Sept. 21, 2010

What's News - Welcome new students; SPHS Happy Hour; HSMP to host national expert in healthcare policy; CPH calendars
Faces and Places - CPHP receives go-ahead to establish training center
Useful Tidbits - 2011 CPH exam update; Professional Development Grants; Upcoming conference
The World We Live In - Group backs mandatory flu shots for health workers; Exercise can offset obesity-linked genes; The Clean Air Act turns 40
Photo Finish - 'Alumni Chums'

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Welcome new students

Dean Stanley Lemeshow greeted more than 150 new students to the College of Public Health this morning at orientation, held at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center today.

"You all have chosen a field in which you can really make a difference," Lemeshow said. "And for that reason you should be very proud."

Lemeshow noted that this year's crop of new students represents great diversity, having come from all over the world to attend graduate school at Ohio State. Their undergraduate majors span a variety of disciplines from dance to journalism to interior design.

"We're all different, but we're united in a field that helps people live happier and healthier lives," Lemeshow said.

Faculty and staff will have an informal opportunity to meet students at the College of Public Health Picnic from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Whetstone Park of Roses.

To attend, contact Kristy Arter at karter@cph.osu.edu or 293-7628 by Sept. 24.

View more orientation photos here >

SPHS 'Happy Hour,' Sept. 23

The College of Public Health's Society of Public Health Students (SPHS) invites all members of the college to attend a casual happy hour during the first week of classes from 5:30-8 p.m. at McFadden's, 1576 N. High St. There is no cost to attend and a cash bar is available. This event is sponsored by SPHS and the College of Public Health Alumni Society.

HSMP to host national expert in healthcare policy, Oct. 7

The Division of Health Services Management and Policy and the Center for HOPES are cosponsoring a lecture by Kenneth Thorpe on Oct. 7, as part of the annual Midland Lecture Series.

Thorpe, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, is considered to be one of America's foremost experts in healthcare policy, finance and reform. From 1993-1995, he served as deputy assistant secretary for Health Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To attend, contact Beth Rowley at browley@cph.osu.edu or 292-9708.

Learn more >

Kenneth Thorpe

Add your events, meetings to the CPH calendars

The College of Public Health maintains information about upcoming events and meetings on its website and on the Outlook activities calendar. If you would like to add an event, e-mail Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

 
CPHP receives go-ahead to establish training center

The Center for Public Health Practice recently learned that its proposal to establish the Ohio Public Health Training Center will be funded with a 5-year, $3.25 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The center will receive $650,000 a year to support workforce and organizational development activities, such as training, accreditation consultation, and community health assessment processes. The center will work collaboratively to reach the workforce and agencies throughout Ohio with quality services.

The Center for Public Health Practice is directed by Michael Bisesi, associate dean of academic affairs.

Learn more about this HRSA-funded project >

 
2011 CPH exam update

Students of schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, who have completed 21 credit hours toward their public health degree, are eligible to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam. The 2011 exam will be offered only once in 2011 in February. The deadline for registration is Nov. 26, 2010. Visit www.nbphe.org for complete details.

Professional Development Grants available for faculty, staff

Professional Development Grants of up to $1,000 are available to Ohio State faculty and staff through the office of the Chief Information Officer. The funds can be used to attend a conference, host a speaker, register for online courses and more. Applications are due Oct. 15. An information session about the grants will be held at noon on Oct. 7 at the Learning Collaboration Studio, room 60 in the Science and Engineering Library. Learn more >

UPCOMING CONFERENCE
APHA annual meeting, Nov. 6-10

The American Public Health Association will hold its annual meeting and exposition Nov. 6-10 in Denver. The theme of the 138th meeting is "Social Justice: A Public Health Imperative." Learn more >

 

Group backs mandatory flu shots for health workers

Flu vaccination should be required for all doctors, nurses and other health workers, the nation's largest pediatricians' group says, calling it a long overdue step to protect patients. (Reported by The Washington Post.) Read more >

Exercise can offset obesity-linked genes, study finds

People with a genetic predisposition to obesity can reduce their risk of being overweight by being physically active, researchers conclude. (Reported by the Los Angeles Times.) Read more >

The Clean Air Act turns 40
One of the most consequential pieces of environmental and health legislation in American history, celebrated its 40th birthday last week. (Reported by The New York Times.) Read more >
 

ALUMNI CHUMS -- The College of Public Health Alumni Society held its annual Reunion Weekend Kickoff Dinner reception on Sept. 10 at the Ohio Union. More than 60 people attended including (pictured from left) Andy and Elizabeth Kress (MPH 07), Beth Pierson (MPH 06) and Jason Kirschenbaum, Angie Byrne (MPH 06) and Aaron Griset.

The evening's events included the presentation of the William R. Gemma Distinguished alumnus award to Marshal Bickert, MPH, for his work in emergency preparedness, and the Mary Plummer Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Julie Dean, an incoming epidemiology student. See more photos here >

 

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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SEPT. 22

Fall quarter classes begin at The Ohio State University.

SEPT. 23

SPHS Happy Hour: 5:30-8 p.m., McFadden's, 1576 N. High St. The College of Public Health's Society of Public Health Students invites all members of the College of Public Health to attend a casual happy hour during the first week of classes. There is no cost to attend.

Graduate and Professional Student Orientation and Reception: 6:30 p.m., Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Dr., main dining room on third floor. The university's Office of Minority Affairs invites all Ohio State faculty and staff to its 39th annual event that welcomes new and returning graduate and professional students. RSVP by Sept. 15 to Brown.2993@osu.edu.

SEPT. 24

College of Public Health Faculty Retreat: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ohio Union, Cartoon Room 1.

Update on Healthcare Reform: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Pfahl Hall. Fisher College of Business will provide an extensive look at the new changes and developments caused by the healthcare reform act, and what the healthcare industry and related areas are doing to adapt. Contact: Alan Lin at lin.533@osu.edu. Read more >

SEPT. 28

HSMP Alumni Society Diversity Lecture Series: "Healthcare Issues and Employment Concerns for GLBT Patients and Employees," 12:30-2 p.m., Graves Hall, room 1167. RSVP to hsmpalum@cph.osu.edu.

SEPT. 30

College of Public Health Picnic: 5:15-7:15 p.m., party house at Whetstone Park of Roses, 3923 N. High St. Annual picnic for College of Public Health students, faculty and staff and their families. Food catered by City BBQ and will include a selection of vegetarian dishes. RSVP to Kristy Arter at karter@cph.osu.edu or 293-7628 by Sept. 24.

OCT. 7

Midland Lecture Series: "Health care in the era of reform," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater. Speaker: Kenneth Thorpe, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University. Thorpe also is one of America’s foremost experts in health care policy, finance and reform. Sponsored by an endowment from the Midland Insurance Co., the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, and the Center for HOPES. To attend, contact Beth Rowley at browley@cph.osu.edu or 292-9708. Learn more >

OCT. 14-15

Personalized Health Care National Conference: Ohio State's Biomedical Research Tower, 460 W. 12th Ave. Two-day conference uniting academic leaders, industry experts, government policy makers and healthcare providers from across the country to discuss the latest developments in P4 Medicine, which provides new ways to maintain health and quantify wellness, diagnose illness and predict disease. Learn more >

OCT. 18

Greater Columbus Meta-Leadership Post-Summit Meeting: 8 a.m.-noon (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.), the Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Place, Dublin. Follow-up meeting to the Greater Columbus Meta-Leadership Summit for Preparedness in May 2010 that united leaders interested in emergency preparedness. There is no cost to attend and you needn’t have attended the first summit to attend the post-summit meeting. For more information >

OCT. 21

Champions of Public Health Awards Reception: The College of Public Health honors its 2010 Champions of Public Health award recipients at the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room, 1739 N. High St., 4-6 p.m. Learn more >

OCT. 22

HSMP Management Institute and Alumni Banquet: Daylong conference and banquet at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus. Keynote speakers include Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund. Learn more and register here >

OCT. 22-23

HSMP Class of 1990 20th Reunion: The HSMP Class of 1990 is holding its 20th reunion, which will include the HSMP Alumni Society Management Institute and Alumni Banquet on Oct. 22 and the 20th Reunion Tailgate on Oct. 23. HSMP faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. For more information and to register >

NOV. 6

Annual Infectious Diseases Update: The Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Continuing Medical Education of the OSU Medical Center are hosting the 6th Annual Infectious Diseases Update 2010 on Nov. 6 at the Fawcett Center. Register here >

NOV. 6-10

APHA Annual Meeting: The American Public Health Association will hold its annual meeting and exposition Nov. 6-10 in Denver. The theme of the 138th meeting is "Social Justice: A Public Health Imperative." Learn more >

 
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