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FIRST PATIENTS ENROLLED IN WORLDWIDE HEART THERAPY TRIAL
A central Ohio man and woman have become the first in the world to receive a heart implant as part of a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved study to determine how cardiac resynchronization therapy affects certain heart failure patients, who are currently not considered for this treatment. The procedures were performed at OSU's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. The study device is implanted and allows the chambers of the heart to work in a synchronized manner, which potentially increases the heart’s efficiency and strengthens the heart muscle. The device can be implanted without the need for general anesthesia or open heart surgery, and most patients are discharged the following day. Ayesha Hasan, a heart failure cardiologist at OSU is the lead principal investigator at Ohio State. Read more >
The Fisher College of Business Executive Education program is hosting the Disney Keys to Excellence on Monday (9/8) and Tuesday (9/9) at the Blackwell Inn. The one-day event (offered on both days) will introduce participants to “the business behind the magic” and strategies that they can implement in their own organizations. Registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Receive a $50 discount using this promotional code: OSUNWSE. For details or to register call (877) 544-2384 or click here.
O-H-I-O: LATEST TV SPOT CAPTURES BUCKEYE PRIDE
Whether you're a fan, a faculty or staff member, a student, or an alum, Ohio State is giving you plenty to cheer about these days. Photos from the O-H-I-O Web site, a collection of more than 1,600 O-H-I-O snapshots taken around the world, were used to create Ohio State's fall TV spot, the 30-second commercial that will air during football games. View the video
LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION STUDY. Volunteers, individuals ages 35-60, are being recruited for a lifestyle intervention study to modify health risk factors. The study will be conducted on the OSU campus during lunch time. Participation in the study will last approximately 12 weeks. Several blood samples and filling out of questionnaires will be required. Must have access to Internet. A volunteer fee will be paid. If you are interested, please e-mail email@example.com.
REGULAR UNIVERSITY HOURS RESUME SEPT. 2
The university will recognize the Labor Day holiday on Monday (9/1). Offices will be closed. Summer quarter hours end and the university returns to regular hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. when offices open on Tuesday (9/2).
Behavior and Exercise for Physical Health Intervention Trial (BEPHIT) at the OSU Medical Center. Are you female and: postmenopausal; overweight (defined as a body mass index between 25-40); interested in preventing breast cancer; have no history of breast cancer; not older than 75 years of age; able to take part in a walking program; and willing to receive one phone call a day while in the study? For details about a new research study looking at ways to prevent breast cancer, please call 293-7280 or 293-6917.
WOSU AWARDED SIX EMMYS BY NATIONAL ACADEMY
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recently awarded WOSU Public Media with six Emmy Awards (from 14 nominations). Winners were announced at the 44th Annual Midwestern Regional Emmy Awards ceremony. The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presents the Emmy Award to television professionals in 13 markets and four states, and makes its scholarship available to students at accredited colleges and universities throughout the region. Read more >
MOBILE DENTISTRY CLINIC IN ACTION AT WEINLAND ELEMENTARY TODAY
President E. Gordon Gee joins OSU’s College of Dentistry for a back to school celebration at 10:30 a.m. today (8/28) at the Weinland Park Elementary School. The event celebrates a recent donation of $450,000 from the Delta Dental Foundation of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to the college's mobile dental clinic, which provides free dental care for underserved children throughout the state. Staffed by OSU's dental faculty and students, the mobile clinic visits schools in the Columbus area, providing dental care and procedures to children in need. For details about the outreach program, visit dent.osu.edu/ohioproject/coach.php or call 247-8064.
TODAY: JAMESCARE FOR LIFE HOSTS CYCLE OF THE GARDEN
JamesCare for Life invites you to attend “The Cycle of the Garden: The Practical and the Poetic” from 6-8 p.m. today (8/28) at Parker Hall. Join Debra Knapke, writer and gardener, for an evening of writing exercises and observations that can help you live in the moment, both in your garden and in your life. Contact JamesCare for Life at 293-6428 to register or for more information.
PARKING PERMIT REMINDER, CABS SERVICE INFORMATION
Please visit Transportation and Parking Services Web site at www.tp.osu.edu/ to obtain more information regarding ordering 2008-09 parking permits, which will be required to access all parking areas as of Monday (9/1). In addition, the Web site contains information regarding the new CABS shuttle that will provide five round trips from campus to the OSU Airport/Don Scott Field beginning Tuesday (9/2). In observance of the Labor Day holiday, there will be no CABS service on Monday (9/1).
OSU AWARDS PRIME SUPPLIER CONTRACT TO UPS
In early September, the mail boxes around campus will be changing color as University Mail Services announces United Parcel Services as the prime supplier for outbound parcels. The new agreement will result in 20-50 percent off standard UPS rates; visibility in tracking packages; and automated billing and reconciliation. For details, visit the University Mail Service Web site or contact the Stores Service Center at 292-2694.
SCHEDULE YOUR BIOMETRIC HEALTH SCREENING NOW
Make a little time for your health this long holiday weekend by scheduling a biometric health screening to track health numbers including your blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, weight and height. An annual screening is recommended to help you build a healthier lifestyle. The health values obtained in the screening can be used to complete the Personal Health Assessment, which qualifies you for a $10 a month premium reduction and participation in the Incentive Program. Over 100 biometric screening appointments are available daily at eight locations around campus and at select mobile sites. Schedule your screening today at yourplanforhealth.com (select the Assessing Health Risks link).
TOP 10 RESOURCES FOR ACADEMIC LEADERS SEPT. 12
“Discover the Top 10 Resources for Academic Leaders,” a workshop for deans, associate and assistant deans, department chairs, school directors and division heads, will take place from 8-9:30 a.m. Friday (9/12). Registration is required. Register online. Contact: 292-2800
NEUROSCIENCES ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR SEED GRANT FUNDING
The Neurosciences Signature Program is offering support for seed grants to stimulate research in the various disciplines in neuroscience. Any area of neuroscience will be accepted and the support period will be for 12 months. Submit proposals by Monday (9/15). Budgets should be $50,000-$75,000. Contact: Melinda.Akins@osumc.edu or 292-3533. Read more >
CENTER FOR MICROBIAL INTERFACE BIOLOGY HOSTS RESEARCH RETREAT
The Center for Microbial Interface Biology will host its second research retreat on Thursday (9/4) and Friday (9/5) in the Biomedical Research Tower. The retreat is designed to bring together investigators from the OSU campus that have an interest in infectious diseases and host-pathogen interactions. Keynote speaker Patrick Schlievert, University of Minnesota will present “MRSA the Super Pathogen: The Toxin Factor(y)” at 4:20 p.m. Thursday (9/4) in 115 BRT. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 292-8684. Read more >
OFFICE HOURS FOR HELP WITH IRB SUBMISSIONS
The Office of Responsible Research Practices holds office hours to help researchers prepare IRB submissions and exemption requests. These sessions are intended to help student and faculty researchers navigate IRB forms, policies and review procedures. The next session for biomedical/cancer researchers will be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday (9/3) in 652 Fry Hall. Subsequent office hours are posted online (see Assistance for Students/Researchers). Contact: email@example.com
MANAGING MULTIPLE GENERATIONS WORKSHOP SEPT. 10
The OSU Leadership Center is sponsoring a Managing Multiple Generations workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday (9/10) at 109 Agricultural Administration Building. Learn how to communicate and work with the four generations in the workplace. Register online (click on Programs) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop is facilitated by Beth Flynn and Kathy Lechman. Registration fee is $50.
NINE INCH NAILS TO PERFORM AT VALUE CITY ARENA
Nine Inch Nails is scheduled to perform at Value City Arena at 7 p.m. Monday (11/17). Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (8/29). Returning member Robin Finck and new addition Justin Meldal-Johnsen will join Trent Reznor, Alessandro Cortini and Josh Freese once again for the upcoming fall tour, which will feature the live debut of material from the recently released albums Ghosts I-IV and The Slip alongside songs spanning the entire NIN catalog. Read more >
AUG. 31 CHARITY 10K, TAILGATE SET FOR BEEKMAN PARK
In conjunction with the Nike+ Human Race 10k, taking place in 26 cities around the world, Nike and Finish Line are sponsoring a race on the OSU campus at 8 a.m. Sunday (8/31). The 10k race begins and ends at Fred Beekman Park and includes a tailgate with food and entertainment after the race. To sign up, visit Nikeplus.com or visit the NikePlus truck on the concourse between the RPAC and Ohio Stadium on Saturday (8/30). The race benefits three global charities: World Wildlife Fund, Lance Armstrong Foundation and ninemillion.org. Minimal campus road closures are planned from 8 a.m. to no later than 9:15 a.m.