Oct. 19, 2010

What's News - Champions of Public Health Awards Reception; Sun to present seminar on air pollution and human health; Campus Suicide Prevention Program's fall meeting; Starling-Loving Hall to be closed Oct. 29-31; CPH at APHA; Bucks for Charity update
Faces and Places - Three from CPH present at OPEG workshop; Media Mention
Useful Tidbits - Government Career Fair; PBS documentary Unnatural Causes screening; Free flu shots offered on campus; Upcoming Webinars
The World We Live In - Trojan ranks Ohio State third in sexual health; Deadly disease major threat to global public health; Polluted air and diabetes linked
Photo Finish - HSMP MVPs

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Register online for Champions of Public Health Awards Reception, Thursday

The College of Public Health is holding its signature awards presentation to honor the 2010 Champions of Public Health from 4-6 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 21) at the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room. The awards recognize the impact that individuals and groups have made on the health of Ohioans. Read more and register online >

View a list of our past winners here >

Sun to present seminar on air pollution and human health, Thursday

Qinghua Sun, associate professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, will give a presentation on the link between air pollution and human health from 12:30-1:18 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 21) in Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Air pollution is a global health issue with a long history of inducing respiratory diseases. Sun will discuss some of the emerging challenges as air pollution exposure is linked to cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Contact Emily Morris at emorris@cph.osu.edu.

Sun recently collaborated with researcher Kezhong Zhang of Wayne State University School of Medicine on a study titled "Airborne particulate matter selectively activates endoplasmic reticulum stress response in the lung and liver tissues," which was published in the June 16 edition of the American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology. Learn more >

Qinghua Sun

Campus Suicide Prevention Program's fall meeting, Friday

The College of Public Health is a partner of the university's Campus Suicide Prevention Program. The program's fall partners' meeting is Friday (Oct. 22), 2:30-4 p.m., RPAC Meeting Room No. 1. For the agenda and to RSVP, send your name, email address, phone number and mailing address to Wendy Winger, program manager, at wwinger@ehe.osu.edu. To view a list of key personnel and partners in the program, visit the website >

Starling-Loving Hall to be closed Oct. 29-31

The replacement of an electrical switch will force the closing of Starling-Loving Hall Oct. 29-31. Faculty, staff and students will not be permitted to enter the building beginning at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29. It will be necessary to shut down all computers, servers and electrical equipment beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday. Starling-Loving will reopen for regular business hours on Nov. 1. For more information, contact Facilities Manager Renee Watts at rwatts@cph.osu.edu.

CPH at APHA, Nov. 6-10

The College of Public Health will have an exhibitor booth at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting and exposition Nov. 6-10 in Denver. If you will be attending the event and are interested in helping out by answering questions and providing information, contact Judy Dawson, coordinator of recruitment and admissions, at jdawson@cph.osu.edu.

The College of Public Health also will hold a reception and dinner on Nov. 8 in Denver. Learn more >

Bucks for Charity update

The College of Public Health is off to a good start in the Bucks for Charity campaign. At one week into the campaign, we've already secured $4,447 in pledges and are well on our way toward our $13,000 goal. Wouldn't it be great to reach 50 percent of our goal in only two weeks? You can help make that happen by turning in your pledge card this week.

Our campaign coordinators are Tim Buckley, Lexi Killoren and Renee Watts. You may return your completed pledge form to Lexi in B107 Starling-Loving. Questions? Contact Lexi at 293-8264 or lkilloren@cph.osu.edu or Renee at 293-8444 or rwatts@cph.osu.edu.

Not sure where to dedicate your pledges? Review the Resource Guide here >

 
Three from CPH present at OPEG workshop

Three members of the College of Public Health presented at the Ohio Program Evaluators' Group's (OPEG) fall workshop on Oct. 8 in Columbus. Amy Ferketich, associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology, Joanne Pearsol, associate director of the Center for Public Health Practice, and Nancy Hood, program manager, joined six other Ohio experts to help practicing program evaluators build skills in planning evaluations and collecting and analyzing data. Hood serves on OPEG's program committee and helps plan its semiannual professional development events. She invited Ferketich and Pearsol to talk at the fall workshop. Hood spoke about using logistic regression to analyze evaluation data. Ferketich provided an introduction to statistics for program evaluators, and Pearsol talked about how to engage stakeholders in the evaluation process. About 60 people attended the event. For more information about OPEG, visit www.opeg.org or contact Hood at nhood@cph.osu.edu.

MEDIA MENTION

Allard Dembe, associate professor and chair of the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, was a featured expert in an article titled “Feds spending big on health-care grants” that published in the Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 17. Read more >

 

Government Career Fair, Thursday

The 2010 Government Career Fair -- open to all students and alumni -- will take place from 1-6 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 21) in the Ohio Union's Performance Hall. The event will include many of the biggest government agencies, such as CIA, Department of State, IRS, Social Security Administration, NASA, and the Department of Energy. Details, including a complete list of agencies attending, are available here >

PBS documentary Unnatural Causes screening, Thursday

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the College of Dentistry's Cultural Awareness Council for a screening and discussion of Episode Six of the acclaimed PBS documentary Unnatural Causes (http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/), from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 21) in 1187 Postle Hall (second showing from 12:30-1:30 p.m.) A discussion led by Soraya Villarroel, associate professor of primary care, will follow.

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 WEBINARS
Drexel Latino Career Event online, tomorrow

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, Drexel University is hosting "Hot Careers for Latinos: Higher Education, Public Health & Hospitality Management" online at 8 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 20). This cross-campus and transcontinental event includes a panel of recognized national speakers who’ll discuss career trends and opportunities in higher education, public health and hospitality management. To join the conference online, click here.

Certified in Public Health Exam webinar, Friday

The Council of Accredited MPH Programs is hosting a webinar on the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 22. Molly Eggleston, executive director of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, will discuss how the CPH exam will help set professional standards in public health. Edward Mamary, professor and MPH program director at San José State University, will facilitate the discussion. Registration is free. Interested participants should pre-register by today (Oct. 19). To register, click here. Log on instructions will be sent to the email provided on the registration form. For more information, e-mail Mamary at Edward.Mamary@sjsu.edu.

 

Trojan ranks Ohio State third in sexual health

Ohio State ranked third out of 141 colleges on the Trojan Sexual Health Report Card. (Reported by The Lantern.) Read more >

Deadly disease major threat to global public health

Dengue outbreaks are now a major threat to global public health, according to the World Health Organization. (Reported by the BBC.) Read more >

Polluted air and diabetes linked

A strong link exists between adult diabetes and air pollution, according to a new epidemiological study by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston. (Reported by The New York Times.) Read more >

 

HSMP MVPs -- Two graduates of the College of Public Health's Division of Health Services Management and Policy were recently honored by the Ohio State University Alumni Association for their successes in the field of public health and service to the university. Alumni Association President Archie Griffin presented the William Oxley Thompson Award to Duane Reynolds, who received a Master of Health Administration in 2004, and the Ralph Davenport Mershon Award to Janet Porter, who received a Master of Science in Health Administration in 1977, at the alumni awards banquet in September. Read more about the two winners >
 

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OCT. 21

College of Public Health Seminar: "Air pollution and human health: Brief review and update," 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Speaker: Qinghua Sun, associate professor 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.

"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.

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: "Empowering equity: Understanding predictors of disease self-management in teens with chronic disease," 9-10 a.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-010. Speaker: Deena J. Chisolm, assistant professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Presented by the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. For more information, call 614-292-4685. Learn more >

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 the Division of Environmental Health Sciences. For more information, contact Emily Morris at emorris@cph.osu.edu or 614-293-4980.

NOV. 2

College of Public Health Seminar: "Bed bugs: The re-emergence of a public health pest," 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Susan C. Jones, associate professor of Entomology at The Ohio State University. Brown bag lunches are welcome. RSVP to cphevents@cph.osu.edu. Read more >

NOV. 3

2010 Research Expo: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ohio Union. The Expo celebrates innovative research at Ohio State and highlights the wide range of support services available to researchers. For more info >

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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