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College of Public Health and Human Sciences Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Mark Hoffman has been named the recipient of the NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) Region 8 Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator Award.
CPHHS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Mark Hoffman has been named the recipient of the NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) Region 8 Excellence in Advising – Advising Administrator Award.
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Property Specialist Cody Carson came to the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in 2003. He began his career at Oregon State in 1989 as a mechanical repair worker for Agricultural Engineering and has since worked as a mechanic at Motor Pool and at Printing and Mailing as a sorter/route worker prior to the CPHHS. Cody will be recognized by Oregon State President Ed Ray later this month at a special dinner celebration for having worked at Oregon State for 25 years.
“Working with the students, exchanging comments, listening to their problems, making them smile, letting them know that everything will be all right and helping them develop a work ethic," Cody says of what he enjoys most about his job.
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Nancy Henry used to hike, fish and train hunting dogs. Then she lost her husband and found herself choosing a more sedentary life.

“I went into a hidey hole,” said the 65-year-old. After breaking her leg, she became even more inactive.

When she heard about the Walk With Ease program administered by Oregon State University’s Extension Service, she knew it was time to get going again.

“I signed up in a heartbeat,” Henry said.

A dozen women, including her 88-year-old mother, Billie Bell, joined Henry this spring at Salem Hospital for the exercise class led by Kelsey Evers, health educator for the hospital who is certified by Extension to teach the class
Walk With Ease, developed by the Arthritis Foundation and funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is designed to help some of the estimated 52.5 million Americans with arthritis.
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All proceeds directly support two college programs that benefit local community members living with disability – the Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program and IMPACT (Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today).
Help raise disability awareness by taking a spin around the MU quad – in a wheelchair – during this year’s Wheel-A-Thon from noon-6 p.m. May 11-13.
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Inextricable problems require integrated solutions. “Nowadays, you cannot be successful if you work on your own,” remarks Oleh Taratula, a cancer researcher at Oregon State University. “You need people to work with you, from basic scientists all the way to the clinicians.”

That’s why OSU researchers are sloughing off old allegiances to disciplinary silos and joining forces for a healthier humanity. More than 300 investigators in fields such as microbiology, bioengineering, gerontology, veterinary medicine, nutrition, early childhood, exercise physiology, nanotechnology, rural studies, pharmacology and drug discovery are sharing labs, equipment and brainpower to diagnose, treat and prevent existing and emerging illnesses.
OSU researchers are sloughing off old allegiances to disciplinary silos and joining forces for a healthier humanity.
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No matter if he was living in Washington or Portland, Tomas knew he wanted – needed – to someday finish his degree. Thanks to +Oregon State Ecampus he did.

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Taking advantage of the latest scientific tools and technologies, Hystad is launching a study called PURE-AIR, which will monitor how outdoor and indoor air pollution affects the cardiopulmonary health of people living in low, middle, and high income nations. His goal is to quantify more precisely the #globalhealth impact of air pollution and to develop better ways of measuring health risks associated with poor air quality.

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After college, Perry Hystad took a trip to India and, while touring several large cities, noticed the vast clouds of exhaust from vehicles, smoke from factories, and soot from biomass-burning cook ...
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Natural gas extraction, often referred to as “fracking,” has increased rapidly in the U.S. in recent years. To address potential health impacts, passive air samplers were deployed in a rural community heavily affected by the natural gas boom. Samplers were analyzed for 62 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Results were grouped based on distance from each sampler to the nearest active well. PAH levels were highest when samplers were closest to active wells. Additionally, PAH levels closest to natural gas activity were an order of magnitude higher than levels previously reported in rural areas. Sourcing ratios indicate that PAHs were predominantly petrogenic, suggesting that elevated PAH levels were influenced by direct releases from the earth. Quantitative human health risk assessment estimated the excess lifetime cancer risks associated with exposure to the measured PAHs. Closest to active wells, the risk estimated for maximum residential exposure was 2.9 in 10 000, which is above the U.S. EPA’s acceptable risk level. Overall, risk estimates decreased 30% when comparing results from samplers closest to active wells to those farthest. This work suggests that natural gas extraction may be contributing significantly to PAHs in air, at levels that are relevant to human health.
Natural gas extraction, often referred to as “fracking,” has increased rapidly in the U.S. in recent years. To address potential health impacts, passive air samplers were deployed in a rural community heavily affected by the natural gas boom. Samplers were analyzed for 62 polycyclic aromatic ...
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“It’s important for policymakers to fully grasp the public health effects of all policies, regardless of the policy’s primary purpose. Understanding these effects can provide a fuller picture of what can be anticipated down the road.”

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http://synergies.oregonstate.edu/2015/inside-the-mind-of-researcher-steph-bernell/

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"Right now, I am interested in exploring the unintended consequences of policies that at first glance might not be viewed as public health policy. My current research links agriculture and forest policy to mental and physical health," says CPHHS associate professor Steph Bernell.
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Did you know? Before Gill Coliseum was built men's basketball games where held in Langton Hall. Take a look. Talk about a packed house. 
No doubt about it, as Langton Hall celebrates its 100th birthday, its layout remains as baffling as its history is distinguished.
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Britney is not the only one in her family with physical therapy ambitions – her husband Charles is also enrolled in EXSS at OSU-Cascades.

Together, they are working to start a nonprofit that provides veterans with access to physical therapy services.
“I really want to help people,” says OSU-Cascades EXSS senior Britney Galles. “When I think about what I want to do most – that’s it.”
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Created to help boomers prevent chronic diseases by taking charge of their health, the course touches on strategies for nourishing the brain, skin, digestive system and heart.
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Lifelong health and well-being for every person, every family and every community guides the work of our distinguished faculty and extraordinary students. We are responding to the most challenging public health issues facing us today, focusing on prevention strategies to promote health across the lifespan, from healthy children to healthy aging. We are teaching, conducting pioneering research and delivering outreach programs that address optimal nutrition for health, overcoming poverty and hunger, changing inactive lifestyles, improving the lives of children and older adults at-risk, preventing disease, addressing public policy and access to healthcare, and maximizing environmentally friendly materials and structures. 

Inspired by our mission as a leading land-grant university, we create synergy in teaching, research, and outreach to develop the next generation of globally minded public health and human sciences professionals. Through interdisciplinary research and innovative curricula, we advance knowledge, policies and practices that improve population health in communities across Oregon and beyond.