Sept. 28, 2010

What's News - HSMP Alumni Society lecture on GLBT issues; College of Public Health Picnic; Seminars in October
Useful Tidbits - Signatures requested for National Coming Out Day ad; Providing Services for Refugees workshop; Free seasonal/H1N1 combination flu shots; Upcoming conferences
The World We Live In - Mining companies get first look at government cancer study; Obesity rates remain disturbingly high; Children with dogs exercise more
Photo Finish - Steps toward a new Cunz Hall

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HSMP Alumni Society lecture on GLBT issues, today
The Health Services Management and Policy's Alumni Society is holding a panel discussion from 12:30-2 p.m. today entitled "Healthcare Issues and Employment Concerns for GLBT Patients and Employees" in Graves Hall, room 1167. The discussion, which is part of the society's Diversity Lecture Series, will unveil some of the issues and discrimination that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals often face within healthcare organizations, as well as offer recommendations on how companies can improve their work environments. Panelists will include DeShawn Barrett, senior human resources generalist at Victoria's Secret; Jose Rodriguez, director of communication at Columbus Public Health; and Anthony Mitchell, manager of advertising and sponsorship at Ohio Health. The discussion will be moderated by Craig Little, director of the Ohio State Alumni Association. For more information >

College of Public Health Picnic, Thursday

The College of Public Health Picnic is holding its annual picnic from 5:15-7:15 p.m. on Thursday at the party house at the Whetstone Park of Roses, 3923 N. High St.

The annual picnic presents an opportunity for College of Public Health students, faculty and staff and their families to meet informally.

Food will be catered by City BBQ and include a selection of vegetarian dishes. RSVP to Kristy Arter at karter@cph.osu.edu or 293-7628 by tomorrow (Sept. 29).

See more images from last year's picnic >

SEMINARS IN OCTOBER
Schwartzbaum to discuss association of allergies and brain tumors, Oct. 5

The College of Public Health is sponsoring a seminar by Judith Schwartzbaum, associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology, entitled "How Allergy Reduces Brain Tumor Risk," from 12:30-1:18 p.m. on Oct. 5, Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008.

Schwartzbaum has been studying the inverse association between allergies and brain tumors to better understand the causes of brain tumors. She will describe her study of immune function genetics that suggests the mechanism for this association. RSVP to cphevents@cph.osu.edu.

Judith Schwartzbaum

National expert on healthcare policy to visit campus, Oct. 7
The Division of Health Services Management and Policy and the Center for HOPES are sponsoring a lecture by Kenneth Thorpe, one of America's foremost experts on healthcare policy, finance and reform, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. Thorpe, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, served as deputy assistant secretary for Health Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993-1995. RSVP to Beth Rowley at 292-9708 or browley@cph.osu.edu. Read more >
MEDIA MENTION

Electra Paskett, director of population sciences at Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor in the Division of Epidemiology, was a featured expert in an article titled "Detection is everything, but when do you test?" that published in the Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 26. Read more >

 
Signatures requested for National Coming Out Day ad
Each year, members and supporters of the Ohio State GLBT community publish a two-page ad in The Lantern for National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11). The ad provides a visible presence of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who stand as allies to their GLBT colleagues and students. Donate and sign your name by Oct. 6 at http://store.osuglbt.org. Money raised will support the cost of the ad and GLBT scholarships. Campaign is coordinated by Scarlet & Gay, the OSU GLBT Alumni Society. For more information, contact Tim Valentine at valentine.149@osu.edu.
Providing Services for Refugees workshop, Oct. 13

The OSU Medical Center's Interpreter Services and Patient Education, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, invite you to a free workshop, Providing Services to Refugees Training from 7:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at 115 OSU Biomedical Research Tower. CE credits available. OSUMC staff should register online at NetLearning. P3 credit awarded. Contact milly.valverde@osu.edu. Others interested in attending, contact Sarah Russell at Sarah.Russell@jfs.ohio.gov.

Free seasonal/H1N1 combination flu shots offered on campus

Staff and faculty may receive a free seasonal/H1N1 combination flu shot at several campus locations through Oct. 27, courtesy of Your Plan for Health. Choose a date and location. Your employee ID number is necessary to register. Employee ID number and photo ID required at your appointment. The campus flu campaign also includes a number of dates open to adult dependents (18 years and older) of employees who are enrolled in a university medical plan. Dependents must present their health insurance card and a photo ID. Learn more >

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Webiner: Leadership in Clinical Settings, Sept. 29

The Association of University Programs in Health Administration will present a Webinar entitled "Teaching through Experience: Learning Healthcare Leadership in Clinical Settings" from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 29. Learn more >

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 >

Project Connect Statewide Conference, Nov. 16

The Ohio Domestic Violence Network is hosting a conference called "Building Opportunities for Safety" on Nov. 16 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus. This conference is for public health professionals, social workers, counselors, and anyone interested in learning new approaches to intervention for domestic violence, sexual assault, and reproductive coercion for adults and teens. Learn more >

 

Mining companies get first look at government cancer study

A long-delayed government epidemiological study of possible ties between diesel exhaust and lung cancer in miners may finally be published this fall. (Reported by the Center for Public Integrity.) Read more >

Obesity rates remain disturbingly high

Chances are slim to none that the U.S. will meet its public health goal of sharply reducing the number of obese adults by this year, according to federal health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (Reported by Reuters.) Read more >

Children with dogs exercise more
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health shows children with dogs spend an average of 325 minutes doing physical activity per day, 11 more than those without dogs. (Reported by Discovery News.) Read more >
 

STEPS TOWARD A NEW CUNZ HALL -- Construction workers on the Cunz Hall renovation project took a moment to perform "O-H-I-O" on the building's new stairway, positioned on the north side of the building. Architect Jonathan Barnes moved the building's stairways from the inside to the outside to create more internal space and allow more sunlight to shine through.

View more photos of the Cunz Hall renovation project here >

 

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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 tomorrow (Sept. 29).

OCT. 5

College of Public Health Seminar Series: "How Allergy Reduces Brain Tumor Risk:" 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Presenter: Judith Schwartzbaum, associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology. RSVP to cphevents@cph.osu.edu.

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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