June 2, 2009

What's News - Support SPHS; International Affairs Story Ideas; Farmers Market Volunteers Needed
Faces and Places - Billington wins fellowship; Pearsol elected to governing council
Useful Tidbits - Make Tim Buckley number one; CPH on YouTube
The World We Live In - Strategy Being Devised To Protect Use of BPA; Parasite Found in Chimps is Similar to Deadly Version in Humans; Depression diagnoses fell after warning
Photo Finish - Garden Party at the Dean's

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Support SPHS by purchasing T-shirt
The Society for Public Health Students is selling public health t-shirts as a fundraiser. Shirts are for sale Tuesday and Thursday of this week from 12:30p.m. to 1:30p.m. in the student lounge in Starling Loving. They are $10 each, available in white and grey with a choice of two different designs. Proceeds benefit the Society for Public Health Students. Contact Chris Volpe with questions at volpe.26@osu.edu.
International Affairs Story Ideas
The Office of International Affairs is asking for story ideas for its Global Perspectives newsletter. We are hoping to submit some stories about public health students, faculty and staff. If you have story ideas, please contact Christine O’Malley, comalley@cph.osu.edu.
Farmers Market Volunteers Needed
You are needed! Please volunteer at the Columbus Public Health Farmers Markets this summer. The College will again support the market as we did last summer to provide fresh produce to communities that may not have access to healthy food. Different areas need assistance, such as operations, safety, and planning. The Farmers Market will take place from 10a.m. to 1p.m. on July 30, August 6 & August 13, 2009. All volunteers will receive free t-shirts. Contact Lexi at anoice@cph.osu.edu if you are interested in volunteering.
Student wins national fellowship

John Billington, JD/MPH student, recently won the ASPH Public Health Policy Fellowship, a nationally competitive year-long position working with Congress on public health issues.  ASPH Public Health Policy Fellows are placed in either a congressional or committee office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where they can observe and participate in the legislative process as it pertains to public health. Congratulations, John!

Pearsol elected to governing council

Joanne Pearsol, associate director of Office of Workforce Development, was elected as an at-large member of the Ohio Public Health Association Governing Council at the annual Public Health Combined Conference meeting.

Make Tim Buckley number one

All we need are 3 more views on YouTube for Tim Buckley to have the second-highest views of all the faculty experts on Ohio State’s channel and 7 more views to have the most-watched clip. Go here to watch the 45-second clip. Even better, share the link with friends.

Tim Buckley


College of Public Health on YouTube

The College of Public Health has a new YouTube channel. The first video has been posted. Here is the link to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/publichealthbuckeyes. If you have story ideas with a possible visual component, contact Christine O’Malley at comalley@cph.osu.edu.

Strategy Being Devised To Protect Use of BPA
Manufacturers of cans for beverages and foods and some of their biggest customers, including Coca-Cola, are trying to devise a public relations and lobbying strategy to block government bans of a controversial chemical used in the linings of metal cans and lids. Public health researchers have found that BPA leaches from containers into food and beverages, even at cold temperatures. (According to the Washington Post.) Read more>
Parasite Found in Chimps is Similar to Deadly Version in Humans
Researchers in Gabon and France have discovered a new species of malaria parasite, one that lives in chimpanzees but is closely related to the species most deadly to humans. (According to the New York Times.) Read more>
Depression diagnoses fell after warning
A persistent decline in the rate of Americans, especially children, newly diagnosed with depression followed the first federal warning on risks connected with antidepressant drugs, a study suggests. (According to the Columbus Dispatch.) Read more>

GARDEN PARTY AT THE DEAN'S - Shelly Dembe, President Gee, Al Dembe, and Stan Lemeshow pose for a picture during the annual get together at the dean's home in Bexley on Sunday evening. CPH faculty and staff enjoyed the spring weather and casual conversation.

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 anoice@cph.osu.edu.

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"Management and Cost Considerations in Cancer Prevention and Treatment;" 11:45a.m.; 1213 Ross Auditorium. Speaker: Ann McAlearney, ScD, Division of Health Services Management and Policy, College of Public Heatlh, The Ohio State University. Lunch will be served. RSVP to katie.trego@osumc.edu. More info>
"Survival Analysis for Observational Studies;" 2-3p.m.; Ross Heart Hospital Conference Room 1215, 452 W. 10th Ave. Speaker: Xin He, PhD, Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University. More info>

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

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>
AUGUST 28-30
Pelotonia Bike Tour. More information here>
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