February 15, 2012

What's News - Wickizer study on occupational healthcare delivery leads to policy change; Student Leadership Workshop provides hands-on leadership experience; MHA, graduate students benefit from classroom simulation; BSPH Information Sessions to be held
Faces and Places - Alumni Spotlight on Kathleen Gravelle; Needham wins first place award in Healthcare Management; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Nominate CPH staffer for 'Employee of the Year" award; OIA Grants; John Glenn Celebration
Photo Finish - Practice Makes Perfect

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Wickizer study on occupational healthcare delivery leads to policy change

A study on the quality and costs of workers’ compensation programs by Ohio State University researcher Thomas Wickizer, PhD, MPH, and his former colleagues at the University of Washington has resulted in a new law in the state of Washington which reorganizes how occupational care is delivered.

Ohio and Washington are among a handful of states that have the same organization of their workers’ compensation programs. Wickizer believes similar reform efforts could benefit Ohio and states with similar programs.

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Student Leadership Workshop provides hands-on leadership experience

A recent workshop for public health students helped them explore their own leadership behaviors as a preparation for their future careers. Eleven students representing the Master of Public Health, MHA, and doctoral programs participated in the workshop.

Matt Inama, a first-year Master of Health Administration (MHA) student, realized that everyone can develop leadership skills. “This gave me a chance to reflect on how I view myself as a leader and also how others view me as a leader. It was interesting to note the difference between my view and my peers'. It helped me look at leadership not as some lofty, unattainable attribute, but as a skill that anyone can develop,” said Inama.

The college’s Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) and Office of Academic Programs and Student Services offered the Student Leadership Workshop on Jan. 20.

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MHA, graduate students benefit from classroom simulation

Professor Sharon Schweikhart’s Operations Management for Health Services Organizations class (PUBHHMP880) recently participated in a simulation that applied lean operations principles to redesign a chemotherapy clinic (named the Justin Beaver Clinic) with a goal of improving throughput, decreasing waiting time and improving safety by reducing errors.

“Lean operations principles are being used to simplify, streamline and reduce errors in health care processes at health systems across the U.S. Students who are skilled in process analysis and application of lean principles will be able use these skills to improve health care quality and safety,” said Schweikhart.

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BSPH Information Sessions to be held

Undergraduate students interested in a health-related career are invited to attend one of three information sessions to learn about Ohio State’s new Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree.

The sessions will all be held in 140 Cunz Hall on the following dates. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 6th, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to RSVP-oapss@cph.osu.edu.

The BSPH is expected to debut Autumn 2012.

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Alumni Spotlight on Kathleen Gravelle

Kathleen Gravelle received a Master of Public Health with a specialization in Health Services Management and Policy from The Ohio State University in 2007. She is now a program examiner in the Medicare Branch of the Health Division for the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President of the United States in Washington, DC.

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Needham wins first place award in Healthcare Management

Brian R. Needham, a Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration student in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, recently won first place in the graduate division of the American College of Helathcare Executives (ACHE) 2012 Richard J. Stull Essay Competition in Healthcare Management for his essay titled, “The truth about patient experience: what we can learn from other industries and how three P’s can improve health outcomes, strengthen brands, and delight customers.”

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MEDIA MENTIONS

Tim Buckley, associate professor and chair, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was quoted in the Winter/Sping 2012 edition of TwineLine, pg. 16, in an article titled, "Sea Grant Funds New Project on Impact of Climate Change on Lake Erie Microcystis and Public Health."
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Brian Hilligoss, assistant professor, Division of Health Services Management and Policy, is a co-author on a paper published in the Feb. 8, 2012 issue of Critical Care.
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Randi Love, clinical associate professor, Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, was quoted in the Dayton Daily News on Jan. 30, 2012 in an article titled, "78,000 area residents live in food wastelands."
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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.

OIA Grants

The Office of International Affairs is now accepting applications for faculty and graduate student grants as well as undergraduate study abroad scholarships. The deadline for faculty and graduate student OIA grant applications, as well as applications for research focusing on Ohio State’s three discovery themes, is March 12. Study abroad scholarship applications are due March 5. More detailed information can be found on the International Affairs website at grants and scholarships.

(Submitted by the Office of International Affairs)

John Glenn Celebration

The Ohio State University is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s historic journey into space at a special dinner on February 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union.  Guest speaker is Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of space shuttle Endeavor’s final mission. Proceeds from the celebration dinner will support student scholarships and academic programs at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and the College of Engineering at Ohio State. A limited number of tickets for faculty and staff will be offered at a discounted cost of $150 per ticket, with a purchase limit of two tickets per person.  To purchase, please contact The Ohio State University Alumni Association at (800) 762-5646.

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(Submitted by University Communications)

 

Practice Makes Perfect

A team of Master of Health Administration (MHA) students (Brian Needham, Claudia Dome and Stephanie Williams) practices its presentation in the Dean's conference room on Friday, Feb. 10, in preparation for the 6th Annual Health Administration Case Competition to be held in Birmingham, Alabama Feb. 15-17, 2012. The team was selected to participate in December 2011 and received the case (on trauma care services) in January 2012. The case competition aims to provide graduate students an opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in a real-life scenario. It is designed to be a capstone experience. Student teams travel from around the U.S. to present their recommendations to a national team of judges. The first, second and third place teams receive cash awards. Paula Song is the team's faculty advisor.

 

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FEB. 15

Adobe Connect online meet-up: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join an online brown bag session to experience first-hand what it's like to be a participant in a virtual meeting space. Dr. Randi Foraker will share her experiences using it in her coursework. Meeting link: http://osucph.adobeconnect.com/connectisfun/.

FEB. 15
EHS Seminar: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Cunz Hall Room 140. Jiyoung Lee will present "The Link Between Climate Change and Water & Food Safety: Question#1 - Do Extreme Weather Events Affect Fresh Food Safety?"
FEB. 15

COSI Exhibit - RACE: Are We So Different? 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. at COSI in downtown Columbus. Join Dr. Shelley Francis and her HBHP 830 class for a visit to view the RACE exhibit. No RSVP necessary.

FEB. 16

HSMP Faculty Meeting. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

FEB. 17
Executive Committee meeting. 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., 255 Cunz Hall.

FEB. 21

CPH Diversity Enhancement Committee: "Privilege Walk." 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Cunz Hall Room 150. CPH faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a "Priviledge Walk" event. This is a fun activity that is sure to inspire a spirited discussion on our different backgrounds! Pizza lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Pam Thompson.

FEB. 22
EHS Seminar: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Cunz Hall, Room 140. Fangfei Lou, doctoral candidate, will present, "High Pressure Processing of Human norovirus Virus-like Particles: Evidence that Human Norovirus is More Stable than its Surrogates."
FEB. 24
Graduate Studies Committee meeting. 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Cunz Hall, Room 255.
FEB. 24
Mandatory Building Emergency Action Plan Training for faculty and staff. 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Cunz Hall, Room 180.
FEB. 24
Ohio State Alumni Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets. 7:00 p.m., Nationwide Arena. Enjoy an evening with your family at Nationwide Arena as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Colorado Avalanche. After the game, take to the ice for some family fun. Ohio State alumni will enjoy special discounts and postgame activities. Buy your tickets today!
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FEB. 27
Lessons Learned from Lecture Capture. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cunz Hall, Room 230. In this discussion we'll learn about Dr. Rebecca Andridge's experiences using Mediasite to record her lectures and discuss best practices for integrating lecture capture into your course work or collaborative project. RSVPs are encouraged to Anand Khurma.
FEB. 27

CPH Diversity Enhancement Event: Book Club. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Cunz Hall, Room 255. Please join the Diversity Enhancement Committee for a discussion group about the book, "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity" by Beverly Daniel Tatum. The book examines important questions fundamental to improving awareness about diversity. If you participated in January, you do not need to sign up for a February discussion, but are more than welcome to join us! We will be discussing the same book. February readers, please let Pam Thompson know which session you would like to attend.

FEB. 28
CPH Diversity Enhancement Event: Book Club. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Cunz Hall, Room 255. Please join the Diversity Enhancement Committee for a discussion group about the book, "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity" by Beverly Daniel Tatum. The book examines important questions fundamental to improving awareness about diversity. If you participated in January, you do not need to sign up for a February discussion, but are more than welcome to join us! We will be discussing the same book. February readers, please let Pam Thompson know which session you would like to attend.
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