1. Events coming up.
Martell Todd will give a presentation on US Army Healthcare Scholarships.
===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association
of American Medical Colleges, August 27, 2012 edition.
The Master of Occupational Therapy
Program and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of
Indianapolis (IN) will be sponsoring an Open House on Saturday, September 15,
5. Scientists will
launch infrared system to eliminate tumors.
From the August 28, 2012 issue of Sigma Xi SmartBrief,
a daily news digest.
6. The U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) Releases Updated List of Health
Professional Shortage Areas.
7. From the United
States Center for Disease Control, of all places – Zombie preparedness:
8. The Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club invites you
to get active in environmental issues relevant to the state of Tennessee.
9. Marginalia: Baker’s Pond Hike & The Hummingbird
Festival – Saturday, September 8, 2012.
From the Wolf River Conservancy.
September 6, 1 to 2 p.m., in CW212: Introduction
to US Army Healthcare Scholarships, a presentation by Sergeant Martell
Todd. Lunch will be served;
October 4, 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. in AH 122.: Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Summer
program for children, and a newly-created year-long program for adults, by
Kelly Reed. Pizza and soft drinks will
November 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Sabbatini Lounge: Annual Health Career Opportunities Fair,
anchored by the University of Tennessee Health
Science Center. Representatives from a
variety of regional clinical healthcare graduate programs and from US
military scholarship programs will be available to answer questions;
November 1, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in rooms AH 103, AH 121, AH 122: Presentations regarding the Lincoln
Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic
Medicine and the Ross University School of Medicine.
2. On Thursday,
September 6, Sergeant Martell Todd will give a presentation on US Army
Healthcare Scholarships in Cooper-Wilson 212 .
The cost of a healthcare-related professional school
education is not cheap, and in fact, has risen to the 6-figure range:
Average Educational Debt for Indebted Medical School
Source: AAMC Graduate
The situation for dental, pharmacy, nursing, and physical
therapy programs is not much different.
Each of the military branches offers scholarships for students
in healthcare-related graduate programs, which offer full tuition plus a
stipend. The payback is year-for-year
Sergeant Martell Todd will discuss US Army Healthcare
Scholarships on Thursday, September 6 in CW 212, starting at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served to attendees.
===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association
of American Medical Colleges, August 27, 2012 edition.
News from the
Association of American Medical Colleges
• Appeals Court Upholds NIH-Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research
• Stage 2 Requirements Released for Electronic Health Records
• Updated Resources for Future Biomedical Scientists
• On the Move
STAT will not run on Monday, Sept. 3 in observation of Labor
Day. The next edition will be e-mailed Sept. 10.
Appeals Court Upholds NIH-Funded Embryonic Stem Cell
by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit on Friday upheld an earlier lower court ruling
dismissing a challenge to National Institutes of Health funding of human
embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. At
issue was whether the Obama Administration policy violates the so-called
"Dickey-Wicker" appropriations rider banning federal funds for
research that harms or destroys human embryos. The panel, in a
unanimous decision, said, "Because we conclude that the district court
committed no error, we affirm the order and judgment under
review." An appeal by the plaintiffs to the full Court of
Appeals or to the U.S. Supreme Court is still possible. The Coalition
for the Advancement of Medical Research, of which AAMC is a founding
member, has filed multiple amicus briefs in the case supporting continued
federal funding of hESC research.
Stage 2 Requirements Released for Electronic Health
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final rule
on the criteria hospitals and health care providers must meet to qualify
for the second stage of the federal incentive program to encourage adoption
of electronic health records (EHR). The rule modifies the
requirements to meaningfully use an EHR and aligns the quality reporting
more with other CMS quality reporting systems. Among the changes to
the timeline for achieving meaningful use, which will
relieve some administrative burden on providers, the start date for the
Stage 2 program moves from 2013 to 2014. More information and
guidance on the regulations are posted on the CMS Web
site. The AAMC will provide analysis and resources on the rule
for academic medical centers over the next few months.
Updated Resources for Future Biomedical Scientists
An updated brochure for aspiring biomedical scientists is now available
from the AAMC Web site. The downloadable brochure contains resources
for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the biomedical
sciences. To order print copies, contact the AAMC publications
department at 202-828-0416 or email@example.com.
To learn more about biomedical science research programs at medical
schools, visit MailScanner has detected a possible fraud
attempt from "aamc.sparklist.com" claiming to be
On the Move
Leslie W. Hall, M.D., FACP, has been appointed
interim dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Hall
will succeed Robert Churchill, M.D., who retires as dean of the medical
school on Oct. 31. Since 2008, Hall has served as senior associate
dean for clinical affairs at the school of medicine and as chief medical
officer for University of Missouri Health Care.
James H. Ross will retire as chief executive officer of University of
Missouri Health Care, effective Dec. 31. Mitch Wasden,
MU Health Care’s chief operating officer, has been named CEO/COO, effective
Jan. 1, 2013.
H. David Wilson, M.D., who has served as dean of the University of Kansas
School of Medicine-Wichita since 2009, has accepted a position as special
assistant to the dean for educational development at the University of
Kentucky College of Medicine. Garold Minns, M.D., associate dean for academic and student
affairs, assumed the role of dean on Aug. 1. Wilson is a past chair
of the AAMC Council of Deans.
Master of Occupational Therapy Program and the Doctor of Physical Therapy
Program at University of Indianapolis (IN) will be sponsoring an Open House
on Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Please let your students know about our
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Therapy Open House!
The College of Health Sciences will be featuring information about our
of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and Doctor
of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs.
We realize that not all students can make the trip to our campus for an open
Please let them know that they are welcome to contact us at any time.
Fall 2013 DPT
applications are due by October 1. Mikka
Jackson is our admission counselor and may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Fall 2013 MOT
applications are due November 1. Sarah Campbell may be
contacted at email@example.com
or 1-800-232-8634 x3457.
Thank you for your time!
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will launch infrared system to eliminate tumors. From the August 28, 2012 issue of Sigma Xi SmartBrief, a daily news
Scientists will launch infrared system to eliminate tumors
Canadian scientists are developing a system capable of producing
1,000 pulses of infrared light a second, which could help wipe out tumors in
animals without damaging the surrounding tissues. Scientists are still
uncertain about how deeply laser filaments can be induced and retain their
accuracy. They aim to start the tests on humans in two years. Science News (8/27)
6. The U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Releases Updated List of
Health Professional Shortage Areas.
HHS Releases Updated List of Health Professional
(August 28, 2012) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) announced its updated
list of designated primary medical care, mental health, and
dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) as of April 2012. As
a substantial number of designation and withdrawal requests come from the
Primary Care Office (PCO) in state health departments and are reviewed and
updated as necessary annually by HHS’ Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA), the list highlights provider shortages by
demography, geography, and institution, identifying areas in which National
Health Service Corps (NHSC) professionals may serve and entities that
include clinical training sites in HPSAs may receive priority for HRSA
residency training program grants.
Please note that HPSAs added to the designation list since April 2012
are currently excluded from the current HPSA publication, but are included
on the HRSA
For further information regarding shortage designation, please view the
HRSA website: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/hpsas/faq.html.
Frequently updated information on HPSAs is also available at http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov.
7. From the
United States Center for Disease Control, of all places – Zombie preparedness: http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm .
The Center for Disease Control is charged with helping the United States
prepare for all kinds of emergencies that might be caused by an infectious or
disease-causing agent, e.g. rabies, Chagas’
Disease, swine flu, etc.
From the Zombie Preparedness website:
why Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse, and Zombie Preparedness continue to live or
walk dead on a CDC web site? As it turns out what first began as a tongue in cheek
campaign to engage new audiences with preparedness messages has proven to be
a very effective platform.
Want more information? Then, be my guest, PLEASE go to http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm
likes like Marilyn Manson peering over the sheets, doesn’t it?)
The Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club invites
you to get active in environmental issues relevant to the state of
Photo courtesy of Will Skelton
Thank you for your passion "to explore, enjoy, and protect the
wild places of the earth." Your help makes Tennessee a better
place to live.
We need your donation now to keep our wild places wild.
Thanks to you and your contributions, 2012 has brought many
victories for Tennessee's environment. Among our successes
of Doe Mountain, in northeast Tennessee, saved from clearcutting
Wilderness Act re-introduced in Congress by Senators Alexander and
Scenic Vistas Bill, which would stop Mountain Top Coal Mining,
passed out of committee in the State Legislature after 7 years of
secured for the new Cummins Falls State Park, established in
As a critical part of
the team that fought for many great victories in Tennessee this year, we
ask you to give generously to make the following opportunities become
Passage of Tennessee Wilderness Act, giving permanent protection of
20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest
Tennessee Valley Authority to save us money by focusing on Energy
Efficiency programs and making Healthy Energy choices
the Gallatin Coal Plant's water discharge permit, which is in
non-compliance with the EPA's limit on the discharge of toxic
- Lead a group
of organizations working closely with Department of Environment and
Conservation to protect our communities from the potential dangers
of natural gas fracking
Every donation you send will stay in Tennessee to protect
our land and Tennessee's natural resources for future generations to
enjoy. Please help protect Tennessee with your gift today.
Katherine Pendleton, Chair
Sierra Club Tennessee Chapter
P.S. Check out our Chapter's website.
9. Marginalia: Baker’s Pond Hike & The Hummingbird Festival
– Saturday, September 8, 2012. From
the Wolf River Conservancy.
The Wolf River originates in Baker's Pond in Holly
Springs National Forest. The outlet stream becomes Wolf Creek,
which merges with Indian Creek to become the Wolf River.
Come out and join us Saturday, September 8th at 10:00 AM
as we hike to Baker's Pond. This is a beautiful hike,
and even better, we'll be making our way to Audubon's 13th Annual
Strawberry Plains Hummingbird Festival!
The award winning festival treats guests to renowned
speakers, live animals, wagon rides and more!
WRC Founding Member Charles Askew will lead the
hike. We'll be meeting up at the CITGO located at the Northeast
corner of Mississippi Highway 72 and Hwy 5. Click on the map below
No Need to Register for This Trip!
be there, or be square!
Click on the map below for our meet up location.
The Wolf River Conservancy is your "local"
conservation group supporting the mission of "conserving and
enhancing the Wolf River and its watershed as a sustainable natural
To become a member or to renew your membership,
simply click below.