July 28, 2009

What's News - Downtown farmers’ market kicks off Thursday; Welcome reception for Michael Bisesi, Aug. 5; Update: Social media networks; Reminders
Faces and Places - Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Free biometric screenings
The World We Live In - One in six public health workers unlikely to respond in pandemic flu; Ranking hospitals now done by more than just 'U.S. News & World Report'; Study links prenatal pollution to lower IQ
Photo Finish - 'Water, water everywhere'

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Downtown farmers’ market kicks off Thursday

The College of Public Health is again partnering with Columbus Public Health and the Ohio Department of Agriculture to offer a summertime farmers’ market in downtown Columbus.

Local farmers will offer fresh fruits and vegetables, providing nutritious food options to Columbus’ downtown and East Side residents, areas known for having limited access to grocery stores.

The market will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on July 30, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13, on the front lawn of Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and presentation will take place at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday.

If you would like to help out at the market, e-mail Malaika Stubbs-Wilson, graduate research associate, at mwilson@cph.osu.edu.

Mary Ellen Wewers, professor in the Division
of Health Behavior and Health Promotion,
at last year's Farmers' Market

Welcome reception for Michael Bisesi, Aug. 5

The Center for Public Health Practice will hold a reception Aug. 5 to welcome Michael Bisesi, the center’s new director and the college’s new associate dean of academic affairs. Bisesi came to Ohio State from the University of Toledo, where he served as senior associate dean of Health Science Campus Graduate Programs and chair of Public Health in the College of Medicine. Meet Bisesi and mingle with your public health colleagues from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 350 N. High Street, Columbus. Light refreshments will be served. To attend, contact Meredith Cameron, program assistant for the Center for Public Health Practice, at 614-292-2291 or mcameron@cph.osu.edu by July 31.

Michael S. Bisesi

Update: Social media networks
The College of Public Health now has 117 fans on Facebook. You can view the college’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/publichealthbuckeyes. (In order to view our page, you must first have a Facebook account. Sign up here > CPH also has 207 followers on Twitter. View the CPH Twitter page here: http://twitter.com/osupublichealth. Join the conversations on the college’s networks or contact Communications Director Christine O’Malley when you have something to post.


CEPH draft review

CPH received a draft report of the site visit from the Council on Education for Public Health. 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.

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.)

Join the CPH Pelotonia team
The College of Public Health has created a team of riders for Pelotonia, including Dean Stanley Lemeshow. Members will ride along with Lance Armstrong Aug. 28-30 in an effort to raise money for cancer research. CPH needs just three more riders to officially have a team, or Peloton. (View our Peloton page here>) Each team member will be required to raise money for cancer research. The distance each participant rides depends on how much he or she raises. If you would like to join our team, contact Lexi Noice, alumni relations and fundraising coordinator, at anoice@cph.osu.edu.

Sarah Anderson, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology, was featured in an article titled “The obesity-ethnicity link” in the July/August issue of Ohio State Alumni Magazine. According to Anderson’s research, the prevalence of obesity in American four-year-old children overall is 18 percent. Rates vary in different populations as defined by race/ethnicity. Obesity rates are substantially higher in American Indian/Native Alaskan four-year-olds as compared to white and Asian children of the same age. Obesity also is more prevalent in Hispanic and African-American children, compared to white and Asian children, according to her research.

Sarah Anderson

Free biometric screenings

Your Plan for Health is offering free biometric screenings on July 30 and Aug. 19. Biometric health numbers can help doctors identify serious health issues before they happen. By getting a biometric screening, Ohio State employees also qualify for a reduction on their medical premiums. All Ohio State employees and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners qualify for a free, 20-minute screening. Super screening days will take place from 4-8 p.m., July 30; and 8 a.m.-noon, Aug. 19, at the Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Rd. Click here to reserve your spot. Can’t make a Super Screening Day? Appointments are offered to faculty and staff daily at six locations around campus and at select mobile sites. Schedule at YourPlanForHealth.com


One in six public health workers unlikely to respond in pandemic flu
Approximately 1 in 6 public health workers said they would not report to work during a pandemic flu emergency regardless of its severity, according public health researchers. (Reported by ScienceDaily.) Read more >
Ranking hospitals now done by more than just 'U.S. News & World Report'

Public and private groups are launching quality programs that look only at hard numbers, not just reputation. (Reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.) Read more >

Study links prenatal pollution to lower IQ

For the first time, lower IQ scores in children have been linked to air pollution their mothers inhaled while pregnant. (Reported by USAToday.) Read more >


WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE - Environmental-health researchers look for ways to keep our water clean and safe to drink. View more "This is Public Health" images here >

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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

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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