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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2012.05, Week of September 17 

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

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Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Wednesday, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Are you ready to show your pirattitude?  
3.  CBU students are invited to the Rhodes College Health Careers Fair, Thursday, September 20, 2012.   

4.  The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Symposium for Summer 2012 projects will be held Saturday, 22 September, 2012. 
5.  CBU’s Beta Beta Beta chapter will be hosting mock interviews September 28 for students interested in clinical healthcare-related graduate programs. 
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.)  
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.  
9.  Position for Pre-Med students interested in taking gap year or two.   
10.  The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy News, September 2012 is now online.  

11.  Marginalia:  Who sez math can’t be awesome?  

 

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).

·         Saturday, September 22, 2012:  The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Symposium for Summer 2012 projects, CW-105.  (Article #4).    
Thursday, September 28, starting at 6 p.m.:  Mock interview sessions, hosted by BBB, student lounge on the 2nd floor of the Cooper-Wilson Science Center.  (Article #5). 

·         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 “OlChumbucket” 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:

http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/a1-shakespearean-insults-generator.htm

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!

Just sayin’…

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3.  CBU students are invited to the Rhodes College Health Careers Fair, Thursday, September 20, 2012.    

Rhodes Health Careers Fair at the Grad. Expo.

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.

 

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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

4-6pm, BCLC

 

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

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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)

 

Podiatric Medicine

           Western Univ. School of Podiatric Medicine

 

Nursing

     Nurse Practitioner – Masters, direct entry with BS or BA

           Vanderbilt. 

           Emory

 

Physician Assistant

           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

 

Optometry

Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN

 

Pharmacy

           Auburn

           Harding University, Ark.

           Union University, Jackson TN

           (UTHSC on campus Oct 2)

Speech and Communication Disorders:

University of Memphis, TN

 

Physical Therapy

           UAB School of Health Professions

           (UTHSC on campus Oct 2)

 

Occupational Therapy

           UAB School of Health Professions

           (UTHSC on campus Oct 2)

 

Genetic Counseling

           UAB School of Health Professions

 

Bioinformatics, Health Care Informatics:

           UAB

 

Nutrition:

           UAB

 

Genetic Counseling

           UAB- School of Health Professions

 

Health Administration & Health Services

           University of Memphis (school of public health)

           UAB School of Health Professions

 

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Military Service to Fund your Health Professional School

            Army

            Navy

 All services have such funding for Health Professions Scholarships

 

MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, GRE prep Courses

Kaplan 

 

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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

 

  AJ

 

Alan Jaslow, Ph.D.   Associate Professor, Biology  and  Director of Health Professions Advising

http://www.rhodes.edu/HPA                   Rhodes College,

2000 North Parkway                               Memphis, TN 38112

(901) 843-3602                                       ajaslow@rhodes.edu

 

 

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:

 

8:30-9:00am BREAKFAST
9:00 Intro by Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald

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-MoguelInfectivity 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 KilemiMultifocal Visual Evoked Potential Waveform

 Reliability and Amplitude Patterns

10:30 COFFEE BREAK 

10:40  Madeline Jeansonne, Mallory Mitchell, and Damaris OdhiamboProviding 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

Retina

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 jhanebri@cbu.edu by Wednesday Sept. 18.

To learn more, visit www.cbu.edu/mhirt.

Thank you!

Julia R. Hanebrink
Program Coordinator
Minority Health International Research Training
Christian Brothers University
Memphis, TN 38104
Ofc: 901-321-3459
Fax: 901-321-4411
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. 

Pre-Health Students,

 

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.

 

 Please RSVP by Monday, 17 September to Dr. Ogilvie at mogilvie@cbu.edu or to JD Wolfe at jwolfe1@cbu.edu.

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!

 

Sincerely,

JD Wolfe (Tri-Beta Pre-Health Chair)

jwolfe1@cbu.edu

 

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

What's New

 

2013 Howell Request for Applications (RFA) (.pdf)

2012 Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholar Awards Announced (.pdf)

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2013 RFA Released: September 4, 2012
Application Due Date: October 10, 2012,
5pm pacific time
Award Amount: $3500

New This Year: The award has been increased from $3000 to $3500; the full amount will be made as a student scholarship.

Program Description

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.

Funds Administration

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.

Post-Award Reporting

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.

Contact Information

For information about application forms and online submission system:

Eric Nedelman, Ph.D.
Administrative Analyst, CSUPERB
(619) 594-1203 or (619) 594-2822

For information about this program and RFA:

Susan Baxter, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CSUPERB
(619) 594-2822

or

James Schmitt
Program Administrator, CSUPERB
(619) 594-5299

http://www.calstate.edu/csuperb/awards/howell-about.shtml

 

7.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 10, 2012 edition.  

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

September 10, 2012

• Aspiring Docs Blog Features Life of a First-Year Medical Student
• AAMC Comments on Proposed Rules for 2013 Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System
• National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Names New Board Members
• Application Cycle Opens for NIH Loan Repayment Program
• On the Move



Aspiring Docs Blog Features Life of a First-Year Medical Student

The AAMC’s Aspiring Docs program recently launched a blog featuring an inside look at the life of a first-year medical student attending Harvard Medical School.  Aspiring Docs Diaries will be written by Devon Taylor, who received a full scholarship to Harvard Medical School after overcoming significant adversity, including growing up in poverty and dropping out of high school.  He will blog about his experiences beginning with orientation through the end of his first year.  The blog offers an inspiring story to help demystify the medical school process and encourage others from similar backgrounds to aspire to careers in medicine.  To learn more about Taylor and read his posts, visit www.aspiringdocsdiaries.org.


AAMC Comments on Proposed Rules for 2013 Physician Fee Schedule and
Outpatient Prospective Payment System


Group-level reporting is a major shift in policy by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and should be optional under the formula to determine how physicians will be paid for performance, according to an AAMC comment letter on the Medicare 2013 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.  The AAMC provides several recommendations to improve the current group practice reporting option Web interface tool and quality reporting.  The letter also reiterates the AAMC’s support of a full repeal of the sustainable growth rate and encourages CMS to work with Congress to revise the physician payment formula.

The AAMC also commented on the 2013 hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule supporting the agency’s willingness to open a dialog on the issue of inpatient versus outpatient status.  CMS noted that the current policy may provide insufficient reimbursement for care hospitals provide to certain patients, and hospitals have increasingly used outpatient observation status to avoid independent auditor denials of inpatient stays.  The letter recommends that CMS engage stakeholders in a broader discussion of policy options to address this issue and encourages the agency not to adopt any new final policies in this year’s OPPS final rule.


National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Names New Board Members

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)  announced new board members of the Advisory Council and Cures Acceleration Network Review Board.  Representatives from AAMC-member institutions named to the board include Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at Case Western Reserve University. NCATS board members provide guidance to the secretary of Health and Human Services and directors of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NCATS on policies and programs.  The Cures Acceleration Network board members advise the NCATS director to help expedite the translation of new treatments and cures.  The new NCATS Advisory Council will meet Sept. 14 in Bethesda, Md.


Application Cycle Opens for NIH Loan Repayment Program

Researchers can receive up to $35,000 annually to help repay their student loans through the NIH Loan Repayment Program.  The program benefits individuals who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research.  Opportunities are available in five research areas—clinical, pediatric, health disparities, contraception and infertility, and clinical research—for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The application cycle opened on Sept. 1 and will close on Nov. 15.  Learn more at www.lrp.nih.gov.


On the Move

Richard I. Levin, M.D., has been selected as the first external president and CEO of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.  An internationally recognized physician scientist, scholar, cardiologist, and educator, Levin is currently a senior scholar in residence at the Association of Academic Health Centers in Washington, D.C.  He previously was vice principal for health affairs and dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal, as well as vice dean for education, faculty, and academic affairs at New York University.

 

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

 

Ariana Balayan, M.Ed.

Chair, AANMC Marketing and Recruitment Committee

Admissions Counselor

Graduate Health Sciences

University of Bridgeport

126 Park Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: 203-576-4108

Fax: 203-576-4941

 

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9.  Position for Pre-Med students interested in taking gap year or two.   

Hello!

   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.

Best!

Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth Scutchfield |  Recruiter

Hospital Corporation of America |  Corporate & College

Direct: ' 615.344.2953| 6  Fax: 1.855.802.7461

Email: elizabeth.scutchfield@hcahealthcare.com

2501 Park Plaza, B1 – W2 |  Nashville, TN 37203 www.acareerathca.com |  www.hcahealthcare.com

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/elizabeth-scutchfield/17/229/b0

 

 

 

Here is the job description:

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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

865.974.2398

dbyrd4@uthsc.edu

 

 

 

11.  Marginalia:  Who sez math can’t be awesome?  

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Biology Department
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

E-mail: seisen@cbu.edu
http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html