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BSPH students cap off semester with Capstone Poster Session

capstone poster session

Each semester, the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Capstone Poster Session highlights the accomplishments of College of Public Health undergraduate students' capstone experiences and celebrates the faculty and staff who have helped the students reach their capstone goals.

The capstone project has been a required component of the BSPH curricula since the program's inception...

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Scholarship to attend family planning forum won by doctoral student

Courtney Dewart, doctoral student of epidemiology

Epidemiology doctoral student Courtney Dewart won a scholarship to attend the 2018 North American Forum on Family Planning next month in New Orleans.

Since its commencement in 2011, the three-day annual forum, co-sponsored by the Society of Family Planning, Planned Parenthood Federation...

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New program boosts use of HIV medications in injection-drug users

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A relatively simple effort to provide counseling and connect injection-drug users with resources could prove powerful against the spread of HIV in a notoriously hard-to-reach population, new research suggests.

The study increased by almost 30 percent the use of...

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CPH staff member wins annual research paper contest

Brittney Keller-Hamilton, program manager, Division of Epidemiology

Epidemiology program manager Brittney Keller-Hamilton was announced as one of five winners in the 2018 annual Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) Student Research Paper Contest.

Keller-Hamilton was awarded in the doctoral category for her paper titled “Tobacco and Alcohol on Television: A...

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Algal blooms a threat to small lakes and ponds, too

Harmful algae isn’t just a problem for high-profile bodies of water – it poses serious, toxic threats in small ponds and lakes as well, new research has found.

A team of researchers from The Ohio State University examined water samples from two dozen ponds and small lakes in rural Ohio and found...

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Epidemiology PhD student's study finds 2 in 5 teens texting while driving despite state bans

Li Li, MS, a doctoral student of epidemiology at the Ohio State University College of Public Health, is the first author of an article examining individual- and state-level factors associated with teens texting while driving. The study, done in conjunction with researchers from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

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New report shows increasing trend of EMS-administered naloxone for overdoses

A study conducted by researchers with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians shows a significant increase in EMS administration of naloxone during a recent five-year period. Naloxone is a life-saving drug...

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Research forums a rite of passage for many students

Mikafui Dzotsi and Christopher Weghorst, PhD

In March, three of the college’s doctoral students placed in the top three in their respective categories at the Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum.

Brittany Keller-Hamilton (epidemiology) placed second for her research on the effects of outdoor tobacco advertising on young males; Seungjen Lee (environmental health sciences) placed second with his research on microcystin...

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Researchers seek to identify specific carcinogens affecting firefighters

Susan Olivo-Marston and Olorunfemi Adetona

CPH researchers Susan Olivo-Marston, PhD, MPH, Olorunfemi Adetona, PhD, and Darryl Hood, PhD, are building off of this study to find ways to improve firefighters’ occupational safety.

The team will use biological markers in firefighters to identify which specific contaminants emitted in structural fire smoke are associated with cancer.

Olivo-Marston, assistant professor of...

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“Smart Foodsheds” project aims to improve food security in Columbus, Sacramento

Ayaz Hyder, PhD

Although food is mass produced to feed the world’s population, health and nutritional disparities like food insecurity still affect millions of lives. Working to address these disparities is Ayaz Hyder, PhD, assistant professor of environmental health sciences at the College of Public Health. Hyder is co-principal investigator on a new National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project aimed at...

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College of Public Health tasked with evaluating state health department’s prevention and intervention programs

The Ohio Department of Health recently awarded The Ohio State University College of Public Health with a $255,000 contract to assess several of the state health department’s highest-profile prevention and intervention programs. Evaluations will be conducted of the following ODH programs: Creating Healthy Communities, Injury Prevention Sub-Grantee Planning and Technical Assistance, Project DAWN...

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New Comparative Effectiveness Research training now available

A new program at Ohio State will train doctors, nurses and other health professionals on methods that compare emerging technologies and treatment options for serious illnesses and injuries.

The training provides a general introduction to Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and in-depth instruction on specific CER methods.

The ...

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From Columbus to Malawi: A Robust Health Research Program Grows

When Alison Norris came to The Ohio State University four years ago for a joint appointment as an assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and the Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine, it didn’t take her long to find the resources she needed to initiate what has grown into a robust, multi-disciplinary reproductive health research program in...

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Undergrad researchers to be published in American Heart Association journal

Two undergraduate researchers in Associate Professor Qinghua Sun's lab worked on a project that was recently accepted for publication by Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, a journal of the American Heart Association.

Zubin Yavar and Matt Verdin worked with Sun on the project, titled "Effect of early particulate air pollution exposure on obesity in mice." It's...

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Ferketich receives Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor award

Congratulations to Amy Ferketich, professor of epidemiology, who received the Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor award at the 2016 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.

This award recognizes...

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Zhu selected to receive SIE Young Investigator Award

Hong Zhu, assistant professor in the Division of Biostatistics, has been selected to receive a Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award for her paper, "Inference on the bivariate survival data with interval sampling through Kendall's tau: testing and association measure."

This award honors the best papers from young investigators in the field of statistics...

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Public health students excel at annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

Seven undergraduate students from the College of Public Health presented their thesis research on March 29 at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum held at OSU, with two students receiving awards for their research.

Montgomry Burgoon, Katherine Friedman, Lea Ghastine, Sarah Jossart, Rana Khalil, Allison Porter and Mariah Wood presented their...

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