College of Health
Congrats to Sarah Rothenberg, D.Env. on receiving an Oregon Dept. of Education grant for Statewide Sampling of Heavy Metals in K-12 School Garden Soils and Compost. Pictured: OSU Ph.D. student Sigride Asseko collecting school garden soils at one of the participating K-12 schools in Albany, OR.
Professor Molly Kile and Associate Professor Shannon Lipscomb will present at an NIEHS webinar on social stress and susceptibility. They will discuss how children’s exposure to environmental chemicals and social stressors influence their neuro-cognitive development, social behaviors, and executive functioning.
Congratulations to Sigride Asseko and Megan Blackledge for coming home with awards from the Cascadia Annual Symposium on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health. Sigride won the best ignite presentation and Megan won the best poster presentation for her poster "Comparison of mercury concentrations in fur and whisker samples from wild sea lions (zalophus californianus and eumetopias jubatus) from the Columbia River Basin." Megan's graduate advisor is Associate Professor Sarah Rothenberg. Again, congrats!
Congrats to BPHS faculty Perry Hystad & John Schuna, Jr as well as former graduate student Kwadwo Boakye for their paper GPS-based built environment measures associated with adult physical activity - it was cited in the NIEHS congressional budget justification. CPHHS faculty and students up to good work!
Associate Professor Will Massey will provide a brown bag lecture to OSU coaches titled "Student-Athlete Motivation, Communication, and the Psychological Changes Caused by the Pandemic".
Congratulations to Professor Mark Hoffman for his promotion to Lieutenant with Adair Rural Fire & Rescue. Mark is a dedicated member of the department and serves as their EMS Coordinator. See Facebook for more photos and comments from ARFR.
Brad Cardinal's article titled "Reimagining the youth sport system across the United States: A commentary from the 2020–2021 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board” was recognized with the "Best of 2022" by SHAPE America (the Society of Health and Physical Educators).
Notably, this piece was the final group authorship contribution resulting from Brad's two-year term as Chair of the 2020-2021 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Science Board.
This special issue of the Journal of Family and Economic Issues charts an agenda for new practice and research on financial capability, assets and family financial well-being. Read more.
The Santiam Canyon fire recovery study, led by Professor Marc Braverman, received the “Excellence in Extension Program Evaluation” Award, from the American Evaluation Association’s Extension Education Evaluation Topical Interest Group. This community health assessment project examined the needs of the affected communities and provided recommendations for addressing the ongoing physical and health needs of wildfire survivors.
During the height of the pandemic Chunhuei Chi, professor and director of the Center for Global Health, was interviewed more than 380 times by national and international media outlets. His careful preparation for these interviews contributed to public safety and knowledge. Read more.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Stephanie Grutzmacher and her team, who are one of only eight grantees of a USDA GusNIP nutrition incentive grant. Thanks to this grant, the Farmers Market Fund in Portland, OR, will expand its Double up Food Bucks program to more outlets.
Dietetic Internship program Clinical Coordinator Michelle Bump, MS, RD is currently completing her PhD at in the College of Education at OSU. She successfully passed her oral examination. Congrats, Michelle!