June 9, 2009

What's News - Farmers' Market Volunteers Needed; Champions Deadline is approaching; Two CPH students receive state, national honors; Looking for more "This is Public Health" Images.
Useful Tidbits - Research Concierge at CCTS; Tuesday Times Summer Schedule
The World We Live In - New CDC chief to target smoking; led charge in NYC; Company says it can diagnose disease faster; Meds as good as surgery for diabetics with heart disease
Photo Finish - Buckley at the Beach

Farmers' Market Volunteers Needed
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.
Deadline is approaching: Nominate a Champion Today!
Encourage your peers and colleagues to honor individuals or groups who have made an impact on the health of Ohioans by nominating them for the Champions of Public Health awards. This will be the fifth year that the College of Public Health will be presenting these awards. Please submit your nomination form by June 30, 2009. If you are interested in serving on the selection committee contact Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu. For the nomination form, past winners and more information visit here>

Two CPH students receive state, national honors

Two College of Public Health students recently received honors at the state and national levels. John Billington, pursuing a joint JD/MPH degree, just won the ASPH Public Health Policy Fellowship, and Kristen Force, an MPH student, received the 2009 Ohio SOPHE scholarship. Read more>

Looking for more “This is Public Health” images

The communications office has received several submissions throughout spring for the “This is Public Health” image gallery. Thanks to all who have submitted images. Our stockpile is running low. Don’t forget, we want to add new images to the college’s web gallery on a regular basis. Whether you plan to travel or have a staycation, be on the lookout for public health where ever you may be. Submit photos to Christine O’Malley, comalley@cph.osu.edu. To see the gallery, visit here>

Research Concierge at CCTS

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is pleased to announce the arrival of the Research Concierge. Valerie DeGroff joins the CCTS staff with more than 30 years of research and administrative experience.  As Research Concierge, she can assist projects by helping navigate the research infrastructure, matching requests for specialized expertise with faculty, assessing research needs, making recommendations for services, and facilitating access to CCTS resources.  Please contact Valerie about any clinical and translational research question via phone at 614-366-7367, email:  cctsconcierge@osumc.edu, or the Request for Research Concierge Services link on the CCTS webpage at www.ccts.osu.edu.

Tuesday Times Summer Schedule
Starting June 16, Tuesday Times will begin its summer schedule and will be issued every two weeks. After June 22, please submit news items to Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu.


New CDC chief to target smoking; led charge in NYC

Dr. Thomas Frieden has swung a big stick as New York City's top health official, pushing through bans on smoking and artery-clogging trans fats. The New York Post called him "Dr. Buttinsky." Others attacked him as a wrong-headed crusader. But smoking plummeted and the city made admired inroads against cancer and other chronic diseases. (According to the Associated Press.) Read more>

Company says it can diagnose disease faster

A biotechnology firm in Aurora, Colo. says it has invented a device that could dramatically speed the time it takes to test for disease. Beacon Biotechnology is seeking funding to broaden tests of the device, a disposable computer chip about the size of a pencil erase. The company says the chip can use a single drop of body fluid to detect up to 112 diseases or genetic conditions in as little as 15 minutes. (According to the Associated Press.) Read more>

Meds as good as surgery for diabetics with heart disease
Prompt bypass surgery holds no advantage over intensive drug therapy in many patients with type 2 diabetes when it comes to dying from strokes or heart attacks, new public health research suggests. (According to USA Today.) Read more>


BUCKLEY AT THE BEACH: Tim Buckley, chair of the EHS Division, surveys beach visitors and hands out a beach ball printed with the message “Swim safe!” as an incentive for participation. Tim is working with students Jason Marion and James Rosenblum and Assistant Professor Jiyoung Lee on a project to improve the process for water quality alerts at Ohio’s inland beaches. Throughout the summer, they will be testing water, collecting surveys and handing out beach balls. Photo submitted by Jason Marion.

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.

View past issues of Tuesday Times on Microsoft Outlook in the "Tuesday Times" folder within the public folders.

College of Public Health Graduation Reception, 11am-12:30p.m., The Faculty Club.
HSMP Graduation Reception, 4-6p.m., Longaberger Alumni House.
"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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please e-mail Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu by Friday at 5 p.m.