October 27, 2009

What's News - Anderson to present at Kirwan Institute luncheon on Friday; Cunz Hall classrooms; 2009 Bucks for Charity update; Wanted: 2009 faculty publication information; Attention APHA Annual Meeting and Expo presenters; New grants and contracts
Faces and Places - Media Mentions
Tip of the Week - New Investigator versus Early Stage Investigator…what's the difference?
Useful Tidbits - Register for your employee benefits online
The World We Live In - Environmental issues are thing of past for Ohio's Swartzentruber Amish; Hand sanitizer in short supply as swine flu hits
Photo Finish - Leading Health Care

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Anderson to present at Kirwan Institute luncheon on Friday

Sarah E. Anderson, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology, will discuss her research findings in a presentation entitled "Childhood Obesity -- Racial and Ethnic Disparities" at a Kirwan Institute brownbag lunch session on Friday (Oct. 30) in Mendenhall Lab, room 423. The U.S. obesity epidemic has affected all demographic groups, but particularly concerning are increases in obesity among very young children. The campus community is welcome to attend. No reservations are needed. Read more >

Sarah E. Anderson

Cunz Hall classrooms

The Cunz Hall classrooms are part of the university's classroom pool inventory. CPH will have priority scheduling for the classrooms. The project team has worked steadily with representatives from classroom pool to enhance the technology in these rooms outside of the usual package that the OIT group installs in the rooms. Currently we have proposed the following technology as a minimum standard in each of the classrooms:

• Ceiling mounted LCD projection units
• Complete Desktop computer station mounted in podium
• Document Camera (Elmo)
• DVD/VCR capabilities

• Sound System/amplification unit
• Touch panel control system to switch between inputs
• Additional inputs to accommodate laptops and other peripherals
• Microphone system

Please direct any additional suggestions and comments to Renee' Watts or Don Shymanski by Nov. 4. The CPH Information Systems Advisory Committee will review suggestions at their Nov. 5 meeting and forward the additional requests to the Cunz Hall project team.

2009 Bucks for Charity update

According to a story in this week's Chronicle for Philanthropy, the nation's 400 largest charities are anticipating a 9 percent decline in donations this year. This comes at a time when more and more people are finding themselves in need of a little help. Here's your chance to help. The Bucks for Charity campaign is underway -- one week down, four more to go. So far, we are at 5 percent of our goal. Donations can be directed in a way that suits your priorities -- food pantries, social services, health and wellness, environmental causes are all on the list. Turn in your pledge form to Lexi Noice as soon as you can. If you have questions, contact her at anoice@cph.osu.edu.

Wanted: 2009 faculty publication information

The College of Public Health's communications office is compiling a list of our faculty's 2009 publications for the next issue of the college's Impact Research Magazine. Please submit citations of your 2009 publication information to Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu by Nov. 20 to be included in the magazine. (Please submit only information for publications that have been published, not "in press" or "submitted" items.)

Attention APHA Annual Meeting and Expo presenters

Are you presenting at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia, Nov. 8-11? If so, please e-mail an outline of your project to Judy Dawson, coordinator of recruitment and admissions, at dawson.6@osu.edu. Judy plans to compile a summary of all our college's presentations to handout at our exhibitor booth, which will be No. 1740 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

NEW GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Beginning today, Tuesday Times will include a section on recent grants and awards given to our faculty members. If you would like to add information to this section, please e-mail either Katrina Gustafson kgustafson@cph.osu.edu or Kathy Renick krenick@cph.osu.edu in the College of Public Health's Research Office.

Ann McAlearney, associate professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, received a grant from Mount Sinai School of Medicine of NYU for a study called "Implementing cancer treatment measuring and reporting in office and hospital practice." The prime award is an R21 from the National Cancer Institute. McAlearney is the principal investigator of this subcontract.

Jiyoung Lee, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, received a Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Disease (PHPID) pilot grant for a study called "New Fecal & Pathogen Indicators and Development of Rapid Detection Method for Protecting Health from Recreational Waterborne Illnesses."

Two faculty members in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy received a grant from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for a study called "Implementing systemic interventions to close the discovery-delivery gap." The prime award is an R01 Administrative Supplement from the National Cancer Institute. Assistant Professor Paula Song is the principal investigator and Associate Professor Ann McAlearney is the co-investigator of this subcontract.

MEDIA MENTIONS

Allard Dembe, associate professor and chair of the Division of Health Services Management and Policy and director of the Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies, was a featured expert in an article titled "Poor won't be left out for H1N1 vaccinations" that appeared in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 26. Read more >

New Investigator versus Early Stage Investigator…what's the difference? According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), new investigators are principal investigators who’ve not yet competed successfully for a significant (R01-type) NIH research award. Early-stage investigators are new investigators who also are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree at the time they apply for an R01 grant. For more information, contact Katrina Gustafson kgustafson@cph.osu.edu or Kathy Renick krenick@cph.osu.edu in the College of Public Health's Research Office.

Register for your employee benefits online
Online Benefits Open Enrollment continues now through Nov. 6. Benefits consultants will present medical plan options, pharmacy information and additional changes at the Open Enrollment forums, which will be offered through Nov. 4. The forums will be held on the Columbus and regional campuses, and at the hospitals. To register or view a complete forum schedule, visit http://hr.osu.edu/oe.

Environmental issues are thing of past for Ohio's Swartzentruber Amish

Ohio Department of Health works with ultraconservative sect in developing sewage disposal guidelines. (Reported by The Tribune-Democrat.) Read more >

Hand sanitizer in short supply as swine flu hits

Ohio-based company that invented Purell says it's been running its plants "24/7" and has hired additional workers to help increase output. (Reported by CNNMoney.com.) Read more >

LEADING HEALTH CARE -- The Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society held its annual Management Institute and alumni banquet on Friday. The Institute was held in Worthington and attended by 110 guests who came to learn leadership skills in health care. The banquet was held downtown at the Crowne Plaza and attended by 130 guests. This year's events also marked the 40th anniversary of the Master of Health Administration program. Pictured from left are Manju Oommen (MHA 06), Rick Goins (MHA 03), Professor Emeritus Steve Loebs and Xichel Woods (MHA 98).

 

Photo Request:
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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. 5

The Seventh John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine/Science: 4 p.m., Medical Heritage Center, Prior Health Sciences Library, fifth floor. Speaker: Dr. Harry M. Marks, Johns Hopkins University. Topic: "What Does the FDA Do? Regulations, Drug Markets and Medical Practice, 1906-2009." Lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Medical Heritage Center. For more information, contact Judith Wiener at 293-9273 or Gail Summerhill at 292-3001.

CCTS Seminar: "A CBPR Story: It started in the community and resulted in a scientific publication and a sequel," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Prior Health Sciences Library, room 240. Speaker: Mira Katz, PhD, associate professor, College of Public Health Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. Topic: Tips on how to make community-engaged research work for academic researchers. Presented by the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science. For more information, e-mail Nancy Hood at nhood@cph.osu.edu.

NOV. 6

Addressing Tobacco Control for the African American Community: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Columbus Public Health Department, 240 Parsons Ave. This is the fifth annual workshop presented by the African American Communities for Optimum Health and includes a historical perspective of tobacco control in the African American community, a session on how to develop a tobacco control coalition and information on how to raise awareness of FDA tobacco regulation in relation to menthol tobacco use. (Amy Ferketich, associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology, is on the planning committee of this event.) Cost is $35; $25 for students. For more information, call 866-612-2264 or e-mail aacoh4us@aol.com. Visit www.aacoh.org.

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. 11
Veterans Day: The Ohio State University will be closed in observance
NOV. 9

OSU College of Public Health Reception and Ohio Public Health Association Dinner: The College of Public Health will hold a reception at 6 p.m. at Maggiano's Restaurant, 1201 Filbert St., Philadelphia. The event will be followed by the Ohio Public Health Association's annual dinner at the same restaurant. Both events are part of the APHA conference in Philadelphia, Nov. 7-10. To attend the free reception, e-mail buckeyes@cph.osu.edu. To register for the dinner, click here >

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.
NOV. 18

Public Health Seminar: "Allergy and inflammation-related pathways affect glioblastoma risk," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Speaker: Judith Schwartzbaum, PhD, associate professor, College of Public Health Division of Epidemiology. Topic: Does the immune system affect brain-tumor risk? Brownbag lunch welcome. RSVP to cphevents@cph.osu.edu.

 
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