July 14, 2009

What's News - CEPH draft review; Smith Lab move update; Picnic with Public Health; College sponsors downtown farmers' market
Faces and Places - Negley, Sever to facilitate statewide stakeholder meeting; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Summer issue of Resources available online; Submissions wanted for launch of CES4Health.info;
The World We Live In - Feds chip in to help fight flu; Back on tap; Grant system leads cancer researchers to play it safe
Photo Finish - 'Fruits of Her Labor'

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CEPH draft review

CPH has received a draft report of the site visit from the Council on Education for Public Health. Many of the comments on the report reflect a positive view of the College. CPH now has an opportunity to add comments or corrections to the report. Please review the report and give feedback to Jeff Caswell, associate professor emeritus in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, at caswell.1@osu.edu by July 31. The report is located on the T-drive: T:\Accreditation\CEPH Reports. The decision regarding accreditation will be made at the CEPH Board of Councilors meeting Oct. 22-24. The College will be notified of the accreditation decision within 30 days of the meeting.

Smith Lab move update
The move from Cunz Hall to Smith Lab swing space is scheduled for the weeks of July 27 and Aug. 3. HSMP and HOPES will move the week of July 27, and HBHP will move the week of Aug. 3. The move will be in stages of 3-4 people per day. Faculty and staff may not have phone service or Internet access for a day or two. Computers will be taken down by CPH Information Services the day before a scheduled move, and phones will be moved by the Ohio State Office of Information Technology the day of the move. Contact Renee' Watts at 293-8444 or rwatts@cph.osu.edu with any questions. The move schedule is as follows:

July 27: Smathers, Holloway, Dembe, Schweikhart
July 28: Tanenbaum, Seiber, Partridge, Phelps, Sieck, Petrick
July 29: McAlearney, Song, Loebs
July 30: Copier, break room, alumni, Thaci, Bolzenius
July 31: Student lounge, PHIL II, IS

Aug 3: Wewers, Love, York, Pirie
Aug. 4: Klein, de Moor, Steinman
Aug. 5: Clark, Browning/Harness, Hood, Caswell
Aug. 6: Steinman research, PhD students in room 428
Aug. 7: Extra day

SAVE THE DATE: Picnic with Public Health

In honor of Ohio State's Staff Appreciation Week, Aug. 17-21, CPH staff members are invited to a picnic luncheon catered by City Barbeque at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 19 on the lawn east of The James. The presentation of the CPH Employee of the Year Award will also take place at this time. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair. RSVP to Alumni Relations & Fundraising Coordinator Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu by Aug. 14. (The picnic will move inside to Starling Loving, room M-100, if the weather doesn't cooperate.)

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

Negley, Sever to facilitate statewide stakeholder meeting
Adam Negley and Melissa Sever, Ohio Center for Public Health Preparedness co-coordinators, will facilitate a statewide stakeholder meeting today. The purpose of this meeting is to identify and prioritize critical issues that must be addressed prior to fall flu season and the arrival of H1N1 vaccine. The meeting will be attended by the Ohio Department of Health preparedness leadership and representatives from Ohio's 130 local public health agencies.

Adam Negley

Melissa Sever


College of Public Health Dean Stanley Lemeshow wrote a "Letter to the Editor" of the Columbus Dispatch, which published in the newspaper on July 11. Read Lemeshow’s letter >

Stanley Lemeshow

Tim Buckley, associate professor and chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was a featured expert in an article titled "Kenston schools testing fans that might fight flu" that published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on July 4. Read more >

Tim Buckley

Facilities Manager Renee' Watts contributed a childhood memory to a Columbus Dispatch article on drive-in movie theaters on July 9. Watts, who's from Nashville, Tenn., said she'd often accompany her dad to drive-in theaters when he was called to fix broken-down ice machines and air conditioning units while he was working as a mechanic. These outings led Watts to follow in her dad's footsteps and eventually take her current job at the College of Public Health. Read more >

Renee' Watts

Summer issue of Resources available online

The summer issue of the Office of Human Resources' newsletter "Resources" is now available online and includes articles about work, life and health. Read here: http://hr.osu.edu/resources/

Submissions wanted for launch of CES4Health.info

Do you have products from your work in service-learning, community-based participatory research, or community-based programs that are in forms other than journal articles? One challenge for community-engaged scholars is the lack of mechanisms for peer review and dissemination of innovative products like documentaries, training manuals, policy briefs and curricula. CES4Health.info is designed to meet that challenge and is in its pilot phase now. Organizers are seeking information to include in the September launch of CES4Health.info. Deadline is Sept. 1. For more information, visit http://www.CES4Health.info.


Feds chip in to help fight flu
The federal government announced plans to send millions of dollars to the states, which will then dole out the funds to local health departments. Ohio may gain $9.8 million. (Reported by the Columbus Dispatch.) Read more >
Back on tap

Thanks to the recession and growing concern about plastic water bottles in landfills, tap water is suddenly chic. But is it safe? (Reported by the Boston Globe.) Read more >

Grant system leads cancer researchers to play it safe

Researchers needing grants to run labs and keep faculty are becoming more cautious in the grant proposals they submit. (Reported by the New York Times.) Read more >


FRUITS OF HER LABOR - Eating fresh fruit is one way to fight health problems such as obesity, a big public health concern in America. This photo was submitted by Sarah Anderson, assistant professor, in the Division of Epidemiology, whose research focuses on psychosocial risk factors for obesity, particularly among children and adolescents.

View more "This is Public Health" images here >

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College of Public Health at Picnic with the Pops: Gates open at 6 p.m., Chemical Abstracts lawn, 2540 Olentangy River Rd. Discounted tickets available for College of Public Health alumni, friends and family to a performance featuring the OSU Marching Band. For more info >

AUG. 5-6
CPHP Leadership and Management Institute: "Empowering Conversations in a Changing World," Hyatt Regency Hotel, 350 N. High St., Columbus. Registration and details are available at https://oh.train.org and http://www.train.org. (Course ID No. 1017457)
AUG. 19
Picnic with Public Health: 11:30 a.m., outside lawn, east of The James. A College of Public Health staff appreciation luncheon catered by City Barbeque. RSVP to Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu by Aug. 14.
AUG. 28-30
Pelotonia Bike Tour. More information here>
SEPT. 11

CPH Alumni Society Fall Meeting: 6 p.m., Graystone Wine Cellar, 544 S. Front St., Columbus. More information here >

SEPT. 12

HSMP Alumni Society Executive Committee Retreat: 9 a.m.-noon, 190 Doan Hall. More information here >

CPH/HSMP Alumni Society Tailgate with friends from the College of Optometry, 5 p.m., Graves Hall lawn, 333 W. 10th Ave. College of Public Health faculty and staff also are encouraged to attend this Alumni Reunion Weekend event. More information here >

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