Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2011.13, Week of April 4
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
To understand the context, please go to Marginalia.
Table of Contents:
1. Events coming up.
1. Events coming up.
· Saturday, April 9: Meet the Deans, at the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions meeting in Nashville.
· Thursday, April 28: The Neuroscience Institute of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announces a brain trauma symposium, “Sports Concussions: The Hidden Risks”.
2. Updated information about the “Meet the Deans” Event, Saturday, April 9, for students interested in health professions.
The Southeastern Association of
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ALL Health Professions STUDENTS
to participate in the
During the biennial meeting in Nashville:
Meet Admissions Deans from
Health Professions Schools
From all over the
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Sheraton Music City Hotel
Special Presentation for Students:
1:00-2:15 p.m. in the Two Rivers Meeting Room
Dr. Adam Aponte, M.D.,
Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion,
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
and a panel of Med School Deans will meet with students regarding
“Becoming a Competitive Medical School Applicant”
2:00-3:45 p.m. all students will
Meet-the-Deans at the Health Professions Dean’s Fair:
One-on-one conversations with
Representatives of many different
Schools from across the U.S.
In Meeting Room: Hermitage A/B/C
Place: Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Partial list of participants in Meet-the-Deans:
3. SCNM Now, the National Newsletter of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ) is now digital!
4. Webcast, “Careers in Public Health”, sponsored by the Association of Schools of Public Health, Monday, April 4, 3-4 EDT.
Colleagues, please join me for
the following webcast scheduled next Monday for a presentation on
"Careers in Public Health". I am so grateful for our
friends at member schools of the ASPH who put these programs together for our
benefit. Your feedback is very important, so please let us know if you
find these webcasts helpful to you and to your advisees. Remember
that next week is National Public Health week so use it as a good teaching
moment for your advisees in the role of public health in their lives. After
all public health is their health.
5. Received this week.
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
· Osteopathic Medical College Information Book: 2012 Entering Class
6. Marginalia: Travelogue to Reelfoot Lake, March 25-26, 2011, by the Dr. Eisen’s Limnology and Dr. Joy Layton’s Entomology classes (photographs courtesy of Carey Bowen).
During the weekend of March 25-26, 2011, Dr. Eisen’s Limnology and Dr. Joy Layton’s Entomology classes went on a field trip to Reelfoot Lake. Part of that field trip involved canoeing through the cypress swamp. The good news about this field trip is:
1) No one drowned;
2) No one got electrocuted as the electrical storm passed overhead;
3) No one got bitten by snakes. (Actually, it was too cold for the snakes to be out.
Here are some pictures:
Ms. Kim Crews, Interim Director of the University of Tennessee – Martin (in camo jacket) giving initial instructions of how to use a canoe and where we were going within the swamp. Notice how attentive and dry everyone is:
We’re on our way! (Notice how dry everyone still is):
We’re sailing along… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJvMfQKl1nU
Dr. J. Cho of Jackson State University (in front of the traffic jam) giving a presentation in situ on aquatic macrophytes:
About an hour and 40 minutes into this trip is when a cold front came through, and we started to hear thunder and see the clouds suddenly flash.
RETREAT!! (It took about 20 minutes to get back to the cars). Those “specks” on the photo are not bits of dirt – they’re raindrops:
Now that we’ve loaded the canoes back on the trailer, notice how wet everybody is. (It builds character, you know. BTW, that’s Joe Alfonso asking the existential question, “WTF was I thinking when I signed up for this class?”):
Postscript, back at the lab:
Dr. Stan Eisen,
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