April 27, 2010

What's News - SPHS fundraiser at BD's Mongolian Barbeque; Bias and OSU International Student Experience; College of Public Health Information Fair; CPH Diversity Climate Survey
Faces and Places - Williams selected to attend Air Force's health educator program in Texas; HBHP doctoral student awarded ORISE fellowship with CDC; Long honored as one of YWCA's Women of Achievement; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Long to present Annual Friends of Nursing History Lecture; Game-based learning brown-bag discussion; Annual global health photo exhibit; Global health panel discussion; Upcoming conferences
The World We Live In - Local panel works toward healthful city dining; It's just days until Michigan stifles smoking; Sen. Voinovich floats proposal for curbing greenhouse gas regulations
Photo Finish - May Student Spotlight

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SPHS fundraiser at BD's Mongolian Barbeque, Thursday

The Society of Public Health Students will hold a fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. Thursday (April 29) at BD's Mongolian Barbeque, in the Arena District at 295 Marconi Blvd. Guests can have their meals prepared by representatives of the College of Public Health including Randi Love, clinical associate professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, and Liz Klein, assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. For more information, click here >

Bias and OSU International Student Experience, Friday

The college's Diversity Enhancement Committee will hold a workshop, "Bias and the OSU International Student Experience," from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday (April 30) in 150 Younkin Success Center. Kashif Khan, intercultural specialist at the Multicultural Center, will discuss some of the challenges that the more than 3,800 international Ohio State students face and offer ways to improve relations on campus. Breakfast will be served. RSVP by April 28 to mailto:rsvp@cph.osu.edu.

College of Public Health Information Fair, May 11

The Office of Academic Programs will hold an Information Fair from 3-5 p.m. on May 11 at the Ohio Union's Cartoon Room 1. The event is for students and potential students to learn more about the college's various programs. Faculty and students will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, call Academic Advisor Jamie Paulson at jpaulson@cph.osu.edu.

REMINDER
CPH Diversity Climate Survey

All faculty and staff members should have received a link to the CPH Diversity Climate Survey through their e-mail last Wednesday. The survey is a way to determine your impressions of the diversity climate in the college, which strives to foster an environment that values and embraces all forms of diversity. Your input is necessary to develop strategies to help the college meet its goal. All survey information will remain anonymous: Only group data is reported. Please complete the 15-question survey by May 21. If you have questions, e-mail Randi Love, clinical associate professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, at rlove@cph.osu.edu. Take the survey here >

 
Williams selected to attend Air Force's health educator program in Texas

Dawn Williams, coordinator of academic advising and professional development, was selected to attend a Health Professions Educator Tour in San Antonio, May 4-7, conducted by the United States Air Force. The program allows health educators and practitioners the opportunity to experience the Air Force firsthand so that they can share the information with students. An objective of the program is to show health professionals that the Air Force is a viable career for public health students. Williams will join about 20 others to tour medical training and research facilities at several Air Force bases in the area. Learn more about the program >

Dawn Williams

HBHP doctoral student awarded ORISE fellowship with CDC

Lynn Huynh, a doctoral student in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, was awarded the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education fellowship to work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for one year. The program is designed for doctoral students to acquire hands-on experience working at CDC and could result in doing a dissertation with a CDC project. Huynh will work in the area of obesity prevention, and her appointment will begin on June 14. Phyllis Pirie, professor and chair of the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, is Huynh's academic advisor.

Long honored as one of YWCA's 'Women of Achievement'

Columbus Health Commissioner Teresa Long was honored as one of YWCA's Women of Achievement at a luncheon on April 7.

Watch a video of Long that appeared on WBNS 10TV on March 24 >

(Read more about Long's current projects in "Useful Tidbits" and "The World We Live In" below.)

Teresa Long, Terri Ambrose, Long's assistant, and Deborah Coleman, assistant health commissioner

MEDIA MENTIONS

Cunz Hall was featured in the April 19 issue of The Lantern in an article titled “OSU 'going green' in renovation and operation of Cunz Hall." Read more >

Kenneth Steinman, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, was featured in an article titled "Ohio report: Domestic violence prevalent" that published in The Toledo Blade on April 26. His research also was featured in an article titled "Domestic violence forums highlight prevalence in Ohio" that appeared in The Miami Student on April 19, and on radio station WAKR-AM 1590 in a broadcast titled "Ohio Report: Domestic violence prevalent."

Steinman's family violence research will be featured on the Big 10 Network's program O-H-I-O airing today (April 27) at noon and tomorrow (April 28) at 3 p.m. The program also will appear online here > And

 

Long to present Annual Friends of Nursing History Lecture, Thursday

Columbus Health Commissioner Teresa Long will describe the role of public health nurses in providing care in the Central Ohio community at 4:30 p.m. Thursday (April 29) in the Medical Heritage Center, Prior Health Sciences Library. Reception at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: 292-9273 or mhcmail@osumc.edu

Game-based learning brown-bag discussion, Friday

Are you considering using instructional games and simulations in your teaching? Bring your lunch to the Digital Union, SEL 370, and find out how and when games are more effective than traditional teaching methods. This discussion, sponsored by the Office of the Chief Information Officer, will be from noon-1 p.m. Friday (April 30). The group will share ideas for creating and modifying instructional games, and individuals will have opportunities to identify possible collaborators for game creation and implementation. Registration is required >

Annual global health photo exhibit, May 14

Submissions are due by Friday (April 30) for the fourth annual global health photo exhibit to be held May 14 in the Ohio Union. Submissions should seek to educate people about any aspect of global health. Electronic submissions preferred to osuglobalhealth@gmail.com. Selected photographs will be printed and exhibited, and three photographers will be awarded gift certificates. Contact Adrienne Strong at strong.99@osu.edu or Ayla Cash at cash.65@osu.edu.

Global health panel discussion, May 5

Population Connection, a Washington D.C.-based a grassroots organization that does family planning advocacy, will present a panel discussion at Ohio State called "Stories from the Frontlines: Women from Nigeria and Pakistan Speak about Reproductive Health," from 7-9 p.m. May 5 at the Thompson Library, room 165. RSVP to Rebecca Harrington at rharrington@popconnect.org. For more information >

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
National Conference on Diversity, Race and Learning, May 4

The 16th Annual National Conference on Diversity, Race and Learning will take place on May 4 at the Fawcett Conference Center. Early registration deadline is April 16. The Ohio State event is co-hosted by Minority Affairs, Continuing Education, and Huntington National Bank. The focus is “A Decade for Diversity: How Far We’ve Come, How Far We’ve Left to Go?” For more information, contact 292-8737 or taylor.972@osu.edu. Register here >

Domestic violence conference, May 26

The Region IV Perinatal Center and High Risk Perinatal Project’s Project S.A.F.E., in conjunction with the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, will host "Perpetrators of Domestic Violence: Why They Do What They Do and the Impact on Family Dynamics" on May 26 at the Fawcett Center. For more information, contact 293-6245 or corey.ferguson@osumc.edu.

NNPHI annual conference, June 7-9

The National Network of Public Health Institutes will hold its ninth annual conference June 7-9 in New Orleans. Themed "Navigating Emerging Opportunities," it will examine current trends in advancing health system reform and strategies for building partnerships to advance health promotion, improvement and disease prevention in national, state and local efforts. For more information, click here >

Videoconference on minority health, June 8

The UNC School of Social Work will present the 16th annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health, 1:30-4 p.m., June 8. The presentation is titled "What Will Health Care Reform Mean for Minority Health Disparities?" and will be broadcast over the Internet at this site. For more information and to register, click here >

 

Local panel works toward healthful city dining
The Healthier Choices committee, led by Columbus Health Commissioner Teresa Long, has been charged with helping diners make more-healthful choices when they eat out. (Reported by The Columbus Dispatch.) Read more >
It's just days until Michigan stifles smoking

Michigan's ban on smoking in public places goes into effect Saturday (May 1). (Reported by The Toledo Blade.) Read more >

Sen. Voinovich floats proposal for curbing greenhouse gas regulations

Ohio Republican George Voinovich is circulating a proposal among his Senate colleagues that would impose broad limits on federal and state authority to limit greenhouse gas emissions. (Reported by The New York Times.) Read more >

 
MAY STUDENT SPOTLIGHT -- MHA student Nidhi Punja shares her passion for public health and her future career goals in this month's Student Spotlight. Watch the video on our college's YouTube page here >
 

Photo Request:
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APRIL 29
SPHS fundraiser at BD's Mongolian Barbeque: The Society of Public Health Students will hold a fundraiser from 7-9 p.m. at BD's Mongolian Barbeque, in the Arena District at 295 Marconi Blvd. Guests can have their meals prepared by representatives of the College of Public Health. For more information, click here >
APRIL 30

"Bias and the OSU International Student Experience:" 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Younkin Success Center, room 150. Kashif Khan, intercultural specialist at the Ohio State Multicultural Center, discusses challenges that international Ohio State students face and ways to improve relations on campus. Presented by the CPH Diversity Enhancement Committee. Breakfast also will be served. RSVP to rsvp@cph.osu.edu by April 28.

MAY 6
2010 Annual Ohio ACCN Research Seminar: "Addressing Cancer Health Disparities in Appalachia," 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd. Meeting will highlight community-based participatory research in Appalachia and cover such topics as tobacco use, obesity and environmental risk factors for cancer. Presenters include Electra Paskett and Mary Ellen Wewers. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Megan Higgins at 614-293-4112 or megan.higgins@osumc.edu by April 30. View the itinerary here >
MAY 7
Women's Dress for Success Luncheon: 11:30-1 p.m., The Surly Girl Saloon, 1126 N. High St. The Diversity Committee of the HSMP Alumni Society is hosting a luncheon and conversation on how we can simplify our lives. The society is partnering with the Dress for Success charity in Columbus to collect donations of business attire and accessories to distribute to women in need in the local community. For more information, e-mail hsmpalum@cph.osu.edu.
MAY 11

College of Public Health Information Fair: 3-5 p.m., Ohio Union's Cartoon Room 1. The event, presented by the Office of Academic Programs, is for students and potential students to learn more about the college's various programs. Faculty and students will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, call OAP at 293-3907.

MAY 31

Memorial Day: The Ohio State University closed.

JUNE 4

Last day of regularly scheduled classes for Spring Quarter

JUNE 11

College of Public Health Graduation Reception: 11:30-12:30 p.m., The Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd., room C and D. For more information, contact Teri Roberts at troberts@cph.osu.edu.

JUNE 13

Spring Quarter Commencement: Noon, Ohio Stadium

HSMP Class of 2010 Graduation Reception: 4-6 p.m., Sanders Grand Lounge, Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd. Casual dinner and awards program. For more information, contact Amy Thaci at Thaci.1@osu.edu.

 
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