March 15, 2011

What's News - CPH breaks top 20 in US News rankings; New vaccine candidate shows potential to prevent contagious norovirus; Upcoming CPH events
Faces and Places - Certified in O-H-I-O; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Carmen workshops; OSU:pro discussion; College of Social Work to host film premiere on poverty; Abstracts for Ohio Public Health Combined Conference; Fight poverty with innovation event summit; Healthcare IT Summit; Appalachian Health Summit; Conference on Diversity, Race and Learning
The World We Live In - Japan to face extraordinary health challenges; A conversation with climate, health researcher Paul Epstein; Board game teaches about public health determinants
Photo Finish - 'Apt App'

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CPH breaks top 20 in US News rankings

Ohio State's College of Public Health is now ranked in the top 20 of all schools of public health nationally, according to a new ranking by U.S. News & World Report. This is a step up from the college's previous ranking of 21 in 2007, the first time the college had been ranked. The 2011 ranking includes 43 schools of public health.

"This reflects our intent to become one of the nation's top schools of public health. Many of the challenges the world faces relate to public health in some way. Our job is to advance knowledge about those challenges and prepare the next generation of public health leaders. We are so pleased with the recognition of all that we have accomplished toward this goal," said Dean Stan Lemeshow.

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New vaccine candidate shows potential to prevent contagious norovirus

Jianrong Li, joint assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences and the Department of Food Science and Technology, is the senior author of a study that shows that an experimental vaccine against the human norovirus -- the bug behind about 90 percent of highly contagious nonbacterial illnesses that cause diarrhea and vomiting -- can generate a strong immune response in mice without appearing to cause the animals any harm.

Li co-authored the study with Yuanmei Ma, a graduate student in food science and technology. The research appears in the current issue of the Journal of Virology.

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Yuanmei Ma and Jianrong Li

UPCOMING CPH EVENTS
Graduation reception, Thursday

The College of Public Health will hold a reception for this quarter's graduating class from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday (March 17) in Starling-Loving Hall, room M-010. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. RSVP to rsvp@cph.osu.edu or call 614-293-3907.

Comparative Effectiveness Research reception, Thursday

The CCTS and Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies in the College of Public Health will hold a reception from 3-5 p.m. Thursday (March 19) at the Faculty Club to promote Comparative Effectiveness Research at Ohio State. A presentation will be given by Gayle Gordillo, associate professor of surgery in the College of Medicine's Division of Plastic Surgery. Hors d'ouevres and cash bar will be available. Contact Pam Thompson, program coordinator of HOPES at pthompson@cph.osu.edu.

CPH 'March Madness Recycling Day,' Friday

The college is declaring this Friday (March 18) its final "March Madness Recycling Day." So come to work dressed in your jeans and get ready to clean up your space. Participants will receive a free lunch from FreshBox Catering, a Columbus company that gives a portion of its profits to local charities. Lunches will be available for pickup in Starling-Loving Hall and Smith Labs. Reply to Susan Price at sprice@cph.osu.edu by tomorrow (March 16) to participate in the cleanup effort and receive a lunch. Vegetarian options are available. (Please only request a lunch if you seriously intend to clean up your work area on this day.)

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 >

'No Woman, No Cry' documentary explores risks of childbirth, April 13
The College of Public Health and the Wexner Center for the Arts are presenting a free screening of "No Woman, No Cry," a documentary about the risks of giving birth without adequate care, at 7 p.m. April 13 in Mershon Auditorium. The film is directed by model and maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns, who shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala and the United States. A Q&A session will follow at 8 p.m. Read more >

Mid Ohio Foodbank event rescheduled for April 26, volunteers requested

The College of Public Health Alumni Society is organizing a volunteer event from 5:30-8 p.m. on April 26 at the Mid Ohio Foodbank, 3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City. Join College of Public Health alumni, faculty, staff and students for an evening of inspecting, cleaning and sorting food items that have been donated to the food bank. Pizza will be provided to those who arrive at 5 p.m. For more information and to RSVP >

Conference on Comparative Effectiveness Research, May 17

The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences is hosting a conference on "Comparative Effectiveness Research: Methodology, Translation and Policy," 9 a.m. to 4 pm., May 17 at the Ohio Union. The conference is for clinician researchers, fellows and health professionals interested in Comparative Effectiveness Research. Registration is available through the Center for Public Health Practice at www.cphplearn.org. Learn more >

NEW GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Michael Bisesi, senior associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, received an award from the Canton City Board of Health for a study titled "Stark County public health system assessment."

Annemarie Hirsch, a doctoral student in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, received an award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for a study titled "Evaluating electronic health record data for use in diabetes quality reporting." Hirsch's College of Public Health advisors are Ann McAlearney and Eric Seiber.

 
Certified in O-H-I-O

Jack Barnette, associate dean of academic and student affairs at University of Colorado's School of Public Health, sent in this photo from the recent Certified in Public Health Study development meeting, sponsored by ASPH.

"OSU was very well represented," Barnette said.

Pictured from left are Barnette and College of Public Health graduates Elizabeth Kress, MPH '07; Beth Pierson, MPH '06; and Katie Lewis, MPH '09.

MEDIA MENTIONS
Alumna Loretta Haddy was profiled in an article titled, "Epidemiologist sees public as her patient," in the Charleston Gazette on March 13. Haddy received an MS in Preventive Medicine in 1977 and is now the state epidemiologist for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Bureau for Public Health, and the director of the Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services. Read the article. Learn more about Haddy in our online Alumni Spotlight section.

William Hayes, adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Health Services, Management and Policy, was a featured expert in an article titled "1.5 million Ohioans among the uninsured" that published in the Columbus Dispatch on March 8. Read more >

 
Carmen workshops, today through March 30
The OCIO's Digital Union is offering a variety of Carmen workshops during finals week, spring break, and the first week of spring quarter. Carmen experts will present general QuickStart workshops and specialized workshops on Gradebook, Activities and Assignments, and Quizzes. Gradebook open office hours also available. Learn how to streamline your workflow and engage your students with online discussions, surveys, quizzes, and other electronic resources. Registration here >
OSU:pro discussion, Friday
OSU:pro Discussion: How This Tool Can Be Used by Research Administrators will take place from noon-1 p.m. Friday ( March 18) in 165 Thompson Library. Join an informal discussion of how OSU:pro can be used to develop custom reports, identify collaborators, and promote Ohio State researchers to the state, national, and international community. Soft drinks, coffee, and a dessert will be served -- attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. Register here >
College of Social Work to host film premiere on poverty, March 31
The College of Social Work is hosting the film premiere "Ain't I A Person *with Apologies to Sojourner Truth," at 7 p.m. on March 31 (6 p.m. reception) in the Ohio Union US Bank Theatre. The film is directed by professor emeritus Keith Kilty. The event is free and open to the public. A non-perishable food donation is requested for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Read more >
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.

Fight poverty with innovation event summit, April 15

The Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit, set for April 15 in Mershon Auditorium at the Wexner Center, is a dynamic conference that engages students, academics, and community leaders to explore innovative, market-based solutions to poverty. Speakers work in numerous sectors to alleviate poverty, with a particular focus on health and human services, science and technology, and civic development. The student team organizing this event has raised more than $25,000 to make APTE open to the public and free to attend. RSVP at http://bit.ly/RSVPforAPTE. Read more: http://fisher.osu.edu/apte

Healthcare IT Summit, April 18
The OSU Medical Center's Center for IT Innovations in Healthcare is hosting it's annual summit at 7:30 a.m. on April 18 at the Hilton at Easton. "Bridging Health IT Innovation: Next steps in advancing healthcare through shared strengths and strategies" features prominent healthcare IT experts, decision makers and others. Registration is $150 and staff can submit a 100W. For registration details and other questions, contact CITIH@osumc.edu.
Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity, April 21

Ohio State's Center for Clinical and Translational Science is a co-sponsor of the sixth Annual Spring Conference, featuring an Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity taking place on April 21 at the Lexington Convention Center. The event is presented by the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Read more: >

Conference on Diversity, Race and Learning, May 3

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting the 17th Annual National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning on May 3 at the Fawcett Center. Includes messages by Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Valerie Lee and Fisher College Dean Christine Poon, breakout sessions, lunch with President Gee, and keynote address by Johnnetta Cole. Co-hosts are Student Life, Continuing Education, and the Huntington National Bank. Contact: Taylor.972@osu.edu or 292-1417, 292-8156. Read more: http://odi.osu.edu/ncdrl

 

Japan to face extraordinary health challenges

Public health officials in Japan will face a host of unusual infections and trauma injuries, those with experience in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake say. (Reported by the Los Angeles Times.) Read more >

A conversation with climate, health researcher Paul Epstein

Epstein, the associate director of Harvard Medical School's Center for Health and the Global Environment, ranks among the world's leading researchers studying the connections between climate change and health. (Reported by the Atlantic.) Read more >

Board game teaches about public health determinants

The Last Straw is a multilingual board game explores ways of teaching about the social determinants of health. (Reported by boingboing.net) Read more >

 

APT APP -- ASPH recently released its new iPhone app that allows users to digitally place the "This is Public Health" sticker onto images taken with their cell phones. The idea for the app came from communications coordinator Wendy Pramik, who submitted it during ASPH's national contest. You can find the iPhone app by searching in the Apple app store under "public health."  Pictured above is MPH student Paige Young demonstrating the public health act of recycling.

View more This is Public Health images on our gallery page, and submit your public health photos to wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

 

Photo Request:
The communications office wants your photo submissions to publish in the Photo Finish section of Tuesday Times and Alma Matters. We're looking for photos that depict any public health experience. Ideas for entries include a school or community event, a faculty or student research project and a fellowship or internship experience. Please send images with a brief description to wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

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MARCH 17

CPH Winter Quarter Graduation Reception: 4-5 p.m. on Thursday in Starling-Loving Hall, room M-010. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend. RSVP to rsvp@cph.osu.edu or call 614-293-3907.

MARCH 17

CPH Seminar: "A Prospective Cohort Study Examining the Relationship of Abnormal Vaginal Flora on Acquisition of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection in India," 1-2 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M100. Speaker: Purnima Madhivanan, PhD, executive director, Public Health Research Institute, India. Presented by the College of Public Health and the Division of Epidemiology and the Division of Infectious Diseases. Learn more >

MARCH 18

CPH March Madness Recycling Day: College of Public Health faculty and staff members are invited to dress comfortably and clean their work areas. Participants will receive a free lunch from FreshBox Catering. Lunches will be available for pickup in Starling-Loving Hall and Smith Labs. Reply to Susan Price at sprice@cph.osu.edu by March 16.

MARCH 20

Ohio State Winter Commencement

MARCH 22

2011 HSMP Alumni Dinner at ACHE: 6 p.m., Riva Restaurant on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. The Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society will hold its Alumni Dinner during the 2011 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, March 21-24. For more information > Register here >

MARCH 28

Spring quarter classes begin at Ohio State

APRIL 12

Gary Taubes Talk: 1-2:30 p.m., Thompson Library, Campus Reading Room (1120). Earn YP4H points by learning about good and bad calories from Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional  Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease. RSVP to regina.dudzik@osumc.edu by April 5.

APRIL 13

"No Women, No Cry:" 7 p.m., Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St. The College of Public Health and the Wexner Center for the Arts are presenting a free screening of "No Woman, No Cry," a documentary about the risks of giving birth without adequate care. The film is directed by model and maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns, who shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala and the United States. A Q&A session will follow at 8 p.m. Read more >

APRIL 26

CPH Mid Ohio Foodbank Volunteer Day: 5:30-8 p.m., Mid Ohio Foodbank, 3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City. Join College of Public Health alumni, faculty, staff and students for an evening of inspecting, cleaning and sorting food items that have been donated to the food bank. Pizza will be provided to those who arrive at 5 p.m. For more information and to RSVP >

 
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