Jan. 25, 2011

What's News - CPH faculty, staff, students invited to Anna Deavere Smith performance; Save the date; Upcoming CPH events
Faces and Places - Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Worthington Avenue closure; Deadline for eLearning Professional Development Grant; 2011 Faculty and Staff Surveys; President Gee to host town hall meeting; Awards to be given for community-based research in Appalachian region; 'Doodle' tool assists with meeting scheduling; Upcoming webinar, national events
The World We Live In - Ohio smoking-cessation aid might have reached the end of the line; Pets may pass illnesses to owners; UK plans sweeping reform of public healthcare
Photo Finish - 'Meaty Discussion'

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CPH faculty, staff, students invited to Anna Deavere Smith performance, Feb. 26

The College of Public Health invites students, faculty and staff to a performance by Anna Deavere Smith. She will perform her Off-Broadway hit "Let Me Down Easy" in Columbus' historic Lincoln Theatre, Feb. 22-27.

This one-woman show is about the power of the body, the cost of health care and the resilience of the human spirit, revealed through the stories of 20 real-life characters -- from everyday citizens to celebrities.

The Health Sciences colleges at Ohio State have a block of seats for the 8 p.m. performance on Feb. 26, which are available at a discounted price: $42 for Health Sciences faculty and staff; and $10 each for Health Sciences students.

Order tickets at http://go.osu.edu/anna4health. Learn more >

Anna Deavere Smith

SAVE THE DATE: April 13

The College of Public Health will welcome Christy Turlington Burns on April 13 for a free presentation of her documentary "No Woman, No Cry" at the Mershon Auditorium. Turlington Burns gained fame in the 1990s as a super model for Calvin Klein, but now is a public health role model. She advocates for maternal health for the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE). She also is a Master of Public Health student at Columbia University's Mailman School. Her documentary shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala and the United States. The event is cosponsored by Ohio States' Health Sciences colleges and the Wexner Center. Stay tuned to Tuesday Times for more information.

UPCOMING CPH EVENTS
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.

 
MEDIA MENTIONS

Rosemary Chaudry, who received an MHA in 1989 and MPH in 2009 from Ohio State, is quoted in an article, titled "Marion assessment targets community needs," that published in the Marion Star on Jan. 22. Read more >

 
Worthington Avenue closure
Worthington Avenue (between 11th and 10th avenues) will be closed Jan. 27-Feb. 11 to install a main water line. To ensure public safety, the sidewalk along Worthington in this work area will be closed and fenced. Access to the 11th Avenue parking garage will be maintained, but traffic exiting the garage will need to turn west on 11th Avenue because there will be no outlet to the east due to the closure of Worthington Avenue.
Deadline for eLearning Professional Development Grant, Feb. 6
Apply by Feb. 6 for an OCIO eLearning Professional Development Grant. Recipients receive up to $1,000 to extend learning technology skills and knowledge that increases student engagement, facilitates greater instructor efficiency, or enables anytime/anyplace learning. Previous grant recipients will conduct a panel presentation from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in 060 Science and Engineering Library. An open Q&A session for future applicants will follow. Read more >
2011 Faculty and Staff Surveys
Watch your e-mail today (Jan. 25) for your personal invitation from President Gee and Provost Alutto to complete the 2011 Faculty and Staff Surveys. The feedback from the surveys will better inform Ohio State's strategic goals, and help university leaders continue to create a positive culture and high-performing work environment. The surveys will be available for three weeks, and take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Contact Sheila Craft-Morgan at craft-morgan.1@osu.edu.
President Gee to host town hall meeting, Feb. 17
President Gee will hold a town hall meeting for faculty and staff from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the US Bank Theatre at the Ohio Union. Among the issues he will discuss are state budget matters, pension reform, and the university's streamlining initiatives. A substantial portion of the meeting will be devoted to a question-and-answer session.
Awards to be given for community-based research in Appalachian region

The Ohio State Clinical and Translational Science Community Engagement Program and the West Virginia Clinical Translational Science Institute Community Engagement and Research Program are jointly sponsoring a pilot research award designed to stimulate collaboration between the respective campuses, as well as increase community engaged research, including community-based participatory research in the Appalachian region. The application deadline is March. 1. Learn more >

'Doodle' tool assists with meeting scheduling

Ohio State has a branded Doodle account for assisting with meeting scheduling. Doodle acts as a survey tool to find a day and time that works for all meeting participants. For more information >

UPCOMING WEBINAR, NATIONAL EVENTS
Webinar on ASPH fellowships and internships, Feb. 1

ASPH will host a webinar from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern) on Feb. for individuals interested in learning more about fellowship and internship opportunities available through ASPH. The ASPH Graduate Training Programs provide an outstanding opportunity for current students and recent graduates of the nation’s CEPH accredited schools of public health to participate in public health programs at the federal level. Pre-registration for the webinar is necessary. Register here >

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 >

 

Ohio smoking-cessation aid might have reached the end of the line

Funding for the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line and enforcement of the smoke-free workplace law will run out June 30, the end of the state's fiscal year. (Reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.) Read more >

Pets may pass illnesses to owners

Sleeping with or being licked by dogs or cats can be conduit for disease, public health experts warn. (Reported by Bloomberg Businessweek.) Read more >

UK plans sweeping reform of public healthcare

Britain set out plans last week for a shake-up of its publicly-funded healthcare system. (Reported by Reuters.) Read more >

 

MEATY DISCUSSION -- Armando Hoet, director of the Veterinary Health Program, traveled to Uruguay in October to lead the "Farm to Table Study Program," which he developed with Scott Wells of the University of Minnesota. For five days, Hoet and students and veterinarians from around the world observed the agricultural practices in the small South American country. Veterinary Public Health students Janet Buffet, Caitlin Lacey, Pouneh Behin and Rachel Chouinard were among the attendees.

"We visited more than a dozen establishments across southern Uruguay, from an extensive beef cattle operation to a specialty cheese plant to a highly sophisticated meat-processing plant," Hoet said. "We also visited a fish-processing plant, observing firsthand the processing of blue shark, which are apparently in great demand worldwide.

The program will be offered again in the fall of 2011, with participants traveling to Costa Rica. For more information, e-mail Hoet at Armando.Hoet@cvm.osu.edu.

 

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JAN. 25

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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