Feb. 22, 2011

What's News - CDC visits CPH Prevention Research Center; Check out our new interactive viewbook; Upcoming events
Faces and Places - Alumni Spotlight on Elizabeth Seely; Big Ten Network TV program to feature Jason Marion; Undergrad invited to present air pollution research at NEHA annual conference
Useful Tidbits - Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity; OSU CCTS and UK CCTS Community Engagement request for applications; Spring Break Course Design Institute March 21-25; Upcoming national public health events
The World We Live In - First Lady taking health work global; Department of Health and Human Services puts $270 million in public health IT; Internet security is like public health -- we need a collective defense
Photo Finish - 'Reaching New Heights'

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CDC visits CPH Prevention Research Center

Representatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) visited The Ohio State University Prevention Research Center February 8-9 to review the progress the center has made since it was founded by the College of Public Health in 2009.

The Ohio State center is one of 37 Prevention Research Centers in the United States funded by the CDC to develop innovative strategies to promote healthy communities through community-based participatory research.

"The Ohio State center is doing amazing things," said Michele Hoover, public health advisor of the national PRC program. "It's moving in the right direction and has laid a great foundation for moving strategically toward positive outcomes."

Hoover was joined by three CDC colleagues: Eduardo J. Simoes, director of the national PRC program; Katie Stringer, health research analyst contractor with Northrop Grumman; and Elizabeth Hill, an Association of Schools of Public Health fellow in the PRC program. Read more >

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Check out our new interactive viewbook

The College of Public Health now has an interactive online viewbook for prospective students.

View it here >

UPCOMING CPH EVENTS
Lunch discussion examines diversity in the deaf community, Thursday

The College of Public Health's Diversity Enhancement Committee welcomes members of the American Sign Language program for a discussion 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday (Feb. 24), Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Interpreter Coordinator Claudia Kinder and ASL Program Associate Coordinator Tia Jones will introduce the audience to the world of deafness and the diversity within the deaf community. Lunch will be provided, compliments of the Diversity Enhancement Committee. RSVP to diversity@cph.osu.edu.

Opportunities Fair, Friday

The College of Public Health will hold its 18th annual Opportunities Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (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.

Anna Deavere Smith performance, Saturday

Christine O'Malley will distribute tickets tomorrow (Feb. 23) to those who purchased tickets to Anna Deavere Smith’s performance of "Let Me Down Easy" on Saturday (Feb. 26) at the Lincoln Theatre. E-mail O'Malley at comalley@cph.osu.edu to make arrangements. Faculty and staff tickets are sold out, but student tickets are still available for $10 each. . Learn more >

2011 HSMP Alumni Dinner at ACHE, March 22

The Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society will hold its Alumni Dinner at 6 p.m. on March 22 at the Riva Restaurant on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. The dinner coincides with the 2011 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, March 21-24. The event will highlight the William O. Cleverley Scholarship Program. For more information > Register here >

Abstracts for Ohio Public Health Combined Conference due April 8

Organizers of the Ohio Public Health Combined Conference in May are now accepting abstracts for the Ohio Papers session to be held on May 9. The session provides an opportunity for public health professionals to present and discuss their research, programs and experiences during roundtable discussions. Abstracts are due April 8. Learn more about Ohio Papers and the registration process.

 
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT ON ELIZABETH SEELY

Elizabeth Seely

Elizabeth Seely is the executive director of University Hospital East, one of five hospitals in The Ohio State University Medical Center's health system. She is responsible for all aspects of operation and management of the 185-bed, community-based hospital on Columbus' near East Side.

Seely joined the hospital in 2007 at a time when it reported an $11 million loss. She led a team to improve its financial position, bringing it to a $3.8 million gain in 2008. Subsequent years also have reported gains.

"What we do each day not only touches patients," Seely said, "but also the staff and physicians who care for them, the students we teach, the research we support, and the community in which we live and work. Each of us can make a positive difference through our actions in helping someone else."

Seely received a Master of Health Administration with a concentration in Finance as a University Fellow at Ohio State in 1990. Her academic advisor was Jeff Caswell, associate professor emeritus, in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy. Read more >

Big Ten Network TV program to feature Jason Marion

An episode of Ohio State’s Big Ten Nework’s program "Game Changers" will feature leading global health experts including Public Health Research Associate Jason Marion.

The researchers will discuss the powerful connections among animals, humans and the environment. This emerging view of "one health" sheds new light on animal-borne viruses, antibiotic resistance and a host of other challenges now under the microscope of Ohio State’s more than 135 disease researchers.

The program airs tomorrow (Feb. 23) at 3:30 a.m.; March 2 at 3:30 a.m.; March 22 at 12:30 p.m.; and March 23 at 3:30 a.m.

You also can see a segment here >

Jason Marion conducts water-quality research with high-school students at Mirror Lake.

Undergrad invited to present air pollution research at NEHA annual conference

Kevin Tzan, an undergraduate who works in Qinghua Sun’s lab, was recently invited to present a poster at the National Environmental Health Association’s 2011 Annual Education Conference and Exhibition, June 18-20, in Columbus. Tzan will present his abstract entitled "Effects of Particulate Air Pollution during Beijing Olympic Games in a Mouse Model." Tzan’s advisor on the project is Dr. Sun, associate professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences.

 
Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity
The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science, with Co-sponsors The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, Marshall University, Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, and The Appalachian Regional Consortium, presents their 6th Annual Spring Conference, featuring an Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity on April 21 at the Lexington Convention Center. For more information >
OSU CCTS and UK CCTS Community Engagement request for applications

The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Community Engagement Program and the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science Community Engagement Program are jointly sponsoring a pilot research award designed to stimulate collaboration between the respective campuses as well as increase community engaged research. Specifically, this joint award aims to catalyze the development or enhance the maturation of multi-institutional research teams capable of performing highly innovative, extramurally fundable research that will continue to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our citizens. Application deadline is April 1. For more information >

Spring Break Course Design Institute March 21-25
The University Center for the Advancement of Teaching is offering another Course Design Institute over spring break. This five-part institute meets from 1-4 p.m. every day over spring break, March 21-25. It is designed to provide you with the tools, the time, and the collegial support to design or re-design any course, whether you are converting a course for semesters or just want a change of pace for your students. Space is limited; register at http://ucat.osu.edu.
UPCOMING NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH EVENTS
2011 Annual PRC Conference, April 13-14

More than 400 public health researchers, communicators, practitioners and community advocates will convene in Atlanta, Ga., for the Prevention Research Centers Annual Conference, April 13-14. Members from the 37 national PRCs will showcase their research and share ideas that promote health and quality of life. Read more >

Third North American Congress of Epidemiology, June 21 - 24

Epidemiologic researchers, educators, and policy makers from academia, public health, government, and industry will come together at the Third North American Congress of Epidemiology in Montreal, Canada.  The congress will showcase and promote the diversity of study, practice and policy within epidemiology as a whole. For more information on this event, click here.

 

First Lady taking health work global

Michelle Obama wants to take her campaign to reduce childhood obesity to a bigger audience: the global one. (Reported by The New York Times.) Read more >

Department of Health and Human Services puts $270 million in public health IT

The funds supporting infrastructure, research, and tracking are part of $750 million allocated for states' disease prevention efforts announced by the Department of Health and Human Services. (Reported by InformationWeek Healthcare.) Read more >

Internet security is like public health -- we need a collective defense

Stopping computer malware from spreading should mirror efforts to collectively protect people from public health risks. (Reported by VentureBeat.) Read more >

 

REACHING NEW HEIGHTS: A Cunz Hall construction worker uses a pair of stilts to access a high spot on a new wall, just one of many that are being erected inside the building.

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CORRECTION: The photo of an office display that appeared in last week’s Tuesday Times included furniture that will not be used in Cunz Hall. We are now working to have the office mockup ready for building tours in a few weeks. We apologize for the error.

 

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FEB. 23

OSU Comprehensive Cancer Seminar: "Augmenting Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry Day," noon-1 p.m., 400 Prior Health Science Library. Speaker: Peter Joski, MSPH, research associate, Center for Health Research/Southeast, Kaiser Permanente Georgia. Lunch will be provided.

FEB. 24

College of Public Health Seminar: "Risk Analysis of Nail-Gun Injuries in Residential Construction," 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Colleen Pineda, an MPH student in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences. Sponsored by the College of Public Health. Learn more >

Diversity of the Deaf Community:The College of Public Health's Diversity Enhancement Committee welcomes members of the American Sign Language program for a discussion 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 24, Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Interpreter Coordinator Claudia Kinder and ASL Program Associate Coordinator Tia Jones will introduce the audience to the world of Deafness and the diversity within the Deaf community. Lunch will be provided, compliments of the Diversity Enhancement Committee. RSVP to diversity@cph.osu.edu.

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.

FEB. 26
Let Me Down Easy: 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.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. Learn more >
MARCH 2

OSU Comprehensive Cancer Seminar: "Randomized trial of a cognitive-behavioral anxiety-insomnia intervention for advanced cancer survivors: Exploration of neuro-immune processes associated with anxiety," noon-1 p.m., James Conference Room, 518A. Speaker: Sharla Wells-DiGregorio, PhD, assistant professor and clinical psychologist, Pain and Palliative Medicine, The Ohio State University. Lunch will be provided.

MARCH 8

College of Public Health Seminar: "Beyond Baron and Kenny: Statistical Mediation Analysis in the New Millennium," 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Andrew F. Hayes, PhD, associate professor of Communication and adjunct associate professor of Psychology, Ohio State School of Communication. Brown bag lunches welcome. Sponsored by the College of Public Health. Learn more >

 
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