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Jonathan Colvin, RN, BSN, CSPI, CCRP Co-Director, Drug and Poison Information Center
Marsha A. Polk, HPT, OCPS, ICPS Associate Director, Prevention Research Unit, Drug and Poison Information Center
Associate Director, Prevention Research Unit, Drug and Poison Information Center
Manager, Education and Prevention, Drug and Poison Information Center
Adjunct Instructor, College of Evening and Continuing Education
Substance abuse prevention and education; health and wellness; Africentric mentoring; community empowerment; community outreach
Marsha A. Polk, HPT, Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist, is associate director of the Drug and Poison Information Center and manager of DPIC Education and Outreach. Ms. Polk has over 30 years of experience in the area of health, wellness and prevention. Ms. Polk's dedication to the needs of high-risk youth prompted her to develop, obtain funding, and implement specialized programs, to address the needs of various populations at risk. Examples of such programs include: poison prevention and substance abuse prevention training to children in Head Start programs; life-skills training for preschoolers and their families; drug education and awareness programs for high risk African American families; tobacco prevention and intervention programs, child passenger safety projects, and primary and elementary school based substance abuse prevention programs for high/at risk populations. Ms. Polk has implemented (from concept development, scripting and pre-production to the finished product) communications messages targeted at high-risk families and underserved populations. Ms. Polk has also piloted the use of a mobile van to deliver prevention services. Ms. Polk has presented prevention/information/training sessions to professionals across the nation and she is renowned and respected for her expertise in the field. Under Ms. Polk’s direction the following benchmarks have been met:
Maintaining African American Traditions (MAAT) Mentoring Program selected for training by the Center for Applied Prevention Technology (CAPT). One of only 20 programs in the State of Ohio recognized as an Exemplary Prevention Program.
People of Color Wellness Alliance (POCWA), awarded highest honor bestowed by the State of Ohio-Commendation from the Ohio State Senate and national commendation from the United States Congress.
Expanded training program for education staff to include Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), and Department of Homeland Security certification.
HPT: Hospital Pharmacy Technology, University of Cincinnati, 1978.
Certification: Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist, 1990.
Certification: International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, 1990.
Certification: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Incident Management Systems (NIMS).
Certification: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Readiness. Department of Homeland Security. Disaster Communication Specialist.
Polk MA. People Of Color Wellness Alliance: Environmental Strategies for Community Change. DrugScope. Spring 2011.
Polk, MA. Training Opportunities and Lessons in Emergencies and All-Hazard Disasters (TO LEAD): Introduction to Disaster Preparedness for Special Populations. DrugScope. Spring 2010.
Polk MA. The Pharmacy Technologist : Versatile Element in the Provision of Healthcare Services. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. March/April 1995.
Polk MA, Owen V. Childhood And Adolescent Poisonings: Social Skills Training As An Effective Prevention Tool. American Association of Poison Control Centers/American Association of Clinical Toxicologists Annual Scientific Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1991.
Polk MA. The Pharmacy Technologist: A Health Educator and Provider of Drug Information. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. March/April 1985.
People of Color Wellness Alliance Coalition. Principal Investigator. Office of National Drug Control Policy/SAMHSA Drug Free Communities Grant. 2008-2013.
Hamilton County Drug Abuse Prevention, Education and Outreach. Co-Principal Investigator. Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. Ongoing Award.
Strategic Prevention Framework/State Incentive Grant. Advisory Team Collaborator. Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. 2011-2015.
Maintaining African American Traditions. (MAAT) Mentoring Project. Project Director. Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services. 2000-Present.
Earl G. Siegel, PharmD Managing Director, Drug and Poison Information Center
Managing Director, Drug and Poison Information Center
Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy Practice; Professor Emeritus, Emergency Medicine
Toxicology; poison control; substance abuse and its prevention; inhalant abuse; injury prevention; disaster preparedness
In addition to having over 30 years experience in teaching and lecturing on multiple topics in pharmacology, toxicology and substance abuse, Dr. Siegel has experience both as an industry safety and legal consultant, and director of Pharmacy for Central Community Health Board. He has done research in addictionology, headache treatment, dermatology, alcohol detoxification and biopharmaceutics. He has published in the medical literature, written editorials, given hundreds of local/ state/ national presentations, co-authored a trainer of trainers manual, consulted on several videos, participated in several planning summits, and co-founded Parents for Education on Inhalant Abuse.
PharmD: University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy, 1985.
BS: Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, 1972
Clinical Clerkships: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Headache Center, Pediatric and Adult Toxicology, Occupational and Environmental Toxicology.
Certification: Registered Pharmacist, Ohio, 1972-present; Certified Specialist in Poison Information, American Association of Poison Control Centers, 1985-present; Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist 1996-present.
Goetz R, Siegel E, Scaglione J. Suspected Moonflower Intoxication – Ohio 2002. Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report. 2003 Aug;52(33):788.
Hickman MA, Nelson ED, Siegel E, Bernstein J. Are High Dose Toxic Exposures Always Associated With Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS). Archives of Environmental Health. 2001;56(5):439-443.
Roberts JR, Bain M, Klachko MN, Siegel EG, Wason S. Successful Heart Transplantation From a Victim of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 25(5):652-655.
Boudreau DR, Spadafora MP, Wolf LR, Siegel E. Carbon Monoxide Levels During Indoor Sporting Events - Cincinnati, 1992-1993. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 1994;43:21-23.
Siegel E, Wason S. Sudden Sniffing Death Caused by Inhalation of Butane and Propane, A New Teenage Epidemic. New England Journal of Medicine. 1990;323(23):1638.
Katona B, Siegel EG, Roberts JR, Fant WK, Hassen M. The effect of "superactive" charcoal and magnesium citrate solution on blood ethanol concentrations and area under the curve in humans. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1989;27(1-2):129-137.
Savitt D, Roberts J, Siegel E. Anisocoria from Jimson Weed. Journal of American Medical Association. 1986;255(11):1446.
Siegel EG, Bonfiglio JF, Ritschel WA, Fant W. Investigation of Clonidine and Lofexidine for the Treatment of Barbiturate Withdrawal in Mice. Veterinary and Human Toxicology. 1985 Dec;27(6):503-505.
Siegel EG, Wason S. l. Camphor Toxicity, 2. Mothball Toxicity, 3. Boric acid Toxicity. Pediatric Clinics of North America. 1986 Apr;33(2):363-367, 369-374, 375-379.
Ritschel WA, Siegel EG, Ring PE. Biopharmaceutical factors influencing LD50 - Part I: Viscosity. Arzneimittelforschung. 1974;24(6):907-910.
Training Opportunities and Lessons for Emergencies and All-Hazard Disaster (TO LEAD). Principal Investigator. Funding by HRSA through the Greater Cincinnati Hospital Association. July 2001–present.
Ohio Bio-Terrorism Preparedness. Principal Investigator. Ohio Department of Health. Aug 2009-present.
Poison Control Stabilization and Enhancement Program. Principal Investigator. Health Resources & Services Administration. Sept 2009-Aug 2014.
Shan Yin, MD, MPH Medical Director, Drug and Poison Information Center
Medical Director, Drug and Poison Information Center
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Yin is the medical director of the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He has been on the faculty since 2010. He has publications in the areas of pediatric emergency medicine and clinical toxicology. His research interest includes child abuse via medication administration.
MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2001.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 2004.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2004, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2008, Medical Toxicology, 2010.
Wang GS, Yin S, Shear B, Heard K. Severe poisoning after accidental pediatric ingestion of glycol ethers. Pediatrics. 2012 Oct;130(4):e1026-9.
Yin S, Ho M. Monitoring a Toxicological Outbreak using Internet Search Query Data. Clin Toxicol. 2012 Nov;50(9):818-22.
Yin S. Malicious Use of Nonpharmaceuticals in Children. Child Abuse Negl. 2011 Nov;35:924-29.
Yin S, Wahl M. Intentional Coricidin product exposures among Illinois adolescents. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2011 Nov;37(6):509-14.
Bodmer M, Monte AA, Kokko J, Yin S. Safety of non-therapeutic levetiracetam ingestions – a poison center based study. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Safety. 2011 Apr;20(4):366-9.
Yin S, Powell EC, Trainor JL. Serious bacterial infections in febrile outpatient pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Pediatr Infect Dis. 2011 Feb;30(2):136-140.
Yin S, Kokko J, Lavonas EJ, Mlynarchek SL, Bogdan GM, Schaeffer TH. Factors associated with difficulty achieving initial control with fab antivenom in snakebite patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jan;18(1):46-52.
Yin S. Malicious use of pharmaceuticals in children. J Pediatr. 2010 Nov;157(5):832-6.
Yin S, Trainor JL, Powell EC. Serious bacterial infections in febrile outpatient pediatric heart transplant recipients. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Oct;16(10):942-48.
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