June 30, 2009

What's News - CPH introduces Center for Public Health Practice; CPHP Leadership and Management Institute; Free online course in disaster preparedness now available to nurses; College sponsors downtown farmers’ market; Looking for alumni
Faces and Places - New leadership appointments; Scenes from Spring Quarter graduation; Media Mentions; July Alumni Spotlight
Useful Tidbits - Discounted tickets to Picnic with the Pops; Blood drive on campus, July 8; Listen to healthcare reform lecture online; Looking for more ‘This is Public Health’ images; Tuesday Times on summer schedule
The World We Live In - Ohio property owners of trench-style septic systems granted reprieve; Construction begins on Buckeye Lake water system; Public view of health care same as in Clinton era
Photo Finish - Off to Smith

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CPH introduces Center for Public Health Practice

The Office of Workforce Development will become the new Center for Public Health Practice tomorrow. This change coincides with the start-date of the center’s new director, Michael Bisesi, PhD, who also serves as the College’s associate dean of academic affairs. It also marks the debut of the center’s new web site.

CPHP Leadership and Management Institute

The Center for Public Health Practice will hold its annual Leadership and Management Institute on Aug. 5 and 6 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 350 N. High St., in Columbus. The two-day seminar is geared toward professionals in the public health field who want to improve their work relationships and enhance leadership credibility. Registration and details are available at https://oh.train.org and http://www.train.org.

Free online course in disaster preparedness now available to nurses

The Center for Public Health Practice is now offering a free, online course to nurses on how to prepare, respond and recover from public health disasters, such as infectious disease outbreaks and floods. The 10-hour course helps nurses answer the question: “What do I do in a disaster situation?” For more information and to register for the Public Health Nursing Surge course, visit http://train.org and enter course ID No. 1016452.

College sponsors downtown farmers’ market
The College of Public Health is once again partnering with Columbus Public Health and the Ohio Department of Agriculture to offer a summertime farmers’ market in Downtown Columbus. The market is open to everyone. The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 30, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13, on the front lawn of Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave. A minimum of 60 volunteers per market day is needed, and our college hopes to provide as many volunteers as possible. Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt. A volunteer training session will be held in advance of the first market. E-mail Malaika Stubbs-Wilson, graduate research associate, at mwilson@cph.osu.edu to volunteer.

Volunteers needed

Looking for alumni
The Communications department is seeking College of Public Health alumni to feature in its Alumni Spotlight section during the 2009-10 academic year. Please send your recommendations to Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu.
New leadership appointments

The College of Public Health is pleased to announce three leadership appointments effective July 1: Michael S. Bisesi, PhD, as the associate dean of academic affairs and director of the Center for Public Health Practice; Thomas J. Santner, PhD, as the interim chair of the Division of Biostatistics: and Phyllis L. Pirie, PhD, as the interim associate dean of research.

Michael S. Bisesi

Thomas J. Santner

Phyllis L. Pirie

Scenes from Spring Quarter graduation

Amy Ferketich and Ross Kauffman

Jason Marion

Sixty two students graduated from the College of Public Health this Spring Quarter, including Ross Kauffman, who received a PhD in public health with a specialization in epidemiology. Amy Ferketich, associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology, participated in the Hooding Ceremony and presented the blue, velvet hood to Kauffman at graduation on June 14.  The hood’s salmon-colored trim signifies the field of public health. Jason Marion, who is a PhD candidate in public health, also attended the ceremony and wore a uniform that signifies his appointment on the Ohio State Board of Trustees. (Photos provided by Amy Ferketich.)


Liz Klein, assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, was a featured expert in an article titled “Smoking bans don't lead to layoffs” that published June 24 in the Public News Service. “The take-home message from this is, we didn't find that there was any significant effect on employment in bars and restaurants,” Klein said in the article. Read more >

Research conducted by recent graduate Ross Kauffman was mentioned in an article in the Washington Post on June 16. The article, titled "Cigarette Ban Being Implemented in Va. State Prisons," states that Virginia corrections officials have begun banning cigarettes in some state prisons and plan to make the entire system tobacco-free by February 2010. Read more >

Mike Carson

Mike Carson, originally from Girard, Ohio, received an MS in Preventive Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1992, and a BS in Pre-Medicine from the University of Toledo in 1988. His academic advisor at Ohio State was Randall Harris. Carson is the program manager of Tuberculosis Control and Refugee Health Programs at the County of Orange Health Care Agency in Santa Ana, Calif.

What do you enjoy about your work?

I have spent my 15-year public health career in disease control and prevention. I particularly enjoy that no two days are the same and that I can see the direct impact of disease intervention on the clients we serve.

Read more >

Discounted tickets to Picnic with the Pops

Discounted tickets for Picnic with the Pops are available to Ohio State alumni and friends for a July 31 performance featuring The Ohio State University Marching Band. The event is being marketed as the first tailgate party of the football season and will be capped off with a fireworks display. Areas will be reserved for alumni by their field of study, including a space for public health alumni in the area marked “OSU Health Sciences.” Tickets cost $16 for adults; and $11 for children three and older. Read more >

Blood drive on campus, July 8

A blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on July 8 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion (by RPAC). Free T-shirts will be given to all donors, who may also register for a chance to win a new Saturn, $100 gas card and two tickets to Cedar Point. Walk-ins are welcome. E-mail schul.2@osu.edu to schedule an appointment.

Listen to healthcare reform lecture online

In April, Lawrence D. Brown, professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, presented a lecture titled “Perhaps we can: Prospects for health care reform in the age of Obama.” The lecture is now available online here >

Looking for more ‘This is Public Health’ images

The communications office wants more “This is Public Health” images for the College’s online gallery. Whether you plan to travel or have a “staycation” this summer, be on the lookout for public health wherever you may be. Submit photos to Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu. View the online gallery here >

Tuesday Times on summer schedule
Tuesday Times is now on its summer schedule and will appear every two weeks in your mailboxes. The next issue is July 14. Please submit news items to Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu.


Ohio property owners of trench-style septic systems granted reprieve
Legislators consider the trench septic system out of compliance due to environmental and public health concerns. (Reported by Farm and Dairy.) Read more >
Construction begins on Buckeye Lake water system
The $7 million project will import clean drinking water from Millersport, Ohio, to Buckeye Lake and will provide about 3,000 Buckeye Lake residents with public drinking water. (Reported by Newark Advocate.) Read more >
Public view of health care same as in Clinton era
Public-opinion poll on attitude toward health care conducted 15 years ago reveals similar results. (Reported by National Public Radio.) Read more and listen to audio >

OFF TO SMITH - College of Public Health employees who work in Cunz Hall will soon be relocating to Smith Laboratory, 174 W. 18th Ave. Faculty and staff in the divisions of Health Services Management and Policy and Health Behavior and Health Promotions are expected to remain there for two years, as Cunz is renovated into the future home of the College of Public Health. Preparing Smith Labs for a move-in day of July 13 has been an 8-month project, but Facilities Manager Renee’ Watts says everything is on schedule. CPH employees will take over part of the third and fifth floors of Smith, and will share the building with anthropology and physics students.

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 wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

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Seminar by Lauri Andress, candidate for the position of director of the Health Equity and Multicultural Health Center, 9 to 10 a.m., Starling Loving Hall, room M-008. Presented by the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. More details to come.
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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