Feb. 2, 2010

What's News - Sun to receive Young Investigator and Paper of the Year awards; Cunz Hall construction update; Looking for OSU ties to the Olympics
Faces and Places - Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Looking for a flexible, technology-rich classroom?
The World We Live In - Michelle Obama: Childhood obesity a 'public health crisis'; Chronic health problems overshadowed in midst of tragedy
Photo Finish - Student Spotlight

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Sun to receive Young Investigator, Paper of the Year awards

The Society of Toxicology's Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section (IRSS) recently selected Qinghua Sun, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, for its "IRSS Young Investigator Award."

Research within the IRSS addresses the impact of airborne chemicals and particles on the body. The "Young Investigator Award" is given to a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of inhalation or respiratory toxicology.

The society's special section also named Sun's paper the winner of the "IRSS Paper of the Year Award" for his publication "Ambient Air Pollution Exaggerates Adipose Inflammation and Insulin Resistance in a Mouse Model of Diet Induced Obesity" that appeared in the journal Circulation in Feb. 2009.

"This is a rare double win," said Jim Wagner, vice president elect of IRSS.

The awards will be presented to Sun at the Society of Toxicology's annual meeting March 7-11 in Salt Lake City. Read more about Sun's research here >

Qinghua Sun

Cunz Hall construction update

"With each opening of the envelopes we heard extremely positive numbers for each bid package." Read more about the great construction bids we got for Cunz Hall in Renee's blog > Feel free to post questions or comments on the site.

View recent photos of the construction project here >

Looking for OSU ties to the Olympics

Media Relations is looking for Ohio State ties to the upcoming Olympics games in Vancouver. If you are aware of any faculty, staff, student or alumni connections, please let Communications Director Christine O'Malley know at comalley@cph.osu.edu.

 
MEDIA MENTIONS

Qinghua Sun, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was featured in an article titled “Diesel exhaust linked to cancer” that appeared in the January/February 2010 issue of Ohio State Alumni Magazine. A copy of the article is available in the CPH communications office.

Bill Jennings, 1991 MHA graduate, is featured in an article titled "Meet the Colonoscopies" that appeared in the Jan. 18 issue of Modern Healthcare. Jennings, who is the president of SSM Health Care, joined other executives to form a band called the Colonoscopies. The group played '70s songs for a corporate event. View a video of them here >

Jason Marion, a PhD student majoring in Environmental Health Sciences with a minor in Epidemiology, was featured in an article titled "Student's schedule stuns peers" in The Lantern on Jan. 27. Read more >

 
Looking for a flexible, technology-rich classroom?

The Learning Collaboration Studio, located on the lower level of the Science and Engineering Library, is a unique learning space with reconfigurable seating, on-site support, and multiple technologies for interactive learning. The LCS is available at no cost for classes, meetings, and training sessions and may be reserved for an entire course or a single session. The deadline for spring quarter requests is Feb. 12; late requests will be accepted as space allows. Requests for summer and autumn are also being accepted. Email lcstudio@osu.edu or visit http://lt.osu.edu/lcs for details.

 

Michelle Obama: Childhood obesity a 'public health crisis'

Unless something is done to reduce childhood obesity, America's children are on track to live shorter lives than their parents for the first time in U.S. history, the nation's top health officials and first lady Michelle Obama said Thursday. (Reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.) Read more >

Chronic health problems overshadowed in midst of tragedy

With a further-weakened public-health system, Haitians are at greater risk of new waves of disease that could kill thousands more. (Reported by The Washington Post.) Read more >

 

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT -- MPH student Ashley Thompson talks about her career goals and inspiration for pursuing a degree in public health in an online video >

 

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.

View past issues of Tuesday Times on Microsoft Outlook in the "Tuesday Times" folder within the public folders or here on our Web site >

FEB. 5

College of Public Health Seminar: "Generalized Empirical Likelihood Methods for Analyzing Longitudinal Data and Their Applications," noon-1 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-010. Speaker: Suojin Wang, PhD, professor, Texas A&M University, Department of Statistics. Presented by the Division of Biostatistics. For more information, call 614-293-3913.

OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science Scientific Meeting: "Comparative Effectiveness Research: Opportunities at The Ohio State University," 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Biomedical Research Tower. Visit www.ccts.osu.edu to register.

FEB. 8

College of Public Health Seminar: "Determinants and Health Consequences of Obesity," 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, Room M-008. Speaker: Stefan A. Czerwinski, PhD, Wright State University, School of Medicine. Presented by the Division of Epidemiology. For more information, e-mail lhigginbotham@sph.osu.edu or call 614-293-3878.

FEB. 11

The Science of Fiction: Panel discussion featuring College of Public Health faculty, 4 p.m., Ohio State Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 1598 N. High St. Armando Hoet joins veterinary Medicine Professor Richard Slemons and local author, Carla Buckley, to discuss the science behind her debut novel "The Things That Keep Us Here." The panel will be moderated by WOSU's Ann Fisher for her program "All Sides with Ann Fisher." For more information, e-mail comalley@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.

Tales from the Field: "Going Green," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. College of Public Health Alumni Society presents its quarterly lunch-n-learn featuring John Remy of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio. RSVP is not required, but encouraged at buckeyes@cph.osu.edu. Lunch will be provided.

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: 6 p.m., location to be determined.
 
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