March 23, 2010

What's News - Liang to participate in study that addresses China’s environmental health status; Student Spotlight; Public Policy Institute recap; Family violence forums begin April 9; Workshop on succession planning now offered; CPH research office has new e-mail account; Campus Campaign update; Windows 2010; New grants and contracts
Faces and Places - Holloway to retire April 9
Useful Tidbits - Presentation on diversity of the Latino community; Yale conference on reforming healthcare; Harvard international bioethics conference; National public health leadership conference
The World We Live In - Health care reform questions answered today; Healthy living adds years to life; American wins Water Prize
Photo Finish - Fund Fair

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Liang to participate in study that addresses China's environmental-health status

Song Liang, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was recently invited by the China Medical Board to join a group of scientists from the U.S. and China to participate in a study that reviews China's environmental-health status. The study is the first of its kind to review China's environmental health challenges and successes. Song contributed to a paper titled "Environmental health in China: progress towards clean air and safe water" which will appear in The Lancet on March 27. The Lancet is one of the world's oldest and most-respected, peer-reviewed medical journals. Song worked on the section of the paper that addresses water pollution and sanitation, and its impact on public health.

Song Liang

Student Spotlight
Dual MHA and MBA student Zamda Lumbi shares her goals and passion for public health in a video on the college's YouTube page. Watch it here >
Public Policy Institute recap

The Center of Public Health Practice (CPHP) and the Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) cosponsored the Public Policy Institute on March 9 in Worthington.

Themed "Putting the Public in Public Health," the daylong event featured presentations on public engagement by the Ohio Attorney General and representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Columbus Public Health, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies.

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Family violence forums begin April 9

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio will hold five regional forums in April to discuss county-level findings on family violence in Ohio. Each forum will present data on child abuse/neglect, intimate partner violence and elder abuse/neglect and provide training to those interested in using the information to build support for prevention. All sessions are free and will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to access "county profiles" for each county in Ohio and how to use this information when writing grants, as well how to educate government and community leaders. Kenneth Steinman, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, directs the Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project, which is a collaborative between the college and the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. For more information and to register, click here >

Workshop on succession planning now offered

Beginning May 6, the Buckeye Bluegrass Regional Leadership Academy will offer a new interactive workshop on succession planning for public health organizations. The purpose of succession planning is to prepare organizations for the challenges and opportunities associated with changes in critical key positions. Learn more >

CPH research office has new e-mail account

The Office of Research has added a new e-mail account, It will be used to send out notices of funding opportunities and other information that is relevant to a wide range of CPH people. You are welcome to send information or inquiries to this address, as it will be monitored regularly. You can find this account in Outlook's Global Address List under CPH_Grants.

Campus Campaign update

The College of Public Health is participating at a record pace in the 2010 Campus Campaign. Keep the progress going and participate today. Remember no gift is too small and participation is what counts. Click here to learn more and to see a list of funds. For a list of college-wide funds click here. Questions? Contact Lexi Noice at The College's administrative unit was the first winner of a free breakfast in their area based on their 71 percent participation rate as of March 5. The next highest participating unit by April 2 will receive breakfast in their area at a date of their choosing. Not far behind are the following three areas: Health Behavior Health Promotion at 69 percent; Epidemiology at 64 percent; and Environmental Health Sciences at 58 percent. Thank you for your participation!

Windows 2010

The windows of Starling-Loving Hall will be cleaned on March 30.


Eric Seiber, assistant professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, received a grant from the Foundation for Child Development for a study titled "New Immigration Destination States -- Is It Harder for Eligible Immigrant Children to Enroll in Medicaid?"

Michael Bisesi, associate professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences and director of the Center for Public Health Practice, received a grant from the Lucas County Regional Health District for a study titled "NACCHO Advanced Practice Center (APC) grant (transitional medicine project)."

Phyllis Pirie, professor in the Division of health Behavior and Health Promotion, received a grant from the United Way for a study titled "Evaluation services for the Happy Healthy Preschoolers (HHP) program."

Holloway to retire April 9

Kathleen Holloway, coordinator of the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, is retiring from the College of Public Health. Her last day will be April 9. Holloway has worked for the college since 2003. A reception will be held in her honor from 4-5 p.m. on April 7 in 3006 Smith Labs. Please RSVP to Susan Price at Best wishes, Kathy!

Kathleen Holloway


Presentation on diversity of the Latino community, March 24

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is hosting the third of four speakers in its 2009-2010 Diversity Speaker Series, at 3:30 p.m. March 24 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive. Tom Lianez, executive director, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will discuss "The Diversity of the Latino Community." Refreshments and networking included; talk begins at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Lechman at 247-7176 or

Yale conference on reforming healthcare, April 9

"Re-Forming Healthcare: Excelling in a Transforming System," the sixth annual healthcare conference presented by the Yale School of Management and the health professions schools at Yale University, will be in New Haven, Conn., on April 9. The conference will focus on how restructuring the U.S. healthcare system will have significant implications on how healthcare is delivered, financed and regulated. For more information, click here >

Harvard international bioethics conference, April 22-23

The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health will host the fifth Annual International Bioethics Conference, "Priorities in Health: Can we make better decisions?" April 22-23 in Boston. For more information, including a schedule of events, click here >

National public health leadership conference, April 28-30

The National Public Health Leadership Development Network (NLN), housed within Saint Louis University's School of Public Health, will host its16th annual conference entitled "Innovation 2010/Vision 2020: Creating the Future of Leadership Development," in Nebraska City, Neb. 28–30. For more information, click here >


Health care reform questions answered today

Bradley Herring, an assistant professor in health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will answer questions at noon today (March 23) about how health care reform might affect you. (Reported by The Baltimore Sun.) Read more >

Healthy living adds years to life

But disparities in longevity still tied to geography, race and income, public health study says. (Reported by U.S. News & World Report.) Read more >

American wins Water Prize
U.S. public health expert Rita Colwell won the Stockholm Water Prize for her contributions to solving water-related public health problems like cholera. (Reported by The Straits Times.) Read more >

FUND FAIR -- Alumni Relations Coordinator Lexi Noice shared information about the college's involvement at the annual downtown farmer's market at a campus-wide fund fair on March 15. The event, held in conjunction with Campus Campaign, was an opportunity for Ohio State employees to learn about some of the fundraising opportunities across campus including scholarships and research initiatives.


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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 (Click on ACHE Dinner in the left-hand event calendar.)


OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar: "A Line of Investigation to Underserved and Improve Cancer Preventive Service Delivery in Primary Care," noon to 1 p.m., James Cancer Hospital, room 518. Speaker: Kurt Stange, MD, PhD, American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor, associate director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and professor of Family Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to


CPH Seminar: "Alcohol consumption is associated with decreased risk of rheumatoid arthritis," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-112. Speaker: Henrik Kallberg, PhD, researcher, Karolinska Institute, and visiting postdoctoral researcher, Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute, MIT. Sponsored by the CPH Seminar Series.

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