November 10, 2009

What's News - HSMP Alumni Society to present diversity lecture; Veterans Day; CPH Alumni Society kicks off Lunch-N-Learn series; 2009 Bucks for Charity; New grants and contracts
Faces and Places - Lynch interviewed on NPR; CPHP addresses today's multi-generational workforce
Tip of the Week - Follow CPH on Twitter
Useful Tidbits - Register for the H1N1 vaccine
The World We Live In - A day in the life of a pandemic; H1N1 vaccine: Should inmates move up in line?
Photo Finish - 'Helping Humanity'

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HSMP Alumni Society to present diversity lecture today

The Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society will present its final lecture in the Health Care Disparities and Diversity Leadership Lecture Series from 12:30-2 p.m. today (Nov. 10) in 1187 Graves Hall. "The Role of Diversity in Personalized Healthcare at OSUMC" will be presented by Niccole Chandler, PhD, Leadership and Organizational Development Consultant, The Ohio State University Medical Center. Read more >

Ohio State closed tomorrow

The university will observe Veterans Day tomorrow (Nov. 11). There will be no classes and offices will be closed.

CPH Alumni Society kicks off Lunch-N-Learn series next week

The College of Public Health Alumni Society will kick of its Lunch-N-Learn seminar series Nov. 17 with a talk by Angela Thies-Huber, vice president of Government Relations for the Ohio Division of the American Cancer Society. She will present "Health Care Reform: The Cancer Lens," from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in M-010 Starling-Loving Hall. Thies-Huber is known for building one of the strongest advocacy volunteer bases in the nation and for successfully leading local and statewide grassroots efforts resulting in projects such as SmokeFreeOhio. RSVP is not required, but strongly encouraged to buckeyes@cph.osu.edu. Lunch will be provided.

2009 Bucks for Charity

Don't forget to turn in your pledge form for Bucks for Charity. Only two weeks remain in our charity drive and we are only about half way to our goal! Questions? Contact Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu.
NEW GRANTS AND CONTRACTS
Shelley Francis, assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, received a grant from Ohio State's Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity for a project called "Assessing the feasibility of screening for and treating HPV and cervical cancer and introduction of the HPV vaccine in South Africa."

Michael Pennell, assistant professor in the Division of Biostatistics, received a grant from the University of Maryland for a study called "Threshold regression methodology for cancer risk assessment." The prime award is an R01 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Pennell is the principal investigator of this subcontract.

 

Lynch interviewed on NPR

Courtney Lynch, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology, was a featured expert on National Public Radio on Nov. 4 in a news broadcast titled "U.S. trails in infant mortality." Listen here >

Courtney Lynch

CPHP addresses today's multi-generational workforce

The Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) held a web conference titled "Multigenerational Workplaces: Leading in the Future" on Oct. 13 for public health workers and their partner organizations to discuss the challenges and opportunities of managing today's increasingly complex workforce composed of multiple generations. The event was sponsored by the Buckeye Bluegrass Regional Leadership Academy (BBRLA), a collaborative that includes CPHP and the University of Kentucky's College of Public Health. The OSU Extension Service also partnered with the BBRLA to create the event. "Leadership in the multi-generational workplace is a hot topic in today's world," said Racquel Graham, program manager of the BBRLA. "Understanding how to motivate and lead individuals of different generations is essential to being a successful leader."

 

TWEET, TWEET: Stay up to the minute of what's happening at the College of Public Health via Twitter at http://twitter.com/osupublichealth. Also follow the Center for Public Health Practice on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OSUPHPractice.

 
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.

 

A day in the life of a pandemic

Never before have public health agencies, scientists, and drug makers attempted to develop so much flu vaccine and deliver it in so little time. (Reported by The Boston Globe.) Read more >

H1N1 vaccine: Should inmates move up in line?

States are providing the H1N1 vaccine to high-risk groups, and in some cases that includes parts of the prison populations. (Reported by The Christian Science Monitor.) Read more >
 

HELPING HUMANITY -- Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus visited Cunz Hall last Thursday to remove unwanted items from the building such as chairs, cabinets and desks. Habitat plans to sell the items at ReStore, a discount home-improvement store in Columbus operated by Habitat. Sales will support Habitat's mission of eliminating substandard housing and creating homeownership in central Ohio.

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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. 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., 1187 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.

Department of Food Science and Technology Lecture: "From Burgers to Tilapia: The Increasing Challenges of Ensuring Safe Foods," noon-1 p.m., Parker Food Science Building, room 118. Presented by Harris Award Winner Dr. Michael P. Doyle, Regents professor of Microbiology and director, Center for Food Safety, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Georgia. Lunch reception immediately following. No registration required.

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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