November 3, 2009

What's News - OSU Reception, Ohio Dinner at APHA in Philadelphia; Health Care Disparities and Diversity Leadership Lecture; Cunz Hall update; 2009 Bucks for Charity update
Faces and Places - Visiting minority scholars seek out CPH; November Alumni Spotlight on Amy Lee
Tip of the Week - Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool
Useful Tidbits - 2009 Research Expo; Register for the H1N1 vaccine; Complete your PHA to save $240; Third Annual Healthcare IT Summit
The World We Live In - Flu clinics aim to reach at-risk kids; Japan considers higher tobacco taxes
Photo Finish - H1N1 Infects Halloween

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OSU Reception, Ohio Dinner at APHA in Philadelphia, Nov. 9
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 >
Health Care Disparities and Diversity Leadership Lecture, today

The College of Public Health's Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society is hosting the second of its 2009 Health Care Disparities and Diversity Leadership Lecture Series from 12:30-2 p.m. today (11/3) in 165 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. The lecture, "Health Centers' Role in Reducing Disparities," will be delivered by Julie vanPutten, medical director, Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers, Inc. The university community is invited to attend. No RSVP required. Read more >

Cunz Hall update

Information about the Cunz Hall renovation project has been updated on our web site in the "Frequently-Asked Questions" section. Send your questions to Facilities Manager Renee' Watts at rwatts@cph.osu.edu.

2009 Bucks for Charity update

CPH Faculty and Staff: Congratulations on a very productive second week of the Bucks for Charity campaign! We are at 48 percent of our goal (up from 5 percent just a week ago!). Thank you to those who have participated. We still have three weeks to reach our goal of $12,500. The resource guide, where you can find your charity codes, is available online here > If you'd like to know what charity you supported last year, contact Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu and she can provide that information.

Visiting minority scholars seek out CPH

College of Public Health students met with some of the nation's top minority scholars yesterday during Graduate and Professional Schools Visitation Day. The event was sponsored by the Office of Minority Affairs. Nine students, who expressed an interest in the College of Public Health, visited the college for about three hours yesterday, chatting with students, meeting with faculty members and participating in an alumni panel.

NOVEMBER ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT ON AMY LEE

Amy Lee

Amy Lee is an associate professor of community medicine and the program director of the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine (NEOUCOM) and Pharmacy in Rootstown, Ohio.

Lee, originally from northeastern Ohio, received an MPH from The Ohio State University in 1996, an MBA from the University of Akron, a MD from the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine, and a BS in natural sciences from the University of Akron.

What public health issues concern you the most?
My greatest concern is how the debate about health care seems to be focused on the funding, rather than what we can do to really improve health. Read more >

Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT): NIH has launched a new online reporting tool to provide access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including success rates, information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. Explore this new NIH resource at http://report.nih.gov/. For more information, contact Katrina Gustafson at kgustafson@cph.osu.edu or Kathy Renick at krenick@cph.osu.edu in the College of Public Health's Research Office.

2009 Research Expo, today

Join the Ohio State research community at the 2009 Research Expo from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. today (11/3) in the Thompson Library's West Reading Room. The event celebrates innovative research across the university and highlights the wide range of support services available to researchers. It features exhibits, a poster session, and educational sessions and panel discussions. Learn how to forge multidisciplinary collaborations, communicate effectively with reporters and science writers, make critical industry connections and move technologies to the marketplace, and maximize the chances of successful funding from federal agencies. View today's schedule of events >

Register for the H1N1 vaccine

Faculty and staff are encouraged to register now for the H1N1 vaccine, which is being dispensed to the university on a weekly basis. It's anticipated that there will be enough vaccine for all who wish to receive it, but registration is required. The telephone-based registration system also will allow university officials to identify high-risk populations who will receive first priority when the first shipments of vaccine arrive. A BuckID or employee ID is needed to register for the vaccine, which will be free at campus-area clinic locations. To register for a H1N1 vaccine, call 4-H1N1 from any campus phone or 514-H1N1 from off campus. A confirmation message will be sent to your OSU e-mail address.

Complete your PHA by Nov. 30 to save $240

Remember to complete your Personal Health Assessment by Nov. 30 to maximize your 2010 medical plan savings. On Jan. 1, 2010 the medical plan premium reduction for completing your PHA will increase to $240. This amount is pro-rated monthly so be sure to complete your PHA by Monday (11/30) to get the full $240. Schedule a biometric health screening to obtain your health numbers for the PHA here >

Third Annual Healthcare IT Summit, Nov. 9

The Center for IT Innovations in Healthcare is hosting the third annual summit on Nov. 9 at the Hilton at Easton. CITIH provides collaborative opportunities between industry partners and medical centers in order to address today's and tomorrow's challenges in healthcare IT. The theme is "Leveraging Federal Stimulus Funding for Healthcare IT Innovation." Register at http://citih.osumc.edu.

Flu clinics aim to reach at-risk kids

Vaccination offered to children 5-18 with other conditions. (Reported by The Columbus Dispatch.) Read more >

Japan considers higher tobacco taxes

Government officials also are using a possible tax hike to dissuade people from smoking. (Reported by The Wall Street Journal.) Read more >

H1N1 INFECTS HALLOWEEN -- Madelyn and Claire Sever, daughters of CPH staff member Melissa Sever, masquerade as swine flu and the H1N1 vaccine.

Sever contributed this photo to the "This is Public Health" gallery. View more photos here >

Do you have a "This is Public Health" photo to share? Or do you need a "This is Public Health" sticker? E-mail Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

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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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. 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. 11
Veterans Day: The Ohio State University will be closed in observance
NOV. 17

CPH Alumni Society Fall Lunch-N-Learn Seminar: "Health Care Reform: The Cancer Lens," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-010. Presenter: Angela Thies-Huber, vice president of Government Relations, American Cancer Society, Ohio Division. Topic: Winning the war on cancer depends on expanding access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans. RSVP is not required, but strongly encouraged to buckeyes@cph.osu.edu. Lunch will be provided.

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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