April 12, 2011

What's News - 'No Woman, No Cry' tomorrow; Nominate CPH staffer for 'Employee of the Year' award; CPH Campus Campaign update; Upcoming CPH events; Save the Dates; New Grants and Contracts
Faces and Places - Killoren leaving CPH; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - USAC sponsors Hidden Benefits Fair; Spring Resources newsletter available online; Celebrate Earth Day with Ohio State; Upcoming Public Health Events
The World We Live In - CDC sees EHRs as public health 'game changer'; Poverty linked to anxiety, mood disorders; Tools to track public health online
Photo Finish - 'A very public health wedding'

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'No Woman, No Cry' tomorrow

The College of Public Health is partnering with the other health sciences colleges and the Wexner Center for the Arts to present a screening of the documentary "No Woman, No Cry" at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Mershon Auditorium.

The film, directed by model and public health advocate Christy Turlington Burns, explores the life-and-death risks of giving birth without access to basic health care. She follows the stories of women in four different countries: Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala and the United States.

Christy Turlington Burns will attend the screening and participate in an audience Q&A, which will be moderated by Andrea Cambern, 10TV HD news anchor. Three local health experts, including Columbus Health Commissioner Teresa Long, will serve on the panel. (View panelist bios here.)

College of Public Health students will continue the conversation about maternal health after the program at Sloopy's in the Ohio Union.

Learn more.

See you there!

Christy Turlington Burns (far right)

Nominate CPH staffer for 'Employee of the Year' award

It's nomination time for the College of Public Health's Employee of the Year award. The recognition program is for staff employees of the college. Past winners include Bruce Casto, Lynne Higginbotham, Renee Watts, Joanne Pearsol, Don Shymanski, Susan Householder and Roger Stockdale. To be eligible, nominees must have been employed by the college for three years and demonstrate excellent relations with coworkers and the public through their actions and attitudes. Sound like someone you know? Learn more about the requirements and nomination process by reviewing the nomination form located in the "Office of the Dean" folder on the "Transfer" drive, or request a nomination form from Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu. Deadline for nominations is April 30.

CPH Campus Campaign update

The College of Public Health is the highest participating college on campus in this year's Campus Campaign, with an overall participation rate of 63 percent. Congratulations! Let's continue the great work and encourage our colleagues to give back to Ohio State.

The highest participating unit within the college is the administrative area (IS, advancement, HR, dean's office, facilities, and grants) with an 86 percent participation rate. You will receive a bagel breakfast in your area soon.

The next highest areas are:
• Health Behavior Health Promotion - 79 percent
• Environmental Health Sciences - 67 percent
• Health Services Management and Policy – 58 percent

The week of April 25, the unit or division within the college with the highest (or 2nd highest if it is the same unit) will also receive a bagel breakfast. Learn more about Campus Campaign and give now. Learn more about our college's funds.

UPCOMING CPH EVENTS
HBHP seminar explores relationship between discrimination, waist circumference, Friday

The Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion welcomes Haslyn Hunte, assistant professor of the Public Health Program at Purdue University, for a seminar titled "The Tale of the Tape: The Relationship Between Discrimination and Change in Waist Circumference," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday (April 15) in Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Learn more >

Diversity Enhancement Committee to examine interpreter services, April 21

The College of Public Health's Diversity Enhancement Committee will hold a lunchtime presentation on interpreter services available at Ohio State from 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 21 in Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Milly Valverde, manager of Interpreter Services at the Ohio State University Medical Center, will explain some of the services that are available to ease communications for patients who don't speak or understand the English language. RSVP to diversity@cph.osu.edu by April 19.

AFHE presents 2011 Leadership Development Symposium, April 21

The Association of Future Healthcare Executives will present its 8th annual Leadership Development Symposium, April 21 in the Performance Hall at the Ohio Union. The student-run event unites current and future healthcare leaders to share information and ideas. A social hour begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. William H. Considine, president of Akron Children's Hospital, will present the keynote address. Considine received an MHA from Ohio State in 1971 and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Cost to attend is $15. Learn more and register >

Mid Ohio Foodbank volunteer event, April 26

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 >

CPH Alumni Society presents 'Tales from the Field,' April 27

As part of its quarterly "Tales from the Field" luncheons, the College of Public Health Alumni Society will welcome Randee L. Masciola, clinical instructor in the Ohio State College of Nursing, for a presentation titled "Women's Health Prevention Guidelines Across the Ages," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Graves Hall, room 1167. RSVP at http://go.osu.edu/ChD. Learn more >

2011 Public Health Combined Conference, May 9-11

The 2011 Public Health Combined Conference will be held May 9-11 at the Doubletree Hotel, 175 Hutchinson Ave., in Worthington. Themed, "Out of the Box and Into the Circle: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Public Health," the event shares information on current trends and issues in the field of public health.

Presentations will be made by Randi Love, clinical associate professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Joanne Pearsol, associate director of the Center for Public Health Practice and Melissa Sever, senior program manager of the Center for Public Health Practice.

The College of Public Health will host a reception before the conference from 5:45-6:45 p.m. on May 8 at the hotel. View the full agenda here >

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 >

Save the date for Staff Appreciation Week, Aug. 15-19

Ohio State will observe Staff Appreciation Week Aug. 15-19. More information about events and employee discounts to come in early August.

SAVE THE DATES

JUNE 12: The Division of Health Services Management and Policy will hold a graduation reception for spring quarter graduates at 3 p.m. (following commencement services), June 12 at the Blackwell Ballrooms, 2110 Tuttle Park Place.

JULY/AUGUST: The College of Public Health will once again join Columbus Public Health in sponsoring a farmers' market in downtown Columbus, July 28, Aug. 4 and 11. Volunteers will be needed. Stay tuned for details.

NEW GRANTS, CONTRACTS

Jiyoung Lee, assistant professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, received an award from the Ohio Lake Erie Commission for a study titled "Does enterococci qPCR predict pathogen levels?"

Ann McAlearney, 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 "Implementing a tracking & feedback registry to allay cancer therapy."

 
Killoren leaving CPH

Lexi Killoren, assistant director of development and alumni affairs, is leaving the College of Public Health to move to San Diego, where she and her husband, Dan, have been offered opportunities to further their professional careers.

Killoren has worked at Ohio State since 2009. She has been instrumental in furthering our fundraising efforts and building relationships with alumni and friends. Her last day is April 22.

Best of luck, Lexi!

MEDIA MENTIONS

The Center for Public Health Practice was highlighted in an article, titled "Stark public health services face a thorough review," that published on CantonRep.com on April 4. The article states that the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton has provided a $15,000 grant to pay for a team from the Center for Public Health Practice to facilitate the work. Read more >

 
USAC sponsors Hidden Benefits Fair, Thursday
The Hidden Benefits Fair sponsored by the University Staff Advisory
Committee is scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday (April 14) in the Archie Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union. Learn more about what extra benefits are available to you as a staff member at OSU. A list of door prizes and additional information about the fair is available here.
Your Plan for Health Biometric Health Screenings at Hidden Benefits Fair
Register for a 20-minute Your Plan for Health biometric health screening at the Hidden Benefits Fair, set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday (April 14) at the Ohio Union. Numbers from the free biometric health screening can be used to complete the YP4H Personal Health Assessment. Completing the annual PHA questionnaire qualifies you to earn a discount on your monthly medical premiums and participate in the YP4H Faculty and Staff Incentive Program. Screening information is available at http://yourplanforhealth.com (click on Biometric Health Campus Screenings).
Spring Resources newsletter available online
The spring issue of Resources, the Office of Human Resources' quarterly newsletter, is now available online at http://hr.osu.edu/resources. This issue includes information on taking Your Plan for Health to the next level, conversations to help develop employees, and choosing child care that fits your family, plus more information about work, life, and health.
Celebrate Earth Day with Ohio State
The City of Columbus and Ohio State have a full slate of activities scheduled to recognize Earth Day 2011. Events begin on Saturday (April 16) with Save the Earth: Earth Day Columbus Community Worksites and include Earth Day Bike Ride on Sunday (April 17), and the It's Easy Being Green Fair on Tuesday (April 19). View a full list of events at http://earthday.osu.edu.
UPCOMING PUBLIC HEALTH EVENTS
Fight poverty with innovation event summit, Friday

The Alleviating Poverty Through Entrepreneurship Summit, set for April 15 (Friday) 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

JamesCare Comprehensive Breast Cancer to host open house, Saturday

The JamesCare Comprehensive Breast Center, 1145 Olentangy River Rd., will host a community open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday (April 16) to showcase the new world-class facility that offers comprehensive breast cancer care in one convenient location. A ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. will feature remarks by Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, Chris Spielman, 15th District of Ohio Congressman Steve Stivers, as well as leaders from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and Ohio State University Medical Center.

Minority Health Month Series every Tuesday in April
The Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center is hosting a Minority Health Month Series every Tuesday in April. Cheryl Boyce, director emeritus, the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, will discuss "The State of Minority Health" at 6 p.m. today (April 12) at the Extension Center, 905 Mount Vernon Ave. Boyce will look at decades of efforts to improve the health and status of racial and ethnic communities focusing on public policy/systems change and infrastructure development. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sarah Twitty, 292-1348 or twitty.1@osu.edu.
Free recycling at OSU Green Fair, April 19

Ohio State's 2011 Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 19 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, will again have an extensive recycling station. Old cell phones, computers, even tennis shoes can be recycled, but they do have to come from a residential source, not a business. A limited number of coupons for food at the fair, a $2.50 value, will be given to people who bring in materials. Anyone who brings recyclable materials can enter a drawing for one of these prizes: a $50 gift certificate for Wooster's Local Roots Market and Cafe, a solar-powered flashlight and recycling bins. Read more >

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: >

Teresa Long to give National Nurses Week presentation, May 12

Columbus Health Commissioner Teresa Long will present "Nurses building a healthier community," 11 a.m. to noon on May 12 at Newton Hall, room 172. The event is sponsored by the College of Nursing in honor of National Nurses Week, May 6-12. A reception will follow in the Newton Hall lobby, sponsored by The Ohio State University Medical Center. RSVP to Marie Grady at grady.283@osu.edu.

 

CDC sees EHRs as public health 'game changer'

Health information exchanges and electronic health records will advance the ability of doctors, hospitals, and federal health officials to identify, monitor, and communicate disease outbreaks, says the agency's IT chief. (Reported by InformationWeek Healthcare.) Read more >

Poverty linked to anxiety, mood disorders

People with household incomes less than $20K had more mental disorders than those making more than $70K, study found. (Reported by Bloomberg Businessweek.) Read more >

Tools to track public health online

The Web tool Healthmap aggregates freely available information and turns it into maps showing what is happening in human and animal public health, and where it's happening. (Reported by BoingBoing.) Read more >

 

From left: College of Public Health alumni Melissa Mathias, Laura Hoye Chism, Katie Sorokas and Sarah Krygowski

A VERY PUBLIC HEALTH WEDDING -- Laura Hoye Chism, who received an MPH 2008, recently shared a couple photos from her wedding to Will Chism. Attendees included other College of Public Health alumni and the ceremony was held at Barr Mansion in Austin, Tex.

"It's the nation's first and only USDA-certified organic event facility," Laura said. "Most of the food is locally produced, and all food waste goes to compost and back to the gardens. All of the linens are organic cotton, hemp or recycled fabric."

From left: CPH alumni Katie Sorokas, Melissa Mathias, Sarah Krygowski, Justin Smyer and Laura Hoye Chism

 

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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 15

CPH Seminar: "The Tale of the Tape: The Relationship Between Discrimination and Change in Waist Circumference," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Haslyn Hunte, assistant professor of the Public Health Program at Purdue University. Presented by the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. Learn more >

APRIL 21

CPH Diversity Enhancement Committee explores Ohio State's interpreter services: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Speaker Milly Valverde, manager of Interpreter Services at the Ohio State University Medical Center, explains some of the services that are available to ease communications for patients who don't speak or understand the English language. RSVP to diversity@cph.osu.edu by April 19.

2011 AFHE Leadership Development Symposium: 5:45 p.m., Performance Hall at the Ohio Union. A social hour begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. William H. Considine, president of Akron Children's Hospital, will present the keynote address. Considine received an MHA from Ohio State in 1971 and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Cost to attend is $15. Presented by the Association of Future Healthcare Executives. Learn more and register >

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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