School of Public Health
and Health Professions
Annual Meeting
2009
Faculty Council
SPHHP
President: Marc Kiviniemi, Ph.D.
Faculty Council Purpose/Mission
• Facilitate success for faculty in all aspects of their
University roles
• Represent facu...
Faculty Council Activities – 2008/09
Get Connected
• Coffee socials/school happy hour events
Get Accredited
• Faculty Foru...
Faculty Council Membership
Biostatistics: Jihnhee Yu; Albert Vexler
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences: Atif Awad; Jennifer T...
Faculty Council Membership
Biostatistics: Jihnhee Yu; Albert Vexler
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences: Atif Awad; Jennifer T...
UB SPHHP Senate
Representative
Robert Burkard, Ph.D.
Dr. Lynn Kozlowski, Dean
School of Public Health
and Health Professions
New Faculty
• Lina Mu, Assistant Professor, SPM
• Heather Orom, Assistant Professor, HB
• Andy Ray, Assistant Professor, R...
New Staff
• Traci Jackson, Ed.D.
Director, Research Administration
UB Service/Recognition
• 10-years of Service at UB
• Melissa Chabot
• Keith Conroy
UB Service/Recognition
• 20-years of Service at UB
• Sue Bennett
• Peter Horvath
• Joe Lane
• Barb Putzig
Alpha Eta – Allied Health Honor
Society
• Faculty Inductees
• Patricia Ohtake – Physical Therapy
• Elizabeth Raleigh - Die...
SPHHP Outstanding Researcher
of the Year
John X. Wilson, Ph.D.
Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
SPHHP Outstanding Leadership
Award
Michael Anton Sciortino, J.D., M.S.
Assistant Director, Information Technology Services
SPHHP Dean’s Award for
Community Service
Pavani K. Ram, MD
Social & Preventive Medicine
SPHHP Dean’s Award
Dale R. Fish, PT, Ph.D.
Rehabilitation Science
Development
• With state allocations decreasing, development is more
important to the success of the school and department...
Financial Items
• For the upcoming fiscal year (2009 – 2010), at
least a 3% permanent state operating cut is
expected, whi...
Space Improvements
Several ongoing projects:
• 3rd floor Kimball will be
completed in May.
• 4th floor Kimball is complete...
Community Relations and Clinical
Affairs
Michael F. Noe, MD, MPH
Office of Public Health Practice
Director, Donald W. Rowe, Ph.D.
PURPOSE
• Serve as major interface with the health care c...
Recent Activities
• Workshops
• Resume writing for Public Health students (exploring
expansion)
• Interviewing skills (sam...
MMWR Club
• Informal learning opportunity
• Funding from recent MPH graduate
• Grown from an average of 4-5 participants t...
New Program
• Fireside chats
• Informal learning opportunity for students to meet with a
practicing public health professi...
Field Trips
• Niagara County Board of Health
• Batavia Sewage Treatment Plant
Collaborations
• WNY Public Health Alliance, Inc. – Advanced Practice
Center Emergency Preparedness
• WNYPHA/ Eight county...
Major agency representation
• NYS Rural Health Council – Governors
appointment
• NYS Association for Rural Health – Board ...
Recruitment
• SUNY Fredonia
• Roberts Wesleyan
Grant Application
• Perry Grant application $49,000 (pending)
• CBPR educational workshops and creation of
virtual CBPR ne...
Academic and Student
Affairs
Dale Fish, PT, Ph.D.
CEPH Site Visit: May 4-6
• How to prepare for the visit:
• Supply Resource File materials as requested!
• Anticipate Quest...
CEPH Site Visit: May 4-6
• Site Visitors:
• D. Marie Swanson, PhD, MPH – Epi/Biostat
• Professor & Chair, Public Health
• ...
CEPH Site Visit: May 4-6
• David Potenziani, PhD, MA – History/Economics
• Sr. Assoc Dean for Planning, Coord, Admin
• Uni...
SPHHP’s Recent Improvements
• Strategic plan revised in spring 2008 (1.1, 1.2.c)
• Mission, vision, values
• Goals, object...
SPHHP’s Recent Improvements
• PhD in Community Health refined and relocated to
HB (2.1.a, 2.10)
• Plan to revise further t...
SPHHP’s Recent Improvements
• New Standing Committees (1.5.c)
• MPH program committee/subcommittees
• Strategic plan data ...
Research
R. Lorraine Collins, Ph.D.
Trend: FYs 04-08 Active Awards
$0
$3,000,000
$6,000,000
$9,000,000
$12,000,000
'04/05 '05/06 '06/07 '07/08
SPHHP
Research Administrative Services
May 1, 2008 – April 30, 2009
165 Proposals
(an increase of 23 from the previous year)
Ongoing Programs
• Workshop on NIH Grant writing (Challenge
grants)
External reviews of grant applications
• Internal revi...
Research Administrative Services
• Monthly requests for planned grant submissions
– Face-to-Face meetings with all PIs
• S...
Initiatives for 2009-2010
• Populate the SPHHP Research Development
Advisory Committee
• Begin program to fund pilot studi...
Faculty Affairs
Scott C. White, Ph.D.
Promotion and Tenure
• Full Professor → Full Professor (Tenured)
 R. Lorraine Collins, Health Behavior
Promotion and Tenure
• SPHHP Guiding Statements for Promotion and
Tenure
http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/faculty_affairs/pt_guidi...
Awards & Recognition
Jean Wactawski-Wende: UB Exceptional Scholar,
2009 Sustained Achievement Award
• This award is for a ...
20th Annual J. Warren Perry Lecture,
2008
• James S. Marks, MD, MPH
• Senior Vice President of the Robert Wood Johnson
Fou...
Annual Faculty Reports
• UB’s web-based Faculty Annual Reporting
System (Digital Measures)
From Satish K. Tripathi, Provos...
Annual Faculty Reports
Expectations: 2008 – 2009
• All faculty must update information on activities and
achievements cond...
Questions?
Otherwise, enjoy your cup of fruit
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  1. 1. School of Public Health and Health Professions Annual Meeting 2009
  2. 2. Faculty Council SPHHP President: Marc Kiviniemi, Ph.D.
  3. 3. Faculty Council Purpose/Mission • Facilitate success for faculty in all aspects of their University roles • Represent faculty at the school administrative level • Build connections across the school for faculty and staff • Serve as a channel for communicating information, ideas, concerns from faculty to school-level administration
  4. 4. Faculty Council Activities – 2008/09 Get Connected • Coffee socials/school happy hour events Get Accredited • Faculty Forum on Preparing for Site Visit Get Better • Faculty Forum on Research One or more of the above… • Input on university level committee membership • representation on Executive and Planning Committee
  5. 5. Faculty Council Membership Biostatistics: Jihnhee Yu; Albert Vexler Exercise and Nutrition Sciences: Atif Awad; Jennifer Temple Health Behavior: Gregory Homish; Marc Kiviniemi Rehabilitation Sciences: Jim Lenker; Diane Wrisley Social and Preventive Medicine: Pavani Ram; Carole Rudra Dean’s Representative: Scott White
  6. 6. Faculty Council Membership Biostatistics: Jihnhee Yu; Albert Vexler Exercise and Nutrition Sciences: Atif Awad; Jennifer Temple Health Behavior: Gregory Homish; Marc Kiviniemi Rehabilitation Sciences: Jim Lenker; Diane Wrisley Social and Preventive Medicine: Pavani Ram; Carole Rudra Dean’s Representative: Scott White
  7. 7. UB SPHHP Senate Representative Robert Burkard, Ph.D.
  8. 8. Dr. Lynn Kozlowski, Dean School of Public Health and Health Professions
  9. 9. New Faculty • Lina Mu, Assistant Professor, SPM • Heather Orom, Assistant Professor, HB • Andy Ray, Assistant Professor, RS • Jennifer Temple, Assistant Professor, ENS • Candi Possinger, Clinical Instructor, Academic Advisor, ENS
  10. 10. New Staff • Traci Jackson, Ed.D. Director, Research Administration
  11. 11. UB Service/Recognition • 10-years of Service at UB • Melissa Chabot • Keith Conroy
  12. 12. UB Service/Recognition • 20-years of Service at UB • Sue Bennett • Peter Horvath • Joe Lane • Barb Putzig
  13. 13. Alpha Eta – Allied Health Honor Society • Faculty Inductees • Patricia Ohtake – Physical Therapy • Elizabeth Raleigh - Dietetics • Jo Schweitzer – Occupational Therapy
  14. 14. SPHHP Outstanding Researcher of the Year John X. Wilson, Ph.D. Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
  15. 15. SPHHP Outstanding Leadership Award Michael Anton Sciortino, J.D., M.S. Assistant Director, Information Technology Services
  16. 16. SPHHP Dean’s Award for Community Service Pavani K. Ram, MD Social & Preventive Medicine
  17. 17. SPHHP Dean’s Award Dale R. Fish, PT, Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science
  18. 18. Development • With state allocations decreasing, development is more important to the success of the school and departments than ever before • We have had tremendous success thanks to the work of many of our faculty • You can help raise funds by identifying opportunities and opening doors for the development office • UB’s office of corporate and foundation relations is available to help you secure funding from private entities • John Crawford and Tracy Oun are now in Squire Hall and support the dental school as well as SPHHP. You can reach John at johncraw@buffalo.org / 829-3931 and Tracy at tracyoun@buffalo.edu / 829-6420
  19. 19. Financial Items • For the upcoming fiscal year (2009 – 2010), at least a 3% permanent state operating cut is expected, which would mean a loss of ~$250,000 to the School. • Further cuts are a possibility depending on the fiscal health of the State.
  20. 20. Space Improvements Several ongoing projects: • 3rd floor Kimball will be completed in May. • 4th floor Kimball is completed. • Renovation of 5th and 6th floors in Kimball scheduled to begin Oct./Nov. 2009. • Improved building signage.
  21. 21. Community Relations and Clinical Affairs Michael F. Noe, MD, MPH
  22. 22. Office of Public Health Practice Director, Donald W. Rowe, Ph.D. PURPOSE • Serve as major interface with the health care community, including health departments, providers, MCO’s, community organizations • Identify, cultivate and expand relationships
  23. 23. Recent Activities • Workshops • Resume writing for Public Health students (exploring expansion) • Interviewing skills (same) • OPHP sponsored seminars • Kim Rook “HIV Prevention in High Risk Urban Communities” • Dave Hoffman “Chronic Disease in New York State” • Sheila Kee “Berger Commission Update” • Ann Monroe “The Role of the Foundation in Health Care”
  24. 24. MMWR Club • Informal learning opportunity • Funding from recent MPH graduate • Grown from an average of 4-5 participants to 10- 12 • Includes other departments • Public health practitioners
  25. 25. New Program • Fireside chats • Informal learning opportunity for students to meet with a practicing public health professionals • Dr. Scott Zimmerman – Director , Erie County Public Health Laboratory, Epidemiology and Environmental Health • Mr. Robert Furlani - Assistant Regional Director, New York State Department of Health, Western Regional Office
  26. 26. Field Trips • Niagara County Board of Health • Batavia Sewage Treatment Plant
  27. 27. Collaborations • WNY Public Health Alliance, Inc. – Advanced Practice Center Emergency Preparedness • WNYPHA/ Eight county health departments, Regional Community Health Assessments • American Heart Association/School of Medicine and Biomedical Science and Wilson Greatbatch- “The Heart of Research” • P2 Collaborative- Data Action Advisory Team, and the Equity in Health Care Task Force • Susan G. Komen for the Cure WNY Affiliate- Community Profile Team
  28. 28. Major agency representation • NYS Rural Health Council – Governors appointment • NYS Association for Rural Health – Board member • Area Health Education Center – Board member • WNY Public Health Alliance, Inc. – Board member
  29. 29. Recruitment • SUNY Fredonia • Roberts Wesleyan
  30. 30. Grant Application • Perry Grant application $49,000 (pending) • CBPR educational workshops and creation of virtual CBPR network
  31. 31. Academic and Student Affairs Dale Fish, PT, Ph.D.
  32. 32. CEPH Site Visit: May 4-6 • How to prepare for the visit: • Supply Resource File materials as requested! • Anticipate Questions/Topics • CEPH sample questions • Agenda shows criteria for discussion at each session • Spend some time in the Self-Study document • Learn about the site visitors • Know SPHHP’s recent, substantial changes
  33. 33. CEPH Site Visit: May 4-6 • Site Visitors: • D. Marie Swanson, PhD, MPH – Epi/Biostat • Professor & Chair, Public Health • Indiana University, School of Medicine • Chair of Site Visit Team • Mollie Mulvanity, MPH – Dir of Accreditation • Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH – Environ Health • Professor & Chair, Environ Health Sciences • Tulane University
  34. 34. CEPH Site Visit: May 4-6 • David Potenziani, PhD, MA – History/Economics • Sr. Assoc Dean for Planning, Coord, Admin • University of North Carolina • Mathew Stefanak, MPH – Health Policy • County Health Commissioner • Youngstown, OH • Edmund Napieralski – CEPH Board Member • Former Assoc VP for Academic Affairs • Prof Emeritus (English) at King’s College (PA)
  35. 35. SPHHP’s Recent Improvements • Strategic plan revised in spring 2008 (1.1, 1.2.c) • Mission, vision, values • Goals, objectives, measurable outcomes • Competencies for all programs (2.6) • Enhanced syllabi • Show which competencies are addressed • Relate competencies to course objectives
  36. 36. SPHHP’s Recent Improvements • PhD in Community Health refined and relocated to HB (2.1.a, 2.10) • Plan to revise further to PhD in CH & HB • More students on committees (1.5.c) • Student Leadership Forum - spring 2009 (1.5.c) • Faculty Council (1.5.c) • Core curriculum and related efforts (2.8.b, 2.9.b) • Means by which all students in professional (2.8.b) and academic (2.9.b) programs gain a foundational knowledge of public health • Required for all students admitted to SPHHP after fall 2009
  37. 37. SPHHP’s Recent Improvements • New Standing Committees (1.5.c) • MPH program committee/subcommittees • Strategic plan data committee • Strategic plan evaluation committee • Core curriculum steering committee • Student services committee • Service & workforce development committee
  38. 38. Research R. Lorraine Collins, Ph.D.
  39. 39. Trend: FYs 04-08 Active Awards $0 $3,000,000 $6,000,000 $9,000,000 $12,000,000 '04/05 '05/06 '06/07 '07/08 SPHHP
  40. 40. Research Administrative Services May 1, 2008 – April 30, 2009 165 Proposals (an increase of 23 from the previous year)
  41. 41. Ongoing Programs • Workshop on NIH Grant writing (Challenge grants) External reviews of grant applications • Internal reviews of grant applications and reviewer feedback • Research mentoring for non-tenured faculty
  42. 42. Research Administrative Services • Monthly requests for planned grant submissions – Face-to-Face meetings with all PIs • Solicitation of feedback on satisfaction with RAS services – Anonymous evaluation forms: PI → Associate Dean • Meeting with SPHHP research administrators
  43. 43. Initiatives for 2009-2010 • Populate the SPHHP Research Development Advisory Committee • Begin program to fund pilot studies Enhance SPHHP’s capacity to use IT in data collection/research
  44. 44. Faculty Affairs Scott C. White, Ph.D.
  45. 45. Promotion and Tenure • Full Professor → Full Professor (Tenured)  R. Lorraine Collins, Health Behavior
  46. 46. Promotion and Tenure • SPHHP Guiding Statements for Promotion and Tenure http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/faculty_affairs/pt_guiding_statements. php • Mid-stream (3rd yr.), pre-tenure review for all Assistant Professors (04/02/2009) • Feedback to Chairs and Assistant Professors • Assistance with the honing of research, service and teaching statements
  47. 47. Awards & Recognition Jean Wactawski-Wende: UB Exceptional Scholar, 2009 Sustained Achievement Award • This award is for a body of work completed over a number of years. The award is not intended as a lifetime achievement award, but rather as recognition for outstanding performance in a recent segment of a scholar's career. In the Spring 2009 Research Navigator they noted: • Jean ranks 1st and 4th as a co-author on the list of most highly cited UB journal articles over the last five years.
  48. 48. 20th Annual J. Warren Perry Lecture, 2008 • James S. Marks, MD, MPH • Senior Vice President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Group, Princeton, NJ http://www.rwjf.org/newsroom/search.jsp?catid=18&typeid= 152&start=10 • SPHHP Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2008 • Outstanding contributions to education within SPHHP  Gaspar Farkas, ENS • Perry Lecture Fall of 2009 • Searching for a Keynote Speaker
  49. 49. Annual Faculty Reports • UB’s web-based Faculty Annual Reporting System (Digital Measures) From Satish K. Tripathi, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs (01/15/2009): “We expect this faculty contribution resource to provide our departments, schools, and university as a whole with valuable faculty and, more broadly, institutional information.” “Over the last year, the selected product from Digital Measures has been implemented and/or piloted in several schools with very positive feedback.” “… it is my expectation that all faculty (…) will utilize this automated tool to complete their annual faculty report due at the conclusion of the Spring semester.”
  50. 50. Annual Faculty Reports Expectations: 2008 – 2009 • All faculty must update information on activities and achievements conducted during the last year (05/2008 – 05/2009). • Activities reported from previous years must be checked for accuracy (citations). • This year’s Annual Report is due no later than the end of UB’s 2008-09 academic year (May 14, 2009) or prior to that date if requested by your department Chair. • Access by: – “MyUB” portal > Faculty Affairs > Faculty Annual Report – Note: Project Overview, Instructions, and Update Your Faculty Annual Report links.
  51. 51. Questions? Otherwise, enjoy your cup of fruit

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