Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2013.04, Week of September 9 


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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.  (Tentative) schedule for Think Pink Week, September 30-October 5, for breast cancer awareness.  
3.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will be hosting a Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, October 2-3, 2013.  
4.  Footsteps, the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine’s E-Newsletter, August 2013 issue.
5.  School for Field Studies Environmental Field Studies Abroad e-newsletter, September 2013 edition.  
6.  Nature Conservancy solicitation for $25K.

7.  Marginalia:  It is now time to select a name for our new Buccaneer mascot.   


1.  Events coming up.  

Tuesday, September 10, starting at 4 p.m., at Central Barbecue, 4375 Summer Avenue

·         The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pre-Pharmacy Interest Group (Pig’s)  is sponsoring its Kick-Off Meeting on Tuesday, September 10, at Central BBQ on Summer Avenue.  For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Finerson, afinerso@uthsc.edu , and look at Article #6.)

September 30-October 5:  Think Pink Week for Breast Cancer Awareness.  For more information, please see Article #2.  


October 24, 2013, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., in CW105.

·         Presentation regarding the University of Tennessee School of Health Sciences Pharm.D. program, by Dr. Angela Finerson, Director of Recruitment.

November 7, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge.

·         Annual Health Career Opportunities Fair, where representatives of regional clinical healthcare programs visit our campus to answer your questions.  The event is anchored by The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  Other programs which have already committed include:

o    Union University School of Pharmacy

o    University of Memphis School of Public Health


2.  (Tentative) schedule for Think Pink Week, September 30-October 5, for breast cancer awareness.  


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3.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will be hosting a Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, October 2-3, 2013.  



4.  Footsteps, the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine’s E-Newsletter, August 2013 issue. 



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KSUCPM Welcomes 1st Year Class of 

123 Students

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) welcomed its first year class of 123 students.  This year's class represents students from 29 states, plus Puerto Rico and Canada who chose to pursue a career in podiatric medicine.  "We are very excited to welcome this remarkable group of students to the College of Podiatric Medicine", said Carla Ronnebaum, KSUCPM Director of Enrollment Management.  "I am confident this class will make many positive contributions to the podiatric profession for years to come".



KSUCPM Celebrates 2013 White 

Coat Ceremony

The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine honored 123 first year students at the KSUCPM White Coat Ceremony.  The highlight of the ceremony was the "Student Code of Professionalism" in which the students wrote and recited as a symbolic guide or oath for their podiatric career.  The KSUCPM White Coat Ceremony signifies the transition from undergraduate and/or pre-professional life to the start of a professional lifestyle.  The ceremony is an introduction into an adherence to a code of conduct lifestyle, in which students agree to treat each other and their future patients in a professional, dignified manner of respect.


Students recite the "Student Code of Professionalism"



Student Kurt Malkames of Allentown, PA receives his white coat from KSUCPM Assistant Professor Abe Osbourne, DPM.


7th Annual Alumni Association BBQ


On Saturday, August 10th, the College of Podiatric Medicine hosted the 7th Annual Alumni Association Barbeque on campus in Independence, OH. The event had nearly 300 attendees, made up from students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College. Catered by Famous Dave's BBQ, the event also featured karaoke, dancing, and several raffle prizes. Each year, the barbecue serves as a great "kick-off" to start the new academic year, while bringing together students and alumni.


KSUCPM would like to thank the sponsors for helping ensure this event was a great success:

Presenting Sponsor: Bako Podiatric Pathology Services


Open Pit Sponsor:

Northeast Ohio Academy of Podiatric Medicine


Thirst Quencher Sponsor:

Ohio Foot & Ankle Center- Dr. Aaron Chokan


Entertainment Sponsor:



Spicy & Tangy Sponsors:

Amerx Health Care, BioPro, Dr. Kelly and Mr. Matthew Whaley, Dr. Raymond S. Murano, PEL Supply, The Tetra Corporation.


Thank you to everyone for coming out for another fun and successful barbecue!



KSUCPM Faculty and Students provide food aid to runners in two 100 mile races this summer

Kathy J. Siesel, DPM, Class of 1989 and division head of biomechanics/orthopedics along with several students, provided coverage at two races this summer. The Mohican 100 Mile Trail Run on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 as well as the Burning River 100 Mile Race held on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, 2013. 


At the 2013 Mohican 100 Mile Trail Run, KSUCPM operated two aid stations. One aid station was near the start/finish line along State Route 3 in Loudonville, Ohio and the other near the covered bridge at Mohican State Park. Students at both aid stations had foot complaints, with a total of 69 visits to the Foot Aid station. The most common complaint was blisters and hotspots at this race.


Treating runners at the finish line at Mohican Trail

This year marked the 24th anniversary of the Mohican 100 Mile Trail Run, in addition the 24th year in which Dr. Siesel has been caring for runners' feet at this event. It is a good opportunity for students to apply some of the knowledge that they have learned at the College.


At the Burning River 100 Mile Race, KSUCPM Faculty and Students encountered runners at the Shadow Lake area of the Cleveland Metroparks near Solon, Ohio, then moved on to the Pine Hollow area of the Metroparks in Peninsula, Ohio and finally at the finish line near the amphitheater in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The race began in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.


Crew at Pine Hollow

The temperature was good for the runners, but the rain created issues from maceration (pruning) of the bottoms of the feet to traumatic injuries from encounters with tree roots or from slipping and sliding on the trails

 that had become very wet and muddy. The foot aid station treated blisters, tender macerated feet, plantar fascial pain and Achilles and extensor tendinitis. Following the trend from previous years, the majority of the treatment was done at the finish line as runners prefer not to stop before the finish line.


Staying dry at Shadow Lake


KSUCPM XO Group Holds Family Picnic

The American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM) has begun its fifth year providing a comprehensive practice management class for students during their four years at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM). A generous $20,000 educational grant is provided annually by Powerstep to make this curriculum possible. 


Dr. Hal Ornstein addresses attendees of KSUCPM Picnic

The KSUCPM XO Group was formed by AAPPM and its KSUCPM Student Chapter as a support mechanism for the spouses and significant others and to advise them about life as a podiatry student. The KSUCPM XO Group also allows families to meet each other. The KSUCPM AAPPM Student Chapter held a family picnic for the XO Group for all students with spouses and significant others, their children, and parents.


Story provided by PM News, Barry Block, DPM 


KSUCPM Alumni and WV Podiatrist Recieves AAOM Lifetime 

Achievement Award

A well-known podiatrist, Lenord Horwitz, DPM, was recently presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOM) at their 30th Annual Conference and Scientific Seminar in Phoenix, AZ.


Dr. Lenord Horwitz

According to AAOM, Dr. Horwitz's accomplishments over 50 years of practicing podiatric medicine have been "impressive", his work on non-surgical intervention for treating foot and ankle problems was what caught their attention.

Story provided by PM News, Barry Block, DPM 


Ohio Podiatrist Fulfills Vietnam Mission

Dr. Roger Hamm began making medical mission trips to Vietnam to fulfill a promise he once made to God. "I told God if he could get a 46-year-old man through medical school and residency, I would do mission work," said Hamm, a podiatrist who works at the Veterans Administration clinic in New Philadelphia, OH. "After I finished, I went onto Google and did a search for missions. Up popped Vets with a Mission. I gave them a call, and the rest is history."


Dr. Hamm treating a patient in Vietnam

Hamm has traveled to southeast Asia four times since 2007 - three times to Vietnam and once to Cambodia. On his latest trip to Vietnam - from May 28 to June 15 - he was part of a team consisting of three physicians and a third-year medical student. "It's a very rewarding experience," Hamm said.  

Story provided by PM News, Barry Block, DPM


How to Order New KSUCPM Diplomas

If OCPM alumni are interested in obtaining a  diploma from the Kent Statehttp://ih.constantcontact.com/fs126/1101854472700/img/1270.jpg University College of Podiatric Medicine, please visit the Kent State University website under Graduation Services. The information to order a new KSUCPM diploma can be found at this web-link below:




Earn your MPH at Kent State University: It's closer than you think.

Why enroll in the Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management program at Twinsburg, OH Campus? 


Convenient, Fast track for students employed full-time  

46 credit hours offered over 24 months on only one night a week.

Accelerated Courses 

Only one course is offered at a time and it lasts approximately 7 weeks.

Team Taught

Our professors bring expert information and focused instruction.

Small Class Size

Enrollment is capped in order to maximize opportunities for discussion.

Cohort Community

Learn from your classmates -- colleagues working in a variety of disciplines.


Convenient, Hassle-free Location

The Twinsburg Academic Center is close to anywhere you work or live in the Cleveland, Akron, Kent areas.

Safe, Secure, No-Cost Accessible Parking

Free parking is right next to the classroom building.

Responsive to Regional Needs    

Program focuses on responding to change in your workplace and the current public health climate.

Individualized Student Support 

Tutoring and supplemental instruction provided when needed.


For information on the Leadership and Organizational Change option, contact:  

Ken Zakariasen, PhD, DDS, MS, MS(ODA), Professor and Director of the Leadership and Organizational Change Program, Department of Health Policy and Management.
Phone: 330-672-6500.
Email: kzakaria@kent.edu;


Jonathan VanGeest, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department
of Health Policy and Management.
Phone: 330-672-6514.
Email: jvangees@kent.edu


Great Exchange Ad and Classifieds

OCPM LogoNeed to sell a practice? Are you looking for a new associate? Thinking of relocating? Remember to check out our Great Exchange and Classifieds section online here. New opportunities are posted weekly!


Be sure and check out the Rules & Guidelines for submitting your own listing!




The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM), the largest podiatric medical college in the United States, is a four-year, graduate level medical college, granting the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. The college's mission is to educate students to be highly competent doctors of podiatric medicine who will excel in residency training. Founded in 1916, the College of Podiatric Medicine has graduated over 6,000 podiatrists who have made outstanding contributions to the field and study of podiatric medicine. Currently, KSUCPM maintains an average four year school enrollment of 425 students and typically graduates 100 podiatrists a year.


5.  School for Field Studies Environmental Field Studies Abroad e-newsletter, September 2013 edition.  



Environmental Field Studies Abroad

September 2013


Dear Faculty and Advisors,

Greetings and warm wishes from The School for Field Studies! As you have probably heard, the big news from SFS is our new programs: Biodiversity and Development in the Amazon (Peru) and The Living Mekong (Cambodia and Vietnam). I have updates to share on these programs, as well as some additional SFS information. You will find all of it below.

New Programs in Peru, Cambodia and Vietnam

On August 1st, we announced Biodiversity and Development in the Amazon (Peru) and The Living Mekong (Cambodia and Vietnam). Biodiversity and Development in the Amazon explores tensions between conservation and development and examines rural livelihoods in the expanding economy of one of the most complex and imperiled ecosystems in the world. The Living Mekong focuses on biodiversity and the drivers of environmental change in Cambodia and Vietnam, particularly related to the dynamic Mekong River and its associated ecosystems. We are accepting applications for both programs now for the fall 2014 semester.

As you know, each SFS sending institution has a slightly different approach to evaluating and approving new study abroad offerings for its students. In order to assist you, we have developed tools which provide detailed information about these programs for you and your students. In addition to the information in our catalog and on our website, we have created curricula descriptions (including course descriptions) and program-specific advising materials. We anticipate sharing syllabi soon, with tuition and program budgets available in March.

We plan to host several live Q&A style webinars for faculty and advisors so that you may hear about these programs directly from our Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Academic Programs, and Director of Safety and Student Life. If there is anything else we can do to help you assess these new programs, please let me know.

Below you will find links to the resources that are available now. Again, more information will be coming soon, but if you need a resource that we have not provided, please let your Institutional Relations Manager or me know. We are excited to talk about these programs.

Biodiversity and Development in the Amazon

The Living Mekong

East Africa Wildlife Management Studies Semester Program Resumes Two-Country Operations

SFS operated our two-country Kenya and Tanzania Wildlife Management Studies program solely in Tanzania last spring due to uncertainties in Kenya related to the elections. This gave Center Director Moses Okello additional time to focus on his research such as his elephant study “Ask The Elephants” in partnership with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Kenya Wildlife Service. To read more about it, see this story that was recently in the Boston Globe.

The elections were peaceful and had no impact on our field station, Kilimanjaro Bush Camp (KBC), in Kimana, Kenya. SFS resumed normal operations at KBC this summer with our Field Practicum in Public Health and Environment summer program. SFS’s Wildlife Management Studies semester program is again running in Kenya and Tanzania, as planned, allowing students to compare and contrast the socioeconomic, policy, and environmental drivers and implications of demographic change and land reform for wildlife conservation in both countries. If you have questions, please contact me.

New Catalogs, Posters, and Print Materials

In a slight break with tradition, we decided to combine our summer and semester catalogs into a single 2014 catalog. Combining the catalogs will save some paper and enable students to see the scope of our offerings for a particular country all in one place. Some updates:

  • Our catalogs should have already arrived in your office. If they have not, please let me know.
  • To request additional materials please use this form: http://www.fieldstudies.org/advisors/request-more-info
  • To change the quantity of catalogs and/or posters that we send you next year or to update our mailing lists, please email Lora Catalano at lcatalano@fieldstudies.org.
  • The link to our 2014 electronic catalog is: https://interactivepdf.uniflip.com/2/80421/309891/pub
  • If you require students to apply through your office prior to submitting materials to SFS, please instruct them to print a copy of their online application or to use a PDF version of the application. Reference forms are available in PDF as well.

General Updates

  • Financial Aid: We are continuing to work on making SFS programs accessible to as many students as possible regardless of need. To that end, we are revising our financial aid strategy this year and will be updating our financial aid forms in January to help us better assess student need.
  • Program Deposit: We have increased our program deposit to $1,000 from $650 (semester) and to $500 from $450 (summer). The deposit comes out of the overall cost of the program and does not indicate a program cost increase.
  • SFS Advisor Tools: 

We have put together a comprehensive toolbox for advisors to provide the academic and research information necessary for course approval, credit transfer, and student support. On our Advisor Tools page, you will find useful advising resources, such as SFS 101 PowerPoint presentations, course budgets, and updated advising tips, as well as documents for you to download and share with students.

Please do not hesitate to contact me, Amy Burrows, Molly Parkan, Nicole Anderson, or Mike Miller if you have questions or would like to speak with us.

Best wishes for a wonderful fall,

Leslie Granese and the SFS team
Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment


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7.  Marginalia:  It is now time to select a name for our new Buccaneer mascot. 

OK, friends, nine suggested names were submitted as part of the “Name the Buccaneer” contest.  Please select your choice for the new Buccaneer logo by sending me an e-mail message to seisen@cbu.edu .  The people who submitted the top three names will each receive a package of Hershey’s Kisses.  Winners will be announced in the next issue of the Caduceus Newsletter. 

Suggested names

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Brady the Buccaneer 
Jacques LeJock
Rodrigo the pedostache
Sir Chen Furbooty
Stan Iron

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

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