Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2012.05, Week of September 17
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Table of Contents:
1. Events coming up.
1. Events coming up.
· Wednesday, September 19, ALL DAY!: International Talk Like a Pirate Day. (Article #2).
· Thursday, September 20: Rhodes College Health Career Fair, 4-6 p.m. (Article #3).
September 22, 2012: The
Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health
International Research Training (MHIRT) Symposium for Summer 2012 projects, CW-105. (Article #4).
· Thursday, 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 be served.
· Tuesday, October 23, starting promptly at 6:02 p.m.: It’s National Mole Day! Local celebrations will be held at the Spaghetti Warehouse. For more details about National Mole Day, please go to http://www.moleday.org/ .
· Thursday, 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;
· Thursday, 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. Wednesday, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Are you ready to show your pirattitude?
Ahoy, buckos! September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, created by two gentlemen who, while playing racquetball, would insult each other as pirates would. This habit took on a life of its own after a piece was written by Dave Barry, and the two aforementioned gentlemen, Mark “Cap’n Slappy” Summers and John “Ol’ Chumbucket” Bauer, have inspired events around the globe and have created a website, http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html .
Hey, WE ARE THE BUCCANEERS, right? Let’s not be left out of the festivities! If you want to get an idea as to how to insult each other as good pirates would, please go to:
Here are some gems that it will generate:
Thou degenerate bat-fouling canker-blossom!
Thou unwholesome boil-brained mangy-dog!
Thou viperous hasty-witted skainsmate!
3. CBU students are invited to the Rhodes College Health Careers Fair, Thursday, September 20, 2012.
for First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Alumni
DON’T MISS THIS. Every year folks say, oh I didn’t have time to come at 4pm, but this is an open house drop in as you want and only go to the tables that you want to visit, ANYTIME between 4-6pm, so you can arrive at 5:45 (for 15 minutes).
Health Professions This year and Related Organizations
DO, Pharm, Opt. PA, NP, OT, PT, Speech,
Public Health, Genetic Counseling, Pharmacy
Heath Admin, Bio infomatics, Nutrition.
Kaplan Test Prep
US Army & Navy Healthcare Recruiting - Full Service Scholarships for Schooling
All At the Health Career Fair at the
Rhodes Career Services Grad Expo
Thur. Sept 20 2012
Even if you are not interested in the specific institutions which sent people to our Health Fair, these people will represent a career or school option beyond their specific institutions. Go talk with them and explore career options, not just institutions!
Free Pens, Highlighters, Key Chains, Candy, and some other goodies!!!!!!
The set up is fun, like the SACK Fair, with tables spread out in BCLC, main area (multi-use gym under the track). You can walk by and stop to at a table to pick up goodies and/or talk with representatives. Come by anytime 4-6. Come and go as you want. No lectures. There will be lots of law schools and not many health schools, but search for the ones listed below and grab goodies as you go.
In some cases there may be one person representing a variety of programs, so the program that you are looking for such as Nursing or Physical Therapy may not prominently displayed on their signs. I’ve added tables and schools with health professions that I know of from past years or from their communications, below. However, there may be others that have similar programs, so do explore. Don’t fret about all the law schools. Be sure to bring my list below in this email (print) so that you have some folks to look for.
This is a great, once a year opportunity that Career Services puts together. In this economy we are happy that some of our old friends are traveling back and grateful for new schools that will be checking us out this year.
The pens, markers, and other items that they have on their table are for you if you want them, even though they do not always hand these to you directly. Just ask and take politely. They have literature to give our as well.
Folks to look for this year
Print and take this list to make sure that you find all of the following people to meet. They will be scattered around the room! The programs may not be named at the tables, only the school name may be displayed. Find the schools as listed below!
Osteopathic Medical School (DO) degree licensed medical doctors, with most specialties, all states.
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Med.. (NC) [first class recruiting this year.]
Kansas City Univ. of Med. and Bioscience, School of Osteopathic Med. [Well established and long history, with several Rhodes’ alumni/ae in their classes].
(Allopathic Med. Schools (MD), UTHSC-Memphis on campus Oct 2, UAMS on campus March TBA)
Western Univ. School of Podiatric Medicine
Nurse Practitioner – Masters, direct entry with BS or BA
CBU- general PA
UAB Surgical PA
Schools of Public Health; MS and PhD
University of Memphis School of Public Health
UAB school of Public Health
Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN
Harding University, Ark.
Union University, Jackson TN
(UTHSC on campus Oct 2)
Speech and Communication Disorders:
University of Memphis, TN
UAB School of Health Professions
(UTHSC on campus Oct 2)
UAB School of Health Professions
(UTHSC on campus Oct 2)
UAB School of Health Professions
Bioinformatics, Health Care Informatics:
UAB- School of Health Professions
Health Administration & Health Services
University of Memphis (school of public health)
UAB School of Health Professions
Military Service to Fund your Health Professional School
All services have such funding for Health Professions Scholarships
MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, GRE prep Courses
Don’t forget U. Tenn. (UTHSC) MD, DDS, Pharm, Nursing, OT, PT TIP, PhD programs, and MD tech. will be at Rhodes in FJ-B (and adjacent) on Oct 2nd starting at 6:00pm.
Rhodes students will also be invited to the Health fairs at U.Memphis and CBU in the coming months.
Ross Medical and Veterinary Medical School (Caribbean) will be on campus, Oct 31st
http://www.rhodes.edu/HPA Rhodes College,
2000 North Parkway Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 843-3602 email@example.com
4. The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Symposium for Summer 2012 projects will be held Saturday, 22 September, 2012.
The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2012 projects will be held
Saturday, 22 September, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.-noon, in Cooper Wilson 105.
Students who participated in the 2012 projects will present the results from their summer international research experiences in Uganda and Brazil. The symposium is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in the summer projects for 2013 to meet with students and learn more about the program, and how they can qualify for an all-expense paid research experience.
The schedule is as follows:
9:15 Jayanni Webster: Navigating Structural Violence in Uganda's Public Healthcare
System: Personal Health Seeking Behaviors as Political Acts Among
Communities in Eastern and Northern Uganda
9:30 Ellen Ford: Decrease in the Neuroinflammation Markers is Involved in the
Beneficial Effects of Exercise in Hemi-Parkinsonians Rats
9:45 Samantha Ordaz-Moguel: Infectivity of the crab Chasmagnathus granulata to the
White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV)
10:00 Liz Booker: Enzyme Detection in Callosobruchus Maculatus: Protocol
and Methodology Development
10:15 Monique Smyth and Caroline Kilemi: Multifocal Visual Evoked Potential Waveform
Reliability and Amplitude Patterns
10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:40 Madeline Jeansonne, Mallory Mitchell, and Damaris Odhiambo: Providing Healthcare
in Pallisa,Uganda: Biomedical and Indigenous Perspectives
11:00 Stephen Juel: Association Study of Color Vision Deficits with Single Nucleotide
Polymorphisms for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 1 & 2 Diabetics
11:15 Justin King: Morphological Evaluation of the Ganglion Cell Layer in the Rabbit
11:30: Chloe Edinger & Nadia Winston: 1. Geography of Obesity: Mapping Causes, Risks;
and Comorbidities. 2. Spatial Assessment of Pesticide Exposure in Brazil
12:00 LUNCH SERVED
If you plan to attend, RSVP to Julia Hanebrink at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday Sept. 18.
To learn more, visit www.cbu.edu/mhirt.
5. CBU’s Beta Beta Beta chapter will be hosting mock interviews September 28 for students interested in clinical healthcare-related graduate programs.
CBU's Tri-Beta will be hosting mock interviews for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who plan to attend healthcare related graduate school.
The interviews consist of small group sit-down sessions with professionals from the Veterinary, Pediatric, Dental, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Optometry, Physical Therapy, and Pharmacy fields.
The date for this event is Thursday, 28 September at 6 p.m. in the student lounge of Cooper-Wilson (2nd floor). Food and drinks will be provided.
I need to know how many people will attend and which professional field you would like to interview in. To participate you must sign up in advance so we can match you to an interviewer in the healthcare field you request.
You can also reach me by cell phone at 501-773-0355, if more convenient.
Thank you for your attention in this matter and hope to hear from you all soon!
JD Wolfe (Tri-Beta Pre-Health Chair)
6. CSUPERB is an agency which funds promising undergraduate student research projects in topics related to women's health. (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU for sending me this.)
About the Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholars Award
2013 RFA Released: September 4, 2012
New This Year: The award has been increased from $3000 to $3500; the full amount will be made as a student scholarship.
CSUPERB has partnered with the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research to fund promising undergraduate student research projects in topics related to women's health. Together the Howell Foundation and CSUPERB recognize that research experience is critical to engaging, retaining and graduating students interested in careers in women's health.
We encourage CSU faculty to identify students who show great promise as researchers and encourage them to apply for this program.
The great majority of Howell-CSUPERB scholars graduate and go on to apply successfully for graduate degree programs and industry jobs. The 2012 Howell-CSUPERB Scholars were eleven students in their junior and senior years from seven different CSU campuses. To get an idea of the range of previously funded projects, see the CSUPERB award database.
History of the Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholars Program
Soroptimist International of La Jolla, a community service organization of women, has been strongly supportive of research pertaining to women's health. The members aim to foster the development of young investigators (male or female) who might pursue careers in this field. Their interest in this area encompasses all areas related to women's health, including biological, medical, and cross-disciplinary topics. The organization is particularly interested in providing encouragement and financial assistance to young people with these research interests. In 1996, the Soroptimists, in concert with the non-profit Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research, began sponsoring a program to annually fund promising student research projects in topics related to women's health. In 2000 the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research began making awards to CSU undergraduates.
Application Submission Information
See Howell-CSUPERB Award Program Request for Applications (RFA) (.pdf) for complete announcement, review criteria and eligibility. Submit Applications using the application form and instructions available on Submission Information page.
The full amount of the award will be provided as a student scholarship which may be used for living expenses, tuition, fees, books or other allowable academic expenses as defined by the student’s campus office of financial aid/scholarship. In compliance with CSU policies, the scholarship will be issued directly to the financial aid/scholarship office on the awardee’s campus (via Cash Posting Order) to insure proper handling in relation to other forms of financial assistance the student may have received. Note: Because the financial aid situation for every student is unique, CSUPERB recommends that applicants consult with their campus financial aid/scholarship office prior to application to learn how an award might be handled.
Please note that no indirect costs are allowed.
Howell-CSUPERB research scholars are required to submit a final online report within 30 days of their project completion at the Zoomerang survey website. Reporting helps document project progress, impact of the program and justify continuation.
Please be aware that Zoomerang is an online survey tool. It does not save material so you can return to complete it at a later time. If your computer shuts down before you complete the survey your results will be lost, so please be prepared to compete the survey in one session. You may want to consider answering the survey questions offline in a document on your computer, and then enter them into the Zoomerang webforms by cutting and pasting.
Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholars and their mentors may have opportunities to present their research at Doris A. Howell Foundation meetings in La Jolla, California. CSUPERB will provide funds to cover necessary travel expenses, if invited.
For information about application forms and online submission system:
For information about this program and RFA:
Susan Baxter, Ph.D.
7. ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 10, 2012 edition.
8. The Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) announces the launch of its application service, NDCAS.
The Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) is happy to announce not only the launch of NDCAS this week, but also the landing page! Please visit: www.ndcas.org for the most up-to-date information on the NDCAS participating programs and process.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Enjoy the weekend!
Ariana Balayan, M.Ed.
Chair, AANMC Marketing and Recruitment Committee
Graduate Health Sciences
University of Bridgeport
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
What can UBecome?
9. Position for Pre-Med students interested in taking gap year or two.
I am writing as a former career advisor at Vanderbilt University to students interested in careers in healthcare. Within that role, a number of students were looking for ways to take time to gain experience before beginning medical school. If you have any students in that boat, the organization I currently work for, HCA Healthcare Corporation, has an opening in the Las Vegas area that might be a great opportunity for your students. Attached you will find the job description for a clinical analyst position. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure and experience with the clinical world, while also developing strong analytical skills. Could you advise me about how we might get the word out to some of the students you have advised who might be looking for employment opportunities such as these? Don't hesitate to reach out if I can answer any questions.
Elizabeth Scutchfield | Recruiter
Hospital Corporation of America | Corporate & College
Direct: ' 615.344.2953| 6 Fax: 1.855.802.7461
Here is the job description:
10. The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy News, September 2012 is now online.
Great things are happening at UT College of Pharmacy! See UT College of Pharmacy News September 2012 to learn more.
Inside this issue:
· Meibohm ACCP President-Elect
· SNPhA Chapter Named Top 3 Nationally
· McFarland ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN Chair-Elect
· Haidar BPS Pediatrics Taskforce Appointee
· Thomson Awarded AAPS Travelship
· Over 97% of Class of 2012 Employed
· And more!
Debbie C. Byrd, PharmD, BCPS
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and
Associate Dean, Professional Affairs
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 117
Knoxville, TN 37920
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Dr. Stan Eisen,
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