April 21, 2009

What's News - SPHS fundraiser; New podcast online; CPH in the news at Trustees meeting; Campus campaign update; follow CPH on Facebook and Twitter
Faces and Places - Anne Drabczyk presented at a conference
Useful Tidbits - This is Public Health photos; Operation Feed
The World We Live In - Public Health council approves BMI measurement at schools; Health agencies fight AIDS, syphilis online; Thinner is a better to curb global warming
Photo Finish - CPH in the community

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Society of Public Health Students fundraiser on April 27
Eat at City Barbeque in Upper Arlington, 2111 W .Henderson Rd., on Monday, April 27 and a portion of your bill will go direct to the Society of Public Health Students. You must present this flyer at the time of order for them to receive the credit. Contact SPHS treasurer, Sara Morrow at morrow.127@osu.edu with questions.

New podcast: Public health and engineering students collaborate in risk assessment class

Students in the colleges of Public Health and Engineering learn to tackle the topic of risk assessment together. The course was taught by Tim Buckley and an engineering professor. View the podcast >
CPH in the news at Trustees meeting
The Cunz Hall renovation project was authorized by the Board of Trustees in their April meeting. At the same meeting, David Jarjoura was named director of the Center for Biostatistics, effective March 1, 2009, through February 28, 2013. Notes from the trustee meeting >

Campus Campaign update

The college's campaign has officially ended. A hearty thank you to those who particpated. Watch your email for an offical wrap up. Even though our campaign has ended the university will recognize all campus campaign gifts through April 30. The college's final drawing will be this Thursday. Give now>

Follow the College of Public Health on Twitter, Facebook
The college has recently joined the social networking and blogging site, Twitter. Our username is OSUPublicHealth. We follow President E. Gordon Gee, Univ. of Georgia Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Heatlh, and more! Create your own profile and follow OSUPublicHealth. Learn more>
The college also has a fan page, "Ohio State University College of Public Health Alumni" on the popular social networking site, Facebook. The site is geared towards our alumni, but all staff, faculty, students and friends are invited to join. Learn more >
Anne Drabczyk, PhD, research specialist for the Center for Public Health Practice presented at the Public Health Systems and Services Research Conference in Lexington Ky. on April 8 on Ohio Voluntary Accreditation Team Demonstration Project: Continuous Quality Improvement.
This is Public Health photos
We seek your help in illustrating the many meanings of public health in the community. Please send your public health images to anoice@cph.osu.edu.Stop by the communications office at Starling-Loving B107 to pick up This is Public Health stickers. Image gallery>
Operation Feed

The annual Operation Feed food drive begins this week benefiting the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Last year CPH collected 385 pounds of food and provided $260 in donations. Every year, CPH faculty, staff and students have increased our giving from the previous year and that is our goal again this year.

Collection boxes for items such as canned fruit, meat, tuna, soup, and peanut butter (it is preferred items are in cans, no glass, bags or boxes that could potentially pop open) have been placed outside the office doors of Susie Householder, Maria Brickner and Renee’ Watts. Boxes will also be in place in Cunz Hall and OWD. There will also be a “virtual food drive” where online giving is a breeze (details in the next few days). Pamphlets describing Operation Feed will be distributed in your mailboxes and further information will be provided during the campaign that runs through May 13.

Contact Renee Watts for more information at rwatts@cph.osu.edu.

Public Health Council approves BMI measurements for schoolchildren

The Massachusetts Public Health Council voted to approve new statewide regulations that will require public schools to regularly perform Body Mass Index screenings on all students, and to provide this important health information to parents. (According to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts). Read more>

Health agencies fight AIDS, syphilis online

As life moves to the Internet, a growing number of public health agencies are signing on to social-networking sites -- not to find friends but to fight syphilis, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. (According to the Columbus Dispatch.) Read more>

Thinner is a better to curb global warming, a public health study says

Researchers published a study showing that, because of food production and transportation factors, a population of heavier people contributes more harmful gases to the planet than a population of thin people. Given that it takes more energy to move heavier people, transportation of heavier people requires more fuel, which creates more greenhouse gas emissions, the authors write. (According to CNN.com.) Read more>

CPH IN THE COMMUNITY - Last Thursday, the Wedgewood Community on the west side of Columbus gathered at an open forum to discuss habits for a healthy home and other community concerns. EHS Chair, Tim Buckley (right) led the session along with co-chairs of the Westside Community Health Advisory, Osman Ali Hassan (far left) and Druelton Bagley (center).

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 anoice@cph.osu.edu.

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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.

"Comparison of Extent of Use, Information Accuracy, and Functions for Manual and Electronic Patient Status Boards," 1:30p.m., Biomedical Research Tower Room 115
460 West 12th Avenue. Speaker: Emily Patterson, PhD, research scientist, Institute for Ergonomics, The Ohio State University. Learn more >

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.


College of Public Health World Cafe, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Recreation & Physical Activity Center, meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3. (Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m.) Presented by the CPH Diversity Enhancement Committee, the World Cafe is 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 rsvp@cph.osu.edu.

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 >


Joyce Beatty speaks at the Health, Race, and Research Conference last month. More pictures>

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