June 1, 2010

What's News - CPH forms Peloton; CPH Alumni Society Wine Tasting; Grants and Contracts
Faces and Places - HBHP doctoral student to be visiting scholar at Hastings Center
Useful Tidbits - Pelotonia Fellowship Grant Program accepting applicants; upcoming conferences
The World We Live In - Meta-leadership: New way to think, work during crisis; Hidden hazards in fruits and veggies
Photo Finish - Fore the fun of it

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CPH forms Peloton

The College of Public Health has created a Peloton, or a group of bike riders, to participate in Pelotonia 2010, a grass roots bike event geared toward raising money for cancer research at Ohio State. Last year's inaugural ride raised $4.5 million. This year's bike ride, set for Aug. 20-22, needs participants and volunteers. To join the OSU Public Health Buckeyes team or to donate, click here >

Watch a video featuring Blake Warner, graduate fellow in the College of Public Health and Pelotonia rider, here >

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 anoice@cph.osu.edu.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS
David Murray, professor in the Division of Epidemiology, received a grant from the University of North Carolina for a study titled "State-level policies, demographics and behaviors associated with adolescent obesity."
 

HBHP doctoral student to be visiting scholar at Hastings Center

Michele Battle-Fisher, a doctoral student in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, was recently informed that she will be a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center from Aug. 16-27. The bioethics research institute, based in Garrison, N.Y., examines issues in health care, biotechnology and the environment. "I will explore how a person's social networks could have an influence on their personal beliefs about living kidney donation within the African American community," Battle-Fisher said. "I'm interested in finding out what ethical issues surrounding donation may be at play among African Americans who are at high risk for chronic kidney disease over their lifetimes." Battle-Fisher's academic advisor is Janet deMoor, assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion.

Michele Battle-Fisher

 
Pelotonia Fellowship Grant Program accepting applicants

A new fellowship program funded by $1 million in Pelotonia revenue will provide cancer research opportunities for up to 55 postdoctoral, graduate or undergraduate students at Ohio State. All applications will be reviewed by an 11-member committee that awards the fellowships based on scientific merit. The undergraduate fellowship application deadline is June 15. For more information, contact Eileen Scahill, Medical Center Communications, at eileen.scahill@osumc.edu.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Social Marketing in Public Health Conference, June 11-12

The University of South Florida and the Academy for Educational Development will present the 20th Anniversary Social Marketing in Public Health Conference, "Milestones in Social Marketing: Past, Present and Future," June 11-12 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The integration of digital technology and social media into social marketing will be part of the discussion. For more information >

Climate Change and Public Health, June 16

The Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health will host a Public Health Grand Rounds to address the effects of climate change on human health from 12-1:30 p.m. on June 16. The conversation will be available online. For more information and to register >

 

Meta-leadership: New way to think, work during crisis
Central Ohio leaders learn to streamline communication during catastrophic events. (Reported by ColumbusLocalNews.com.) Read more >
Hidden hazards in fruits and veggies
Public health study links pesticides with increased risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. (Reported by The Washington Post.) Read more >
 

FORE THE FUN OF IT -- About 30 College of Public Health faculty, staff, students and alumni attended the MHA golf outing on May 21 at the Glen Ross Golf Course in Delaware. Pictured from left are Steve Loebs, professor emeritus in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, Dick Schrock, adjunct instructor in HSMP, Paula Song, assistant professor in HSMP, and Nate Ricker, founder of the MHA golf outing and soon-to-be graduate of the MHA program.

 

Photo Request:
The communications office wants your photo submissions to publish in the Photo Finish section of Tuesday Times and Alma Matters. We're looking for photos that depict any public health experience. Ideas for entries include a school or community event, a faculty or student research project and a fellowship or internship experience. Please send images with a brief description to wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

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JUNE 4

Last day of regularly scheduled classes for Spring Quarter

JUNE 6

Open House at the Lemeshows':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 sprice@cph.osu.edu by June 1.

JUNE 10

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 buckeyes@cph.osu.edu.

JUNE 11

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 rsvp@cph.osu.edu by June 7.

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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