Indian Health Service Pharmacy Residency Applications NOW OPEN

The IHS Pharmacy Residency Program is now accepting applications October 16th – December 15th, 2017 for over 20 PGY1 and two PGY2 programs. The application instructions are posted here: https://www.ihs.gov/pharmacy/resident/

The application involves multiple steps:

Section A: Info that goes to the Residency Program Directors at the sites

Section B: USAJobs application…this link will be posted to the website and closes on December 15.

Section C: Reference forms to be sent to CAPT Rebecca Reyes Rebecca.Reyes@IHS.GOV

 

New Ohio State grant program takes aim at opioid crisis

In the face of an unrelenting drug epidemic that is devastating Ohio and the nation, Ohio State has established the Opioid Innovation Fund, a grant program designed to leverage the university’s expertise and resources to hasten solutions to the crisis. More than $1 million is available and will be distributed in grants of up to $100,000. Teams are encouraged to include partners in the public and private sectors, but each team must be led by an Ohio State faculty or staff member to be eligible for the grants. The deadline to submit pre-proposals is Friday (11/3) at 5 p.m.
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Tech Hub Student Project Grants – Deadline is October 29

The Tech Hub Student Project Grants program awards funding annually to between 3 and 5 student projects that exhibit a connection to technology. This can mean hosting an event, producing innovative art or developing a for-profit product. Last year we awarded a total of $10,000 and this year we hope to fund even more student projects with our increased award pool of $15,000. Applications for 2017 funding are open now and will close Sunday, October 29 at midnight. Students from all majors and academic tracks are encouraged to apply.

 

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Undergraduate students invited to apply for Propel Ohio collegiate leadership summit

Propel Ohio is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio. Undergraduate students are invited to apply to participate in Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit 2017, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 at the University of Akron. The program will actively engage with college students on issues that affect childhood poverty, including food security, inequities in education, and homelessness. The application deadline isTuesday, October 10.

Read more and apply: https://www.brown.senate.gov/propel-ohio

Contact: adams.615@osu.edu

New! Nominations open for Pharmacy Outreach and Engagement Awards

The College of Pharmacy Office of Outreach and Engagement is accepting nominations for the first ever Outreach and Engagement Awards. The awards and criteria are listed below. To nominate someone, email a letter of recommendation to Laura Hall at hall.42@osu.edu.

College of Pharmacy Engagement Awards

“Faculty/Staff Award for Community Engagement”

Recognizes any faculty/staff member at the College of Pharmacy for exceptional work in community engagement through reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, valuable learning experiences for students and/or other trainees, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.

  • Awarded annually; recipient eligible only once every three years
  • Nominations (CV and letter(s)) submitted to awards committee by January 15th
  • Recipient awarded at Spring Pharmacy Gala

“Alumni Award for Outstanding Community Engagement”

Recognizes an alumnus or alumna from any training or academic program of the College of Pharmacy for outstanding accomplishments in community engagement.  Nominees should be involved in outreach and engagement that includes reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, valuable learning experiences for students and/or other trainees, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.

  • Awarded as appropriate and not more than annually; can receive only once
  • Nominations (CV and letter(s)) submitted to awards committee by December 15th
  • Recipient awarded at Spring Pharmacy Gala

“Graduate/Professional Student Award for Outstanding Community Engagement”

Recognizes a graduating Graduate/Professional student for excellence through his or her involvement in community engagement efforts that demonstrate reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.

  • Awarded annually at Hooding Ceremony/Graduate Student Reception
  • Nominations submitted to awards committee by last day of February

“BSPS Student Award for Outstanding Community Engagement”

Recognizes a graduating BSPS student for excellence through his or her involvement in community engagement efforts that demonstrate reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.

  • Awarded annually at BSPS Graduation Lunch
  • Nominations submitted to awards committee by last day of February

 

Connect and Collaborate Grant Program

On behalf of the Connect and Collaborate Program Stewardship Partners, this note is to inform you that the 2017-18 grants program supporting engaged teaching, research and service activities will be announced university-wide next week. The maximum grant award is $70,000.

Information and application materials are available at http://oaa.osu.edu/ccgrants.

The Connect and Collaborate Stewardship Partners include: The Columbus Foundation; Greater Columbus Arts Council; United Way of Central Ohio; Corporate Engagement Office; Office of Energy and Environment; Office of International Affairs – Global Gateways, Global One Health; Office of Outreach and Engagement; Office of Research – Discovery Themes, Industry Liaison Office; Office of Undergraduate Education – Office of Service-Learning, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry; OSU Extension; and OSU Wexner Medical Center.

For more information about the program, please contact Mark McCann at mccann.249@osu.edu.

 

PreK-8 Back-to-school drive

The College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE) Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement is sponsoring a college-wide back-to-school drive to collect toiletries and personal care items for Starling PreK-8 School, located in the Franklinton community of the Columbus City School district. Starling serves a diverse student body, including many whom lack basic items for their personal care. I would like to invite the faculty and staff from the College of Pharmacy to join EHE in this collection drive.

I have placed two cardboard boxes in the student lounge marked EHE. Please place items in the boxes between now and next Friday, 9/8. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Best,

Dr. Jen Rodis

Science Cafe with Dr. Lane Wallace

The library’s first science cafe will be on September 6 and will feature Dr. Wallace talking about the Opioid Crisis.

When: September 6th @ 6:30pm

Where: Research Commons (3rd Floor, 18th Avenue Library)

Topic: The Opioid Crisis

A major contributor to the opioid problem is the culture of American health care. The goal of minimizing chronic pain markedly increased opioid prescriptions over the last 20 years. A small fraction of people chronically using opioid drugs for medical reasons will develop an addiction. Several opioid drugs, including heroin, are available at a relatively cheap price outside of the normal pharmaceutical distribution system. People with addictions often switch to these drugs. The “War on Drugs” is not succeeding in its goal of lessening addiction. A new development in the arena of opioids and pain involves medical marijuana. Lessening the opioid problem will require a multi-faceted approach.

Speaker: Lane Wallace, OSU College of Pharmacy

Food/Drink available in building via cafe and vending.

See https://library.osu.edu/news/science-cafe/ for additional details.

Buckeyes Bring Hope Project

Please see the information below regarding a support effort led by Nursing for the victims of flooding in Texas.

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Dear Colleagues,

As we all know, the weather-related devastating event in Houston, Southeastern Texas, and Louisiana is adversely affecting thousands of families. As Buckeyes have a reputation of paying it forward, the College of Nursing has been working to connect with local charities and organizations on the ground in the south to determine their needs and how we can help through an initiative that we are calling “Buckeyes Bring Hope.”

We are creating a fast-response team to bring faculty, staff, students and alums together with community members to provide items for the victims of this terrible flood. I know we can work together and mobilize Buckeye Nation to support our friends in the south.

My staff has contacted two local charities that are already on the ground with connections in these devastated areas, Lifeline and Matthews 25: Ministries, who have offered to support our efforts by collecting and distributing much-needed items to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Attached are items of great need for the victims of the flood. Updated information will be shared here: go.osu.edu/OSU-BBH. The College of Nursing is serving as one drop off site for these items, beginning on Tuesday 9/5/17; we are working on one or two other drop off sites on campus and I will let you know when those sites are confirmed. We will take items through next Thursday 9/7/17 at noon. An announcement will also go in this Friday’s OnCampus Today to drive people to a webpage that will allow faculty, staff and students the opportunity to get involved in helping and donating to this important cause.

Would you please share this message with your faculty, staff, students and alumni? Please also continue to keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

Together, across Buckeye Nation, we can help to make a difference. Go Bucks!

Warm and well regards,

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

Vice President for Health Promotion
University Chief Wellness Officer
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2018 Community Engagement Conference Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for Ohio State’s inaugural Community Engagement Conference, taking place January 24-25, 2018 in the Ohio Union. Building on the success of the Extension Annual Conference and the university’s Engagement Forum, the conference will bring together faculty, staff, students and community partners to focus on professional development and networking, while exploring new potential engagement partnerships. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnering to Advance Health and Wellness. Proposals are due October 30, 2017.

Submit a proposal and learn more at engage.osu.edu/conference.

Contact: lewis.485@osu.edu or morrison.332@osu.edu