Oct. 6, 2009

What's News - Champions of Public Health Awards reception
Faces and Places - Sun's paper selected by NIEHS
Useful Tidbits - New series, "The Science of Prevention"; Register for free flu shot; Office of Research seeks your input for Research Awareness Month events; National Coming Out Day: Add your support by Oct. 7
The World We Live In - Mid-life obesity predicts women's later health woes; Could the recession be good for your health?
Photo Finish - Picnic at the Park

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Champions of Public Health Awards reception, Thursday

The college will present its fifth annual Champions of Public Health Awards reception on Thursday (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 >

Paper selected by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Qinghua Sun, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, and his team of researchers had their recent paper selected by NIEHS as one of the "Extramural Papers of the Month" for October. Congratulations to the team, especially the first author, postdoc, Dr. Xiaohua Xu!

Their research results are the first to demonstrate that the link between diesel fume exposure and cancer lies in the ability of diesel exhaust to induce the growth of new blood vessels that serve as a food supply for solid tumors.

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Qinghua Sun

New series, "The Science of Prevention"
The College of Public Health has posted the first in a series of one-page fact sheets called “The Science of Prevention.” The first answers the question, “Do masks protect us from the flu?” Read more>
Register now for a free flu shot

Faculty and staff can receive a free seasonal flu vaccination at one of several campus locations from Oct. 6 through Nov. 13. All adults are encouraged to get vaccinated, and it is strongly recommended for those who are considered high risk. Click here to sign up >

Office of Research seeks your input for Research Awareness Month events

In celebration of Research Awareness month in November, the Office of Research will sponsor a series of events that highlight the innovative research happening at the university and the services the department offers Ohio State researchers. The office also would like to promote any research-related event (such as exhibits, presentations, lectures, etc.). If your Division is sponsoring a research-related event, contact Beth Rowley, Office of Research Training, Education, and Communication, at 614-688-3860 or rowley.15@osu.edu. For more info >

National Coming Out Day: Add your support by Oct. 7
This year marks the 22nd Annual National Coming Out Day honoring the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at Ohio State and nationwide. The Multicultural Center and the GLBT Alumni Society annually produce an advertisement in the Lantern with the names of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members who give their support to the GLBT community. Add your support by joining hundreds of others in signing the ad by noon Wednesday (10/7). Contact: Lexie Beer, lbeer@studentlife.osu.edu or 688-8449. Read more >

Mid-life obesity predicts women's later health woes
Public health researchers find that women who are overweight in midlife are at increased risk of various health problems, from chronic diseases to cognitive impairment, once they pass age 70. (Reported by The Washington Post.) Read more >
Could the recession be good for your health?

Life expectancy rose during the Great Depression, study shows. (Reported by U.S. News & World Reports.) Read more >

PICNIC AT THE PARK - The College of Public Health held its annual picnic last Thursday at the Whetstone Park of Roses. Faculty, staff and students attended including 2nd year VPH students Meredith Cobb (left) and Annmarie Hoffman (right). View more photos here >

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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OCT. 6

Public Health Seminar: "Breast Cancer Disparities: Using Geographic Information Systems to Determine Access to Cancer Screening," 11 a.m.-noon, Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Speaker: Lisa D. Benton, MD, MPH, past president of the Sinkler Miller Medical Association Chapter of the National Medical Association and past medical director of the California Department of Public Health Cancer Detection Section. Presented by the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. For more information, contact Cindy York at 614-292-4685 or york.75@osu.edu.

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. 13
HSMP Alumni Society Diversity Committee's Health Care Disparities and Diversity Leadership Lecture Series, "Understanding Health Care Disparities: Patterns and Explanations," 12:30-2 p.m., 1063 Graves Hall. Speaker: Jennifer Malat, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Cincinnati. Questions? Contact hsmpalum@cph.osu.edu.
OCT. 14

Public Health Seminar: "Emerging Infections as a Transnational Issue," 10-11 a.m., Prior Health Sciences Library, 5th floor Medical Heritage Center. Speaker: Patrick Kelley, MD, DrPH, director, Board of Global Health Institute of Medicine. Presented by OSU Health Sciences Center for Global Health. RSVP to cphevents@cph.osu.edu.

OCT. 16
Christopher Weghorst reception: 3-5 p.m., Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, room 518. The College of Public Health will celebrate the promotion of Christopher Weghorst to professor.
OCT. 20

Public Health Seminar: "GIS and Public Health Research: Toward a New Synergy," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Speaker: Daniel Z. Sui, PhD, director, OSU Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, professor of geography and distinguished professor of social and behavioral sciences. Presented by the CPH Seminar Series. Brown bag lunches are welcome. RSVP to cphevents@cph.osu.edu.

OCT. 22
Population Sciences Open House: noon-2 p.m., OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1590 N. High St., Suite 525. (Epidemiology Professor Electra Paskett serves as associate director of Population Sciences.)
NOV. 3
HSMP Alumni Society Diversity Committee's Health Care Disparities and Diversity Leadership Lecture Series, "Health Centers’ Role in Reducing Disparities," 12:30-2 p.m., 165 Davis Heart Lung Research Institute. Speaker: Julie vanPutten, MD, PhD, MPH, MS, Medical Director, Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers, Inc. Questions? Contact hsmpalum@cph.osu.edu.
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.
NOV. 10
HSMP Alumni Society Diversity Committee's Health Care Disparities and Diversity Leadership Lecture Series, "The Role of Diversity in Personalized Healthcare at OSUMC," 12:30-2 p.m., 1063 Graves Hall. Speaker: Niccole Chandler, PhD, Leadership and Organizational Development Consultant, The Ohio State University Medical Center. Questions? Contact hsmpalum@cph.osu.edu.
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