July 5, 2011

What's News - CPH Farmers Market; 2011 Champions of Public Health;Cunz Hall move reminder; Countdown to Cunz; Donate unwanted books to Ohio State libraries
Faces and Places - HSMP welcomes new assistant professor; Sun recognized as 'Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor'; Alumni wanted for online "Alumni Spotlight" feature
Useful Tidbits - Complete your PHA and receive a medical plan premium reduction; NIH grant supports elite graduate training in life sciences
Photo Finish - 'Sweet Baby James'

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Volunteers needed at upcoming CPH Farmers' Market, July 28; Aug. 4, 11

The College of Public Health will once again join Columbus Public Health in co-sponsoring a farmers' market in downtown Columbus, July 28, Aug. 4 and 11.

This three-day event typically serves thousands of residents, providing fresh produce from Ohio farms. WIC vouchers and the Ohio Direction Card (food stamps) are accepted.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to volunteer at the event between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day for 3 to 4-hour shifts. Jobs may include controlling lines, distributing water, assisting customers, setting up and taking down tents and conducting surveys. About 10 more volunteers are needed for each date.

The Prevention Research Center will coordinate the college's role in this year's market.

For more information and to volunteer, e-mail Program Manager Carol Smathers at csmathers@cph.osu.edu.

Mary Ellen Wewers, Carol Smathers and Jeff Caswell
volunteered at the 2010 Farmers' Market. View more photos >

Nominations open for 2011 Champions of Public Health

The Champions of Public Health Awards recognize the impact that individuals and groups have made on the health of Ohioans. The 2011 Champions of Public Health Awards reception will be held on Oct. 14, in conjunction with the Grand Opening of Cunz Hall.

We invite you to identify and nominate worthy individuals who, through their professional achievements, volunteer service or civic involvement, personify the mission of the College of Public Health to advance knowledge and improve lives. Learn more and download the nomination form here >

View a list of past Champions here >

Cunz Hall move reminder

The College of Public Health will begin assembling under one roof in Cunz Hall beginning Aug. 22. The following dates are when occupants of each building are designated to move into the new building:

Aug. 22: Graves Hall, Howlett Hall and Biomedical Research Tower (You will receive your moving boxes the week of Aug. 15)
Aug. 29: Starling-Loving Hall (Moving boxes to arrive the week of Aug. 22)
Sept. 6: Smith Laboratory (Boxes to arrive the week of Aug. 29)

For more information, e-mail Renee Watts at rwatts@cph.osu.edu. More details to come this week.

Renee's latest blog post

Now that the outside of Cunz is starting to shape up, we'll soon see green around the building as sod is laid for grass and trees are planted.

The closer we get to finishing, the more people there are who want to get inside for a tour. I think I should tape a beanie cap onto my hard hat for such occasions.

Lately, there have been tours for the faculty and staff, including CPH Assistant Professor Sarah Anderson and her father, John Anderson, who's been keeping an eye on the project.

Read more in Renee Watts' latest Cunz Hall Blog >

View recent photo of the project here >

Donate unwanted books to Ohio State libraries

While you're packing for the move to Cunz Hall, don't just toss your unwanted books, donate them to Ohio State's libraries. It's easy to do. Simply put any unwanted books (no journals or encyclopedias) into a box and mark it "LIBRARY." The library will either keep them or donate them to "Friends of the Library." Once your books are ready for pickup, e-mail Renee Watts at rwatts@cph.osu.edu or Division Coordinator Cindy York at cyork@cph.osu.edu.


HSMP welcomes new assistant professor

Brian Hilligoss joined the Division of Health Services Management and Policy as an assistant professor on July 1. He comes to Ohio State from the University of Michigan's School of Information, where he researched routines in health care organizations and the communication processes involved in coordinating work across organizational divisions of labor. At Ohio State, Hilligoss will continue this research, as well as teach courses in health care organization and quality and patient safety.

Welcome, Brian!

Brian Hilligoss

Sun recognized as 'Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor'

Qinghua Sun, associate professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was recognized as a Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor by the Undergraduate Research Office for his student leadership during the 2011 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum in May.

The award highlights Ohio State faculty members who and encourage support undergraduate research. Mentors are nominated by students participating in the forum and a student committee selects its winners each year.

Sun was one of five Ohio State faculty members to receive the award.

Silis Jiang, a psychology major and researcher in Sun's lab, placed second in the research forum in the category of Environmental Sciences.

Congratulations, Sun and Silis!

Qinghua Sun

Alumni wanted for online "Alumni Spotlight" feature

We have more than 2,000 alumni making a difference in the field of public health. The College of Public Health wants to showcase these great alumni in our online feature "Alumni Spotlight." Please forward names of outstanding alumni to Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu for consideration.


Complete your PHA and receive a medical plan premium reduction

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can receive a medical plan premium reduction by completing the Your Plan for Health Personal Health Assessment. Complete the PHA prior to Nov. 30 and lock in your full $360 medical plan premium reduction for 2012. Remember, having an on-campus Biometric Health Screening and completing a PHA are two separate activities. To complete your PHA, log in to http://YourPlanForHealth.com and click Personal Health Assessment under Get Started. Contact yourplanforhealth@hr.osu.edu or 292-1050.

NIH grant supports elite graduate training in life sciences

Ohio State has received federal support for a specialized training program designed to attract high-quality graduate students and prepare them for life-sciences research careers in academia, government or industry. The National Institutes of Health grant supports the establishment of a Cellular, Molecular, and Biochemical Sciences Program at Ohio State designed to advance research pursuits in areas related to human health, physiology and disease. Read more >


SWEET BABY JAMES -- Meredith Cameron, program coordinator in the Center for Public Health Practice, and her husband, Chris, welcomed baby James Colin Cameron on June 15.

Colin, as he'll be called by new mom and dad, is happily sporting a onesie created for him by Senior Program Manager Melissa Sever.


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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JULY 28; AUG. 4, 11

Downtown Farmers' Market: The College of Public Health will once again join Columbus Public Health in co-sponsoring a farmers' market in downtown Columbus at Columbus Public Health's headquarters at 240 Parsons Ave. For more information and to volunteer, e-mail Program Manager Carol Smathers at csmathers@cph.osu.edu.

SEPT. 20

2011 CPH Orientation for new students: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Cunz Hall.

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