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Intervention program boosts survival in breast cancer patients
A new study provides the best evidence to date that a psychological intervention program designed for breast cancer patients not only improves their health - it actually increases their chance of survival. Researchers at OSU's Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients participating in an intervention program reduced their risk of dying of breast cancer by 56 percent after an average of 11 years. Participants in the program, which taught strategies to reduce stress, improve mood and alter health behaviors, also reduced the risk of breast cancer recurrence by 45 percent, said Barbara Andersen, lead author of the study and OSU professor of psychology. Read more >
Achterberg named to federal dietary guidelines advisory committee
Cheryl Achterberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology, is one of only 13 experts who will advise the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services about proper nutrition Americans need to stay healthy and fit. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, made up of prominent medical and scientific researchers, will advise Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer and Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt on any nutritional and dietary revisions necessary to the existing Dietary Guidelines. Read more >
Annual Faculty Recognition Program reception Nov. 19
A roundtable discussion, "Geospatial Data and Analysis: The Greenland Ice Sheet" will take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today (11/18) in 1039 Derby Hall (DB). Sponsored by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Geospatial Data and Analysis and the Departments of Geography and Statistics. Featured presentations by Jason Box (Geography), Peter Craigmile (Statistics) and Ian Howat (Earth Sciences). Read more >
Join the Digital Union and the Web Accessibility Center for a 90-minute discussion of web-based survey tools, from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday (11/19). Participants will review a collection of products and evaluate them in terms of pricing, variety, implementation and ease of use for both survey administrators and respondents. Share your own experiences, expertise, needs and concerns. Register online
Frank A. Ray, adjunct professor at the Moritz College of Law is seeking volunteers to serve as jurors for his trial class, from 5-9 p.m. Monday (12/8)-Thursday (12/11) at the Moritz College of Law (12th Avenue and High Street). Sitting trial judges will preside. Jurors will have an opportunity to hear an entire case and then discuss their verdict and impressions of the trial with law students and judges. Contact: Lynda Seelie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Honors and Scholars and the Economic Access Initiative are sponsoring training for Girls Circle facilitators on Thursday (12/11) and Friday (12/12). The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls. View login creation and registration details. Read more >
The OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center is offering American Cancer Society-supported seed grants of up to $30,000 for 2009. The application deadline is Sunday (11/30). The award provides seed money to independent junior faculty and their equivalent, research scientists, for the initiation of cancer research projects to obtain preliminary results to compete successfully for national research grants. View the request for applications for eligibility and submission requirements. Download the application template.
The community is invited to enjoy the final ReadAloud program of the quarter from 3-4 p.m. Thursday (11/20) at the Wexner Center Cafe. Shashi Matta, Fisher College of Business, will read a short story from Jhumpa Lahiri's latest collection of short stories, Unaccustomed Earth. Ohioana award winner Terri Paul will share some of her own poetry. Listen to podcasts of previous programs at library.osu.edu/blogs/readaloud/.