January 17, 2012

What's News - Opportunities Fair Feb. 10; Ohio State researchers uncover hidden causes of obesity
Faces and Places - Optometry dean joins CPH faculty; Schweikhart named AUPHA chair-elect; Study links mother-toddler relationship to teen obesity; Foraker to present OSU James Seminar; Student Spotlight video on Kristen Mallory; Media mentions; Grants and contracts
Useful Tidbits - Transforming Race Conference 2012; Grants available to support Outreach and Engagement work
Photo Finish - Dr. Dembe visits University of Haifa in Israel

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Opportunities Fair will be held Feb. 10, 2012

The College of Public Health will hold its 19th annual Opportunities Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC), 337 W. 17th Avenue. The event will be held in meeting rooms 1-3.

The event provides public-health students an opportunity to collect information about available practicums, research projects, volunteer opportunities, and post-graduate positions.

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Ohio State researchers uncover hidden causes of obesity

Sarah Anderson's research on parent-toddler relationships is highlighted in a Ohio State Research Communications article, "Tackling Obesity" that explains several other factors that can lead to obesity besises poor diet and exercise habits.

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Optometry dean joins CPH faculty

Melvin Shipp, OD, DrPH, dean of The Ohio State University College of Optometry, has recently joined the College of Public Health Division of Health Services Management and Policy as a joint professor.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Shipp into the Division of Health Services Management and Policy. He has a long standing interest in health policy and the tremendous potential to influence public health policy nationally and internationally,” said Allard Dembe, ScD, chair, Division of Health Services Management and Policy.

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Schweikhart named AUPHA chair-elect

Sharon Schweikhart, PhD, MBA, associate professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy (HSMP), was selected to become chair-elect of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Schweikhart was elected to the position of chair-elect by the AUPHA membership at the annual business meeting and will begin her one-year term in June 2012.

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Study links mother-toddler relationship to teen obesity

The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study suggests.

Sarah Anderson, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Epidemiology, was the lead author of the study.

Researchers analyzed national data detailing relationship characteristics between mothers and their children during their toddler years. The lower the quality of the relationship in terms of the child’s emotional security and the mother’s sensitivity, the higher the risk that a child would be obese at age 15 years, according to the analysis.

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Foraker to present an OSU James Cancer Control Program Seminar

Randi Foraker, PhD, assistant professor of Epidemiology and Cardiology in the Division of Epidemiology, will present a seminar titled "Cardiovascular risk among long-term cancer survivors," on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in room 518 of the James Cancer Hospital.

Student Spotlight video on Kristen Mallory

Master of Public Health student Kristen Mallory discusses her passion for global health and her practicum in Guatemala.

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Research by Sarah Anderson, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology, was featured in an article titled “Study: Bad Relationship With Mom May Lead to Weight Gain,” published in TIME on Dec. 27, 2011.

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Cynthia Sieck, PhD, research specialist in the Center of HOPES, received an award from Access Health for a study titled “Evaluation of health outcomes from the Access Health program."

Ann McAlearney,ScD, associate professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, received an award from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine for a study titled “Racial disparities in the quality of prostate cancer care."



Transforming Race Conference 2012: Visions of Change

The Kirwan Institute will host its biennial Transforming Race conference March 15-17, 2012 at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square.

This year's theme is "Visions of Change." At this conference, speakers such as Ohio State professor and NAACP Image Award winner Michelle Alexander, senior fellow at the Center For American Progress, Van Jones, and many others will dialogue and attempt to answer the questions: What would a generation or two of racial progress look like? What seeds of change are in place right now? How do we get from here to there?

Discover strategies and tools that will aid in your advocacy today and in the future. Choose from sessions focused on race in education, criminal justice, philanthropy, even science and biotechnology. Also, network with many racial justice advocates, educators, and leaders from Columbus and across the nation.

OSU students, professors and staff are invited to experience the Transforming Race Conference.  

The deadline for early-bird registration is February 15th.

Register to attend and view the agenda.

(Submitted by Ohio State's Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity)

Grants Available to Support Outreach and Engagement Work

Requests for proposals (RFPs) are now available for grants to support outreach and engagement partnership. The 2012 Engagement Impact Grants (up to $75,000 over a two-year period) aim to establish and/or expand innovative, creative, scholarly outreach and engagement initiatives that can have a substantial impact within the university and community.  The submission deadline is March 9.  Visit http://go.osu.edu/oeimpact to access the RFP and more information. Contact: outreach@osu.edu.      

(Submitted by the Office of Outreach and Engagement)


Dembe visits University of Haifa in Israel

Allard Dembe, ScD, Chair, Division of Health Services Management and Policy, recently visited the University of Haifa in Israel. During his visit, he met with senior administrators and faculty from the University of Haifa to discuss potential collaborative programs.

Dr. Dembe had discussions with (from left) Dr. Shai Linn, dean of the faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences; Dr. David Faraggi, rector (i.e, provost), of the University of Haifa; and professor Hanan Alexander, head of International Programs and director of Jewish Education at the University of Haifa.

While visiting, Dr. Dembe also met with professor Manfred Green, head of the School of Public Health at the University of Haifa and professor Orna Baron-Epel, head of the Health Promotion Program at the Haifa School of Public Health, as well as other faculty and government public health officials.

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JAN. 18
Executive Committee meeting, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., 255 Cunz Hall
JAN. 19
HSMP Faculty Meeting, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
JAN. 20
Student Leadership Practices Inventory Workshop, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., RPAC
JAN. 20

Seminar: "HIV/AIDS prevention by dissemination of an evidence-based program for global health" by Xinguang "Jim" Chen, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 180 Cunz Hall

JAN. 23

Seminar: "Social context in behavior change" by Benjamin C. Amick, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., 140 Cunz Hall

JAN. 27
Graduate Studies Committee meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Dean's conference room

FEB. 10

19th Annual CPH Opportunities Fair, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., RPAC meeting rooms 1-3
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