Nov. 16, 2010

What's News - Bomb threat closes Smith Lab; Thank a public health hero; Upcoming CPH events
Faces and Places - Student Spotlight on Amy Peters; Klein participates in debate on obesity; Bruce Casto's Retirement Party; CPH at ASPH; Two MHA alumni listed as 'leaders to know' among healthcare industry
Useful Tidbits - 2011-2012 Faculty Community Engagement Grant; Explore International Education Week events at Ohio State; Viewing of Unnatural Causes; Upcoming webinar, conference
The World We Live In - Hyper-texting teens' troubling behaviors; U.S. obesity to hit 42 percent in 2050; Flu shots can pay off big for employers
Photo Finish - Picture of Health

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Bomb threat closes Smith Lab

Ohio State University Police and local public safety officials are investigating bomb threats to four campus buildings, including Smith Laboratory. Faculty, staff and students were evacuated this morning. Classes that were to take place in Smith Laboratory today have been cancelled. Please continue to monitor www.osu.edu.

Thank a public health hero, Nov. 22

Celebrate Public Health Thank You Day, Monday Nov. 22, by sending an e-postcard to your public health heroes from the College of Public Health. Learn how >

UPCOMING CPH EVENTS
'Women and Money,' tomorrow

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. "Women and Money" will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m., tomorrow (Nov. 17) at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Learn more >

MPH student to give talk on reproductive effects of lead exposure, Thursday

Ellen Beebe, an MPH student in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, will give a presentation titled "The potential for adverse reproductive effects among workers exposed to lead in an Ohio battery manufacturing plant" from 12:30-1:18 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 18) in Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Learn more >

'A night of Public Health Etiquette,' Thursday

Join the Society of Public Health Students for a dinner presentation on professional etiquette for business meetings, interviews or other networking events. "A night of Public Health Etiquette" will be held 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 18) at the Blackwell, 2110 Tuttle Park Place. 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 >

ELT to explore YouTube and digital media creation, Friday

The next Exploring Learning Technologies community meeting is from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 19) in 143 PAES. The meeting will focus on the creation and distribution of digital media. Attendees will learn how the College of Public Health leverages flipcams and YouTube to create digital stories and communications. Wendy Pramik and Christine O'Malley will present. RSVPs encouraged to khurma.1@osu.edu.

 
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT ON AMY PETERS

Master of Public Health student Amy Peters discusses her passion for public health and her experience at the Columbus Public Health farmer's market in a video on the college's YouTube page. View it here >

Klein participates in debate on obesity

Liz Klein, assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, participated in a debate against Ted Frank of the American Enterprise Institute on the topic of "Public Health Regulation and Obesity: Should the law stop us from eating ourselves to death?" The event, which was held on Nov. 9 at the Moritz Law School, centered around the idea of whether laws, including taxes, are justified as a means to address the health problem of obesity. Klein argued in support of public health regulation, while her opponent, argued against public health regulation. Each side presented a brief 10-minute presentation for their position, followed by a 5-minute rebuttal.  Approximately 90 students and faculty attended the debate, and contributed to a lively question and answer period at the conclusion of the event. The Student Health Law Society and Student Federalist Society co-sponsored the event.

Bruce Casto's Retirement Party

Bruce Casto, senior research scientist in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, retired from the College of Public Health on Sept. 1.

The college held a retirement party for him on Nov. 5 at Biomedical Research Tower.

View more photos of the event here >

Bruce Casto and College of Public Health doctoral student Blake Warner

CPH at ASPH

The College of Public held a reception in conjunction with the Ohio Public Health Association Dinner at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in Denver on Nov. 8.

College of Public Health alumni Kristi (Fisher) Roberts (MPH 2008) and Sarah Krygowski (MPH 2008) attended the event, along with faculty, staff and students of the college.

Two MHA alumni listed as 'leaders to know' among healthcare industry

Two Master of Health Administration alumni were named among "Hospital and Healthcare Industry Leaders to Know," a list compiled by Becker's Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for hospital leaders and owners. Mark Neaman is recognized for his role as president and CEO of NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill. Joseph G. Felkner is recognized for his role as CFO of Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Read more >

 
2011-2012 Faculty Community Engagement Grant

To encourage scholarly work with an outreach emphasis, the Ohio State Area Health Education Center will offer up to five Faculty Community Engagement grants of $5,000 for exceptional proposals from Health Sciences faculty that address important community healthcare needs. The project period is Feb. 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. Click here to review the application > For more information, contact Terry Bahn at terry.bahn@osumc.edu or 292-2508.

Explore International Education Week events at Ohio State

This week marks the 10th annual celebration of International Education Week. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an opportunity to promote a broader understanding of world cultures. Ohio State joins thousands of other institutions worldwide participating in events that bring an international perspective to college campuses. International Affairs has compiled a listing of international events (http://oia.osu.edu) taking place on campus during the week.

Viewing, discussion of PBS documentary 'Unnatural Causes,' Thursday

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the College of Dentistry's Cultural Awareness Council and Canise Bean, director of the Office of Community Education for a screening and discussion of episode seven of the PBS documentary Unnatural Causes (http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/) from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 18) in Postle Hall, room 1187. The series examines the causes of socio-economic and racial inequities in health that exist throughout the U.S. A second showing is available from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Contact Whisler.32@osu.edu or 247-8064.

UPCOMING WEBINAR, CONFERENCE
Public Health Leadership for Violence Prevention Webinar, tomorrow

The first installment of webinar series addressing family violence will be held from 2-3:30 tomorrow (Nov. 17). The series will emphasize violence prevention and its relationship to other public health issues. The webinar is made possible through a partnership between the American Public Health Association, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Association of County and City Health Officials and Safe States Alliance. To register for this webinar, click here.

'Super Sized World: The Global Obesity Epidemic,' Dec. 9

The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host "Super Sized World: The Global Obesity Epidemic" at NYAS' conference center in New York City on Dec. 9. This half-day conference will convene leading obesity researchers to explore the latest science and policy initiatives for this health crisis both globally, and in the United States. For more information >

 

Hyper-texting teens' troubling behaviors

Research reported at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association suggests that teens' excessive text-messaging is linked to their increased risk of tobacco, drug and alcohol use, fighting and having sex. (Reported by The Washington Post.) Read more >

U.S. obesity to hit 42 percent in 2050, experts say

Researchers at Harvard University are predicting that the worst obesity rates in the United States are yet to come. (Reported by The Huffington Post.) Read more >

Flu shots can pay off big for employers

Vaccinating employees against flu can save companies money. (Reported by The Los Angeles Times.) Read more >

 

PICTURE OF HEALTH -- Paula Song, assistant professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, and Julie Robbins, doctoral student in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, ran in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 7. They were among 45,000 runners to take on the course through the city's five boroughs. The race was viewed by 2 million spectators.

Song and Robbins trained together during the summer and even ran long distances while they attended the Academy of Management annual meeting in Montreal in August. The race marked Robbins third time running the New York City Marathon and her tenth marathon. She finished in 4 hours and 2 minutes. Robbins also completed the Half Ironman this past summer. MHA student Chris Baranek also ran this triathlon.

It was Song's first time running the New York race and her fifth marathon. Song finished in 3 hours and 48 minutes. "It was a great race," Song said. "It was a tough course, the weather was perfect and the crowds were awesome."

Robbins says she plans to do it again in 2020.

 

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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 >

College of Public Health Seminar: "The potential for adverse reproductive effects among workers exposed to lead in an Ohio battery manufacturing plant," 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: MPH student Ellen Beebe. Presented by the Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Learn more >

NOV. 29

OSU Center for Global Health Seminar: "The future of HIV prevention in Africa: Is acute HIV infection important?" 4 p.m., Jennings Hall, room 0001 (auditorium). Speaker: William C. Miller, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health. For more information, contact Abigail Norris Turner at ant@osumc.edu.

 
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