Nov. 9, 2010

What's News - UV light nearly doubles vacuum's effectiveness in reducing carpet microbes; HSMP Alumni Society to host women's leadership webinar; 2010-11 CPH Student Handbook now online
Faces and Places - 'Bridges Out of Poverty' presentation packs room; MPH alumnus earns 'Best Basic Science Research Presentation'
Useful Tidbits - UCAT Course Design Institute; Upcoming Webinar
The World We Live In - Ohio should make mental health a priority; San Fran bans the Happy Meal; Diabetes and obesity rates in UK on the rise
Photo Finish - 'Cleaning up nicely'

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UV light nearly doubles vacuum's effectiveness in reducing carpet microbes

Timothy Buckley, associate professor and chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, is the senior author of a study that suggests the addition of ultraviolet light to the brushing and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the removal of potentially infectious microorganisms from a carpet's surface when compared to vacuuming alone.

Buckley's findings suggest that incorporating the germicidal properties of UV light into vacuuming might have promise in reducing allergens and pathogens from carpets, as well.

The research appears online in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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Timothy Buckley

HSMP Alumni Society to host women's leadership webinar, Nov. 16

The Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society is hosting a webinar on how women can overcome barriers and become more effective leaders from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 16. The webinar, titled "Influence Skills: The Ability to Change Hearts, Minds and Behavior," part No. 2 in a two-part series. Learn more >

2010-11 CPH Student Handbook now online

The College of Public Health's updated student handbook is now online. View the 2010-11 edition here >

 
'Bridges Out of Poverty' presentation packs room

About 40 people attended Lou Seipel's presentation "Bridges Out of Poverty" on Nov. 4.

Seipel is vice president of community relations for CPO Impact, a housing company for low-income families in Columbus.

The lunchtime presentation was hosted by the College of Public Health Alumni Society.

You can read more about Seipel in the 2010 Annual Report, which is now available online >

MPH alumnus earns 'Best Basic Science Research Presentation'

Blake Warner, who received a Master of Public Health in 2007, was the winner of the "Best Basic Science Research Presentation" at the Hinman Student Research Symposium, held in Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 29-31. The symposium was sponsored by the Hinman Dental Society. Warner, who is a dental student in the College of Dentistry and a doctoral student in the College of Public Health, presented research that he worked on with Christopher Weghorst, professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Warner's presentation, titled "LBR negativity modulated BIRC5/Survivin in human oral cancers," builds upon previous research that suggests the consumption of diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of developing cancer of the head and neck. "This data adds to the body of evidence that whole foods, such as black raspberries, may be able to modify the risk of developing cancer," Warner said.

 
UCAT Course Design Institute starts Jan. 14

The University Center for the Advancement of Teaching is offering another Course Design Institute during winter quarter. This five-part institute meets from noon-3 p.m. every Friday starting Jan. 14, 2011. It is designed to provide you with the tools, the time, and the collegial support to design or redesign any course, whether you are converting a course for semesters or just want a change of pace for your students. Space is limited. Contact ucat@osu.edu to register.

UPCOMING WEBINAR
NBPHE Webinar: CPH Study Tips and Tricks, Nov. 11

Join the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) for a free webinar at 12:30 p.m. (Eastern) on Nov. 11 to help candidates prepare for the 2011 Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam. NBPHE staff will outline the exam format and free study resources. CPH professionals will share their advice for taking the exam and what they learned from the CPH experience. Questions about the upcoming exam in 2011 are welcome. To register for the webinar >

 

Ohio should make mental health a priority

Mental health checkups should be provided for all children in Ohio. (Reported by the Chillicothe Gazette.) Read more >

San Fran bans the Happy Meal

The city of San Francisco passed a law that prevents fast-food companies from including toys with meals that don't meet some reasonable nutrition standards related to calories, fat, sugar and salt. (Reported by the Huffington Post.) Read more >

Diabetes and obesity rates in UK on the rise, warns charity

The number of people with diabetes in the United Kingdom has risen by around 5 percent in the past year, says a health charity. (Reported by the BBC.) Read more >

 

CLEANING UP NICELY -- Much progress is being made at the Cunz Hall construction site. Workers recently erected the south-side staircase and sandblasted the building's exterior, revealing a more vibrant finish. New windows also are being installed this week. View more photos >

 

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NOV. 12

Reception for Soledad Fernandez and Qinghua Sun: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium, 452 W. 10th Ave. Reception honoring two College of Public Health faculty members who were recently promoted to associate professors. Each will give a brief presentation about their research. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Kristy Arter at karter@cph.osu.edu.

Department of Food Science and Technology Seminar: "Economic Costs of Foodborne Illnesses," noon-1 p.m., Parker Food Science Building, room 118. Speaker: Robert Scharff, assistant professor, Department of Consumer Sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology. There will be a catered lunch from Potbelly for seminar attendees.

NOV. 16

Webinar: "Influence Skills: The Ability to Change Hearts, Minds and Behavior," noon to 1:15 p.m. Learn how women can overcome barriers and become more effective leaders. Hosted by the HSMP Alumni and presented by Rebecca Schmale and Jim Svagerko. Learn more >

NOV. 17

Women and Money: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Join women from the College of Public Health Alumni Society’s executive board for a free program designed to give you the tools you need to make smart money decisions. Learn more >

NOV. 18

A Night of Public Health Etiquette: 6:30-8 p.m., the Blackwell, 2110 Tuttle Park Place. Join the Society of Public Health Students for a dinner presentation on professional etiquette for business meetings, interviews or other networking events. This event is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College of Public Health. Questions? Contact Dawn Williams at dawilliams@cph.osu.edu. For more information and to register >

 
 
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