22-24

Site Visit for Reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. The Ohio State University College of Public Health will be reviewed for reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health.


James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture: 11 a.m., Nationwide-Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Eric Fingerhut, chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, will address Ohio State’s role as Ohio’s land-grant university in the University System of Ohio. Awards also will be given out for outstanding outreach and engagement projects. Presented by the Office of University Outreach and Engagement.

MAY 11-13

Public Health Combined Conference: Crowne Plaza North, 6500 Doubletree Ave., Columbus. The Public Health Combined Conference, held each May, is a collaboration of the Ohio Public Health Association, Association of Ohio Health Commissioners, Association of Ohio Boards of Health, Ohio Environmental Health Association, Ohio Department of Health, the Society of Ohio Public Health Educators, and public health academic programs included the Ohio State University College of Public Health. For more information >



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