Cooking family meals, skipping TV during those meals linked to lower odds of obesity

March 24, 2017 by Misti Crane | Research Communication
Categories: Epidemology, Obesity, Children

Researchers surprised to find no relationship between family-meal frequency and weight

Adults who don’t flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be obese, a new study has found.

But the frequency of family meals doesn’t appear to make much of a difference, according to research from The Ohio State University.

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Analysis: Like Prescription and OTC Drugs, Tobacco Products Should Include Educational Inserts, Onserts to Help Consumers

March 13, 2017 by Gary Snyder | Director of External Relations
Categories: Tobacco

Micah Berman, JD

A study appearing in the Food and Drug Law Journal recommends the FDA begin requiring that the tobacco products they regulate (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, hookah) include product educational and warn

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Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Researchers Receive $2.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

March 2, 2017 by Gary Snyder | Director of External Relations
Categories: Obesity, Epidemology

The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) researchers are teaming up on a four-year, $2.6 million NIH study to better understand how parent-child interactions at mealtimes can affect children’s obesity risk.  It is hoped the research will provide more effective childhood obesity prevention strategies, which can also promote young children’s social-emotional development.

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CPH Faculty and Postdocs Share Their Work at 2nd Annual Research Day

February 21, 2017 by Steve Barrish | Communications Coordinator
Categories: Research, Faculty

Abby Shoben presents at Research Day 2017

Twenty-eight faculty and postdoctoral researchers from all areas of the college shared their research with each other through presentations and posters at the 2nd Annual Research Day, held on Feb. 17 at Thompson Library.

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Public Health General Scholarship Fund Makes Important Difference to Students

February 10, 2017 by Katie Raby | CPH Communications
Categories: scholarships

With the costs of higher education rising, scholarships for students are becoming more important than ever. The average cost for an undergraduate student to attend The Ohio State University is between $25,820 and $44,784, whereas graduate students can pay anywhere between $31,740 and $52,196 per year, depending on whether they are Ohio residents or not.

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Ohio State Public Health Researcher Receives 4-Year NIH Grant to Better Assess Donor Quality and Predict Post-Transplantation Outcomes for Kidney Transplant Patients

February 8, 2017 by Steve Barrish | Communications Coordinator
Categories: Biostatistics, Research

Over 16,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergo kidney transplantation in the United States every year. For most ESRD patients, successful kidney transplantation provides longer survival and a better quality of life than dialysis.

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After nearly 40 years as a Buckeye, Lynn Higginbotham embarks on next adventure

January 26, 2017 by Steve Barrish | Communications
Categories: Epidemology, Staff, Division Coordinators, Retirement

Lynn Higginbotham

With her headset on and glasses draped around her neck, division coordinator Lynn Higginbotham has been a welcoming presence in our Ohio State public health family for nearly 24 years. She’ll serve her final day on Tuesday, Jan. 31, before setting off on new adventures in retirement.

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College of Public Health Center Receives Grants to Help Health Departments With Accreditations, Form Regional CHIP

January 18, 2017 by Steve Barrish | Communications Coordinator
Categories: Public Health

CPHP staff members

The Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) at The Ohio State University College of Public Health has received two funding awards to provide accreditation support to Vinton County and the Delaware County Health Departments.  The funding will also boost efforts to create an innovative regional Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) in southeastern Ohio.

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November 2016 Statement from the College of Public Health

January 5, 2017 by The College of Public Health Categories: Public Health

In our rapidly changing world, the OSU College of Public Health re-affirms our dedication to our stated Mission: “To protect and improve the health of the people of Ohio, the nation and the

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MHA Students Compete Nationally in Case Competitions

December 27, 2016 by Colleen Herr | Communications Coordinator
Categories: MHA, HSMP, Students, healthcare

The College of Public Health Master of Health Administration (MHA) program sent students to two high-profile case competitions in recent months where they were challenged to develop the best solution to a health care related case study.  

MHA program director Julie Robbins describes the importance of case competitions both to student development and the program’s reputation.

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