May 26, 2009

What's News - CPH officially creates a Peloton
Faces and Places - Buckley on YouTube; Hoet featured expert; Student scholarship recipient
Useful Tidbits - Nominate a student to be recognized by President Gee; APHA Membership; RSVP for Lemeshow Dinner; CCTS Pilot Projects
The World We Live In - Hospitals Fined for Serious Violations; Tiny ticks can cause big health problems; New era of U.S. tobacco regulation at hand
Photo Finish - Conference winners

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CPH officially creates a Peloton

In support of the Pelotonia bike ride, Dean Lemeshow created a team, "Public Health Buckeyes," to participate in the August event.  Pelotonia is a grass roots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. Pelotonia raises money for innovative and life-saving cancer research at Ohio State. View our Peloton page here>

A Pelotonia information meeting is scheduled for the first 10 minutes of the faculty meeting on Friday, May 29 at 10:30a.m. in Starling Loving M-008. All faculty, staff, students and friends are welcome to attend this portion of the meeting. Learn more about the steps to take to join our team. Unable to make the meeting, but want to participate? Contact Lexi Noice at


Tim Buckley, associate professor and chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, 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. Watch the video>

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

Tim was also featured in the May 21 issue of OnCampus, the faculty and staff newspaper, discussing how public health experts are still following the H1N1 outbreak, even after it has died down in the media spotlight.

Tim Buckley

Armando Hoet, joint professor in the Division of Epidemiology, was the featured expert in a May 21 article on DelawareOnline about diseases that transmit from humans to animals such as dogs, cats and horses. Read more>

Armando Hoet

Current HBHP student, Kristen Force, recently received the Ohio SOPHE Karen Evans Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize and support a health education student who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership and community service. Read more>
Nominate a student to be recognized by President Gee

President Gee would like to surprise a few graduates by mentioning them in his remarks at the spring commencement ceremony on June 14. This is a way to make the ceremony more personal and demonstrate the great diversity and accomplishments of the members of the graduating class. The committee is hoping to capture the broad range of Ohio State's graduates, so they are interested not only in students with the usual amazing stories of accomplishments, but also in non-traditional-age students, and international students, for example. It is best that students not be told they are being recommended, as only a few will make it into the actual ceremony script.

If you have any human interest stories about CPH graduates and/or their families, or outstanding student achievements that could be noted, please send to Christine O'Malley at by June 4, 2009.

APHA Membership
Encourage students to join APHA and direct them to the membership website here: APHA will be holding its 137th annual meeting in Philadelphia November 7-11, 2009. Online registration forms will be available June 1. APHA invites students who cannot attend the entire conference to attend the Public Health Expo showcasing over 600 vendors on the final day, November 11, at no charge. More info>
RSVP for dinner at Lemeshows'

Don't forget to RSVP by tomorrow, Wednesday May 27 to for the dinner at the Lemeshows' this Sunday, May 31 from 6-8:30p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and dinner will be served. Directions to their home are as follows: Take Interstate 70-East to the Main Street exit (Bexley). Keep bearing right. At the light (a Kroger store will be directly across the street in front of you), turn right onto Main Street. Turn left onto South Drexel Avenue. Their home will be on the left, 255 South Drexel Avenue, Bexley, 43209.

CCTS Pilot Projects

The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is now accepting applications for Pilot Project Funding through Richard P. and Marie R. Bremer Medical Research Fund and William H. Davis Endowment for Basic Medical Research. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to cultivate outstanding new research at OSU. The specific goal of these funds is to stimulate preliminary data in novel medical research directions, and ultimately, to launch new nationally funded research programs addressing integrated solutions to complex clinical and translational problems. Read more>

Hospitals Fined for Serious Violations

California Department of Public Health officials announced 13 fines of $25,000 each for a dozen hospitals across the state. The penalties were assessed after state investigators determined that failures in care at the facilities had caused or were likely to cause patients to be seriously injured or killed. (According to the Los Angeles Times.) Read more>

Tiny ticks can cause big health problems
Approximately one-third of blacklegged ticks – also called deer ticks – tested during recent years in Minnesota were positive for disease-causing organisms, say state health officials. (According to the Osakis Review.) Read more>
New era of U.S. tobacco regulation at hand

In a historic shift in public health policy almost half a century after the US surgeon general first warned of the lethal dangers of smoking, Congress is poised to give the federal government sweeping new authority to regulate the manufacturing of cigarettes and other tobacco products. (According to the Baltimore Sun.) Read more>

CONFERENCE WINNERS - Current PhD student, Ross Kauffman, presents his research at the Public Health Combined Conference. Kauffman along with current or recent students Christopher Bell, Emma Nochomovitz (student at Case Western Reserve University), Christina Jackson, Emily Lane (OSU-College of Nursing) and Michele Fox (OSU-College of Nursing) all won awards for top poster or oral presentations. Winners were decided by a panel of judges. Congratulations!

Photo request
The communications office 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

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MAY 26
Mock Interviewing; 12:00-1p.m., Younkin Success Center,1640 Neil Ave, Room 222. RSVP to Limited space available.
MAY 27
"Patient-Reported Outcomes for Adverse Event Reporting in Oncology," noon-1p.m.; Room 518 A James Cancer Hospital. Speaker: Ethan Basch, MD, assistant attending physician,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to
MAY 27
"Preventing the brain drain crisis: Using ergonomics to address the needs of our most experienced workers both at work and at home," 4:00p.m., Baker Systems Room 285. Speaker: Diana J Schwerha, PhD, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Ohio University. Read more>
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>
MAY 28
"Measurement error in periodontal outcomes: an application to modeling inflammatory markers," 2:00 –3:00p.m., M-008 Starling Loving Hall. Speaker: Elizabeth H. Slate, PhD, professor, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina. More info>
MAY 28
"Positive Voices," 7:00p.m., 46 E 16th Ave. HIV positive singing group performs. Dessert reception following the free performance. Learn more>
MAY 28
Mock Interviewing; 12:30-1:30p.m., Younkin Success Center,1640 Neil Ave, Room 222. RSVP to Limited space available.
MAY 29
Pelotonia Rider Recruitment Meeting; 10:30a.m., Starling-Loving M-008. Contact with questions.
MAY 29
“Model Selection Strategies for Observational Studies;” 2-3:00p.m., Ross Heart Hospital Conference Room 1215, 452 W. 10th Ave, Speaker: Michael Pennell, PhD. Read more>
MAY 31
Dinner Party at the Lemeshow's for all CPH faculty and staff; 6:00-8:30p.m. 255 South Drexel Avenue, Bexley, 43209. RSVP to
President Gee's address to Ohio State staff; 4:00p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr.
Cancer Control Presentation, details TBD. Speaker: Ann McAlearney, ScD, associate professor, College of Public Heatlh.

“Does stress accelerate immune aging?", noon; location TBD; Speaker: Elissa Epel, PhD, associate professor, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry. Questions? email

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.
"Working Together to Bridge the
Healthcare Knowledge Management Gap;"
Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115. Read more>
More College Events >>>

Recent CPH graduate, Christina Jackson, presents at the Public Health Combined Conference.
More photos from the Public Health Combined Conference. Visit here>


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