Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sponsor sheet

Here is the sponsor sheet for the post below. Email Gina with any questions.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sponsor list for 5k

Here is a list of potential sponsors for the 5k race. Please select a couple to solicit for donations. The information sheet for sponsors will be posted shortly. When you have selected your organization(s), please post in the comments section to avoid overlap. Thanks!

Giant Eagle
Trader Joe's
Jimmy Johns
Eddie George's Grill
Barnes and Noble
Cow Town Pizza Grandview
Noodles and Co
Lifestyle Family Fitness
Davis Heart and Lung at OSU Med Center
James Cancer Center at OSU Med Center
5th 3rd Bank
OSU athletics

Monday, December 8, 2008

Wrapping at B&N

Tuesday, December 9th
Michelle Battista 9am - 1pm (tentative)
Rachel Kopec 9am - 12ish
Ashley Harris 9am - 1pm (as needed)

Thursday, December 11th
Nancy Baker 5pm - 8pm
Michelle Asp 5pm - 8pm
Gina Casagrande 8pm - 11pm
Amber Simmons 8pm - 11pm?

Monday, December 15th
Emily Carlson 5pm - 8pm
Gina Casagrande 5pm - 8pm
Amy Headings 8pm - 11pm
Ashley Harris 8pm - 11pm

Friday, December 5, 2008

Abbott Nutrition trip

Please RSVP to Sagar or Amy, so they can forward the final headcount to the security office at Abbott. Respond no later than midnight 12/12/2008 (Friday).

Abbott Nutrition R&D, Ross Park Location, 3300 Stelzer Road

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

11am to 1pm, Lunch on your own in cafeteria (if desired)

Includes various laboratories and speaking with key personnel in strategic areas (clinical research, safety,NMR, product development, molecular biology, etc.)

Please sign -in at the first building located before security gate. Car-pooling is recommended. After signing in (receive badge and parking pass), you will then proceed to RP-3 building (security will direct you). Please wait at the front desk.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Another service opportunity...

The Graduate Society of Nutritional Sciences (GSNS) has decided to begin collecting gifts for Columbus' LifeCare Alliance! They are in need of small gifts for their senior citizens, who are mainly low-income men and women who rarely get out of their homes. In room 325 there is a flyer and a list (for you to take home) of possible gift ideas. These gifts need to be wrapped and returned to room 325 by December 9th. This is an easy way to put a huge smile on someone's face this holiday season. Thanks you for your help!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Wanted: gift wrappers

Ashley Harris is coordinating a gift-wrapping service project. Two people are needed per shift. The available dates are going fast so please let her know specific dates that could work for you or at least general times (weekend before exams, after exams, etc). Transportation is available for those who need it.

This is a simple way (they donate all materials) for us to raise money for charity. Contact Ashley ( for more information.

Trip to Abbott Nutrition

Amy and Sagar are working out the details for our first GSNS career development trip to Abbott Nutrition, for those that may be interested in an industry position after graduation. Check out their website for more company info.

We're planning to attend in the afternoon (maybe around 2:00 pm) either on:

Friday, 12/12 or
Monday, 12/15

Because of security rules at Abbott, we will need to give them a list of the people planning to attend. Note: they won't let you in unless we tell them you're coming, so we really need to know if you're planning to attend.

Please email Amy Headings (headings.226) or Sagar (Thakkar.22) by this Saturday 11/29 if you are thinking about attending.

GSNS minutes 11.12.08

Sorry these are being posted so late. If you missed the last meeting, be sure to read the minutes for the latest on GSNS events, etc.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Journal Club articles

Here are the articles for Friday's journal club (hopefully this works!)

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Post a comment if you can't open these; we're trying something new.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or Treat for cans a success!

Thanks to everyone who came and helped collect cans! Our grand total was 464 pounds of cans! Feel free to post more pics if you have any!

Monday, October 27, 2008

November Journal Club

When: Friday, November 14th at 3pm
Where: Parker Room 311 (just off elevator)
Topic: Metabolic syndrome in children
Discussion Leader: Michelle Battista
Huang,T., Nansel, T.R., Belsheim A.R., Morrison J.A. 2008. Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of pediatric metabolic syndrome components in relation to adult metabolic syndrome: the Princeton LRC follow-up study. The Journal of pediatrics. 152(2):185-90

Goodman E., Daniels S.R., Meigs J.B., Dolan L.M. 2007. Instability in the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in adolescents. Circulation 115(17):2316-2322

*Join us for happy hour after journal club! :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Directions to VZ wireless health fair

5175 Emerald Parkway Dublin, OH

From campus take 315 South to 670 W which merges into 70 W toward Dayton.
Look for 270 N toward Cleveland. Exit onto 270 N. Travel on 270 N to exit 17A.
Take ramp right for US-33 East toward Dublin.
Make a left onto Post Rd and a right onto Emerald Parkway.
The building will be the first large blue glass tower on your right hand side.

Nancy Baker has the MyPyramid poster and handouts.
Thank you for volunteering!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Plea for responsibility...

We really hate to bring this up twice in one week...but people keep leaving the door to 319 open, and it's really not acceptable.

Please, please, please (x infinity).....


We don't feel the need to repeat the reasons why; it really is common sense. We're all adults and can handle this small responsibility. Write yourself a post it note or brand it on your forehead if necessary.

Respect other people and the fact that 319 is a shared space.

[End tirade]

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Verizon Wireless Health Fair

More info to come on where to go, what to do, etc.

The Schedule

Shift 1: 10 am -12 pm (set up)
Ashley Harris
Nancy Baker
Yixing "Shirley" Sun

Shift 2: 12 pm- 2 pm
Rachel Kopec
Shi Zhaw
Kom Kamonpatana

Shift 3: 2 pm- 4pm (break down)
Emily Carlson (?)
Mike Stout
Michelle Asp

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October Journal Club

When: Friday, October 17th at 3:00pm
Parker Food Science building room 311 (third floor conference room)
Topic: "Milk & melamine"
Articles (2):

Varelis, P. et al., 2008. Preparation of [13C3]-melamine and [13C3]-cyanuric acid and their application to the analysis of melamine and cyanuric acid in meat and pet food using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Food Additives and Contaminants. 25(10):1208-1215

Reimschuessel, R. et al, 2008. Evaluation of the renal effects of experimental feeding of melamine and cyanuric acid to fish and pigs. Am. J. Vet. Res. 69(9):1217-1228

Save the Date! (October 31st)

: You (duh)
What: Trick or Treat (for canned goods)
Where: Starting @ Gina Casagrande's house (check your email for directions)
Why: to collect canned goods for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank
When: Friday, October 31st 5-8pm

Don't forget to dress up and also to bring a treat to share (if you want)!

Welcome, welcome!

Welcome to the new (and first ever) GSNS blog. Here you can find announcements, events, download the latest gazette (hopefully) and meeting minutes and catch up on the latest department news. Please feel free to post questions and comments!

Your GSNS Leadership Team:

Gina Casagrande: (President)

Michelle Battista: (VP)

Michelle Asp: (Secretary)

Sagar Thakkar: (Treasurer)

Emily Carlson: (Publicist)

Nancy Baker: (Photographer)

Committee Chairs:

Rachel Kopec: (R.Klein Symposium, Journal Club)

Ashley Harris: (Community Outreach)

Gina Casagrande: (National Nutrition Month 5k)

Michelle Battista: (GSNS Health Fair)

Mike Stout, Matt Fleshman: (Social Committee)

Amy Headings, Sagar Thakkar (People in Industry seminars)