January 31, 2012

What's News - CPH breaks Bucks for Charity goals again; Reminder: Opportunities Fair
Faces and Places - Media mentions; Grants and contracts
Useful Tidbits - Nominate CPH staffer for 'Employee of the Year" award; Roads Scholars Tour
Photo Finish - Fulfilled; The Smartest Guys in the Room

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College of Public Health breaks Bucks for Charity goals again

The Bucks for Charity drive ended the campaign with CPH breaking our goals once again!

In total, we collected $15,926.50 with 46 donors busting our $14,000/40 donor goal. This reflects great growth and caring for our community since we started participating in Bucks as a separate group in 2004 with a $1,000 goal and 11 donors.

CPH support is always indicative of our faculty and staff’s values as well as the impact our contributions make to the services and programs locally. Many thanks to everyone who made this a successful campaign once again.

(Sumbitted by Renee' Watts)


Reminder: Opportunities Fair will be held Feb. 10, 2012

The College of Public Health will hold its 19th annual Opportunities Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC), 337 W. 17th Avenue. The event will be held in meeting rooms 1-3.

The event provides public-health students an opportunity to collect information about available practicums, research projects, volunteer opportunities, and post-graduate positions.

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Sarah Anderson, PhD, assistant professor, Division of Epidemiology, was quoted in the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, January/February 2012 issue, for her research on mother/child relationships and obesity.


Elizabeth Klein, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, received an award from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency  for a project titled “Health impact assessment: Alignment of affordable housing physical inspection policies in Ohio."


Nominate CPH staffer for "Employee of the Year" award

It's nomination time for the College of Public Health's Employee of the Year award. The recognition program is for staff employees of the college. Past winners include Kathy Renick, Bruce Casto, Lynn Higginbotham, Renee Watts, Joanne Pearsol, Don Shymanski, Susie Householder and Roger Stockdale. To be eligible, nominees must have been employed by the college for three years and demonstrate excellent relations with coworkers and the public through their actions and attitudes. Sound like someone you know? For more information or to submit a nomination, go to http://cph.osu.edu/CPH_Employee_of_the_Year_Nomination. Deadline for nominations is March 31.

Roads Scholars Tour

The Office of Outreach and Engagement is planning this year’s Roads Scholars Tour, which will take place July 23-24. This year the tour will be leaving from Columbus and covering southwest Ohio. We are in the process of selecting the 2012 tour stops and invite your suggestions.

What are some great collaborations your area is involved in that take place in southwestern Ohio?
Could these collaborations work as stops for the Roads Scholars Tour?
Do you have additional recommendations for potential tour stops with Ohio State connections?
Please send your suggestions to Mary Kerr at kerr.248@osu.edu

If you are not familiar with the Roads Scholars Tour, a recap of the 2011 tour can be found at http://outreach.osu.edu/newsletters/2011RoadsNewsletter.pdf and more information about past tours is available at http://outreach.osu.edu/roads_scholar.php.

(Submitted by the Office of Outreach and Engagement)



The administrative staff in Ohio State's Medical Oncology office solicited toiletry items for one of the homeless women's shelters at Faith Mission. The College of Public Health donated items to the cause. The end result was more than 60 bags of toiletry items. So many items were donated that extra toothpaste, toothbrushes and dental floss were also donated to a children's home in Worthington.

(Submitted by Renee' Watts)

The smartest guys in the room

Students from Paula Song's PUBBHMP 820, Health Services Finance I class watched the Enron documentary, Enron: the smartest guys in the room, as an optional evening film viewing last week. The purpose of watching the film was to shed light on one of the largest accounting scandals in history, and provide an example of how accounting rules can evolve and be so complex that it can mask (at least temporarily) one of history's largest cases of corporate fraud, corruption and bankruptcy. The Enron scandal raised questions about accounting practices in the U.S., leading to the passing of the Sarbannes-Oxley Act, which requires greater transparency , financial disclosures, internal accountability and corporate governance standards for U.S. public firms.

(Submitted by Paula Song)

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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FEB. 1
EHS Seminar: Brenda Clark, doctoral candidate will present "Is Central Ohio School Asthma Prevalence Associated with Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) Score? 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Cunz Hall Room 140
FEB. 2
CPH Seminar: "A Step Closer to a READY 21st Century Healthcare Professional" by John C. Williams, DrPH, MBA. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Cunz Hall, Room 180
FEB. 4

4th Annual Alumni & Student Hockey Night, Tommy's Pizza/Schottenstein Center, 5-9 p.m. Contact Lisa Frericks at lfrericks@cph.osu.edu.

FEB. 6

Cancer Control Seminar: "Estimation of Odds Ratios of Genetic Variants for the Secondary Phenotypes: Application to Smoking Behavior" by Sanjay Shete, PhD. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Cunz Hall, Room 160

FEB. 8
EHS Seminar: Mridula Gupta, doctoral candidate, will present, "Air Pollution Health Effects from Cycling." 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Cunz Hall, Room 140

FEB. 10

19th Annual CPH Opportunities Fair, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., RPAC meeting rooms 1-3
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