Ohio Campus Compact Annual Meeting


There is more benefit to our students who participate in civic and community engagement activities than we are aware. Join H. Anne Weiss, Director of Assessment with Campus Compact of Indiana and Dr. Kristin Norris, Director of Assessment with the Office of Community Engagement at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) for the Assessing the Hidden Outcomes of Community Engagement pre-conference workshop on August 3. Participants will be introduced to and discuss the many outcomes of civic engagement activities and be guided through addressing and identifying these outcomes. Learn more.Pre-conference registration fee is $100 for Compact members, $125 for non-members. A free reception with the presenters & Dr. Seligsohn will follow the session.

Campus Compact President Andrew Seligsohn, Ph.D., will kickoff the August 4 conference with the keynote address, followed by breakout sessions for beginners and experts as well as those in between. View the breakout session grid here, and the session descriptions are available here.
Conference registration fee is $100 for Compact members, $150 for non-members

**You must register for the Pre-conference, Reception, and Conference day separately**

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Students invited to apply for President’s Prize recognition

As graduating seniors this spring, Margaret Griffin of Cincinnati and KayMesha Knox, a Columbus native, learned they were the first-ever President’s Prize recipients. Each received a living stipend, startup funding and access to faculty mentors and other accomplished experts. Applications are being accepted through Friday (7/14) to be considered for President’s Prize recognition, which is bestowed on exceptional students who are committed to social change.

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Bhutanese-Nepali Neighbors: Photographs by Tariq Tarey

The history of the more than 20,000 Bhutanese-Nepali people in Columbus is rapidly becoming the history of Ohio. This exhibit consists of 30 photographs of members of the Bhutanese-Nepali community, taken by Tariq Tarey. Each photograph is accompanied by a narrative written by Doug Rutledge, which explains each individual’s history. The photographs emphasize the historic sequence of the Bhutanese-Nepali refugee experience; from living and working in Bhutan, to being forced to leave Bhutan, the experience of living in refugee camps in Nepal for 20 years or more, to resettlement in Columbus, finding jobs, buying homes and finally becoming American citizens.


Learn more: https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/exhibits/ohio-history-center-exhibits/bhutanese-nepali?utm_source=Clarivoy&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=Ohio+History+Bhutanese+Exhibit+2017

4th Annual IPEP (Inter-Professional Education and Practice) Symposium

The Center of Excellence for Inter-Professional Education and Practice (IPEP) in Promoting the Health and Wellness of Underserved Populations

Presents the 4th Annual IPEP Symposium

Preparing Health Professionals to Serve Underserved Populations: Ongoing Opportunities and Lessons Learned

May 3, 2017
8:00am – 11:30am
Ohio Union – 3rd Floor, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
1739 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

Includes interactive discussions and poster presentations on:

Integrating Mental Health and Primary Care Services Total Health and Wellness Clinic
Navigating Resources for Those in Need Intergenerational Programming Moms2B
TeamCare Model for Inter-Professional Collaboration Social Determinants of Health
Community Health Worker training Inter-Professional Education Poverty Simulation
Psychiatric Emergency Services * Online Primary Care and Mental Health Certificate 

To register: https://osu_ipep_symposium_2017.eventbrite.com

This program is partially funded by the MEDTAPP Healthcare Access (HCA) Initiative and utilizes federal financial participation funds through the Ohio Department of Medicaid.
Views stated during this symposium are those of the participants only and are not attributed to the study sponsors, the Ohio Department of Medicaid or to the Federal Medicaid
Program. MEDTAPP HCA Initiative funding supports teaching and training to improve the delivery of Medicaid services and does not support the delivery of Medicaid eligible services.

Generation Rx Collaborative to Receive Student Group Award for Excellence in Community Service Programming

Ohio State Generation Rx CollaborativeColumbus, Ohio – The Generation Rx Collaborative, a student group at Ohio State dedicated to medication safety and misuse prevention education, was named the 2017 recipient of the Student Group Award for Excellence in Community Service Programming by The Ohio State University Office of Engagement. The award will be presented during the annual Engagement Forum on May 3rd at the Ohio Union.

The Generation Rx Collaborative serves as a conduit through which several student groups in the College of Pharmacy work together to promote medication safety in the Central Ohio area and beyond. Through a variety of events they teach the public using Generation Rxresources. As of January 2017, the group has impacted over 36,000 people to help educate them about safe medication practices and the danger of the misuse of prescription medications.

The group has accomplished much this year. Highlights include contracting with the Columbus Blue Jackets to host a Generation Rx Night at Nationwide Arena, multiple presentations to students at Columbus City Schools, hosting a campus-wide candlelight vigil in remembrance of those that have lost their battle to addiction, holding biennial Drug-Take Back Days at the Wilce Student Health Center where nearly two hundred pounds of unused or unwanted medication were collected, and a collaboration with the Collegiate Recovery Community to host a Recovery Ally Training for student pharmacists to serve as patient advocates.

The Student Group Award for Excellence in Community Service Programming is presented by the Office of Student Life, Office of Outreach and Engagement, and the Office of Service-Learning to recognize student groups at The Ohio State University who have rendered exceptional outreach and/or engagement within Ohio’s communities through partnership with a community agency. This award is given to student group that have truly distinguished themselves through their efforts. The recipient of this award has made a significant contribution to our institution’s culture of engagement, further establishing and strengthening Ohio State’s commitment to supporting the communities we serve.



Established in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is a global leader in pharmaceutical education, research, and clinical practice. As part of one of the most comprehensive health sciences campus in the nation, the college is home to world-class faculty, dedicated researchers and top students who are leading the way in pharmacy education, practice and research. The college’s professional program is currently ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more at pharmacy.osu.edu.

Rodis Recognized for Innovative Programming

Jennifer Rodis receives APhA award.Jennifer L. Rodis, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, was recently presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award in Pharmacy Practice from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) for her work with Partner for Promotion (PFP). The award was created to recognize an individual who has developed and/or implemented an innovative, original pharmacy program or service that is significant to their area of practice and was presented to Rodis at the APhA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Now in its twelfth year, PFP is a collaboration of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy faculty and students with community-based and health-system pharmacists to train and mentor students and pharmacists through implementation of sustainable advanced e-patient care services.

The model has been so successful that it has been expanded to six other colleges of pharmacy across the United States.

“It’s exciting that we are impacting communities in and around Ohio State,” said Rodis. “It’s even better that we can bring this longitudinal learning experience to pharmacy students across the country to help raise the level of education while also improving the lives of patients.”

PFP has been recognized previously with honors including the Distinguished Service-Learning Award from The Ohio State University, Innovative Teaching Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and a national Merit Award from the American Pharmacists Association.

For more information, visit www.partnerforpromotion.org.


Learning Opportunity – Roadmaps to equity: Opportunities for closing health gaps in Central Ohio

At this  regional forum, held in Columbus, stakeholders will learn about Ohio’s overall health status and challenges, as well as health disparities and inequities experienced by minority and other priority populations across the state. Data and information will be shared from the 2017 HPIO Health Value Dashboard and the 2016 State Health Assessment.

Attendees will also learn about actionable, evidence-informed strategies that can be implemented by local health improvement initiatives to reduce health disparities and inequities, and move Ohioans towards health equity. The forum will also feature a facilitated panel discussion on the impact of health disparities and inequities in central Ohio.

*Panelists to be announced
The Roadmaps to equity forum series is held in partnership with the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.

Registration begins at 12:30 pm, with program starting at 1:00 pm.

Forum attendance is free of charge.


Campus Medication Disposal Day on April 20th

The Ohio State University Student Health Services (SHS) Pharmacy will hold a Medication Disposal Day on Thursday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wilce Student Health Center, 1875 Millikin Rd. Under the direction of Candace Haugtvedt, RPh, Ph D, Ohio State’s SHS Pharmacy has been hosting Drug Take Back Days since 2011. The event is co-sponsored by Generation Rx, The Ohio State University Police Department and Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy.

Generation Rx Lab at COSI welcomes new assistant director

Cynthia CananThe Generation Rx Lab at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) recently welcomed Cynthia Canan as the new assistant director.

The Lab is an innovative educational experience at COSI run by Canan, lab director Nicole Kwiek, and undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located in the Life exhibit, visitors of all ages can conduct engaging, hands-on experiments as they learn about the science of drugs.

Canan, a two-time graduate of Ohio State, has a passion for teaching others.

“I really love science education,” said Canan. “I did an internship two years ago with the Generation Rx Lab and loved it. It was great to teach the kids, but I really loved teaching the parents too and seeing their face when they learn something new as well.”

Canan received a BS in Biology and Psychology and a PhD in Biomedical Research with a focus in Immunology. Her hometown is Dublin, Ohio.

Visitors of COSI can stop by the Generation Rx Lab in the Life Exhibit on the second floor to meet Canan and her staff and participate in the Daily Shows.