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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2014.04, Week of September 15  

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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.  The American Physical Therapy Association announces its Physical Therapy Virtual Fair, September 16-17. 
3.  An invitation from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine VMD/PhD program. 
4. 
Americorps is offering a position for a recent grad or someone looking for healthcare-related work during a “gap” year”. 
5.  The ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDentalSM website features a bold and modern design, intuitive navigation, customized information for students interested in dentistry and dental hygiene, and dedicated resources to support health professions advisors.    
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 8, 2014 edition.  
7.  Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is committed to training future healthcare leaders. 
8.  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAMVC’s) VetSchool Student Engagement System (VSES) is an opt-in communications tool to engage future veterinary students
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9.  The Jefferson School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA) is sponsoring a Discovery Day on September 27 and a Fall Open House on November 1.   
10.  The University of Colorado School of Medicine offers a series of 10-day Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Pre-Med Programs for students and recent alums interested in medicine, nursing, Physician Assistant studies, or dentistry. 
11.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 14th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 23, 2014. 
12.  An invitation to attend the 3rd annual “bio blitz” and Open House at the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station in Samburg, TN on Saturday, October 4. 

 

1.   Events coming up. 

·         Tuesday, September 16 and Wednesday, September 19:  Physical Therapy Virtual Fair.  For more information, see Article #2;

·         Tuesday, September 16, starting at 1 p.m. in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall:  First impressions Series – Professional Image & Business Etiquette, sponsored by Career Services.  This is especially relevant to those of you who will be invited for interviews;

·         Wednesday, September 17, starting at 2 p.m., room TBA:  Stephanie Cole, Admissions Counselor for the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine will be on campus on Wednesday, September 17.  She will be available to answer questions about the Quillen College of Medicine program starting at 2 p.m., room TBA, but probably AH103;

·         Wednesday, September 17, in Buckman 207, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:  Mock Interview Day, sponsored by Career Services;

·         Thursday, September 18, 12 to 2 p.m., Buckman Hall 211 (Montesi Room):  STEM Showcase:
A Career & Internship Expo for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Majors
Thursday, September 18th - 12:00 to 2:00 pm, Buckman 211 (Montesi)
Join us for this opportunity to meet around a dozen employers who hire STEM major students and alumni into internships and full-time positions.  Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes!

·         Thursday, September 18, in Montesi, 12 to 2 p.m.:  STEM Showcase:  Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Career Expo, sponsored by Career Services;

·         Friday, September 19:  It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!   

·         Tuesday, September 23, 2:00 to 5 p.m., Practice Test Drive:  Practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, & PCAT Practice Tests.   This is an opportunity to take a retired version (in some cases, slightly abbreviated) of a retired test, minus the essay portions.  It's a great way to see your areas of strength, and areas of weakness, and where you need to study further.  RSVP thru CareerLinX by September 18th.

·         Thursday, September 25:   Graduate School Expo.  Please note that the annual Health Career Opportunities Fair, usually held in late October or early November, has been merged with this event.  Canale Arena, 12-2 p.m.

 

2.  The American Physical Therapy Association announces its Physical Therapy Virtual Fair, September 16-17. 

Physical Therapy Virtual Fair: September 16-17

 

It’s not too late to register for the free Physical Therapy Virtual Fair scheduled on September 16 and 17.  More than 1200 applicants and 40 programs have registered to date.  The fair, hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and administered by CareerEco, offers advisors and students a unique opportunity to chat live with faculty and staff at DPT programs from across the country.  Use the fair to learn more about the programs, ask questions about prerequisites, and get tips on how to improve your students’ chances for admission.

 

Learn more about and register for the free virtual fair today at http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA!

Questions?  Please contact apta@careereco.com.

 

Thank you!

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Libby J. Ross, MA

Director, Academic Services

American Physical Therapy Association

1111 N. Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

703/706-3326 or 800/999-2782, ext. 3326

libbyross@apta.org

 

 

 

3.  An invitation from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine VMD/PhD program. 

SARS - AIDS - Ebola - Avian Influenza – Anthrax - Botulism - Plague - West Nile Virus –Mad Cow Disease - Smallpox

Over 60% of all infectious diseases of animals can also affect humans, and incidences of new, emerging zoonotic infectious diseases are on the rise. Veterinarian-scientists, by virtue of their broad experience in multiple species and extensive training in both molecular and whole animal contexts, are uniquely qualified to address the complex problems presented in modern biomedical research. 

For over 40 years, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine has provided an outstanding environment for the training of future  veterinarian-scientists through its VMD/PhD Program. Find out more about how you can impact tomorrow ’s medicine for all species at www.PennVetPhD.org .  

 

 

4.  Americorps is offering a position for a recent grad or someone looking for healthcare-related work during a “gap” year”. 

Americorps position available! Great experience for a recent grad or someone looking for healthcare related work during a “gap year”.

 

Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach in Marshfield, WI is looking for an AmeriCorps Member who holds a high school diploma and is 21 years or older to support a  collaborative effort with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Eau Claire, WI to prepare students and community volunteers to be patient advocates.

 

The term of service is October 21, 2014 - August 31, 2015.  AmeriCorps members must be willing to serve for the duration of the term of service (1700 hours minimum), averaging approximately 35- 40 hours a week.  AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of approximately $537 (gross) every two weeks over their term of service, along with medical healthcare insurance (premium paid by Marshfield Clinic), free service gear, childcare assistance (if qualified), and vacation time.  Upon successful completion of the term of service, members receive a $5,645 educational award.  Educational awards can be used for loan repayment, future schooling costs and special educational opportunities.  AmeriCorps members have the option of serving up to four terms and earning the equivalent of two full-time educational awards over their lifetime.  Members have up to seven years to utilize educational awards.

 

Required orientation/training:

October 21-24, 2014 (Wisconsin Lions Camp, Rosholt, WI)

January 12-14, 2015 (Kalahari – Wisconsin Dells)

 

The application deadline is September 22, 2014. Please apply at online at www.marshfieldclinic.jobs Search position: MC140920

 

Forward this email to anyone you think that might be interested. Please forward questions to:

Darcy Vanden Elzen, MPH, CHES

Healthy Lifestyles/RECIN Program Manager

Marshfield Clinic

Center for Community Outreach

1000 North Oak Avenue (F1C)

Marshfield, WI 54449

Ph: 715-221-8424

Fax: 715-389-8779

vandenelzen.darcy@marshfieldclinic.org

 

N.B.  For those of you who might be interested in this position, Marshfield, WI is half-way between Green Bay, WI (where it’s cold) and Minneapolis, MN (where, well, it’s still cold). 

 

According to www.weather.com , average annual high temperatures are June through August, (77, 81, 79, respectively, while average annual low temperatures are December, January and February  (11, 6, 10).  That’s Fahrenheit.

 

 

 

5.  The ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDentalSM website features a bold and modern design, intuitive navigation, customized information for students interested in dentistry and dental hygiene, and dedicated resources to support health professions advisors.

American Dental Education Association - ADEA GoDental

 

Freshly redesigned ADEA GoDentalSM website goes live!

The ADEA GoDental website, launched August 12, features a bold and modern design, intuitive navigation, customized information for students interested in dentistry and dental hygiene, and dedicated resources to support health professions advisors.

ADEA GoDental Video

ADEA GoDental is an initiative of the American Dental Education Association and provides students considering dentistry or dental hygiene the information and guidance they need to apply to programs, matriculate and eventually fulfill their career goals. ADEA GoDental aspires to reach students from a variety of backgrounds to meet the increasing demands of the dental and dental hygiene workforce. By using and sharing the resources available on the ADEA GoDental website, you can be an active part of the solution to the evolving oral health needs of a diverse society.

Acting upon its mission to Inspire, Inform and Guide, ADEA GoDental will:

  • Inspire students with blog posts by current students, dentists, admissions officers and other key mentors,
  • Inform students about the practice options and specialties available in dentistry and dental hygiene, and
  • Guide students through the application process to prepare them both academically and financially.

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6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 8, 2014 edition.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

September 8, 2014

 

AAMC Urges CMS Not to Finalize OPPS Proposal to Package Ancillary Services

According to comments recently submitted by the AAMC to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the nation's teaching hospitals stand to be disproportionately and negatively impacted by the latest round of changes to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule for calendar year 2015. In the letter, the AAMC expressed concern that certain lower-cost ancillary service procedures that were originally billed separately will now be packaged with other primary services for payment purposes and result in an average loss of -0.4 percent to major teaching hospitals because of the high volume of complex patients they treat. The AAMC urged CMS not to implement this proposal without further analysis, and to reconsider a proposal that would require changes related to reporting physician and outpatient hospital services furnished in off-campus, provider-based departments because of the administrative burden associated with the proposal and the extremely short timeline for implementation (Jan. 1, 2015). Other issues discussed in the letter include the creation of comprehensive Ambulatory Payment Classifications (C-APCs) to replace existing device-dependent APCs, limiting the physician certification requirement to stays of 20 days or longer and outlier cases, and proposed changes to the Outpatient Quality Reporting Program.

AAMC Opposes Proposal to Increase the Physician Value Modifier in Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The AAMC submitted comments to CMS on the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. In its letter, the AAMC opposes the proposal to double the amount at risk for the pay-for-performance program, the Value-based Payment Modifier, and provides a series of recommendations to improve that program as well as the pay-for-reporting program, the Physician Quality Reporting System. In addition to addressing proposals related to the Open Payments "Sunshine Act" database, the letter includes responses to other payment issues, the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and a broad request from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to evaluate new delivery models.

President Obama Announces New VA Initiatives

In an August 26 speech to the American Legion's annual convention, President Obama announced several Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) initiatives aimed at expanding mental health care and improving access to care. The initiatives include a campaign to recruit medical professionals to work at VA facilities, increasing electronic health record accessibility, and strengthening whistleblower protections. A White House fact sheet distributed to media at the event highlights the AAMC's efforts to improve health care for veterans, service members, and their families as part of Joining Forces Wellness Week.

New Studies Analyze Racial and Ethnic Composition of the Physician Workforce

A new two-part Analysis in Brief published by the AAMC analyzed the associations between racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S. physician workforce, and the distribution of the physician workforce by specialty and geography. According to the studies, minorities under-represented in medicine are more likely to practice primary care and care for patients in impoverished areas or those federally designated as a health professional shortage area or medically underserved. The findings suggest that increasing the diversity of the workforce could have a significant impact on physician shortages and distribution, as well as improving access to care in underserved areas. To read and download both reports, visit www.aamc.org/data/aib.

Award Programs Recognize Learning Health Systems in Academic Medicine

The AAMC will be offering two new awards programs designed to recognize innovations in medical education, care delivery, and research. The Learning Health System Champion and Pioneer Research Awards will recognize institutions that have implemented or wish to enhance capacity of innovative, system-wide processes that improve the opportunity for research and enhance collaboration between research, education, and the health system. The application period begins Sept. 8, 2014. For more information about these awards, as well as the Clinical Care Innovation Challenge launching in October, visit www.aamc.org/innovationchallenges.

Equity of Care Videos Highlight Importance of Eliminating Health Care Disparities

The Equity of Care campaign features 19 online video vignettes of health care leaders from across the country and their thoughts on the importance of eliminating health care disparities. The project was done in collaboration with the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and focuses on how the collection of race, ethnic, and language preference data can help increase leadership and workforce diversity and lead to more culturally competent care. In one video, Wayne Boatwright, vice president for cultural diversity at Meridian Health in New Jersey, said "Diversity clearly has an impact on the quality of care and the outcomes. Once a patient begins to believe that you understand them, we believe the healing begins at that point."

On the Move

Etta Pisano, M.D., will step down as dean of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) at the end of the month. Pisano, who joined MUSC in 2010, will remain as a tenured radiology professor and continue "her breast cancer imaging research during the next year while on sabbatical," according to a press statement.

 

7.  Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is committed to training future healthcare leaders. 

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More than sixty years ago, world-renowned physicist and humanitarian Albert Einstein lent his name to our medical school prior to its founding. He was impressed by the college's vision of excellence and inclusion. Today, that mission continues to flourish.  

 

At Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City, we're committed to training future healthcare leaders. Our rigorous M.D. program prepares passionate students from all over the world to become skilled, empathic physicians and physician-researchers.

 

Academic Excellence.  With more than 2,000 full-time faculty members, Einstein affords students the opportunity to learn from leading medical educators and researchers. Our tagline "science at the heart of medicine" reflects our research-focused approach to medical education that paves the way for promising careers. Einstein M.D. students routinely match to one of their top three residency choices. Watch our 2014 Match Day video >> 

 

Top NY Affiliations.  Einstein is affiliated with five clinical institutions in New York City and Long Island, and runs one of the largest residency and fellowship training programs in the United States. These affiliations provide Einstein students with clerkships and outstanding clinical training. Montefiore Medical Center serves as our University Hospital and academic medical center. Our Bronx location allows students to interact with patients in one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse populations in the country.

   

Unique Focus on Community and Global Health. Starting in their first year, Einstein students can get involved in our more than 60 clubs and organizations, like volunteering to have direct clinical interaction with patients at the ECHO clinic in the South Bronx, the first student-run clinic in NYC. Einstein also has one of the country's most robust global health programs, with fellowship opportunities in South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the Pacific Rim. Read student blog posts about their experience serving the community >>

 

Holistic Admissions Review.  Medicine is increasingly appreciated as a discipline that requires skills and abilities that are acquired through experiences and venues both inside and outside the classroom. Our admissions committee evaluates, equally, each student's personal characteristics and academic readiness for medical school. Learn about Einstein's competency-based admissions process >>

 

Diverse Student Body.  Embracing this shift toward competency-based medical education, 29% of the recently matriculated M.D. class of 2018 has a non-science undergraduate major. Additionally, 9% self-identify as belonging to groups traditionally under-represented in medicine and students range in age from 21 to 39. Einstein welcomes students with both nontraditional and traditional backgrounds. The blending of backgrounds creates a dynamic learning and social environment, and the Office of Diversity Enhancement helps support our students to ensure their academic success.

   

Beyond the M.D.  Einstein understands that future doctors may want to combine their medical education with additional areas of focus. We offer dual-degree programs in bioethics and in clinical research, and maintain one of the longest-running M.D.-Ph.D. programs in the country. Our flexible curriculum allows qualified students to complete their M.D. and graduate studies programs in four or five years with a tuition-free fifth year. The M.D.-Ph.D. program typically takes eight years to complete.

 

We invite you to learn more about the outstanding educational opportunities and the application process at Einstein, both on our website and through the resources in the sidebar.  
 
Please forward this to your students. The link to the admissions brochure, designed especially for them, can be found here.  Thank you! 
 
Sincerely,
 
Noreen Kerrigan
Associate Dean for Student Admissions
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
admissions@einstein.yu.edu

 

8.  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAMVC’s) VetSchool Student Engagement System (VSES) is an opt-in communications tool to engage future veterinary students.  

The AAMVC’s VetSchool Student Engagement System (VSES) is an opt-in communications tool to engage future veterinary students. The system follows perspective students through their life-cycle by engaging them in High School, then provides different “tracks” of information as they change academic status. Pathways is a free monthly newsletter from AAVMC focusing on advising for Pre-Veterinary students as well as “segments” (different monthly newsletters) for High School, Undergraduate Students, Parents, and Pre-Vet / Applicants.

 

From:  http://aavmc.org/vses.aspx

VetSchool Student Engagement System (VSES)

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Welcome to the VetSchool Student Engagement System (VSES) - we're glad you're here!

 

WHAT IS VSES?

VSES is an opt-in newsletter style engagement system that sends customized newsletters called "Pathways" on a monthly basis. The information in Pathways is tailored to meet the needs of your academic status:

  • High School,
  • Freshmen/Sophomore (College),
  • Junior/Senior/Post Bac (Pre-Vets)

We also have editions of Pathways for:

  • Parents* (based on the status of their son or daughter)
  • Pre-Vet and Pre-Health Advisors

Your Account Moves With You!

High School students will receive general information on preparing early for veterinary school. At any time, you may change your status to receive a different edition of Pathways which will bring you news and information based on your new status. Of course, you can opt-out any time you wish if you no longer wish to receive your monthly edition of Pathways.

 

*Note: The "current school" field is required. If you are a parent, please list your son/daughter's school name. If you are Post Bacc, please list the school from which you received your degree.

 

Go to http://aavmc.org/vses.aspx and follow the link to join VSES. 

 

9.  The Jefferson School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA) is sponsoring a Discovery Day on September 27 and a Fall Open House on November 1.   

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The Jefferson School of Pharmacy (JSP) is beginning another exciting year with diverse experiences for students. JSP empowers students to learn in real pharmacy environments in the first weeks of school. JSP students work alongside students from other healthcare disciplines in our unique Health Mentors Program. Additionally, JSP students have the opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent clinical and administrative pharmacists in the nation─all at an institution with one of the most advanced health-system pharmacy practices in the world.

 

 

 

Opportunities for your students to learn more about JSP: 

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  • Fall Open House - November 1st 

Located just steps from Independence Mall in Center City Philadelphia, The Jefferson School of Pharmacy offers a unique learning environment in the center of everything.

Jefferson.edu/Pharmacy
Register for on campus events at Explore.Jefferson.edu/Pharmacy

 

10.  The University of Colorado School of Medicine offers a series of 10-day Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Pre-Med Programs for students and recent alums interested in medicine, nursing, Physician Assistant studies, or dentistry. 

We have just opened registration for the 2015 University of Colorado School of Medicine Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Pre-Med Programs.  Three different sections of this exciting new program for undergrad (and recent grads) pre-med and other health students will run January 5-16, May 26-June 7, and August 9-21.

Each of the three sessions involves a week on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with lectures (mainly by medical school faculty), scenarios, labs, career panels, emergency department shadowing, and EMS ride-alongs covering general and emergency medicine and almost a week at a camp in the Rockies where we'll focus more on wilderness medicine including lectures, lots of scenarios, in winter an optional snow camping experience and in summer a three-day backpacking trip.

Three free need-based scholarships will be awarded for each of the programs.  Cost, which includes lunches, some dinners, transportation to and from the camp, recreational activities, all instruction and labs, CPR certification, optional Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, and housing and meals at the camp, is $2195.  Both our 2014 programs maxed out enrollment-wise and had long wait lists so we highly recommend you get the word out early to give your students a chance to enroll.  For more information please see http://www.coloradowm.org/undergraduate_courses.html.

Earlier this summer we finished a tremendously successful inaugural offering of the program.  Students rated it overall as a 9.15 on a scale of 10—a very successful outcome for all the moving parts and the first time the program has run.  Students also said things like:
      - This gave me so much insight into the medical field that I had not considered before.  It taught me to be resourceful and work as a team. 
      - It was awesome.
      - If you are unsure about medicine (as I was) do this.  The insight from the professionals was so valuable.  Also, if you are specifically interested in emergency/wilderness medicine, but don’t know much about it, do it because we learned so much.
      - I loved all the simulations and hands-on learning.  I also liked the variety of lectures and the things on medical school.
      - It is amazing.
Sorry for the bragging, but we are pretty stoked and proud of what was accomplished!

Many thanks and hope you are kicking off a great start to the academic year. 

Thanks again,

todd

I am writing to announce the 2015 offerings of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Program, designed specifically for undergrads and recent grads interested in medical, nursing, PA, or dental school (or other related health professions). 

The program involves a week on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with lectures (mainly by medical school faculty), scenarios, labs, emergency department shadowing, and EMS ride-alongs covering general and emergency medicine and almost a week at a camp in the Rockies where we'll focus more on wilderness medicine including lectures, lots of scenarios, in winter an optional winter camping experience, and in summer a three-day backpacking trip (no experience needed). 

Cost, which includes lunches, some dinners, transportation to and from the camp, recreational activities, all instruction and labs, CPR certification, optional Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, and housing and meals at the camp, is $2195.  We have negotiated special room rates at a nearby hotel with free airport shuttles, free shuttles to and from the Medical Campus, and free breakfasts

Three full need-based scholarships will be awarded.  For more about the program including scholarships, curriculum, and accommodations, please check out our web site at: http://www.coloradowm.org/undergraduate_courses.html.

2015 programs include:

         Date                               Registration Site

     January 5-16          regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1591010

     May 26-June 7       regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1619985

     August 9-21            regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1619994

 

For more information please contact Dr. Todd Miner at todd.miner@ucdenver.edu or 607-592-5224.

 

Todd Miner, Ed.D., FAWM

Instructor

Department of Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine Section

University of Colorado School of Medicine

607-592-5224

todd.miner@ucdenver.edu

www.Coloradowm.org

http://wms.org/conferences/adventure/

 

 

11.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 14th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 23, 2014. 

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 14th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This event is designed to inform undergraduate and graduate students about the variety of science career options available. This year’s program includes career opportunities in academia, industry, bioinformatics, clinical laboratory sciences, public health laboratories and nursing. Speakers will discuss the job description, advantages, disadvantages, salaries, and opportunities for advancement within each career track.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with time for Q&A and discussion with speakers and participants. 

 

Undergraduate students and faculty will also be provided with information on various UAMS Graduate School programs, as well as the opportunity to meet with representatives and graduate students from graduate programs (see M.S. and Ph.D. programs below).  Additionally, a short presentation will be given about summer undergraduate research opportunities at UAMS and the Graduate School. 

 

Undergraduate faculty and students are invited to attend this event. Please forward this email to any students that you think may be interested in attending. A limited number of complementary hotel rooms for out-of-town attendees will be available for October 22. The program and registration can be found at online.  The deadline for registration is October 9. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 501-686-5906 or by email at rgdennis@uams.edu

 

UAMS Graduate School programs (M.S. and Ph.D.)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Toxicology

Microbiology and Immunology

Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences

Pharmacology

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Nursing Science

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Genetic Counseling

Clinical Nutrition
Epidemiology

Health Systems Research

Health Promotion and Prevention Research

Bioinformatics

 

Regina Dennis

Program Administrator

Graduate School

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

4301 W. Markham Street, Slot 601B

Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

501-686-5906 office|501-686-5661 fax

RGDennis@uams.edu

www.uams.edu/gradschool

 

 

12.  An invitation to attend the 3rd annual “bio blitz” and Open House at the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station in Samburg, TN on Saturday, October 4. 

From Thomas Blanchard, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, and Director, Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station

 

I would like to invite all of you to the third annual bio blitz and open house at the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station.  We will be bio blitzing in the morning at one of the natural areas near Reelfoot Lake.  This part of the event is designed primarily to get students of biology out in the field.  Of course all of you are welcomed to participate in this as we can always use group leaders.  Or if you’d just like to stroll around in the forest looking for critters, this is the activity for you.  The open house will be held at the RLEFS facility in Samburg, TN from 2-5.  The fish fry will be from 4-5 or so. 

 

Hope everyone can come out to see what has been going on at the station and to take advantage of the now-famous RLEFS fish fry.  If you know of anyone that might be interested in joining us, feel free to invite them.

 

If you have any questions about the event, please call or email me.

 

Tom

 

 

Tom Blanchard, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Director, Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station

University of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, TN 38238

(731) 881-7594 Office

(731) 636-1654 Cell

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/
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