May 25, 2010

What's News - Volunteers needed for this year’s farmers' market; Student Choice Awards; CPH Alumni Society Wine Tasting; 'Impact of Engagement: The Power of Partnerships' available online; Reminders
Faces and Places - Doctoral student's research published in 'Communication Studies'
Useful Tidbits - Campus farmers' market; Pelotonia '10 Cycling Fair; Follow expansion of ProjectONE; Upcoming Conferences
The World We Live In - Stimulus dollars fund important public health programs; Rural Ohio facing doctor shortage; Child mortality rates dropping
Photo Finish - Show of Support

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Volunteers needed for this year's farmers' market

The College of Public Health is once again partnering with Columbus Public Health to hold a farmers' market in downtown Columbus that provides healthy food options to families in need. The event will be held at Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave., on July 29 and Aug. 5 and 12.

Volunteers are needed each day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Prevention Research Center will coordinate the college's role in this year's market. To volunteer, e-mail Program Manager Carol Smathers at

Encourage students to nominate peers for 'Student Choice Awards'

The College of Public Health Alumni Society is now accepting nominations for its annual "Student Choice Awards," presented to the 'most outstanding students' as selected by students in each of the college's four degree programs: MS/PhD, MPH, MPH-PEP and MHA. The awards will be presented at the spring quarter graduation celebration.

Second-year students and beyond are eligible to nominate a peer for the award. Each student may nominate up to two graduating classmates from his/her respective program. Read more >

CPH Alumni Society Wine Tasting, June 10

The College of Public Health Alumni Society invites faculty and staff to a Wine Tasting on June 10 at Camelot Cellars, 958 N. High St. The social event begins at 5:30 p.m. and costs $20 for seven samples of wine. Cheese will be provided by the alumni society. Guests are welcome. For more details click here > RSVP is encouraged but not required to Lexi Noice at

'Impact of Engagement: The Power of Partnerships' available online

Impact of Engagement: The Power of Partnerships is a publication by the Offices of Outreach and Engagement that showcases the impact of Ohio State’s outreach and engagement across the university and in communities. Featured stories include a project led by College of Public Health researchers Electra Paskett and Mary Ellen Wewers that addresses the high rates of chronic disease in Appalachia Ohio. Read more >

Nominate a Champion
Nominations are now being accepted for 2010 Champions of Public Health. The awards are presented each fall to individuals and organizations that personify the College of Public Health's mission of improving the lives of Ohio's citizens. Nomination deadline is June 30. Questions? Contact Christine O'Malley at View the nomination form here >
Excellence in Teaching Award: Call for nominations

The College of Public Health invites faculty, students and alumni to nominate faculty members for the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes College of Public Health faculty for exemplary performance. Nominations may come from individuals or groups, and must be in writing. The nomination deadline is May 28. Recipients are selected by a committee composed of past award winners and students from each division. Download the nomination form here >


Doctoral student's research published in 'Communication Studies'

An Ohio State study co-authored by Michele Battle-Fisher, a doctoral student in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, was published in the journal Communication Studies in April 2010. The study, titled "Parental Invasive and Children's Defensive Behaviors at Home and Away at College: Mediated Communication and Privacy Boundary Management," found that the type of communication medium used by parents, particularily when telephone based, affected the magnitude, frequency and nature of privacy and boundary management with their college-aged children. In addition, it was found that invasive behaviors on the part of parents did occur but were less frequent than previous research had found. Battle-Fisher and her co-authors surveyed 455 college students enrolled in a communication course at a university prospectively with an online survey. Her academic advisors are Phyllis Pirie, professor and chair of the HBHP, and Janet deMoor, assistant professor in the division.


Campus farmers' market opens Thursday

A press conference and public kickoff for The Market at 15th and High, a new farmers’ market on campus, will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (May 27) on the Wex Plaza. The Market officially opens that day at 4 p.m. About a dozen vendors selling locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, and baked goods will be on the Wex Plaza (rain or shine) from 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through October. Read more >

Pelotonia '10 Cycling Fair, June 19

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Outreach and Engagement will hold the Pelotonia '10 Cycling Fair on June 19 at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd. Activities include bike checkups, cycling demonstrations, health clinics and Your Plan for Health Screenings. For more information >

Follow expansion of ProjectONE

Groundbreaking for ProjectONE, the new cancer hospital, is expected to begin in mid-June. The Ohio State University Medical Center's $1 billion expansion will provide a new home for the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and a new site for the care of critically ill patients. The expansion will generate up to 10,000 jobs for Columbus. Follow the expansion at

Mixed Methods International Conference, July 7-10

The University of Leeds School of Healthcare and the department of health, behavior and society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are hosting the sixth Mix Methods International Conference July 7-10 in Baltimore, Md. The international conference will explore philosophical and methodological issues of mixing art and science and science with social sciences. Workshops will cover real world applications of mixed methods research. For more information >

Plain Talk in Complex Times conference, July 29-30

The Center for Health Literacy at MAXIMUS will host a new conference titled "Plain Talk in Complex Times" July 29-30 in Alexandria, Va., which will address urgent challenges of communicating complex health-related information, especially after health reform. Educators, community advocates, and public health professionals will come together to learn strategies for clear communication. For more information >


Stimulus dollars fund important public health programs
Alvin Jackson, director of the Ohio Department of Health, writes about how the department is using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to address failing home sewage systems. (Reported by the Chillicothe Gazette.) Read more >
Rural Ohio facing doctor shortage

In 2014, newly insured Ohioans may find what those living in rural areas already know: Having health coverage doesn't guarantee quick, easy access to a family doctor. (Reported by the Mansfield News Journal.) Read more >

Child mortality rates dropping
Childhood deaths are down 42 percent in the U.S., but nations such as Serbia and Malaysia, which were ranked behind the U.S. in 1990, cut their rates by nearly 70 percent. (Reported by the Los Angeles Times.) Read more >

SHOW OF SUPPORT -- Lexi Noice (left) and Kelly Scheiderer (right) pose with University President E. Gordon Gee at the Campus Campaign celebration and recognition event, held this morning at the Ohio Union. Scheiderer, a 1995 MHA alumna, is an administrator in the department of Emergency Medicine at the Ohio State University Medical Center. She also serves on the university's Campus Campaign Council. This year, 74 percent of our college's faculty and staff participated in the campaign, making us the second-highest participating unit among colleges on campus.


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MAY 31

Memorial Day: The Ohio State University closed.


CPH Seminar: "Implications of Federal Health Reform for Ohio and for Public Health," 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: William Hayes, PhD, Health Policy Consultant, Columbus, and adjunct assistant professor, College of Public Health Division of Health Services, Management and Policy. Sponsored by the College of Public Health.


Last day of regularly scheduled classes for Spring Quarter


Open House at the Lemeshow's:6-8:30 p.m., 255 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley. Summer get-together at Stan and Elaine Lemeshow's home for College of Public Health faculty and staff. RSVP to Susan Price at by June 1.


College of Public Health Alumni Society Wine Tasting: 5:30 p.m., Camelot Cellars, 958 N. High St. Cost: $20 for seven tastings. Cheese provided by the alumni society. RSVP by June 9 to


College of Public Health Class of 2010 Graduation Reception: 11:15-12:30 p.m., The Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd., rooms C and D. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at noon. RSVP to by June 7.


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

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