CPHHS assistant professor secures funding
The CPHHS congratulates Assistant Professor Jay Kim for securing funding from the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, Inc. He recently received word that his proposal “Evaluating the Effects of Multi-axial Whole Body Vibration Exposure on Postural Stability in Mining Heavy Equipment Vehicle Operators” was selected to receive funding totaling $300,000. Jay currently has an active grant he received last year from the Alpha Foundation for $370,000 for two years.
Go Baby Go featured in CNN story
The CPHHS congratulates Assistant Professor Sam Logan and the Go Baby Go program, which was recently featured in a CNN Tech story. Go Baby Go is a non-profit research program started in 2012 by Cole Galloway at the University of Delaware. Sam brought the program to OSU in 2014 and him and his team recently developed two new designs – the sit-to-stand car and “Throw Baby Throw.”
CPHHS professor receives significant funding
The CPHHS congratulates nutrition Professor Donald Jump, who has received a $1.3 million award from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for his project titled “Omega-3 fatty acids and the control of fatty liver disease. The award begins on June 15, 2017 and runs through March 31, 2021. Donald, who has been funded by the NIH and other federal agencies since 1986, has pioneered the study of how dietary fatty acids regulate gene expression, how dietary lipids alter lipid content of the liver and the efficacy of dietary omega-3 fatty acids to prevent fatty liver disease in rodent models caused by the “Western” diet – comprising of high-fat, micronutrient deficiencies typical of American and Northern European countries.
CPPHS assistant professor receives mentored career development award
The CPHHS congratulates Assistant Professor Sean Newsom, who recently received the Oregon Health & Science University’s Oregon Clinical & Translational Institute (OCTRI) KL2 award. The competitive award, which is funded by NIH/NCATS, supports the research training and career development of clinical and translational researchers for a maximum of two yea
CPPHS faculty featured on national news site
Megan McClelland, CPHHS’ Katherine E. Smith endowed professor in child development, was featured as an expert in a Live Science article about how fidget spinners are creating conversations and interest in children’s attention span and tips on how to help young people focus.
CPHHS faculty featured in Oregon Public Broadcasting article
Emily Ho, endowed director of Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health, was featured as an expert on the importance of a healthy diet and adequate exercise in an Oregon Public Broadcasting article about Oregon’s high chronic disease rates and cost.
Dietetics and Public Health student receives scholarship to study in Uganda
The CPPHS congratulates undergraduate student Marjorie Halstead. Marjorie, a dietetics and public health major, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program to fund her internship in Uganda this summer.
CPHHS instructor receives Best Research Article Award
Instructor Marit Bovbjerg is a 2017 recipient of the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health Best Research Article Award for her article “Maternal and Newborn Outcomes Following Waterbirth: The Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project, 2004 to 2009 Cohort.” She will receive her award certificate and honorarium at the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago in May.
CPHHS assistant professor selected as fellow
Assistant Professor Bridget Hatfield has been selected as an American Educational Research Association and Society for Research on Child Development (AERA-SRCD) Early Career Fellow in Early Childhood Education and Development for 2017-18. This highly competitive fellowship provides a collaborative opportunity for early career scholars to participate in a research network focused on early childhood education and development.
CPHHS assistant professor featured as an expert in article
Assistant Professor David Rothwell was featured as an expert on dealing with negative life stressors in Wallethub’s article on the most and least stressed U.S. states. Read the full article and David’s practical advice for reducing stress in your life.
CPHHS School of Biological and Population Health Sciences School Head co-authors two new papers
Norman Hord, one of the School Heads serving the CPPHS’ School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, recently co-authored two papers examining the potential for dietary nitrate – rich in leafy green and root vegetables – to improve health. The first paper, “Dietary Nitrate and the Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease: Report from a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Workshop,” was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and summarized an NIH workshop on the cardiovascular health benefits and potential risks of dietary nitrate to cardiovascular health. The second paper, “Increasing dietary nitrate has no effect on cancellous bone loss or fecal microbiome in ovariectomized rats,” was co-authored by OSU colleagues Tom Sharpton (Microbiology) and Urszula Iwaniec (Nutrition) and was published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. The two papers complement each other, Norm says, because one describes newly identified health benefits of dietary nitrate while the other shows that the observed benefits of vegetable consumption on bone health are not due to the high nitrate content of these foods.
CPHHS assistant professor named a Research Fellow
Assistant Professor Sam Logan has been selected as a 2017 Research Fellow of SHAPE America for his significant and sustained contributions to scholarship and related service. He’ll be inducted March 16 in Boston, Mass. Other current Research Fellows affiliated with our Kinesiology Program include Brad Cardinal, Vicki Ebbeck, Tony Wilcox and Joonkoo Yun.
Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory receives funding
The Collins Medical Trust has awarded the Transitional Metabolism Research Laboratory (TMRL) a $30,000 medical research grant. The funding will be used for the investigative study, “Novel and Reversible Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance in Human Obesity.”
PhD student receives distinguished graduate fellowship
The CPHHS congratulates nutrition doctoral student Sarah Ehricher for receiving the prestigious Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. The purpose of this highly competitive award is to recruit high-quality students into graduate school at OSU.
CPHHS assistant professor receives NIH Career Development Award
Assistant Professor and Transitional Metabolism Research Laboratory director Matt Robinson was awarded the K01 Career Development Award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). This prestigious award is federally funded by the NIH.
Public health doctoral student successfully defends dissertation
The CPHHS congratulates Katie Anthony for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation research in November 2016. Her dissertation, “Perceived Usefulness of Remote Health Monitoring among Healthcare Providers, Mexican-Origin and non-Hispanic White Heart Failure Patients and Informal Caregivers,” was presented to a committee that included Jennifer Almquist, John Geldhof, Carolyn Mendez-Luck, Michelle Odden, Kari-Lyn Sakuma and Sheryl Thorburn.
CPHHS faculty member named to Oregon Youth Development Council
Gov. Kate Brown has reappointed Mary Arnold, School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences professor and youth development specialist, to the Oregon Youth Development Council. She will serve another three-year term on the council, where she has led the development of a positive youth development approach to programs funded by the CDC. She also co-authored a policy position paper on the topic.
Biostatistics associate professor receives recognition for top-cited article
CPHHS faculty member Adam Branscum was presented with a certificate of achievement from the Lifetime Data Analysis journal at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago. The award was in recognition of his co-authored paper – “Predictive Comparison of Joint Longitudinal-Survival Modeling: A Case Study Illustrating Competing Approaches” – being one of the top four cited articles the journal has published in the past five years.
Public health doctoral student successfully defends dissertation
The CPHHS congratulates Jennifer Przybyla for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation research in December 2016. Her dissertation, “Environmental Mixtures and Selected Health Outcomes in the US Population,” was presented to a committee that included Andy Houseman, Ellen Smit, Robert Tanguay, Molly Kile and Anita Azarenko.
CPHHS professor named editor of top statics and medical informatics journal
Biostatistics Associate Professor Adam Branscum is a new editor of Statistical Methods in Medical Research. The journal has an impact factor ranking it number one among statistics and medical informatics journals.
CPHHS assistant professor’s research on NIH director’s blog
A paper co-authored by CPHHS Associate Professor Andy Houseman made it to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) director’s blog. The paper, “5-Hydroxymethylcytosine localizes to enhancer elements and is associated with survival in glioblastoma patients” was published in Nature Communications and is receiving numerous press mentions. It explores the connection between a DNA defect and the survival rate of patients with the brain cancer glioblastoma. NIH Director Francis Collins wrote, “While far more research is needed, the findings highlight the potential of epigenetic information to help doctors devise more ways of diagnosing, treating, and perhaps even preventing glioblastoma and many other forms of cancer.”
Environmental and Occupational Health assistant professor receives funding
CPHHS Assistant Professor Jay Kim has received a $361,407 grant from the Alpha Foundation. The grant will fund his two-year project, “Systematic Evaluation of Multi-axial Suspension to Reduce Whole Body Vibration Exposures in Heavy Equipment Mining Vehicle Operators.” The project’s primary objective is to determine the efficacy of different engineering controls (mining seat suspensions) in reducing the multi-axial whole body vibration exposures in mining vehicles and the associated biomechanical loading on the musculoskeletal system.
PhD student receives recognition from National Safety Council
Environmental and Occupational Health doctoral student Travis Kruse is part of National Safety Council’s seventh class of “Rising Stars of Safety.” The annual award recognizes up-and-coming individuals in the field who have a proven track record of safety leadership within their organization and are under the age of 40. Travis is the Sr. Director for Safety Strategy & Solutions at W.W. Grainger, Inc. in Chicago and defends his dissertation in December.
CPHHS professor and extension 4-H youth development specialist to give keynote address in Taiwan
Professor and Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist Mary Arnold will give the keynote address at the second annual Asia 4-H Network Conference, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3, in Taipei, Taiwan. She will be sharing about the Oregon 4-H program model with conference attendees. The model strives to create positive interaction between youth and social experiences which develop positive behaviors that help them successfully transition to adulthood.
President’s Commission on the Status of Women awards project funding to Health Promotion and Health Behavior doctoral student
CPHHS Health Promotion and Health Behavior doctoral student Alma Torres was awarded a scholarship from the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) to cover the costs of her project, “Assessing the Influence of Health Literacy Levels on Diabetes Management Skills of Low-Income Latino Women.” The PCOSW is a campus-based organization that advocates for and promotes a positive climate for all university women.
Human Promotion and Health Behavior post-doc student receives research award
CPHHS post-doc researcher Sandi Phibbs received the 2016 James G. Zimmer New Investigator Research Award from the American Public Health Association’s Aging & Public Health Section. Sandi and Professor Sheryl Thorburn presented “Is Weight Discrimination Associated with Physical Activity Among Older Adults?” at the 2016 APHA annual meeting. The award is given to a new investigator (within five years of degree completion) in recognition of past research excellence and the promise of future excellence.
Sports and Exercise Psychology graduate program ninth in the nation
The College of Public Health and Human Science’s graduate program in Sports and Exercise Psychology was recently ranked ninth in the nation by Online Psychology Degrees. The ranking is a comprehensive review of the top 25 graduate programs in Sport and Exercise Psychology in the United States. Factors taken into consideration include cost of attendance, college ranking, accreditation status and specialization options.
Kinesiology professor receives national recognition
CPHHS Professor J.K. Yun is the 2016 recipient of the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities’ “Hollis Fait Scholarly Contribution Award.” The award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field, including publications, scholarly presentations, service on editorial boards or journal review and scholarly work in a specialized area of physical education/recreation for individuals with disabilities.