Nov. 17, 2009

What's News - College offers flu education to community groups; 2009 Bucks for Charity update; Follow CPH on popular social media sites; New grants and contracts
Faces and Places - CPH at Annual APHA Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia
Useful Tidbits - Ohio State prepares to offer H1N1 vaccines to high-risk spouses, dependents; Publisher from Springer to be on campus tomorrow; CCTS participates in first national registry to connect volunteers, researchers
The World We Live In - Adults want their H1N1 flu shots, too; Ohio wants to use industrial poison on bedbugs at home; Domestic violence investigation
Photo Finish - 'Public Health in Action'

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College offers flu education to community groups

The College of Public Health is offering H1N1 education to community groups in a coordinated effort with Columbus Public Health to prevent the spread of influenza. Management of the education program is being coordinated by the college's Center for Public Health Practice. Interested individuals may submit a presentation request here or call (614) 292-1085. Presentations are approximately 30 minutes to an hour in length and groups of eight or more are preferred. Faculty, staff and students have been trained by Columbus Public Health to present this information.

2009 Bucks for Charity update

We're getting there…but we're not there yet! Going into our final week of the Bucks for Charity campaign, our total pledges as of Nov. 13 give us 80 percent of our giving goal! We only need $2,333 more in pledged dollars before we reach our goal of $12,500. However, only 27 percent of faculty and staff have participated. It's particularly important for us to meet our goal this year -- giving is down (because fewer people are employed) and the need is up. Please consider supporting your charity of choice and turn in your pledge form today to Lexi in B107 Starling-Loving Hall. The college's campaign ends this Friday. Questions? Contact Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu.

Follow CPH on popular social media sites

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

NEW GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Michael Pennell, assistant professor in the Division of Biostatistics, received a grant from Nationwide Children's Hospital for a study called "Efficacy of pulmozyme in infants and young children with cystic fibrosis." The prime award is from the Genentech, Inc. Pennell is the principal investigator of this subcontract.

Pennell also received a grant from Nationwide Children's Hospital for a study called "Changes in lung structure and function in children with cystic fibrosis." The prime award is from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Pennell is the principal investigator of this subcontract.

 
CPH at Annual APHA Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia

Several College of Public Health faculty members, students and alumni presented posters and gave presentations at the Annual APHA Meeting and Exposition, Nov. 8-11, in Philadelphia. Manoj Sharma, who received a PhD in preventive medicine in 1997, presented eight posters on various topics related to social cognitive theory and gave an oral presentation on studies related to safer sex practices among college students and adolescents. Cara E. Rice, a PhD student in the Division of Epidemiology, presented a poster on the association between poverty and mental health impairment. Alex Liber, an undergraduate research assistant who works with associate professor Amy Ferketich, presented a poster on clean indoor air ordinances in Appalachia. CPH faculty Bo Lu, Eric Sieber and PhD student Timothy Sahr presented in a session on statistical issues and challenges with health insurance surveys organized by Amy Ferketich. Shelley Francis, assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, presented three posters on HPV, cervical cancer and sexual health among women and their children in South Africa. Liz Klein, assistant professor in Health Behavior and Health Promotion, presented in a roundtable on a local obesity prevention program for parents of preschool children.

 
Ohio State prepares to offer H1N1 vaccines to high-risk spouses, dependents

Ohio State is preparing to offer vaccines to spouses and depends of faculty, staff and students who meet the CDC guidelines for high-risk priority. Those are pregnant women, caregivers of children 6 months of age or younger, children 6 months to 17 years of age, and young adults, 18-24, with chronic underlying health conditions. To register your dependent or spouse for the H1N1 vaccine, call 292-3581 or 4-4161. You will need a BuckID or employee ID to access the telephone-based registration system.

Publisher from Springer to be on campus tomorrow

The publishing editor from Springer (the world's largest publisher) will be on the Ohio State campus from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow (Nov. 18). Evelien Bakker is in charge of publishing new books related to public health, demography and human geography. If you have any book projects in mind, she is the person to talk to. If you are interested in talking to Bakker, please e-mail Daniel Z. Sui, professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Ohio State, at sui.10@osu.edu.

CCTS participates in first national registry to connect volunteers, researchers

The Ohio State Center for Clinical and Translational Science has been chosen to participate in the first national volunteer recruitment registry, ResearchMatch.org. Those who would like to participate in a research study can visit ResearchMatch.org and enter their information. Researchers can then search through the participants to find people who match the criteria for their studies. Researchers at Ohio State who wish to use Research Match to find participants for their studies must go through the CCTS and fill out a research request form on ResearchMatch.org.

 

Adults want their H1N1 flu shots, too

Franklin County Board of Health and Columbus Public Health recently opened clinics to children but say they can't include healthy adults yet. (Reported by The Columbus Dispatch.) Read more >

Ohio wants to use industrial poison on bedbugs at home

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is seeking an emergency exemption that would allow the use of the insecticide propoxur, which is used in commercial buildings, on crops and in flea and tick collars for pets. (Reported by The New York Times.) Read more >
Domestic violence investigation

The Columbus Dispatch investigates domestic violence in Ohio and shows how flaws in laws and policies create a culture of tolerance. Read the newspaper's complete coverage here >

 

PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION -- Lisa Weisberg, lead risk assessor for the Environmental Division at the Franklin County Board of Health, helped control lines at a free H1N1 vaccination clinic at Rickenbacker International Airport on Friday and Saturday. The clinic, sponsored by the Franklin County Board of Health, was for children and other high-risk groups. Weisberg gladly posed for a photo with one of our "This is Public Health" stickers and mentioned that she's proud of our college's work here at Ohio State and in the community.

Get your "This is Public Health" sticker by e-mailing 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. 23

National Public Health Thank You Day: Join public health associations across America in recognizing public health workers for their dedicated service every day. Learn more at www.publichealththankyouday.org

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.

NOV. 26
The Ohio State University will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
NOV. 27
The Ohio State University will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
DEC. 11

College of Public Health Annual Holiday Luncheon: noon-1:30 p.m., Ohio State University Faculty Club, 181 South Oval Dr. Buffet lunch will feature meat and vegetarian options. RSVP to Kristy Arter by Dec. 7 at karter@cph.osu.edu.

 
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