June 16, 2009

What's News - 2009 CPH Graduates Celebrate; Farmers' Market Volunteers Needed; Champions Deadline is approaching; Looking for more "This is Public Health" Images.
Useful Tidbits - SR 315 Construction; Tuesday Times Summer Schedule
The World We Live In - In Some Swimming Pools, a Nasty Intestinal Parasite; Study Offers Clues to Why People Overeat; Obama makes case for universal coverage, end of medical red tape
Photo Finish - Students Honor Students

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2009 CPH Graduates Celebrate

The CPH commencement luncheon on Friday honored the 2009 graduating class for their achievements. Phyllis Pirie, interim associate dean for academic affairs, addressed the graduates. Denise Kissell, president-elect of the CPH Alumni Society, awarded Carol Smathers, MPH-PEP, Kyle Dorsey, MHA, and Heather Baltic, MPH, the student choice awards. View the commencement luncheon video with past photos of the class of 2009 here>

The HSMP commencement reception on Sunday, June 14 recognized those graduating with a Master of Health Administration. Among those who were honored were the Caswell Scholars who earned a GPA of 3.8 or higher: MHA graduates Julie Johnston, Jennifer Lenihan, Priscilla Pham, Eva Underwood, Kyle Dorsey, and Maria Fondriest. The HSMP Alumni Society also awarded the Past Presidents’ Leadership Award to Kyle Dorsey and Priscilla Pham.

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. 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. For the nomination form, past winners and more information visit here>

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>

SR 315 Construction
Those who travel SR 315 should expect delays beginning Monday (6/15) because of construction and ramp closures. A detailed map of entrance and exit ramp closures can be found at http://www.buckeyetraffic.org/315.
Tuesday Times Summer Schedule
Starting today, 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.


In Some Swimming Pools, a Nasty Intestinal Parasite
A swimming pool can offer relief from summer heat, but swimmers should know what they are jumping into. It could be a soup of nasty parasites. (According to the New York Times.) Read more>
Study Offers Clues to Why People Overeat
People usually gain weight because they overeat, but what makes them overeat? A new study suggests that obese people have a different physiological response to food: they continue to salivate longer in response to a new taste than do people of normal weight. (According to the New York Times). Read more>
Obama makes case for universal coverage, end of medical red tape
Health care reform should mean all Americans can get coverage while allowing doctors to heal patients instead of being bureaucrats, President Obama told the American Medical Association on Monday. In a speech to the 158th annual meeting of the doctors' advocacy organization, Obama called an overhaul of the ailing health care system the most important issue for the nation's long-term economic stability. (According to CNN.com.) Read more>


STUDENTS HONOR STUDENTS - Denise Kissell, CPH Alumni Society President-Elect (left) presented student choice awards to Carol Smathers, Heather Baltic, and Kyle Dorsey (not pictured). Students were asked to nominate their peers for outstanding student in each program based on qualities such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and dedication to the field of public health. Congratulations to all graduates!

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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"Matching Attitudes with Behavior: Reducing HIV/AIDS Among African American Women," 9:00-10:00a.m., M-008, Starling Loving Hall. Speaker: Celeste Farr, PhD, assistant professor, North Carolina State University. More info>
"Understanding and Preventing Urban Youth Violence," 7 - 8:30 p.m., The Schoenbaum Family Center at Weinland Park, 175 East 7th Avenue, Columbus. Speaker: Deanna L. Wilkinson, PhD, associate professor, College of Education and Human Ecology, Department of Human Development and Family Science. For more information, please visit www.universitydistrict.org or call UDO at 614.294.5113.
AUG 5-6
"Empowering Conversations in a Changing World

: Annual Leadership and Management Institute,"
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 350 N. High Street, Columbus. More info>
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.