April 19, 2011

What's News - 2011 Operation Feed kicks off this week; CPH Campus Campaign cameo; Employee of the Year award; Upcoming CPH events
Faces and Places - HSMP PhD student receives scholarship to attend rural health conference; Media Mentions
Useful Tidbits - Food Innovation Center welcomes new membership applications; Vanpooling program for Ohio State faculty and staff; One-on-one help with technologies; Upcoming public health events
The World We Live In - Sorensen 'made a real difference'; Shopping could help you live longer; Green toys
Photo Finish - 'Clean Slates'

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2011 Operation Feed kicks off this week

This week kicks off The Ohio State University Operation Feed campaign benefitting the Mid-Ohio FoodBank. Collection boxes for items, such as canned fruit, meat, tuna, soup, peanut butter, pasta meals, and veggies, will start showing up in your areas. The FoodBank prefers items in cans, not glass, bags or boxes that could potentially break. Boxed mac and cheese, however, is OK.

You may also contribute by cash or a check made out to Operation Feed. Roger Stockdale is once again our "go to guy" for checks or cash. Every dollar raised counts as two meals, so money goes a long way with the FoodBank.

Ohio State's 2011 goal is to raise 120,000 meals. Last year the College of Public Health raised 2,074 meals, and this year wwe're striving for 2,200 meals.

For more information contact coordinators Renee' Watts or Susan Price.

CPH Campus Campaign cameo

Giving back to Ohio State is important to Joanne Pearsol, associate director of the Center for Public Health Practice. "This is my 'work-home' " Pearsol said. "We can have such a huge impact in unique ways."

Pearsol supports the Public Health Farmers' Market and the Mary Plummer Memorial Scholarship funds. The market isa joint effort between Columbus Public Health and the College of Public Health and provides fresh fruits and vegetables to an underserved area in downtown Columbus. The Mary Plummer scholarship supports first-year public health students. Plummer was a local public health professional and an advocate for underserved and vulnerable populations. She also was the first part-time student to earn a Master of Science degree in Preventive Medicine from Ohio State. She died of a heart attack in 1998 at age 45.

"Mary was a unique woman who was passionate about her work," Pearsol said. "She shared that passion and herself with others in a way that really touched people. She passed away way too young, and this is one way her spirit can live on."

Learn more about Campus Campaign and give now. Learn more about our college's funds.

Joanne Pearsol

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 Bruce Casto, Lynne Higginbotham, Renee Watts, Joanne Pearsol, Don Shymanski, Susan 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? Learn more about the requirements and nomination process by reviewing the nomination form located in the "Office of the Dean" folder on the "Transfer" drive, or request a nomination form from Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu. Deadline for nominations is April 30.

UPCOMING CPH EVENTS
Farewell reception for Lexi Killoren, Wednesday

The College of Public Health will hold a farewell reception on Wednesday (April 20) for Lexi Killoren, assistant director of development and alumni affairs, who is leaving the College of Public Health on Friday (April 22). Killoren has been instrumental in furthering the college's fundraising efforts and building relationships with alumni and friends. Wish her the best of luck from 4-5 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008.

Diversity Enhancement Committee to examine interpreter services, Thursday

The College of Public Health's Diversity Enhancement Committee will hold a lunchtime presentation on interpreter services available at Ohio State from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday (April 21) in Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Milly Valverde, manager of Interpreter Services at the Ohio State University Medical Center, will explain some of the services that are available to ease communications for patients who don't speak or understand the English language. RSVP to diversity@cph.osu.edu by today (April 19).

Mid Ohio Foodbank volunteer event, April 26

The College of Public Health Alumni Society is organizing a volunteer event from 5:30-8 p.m. on April 26 at the Mid Ohio Foodbank, 3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City. Join College of Public Health alumni, faculty, staff and students for an evening of inspecting, cleaning and sorting food items that have been donated to the food bank. Pizza will be provided to those who arrive at 5 p.m. For more information and to RSVP >

CPH Alumni Society presents 'Tales from the Field,' April 27

As part of its quarterly "Tales from the Field" luncheons, the College of Public Health Alumni Society will welcome Randee L. Masciola, clinical instructor in the Ohio State College of Nursing, for a presentation titled "Women's Health Prevention Guidelines Across the Ages," 12:30-1:30 p.m., Graves Hall, room 1167. RSVP at http://go.osu.edu/ChD. Learn more >

2011 Public Health Combined Conference, May 9-11

The 2011 Public Health Combined Conference will be held May 9-11 at the Doubletree Hotel, 175 Hutchinson Ave., in Worthington. Themed, "Out of the Box and Into the Circle: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Public Health," the event shares information on current trends and issues in the field of public health. The College of Public Health will host a reception before the conference from 5:45-6:45 p.m. on May 8 at the hotel. View the full agenda here >

SAVE THE DATE: MAY 15

Open House at the Lemeshows': 5:30-8 p.m., May 15, 255 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley. Spring gathering at Stan and Elaine Lemeshow's home for College of Public Health faculty and staff.

NEW GRANTS, CONTRACTS

Kenneth Steinman, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, received an award from the Battelle Memorial Institute for a project titled "Replicating proven competency-based pathways for health care technicians and nursing careers."

 
HSMP PhD student receives scholarship to attend rural health conference

Naomi Adaniya, a PhD student in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, recently won a $1,000 scholarship to attend the National Rural Health Association's 34th annual conference in Austin, Texas, May 3-6. "It's the premier rural health conference in the country," Adaniya said. The association also publishes the Journal of Rural Health. In 2008, Adaniya also was the recipient of the Center for HOPES Doctoral Studies Traineeship Award Recipient. Read more about Adaniya's past work here >

MEDIA MENTIONS

Renee Watts, College of Public Health facilities manager, and Lexi Killoren, assistant director of development and alumni affairs, are quoted in an article about the Cunz Hall Rain Garden, titled "Rain makes Class of 2011's garden grow," that published in The Lantern on April 13. Read more >

2010 Champion of Public Health Neil Altman plans to retire as commissioner of the Youngstown City Health District on May 1. It's a position he's held for 30 years. Details are featured in an article that published in the Youngstown Vindicator on April 14. Read more >

 
Food Innovation Center welcomes new membership applications

Innovative solutions to some of the world's most vexing problems require collaboration among STEM, business, and social science experts. Such broad partnerships are encouraged in the spring 2011 round of Food Innovation Center seed grants. In advance of the competition, the center welcomes membership applications from Ohio State faculty interested in collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world. Currently more than 90 members from 12 colleges, including the College of Public Health, participate in this OAA-supported center. Read more > Contact: Carolee Barber at barber.122@osu.edu.

Vanpooling program for Ohio State faculty and staff

In partnership with Ohio State's Transportation and Parking Services, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's RideSolutions program continues to provide faculty and staff with vanpooling services. Vanpool groups are forming from cities including Lancaster, Mansfield, Springfield, Marysville, and Dublin, and others. For details on vanpooling opportunities and special promotions through the end of the year, click here. Contact: Patty Olmsted at 233-4133 or polmsted@morpc.org.

One-on-one help with technologies

The Ohio State Student Technology Consultant Program offers personalized training to faculty, staff and students on a variety of programs including Carmen, iMovie, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and Media Manager. Information can be taught in your office, using your computer. For more information >

UPCOMING PUBLIC HEALTH EVENTS
Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity, Thursday

Ohio State's Center for Clinical and Translational Science is a co-sponsor of the sixth Annual Spring Conference, featuring an Appalachian Health Summit: Focus on Obesity taking place on Thursday (April 2)1 at the Lexington Convention Center. The event is presented by the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Read more: >

NCI's Cancer Classroom Webinar Series begins April 26

The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Office of Communications and Education will present a free, four-part webinar education series, Cancer Classroom, for early career public health professionals or those new to the field of oncology. This series provides the educational guidance, tools and resources necessary for professionals to address cancer as a public health issue. Topics include understanding cancer and the clinical trials process. Workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. To register, click here or visit the NCI Cancer Classroom Series website to learn more.

University Clean Energy Conference in Columbus, April 26-27

Ohio State is among the sponsors of the fifth annual conference of the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio, April 26-27. The conference includes a number of events that should be of interest to faculty, staff and students interested in energy and sustainability. A number of Ohio State researchers will be featured at the Ohio Advanced Energy Centers of Excellence Showcase on April 26. The Institute for Energy and Environment encourages you to learn more online at http://uceaoconference.info/ and consider attending. Register here >

'Globalizing the Curriculum' mini-conference, May 6

The Academy of Teaching invites the campus community to register for its Fifth Annual Mini-Conference, to be held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 6 in the Younkin Success Center. This year's free mini-conference, "Globalizing the Curriculum," will focus on infusing courses with internationally diverse content and connecting with students around the world. View the full schedule of events and register here >

Teresa Long to give National Nurses Week presentation, May 12

Columbus Health Commissioner Teresa Long will present "Nurses building a healthier community," 11 a.m. to noon on May 12 at Newton Hall, room 172. The event is sponsored by the College of Nursing in honor of National Nurses Week, May 6-12. A reception will follow in the Newton Hall lobby, sponsored by The Ohio State University Medical Center. RSVP to Marie Grady at grady.283@osu.edu.

 

Sorensen 'made a real difference'

Senior Vice President for University Development Andrew A. Sorensen, who died Sunday (April 17), began his career at universities in 1983 when he became the dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. (Reported by The Lantern.) Read more >

Shopping could help you live longer

A study released this week in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that older men and women who shopped more frequently had lower mortality rates than those who shopped infrequently. (Reported by the Los Angeles Times.) Read more >

Green toys

As parents begin to consider the sustainability and health impact of what their baby plays with, demand for green toys grows. (Reported by Inc.) Read more >

 

CLEAN SLATES -- Interior work continues on the third floor of Cunz Hall, says Facilities Manager Renee' Watts. Workers have completed laying tile on the fourth-floor corridor and in all restrooms. They are also painting on all floors and anticipating the delivery of frames for dividing lab and office space on the third and fourth floors.  "The project is 81 percent complete," Watts said. "If it ever stops raining, the outside grounds will get graded, so the lawn can be seeded and the trees can be planted."

View more recent photos of Cunz Hall >

 

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APRIL 21

CPH Diversity Enhancement Committee explores Ohio State's interpreter services: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Starling-Loving Hall, room M-008. Speaker Milly Valverde, manager of Interpreter Services at the Ohio State University Medical Center, explains some of the services that are available to ease communications for patients who don't speak or understand the English language. RSVP to diversity@cph.osu.edu by April 19.

2011 AFHE Leadership Development Symposium: 5:45 p.m., Performance Hall at the Ohio Union. A social hour begins at 5:45 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:45 p.m. William H. Considine, president of Akron Children's Hospital, will present the keynote address. Considine received an MHA from Ohio State in 1971 and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Presented by the Association of Future Healthcare Executives. Learn more >

APRIL 26

CPH Mid Ohio Foodbank Volunteer Day: 5:30-8 p.m., Mid Ohio Foodbank, 3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City. Join College of Public Health alumni, faculty, staff and students for an evening of inspecting, cleaning and sorting food items that have been donated to the food bank. Pizza will be provided to those who arrive at 5 p.m. For more information and to RSVP >

MAY 15

Open House at the Lemeshows': 5:30-8 p.m., 255 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley. Spring gathering at Stan and Elaine Lemeshow's home for College of Public Health faculty and staff. RSVP to Susan Price at sprice@cph.osu.edu.

 
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