May 17, 2011

What's News - 'Farm to Table' program introduces VPH students to global food systems; Operation Feed update
Faces and Places - Student Video Spotlight on Amelia Brown; MPH student in Epidemiology asked to analyze data for WHO; Supreme Court Mention
Useful Tidbits - Upcoming public health events
Photo Finish - Party at Stan's

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'Farm to Table' program introduces VPH students to global food systems

Master of Public Health student Rachel Chouinard enjoys learning about food systems. Within her specialization of Veterinary Public Health, she studies animals raised for consumption and the rules and regulations that are in place to keep Americans healthy and free from harmful chemicals and food-borne pathogens.

So when the chance arrived for her to learn about how another country approaches food safety, Chouinard relished the opportunity.

Chouinard was among 16 participants from the United States, Central America and South America who attended the Farm to Table Study Program in Uruguay in October 2010.

The Farm to Table Study annual trip was created in 2009 by Scott Wells, head of the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Public Health program and Armando Hoet, director of Ohio State's Veterinary Public Health program, as a way to teach others about integrated food systems in exporting countries. Read more >

Farm to Table participants traveled to Uruguay in October 2010 to learn about global food systems, including meat, dairy and fish processing.

Operation Feed update

Wednesday (May 18) is the last day to contribute food items to Operation Feed. At last count, the College of Public Health was at 70 percent of its goal of raising 2,200 meals. Go through your pantries tonight and bring and item for Operation Feed tomorrow. Boxes will be picked up Thursday.

You may also make monetary donations to Roger Stockdale or Susie Householder. Virtual donations may be made here >

For more information, contact coordinatorsRenee' Wattsor Susan Price.

Cunz Hall tours continue tomorrow (May 18) for the divisions of BIO, HSMP, HOPES, and on Thursday (May 19) for Administration and OAP. Tours will be limited to 15 people per day. For availability, contact Watts at Closed-toed shoes are required.

Epidemiology faculty members Sarah Anderson,
Randi Foraker, Susan Olivo-Marston paid a buck
toward Operation Feed and toured Cunz Hall on
May 16. "I really like the building, especially
the realization that we'll all be under one roof,"
Foraker said.

Amelia Brown, dual Master of Health Administration and Law student at Ohio State, shares her passion for public health in a Student Spotlight on the college's YouTube page. View it here >

MPH student in Epidemiology asked to analyze data for WHO

May Nacion, a Master of Public Health student specializing in Epidemiology, recently accepted a summer internship opportunity with the Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization. Nacion will help analyze data for the organization's report Malaria in the Western Pacific 2000-2010. She also will collect, validate and analyze data for the World Malaria Report 2011. In addition, Nacion will plan, coordinate and write a report about the program manager's meeting. Nacion's advisor is Susan Olivo-Marston.


Research by Eric Seiber, assistant professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, was recently cited in a "Friend of the Court Brief" before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more >


Miami University Mobile Health Unit to visit Ohio State, May 18

The Miami University Mobile Health Unit will visit Ohio State on May 18 for an open house from 1-3 p.m., near Derby and Bricker halls. The mobile unit provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates with an interest in health promotion and disease prevention experience in a clinical setting with medical professionals. The unit offers flu shot clinics, HIV antibody testing, STI testing and other services. The visit is sponsored by Ohio State's Student Wellness Center. For more information, call Katye Miller at 614-247-6200.

Domestic Violence Conference, May 18
The High Risk Perinatal Project's Project S.A.F.E., in conjunction with the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, will host "Working Together to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault" from 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. May 18 at the Fawcett Center. Submission of a completed registration form and payment of $15 are required by May 9. For registration details, contact or 293-6245.
Kirwan Institute hosts talk on seafood and environmental health, May 20

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity will hold a lunchtime lecture titled "Seafood Choices: Risk, and the Politics of Environmental Health" at noon on May 20 in the Kirwan Institute conference room, 423 Mendenhall. Speaker is Becky Mansfield, associate professor in the Ohio State Department of Geography. For more information >


PARTY AT STAN'S -- Stan and Elaine Lemeshow welcomed College of Public Health faculty and staff to their Bexley home on May 15 for their annual open house.

Pictured above are Stan and Elaine with EHS Assistant Professor Song Liang and his wife Jin Chen.

Pictured right are Stan and Elaine with Ohio State University President Gordon Gee and Pam Thompson, program coordinator of HOPES.


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MAY 19

College of Public Health Seminar: "The WAQA Project: A Water Access and Quality Assessment in the Offinso North District, Ghana," at 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. Speaker: Stephani Kim, a Master of Public Health student specializing in Environmental Health Sciences. Learn more >

College of Public Health Seminar: "Involving Master's and Undergraduate Students in Research," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker: Gail L. Kaye, Ohio State University Department of Human Nutrition. Sponsored by the College of Public Health and the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. For more information, call 614-292-4685.


MAY 24

CPH Diversity Enhancement Committee explores Photovoice: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-100. The College of Public Health's Diversity Enhancement Committee is hosting a discussion about a methodology called Photovoice that uses photography and storytelling to raise awareness and educate people of social issues. Speaker: Katye Miller, Student Wellness Center. Lunch will be offered compliments of the Diversity Enhancement Committee. To attend, e-mail RSVP to by May 16.

MAY 25

CPH Information Fair: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Ohio Union Cartoon Room. CPH faculty, staff and students will share information about our programs with potential students. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Programs at 293-3907 or


College of Public Health Seminar Series: "Mobile Phones and Brain Tumor risk: Is There Evidence for a Causal Relationship?" 12:30-1:18 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008 Speaker: Maria Feychting, professor of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Sweden. Presented by the College of Public Health. Learn more >


College of Public Health Class of 2011 Graduation Celebration: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd. This spring's graduating class is the largest ever to graduate from the college, so come and wish them well. RSVP by June 6 at

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