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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2012.15, Week of December 3 

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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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April 1 may seem a LONG way off, but you’re really, REALLY patient…

 

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Table of Contents:

 

1.  We will be having a presentation on the intestinal parasites of dogs found in the Memphis area on Thursday, December 6, in CW 105, starting at 12:45 p.m.   
2.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp:  The final episode – Pass Fail.  
3.  Watch out for hatching mantid cases in your Christmas tree, she sez  
4.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, November 2012, Vol. 6, No. 11.  
5.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine announces a new resource, International Clinical Rotations web page, to view international rotation opportunities by each Osteopathic Medical College and country. 
6.  From the Sierra Club:  Go Wild for the Holidays and adopt a gray wolf!  

7.  Marginalia:  I know I would jump pretty high if someone did this to me 

 

1.  We will be having a presentation on the intestinal parasites of dogs found in the Memphis area on Thursday, December 6, in CW 105, starting at 12:45 p.m.   

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, a group of students from the senior-level BIOL 413 (Parasitology) class will be giving a presentation on intestinal parasites found in dogs of the Memphis area.

 

These sampled collected fecal samples from 3 sites, including Overton Bark (Zip code 38104), Shelby Farms (38134) and Johnson Park in Collierville (38017) to determine whether the levels of parasitemia are equivalent in each of these locations, which differ in their levels of urbanization and in median income. 

 

This presentation will be in CW 105, starting at 12:45 p.m. 

 

2.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp:  The final episode – Pass Fail.  

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Dear Stan,

ChemLab Boot Camp chronicles the experiences of 14 real MIT freshmen as they get their first taste of working in MIT chemistry labs through a four-week January course called 5.301 Chemistry Laboratory Techniques.

In the final episode of ChemLab Boot Camp - Pass Fail: 5.301 wraps up. Find out who makes the cut, and what the students are up to three months later.

Watch ChemLab Boot Camp's Final Episode - Pass Fail.

MIT OpenCourseWare's ChemLab Boot Camp - Episode 11.

The 2-5 minute episodes, shot in a style that mixes the geek fun of open educational resources with the immediacy of reality TV, bring viewers closer to the experience of being an MIT student. The videos are part of a broader effort funded by The Dow Chemical Company to foster interest in science and engineering careers.

Catch this BONUS VIDEO: Phil-osophy. Meet Phil: MIT grad student, food lover, fitness enthusiast, literature buff, organic chemist by day... superhero by night.

Did you miss Episode 10 - The Killing Curve? Catch it and previous episodes and bonus videos here.

MIT OpenCourseWare's ChemLab Boot Camp.

Enjoy,
The MIT OpenCourseWare Team

 

3.  Watch out for hatching mantid cases in your Christmas tree, she sez  

From:  Keep Your Christmas Tree Free of Bugs, http://insects.about.com/od/insectpests/p/xmastreeinsects.htm?nl=1

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Check your Christmas tree for mantid egg cases. Your home's warmth may cause them to hatch!

Check your Christmas tree for mantid egg cases. Your home's warmth may cause them to hatch!

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There's nothing like the smell of evergreen needles to get you in the holiday spirit. But when you bring a live or cut Christmas tree indoors, some of the insects that call your Christmas tree home might be joining you for the holiday season. Here's what you need to know about Christmas tree insects.

What Damage Can Christmas Tree Insects Do In My Home?

You really don't need to worry about bringing any dangerous or destructive pests inside with your Christmas tree. The hitchhiking insects make their homes in coniferous forests. Your home isn't appropriate habitat for these insects, and they aren't going to move in for good. Lacking food and adequate humidity to survive, most Christmas tree insects die soon after moving indoors.

Insects that Live in Christmas Trees:

Coniferous trees attract a variety of small insects that may only be visible in large numbers. Aphids are common pests of evergreen trees, and the warm conditions of your home may cause overwintering aphid eggs to hatch. Some conifers host adelgids, which produce cottony secretions over their bodies. Your Christmas tree may look quite festive, since the adelgids resemble a dusting of snow. Mites and scale insects also inhabit Christmas trees.

Larger Christmas tree insects include bark beetles and praying mantids. Adult mantids will be long gone from the cold temperatures, but mantid egg cases can hatch when introduced to the warmth of your home. If that happens, you'll have hundreds of tiny mantids wandering in search of food. Christmas trees often harbor spiders, too.

Before You Bring Your Christmas Tree Indoors, Check for Insects:

Harmless or not, you probably don't want to spend the holiday season with bugs crawling around among the presents or flying into your windows trying to escape. There are a few easy things you can do to minimize the chance of Christmas tree insects wandering around your living room.

When choosing a tree, inspect it carefully. Look for signs of aphids, adelgids, or other small insects. Be sure to examine the undersides of branches. Look at the trunk, too – small holes with sawdust trails are a sign of bark beetles. Reject any tree that seems heavily infested with insect pests.

Before bringing the Christmas tree in the house, shake it vigorously to dislodge insects and spiders. Check each branch for egg cases, and prune out any you find. Remember, your warm home will feel like spring and induce eggs to hatch. Remove any bird nests, as these can contain mites.

What to Do With the Christmas Tree Insects That Made It Indoors:

Whatever you do, do not spray aerosol pesticides on your Christmas tree. These products are flammable! There is no reason to use pesticides if your Christmas tree still has some insects in it. Insects require humidity to live, and most will desiccate and die within a matter of days. Additionally, they will be unable to survive without food. It is much safer, and better for your health, to simply vacuum up any dead insects you find.

 

 

4.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, November 2012, Vol. 6, No. 11.  

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IJOM Call for Papers Deadline

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OME Leadership Conference
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Excellence in Communications Awards Entries Deadline

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AACOM Research Grant Application Deadline

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Dr. 

ShannonExplaining the Planned Unified GME Accreditation System

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The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine welcomes Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, FAHA. Read more

Excellence in Communications Awards Call for Entries Opening Soon
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Selected interns will gain first-hand experience in health policy development and implementation. The deadline for OHPI applications is February 22, 2013. Read more

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5.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine announces a new resource, International Clinical Rotations web page, to view international rotation opportunities by each Osteopathic Medical College and country. 

We are very excited to share with you and your pre-medical students a new resource as they consider their choices for osteopathic medical schools and the international opportunities they will have once they begin.

AACOM’s International Collaborative and AOA’s Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education and Affairs (BIOMEA) have jointly produced an International Clinical Rotations  web page that allows current medical students and aspiring pre-medical students, to view international rotation opportunities by each Osteopathic Medical College and country.  The table on the page can be sorted by school, availability of international clerkships and program countries. A global map link is available on the right-hand side.

Additionally, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has an informative section on DO’s Around the World and an International Practice Map that your applicants may find of interest.   The Canadian Osteopathic Association is another great resource to share with your students.

We hope this is helpful and informative to your work with aspiring pre-medical students!   

Best Wishes,

Gina

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Gina M. Moses, M.Ed.

Associate Director of Application Services

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

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7.  Marginalia:  I know I would jump pretty high if someone did this to me… 

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P.S.  If you feeling inspired by this photo, I happen to have a klaxon horn I could spare…

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