October 11, 2011

What's News - Cunz Hall Grand Opening and Champions of Public Health; Alumni Societies receive "Gold Star" status; Moody, Cleverley to speak at management institute
Faces and Places - Student project focuses on campus tobacco policy; Student tracks pollution on campus for practicum
Photo Finish - 2011 CPH Picnic

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CPH to celebrate Cunz Hall Grand Opening and Champions of Public Health

The College of Public Health will celebrate the grand opening of its new home, Cunz Hall, and present the annual Champions of Public Health awards on Friday, October 14, 2011, from 4-6 p.m. The program will begin at 4 p.m.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony and award presentation will take place outdoors at the building’s south entrance, followed by building tours and a reception.

The 2011 Champions of Public Health Awards will be presented to public health practitioner Matthew Stefanak, health commissioner, Mahoning County, General Health District Board of Health; community leader Karen Butler, director, Cleveland Department of Public Health; and the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks in the organization category.

Since moving into the new Cunz Hall in early September, the entire college is under one roof for the first time since the founding of the then-School of Public Health in 1995.

Visit www.cph.osu.edu/2011Gala to RSVP.

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"Gold Star" alumni society recognition is proud honor

The Ohio State University Alumni Association (OSUAA) recently named the College of Public Health’s two alumni societies “Gold Star” societies. The Health Services Management (HSMP) and Policy Alumni Society and the College of Public Health Alumni Society (CPHAS) were recognized at the Alumni Leaders Conference on September 23. Click here to view photos.

The HSMP society also received “Gold Star” honors in 2010.

According to Jamie Cleverley, incoming president of the HSMP Alumni Society, this honor is a result of dedicated alumni passionate about making the program the best.

“We’re focused on doing the right things – not just for recognition, but because it’s the right thing to do,” Cleverley said.

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Moody, Cleverley to speak at management institute

Greg Moody, director of Gov. Kasich’s Office of Health Transformation, and William Cleverley, professor emeritus and president of Cleverley and Associates, are leading the agenda for the 2011 Management Institute.

Date: Nov. 4, 2011
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Columbus/Polaris
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The institute is an annual event sponsored by the College of Public Health’s Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society and brings attention to issues of importance for health care managers and policy-makers.

As the luncheon keynote speaker, Moody will present, “Lessons from High and Low Performing States for Raising Overall Health System Performance.”

Cleverley will address “Identifying Key Areas for Cost Reductions.”

Continuing education credit is available. ACHE Category II credits and BENHA nursing home administrator credits are available.

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Student project focuses on campus tobacco policy

Tobacco cessation and control is not new to Danielle Grospitch, a student in the college’s Master of Public Health Program for Experienced Professionals. In fact, for the past four years she has worked as a tobacco cessation counselor and takes great pride in Ohio State, environmentally and socially. In short, she cares about her fellow students’ health and wellness.

Last spring, Grospitch joined forces with the Student Wellness Center to launch a 100 percent tobacco-free campus campaign, Buckeyes Against Butts. While in its early stages, the campaign has the potential for making Ohio State’s campus tobacco-free, indoors and outdoors.

Working with the Student Wellness Center, Grospitch wrote a tobacco-free policy; conducted research with other universities that are currently smoke and/or tobacco-free to understand their process; met with Columbus Public Health officials to review the policy draft; and developed a campaign plan including “social norming” advertisements, a national media relations campaign, and plans for permanent signage on campus.

Last July, she led a campus clean-up effort with 10 student volunteers. In four hours, the students filled five, one-gallon Ziplock bags with cigarette butts on campus.

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Danielle Grospitch


2011 CPH Picnic

The annual CPH Picnic was held on Thursday, October 6 at Whetstone Park of Roses in Clintonville. A handful of faculty from the Division of Biostatistics posed for a photo. Pictured from left to right: Haikady Nagaraja, Abby Shoben, Stanley Lemeshow, Rebecca Andridge, Jay Herson, and Hong Zhu. Click here to view more photos from the picnic.


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OCT. 14

Cunz Hall Grand Opening and Champions of Public Health: The ribbon-cutting ceremony and award presentation will take place outdoors at the building's south entrance from 4-6 p.m. The program will begin at 4 p.m. Visit www.cph.osu.edu/2011Gala to RSVP.

OCT. 19

CPH Distance Learning Session #1: 12:30 - 1:18 p.m. 160 Cunz Hall. "Converting Conventional Teaching Materials to Web-Based Format" by Anand Khurma from the Center for Public Health Practice. Please RSVP by Oct. 14 to akhurma@cph.osu.edu.

OCT. 27
Resume/Cover Letter Writing Workshop: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Cunz Hall, Room 160. RSVP to pecs@cph.osu.edu.
OCT. 27
HSMP Fall Seminar: Midland Lecture: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater. Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, Professor, Harvard Medical School and Director, Mongan Institute for Health Policy. Topic: Eliminating Health Care Disparitites for Persons with Disabilities.
OCT. 28

Graduate Studies Committee Meeting: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Cunz Hall, Dean's Conference Room.

NOV. 10
HSMP Fall Seminar: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 255 Cunz Hall. Michael Morrisey, PhD, Professor, Health Care Organization and Policy School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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