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2 college faculty members retiring this year

Retiring faculty members Sandra Tanenbaum, PhD, and Allard Dembe, ScD

Sandra Tanenbaum, PhD, retired at the end of May after nearly 28 years at Ohio State. Tanenbaum, a professor in health services management and policy, has instructed numerous students throughout her career.

When asked what she will miss most about OSU, Tanenbaum stated, “...

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MHA program recognized by new CAHME initiative

CAHME Mentorship Circle

The MHA program was selected in the “Major Activities and Events” category, alongside the University of Alabama at Birmingham, for its highly successful and competitive First-Year Student Healthcare Case Competition.

“CAHME Mentorship Circle status recognizes that Ohio State’s Masters of...

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Mike Smeltzer ’70: Educating public health students today and long into the future

Mike Smeltzer '70

During his Ohio State education and career in public health, Mike Smeltzer learned the importance of a solid educational foundation. Today, he is dedicated to supporting the next generation of public health professionals.

Smeltzer's career in public health started in microbiology because...

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The Graduate: Julia Applegate

Julia Applegate

I remember the exact moment I knew I needed to return to Ohio State to get my MPH. I was the LGBTQ health program manager at Columbus Public Health and the health commissioner asked me to prepare a presentation for the board of health that included a reference to the “Principles of the Ethical...

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The Student: Dan Brook

Dan Brook

At the time, I was committed to pursuing academic medicine. I had the (false) belief that public health and medicine were separate entities,...

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Turning Pain into Action: Disaster Relief from 2,000 Miles Away

Ohio State's Puerto Rico Association

That’s when the hurricane hit, and Davila-Martin found herself 2,000 miles away from home with little to do to help her friends and family.

On September 21, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Flooding in Puerto Rico left millions without fuel, food and...

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Loved one’s death could spur aggressive measures against breast cancer

Tasleem Padamsee, PhD, assistant professor of health services management and policy

Women whose family members or friends died of cancer were far more likely to approach prevention aggressively than were those whose loved ones survived the disease, found a team of researchers at The Ohio State University.

“The cancer of someone you care about is a lens through which you...

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