August 11, 2009

What's News - Final Farmers’ Market on Thursday; Staff Appreciation Week is next week; CPH Alumni Society fall meeting, tailgate; Pelotonia is fast approaching
Faces and Places - Wickizer to be keynote speaker at research symposium, Sept. 29; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Free biometric screenings; University Communications wants your story ideas; Learn more about OSU students, alumni on Big Ten Network
The World We Live In - Schools brace for swine flu; Hazards: At the beach, watch out for dirty sand, too; Can we fight obesity by slapping a heavy tax on soda?
Photo Finish - 'Well-received'

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Final Farmers’ Market on Thursday

Thursday marks the final day of the public health Farmers' Market, co-sponsored by Columbus Public Health and the College of Public Health. The market will be open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., on the front lawn of Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave. Read more about the market >

View opening remarks by Dean Stanley Lemeshow on YouTube >

View more 2009 CPH Farmers' Market photos >

Opening day at the 2009 CPH Farmers' Market

Staff Appreciation Week is next week

The College of Public Health will celebrate Staff Appreciation Week, Aug. 17-21, with the following activities:

Aug. 18
Ohio State planetarium presentation: 3 p.m., Smith Laboratory, 174 W. 18th Ave. (fifth floor by the northeast staircase and elevator). Learn your way around the nighttime sky, as well as what the sky looks like in other parts of the world. Also learn how and why the sky changes throughout the year and what causes our four seasons. Plan to arrive on time, since the doors will be locked in order to preserve darkness needed for the show, which will last about 45 minutes.

Aug. 19
Picnic with Public Health: 11:30 a.m., outside lawn east of The James. Lunch catered by City Barbeque. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. The presentation of the CPH Employee of the Year Award will also take place at this time.

Sept. 1, 3 and 10
10-minute massages: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., various locations. Enjoy a 10-minute massage compliments of the Ohio State Faculty and Staff Wellness Program. Therapists will be in Starling Loving Hall on Sept. 1; Center for Public Health Practice on Sept. 3; and Smith Labs on Sept. 10.

To attend any of these events, please e-mail Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu by Aug. 14. (If you would like to receive a massage at the Smith Labs location, e-mail Cindy York at cyork@cph.osu.edu; and if you plan to receive a massage at the Center for Public Health Practice, e-mail Meredith Cameron at mcameron@cph.osu.edu.

CPH Alumni Society fall meeting, tailgate

Faculty are encouraged to attend the CPH Alumni Society’s annual fall meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Graystone Winery, 544 S. Front St., Columbus. Keynote speaker Dr. Cindy Parker, an environmental health specialist at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss the environmental impact of 9/11, since the meeting falls on the anniversary of the attacks. The Mary Plummer Scholarship and the William R. Gemma Distinguished Alumnus Award also will be presented. Cost is $20 and includes heavy appetizers and beverages.

Faculty and staff also are encouraged to attend the first annual alumni reunion weekend tailgate before the USC vs. Ohio State football game on Sept. 12. The tailgate begins at 5 p.m. in front of Graves Hall (333 W. 10th Ave.). Cost is $21 and includes a catered dinner. Join your fellow colleagues and CPH alumni at this fun event!

To register for one or both events, contact Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu.

REMINDER
Pelotonia is fast approaching, join CPH team soon
Pelotonia is quickly approaching. If you would like to join the College of Public Health’s team either as a rider or a “virtual” rider, contact Lexi Noice, alumni relations and fundraising coordinator, at anoice@cph.osu.edu. Also, visit the College’s Peloton page to learn more and register.
 
Wickizer to be keynote speaker at research symposium, Sept. 29

Thomas Wickizer, who will join the College of Public Health this fall as a professor in the Division of Health Services, Management and Policy, will be the keynote speaker at the Comparative Effectiveness Research Symposium on Sept. 29, at the Blackwell Inn. The event is sponsored by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center. For more information, contact Barry Jamieson at barry.jamieson@osumc.edu or call 614-366-0329.

Thomas Wickizer

MEDIA MENTIONS

Tim Buckley, associate professor and chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was a featured expert in an article titled “Ohio’s beach pollution second worst in nation” that appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on July 30. Read more >

Tim Buckley

 
Free biometric screenings

Your Plan for Health is offering free biometric screenings 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 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Rd. Click here to reserve your spot. Appointments are offered to faculty and staff daily at six locations around campus and at select mobile sites. Schedule at YourPlanForHealth.com

University Communications wants your story ideas – now!

University Media Relations is seeking newsworthy story ideas about the upcoming academic year to pitch to the media. Story ideas may include new projects, trends, innovations and initiatives taking place across campus including the College of Public Health. Send your story ideas to Communications Director Christine O’Malley at comalley@cph.osu.edu

Learn more about OSU students, alumni on Big Ten Network

WOSU Public Media wants to remind you of the great programming it has scheduled on the Big Ten Network. One program called “Eye on Alumni” follows the careers of noteworthy Ohio State graduates including Stefanie Spielman, a 1989 graduate and breast cancer survivor who’s raised more than $5 million for breast-cancer research, and Ted Beattie, president of Chicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium. Another program called “24OSU” features Ohio State students. View WOSU’s program schedule here > Also, if you would like to recommend a story idea about public health, e-mail Christine O’Malley at comalley@cph.osu.edu.

 

Schools brace for swine flu
Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky schools will be on the frontlines in the battle against the spread of H1N1 flu when they resume later this month. (Reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer.) Read more >
Hazards: At the beach, watch out for dirty sand, too

Swimming in water that contains too much bacteria from sewage and other sources is a well-known risk for getting sick. But playing in sand next to that water may be even riskier, a new study finds. (Reported by the New York Times.) Read more >

Can we fight obesity by slapping a heavy tax on soda?

Renowned psychology professor at Yale University argues in favor of taxing soft drinks sweetened with sugar and high-fructose corn syrup as a way to fight obesity. (Reported by the Washington Post.) Read more >

 

WELL-RECEIVED - Michael Bisesi (far right) talks with Amy Vincent of the Mansfield-Ontario-Richland County Health Department (middle) at a reception held in his honor on Aug. 5 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Bisesi is the new director of the Center for Public Health Practice and the associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Public Health. View more photos of the reception >

 

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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AUG. 13
Final College of Public Health Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., front lawn of Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave. Read more >
AUG. 18
Ohio State planetarium presentation: 3 p.m., Smith Laboratory, 174 W. 18th Ave. CPH staff members can receive a lesson on astronomy as part of CPH Staff Appreciation Week. (See more under "News" item to the left.) RSVP to Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu by Aug. 14.
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. Charity bike ride to raise money for cancer research at Ohio State. Learn more >
SEPT. 11

CPH Alumni Society Fall Meeting: 6 p.m., Graystone Winery, 544 S. Front St., Columbus. Learn more >

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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