Dec. 15, 2009

What's News - CPH to hold reception in California before Rose Bowl;
Faces and Places - Epidemiology doctoral student receives grant from Graduate School; Undergrad receives Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund Award; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Entertainment Books benefit Bucks for Charity; Text/click for CABS arrival times; Distinguished Staff Awards; Local company gives discount to OSU employees
The World We Live In - Junk-food ads dominate Web sites for kids; Hawaii leads nation in public-health spending
Photo Finish - 'Holiday Spirit'

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CPH to hold reception in California before Rose Bowl
The College of Public Health is co-hosting a reception on Dec. 30 in California, two days before Ohio State takes on the University of Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. The reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Yard Restaurant, 119 Broadway, Santa Monica. The event, including appetizers and a cash bar, is co-hosted by the colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy. There is no cost to attend. RSVP to Alumni Relations Coordinator Lexi Noice at buckeyes@cph.osu.edu by Dec. 21. Questions? Call Lexi at 614-293-8264. More info >
Baby it's cold outside ... and inside

This week in Renee's Cunz Hall Blog: "As I was cruising through Cunz on Tuesday before the cold weather hit, the demo team was working on trying to get the 40-year-old carpet unstuck from the 2nd floor."Read more >

 
Epidemiology doctoral student receives grant from Graduate School

Jennifer Klima, a doctoral student in the Division of Epidemiology, received a grant from the Graduate School's Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship fund for a project titled “Genetic Knowledge, Attitudes, and Informed Consent Understanding: A Study of Parents of Pediatric Patients with Left Ventricular Outflow Tract (LVOT) Obstructions.” Klima, who received an MPH from Ohio State in 2004, currently works as a project team leader at the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Her academic advisor is Associate Professor Amy Ferketich.

Undergrad receives Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund Award

Vanessa Burrowes, an undergraduate honors biology student who conducts research at the College of Public Health, has received the Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund Award for studying microbial contamination from failed septic tank systems and its impact on water safety. Burrowes' research advisor is Jiyoung Lee, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences.

MEDIA MENTIONS

Michael Bisesi, associate professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences and director of the Center for Public Health Practice, was a featured expert in an article titled “Toxic leak prompts evacuation of 4,000 on East Side” that appeared in The Columbus Dispatch today (Dec. 15). Read more >

Michael Bisesi

Mary Ellen Wewers, professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, was featured in an articled titled "Prevention research: New OSU center to focus on obese kids" that published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 14. Wewers will serve as director of the new center. Read more >

Mary Ellen Wewers

Ann S. McAlearney, associate professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, was a featured expert in an article titled "Creating 'centers of excellence' a popular strategy among larger health systems" that published in The Plain Dealer on Dec. 8. Read more >

Ann S. McAlearney

 
Entertainment Books benefit Bucks for Charity

2010 Entertainment Books are now available to help raise funds for the Ohio State Bucks for Charity campaign. Each book contains hundreds of two-for-one discounts for fine and casual dining, movies, sports activities, special attractions and hotels. The book sells for $20 ($35 retail), and $4 goes to the Bucks for Charity on behalf of Ohio State. Purchase books here > (enter group/school account #532263 at check-in).

Text/click for CABS arrival times

Ohio State's Campus Area Bus Service (CABS) is now easier to use through two new features that offer up-to-the-minute arrival information. Learn more >

Distinguished Staff Awards

Nominate a staff employee for an Ohio State Distinguished Staff Award. The university will present 12 awards to deserving recipients in June 2010. Each recipient will receive a $1,500 cash award, $700 base salary increase and a crystal trophy. All part-time and full-time staff members with a minimum of five years of service may be nominated. Nomination deadline is Jan. 15. For more information, visit http://hr.osu.edu/special/dsa.aspx.

Moving? Local company gives discount to OSU employees

All Ohio State employees are eligible to receive a 10-percent discount on the cost of a residential move through E.E. Ward Moving & Storage. For more information, visit http://www.eewardmoving.com.

 

Junk-food ads dominate Web sites for kids

Public-health researchers find that many ads on popular sites for children promote unhealthy foods such as sugar-coated cereals, candy, sodas and fast-food items. (Reported by ABCNews.) Read more >

Hawaii leads nation in public-health spending

Hawaii spent 11.5 percent of the state budget on public health and hospitals. (Reported by the Associated Press.) Read more >

 

HOLIDAY SPIRIT -- Stephen F. Loebs, professor emeritus in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, dons festive attire at the College of Public Health's annual holiday luncheon on Dec. 11 at the Faculty Club. View photos from the event here >

 

Photo Request:
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DEC. 24
The Ohio State University will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
DEC. 25
The Ohio State University will be closed in observance of Christmas Day.
JAN. 1
The Ohio State University will be closed in observance of New Years Day.
JAN. 9
Student and Alumni Social: Event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Tommy's Pizza, 174 W. Lane Ave., and continues with an Ohio State Men's Ice Hockey match against Bowling Green at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center, 2491 Olentangy River Rd. Cost: $5 for pizza and a game ticket. Presented by the College of Public Health Alumni Society. All CPH alumni and students are welcome. To register, turn in your name and $5 to Alumni Relations Coordinator Lexi Noice in B107 Starling-Loving Hall by Jan. 6. Questions? Contact Lexi at buckeyes@cph.osu.edu.
FEB. 24
Opportunities Fair: 3-5 p.m., Recreation and Physical Activity Center. The College of Public Health event provides an opportunity for students to visit with recruiters who are seeking graduate-level students for practicums, research projects and post-graduate positions. For more information, contact Dawn Williams, coordinator of academic advising and professional development, at 614-366-0953 or Williams.3388@osu.edu.
FEB. 27
Alumni and Student Bowling Night: 7:30 p.m., Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5707 Forest Hills Blvd. Presented by the College of Public Health Alumni Society. Event begins at 7:30 p.m. with free appetizers at Roosters, 2454 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., and continues across the street with bowling at 9 p.m. Cost is $4 per game and includes shoe rental. RSVP by Feb. 25 to buckeyes@cph.osu.edu.
MARCH 9
Public Policy Institute: The Ohio Public Health Association and the Center for Public Health Practice present "Putting the Public in Public Health: Using public dialogue to make informed policy choices" at the Doubletree Hotel in Worthington. Cost: $80 for OPHA members; $110 for non-OPHA members; and $50 for students. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.ohiopha.org, call 614-635-0207 or e-mail lhall@ohiopha.org.
MARCH 23
ACHE Alumni Dinner in Chicago:Time and location to be determined.
 
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