Feb. 23, 2010

What's News - Grad students recognized at Case Competition; Opportunities Fair tomorrow; 'Going Green' is theme of tomorrow's Lunch-N-Learn; Alumni and student bowling night; Adapted Recreation 101; President Gee seeks student names; CPH Employee of the Year; Save the Date; New Grants and Contracts
Faces and Places - Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - How healthy is your county?; Research poster training session; Seminar on effectiveness of explicit healthcare rationing; Workshop on Ohio State IRB procedures; Digital media workshop for faculty; Pilot grants for community engagement; upcoming conference
The World We Live In - Smoking ban costs Ohio $2 million; Appalachian areas get low marks; Obesity-related deaths increase in England
Photo Finish - Student Spotlight

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Grad students recognized for 'professionalism' at Case Competition

A team of three College of Public Health grad students outperformed 26 other college teams to win the award for "Most Professionalism" at the national Case Competition in Birmingham, Ala., on Feb. 11. Ohio State's team included Master of Health Administration students Kelli Clifton, Aaron Fields and Amelia Brown.

"This honor demonstrates how well our students are prepared to deal with real-world health care management challenges as well as their strength in the areas of communication and professionalism," said Sharon Schweikhart, associate professor and director of the College of Public Health's MHA program. "We are extremely proud of their hard work in this competition, and their outstanding performance." Read more >

Opportunities Fair tomorrow
The college is holding its 17th annual Opportunities Fair tomorrow (Feb. 24) from 3-5 p.m. in the Recreation and Physical Activity Center. The 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. Views from the 2009 Opportunities Fair here >
'Going Green' is theme of Lunch-N-Learn tomorrow

John Remy of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio will speak about the organization's "green" projects from 12:30-1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 24), Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. The presentation is part of the College of Public Health Alumni Society's quarterly Lunch-N-Learn series that brings in a public health expert to share knowledge with current students. All are invited to attend this free event, which includes lunch. RSVP to Alumni Relations Coordinator Lexi Noice at lnoice@cph.osu.edu. Learn more >

Alumni and student bowling night, Saturday

The College of Public Health Alumni Society will hold an alumni and student bowling night on Saturday (Feb. 27) at Columbus Square Bowling Palace, 5707 Forest Hills Blvd., Columbus. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with free appetizers at Roosters, 2454 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, and continues across the street with bowling at 8 p.m. Cost is $4 per game and includes shoe rental. RSVP by Feb. 26 to buckeyes@cph.osu.edu. Click here for more info >

Adapted Recreation 101, March 1
The CPH Diversity Enhancement Committee will hold a lunch-and-learn session on adapted recreation facilities available at Ohio State, 12-1:15 p.m., March 1 at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center, room B145. Lindsay Meyer, coordinator in the Department of Recreational Sports, will provide an overview of services available at the RPAC for those with disabilities. The program continues in the Tom W. Davis Gym, where participants will have an opportunity to try wheelchair basketball. A full lunch also will be served, complements of the Diversity Enhancement Committee. All are encouraged to attend. RSVP to rsvp@cph.osu.edu.
President Gee seeks student names for upcoming graduation ceremony

President Gordon Gee would like to surprise a few graduates by mentioning them by name at the winter commencement ceremony on March 21. This is his way of making the ceremony more personal, as well as demonstrates the great diversity and accomplishments of the members of the graduating class. Please forward any compelling stories about College of Public Health graduates to Communications Director Christine O'Malley at comalley@cph.osu.edu by March 10.

Nominate a fellow CPH staffer for 'Employee of the Year' award

It's nomination time for the College of Public Health's Employee of the Year award. The recognition program is for staff employees of the college. Past winners include Lynne Higginbotham, Renee Watts, Joanne Pearsol, Don Shymanski, Susan Householder and Roger Stockdale. To be eligible, nominees must have been employed by the college for three years and demonstrate excellent relations with coworkers and the public through their actions and attitudes. Sound like someone you know? Learn more about the requirements and nomination process by reviewing the nomination form located in the "Office of the Dean" folder on the "Transfer" drive, or request a nomination form from Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu. Deadline for nominations is March 31.

SAVE THE DATE

The College of Public Health will hold a reception for graduating students from 3:30-4:30 p.m., March 18. More details to come.

NEW GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Soledad Fernandez, assistant professor in the Division of Biostatistcs, received a grant from Nationwide Children's Hospital to participate in the "Center for injury research and policy."

 
MEDIA MENTIONS
Janet de Moor, assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, was featured in an article titled "Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis" that appeared in Bloomberg BusinessWeek on Feb. 8. Read more >

Sarah Anderson, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology, was featured in an articled titled "Study suggests practices that lower childhood obesity," in the Feb. 18 issue of onCampus. Read more >

Qinghua Sun, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, also was recognized in the Feb. 18 issue of onCampus for receiving the Young Investigator of the Year Award from the Society of Toxicology's Inhalation and Respiratory Special Section, as well as for winning the Paper of the Year award from the society.

 
How healthy is your county?

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute have teamed up to create a web site that provides health rankings by county across the United States. Visit http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/ and click on the Ohio map to see how Franklin County fares. The county ranked No. 1 is considered the healthiest county in the state, and that honor goes to Delaware County. (Thanks to Susan Price, executive assistant to Dean Lemeshow, for sharing news of this web page.)

Research poster training session, tomorrow
Those interested in learning how to prepare a research poster, make a better research poster, or polish a poster presentation are invited to attend a one-hour training session from 4:30-5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 24) in 105 BRT. Brian Kaspar, an expert in research presentation skills, will conduct the session, which is open to all trainees. Contact researchday@osumc.edu.
Seminar on effectiveness of explicit healthcare rationing, tomorrow

Samantha Howe of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs will give a seminar on the "Effectiveness of Explicit Healthcare Rationing as a Means to Improve Quality of Life," 12:30-1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 24) in the Page Hall lecture room. Pizza will be provided. Read more >

Workshop on Ohio State IRB procedures and resources, Feb. 25

The Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) is offering a workshop on Ohio State Institutional Review Board procedures and resources. This introductory workshop is targeted to research staff and will focus on available resources, ways to avoid common submission problems, and tips for most efficiently navigating the review process. Anyone involved in preparing IRB submissions is welcome. The workshop will be held 3-4 p.m., Feb. 25 in Rm. 240, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, 2nd Floor Prior Health Sciences Library. For more information and to register for this event, click here >

Digital media workshop for faculty, Feb. 26

Looking for ways to incorporate digital media assignments into your courses? Join the Digital Union for a workshop by Chris Manion, coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program in the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing from 1-2:30 p.m., Feb. 26 in the  Learning Collaboration Studio (060 Science and Engineering Library). This interactive session focuses on designing media-neutral learning goals and assessing new media projects. Registration is required. Details and registration: https://registration.it.ohio-state.edu/node/110

Pilot grants for community engagement in health-related research

Ohio State's NIH-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) created a Community Engagement Program to increase and improve two-way partnerships between researchers and communities. The purpose of this RFA is to support Ohio State faculty doing health-related research in developing sustainable community partnerships and conducting rigorous research with community involvement. Deadline is March 15. For additional information and application instructions, click here >

UPCOMING CONFERENCE

CCPH Conference: Transformation through Partnerships, May 12-15: Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) will host its 11th conference May 12-15 in Portland, Ore. With a focus on "Creating the Future We Want to Be: Transformation through Partnerships," the conference will draw a diverse group of more than 500 leaders from across Canada, the U.S. and other countries. With the conference’s emphasis on addressing the root causes of health, social and economic inequalities, participants will represent the health, education, human rights and social sectors. For more information, contact Shelly Tolo, CCPH conference manager, at toloevents@aol.com or visit www.ccph.info.

 

Smoking ban costs Ohio $2 million

Ohio taxpayers have paid more than $2 million to rid bars, restaurants and workplaces of tobacco smoke since the statewide smoking ban took effect in 2007. (Reported by The Columbus Dispatch.) Read more >
Appalachian areas get low marks for residents' health

County-by-county study links good health to education. (Reported by The Columbus Dispatch.) Read more >

Obesity-related deaths increase in England
Analysis of death certificates by a University of Oxford team found a year-on-year increase in obesity-related deaths between 2000 and 2006. (Reported by the BBC.) Read more >
 

MARCH STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – PhD student Phil Harrop talks about his career goals and passion for public health in a video on the college's YouTube page >>>

 

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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. 25

CPH SEMINAR: "Programmatic, Environmental and Policy-Based Research Targeting Nutrition and Obesity Prevention," 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Gail L. Kaye, PhD, Ohio State University Department of Human Nutrition. Presented by the CPH Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. For more information, call 614-292-4685.

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 2

CPH 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 CPH Division of Epidemiology. For more information, e-mail lhigginbotham@sph.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

HSMP Alumni Dinner in Chicago: 6 p.m., Riva at Navy Pier, Chicago. This event is part of the ACHE Congress conference and registration is now open at http://hsmp.clubexpress.com/. (Click on ACHE Dinner in the left-hand event calendar.)

 
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