Jan. 11, 2011

What's News - Mid Ohio Foodbank volunteer event cancelled; High school students explore public health; Do you use technology to teach your students public health?; Upcoming CPH events
Faces and Places - Lab rehab; PRC welcomes new program manager; CPHP welcomes instructional development specialist to its team; Sun's research assistant invited to present at annual toxicology meeting in DC; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - University to survey faculty, staff; Data-entry assistance to faculty using OSU:Pro; CCTS sponsors 'Tools of the Trade' event; University Staff Advisory Committee accepting applications; Upcoming national events
The World We Live In - Major funders to share study data for public health; Food safety law makes history; Prohibition: The wrong way to improve child nutrition
Photo Finish - 'Brutus Encounter'

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Mid Ohio Foodbank volunteer event cancelled
Due to the inclement weather and poor road conditions, the Mid Ohio Foodbank volunteer event has been CANCELLED for this evening, Tues, Jan. 11. Watch your e-mail for information about rescheduling. Thanks to those who planned on volunteering. Contact Lexi Killoren at lkilloren@cph.osu.edu or 614-293-8264 with questions.

High school students explore public health

The College of Public Health is collaborating with the colleges of Nursing, Dentistry, Optometry and the School of Allied Health Professions to offer monthly information sessions to high-school students about the health-sciences programs offered at Ohio State.

On Jan. 4, the Office of Academic Programs welcomed 20 students from Columbus-area high schools as part of the university's Explorers Program. The students received an overview of the College of Public Health's academic programs from Randi Love, clinical associate professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, and played a computer game that simulated a disease outbreak. Pictured above is Master of Public Health student Erica Fowler helping one of the high-school students with the computer program.

Students also learned the proper way to cough and sneeze into their arms by watching a video at www.coughsafe.com.

Do you use technology to teach your students public health?

Faculty: Do you use a method of innovative technology to teach your students about public health? If so, Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik would be interested in recording you on video using this technology in action. Please e-mail your ideas to her at wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

UPCOMING CPH EVENTS
University of Michigan PhD student to give HSMP seminar, Jan. 13

Brian Hilligoss, a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, will give a talk, titled "More than Information Transfer: Patient Handoffs as Multifunctional, Situated, Organizational Routines," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Smith Labs, room 3006. The seminar is presented by the Division of Health Services Management and Policy. For more information, e-mail Pam Thompson at pthompson@cph.osu.edu. Learn more >

GLBT World Cafe, Jan. 25

The College of Public Health Diversity Enhancement Committee is partnering with the Ohio State GLBT Alumni Society and the Ohio State Multicultural Center to host a GLBT World Cafe for faculty, staff, students and alumni from 3-6 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd. Learn more >

Alumni societies invite faculty, staff to OSU basketball, pizza social, Feb. 22

The College of Public Health and the Health Services Management and Policy alumni societies invite faculty, staff, students and alumni to an Ohio State basketball game and pizza social on Feb. 22. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. for pizza at the Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd., and continues at the Jerome Schottenstein Center for a viewing of a basketball matchup between Ohio State and the University of Illinois at 7 p.m. Tickets are limited. For more information >

Opportunities Fair, Feb. 25

The College of Public Health will hold its 18th annual Opportunities Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room. The event provides public-health students an opportunity to collect information about available practicums, research projects and post-graduate positions. The Opportunities Fair also is a great forum for public-health organizations and business to inform Ohio State students about their volunteer and paid positions. There is no cost to attend or to host a booth. Organizations can register online here. Students should RSVP to pecs@cph.osu.edu.

NEW GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Eric Seiber, assistant professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, received an award from the Foundation for Child Development for a study titled "New immigration destination states: Is it harder for eligible immigrant children to enroll in Medicaid?"

 
Lab rehab

Here's a sneak peek into the new lab space on the fourth floor of Cunz Hall. The space will be partitioned into 11 labs, each measuring from 450 to 500 square feet, and modeled after the labs in the Biomedical Research Tower. The windows overlook the Recreation and Physical Activity Center and the Ohio Stadium. See more recent photos of Cunz Hall here >

Read Renee's latest blog entry to learn more about the progress that's been made on Cunz Hall in 2010.

PRC welcomes new program manager

Tammy Derden joined the College of Public Health on Jan. 3 as a program manager in the Prevention Research Center. Derden will work with Phyllis Pirie and Carol Smathers on the center's pilot project, which addresses childhood obesity in Columbus' south-side neighborhoods. Prior to joining the Ohio State, Derden worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital as a program coordinator for the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition. She has a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University and a Bachelor of Community Health Education from Ohio State.

Welcome, Tammy!

Tammy Derden

CPHP welcomes instructional development specialist to its team

Anand Khurma joined the College of Public Health on Jan. 3 as an instructional development specialist in the Center for Public Health Practice, where he will enhance the center's online training programs. Prior to joining the college, Khurma worked in the College of Pharmacy as its manager of instructional design and educational technology for seven years. Khurma has a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Film Studies.

Welcome, Anand!

Anand Khurma

Sun's research assistant invited to present at annual toxicology meeting in DC

Kevin Tzan, a student research assistant in Qinghua Sun's lab, has been invited to participate in a poster presentation at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, March 6-10 in Washington, D.C. Tzan, an undergraduate studying biology, will present his abstract titled "Effects of Particulate Air Pollution During Beijing Olympic Games in a Mouse Model."

MEDIA MENTIONS

Timothy Buckley, associate professor and chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was a featured expert in an article, titled "Sweeping changes: Latest vacuum cleaners address performance, noise, weight and environmental demands, that published in the Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 10. Read more >

 
University to survey faculty, staff

The Office of Human Resources will deploy a university-wide faculty-staff survey Jan. 25 through Feb. 12. To set a baseline, faculty and staff surveys were conducted in 2008. The 2011 survey attempts to measure changes to help inform talent management efforts and strategic planning. The survey will be confidential. Each faculty and staff member will have a unique identifier that connects responses to personal demographic information; this reduces the length of the survey, and results in more complete, accurate data. Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) will own the data, and will provide aggregate results, not identifiable responses. It is important that personalized e-mails aren’t forwarded/shared with others. For more information >

Data-entry assistance to faculty using OSU:Pro

Academic Affairs reminds tenure-track faculty coming up for fourth- and sixth-year review that they are now required to use the new online tool, OSU:Pro, to create their dossiers. OAA is partnering with University Libraries and the OSU:pro team to provide data entry assistance to faculty preparing for these reviews. To reserve your spot, click on the "Contact Us" button at https://pro.osu.edu or contact expertise@osumc.edu and send a scan or digital copy of your existing dossier or CV. Dossiers will be accepted throughout the 2010-11 academic year. For more information, contact John Votino at 247-1893.

CCTS sponsors 'Tools of the Trade' event, Feb. 22

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science will present “Tools of the Trade,” a daylong event for early investigators who need the tools and resources to get their research up and running, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Ohio Union Cartoon Room. The event is free and open to investigators from all disciplines across campus. Learn more > Register here >

University Staff Advisory Committee accepting applications

The University Staff Advisory Committee is now accepting applications for the July 2011-June 2014 term. USAC's mission is to provide a forum through which university staff can raise, discuss and make recommendation on university issues. Information sessions for staff interested in applying will be held 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in 425 Gateway Building. The application deadline is Feb. 11. For more information, contact Krystyne Savarese at savarese.6@osu.edu or 247-4664. Read more >

UPCOMING NATIONAL EVENTS
'Health Information National Trends Survey: Data to Reality,' Jan. 18

The National Cancer Institute is hosting a cyber-seminar on "Health Information National Trends Survey: Moving Data to Reality" from 2-3 p.m. on Jan. 18 from 2-3 p.m. Participants will engage in a discussion of how cancer control practitioners can best use survey information to guide and evaluate evidence-based programs at the local level. Click here, to register.

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 www.academyhealth.org/nhpc.

American PsychoPathological Association Meeting, March 3-5

The American PsychoPathological Association will gather for its 101st annual meeting, March 3-5 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The theme of the meeting is “Trauma, Psychopathology, and Violence: Causes, Consequences, or Correlates?” Register at www.appassn.org. Learn more >

 

Major funders to share study data for public health

In a joint statement, 17 major health research funders from around the world pledged to work together to support "timely and responsible" sharing of data gathered during studies on health. (Reported by Reuters.) Read more >

Food safety law makes history

President Obama made history last week when he signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law. This historic event establishes the first major reform of food oversight at the Food and Drug Administration since 1938. (Reported by The Huffington Post.) Read more >

Prohibition: The wrong way to improve child nutrition

Well-intended legislation has not considered how market forces might affect the intended outcomes. (Reported by the Atlantic.) Read more >

 

BRUTUS ENCOUNTER -- Phil Harrop, a PhD student in Health Services Management and Policy and graduate research associate in the Comprehensive Cancer Center, attended an Ohio State men's basketball game with his older sister, Dara, in December. The two also got the opportunity to meet Brutus Buckeye.

 

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JAN. 13

College of Public Health Seminar: "More than Information Transfer: Patient Handoffs as Multifunctional, Situated, Organizational Routines," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Smith Labs, room 3006. Speaker: Brian Hilligoss, doctoral candidate, University of Michigan. Presented by the Division of Health Services Management and Policy. For more information, e-mail Pam Thompson at pthompson@cph.osu.edu. Learn more >

JAN. 17

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

JAN. 25

College of Public Health Seminar: "E-waste: With Toxicants for Next Generation?" 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Aimin Chen, MD, PhD, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati. Learn more >

GLBT World Cafe: The College of Public Health Diversity Enhancement Committee is partnering with the Ohio State GLBT Alumni Society and the Ohio State Multicultural Center to host a GLBT World Cafe for faculty, staff, students and alumni from 3-6 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd. Learn more >

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 >

FEB. 25

18th annual Opportunities Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room, 1739 N. High St. The event provides public-health students an opportunity to collect information about available practicums, research projects and post-graduate positions. To attend, e-mail pecs@cph.osu.edu.

 
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