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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2013.14, Week of Nov. 18

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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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Introducing Ninkasi, Sumerian goddess of beer:

 

To learn why the lovely Ninkasi is featured here, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Trinity School of Medicine offers early clinical exposure to patients.  
3.  Church Health Center November e-News.  
4.  The School for Field Studies offers opportunities to explore. 
5.  From the Nature Conservancy:  Help protect the Appalachian landscape by adopting an acre. 

6.  Marginalia: According to a recent NPR article, churches are now attracting new members, or at least new service participants, with beer.     

 

1.  Events coming up.  

Tuesday, November 19 – Career Services Career Power Half Hour: Resume Writing
Buckman 208, 1:00 - 1:30 pm



December 16 – 31:  Career Services Winter Break Externships --
Check your email for externship sites

 

2.  Trinity School of Medicine offers early clinical exposure to patients.  

 

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Stan,
U.S. and Canadian medicals schools have been modifying their curriculum to stress the importance of early clinical exposure. This is another aspect of Trinity School of Medicine's MD program that aligns with U.S. medical students' education in preparation for clerkships and licensure in the U.S. and Canada.  Trinity students have patient contact from their first month in the MD program.  The Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) course provides on-going clinical experiences through the first two years of the Basic Sciences curriculum.

ICM incorporates hospital and clinic rotations where students interact with patients under the close supervision of senior clinical and basic science faculty. Students gain context for the study of the human body and how it works, enabling them to better connect the concepts learned in the classroom with their own experiences and observation in patient care.

How & Why Students Benefit from Early Clinical Exposure

  • Immersion in the clinical environment provides the context in which medicine is practiced and reinforces what's learned in lectures and labs
  • Understanding of medical decision-making
  • Head start on clinical skills such as the patient interview, history taking and physical exams
  • Establish strong communication skils and professionalism
  • Start clerkships in the U.S. with greater proficiency, compassion and confidence

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Contact: Trinity School of Medicine, 12600 Deerfield Pkwy, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30004


 

3.  Church Health Center November e-News.  

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 The Need Is Still Great


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At the Church Health Center, every patient has a story, and Denise Horton Glidewell is no different. 

 

Not long ago, Denise fell through a window and severely lacerated her arm. Denise had aches and pains from previous injuries, but they paled in comparison to this one. For the working uninsured in Memphis, this type of injury is life-threatening. It also means losing
your job. 

 

Denise required surgery, but thankfully, she was an established patient. And due to our donors' generous support, as well as the support of our volunteer doctors, Denise  

received the care she desperately needed. In addition to treating her wounds, Church Health Center doctors recommended a nerve block to address her excruciating pain. Now Denise has a new lease on life. Today, she works at Delta Valet and is back to normal. 

 

"I am so grateful for the Church Health Center and the work you all do," Denise says. "Before I got the nerve block, there were days I hurt so bad, I just didn't think I could make it. I'm not sure where I'd be without the Church Health Center." 

 

Currently there is an eight-month wait for new patient appointments - with more than 1,200 people just like Denise waiting in line. With your help, we can both shorten this waiting time and lower the number of those waiting for their first appointment.

 

To make a donation, call 901-272-7170 or visit churchhealthcenter.org. 

Sharing Christmas Hope

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The holiday season is a time for being with family and friends and spreading holiday cheer. It's also a season of giving, so why not honor your loved ones with a Church Health Center Christmas card? 

  

A gift to the Church Health Center in honor of those on your holiday list will also mean a gift of health to many of our neighbors in need. Those you honor will receive a hand-personalized, full-color Christmas card from the Church Health Center acknowledging your gift. Christmas cards recognizing a memorial gift will be sent to those you specify. A tax-deductible minimum gift of $10 per honoree is suggested. 

 

To send Church Health Center Christmas cards to the people on your list, call 901-272-7170 or email info@churchhealthcenter.org to request your informational packet.

 

Christmas Card Art "Yellow Church" Contributed by John Robinette 

  

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4.  The School for Field Studies offers opportunities to explore. 

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Environmental Field Studies Abroad

November 14, 2013



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Students Conduct National Seafood Survey in TCI
Students in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) recently carried out a national survey measuring the consumption of locally caught seafood. The outcomes of the survey will ultimately inform better marine policy for a nation heavily dependent on its coastal fisheries. READ MORE


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Planting Trees, Building Community
Rainforest restoration activities with local community organizations are an integral part of the SFS Australia semester program. Emma Fulop (Davidson College) writes: "These community service projects give us more opportunities to explore the Tablelands and involve ourselves in what we've been studying." READ MORE


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Model of Sustainable Agriculture
The SFS Center for Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica was recently recertified and is now in its third year as a Rainforest Alliance Certified Farm! We are growing mangos, oranges, and knowledge about sustainable practices. READ MORE

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Maasai Living
Kathryn Sullivan (Mount Holyoke College) writes about spending a day in the life of a Maasai mama and reflects on gaining a deeper understanding of the culture. READ MORE

 


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5.  From the Nature Conservancy:  Help protect the Appalachian landscape by adopting an acre. 

Adopt An Acre Today


Dear Stan Eisen,

Now is a great time to Adopt an Acre® of the Appalachians as a gift for someone you love and get an early start on your holiday gift list.

The Appalachian Mountains are a jewel of wilderness and serenity in the eastern United States, stretching 1,500 miles from Alabama to Canada. And they need us.

These forests and watersheds host tens of thousands of migrating birds each year and recharge major eastern rivers that supply drinking water to millions of people. But the Appalachians are under constant threat from pollution, deforestation, invasive species and development.

You can help protect the Appalachian Mountains when you Adopt an Acre today. You'll be part of The Nature Conservancy's work to defend this national treasure from further damage and destruction.

Make your gift to the Adopt an Acre program today and help the Conservancy protect and restore one of the world's most extraordinary yet highly threatened regions.

Sincerely,

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Jennifer Koper
Associate Director, Digital Membership
The Nature Conservancy

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6.  Marginalia: According to a recent NPR article, churches are now attracting new members, or at least new service participants, with beer.     

To Stave Off Decline, Churches Attract New Members With Beer

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WAIT!  There’s MORE!  Apparently, the Sumerians had a goddess called Ninkasi who possessed a recipe for beer. The recipe was pressed into a clay tablet that dates back to around 1800 BCE. It was called The Hymn to Ninkasi, and it gives hints on how to brew beer. Ninkasi made sure that the people of Sumer had fresh beer made daily.

A Hymn to Ninkasi

Borne by the flowing water [...],
Tenderly cared for by Ninhursag.
Ninkasi, borne by the flowing water [...]
Tenderly cared for by Ninhursag.
Having founded your town by the sacred lake,
She finished its great walls for you,
Ninkasi, having founded your town by the
                                      sacred lake,
She finished its great walls for you.
Your father is Enki, the lord Nudimmud,
Your mother is Ninti, the queen of the abzu.
You are the one who handles dough [and]...
                                      with a big shovel,
Mixing, in a pit, the bappir with sweet aromatics.
Ninkasi, you are the one who handles dough
[and]...with a big shovel,
Mixing, in a pit, the bappir with [date]-honey.
You are the one who bakes the bappir in the
                                      big oven,
Puts in order the piles of hulled grain.
Ninkasi, you are the one who bakes the bappir
                                      in the big oven,
Puts in order the piles of hulled grain.
You are the one who waters the malt set
                                      on the ground,
The noble dogs keep away even the potentates.
Ninkasi, you are the one who waters the malt set
                                      on the ground,
The noble dogs keep away even the potentates.
You are the one who soaks the malt in a jar,
The waves rise, the waves fall.
Ninkasi, you are the one who soaks the malt in a jar,
The waves rise, the waves fall.
You are the one who spreads the cooked mash on
                                      large reed mats,
                                      Coolness overcomes...
Ninkasi, you are the one who spreads the cooked
mash on large reed mats,
                                      Coolness overcomes...
You are the one who holds with both hands
                                      the great sweetwort,
Brewing [it] with honey [and] wine...
The fermenting vat, which makes a pleasant sound,
You place appropriately on [top of]
                                      a large collector vat.
Ninkasi, the fermenting vat, which makes
a pleasant sound,
You place appropriately on [top of]
                                      a large collector vat.
When you pour out the filtered beer
                                      of the collector vat,
It is [like] the onrush of the Tigris and the Euphrates.
Ninkasi, you are the one who pours out
                                      The filtered beer of the collector vat,
It is [like] the onrush of the Tigris and the Euphrates.

 

The gakkul vat, the gakkul vat,
The gakkul vat, the lam--re vat,
The gakkul vat, which makes the liver happy,
The lam--re vat, which rejoices the heart,
The ugur-bal jar, a fitting thing in the house
The sa-gub jar, which is filled with beer,
The am-am jar, which carries the beer
                                      of the lam--re vat...
The beautiful vessels, are ready on [their] pot stands!
May the heart of your god be well
                                      disposed towards you!
Let the eye of the gakkul vat be our heart!
What makes your heart feel wonderful,
Makes [also] our heart feel wonderful.
Our liver is happy, our heart is joyful.
You poured a libation over the brick of destiny,
You placed the foundation in peace [and] prosperity,
May Ninkasi live together with you!
Let her pour for you beer [and] wine,
Let [the pouring] of the sweet liquor resound
                                      pleasantly for you!
In the...reed buckets there is sweet beer,
I will make cupbearers, boys, [and]
                                      brewers stand by,
While I circle around the abundance of beer,
While I feel wonderful, I feel wonderful,
Drinking beer, in a blissful mood,
Drinking liquor, feeling exhilarated,
With joy in the heart [and] a happy liver--
While my heart full of joy,
[And] [my] happy liver I cover with a
                                      garment fit for a queen!
The heart of Inanna is happy again,
The heart of the queen of heaven is happy again!

 

 

 

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