CPHHS professor featured as expert in Shape magazine

Professor Melinda Manore, faculty in the Nutrition program, was quoted in a recent article in Shape magazine entitled Natural weight-loss tips to help you hit your goals safely, raising concerns about consumption of “natural weight loss pills” (a $2.4 billion industry in the United States). The article cites Melinda’s previous research of hundreds of natural weight-loss supplements that concluded that there’s very little evidence supporting that any of these supplements result in significant weight loss while, on the contrary, some may have significant adverse effects.

County partners awarded grants

The CPHHS congratulates our county public health department partners, Clackamas County and Lane/Benton/Linn/Lincoln counties, for their successful proposals for Oregon Public Health Modernization Implementation grants. These projects will focus on managing communicable diseases in their regions. Facilitated by partnerships through the OSU Center for Health Innovation, Deborah John, Jeff Bethel, Andy Chuinard, Ann Custer and Gloria Krahn will provide consultation to these projects beginning Dec. 1.

Alumni’s philanthropy far-reaching

The CPHHS extends big congratulations to Home Economics alumna Cathy Rudd, ’78 and her husband Jim, who were presented the Vollum Award for Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement by the Association for Fundraising Professionals, Oregon & SW Washington. The couple has extended their generosity to several organizations including OSU, Oregon Health Sciences, United Way, Medical Teams International and Portland Japanese Gardens. The Rudds are members of OSU’s Milton Harris Society, which honors donors of $1 million or greater.

CPHHS associate professor featured on podcast

Associate Professor Katherine MacTavish was recently featured on a BYU radio podcast – Top of Mind with Julie Rose. Katherine talked about discoveries made about residents living in American trailer parks, which were featured in the new book she co-authored “Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park.”

CPHHS associate professor featured in article 

Associate Professor Mary Cluskey contributed to a WalletHub article taking a state-by-state look at obesity. Mary addressed how to eat healthy on a budget, the mistakes people make when trying to lose weight, and potential policies to combat obesity and curb health care costs.

New publication from Hallie Ford Center

A new publication highlighting the Hallie Ford Center’s impact is now online and in print. You can access it online. iI you’d like a print copy, please email halliefordcenter@oregonstate.edu.

CPHHS students present at at national symposium 

Congratulations to PhD students Sarah Ehrlicher (Nutrition) and Harrison Stierwalt (Kinesiology), who presented at a Metabolomics Symposium at the Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, Minn. campus. Harrison was invited to give an oral presentation, eventually winning third place. Both received travel awards from conference organizers.

Extension faculty recognized at national conference

At the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences national conference in Omaha, Neb., Glenda Hyde was thanked for her service on the NEAFCS Board as vice president of public affairs, National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. In addition, Shana Withee, 4-H/FCH Harney County, was a first place Western Region award winner in Communication Photography, and Tonya Johnson, FCH Marion County, and Jessica Ramey were second place award winners in the category Communications Radio/Podcast Program.

Two research directors editors of new book on aging veteran health

Two CPHHS research center directors, Rick Settersten (Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families) and Carolyn Aldwin (Center for Healthy Aging Research), edited the newly released book “Long-term outcomes of military service: The health and well-being of aging veterans,” which also includes colleague Avron Spiro. The book examines the effects of military service across the lifespan, particularly on health and well-being in later life and including mental health.

Assistant professor publishes book

Assistant Professor Shauna Tominey has published a new book – “45 Strategies That Support Young Dual Language Learners.” The book is co-written with Elisabeth O’Bryon and with a forward by HDFS PhD graduate Guadalupe Diaz. You can read a blog post highlighting strategies from the book.


Kudos archive

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