Sept. 29, 2009

What's News - Staff meeting on volunteering with Columbus Public Health; CPH picnic; Champions of Public Health Awards reception; Save the dates
Faces and Places - Pearsol presents workshop on public engagement in Denver; Negley, Sever present workshop to health officers in D.C.; Media Mentions
Tip of the Week - E-mail username/password requests
Useful Tidbits - Flu web site answers frequently-asked questions; Scarlet Gray and Green Fair; CCTS opens doors to biostatistics scientists; web-conference on the multi-generational workplace
The World We Live In - Is America wimping out on climate change?; Studies show big drop in heart attacks after smoking bans
Photo Finish - Welcoming Wickizer

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Staff meeting on volunteering with Columbus Public Health

The College of Public Health is supporting Columbus Public Health by recruiting volunteers to help during a possible H1N1 influenza outbreak. Staff who are interested in helping are invited to an informational meeting led by Associate Dean Michael Bisesi at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 30) in room M-106, Starling-Loving Hall.

CPH picnic, Thursday

All are invited to the College of Public Health picnic from 5:15-7:15 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 1) at the Whetstone Park of Roses party house, 3923 N. High St. Dinner will be catered by City BBQ and will include a selection of vegetarian dishes. RSVP to rsvp@cph.osu.edu. Also, if you are able to transport a student to the picnic, e-mail Dawn Williams, coordinator of academic advising and professional development, at dawilliams@cph.osu.edu.

CPH to hold Champions of Public Health Awards reception, Oct. 8

The college will present its fifth annual Champions of Public Health Awards reception on Oct. 8. The awards recognize the impact that individuals and groups have made on the health of Ohioans. The 2009 award winners are Cheryl Boyce, executive director, Ohio Commission on Minority Health, in the Public Health Practitioner category; Lois Hall, executive director, Ohio Public Health Association, in the Public Health Community Leader category; and Grant Family Medicine Physicians, in the Public Health Organization category. The presentation will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. RSVP to buckeyes@cph.osu.edu or call 614-293-8264. Read more >

SAVE THE DATES

Weghorst's promotion reception

The College of Public Health will celebrate the promotion of Christopher Weghorst to professor from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 16 in room 518 of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital.

Population Sciences open house

Population Sciences will hold an open house from noon-2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1590 N. High St., Suite 525. Epidemiology Professor Electra Paskett serves as associate director of Population Sciences.

Christopher Weghorst

Electra Paskett

Pearsol attends workshop on public engagement in Denver

Joanne Pearsol, associate director of the Center for Public Health Practice, attended a workshop about public-engagement projects earlier this month in Denver. Ohio's project was one of six funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to engage stakeholder groups in dialogue about pandemic influenza policy and planning. The workshop united state and local agencies to discuss successes and opportunities for improvement.

Joanne Pearsol

Negley, Sever present workshop to health officers in D.C.

Adam Negley, assistant director of the Center for Public Health Practice, and Melissa Sever, senior program manager for the center, presented a workshop titled "Tools and Techniques for Facilitators" on Sept. 22 in Washington, D.C. The audience included members of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers, who plan to use the information to facilitate meetings with other ASTHO members on issues such as policy development.

Adam Negley

Melissa Sever

MEDIA MENTIONS

Qinghua Sun, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was featured in an article titled "Diesel exhaust linked to cancer via blood-vessel growth" in the Sept. 24 issue of onCampus magazine.

E-MAIL USERNAME/PASSWORD REQUESTS: Never reply to any sort of e-mail that asks you for your username and password. No department here at Ohio State or any other legitimate business outside of Ohio State will ever ask you for this sort of information via e-mail. We here at the CPH IS office cannot stress this enough.

This tip is brought to you by the CPH Information Services Department.

Flu web site answers frequently-asked questions
In preparation for a potential H1N1 pandemic, the university has created a web site to keep students, faculty and staff informed about flu prevention and treatment at http://flu.osu.edu. More information also is available on the college's web site here >
Students For Recycling to host Scarlet Gray and Green Fair, Oct. 2
Students For Recycling will host the 4th annual Scarlet Gray and Green Fair, an event that highlights environmentally conscious companies and organizations, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 2 on the South Oval. Rain location is the RPAC. Come see why everyone is going "green" and how anything you do can be environmentally friendly. Free t-shirts, free food and music. You can even win a bike.
CCTS opens doors to biostatistics scientists

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science's biostatistics program is offering a "drop-in/free clinic" for clinical and translational scientists. Visit the department from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays in Suite 205 of the Prior Health Sciences Library.

CPHP to hold web-conference on the multi-generational workplace

The Center for Public Health Practice will host a web-conference called “The Multi-Generational Workplace: Leading in the Future” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 13 on campus and at various other locations across the state. For more information >

Is America wimping out on climate change?
Physician groups claim that failing to get serious about climate change would be "catastrophic" for public health. (Reported by the Toledo Blade.) Read more >
Studies show big drop in heart attacks after smoking bans

Studies suggest that communities that pass laws to curb secondhand smoke get a big payoff -- a drop in heart attacks.(Reported by CNN.) Read more >

WELCOMING WICKIZER -- The college held a reception Thursday to celebrate the arrival of Thomas Wickizer, recipient of the Stephen F. Loebs Endowed Professorship in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy. Pictured from left are Dean Stanley Lemeshow, Professor Emeritus Stephen Loebs and Thomas Wickizer. View more photos from the event >

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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SEPT. 29
CAHME Mock Site Visit: College of Public Health mock site visit by the Commission on Accreditation Of Healthcare Management Education
OCT. 1
College of Public Health picnic: 5:15-7:15 p.m., party house at Whetstone Park. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Dinner will be catered by City BBQ and will include a selection of vegetarian options. RSVP by Sept. 25 to rsvp@cph.osu.edu or call 293-3907.
OCT. 8
Champions of Public Health Awards: 4-6 p.m., Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Fifth annual awards reception honoring champions of public health in Ohio. RSVP to buckeyes@cph.osu.edu. For more information about the award winners, click here >
OCT. 16
Christopher Weghorst promotion reception: The College of Public Health will celebrate the promotion of Chris Weghorst to professor from 3-5 p.m. in room 518 of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital.
NOV. 7-11
APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition: Philadelphia, Pa., oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. This year's theme is "Water and Public Health." For more information >
NOV. 9
APHA Alumni Reception at Maggianos: 6-8 p.m. Maggianos, 1201 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA 19107-2818. RSVP to buckeyes@cph.osu.edu.
 
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