Nov. 23, 2010

What's News - MHA alumni rally behind scholarship honoring William Cleverley; New EHS fund honors research scientist Bruce Casto; Annual Holiday Luncheon; New grants and contracts; Bucks for Charity update
Faces and Places - Shipp appointed president-elect of American Public Health Association; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Buckeye Alert emergency notification plan; SOLAR Fund Undergraduate Research Awards; John Herrick Drive extension to open; Environmental Health and Safety fall newsletter; AAAS seeks proposals for Summer Enrichment Program; Introduction to OSU IRB Procedures and Resources; Health care reform topic of YP4H class
The World We Live In - Health group urges restrictions on flavored cigarettes; McDonald's, KFC, and Pepsi to Draft UK Health Policy; Study links smoking during pregnancy to kids' criminal activities
Photo Finish - Fly-by Flu Shot

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MHA alumni rally behind scholarship honoring William Cleverley

Janet and Steve Smith (left) with Bill and Linda Cleverley (right) at the HSMP Alumni Society annual banquet in October.

When College of Public Health alumnus Steve Smith learned about a new scholarship honoring his past academic advisor, he jumped on board to lead the fundraising campaign.

The Cleverley Scholarship for health administration students is named after Professor Emeritus William Cleverley, who taught health administration finance at Ohio State from 1973 to 2001.

“He had a great impact on my career," said Smith of Cleverley. "And his national reputation really helped put our program on the map. I can't think of a better person to name this scholarship after."

So far, $260,000 has been pledged to the fund. The goal is to raise $1 million by 2013. Read more >

New EHS fund honors research scientist Bruce Casto

A scholarship has been created in honor of retiring research scientist Bruce Casto. The Bruce Casto Educational Support Fund in Environmental Health Sciences will provide tuition assistance for graduate students and support student travel to environmental health related conferences and educational opportunities.

Casto, who has studied environmental health issues for more than 40 years, is considered a leader in the field of genetic toxicology.

Individual and organization donors will be recognized for their contributions by the OSU Foundation and all gifts are tax deductable.

To donate, click here. For more information, contact Lexi Killoren at or (614) 293-8264.

Read more and watch a video featuring Casto here >

Bruce Casto


Annual Holiday Luncheon, Dec. 3

Faculty and staff are cordially invited to the College of Public Health Annual Holiday Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Dec. 3, at the Ohio State University Faculty Club, 181 S. Oval Dr. The lunch buffet will feature meat and vegetarian options. RSVP to Susan Price at by Nov. 29.


Michael Bisesi, associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, received a grant from the Union County Health Department for a study titled "Strategic planning for Ohio statewide childhood injury prevention."

Thomas Wickizer, professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, received a grant from the School Employees Health Care Board for a study titled "Annual health status study," which includes College of Public Health co-investigators Allard Dembe and Cynthia Sieck.

Thomas Wickizer also received a grant from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's for a study titled "Access to psychiatric services for children" which includes College of Public Health co-investigators Allard Dembe, Jamie Partridge, and Kenneth Steinman.

Bucks for Charity update

Congratulations CPH Faculty and Staff! We are at 93 percent of our Bucks for Charity goal with 3 weeks remaining. Collectively, we have pledged $12,030. If you still haven’t participated, consider a one-time gift or pledge. Click here to find a charity that fits with your interests. Donor pledge cards may be returned to Lexi or Renee. Questions? Contact Lexi at 293-8264 or or Renee at 293-8444 or


Shipp appointed president-elect of American Public Health Association

Melvin Shipp, dean of the College of Optometry, was named president-elect of the American Public Health Association at the association's annual meeting. Shipp has been an active APHA member for more than 25 years. Read more:


Melvin Shipp


Timothy Buckley, associate professor and chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was featured in an article titled "UV light helps vacuums reduce carpet microbes" that appeared in the Nov. 18 issue of onCampus. Read more >

Sign up for Buckeye Alert emergency notification plan

Ohio State offers a number of ways to communicate with faculty, staff, students and parents in the event of an urgent situation, including a text-message alert system. Faculty and staff are encouraged to register their cell phone numbers with the OSU Department of Public Safety. Register at

Dec. 1 deadline for SOLAR Fund Undergraduate Research Awards

Please encourage qualified undergraduate students who are conducting research in the fields of epidemiology, virology, HIV and AIDS education, and other infections of the blood and related subjects, to apply for one of two $1,000 undergraduate research awards that have been established by the SOLAR fund. The deadline is Dec. 1 and application forms are available here >

John Herrick Drive extension to open; 12th Avenue to close

The John Herrick Drive Extension will open to vehicular traffic on Nov. 29. This new road will run parallel to 12th Avenue, connecting Cannon Drive to Neil Avenue, just north of the row of university and research buildings along 12th. The extension will serve as the main thoroughfare for this area of the Medical Center once 12th Avenue closes to thru traffic on Dec. 6 for ProjectONE utility work. Patients and visitors needing access to the 12th Avenue Garage should use Neil Avenue to 12th Avenue. The 12th Avenue closure will remain in place through approximately March 2012. Read more >

Environmental Health and Safety fall newsletter available online

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety Fall 2010 quarterly newsletter is now available online. Also, please take a quick survey regarding the quarterly newsletter. For questions or comments, contact OEHS at 292-1284 or e-mail

AAAS seeks proposals for Summer Enrichment Program

The Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center is requesting proposals from faculty and advanced doctoral students for its 2011 Summer Enrichment Program for rising ninth and 10th graders. Preference will be given to proposals with a theme in African and African American culture, history or politics. The dates for the camp are June 13-17, 2011. Deadline for proposals is Dec. 5. For more information >

Introduction to OSU IRB Procedures and Resources

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop on OSU Institutional Review Board procedures and resources from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Prior Health Sciences Library, room 240. The workshop will focus on available resources, ways to avoid common submission problems, and tips for most efficiently navigating the review process. Register here >

Health care reform topic of YP4H class, Nov. 30

Your Plan for Health invites benefits-eligible faculty and staff to gain perspectives on health care reform by a panel of Ohio State experts from noon-1 p.m. Nov. 30 in James 518A. The panel will provide insight into the current state of health care reform and answer your questions. YP4H Educational Programs are free but registration is required. Register online here or call 292-1894. Attending this class can earn you points in the YP4H Faculty and Staff Incentive Program.


Health group urges restrictions on flavored cigarettes

In a major blow to the tobacco industry, public health officials from around the world agreed to recommend restricting or banning flavor additives that make cigarettes more attractive to new smokers. (Reported by The Washington Post.) Read more >

McDonald's, KFC, and Pepsi to Draft UK Health Policy

UK Department of Health has invited companies such as McDonald's, KFC, PepsiCo, Kellogg's, Unilever, Mars, and Diageo to form "food networks" to write policies to address public health problems such as obesity, alcohol, and diet-related disease. (Reported by the Atlantic.) Read more >

Study links smoking during pregnancy to kids' criminal activities

Public health researchers found that people whose moms smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day during those crucial nine months were 31percent more likely to have been arrested than those whose moms didn't smoke at all during pregnancy. (Reported by The Los Angeles Times.) Read more >


FLY-BY FLU SHOTS -- Lexi Killoren took this photo of a kiosk in the Denver International Airport, where nurses there were offering flu shots to travelers. Killoren was visiting the area for the American Public Health Association's annual meeting.

Read an article about airport flu shots that recently appeared it USAToday here >


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NOV. 25

The Ohio State University will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

NOV. 26
The Ohio State University will be closed in observance of Columbus Day.
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

DEC. 1

Taubes Presentation to Probe Medical Myths: 10-11:30 a.m., Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, Room 165. Speaker: Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease, will discuss common myths in medicine, including the correlation between cholesterol and heart disease and exercise and weight loss. This event, which is sponsored by the Center for Personalized Health Care, is open to all Ohio State employees. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by Nov. 29 to Gina Dudzik at

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