May 11, 2010

What's News - College of Public Health Information Fair; Denman Undergraduate Research Forum at the RPAC; Geographic Research and Applications for Public Health
Faces and Places - Liang awarded Gateway Research Seed Grant; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - May 2010 Big Ten Network schedule; Upcoming Events
The World We Live In - Who gets $15 billion for disease prevention?; 1918 flu pandemic; China bans smoking in hospitals
Photo Finish - ACCN Research Seminar

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College of Public Health Information Fair, today
The Office of Academic Programs is holding an Information Fair from 3-5 p.m. today (May 11) at the Ohio Union, Cartoon Room 1. The event is for students and potential students to learn about the college's various programs. Faculty and students will be available to answer questions. For more information, contact Academic Advisor Jamie Paulson at jpaulson@cph.osu.edu.
Denman Undergraduate Research Forum at RPAC, tomorrow

The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum will take place from noon-3 p.m. tomorrow (May 12) at the RPAC. The Ohio State community is invited to stop by and see the accomplishments of more than 550 undergraduate student researchers. Qinghua Sun, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, advised four of his lab students who’ll present at the forum. Sun also will serve as a judge of the competition. Learn more about the forum here >

Geographic Research and Applications for Public Health, Friday

The College of Public Health is partnering with the Department of Geography's Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and the Initiative on Population Research in hosting "Geographic Research and Applications for Public Health: A CDC Perspective," from 2-3 p.m. Friday (May 14) in 1080 Derby Hall. Guest speaker is James Holt, chair of the Geography and Geospatial Science Working Group at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A reception will follow. Learn more >

 

Liang awarded Gateway Research Seed Grant

Song Liang, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was recently selected to receive a $10,000 Gateway Research Seed Grant for his project titled "Environmental Risk Transition in Rural China: Development, Water, and Public Health." The funds will be used to support a research-policy symposium that will include members of the Ohio State faculty and researchers from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China. The symposium will be held in Beijing in the fall. Learn more about Gateway Research Seed Grants >

Song Liang

MEDIA MENTIONS

An article about a new $10 million grant that’ll help College of Public Health researchers study cancer in Appalachia appeared in Business First of Columbus on May 4. Read the article here >

 

May 2010 Big Ten Network schedule

From energy efficient buildings to the use of alternative fuels, Ohio State has become a leader in sustainability. Learn what the university is doing in an episode of O-H-I-O airing on the Big Ten Network May 25 and 26. View the complete May 2010 schedule here >

UPCOMING EVENTS
Tidal Wetlands and Climate Change, tomorrow

Professor Christopher Craft, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, will present "Tidal Wetlands and Climate Change" as a 2010 Moonlight on the Marsh Lecture at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, 352 W. Dodridge St., from 5-6 p.m. tomorrow (May 12). Bill Mitsch and regional leaders plan to announce that Ohio State and Columbus will serve as the first U.S. host of the 4th International EcoSummit, scheduled for the fall of 2012, that will feature lectures, scientific presentations, displays and Ohio field trips. For more info >

Race, Neighborhood Change and Urban Unrest, May 19

"Race, Neighborhood Change and Urban Unrest: Puerto Rican Men and the Chicago Police Department in the 1960s," is the theme of a lunch-time brownbag lecture hosted by The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at noon Wednesday (May 19) in 423 Mendenhall Laboratory. For more info >

Interventions for Hospitalized Smokers webinar, May 25

The Reduce Smoking and Exposure to Tobacco Center of the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health will host Nancy Rigotti, professor of Harvard Medical School and director of the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on May 25. This free seminar will be simulcast online and no registration is needed. Participate online here >

Development of Therapeutics for Neglected Diseases, June 16-17

Cambridge Healthtech Institute will present its Inaugural Encouraging Development of Therapeutics for Neglected Diseases conference June 16-17 in Philadelphia. This forum will unite researchers seeking new therapeutics for diseases prevalent in developing countries.

 

Who gets $15 billion for disease prevention?
Public health officials, nonprofits tout competing strategies for funds. (Reported by MSNBC.com.) Read more >
1918 flu pandemic

If you've ever wondered what it was like to live through the 1918 flu pandemic, check out the special issue of Public Health Reports, the official publication of the U.S. Public Health Service. It focuses on the 1918-19 pandemic as experienced in the U.S. Read more >

China bans smoking in hospitals

China's 300 million smokers consume a third of the world's cigarettes. A million of them die each year from smoking-related illnesses, burdening families and the public health system. (Reported by Telegraph.co.uk.) Read more >

 

2010 ACCN RESEARCH SEMINAR -- About 100 people attended the 2010 Ohio Appalachian Community Cancer Network Research Seminar on May 6 at the Longaberger Alumni House. Electra Paskett, ACCN regional principal investigator, organized the event, which included presentations by Carson Reider, adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology, and Mary Ellen Wewers, professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. Pictured above left are attendees Lana Uhrig, graduate research associate in the College of Public Health, and Qinghua Sun, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Pictured above right are presenters Reider and Paskett.

 

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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 12

Celebration of Excellence in Community Service and Scholarship: 4-6 p.m., Ohio Union, Cartoon Room (3145). Awards presented to students, student organizations, faculty, staff and community partners. Columbus Public Health is receiving the Community Partner Award. Register online >

MAY 14

Geographic Research and Applications for Public Health: A CDC Perspective: 2-3:30 p.m., Derby Hall, room 1080. Speaker: James Holt, Geography and Geospatial Science Working Group, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Presented by the College of Public Health and the Department of Geography.

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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