December 20, 2011

What's News - Happy Holidays!; CPH Annual Holiday Luncheon; Autumn Commencement 2011; Pelotonia Student Rider Team to host auction
Faces and Places - New staff members in Office for Academic Programs & Student Services (APSS); Seiber family welcomes baby boy; Bisesi receives award from Union County Health Department; Wickizer poster presentation performs well at ISPOR conference; Buckley discussed impact of air pollution at Town Hall Meeting
Useful Tidbits - Earn up to $125 through YP4H Incentive Program; 2011 W-2 statements can be received online; Correct address for mailed W-2 statements; Tips for Ohio State business travelers to China; 2011 CPH holiday gift of warmth: please pick up your blanket!
Photo Finish - Farewell, Teri!

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Happy Holidays!

 

CPH Annual Holiday Luncheon

The 2011 College of Public Health annual holiday luncheon was held on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Faculty Club. Nick Vaver (left) and Don Shymanski (right) wore "ugly sweaters" for the occasion. View more photos from the luncheon here. If you did not have a chance to complete the CPH crossword puzzle distributed by Christine O'Malley at the luncheon, it is available on the web here.

Autumn Commencement 2011

Photos from Autumn Commencement on Dec. 11 can be viewed on The Ohio State University's web site here.

Pelotonia Student Rider Team to host auction

The Pelotonia Student Rider Team, Team Buckeye, is hosting an auction to raise money for next year's Pelotonia ride. The auction will be held Thursday, January 12 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Woody's Tavern at the Ohio Union. Help support Team Buckeye in their ONE GOAL: to end cancer!

 

New staff members in CPH Office of Academic Programs & Student Services (APSS)

 

 

Kynthia Droesch, MS, is the successor to Teri Roberts. Her title is director of the Office of Academic Programs & Student Services. Kynthia comes to us from Ohio State's School of Allied Medical Professions where she was the director of the Student Affairs Office. She has also held advising positions on campus in the College of Education and Human Ecology and the College of Arts and Sciences. She has been employed by The Ohio State University since 2001. Her first day in public health was Dec. 13.

Welcome, Kynthia!

 

 

Kristin Williams, MS, is the successor to Amy Thaci. Her title is coordinator, Career Services and Recruitment for the Division of Health Services Management and Policy. Prior to coming to Ohio State, Kristin worked at Kent State University as a business experiences manager for seven years. Her first day was Dec. 12.

Welcome, Kristin!


 

 

Guy Smalley, MPH, is the college's new academic advisor and staff assistant in the APSS office. Guy comes to us from the College of Education and Human Ecology where he was an academic advisor and staff assistant. Guy has held other academic advising positions at The Ohio State University since 2003. Prior to coming to Ohio State, Guy coordinated significant public health initiatives in Ohio and Arizona for more than 15 years. His first day in public health was Dec. 19.

Welcome, Guy!

Seiber family welcomes baby boy

Eric Seiber, assistant professor in the Health Services Management and Policy Division, and his wife, Tatiana Seiber, welcomed their new son, Mateo, on December 5. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 19.1 inches. The Seiber’s also have two other children: Marco, 8 and Isa, 6.

Congratulations to Eric and his newly expanded family!

Mateo Seiber

Bisesi receives award from Union County Health Department 

Michael Bisesi, associate professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, received an award from the Union County Health Department for a study titled “Child Injury Action Group.”      

Wickizer poster presentation performs well at ISPOR conference

Professor Tom Wickizer’s poster presentation was selected as a research poster presentation award finalist among 1,500 entries at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 14th Annual European Congress.

Wickizer’s poster presentation, “Improving the Quality and Reducing Costs in Workers’ Compensation Health Care: A Population-Based Intervention Study,” was evaluated by a team of judges at the ISPOR meeting held in November in Madrid, Spain.

Read more >

Buckley discussed impact of air pollution at Town Hall Meeting

Tim Buckley, PhD, associate professor and chair in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, addressed local and state environmental public health professionals and citizens of Franklin and Delaware Counties on the impact of air pollution on public health.

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Earn up to $125 through YP4H Incentive Program

Faculty and staff can earn an additional $125 by participating in the Your Plan for Health Incentive Program, and tracking their health and wellness activities. Incentive points must be entered on or before Dec. 31. The last payout of the 2011 Incentive Program will occur in January 2012 (last paycheck for biweekly pay). Faculty/staff completing their Personal Health Assessment for the first time must allow up to two weeks for the system to recognize their PHA completion prior to tracking incentive points. Visit http://www.yourplanforhealth.com and log in to check your point status.

2011 W-2 statements can be received online

If you are not currently enrolled to receive your W-2 information online, you have until January 10 to sign up for the electronic delivery of your 2011 W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. The W-2 statement will be posted on a secure web site in late January for immediate use. An e-mail notification with retrieval instructions will be sent when the W-2 is available. If you sign up for this online option, you will not receive a copy of your W-2 statement in the mail. If you have previously enrolled to receive your W-2 information online, you do not need to enroll again. Instructions are online here > Questions? Contact Payroll Services at w2@osu.edu or (614) 292-2311.

(Submitted by Susie Householder)

Correct address for mailed W-2 statements

Faculty, staff and student employees electing to have their 2011 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements mailed should verify the mailing address listed on their December 2011 Payroll Statement of Earnings. If changes are needed to your mailing address, update this information with your department human resources representative. The deadline for making address changes is January 6. Employees are encouraged to sign up for online delivery of their W-2. Read more about online delivery here > For additional information, contact the Payroll/Tax Office at 292-2311 or mailto:taxoffice@osu.edu.

(Submitted by Susie Householder)

Tips for Ohio State business travelers to China

The China Travel Guide is now available on the web site of the Office of International Affairs. The guide provides useful information for faculty and staff traveling to China for university business. Learn more about visas, accommodations and transportation choices, as well as helpful tips on Chinese etiquette. The guide is available at http://oia.osu.edu/China.

(Submitted by Qinghua Sun)

2011 CPH holiday gift of warmth: please pick up your blanket!

This year's CPH holiday memento is a red fleece blanket with the CPH logo embroidered on it. CPH faculty and staff may pick up their blanket in the Dean's Suite. See Susan Price or Christine O'Malley for assistance.

Farewell, Teri!

A reception was held on Wednesday, December 14 in Cunz Hall's 3rd floor lobby to honor Teri Roberts, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, on her retirement after 37 years of service to The Ohio State University. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and family attended the reception, including (from left: Janell Jones, (Teri Roberts), Chila Thomas and Cesar Seguil, all of whom worked for Teri as undergraduate student workers and are now employed in various positions on campus. View more photos from Teri's reception here.

Photo Request:
The advancement 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 cbenseler@cph.osu.edu.

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DEC. 26-27
The Ohio State University closed in observance of Christmas holiday.
JAN. 2
The Ohio State University closed in observance of New Year's Day.
JAN. 3
Winter quarter classes begin at The Ohio State University.
JAN. 13

Graduate studies committee meeting, 9:00 -10:30 a.m., Dean's Conference Room, Cunz Hall.

JAN. 16

The Ohio State University closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day

JAN. 27
Graduate studies committee meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Dean's Conference Room, Cunz Hall. First fellowship meeting - faculty and OAP only.

MAR. 18

Winter quarter commencement
 
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