Jan. 18, 2011

What's News - Admirers from afar; Upcoming CPH events
Faces and Places - Alumni Spotlight on Kelly Haines
Useful Tidbits - Workshop on roles, responsibilities of being a PI at Ohio State; Dentistry to show PBS documentary 'In Sickness and in Wealth'; Culture shaping retreats open to all university faculty, staff; CEd offers new online degrees in 'green' construction; Upcoming national events
The World We Live In - Hand-washing, other initiatives add up to big savings for hospitals; Will digital technology reduce gap in health between rich and poor?; EPA will recommend lower fluoride levels in water supply
Photo Finish - 'Snow-hio State'

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Admirers from afar

Renee Watts' latest blog details a visit to Cunz Hall by Chunlei Chen, vice general manager of China Jiangsu Construction, and his family. Chen's son, Yubo Chen, is a student at the Knowlton School of Architecture. His parents recently came to visit him on campus from China. "I am really glad that we have a project like Cunz Hall to show to my friends coming from far away," said Bo Zhang, senior engineer of the Cunz Hall project and schoolmate of Chunlei Chen. Read more here >

UPCOMING CPH EVENTS
CPH seminar on effects electronic waste, Jan. 25

The College of Public Health welcomes Aimin Chen of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Environmental Health for a seminar titled "E-waste: With Toxicants for Next Generation?" from 12:30-1:18 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. “Toxicants in e-waste may be harmful to vulnerable populations including pregnant woman and young children,” Chen said. 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 >

MHA alumni, student networking and social event, Jan. 27

The Association of Future Healthcare Executives will hold an MHA alumni and student networking and social event at 5 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Bernard’s Tavern, 630 N. High St., in the Short North. This casual event will allow an opportunity for current students to learn from local College of Public Health alumni. For more information, contact Vicki Shumulinsky, MHA student and social events chair of AFHE at (440) 533-5033.

CPH staff ‘Town Hall Meeting,’ Feb. 2

College of Public Health staff members are invited to a “Town Hall Meeting,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 2, Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Dean Stanley Lemeshow will give a presentation on the state of the college and host an open discussoin with staff members. RSVP to Susan Price at sprice@cph.osu.edu by Jan. 28.

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 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.

 
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT ON KELLY HAINES

Kelly Haines

Kelly Haines is a research coordinator at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC. Prior to this position, she worked at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), also in Washington.

“It’s a great public health organization working to affect change nationally and in local health jurisdictions,” Haines said. “NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.”

Haines received a Master of Public Health, with a specialization in Health Behavior and Health Promotion, from The Ohio State University in 2004. Her academic advisor was Randi Love, clinical associate professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. Read more >

Haines received a Master of Clinical Social Work from the Catholic University of America in 2009, and a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences from Ohio State in 2002. Read more >

 

Workshop on roles, responsibilities of being a PI at Ohio State, tomorrow

The Office of Research is providing a workshop for researchers (faculty and research scientists) from 1-3 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 19) in 060 Science and Engineering Library. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of principal investigators and hear an overview of the various Office of Research support units and the educational, administrative, and compliance services they provide to researchers. Read more >

Dentistry to show PBS documentary 'In Sickness and in Wealth,' tomorrow

Dentistry's Cultural Awareness Council is presenting a screening of the PBS documentary "In Sickness and in Wealth," which examines the relationship between social and economic conditions and human health, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 19) at 1188 Postle Hall. Free and open to the OSU community, the event includes a discussion with College of Dentistry Dean Carole Anderson, a former professor of psychiatry at the College of Medicine. Contact Whisler.32@osu.edu or 247-8064. Read more >

Webinar: 'Why you should share your research with the media,' Thursday

Public health researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present a webinar, titled "Talking to The New York Times: Why you should share your research with the media," 1 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 20). The webinar will address ways in which researchers can effectively use the media to inform and educate the public about important injury-related public health issues. The presenters will provide examples showing the step-by-step process used to take research findings from the published article into the media, including major media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, ESPN and The Today Show. Join the webinar on Thursday here >

Culture shaping retreats open to all university faculty, staff

The university has scheduled several two-day retreats on “Culture Shaping and Life Effectiveness” for faculty and staff who have not attended a similar retreat with their units. Six retreats are scheduled January-March. Online registration is required and a commitment to attend both days of the retreat is necessary. If interested, please discuss with your supervisor. For more information >

CEd offers new online degrees in 'green' construction

Continuing Education has forged a new partnership with San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies to offer two new online certification programs in environmentally sustainable, or "green" construction. Professional Certificate in Residential and Commercial Sustainable Practices Online and Professional Certificate in Green Energy Management Online are designed with a team of professionals to provide the most effective web-based learning experience possible. Programs can be completed in less than six months. Read more >

UPCOMING NATIONAL EVENTS
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 >

AUPHA Leaders Conference, March 22

The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) will hold its annual Leaders Conference in partnership with the American College of Healthcare Executives during the ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership at the he Palmer House Hilton in Chicago on March 22. The purpose of the Leaders Conference is to discuss and exchange the latest developments in educating future healthcare leaders, and attendees will explore the vital roles that each community plays in developing and preparing the future leaders of the healthcare industry. For more information and to register >

Third North America Congress of Epidemiology, June 21-24

The Third North America Congress of Epidemiology will be held in Montreal, Canada from June 21-24. Epidemiologic researchers, educators and policy makers from academia, public health, government and industry are invited to participate in the Congress, which aims to showcase and promote the diversity of study, practice and policy within epidemiology as a whole. This meeting is held only once every five years and provides an opportunity to interact with a diverse group of epidemiologists from more than 20 professional societies. For more information >

 

Hand-washing, other initiatives add up to big savings for hospitals

A group of Ohio hospitals say they saved $13 million from an 18-month effort to prevent infections and errors. (Reported by Business First.) Read more >

Will digital technology reduce gap in health between rich and poor?

Public health experts worry low-income clinics cannot afford electronic health records. (Reported by The Center for Public Integrity.) Read more >

EPA will recommend lower fluoride levels in water supply

Environmental Protection Agency will recommend that public health authorities add only 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water to water supplies, which is the bottom end of the currently acceptable range. (Reported by the Los Angeles Times.) Read more >

 

SNOW-HIO STATE -- A winter scene on the Ohio State campus last week.

 

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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, 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 >

JAN. 26

January Cancer Control Seminar: “Human and Economic Costs Associated with Longer Times from Confirmed-diagnosis to Initiation of Treatment among Low-income Women with Breast Cancer,” noon-1 p.m., Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, room 518. Speaker: John McLaughlin, director, regional medical research specialist, Pfizer; U.S. Medical Affairs, Specialty Care Outcomes Research Team. Lunch provided. RSVP to tamra.brooks@osumc.edu if you plan on participating in lunch.

JAN. 27

MHA alumni, student networking and social event: 5 p.m., Bernard’s Tavern, 630 N. High St., in the Short North. MHA alumni and student networking and social event, sponsored by the Association of Future Healthcare Executives. For more information, contact Vicki Shumulinsky, MHA student and social events chair of AFHE at (440) 533-5033.

FEB. 2

CPH staff Town Hall Meeting: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Dean Stanley Lemeshow will give a presentation on the state of the college. RSVP to Susan Price at sprice@cph.osu.edu by Jan. 28.

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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