December 6, 2011

What's News - Buckley to participate in Clean Air Town Hall Meeting
Faces and Places - Hilligoss nominated for ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award; Buckley joined in panel discussing shale energy; Alumna joins leadership at Columbus Public Health; Alumna featured by OSUAA for World AIDS Day; Media mentions
Useful Tidbits - Dean Lockwood to hold Town Meeting Dec. 13; Items needed for Faith Mission by Dec. 9; Submit nominations for Outreach and Engagement Awards by Dec. 20; Complimentary YP4H flu shots available on campus this week
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Buckley to participate in Clean Air Town Hall Meeting

A Clean Air Town Hall Meeting will be held on December 6, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., to discuss the impact of air pollution on public health.

Panelists will include Tim Buckley, PhD, associate professor and chair in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences; Bob Hodanbosi, chief, Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control; Karen Heyob of Honda of America MFG. Inc., Green Factory Initiative. The panel will be moderated by Dave Abel, air quality program coordinator, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

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Hilligoss nominated for Proquest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Brian Hilligoss, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, was nominated for a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan for his dissertation titled, "Patient handoffs between emergency department and inpatient physicians: A qualitative study to inform standardization of practice and organization theory."

The award recognizes exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students in the last phase of their doctoral education at the University of Michigan.

Only 51 dissertations were nominated for the award, from over 700 doctoral degrees granted in 2011, and only a handful of awards are given each year.

Nominees will be notified of the final decision regarding their nomination in late March. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on April 26, 2012.

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Buckley joined in panel discussing shale energy

Tim Buckley, PhD, associate professor and chair in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, participated in a campus-wide panel discussion on shale energy and its impacts on the environment and our nation’s energy needs. The discussion was held on Friday, Dec. 2, at the U.S. Bank Conference Theater, located on the first level of the Ohio Union.

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Alumna joins leadership at Columbus Public Health

College of Public Health alumna Nancie Bechtel, RN, is the new chief nursing officer at Columbus Public Health. She will also serve as assistant health commissioner. Her appointment was announced earlier this month by Columbus Public Health Commissioner Teresa Long. In her new roles at Columbus Public Health, Bechtel will lead the department’s nursing functions, help address community health issues, serve as a

liaison with healthcare, academic and community partners, and respond to public health threats.

Bechtel is a 2006 Master of Public Health alumna from The Ohio State University College of Public Health. Her graduate advisor was Mac Crawford. She also holds certifications as an emergency nurse and emergency medical technician.

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Alumna featured by OSUAA for World AIDS Day

Iris Velasco (MPH ’07) is featured on The Ohio State University Alumni Association’s web site “On This Day” Celebrating Alumni feature.

Velasco is currently an HIV/AIDS specialist at the Columbus Urban League. She is featured in honor of World AIDS Day.

She is a 2007 MPH alumna from The Ohio State University College of Public Health. Her graduate advisor was Phyllis Pirie, interim associate dean for research, and professor and chair in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. Velasco also worked for Pirie as her graduate research assistant.

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MEDIA MENTIONS

Research by Quinghua Sun, associate professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was featured in an article titled “Pollution Time Bomb,” published in the Huffington Post on Oct. 25.

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Research by Tim Buckley, associate professor and chair in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was featured in an article titled "Nearly 40 percent of students report signs of asthma," published in the Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 10.

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Dean Lockwood to hold Town Meeting Dec. 13

Charles Lockwood, MD, Dean of the OSU College of Medicine, will hold a town meeting in which he will present impressions of his first 90 days as new dean of the OSU College of Medicine. The meeting is open to all interested faculty, staff and students.

“People, Progress and Opportunities: The First 90 Days” will present on Tuesday, December 13, at 4:00 pm in 16 Meiling Hall on the OSU main campus. The presentation will include Dean Lockwood’s view of the challenges and opportunities facing the college as it strives to move from excellence to eminence as one of the nation’s top medical schools.

Refreshments will be served immediately following the presentation in the main lobby of Meiling Hall.

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Submit nominations for Outreach and Engagement Awards by Dec. 20

Are you involved in an exceptional outreach and engagement program? The Office of Outreach and Engagement encourages you to submit a partnership to serve as the university's nominee for the national C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award. For more information and to submit your project, visit http://go.osu.edu/oeawards. Nominations must be submitted online by Dec. 20. Contact: 247-7795 or outreach@osu.edu

(Submitted by the Office of Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University)

Items needed for Faith Mission by Dec. 9

Each year, staff in Ohio State's Division of Medical Oncology make holiday gift bags for the Faith Mission Women’s Shelter, Nancy’s Place, which serves 46 women each night, and up to 52 during winter overflow months.

If you have any free samples, travel or regular-sized toiletries that you would be willing to donate, please drop them off to Renee’ Watts in 280D Cunz Hall and she will take them to Medical Oncology. Any type of toiletry is accepted and appreciated; toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, dental floss, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, makeup bags, makeup, perfume, perfume samples, deodorants, sun block, etc. They are also accepting new and gently-used blankets.

(Submitted by Renee' Watts)

Complimentary YP4H flu shots available on campus this week

Your Plan For Health is making it convenient for faculty and staff to receive complimentary flu shots Wednesday (12/7) and Thursday (12/8) at the Maintenance Building, 2000 Tuttle Park Place, and Thursday (12/8) at the Health Science Library in Prior Hall. Faculty, staff and their family members enrolled in the university medical plan can also receive complimentary flu shots at in-network pharmacies.

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(Submitted by Susie Householder)

Lights, camera, action!

On Thursday, Dec. 1, our Center for Public Health Practice met via video conference with colleagues at Case Western Reserve University, University of Cincinnati, and Northeast Ohio Medical University. The center was broadcasting live from Cunz Hall in order to demonstrate how the technology can be used. It was the first time that our center staff, including Associate Director Joanne Pearsol in this photo, had been in front of the camera with the equipment.

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UPCOMING
DEC. 7

EHS Division Meeting, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

DEC. 8

EHS Seminar: Dr. James Coe, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio State will present "Airborne Dust: One Particle at a Time" from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Room 160, Cunz Hall.

DEC. 8
Reception for graduating students, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., 160 Cunz Hall. Please RSVP to rsvp@cph.osu.edu by Dec. 7.
DEC. 9
CPH Faculty and Staff Annual Holiday Luncheon, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Faculty Club, Grand Lounge. Check your e-mail for an invitation!
DEC. 11
Commencement
DEC. 14

Retirement reception for Teri Roberts, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Cunz Hall, 3rd floor lobby. Please RSVP to sprice@cph.osu.edu by Dec. 9.

DEC. 15
HSMP Faculty Meeting, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
DEC. 26-27
University closed for Christmas holiday observance.
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