May 12, 2009

Faces and Places - Participants at public health combined conference; Tanenbaum; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Pelotonia; Healthy eating guidelines; Operation feed
Public Health in the world we live in - Swine flu, part II: What's in store for the months to come; Losing job may be hazardous to health, according to public health research; Governor signs bill protecting human services employees from infectious diseases
Photo Finish - Testing the waters

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The College of Public Health was well-represented today at the public health combined conference in north Columbus. Shelly Francis, DrPH, who will be joining the College of Public Health faculty this fall, presented today along with current CPH student, Christopher Bell, recent CPH graduate, Christina Jackson, current PhD students, Ross Kauffman and Lana Uhrig and current MPH student Margarette Shegog. To see the complete conference agenda click here >

Sandy Tanenbaum, associate professor in HSMP, recently visited the university’s media studio in Bricker Hall to film a promotional clip. The university’s new director of national broadcast strategy filmed the clip. See the clip here>

These faculty clips will be provided to national media outlets, such as CNN, The Today Show and others. Way to go, Sandy!

Frank Holtzhauer and Tim Buckley, associate professors, were featured as faculty experts in a Columbus Dispatch article on May 1 regarding business operations and protocol during the H1N1 outbreak. Read more>

Tim Buckley

Frank Holtzhauer

Dean Stan Lemeshow was a guest on 10TV news during the H1N1 virus outbreak. News anchor Chuck Strickler asked various questions on how students are reacting to the outbreak on campus and how public health professors are incorporating this public health crisis into curriculum. More info>

Stan Lemeshow

Tim Buckley was one of the featured guests on Town Hall Ohio, a weekly public affairs broadcast. Buckley helped listeners better understand the H1N1 disease, bring perspective to the threat it presents, analyze mitigation efforts and offer insights into related human and animal health topics. Download the broadcast>

The College of Public Health is creating a team or "peloton" for the Pelotonia, a grassroots bike tour with the mission to raise money for cancer research at Ohio State. If you are interested in biking with the College of Public Health team, contact Lexi Noice at Learn more>
Ohio State’s Faculty and Staff Wellness Program sends weekly Wellness Tips every Friday. The May 1 edition featured the College of Public Health’s healthy eating guidelines for use at meetings, seminars, conferences and other catered events. Learn more>

Wednesday, May 13 is the final day to bring in food items for the collection boxes for Operation Feed. This year our food donations are about half of last year, but our monetary donations (over $500) are doubled from last year so we are still doing a great job with this campaign. Many thanks to everyone who has participated and helped make this an important part of our annual giving campaigns

Contact Renee Watts for more information at


Swine flu, part II: What's in store for the months to come
With mostly mild cases of swine flu in the United States, swine flu fears are lessening. But viruses have a way of re-appearing. While nobody has a crystal ball, here are some thoughts about what the 2009 H1N1 virus might do in the months to come. (According to Read more>
Losing job may be hazardous to health, according to public health research
Even as the Labor Department released figures showing that the economy lost more than half a million jobs in April, researchers made public a large study with an unsettling finding: losing your job may make you sick. (According to the New York Times.) Read more>

Governor signs bill protecting human services employees from infectious diseases

Iowa Govenor Chet Culver signed into law a measure Friday expanding benefits for police and firefighters who get cancer and some other infectious diseases. Under the measure, the diseases are presumed to be job-related, an assumption that boosts pensions and other benefits. (According to the Chicago Tribune.) Read more>

TESTING THE WATERS - Jason Marion,  PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) collected water samples recently at Deer Creek State Park. Jason is working on a project with EHS Chair Tim Buckley and the Ohio Water Development Authority on infectious disease risk at Ohio’s inland beaches. Jason is also a fellow in the Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) research initiative. The photo was submitted by Christine O’Malley, communications director.

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MAY 11-13

Public Health Combined Conference: Crowne Plaza North, 6500 Doubletree Ave., Columbus. For more information >

MAY 12

"The Hidden Epidemic:
The Impact of Early Life Trauma
On Health and Disease,"
3:30 - 4:30p.m., Meiling Hall Room 160. Speaker: Vincent J. Felitti, MD. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Friday, May 8 to
More info >

MAY 12
"Mining Temporal Complex Network," 10:30a.m., Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115,460 West 12th Avenue. Speaker: Ruoming Jin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Kent State University
MAY 15

“Propensity Scores Adjustment in Observational Studies,” 2-3p.m., Ross Heart Hospital Conference Room 1215, 452 W. 10th Ave. Speaker: Bo Lu, PhD, Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University.

MAY 22
"Controlling for Confounding and Effect Modification: Stratified Analysis vs Logistic Regression,” 10-11a.m., Room M008 Starling Loving Hall, 320 W. 10th Ave. Speaker: Stanley Lemeshow, Dean, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University.
MAY 28
"Rigorous Science and
Full Community Participation in Research,"
11:30 – 1:00p.m.,
Room 518 James Cancer Hospital. Speaker: Douglas Brugge, PhD, MS. Please RSVP to Nancy Hood, or 688-3478. More info>
College of Public Health Graduation Reception, 11am-12:30p.m., The Faculty Club. More information coming.
HSMP Graduation Reception, 4-6p.m., Longaberger Alumni House. More information coming.
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