Dec. 21, 2010

What's News - Year in pictures; 2010 Ohio State research highlights; Wanted: 2010 faculty publication information; TT on holiday
Faces and Places - Student Spotlight on Sophia Dailey
Useful Tidbits - Earn up to $125 through YP4H Incentive Program; 2010 Online W-2 Wage and Earnings Statement; Upcoming conference
The World We Live In - Ohio, Ky. score high on emergency readiness; Walgreens, U.S. join to offer flu shot vouchers to uninsured; Harvard health expert Paul Farmer named university professor, highest rank
Photo Finish - Happy Holidays!

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Year in pictures

The college welcomed 150 new students at orientation in September. Our students came to Ohio State from all over the world with diverse undergrad majors from dance to journalism to interior design.

Faculty, staff and students volunteered at the Columbus Public Health Farmers' Market, which served more than 7,000 customers in a downtown area lacking access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Faculty and staff gathered at the Faculty Club for the annual holiday luncheon, including Assistant Professor Song Liang, who is featured in this year's Annual Report for his water-related research.

Senior Research Scientist Bruce Casto received the 2010 Employee of the Year Award in August and announced his retirement from the College of Public Health in September.

The college held its sixth annual Champions of Public Health Awards in October at the Ohio Union. Next year's event will correspond with the reopening of a renovated Cunz Hall.

The Cunz Hall construction project made tremendous progress in 2010, including the addition of two external staircases and the installation of new windows. The building is planned to open next fall.

Many in the college, including members of the Center for Public Health Practice and the Office of Academic Programs, attended university retreats, designed to get employees thinking about their own habits and behaviors and working more effectively as a team.

The College of Public Health Alumni Society and the Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society celebrated Reunion Weekend by joining alumni from the College of Optometry for a tailgate before an Ohio State game in September.

View more photos from 2010 here >
2010 Ohio State research highlights

Read about some of The Ohio State University’s top 2010 research stories, including College of Public Health research on water quality, here >

Wanted: 2010 faculty publication information

The College of Public Health's communications office is compiling a list of our faculty's 2010 publications for the next issue of the college's Public Health Impact Research Magazine. Please submit citations of your 2010 publication information to Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at by Jan. 11 to be included in the magazine. (Please submit only information for publications that have been published, not "in press" or "submitted" items.)

TT on holiday

There will be no Tuesday Times on Dec. 28. The e-newsletter will resume its regular schedule on Jan. 4, 2011.


College of Public Health student Sophia Dailey discusses her practicum in Ethiopia and shares her passion for Veterinary Public Health. Watch a video on the college's YouTube page >

View a listing of all our 2010 Student Spotlights here >

Earn up to $125 through YP4H Incentive Program

Faculty and staff can earn an additional $125 by participating in the Your Plan for Health Incentive Program, and tracking their health and wellness activities. Incentive points must be entered on or before Dec. 31. The last payout of the 2010 Incentive Program will occur in January 2011 (last paycheck for biweekly pay). Faculty/staff completing their Personal Health Assessment for the first time must allow up to two weeks for the system to recognize their PHA completion prior to tracking incentive points. After logging in at, click on "Current Incentives."

2010 Online W-2 Wage and Earnings Statement
If you are not currently enrolled to receive your W-2 information online, you have until Jan. 11 to sign up for the electronic delivery of your 2010 W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. The W-2 statement will be posted on a secure web site in late January for immediate use. An e-mail notification with retrieval instructions will be sent when the W-2 is available. If you sign up for this online option, you will not receive a copy of your W-2 statement in the mail. If you have previously enrolled to receive your W-2 information online, you do not need to enroll again. Instructions are online here > Questions? Contact Payroll Services at or (614) 292-2311.
Academy Health's National Health Policy Conference, Feb. 7-8

Academy Health will hold its 11th annual National Health Policy Conference Feb. 7-8 in Washington, DC. For more information and to register, visit


Ohio, Ky. score high on emergency readiness

Kentucky and Ohio each scored 9 out of 10 on a new report ranking states' readiness for responding to public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks. (Reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer.) Read more >

Walgreens, U.S. join to offer flu shot vouchers to uninsured

Partnership makes shots available at public health agencies in multiple cities and at pharmacies. (Reported by the Chicago Tribune.) Read more >

Harvard health expert Paul Farmer named university professor, highest rank

Harvard University promoted Paul Farmer, the anthropologist and public-health authority, to the highest faculty rank, providing him freedom to cross boundaries between academic specialties. (Reported by Bloomberg.) Read more >



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

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DEC. 23
The Ohio State University closed in observance of President's Day.
DEC. 24
The Ohio State University closed in observance of Christmas.
DEC. 31
The Ohio State University closed in observance of New Year's Day.
JAN. 3

Winter quarter classes begin at The Ohio State University.

JAN. 10

Ohio State Medical Center Seminar: "10 Key Elements in the Health Care Law and How You Can Stay Engaged," 4 p.m., Meiling Hall, Room 112. Reception to follow at 5 p.m. Speaker: Michael Maves, vice president and CEO of American Medical Association and 1973 graduate of the Ohio State College of Medicine. Presented by Medical Center Alumni Affairs and the Ohio State University Chapter of the American Medical Association. Register online at or e-mail Learn more >

JAN. 11

CPH Alumni Society and HSMP Alumni Society volunteer day at Mid Ohio Foodbank: 5:30-8 p.m., Mid Ohio Foodbank, 3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City. Join College of Public Health alumni, faculty, staff and students for an afternoon of inspecting outdated items donated to the food bank. For more information and to RSVP >

JAN. 17

The Ohio State University closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day

FEB. 22

OSU Men's Basketball and Pizza Social: The College of Public Health Alumni Society and the Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society invite faculty, staff, students and alumni to an Ohio State basketball game and pizza social. Evening begins at 5:30 p.m. for pizza at the Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd., and continues at Jerome Schottenstein Center for a viewing of a basketball matchup between Ohio State and the University of Illinois at 7 p.m. For more information >

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