Oct. 12, 2010

What's News - Champions of Public Health Awards Reception; A tribute to our past Champions; EHS doctoral student to give talk on chemical incident response; Diversity Enhancement Committee to present talk on gender identity; CPHP conference on how communities cope with tragedies; Editorial style guide available
Faces and Places - Three are 'one' with Gee; Healthcare reform talk draws crowd; Media Mention
Useful Tidbits - New tool for OSU research, clinical trials; Free flu shots offered on campus; Upcoming Conferences
The World We Live In - Northwest Ohio labs lack funding to address water threats; Healthcare workers again urged to get flu shots; Microsoft urges public health approach for sick PCs
Photo Finish - 'Clean Slate'

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Champions of Public Health Awards Reception, Oct. 21

The College of Public Health is holding its sixth annual Champions of Public Health Awards Reception next Thursday (Oct. 21) at the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room, 1739 N. High St. Faculty, students, staff and alumni are encouraged to attend this event, which recognizes the impact that individuals and groups have made on the health of Ohioans.

This year's winners are Neil H. Altman, health commissioner of the Youngstown City Health District, in the Public Health Practitioner category; Cathy Levine, executive director of the Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio, in the Public Health Community Leader category; and the Healthy Tusc Taskforce, in the Public Health Organization category.

Read more and register online >

The Healthy Tusc Taskforce

A tribute to our past Champions

Watch a video retrospective of our 2005-2009 Champions of Public Health receptions on the College of Public Health's Youtube page here >

View a list of our past winners here >

EHS doctoral student to give talk on chemical incident response, Thursday

Eric Cherry, a doctoral student in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, will give a presentation on response protocol that should be employed after a chemical release happens in the environment and threatens public health.

Cherry's talk, 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008, will cover how to identify key stakeholders in the community who should be quickly notified, including environmental health officials, private companies, scientists, engineers, risk communicators and the media.

"Things move really fast during emergency response incidents and it's important to get it right the first time," said Cherry, who is a senior scientist at ARCADIS U.S. in Dublin, Ohio.

Cherry's academic advisor in the College of Public Health is Mac Crawford. Read more >

Eric Cherry holds a molecular model of dimethylnapthalene that he made out of cheese balls and toothpicks. "I love humor," he says.

Diversity Enhancement Committee to present talk on gender identity, Oct. 21

The College of Public Health Diversity Enhancement Committee will present a lunch-and-learn on sexual orientation, gender identity and the issues that surround each, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oct. 21, Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Join Angie Wellman, intercultural specialist at the Multicultural Center in the Office of Student Life, for a talk on stereotypes, heterosexism and possible solutions toward a more respectful environment on campus. All are invited to attend. To attend, e-mail rsvp@cph.osu.edu by Oct. 18.

CPHP conference on how communities cope with tragedies, Oct. 27-28

The Center for Public Health Practice is cosponsoring a conference titled "Reinventing Normal: Community Resilience in the Face of Tragedy," Oct. 27-28 at the Holiday Inn in Worthington. The two-day conference will help community leaders address needs and expectations in the face of a tragedy. Other sponsors include the Ohio Public Health Association, the Ohio Hospital Association, the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Ohio Psychological Association. For more information >

http://cph.osu.edu/practice/

Editorial style guide available

The office of communications has posted an editorial style guide on the T-drive. The guide addresses style issues for common terms, phrases and grammar. It's based on the style guide provided by University Relations. View it here: T:\Communications Office\Editorial style guidelines.

 
Three are 'one' with Gee

Carol Smathers (MPH '09), Kelly Scheiderer (MHA '95), and Lexi Killoren mingle with University President E. Gordon Gee at an Ohio State University Alumni Association reception on Oct. 8. The Health Services Management and Policy and College of Public Health alumni societies were recognized at the event for their alignment with OSUAA's strategic plan and with Gee's "One University" initiative. Read more >

Healthcare reform talk draws crowd

Kenneth Thorpe, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, gave a presentation titled "Health care in the era of reform" to about 150 people at the Ohio Union on Oct. 7.

Thorpe said our country's current healthcare system is ineffective because it focuses on treatment of symptoms rather than on prevention.

"Seventy-five percent of what we spend on health care is on managing chronic illnesses," Thorpe said. "About 80 percent of chronic illnesses, such as obesity, are preventable."

The seminar was presented by the Division of Health Services Management and Policy and the Center for HOPES. It was sponsored by an endowment from the Midland Insurance Co.

Paula Song, Kenneth Thorpe and Al Dembe

MEDIA MENTION

The College of Public Health's upcoming Champions of Public Health event was mentioned on the Columbus Dispatch’s health blog yesterday (Oct. 11). Read more >

 
New tool for OSU research, clinical trials
Ohio State's Center for Clinical and Translational Science recently launched the first online tool allowing anyone to search for research studies and clinical trials at Ohio State and the Medical Center. Created to enhance the visibility and participation in studies conducted throughout the university, StudySearch provides an easy way for anyone to find basic descriptive information on OSU research studies and clinical trials. For more information, contact Carson.Reider@osumc.edu.
Free 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
Register now for Personalized Health Care Conference, Oct. 14-15
The OSU Medical Center is hosting its annual Personalized Health Care National Conference Oct. 14-15 in the Biomedical Research Tower. The theme is "Advancing, Predictive, Preventive, Personalized and Participatory Medicine," and will focus on patient engagement and empowerment. Pre-registration required. Read 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 >

(The College of Public Health is holding a reception and dinner on Nov. 8 as part of the APHA's annual meeting.. The reception is held at the same location as the Ohio Dinner. Learn more about College of Public Health and Ohio Public Health Association sponsored events here >)

 

Northwest Ohio labs lack funding to address water threats
Potentially lethal algae strike lakes, rivers. Questions arise about where researchers will get money to stay ahead of the public-health threat next summer. (Reported by the Toledo Blade.) Read more >
Healthcare workers again urged to get flu shots
Healthcare workers have an ethical obligation to lower the risk that they'll get sick. (Reported by the Columbus Dispatch.) Read more >
Microsoft urges public health approach for sick PCs
A Microsoft security expert is pushing governments and ISPs to treat compromised computers the same way officials might treat a public health crisis. (Reported by PCMag.com.) Read more >
 

CLEAN SLATE -- Cunz Hall will get a thorough cleaning over the next few weeks as workers sandblast the exterior of the building. This photo of the east side of the building was taken yesterday (Oct. 11) and shows what the exterior looks like before and after sandblasting. Workers use the string of orange buckets to dispose of debris on the roof.

Keep up with the Cunz Hall project by reading Renee Watts' blog >

 

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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OCT. 13

President E. Gordon Gee's Address to the Faculty: 4:30 p.m., U.S. Bank Theatre, Ohio Union. All College of Public Health faculty members are invited to President Gee's semi-annual address. Reception immediately following.

OCT. 14

College of Public Health Seminar: "Chemical incident response: Stakeholder interaction regarding public health, environmental chemistry and risk communication," 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Eric Cherry, doctoral student in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Presented by EHS. For more information, contact Division Coordinator Emily Morris at emorris@cph.osu.edu or 614-293-4980. Read 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

"What's your story?" 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. The College of Public Health's Diversity Enhancement Committee will present a lunch-and-learn on sexual orientation, gender identity and the issues that surround each. Speaker: Angie Wellman, intercultural specialist at the Multicultural Center in the Office of Student Life. The talk will address stereotypes, heterosexism and solutions toward a more respectful environment on campus. All are invited to attend. Reply to rsvp@cph.osu.edu by Oct. 18.

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 >

OCT. 27-28

"Reinventing Normal: Community Resilience in the Face of Tragedy," two-day conference on how communities cope with tragedies presented by the Center for Public Health Practice, Holiday Inn in Worthington. Other sponsors include the Ohio Public Health Association, the Ohio Hospital Association, the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Ohio Psychological Association. For more information >

OCT. 28

College of Public Health Seminar: "A novel approach to enhance virus sanitation in fresh produce," 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Ashley Predmore, MS student in Food Sciences. Presented by EHS. For more information, contact Division Coordinator Emily Morris at emorris@cph.osu.edu or 614-293-4980.

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 >

NOV. 8

Annual APHA Reception and Dinner: The College of Public Health is holding a reception and dinner on Nov. 8 as part of the American Public Health Association annual meeting and exposition in Denver, Nov. 6-10. Learn more >

 
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