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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
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Shelby Farms Park Conservancy announces Spooky Nights at Shelby Farms Park on Fridays and Saturdays in October and November.  

 

 

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Table of Contents:

 

1.   PATH  (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) is developing groundbreaking solutions that will save the lives of women and children around the globe.   
2.  Inside OME:  AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) News on Osteopathic Medical Education, September 2014, Vol. 8, No. 9. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 29, 2014 issue. 
4.   The Aspiring Docs website allows current medical students to post autobiographical sketches, and describe what motivated them to pursue a career in medicine.  
5.  The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Office of Diversity Enhancement and the Graduate Division in Biomedical Sciences is co-sponsoring its Annual Diversity Student Open House on Sunday, October 26, 2014.  
6.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) will be hosting an Open House November 1st from 8:30am to 1:30pm
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7.  The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program (New York, NY) is sponsoring an Open House on October 11, 2014. 
8.  The Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN) offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. 
9.  CBU is mentioned in the September 2014 e-newsletter of the Wolf River Conservancy. 
10.  A gentle reminder about the free Optometry Virtual Fair on October 9, 2014.  
11.  Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice invites you to a series of Open Houses. 
12.  The United Negro College Fund and the Merck Company Foundation announce the availability of the UNCF *Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards.  
13.  The University of California – Berkeley School of Optometry is offering a series of webinars about the profession of optometry, including Essay Writing, Interview Skills and Etiquette, and a description of the Berkeley Optometry Program.  
14.  Shelby Farms Park Conservancy announces Spooky Nights at Shelby Farms Park on Fridays and Saturdays in October and November.  

 

1.   PATH  (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) is developing groundbreaking solutions that will save the lives of women and children around the globe.   

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PATH. Every life counts. Please help today. Donate now.

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Dear Stan,

The numbers are staggering. Every year:

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http://imager.2dialog.com/images/path/006/15/0/bullet.5417542e6aa7839420.png1 million of them die in their very first minutes of life.

http://imager.2dialog.com/images/path/006/15/0/bullet.5417542e6aa7839420.pngNearly 300,000 mothers die due to birth-related complications or infections.

But there is hope...

Almost all of these deaths are preventable.

With the help of caring people like you, PATH is developing groundbreaking solutions that will save the lives of women and children around the globe. And we’re having phenomenal success. For example, in one South African district, PATH helped reduce maternal deaths by 65 percent by providing early support to pregnant women and by training health workers to watch for the warning signs of a difficult birth and respond to emergencies.

You can help us make an even greater impact. The life of every mother and child counts—and so does every gift you make toward a healthy, productive future for all of us. Thank you.

Sincerely,

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Steve Davis

President and CEO

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Please help PATH prevent the needless deaths of women and children worldwide—give now.

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2.  Inside OME:  AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) News on Osteopathic Medical Education, September 2014, Vol. 8, No. 9. 

This month’s Inside OME brings some timely articles to you for your advising needs.  Check out Dr. Shannon’s article, An Open Letter to First Year
Osteopathic Medical Students
that includes wonderful advice for incoming first year medical school students, which is very relevant for all aspiring future DOctors!

AACOMAS 2015 application cycle continues to climb with record breaking numbers!  Please share this article with your pre-medical students and continue to encourage their early applications.  To learn more about osteopathic medical college enrollment and application growth, visit AACOM’s Data and Trends webpage.

We hope to see many of you and your student’s at our upcoming recruitment events and the COMs Open Houses.

Best wishes,

Gina

 

 

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AACOM and AOA Hold Joint Capitol Hill Briefing on GME

AACOM and the AOA held a joint Hill briefing on GME featuring expert panelists discussing their insights into this important issue. Read more.

Leadership Update

RVUCOM announces new dean. Read more.

Dr. Shannon Explores How U.S. GME System Can Better Serve Society’s Changing Health Needs at Health Affairs Briefing 

AACOM's President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, serves as a panel speaker at a September 10 Health Affairs briefing to discuss GME and the IOM's recent recommendations to improve the U.S. GME system. Read more.

Osteopathic Medical College Application Numbers Continue to Climb

A record-breaking number of prospective students are applying to the nation’s COMs for fall 2015 enrollment. Read more.

AACOM Sponsors WGR Health & Social Policies Task Force GME Briefing

Representatives from the AACOM Government Relations Department attended a recent Women in Government Relations (WGR) Health and Social Policies Task Force briefing focused on GME issues in the 113th Congress. AACOM is a sponsor of the WGR Empowerment Network (WEN). Read more.

Registration Now Open for the 25th Annual OME Leadership Conference

OME XXV will be held January 8-10 in Los Angeles, CA. Read more.

AACOM Announces 2015 OHPI Selections

Three current osteopathic medical students have been selected to serve as Osteopathic Health Policy Interns for AACOM in 2015. Read more.

Primary Care Organizations Consortium Convenes for 2014 Fall Meeting

PCOC member organizations met at AACOM headquarters for their annual fall meeting. Read more.

U.S. Osteopathic Medical Colleges See Growth in First-Time Enrollment

New student enrollment at the nation’s COMs grew 5.2 percent this fall. Read more.

Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars Application Cycle is Open

Pre- and post-doctoral students are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity to work on a variety of international health projects in low- and middle-income countries across the globe. Read more.

Cole Zanetti, DO, Wins ACP Primary Care Innovation Award

Congratulations to former AACOM OHPI Cole Zanetti, DO, on his winning innovation. Read more.

 

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3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 29, 2014 issue. 

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

The issue of STAT sent earlier today contained an incorrect headline on the first story. We apologize for the error.

September 29, 2014

 

Fee Assistance Eligibility Expanded for Medical School Applicants with DACA Status

The AAMC has announced that students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status will be eligible to receive financial assistance through its Fee Assistance Program (FAP) during the medical school application process. The changes will take effect in January 2015. Many students who have been raised and educated in the United States and have aspirations of becoming physicians have experienced barriers related to their undocumented status. A recent article published in Academic Medicine suggests that improving access to medical education among these students can impact the nationwide physician shortage, particularly in underserved areas.

Briefing Examines Intersection of NIH-Funded Research, Academic Medical Centers, and Improved NICU Care

In recent decades, research-driven medical advancements have saved the lives and improved the health of the very youngest Americans—prematurely born babies. This was the topic of a Sept. 23 Capitol Hill briefing, "Neonatal ICUs, NIH, and Academic Medicine: Advancing Care for the Most Vulnerable Newborns," organized by the AAMC and the March of Dimes. Representatives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discussed how the collaboration between the NIH and academic medical centers and the intersection of the three missions of medical schools and teaching hospitals—research, clinical care, and education—have come together to advance neonatal care. The briefing closed with a mother's personal story about how the products of medical research saved her daughter's life when she was born 12 weeks premature.

AAMC Participates in National Conference for Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions

AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., will serve as a keynote speaker for the 12th annual UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference. The event provides community colleges, universities, postbaccalaureates, and high school students, parents, and counselors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the medical and health professions school admissions process. With a focus on supporting underrepresented minority students, the event also provides a unique opportunity for attendees to engage directly with medical school deans of admissions, admissions officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff with a two-day programs fair and a series of workshops hosted by leaders at medical, dental, public health, pharmacy, and nursing schools across the country.

The conference is expected to host more than 8,000 pre-health students, including admissions deans and representatives from more than 120 medical schools, 25 public health schools, 25 pharmacy schools, 35 dental schools, and 20 nursing schools. For more information and to register for the conference, visit www.ucdprehealth.org.

UU-HEALTH Releases First National Study on University Admissions in the Health Professions

The Urban Universities for HEALTH (UU-HEALTH) Learning Collaborative will release a report that is the first to examine nationwide the impact and use of holistic review—a university admissions process that assesses an applicant's unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as grades and test scores—for students pursuing careers in the health professions. The study was led by Greer Glazer, Ph.D., dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati, and coordinated by the AAMC and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities/Coalition of Urban Serving Universities. The study was made possible through funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the National Institutes of Health. To RSVP for the press conference in Washington, D.C., or the live webcast, please visit http://bit.ly/1raFHj4.

Research Shows How Geographic Origin of Medical School Applicants Could Impact Physician Workforce

Although states with higher racial and ethnic minorities tend to have higher proportions of minority medical school applicants, these states also yield fewer applicants per capita, according to the most recent edition of the AAMC's Diversity Data Snapshots (DDS). This month's presentation was inspired by current research indicating the impact of medical school applicants' geographic origins on medical school choice, and builds on two recent Analysis in Brief studies looking at the racial and ethnic composition of the physician workforce with regards to specialty choice and practice location. The DDS also includes state-level mappings that show the variations in applicant composition by high school state. The report suggests that mapping applicant diversity and geographic origins could help identify areas for targeted interventions or improved recruitment strategies.

PCORI Seeking Feedback on Report on Public Release of Primary Care Research Findings

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is accepting comments until Nov. 7 on its Proposal for Peer Review of Primary Research and Public Release of Research Findings. The proposal outlines how PCORI plans to meet its legislative mandate. To generate discussion and help individuals and organizations better understand the proposal, PCORI hosted a public forum today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to review the proposal's details and answer questions from participants. PCORI will analyze the feedback for possible revisions to the draft to be submitted to its board of governors for approval in early 2015.

 

 

4.   The Aspiring Docs website allows current medical students to post autobiographical sketches, and describe what motivated them to pursue a career in medicine.  

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added a new fact sheet to the Aspiring Docs website: What’s It Like to… Be a Parent in Medical School?

 

We’ve also added four new Inspiring Stories to our collection:

 

  • The Rev. Suzanne Watson: Wake Forest School of Medicine, 2017
    After a career as an Episcopal priest, Suzanne decided to pursue medicine at the age of 48. She says you're never too old to live your dreams.
  • Valerie A. Pierre: Creighton University School of Medicine, 2017
    Valerie was inspired to help others during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the support of her parents.
  • Michael On'Gele: Duke University School of Medicine, 2018
    Witnessing the health disparities in his community has motivated Michael to practice medicine in urban areas.
  • Abdul Hassan: University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, 2018
    Inspired by his mother's nearly fatal medical complications and his late mentor's battle with cancer, Abdul has pursued a career in medicine.

Lastly, we also have several new posts by medical student bloggers on Aspiring Docs Diaries.

As always, if you are interested in partnering with us on any new fact sheets or resources, or would like to suggest a student to participate in the blog or Inspiring Stories, please reach out to us at aspiringdocs@aamc.org.

 

Warmest regards,

Janelle Peters

Tami Levin

 

 

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5.  The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Office of Diversity Enhancement and the Graduate Division in Biomedical Sciences is co-sponsoring its Annual Diversity Student Open House on Sunday, October 26, 2014.  

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Dear Pre Medical Student,

 

            The Office of Diversity Enhancement and the Graduate Division in Biomedical Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is co-sponsoring our Annual Diversity Student Open House on Sunday, October 26, 2014.  I cordially invite you to participate.

 

            The Annual Diversity Student Open House will give you an opportunity to visit Albert Einstein College of Medicine and obtain information about the medical school and the Graduate Division in Biomedical Sciences.  You will also have an opportunity to meet some of the diversity medical and graduate students that attend the college.  Presentations will be made on the medical school and graduate school admission process and summer programs for diversity students.  Tours will be conducted of the campus and lunch will be provided. 

 

            If you are interested in participating in the Open House, please register online.  The attached flyer will provide you the link for registration, http://bit.ly/2014EinsteinOpenHouse At the registration site, you will be able to see the agenda for the open house, a campus map and travel directions.

 

If you have friends and/or classmates that may be interested in attending, give them a copy of the flyer.  It is important that I receive registrations no LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014.  In the past, we have had over 160 participants so it is important for us to have an idea of the number of people that will take part in order to plan adequately.

 

            I look forward to seeing you.

 

                                                                                    Sincerely yours,

 

                                                                       

 

                                                                                    Nilda I. Soto, MS Ed

                                                                                    Assistant Dean

 

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6.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) will be hosting an Open House November 1st from 8:30am to 1:30pm.  

Greetings Advisors!

 

I hope everyone is doing well! I just wanted to send out a notice that West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House November 1st from 8:30am to 1:30pm. At this event, your students would have the opportunity to see all our wonderful facilities, meet with current WVSOM students and faculty, see a demonstration of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and learn about the admissions process. Lunch will also be provided for all attendees. I think this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in attending WVSOM. Please pass this information along to anyone you feel might be interested. We would ask that anyone who wished to attend register in advance. If you have any questions about the open house or WVSOM, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Register for Open House here: http://goo.gl/hrAEcr

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Julian Arbaugh

Admissions Counselor, Sr.

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400 N Lee Street Lewisburg, WV 24901

304.793.6827

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7.  The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program (New York, NY) is sponsoring an Open House on October 11, 2014. 

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences, or if you would like to learn more about this degree pathway, please consider attending the Weill Cornell Graduate School (in New York City) Open House on October 11th. They will cover the PhD portion of the MD-PhD Program as well.

 

They will be serving lunch and ask that anyone who is interested to pre-register.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Lambert, copied on this email. Additional details found below.

Take care,

Ruth Gotian

 

Ruth Gotian, M.S.

Administrative Director

 

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8.  The Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN) offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. 

Subject: Cancer research opportunity summer 2015

Dear Faculty Member:

We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-31) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program <http://www.stjude.org/poe>. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.  

A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.
 
Prior research experience is required for all applicants. The POE 2014 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.80. In 2014, 51 students from 39 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia were selected from 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. Medical students spend a minimum of 9 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks (10 weeks for returning students). All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology,  chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The remuneration is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non- local participants.

The POE home page <http://www.stjude.org/poe> contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2015 application materials is February 1, 2015. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are requested. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-34S1) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.

I would appreciate your sharing this information with your top students and interested colleagues. Thank you for your time!

Suzanne Gronemeyer, PhD
Director, Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
Associate Director, Academic Programs
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

suzanne.gronemeyer@stjude.org
http://www.stjude.org/poe
http://www.stjude.org/Gronemeyer

PS I advise students to apply for several programs, since most programs get many more well-qualified applicants than they can place. Many fine internship opportunities are listed on <http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/preprof/summerprogs.html>, <http://www.asbmb.org/summerresearch/> and <http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm>. Another option may be <http://www.fhcrc.org/en/careers/internship-opportunities.html> or <http://medicine.yale.edu/education/omca/summer/biostep/index.aspx>. Graduating seniors may want to look into post baccalaureate programs such as <https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta>. Current medical students may be interested in <http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.4434829/k.8F5A/Summer_Oncology_Fellowship.htm>,  < https://www.roswellpark.edu/education/summer-programs/medical/dental/pa-students>, or one of the many listings on <http://msa.medicine.iu.edu/financial-aid/summer-opportunities>.

 


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9.  CBU is mentioned in the September 2014 e-newsletter of the Wolf River Conservancy. 

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Dear Wolf River Conservancy Partner:

   On Sept. 4th, Dr. Doug Tallamy, Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware and noted author of Bringing Nature Home (2007) delivered our final summer lecture, thanks to support from Buckman. He emphasized the strategic use of native plants in the landscaping for our homes in order to maintain biodiversity and ecosystem services.
   Native plants provide food for our native insects which are in turn the most important food source for our native birds. On the other hand, the lack of native plants creates an unsustainable condition for both insects and the birds and other organisms dependent on them. We all enjoy the many wonderful birds that live in the Midsouth, and our birds need insects to feed their young every spring. The decisions we make in our home gardens can have a real impact because the life cycles of native plants, insects and birds are all connected in an ecosystem.
   Just as such connections are vital in our natural surroundings; connectivity is also the  basis of “green infrastructure” in urban planning..The Wolf River Greenway will extend from the north end of Mud Island to the Germantown Greenway, serving as a connection for a number of greening initiatives in our community. For example, it will connect the Big River (formerly Harahan Bridge) Project to the Mississippi River Trail, and will enhance access to Overton Park and the new Hampline (Overton-Broad) connector to the Shelby Farms Greenline.
   Connectivity in nature is good and beneficial to life; so too is the connectivity of green spaces.
   Please visit www.wolfriver.org to join or renew your membership and check out upcoming activities. Thank you for your support!
 

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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Over 200 Supporters Enjoy Greenway Soiree

Great weather, great music, great food, wine and Ghost River beer - and a wonderful view of the Wolf River -  made for an evening to be remembered on Sept. 20th. Learn More...

FedEx Works for the Wolf on Sept. 26th Day of Caring

More  than 100 FedEx volunteers joined WRC staff at the Lucius Burch trailhead for a variety of projects including installing a boat launch at the Germantown put-in. Learn More...

Natural Highlights: Great Native Plants

This fall, plant some native trees, shrubs and perennials!  Many are excellent attractors of wildlife in addition to adding low maintenance beauty to the home landscape. Learn More...

Volunteer Spotlight: Seth Hudson

Meet newly certified WRC River Guide Seth Hudson! Learn More...

Report from Final Boat Launch Meeting

A crowd of 40 people gathered at Ducks Unlimited on Aug. 28 to see and hear the final results of the boat launch study. Learn More...

CBU Steps Up for Kennedy Park

On Aug. 24, 30 students from Christian Brothers University joined WRC staff and Clean Memphis to clean up Kennedy Park. Learn More...

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First Saturday Paddle

October 4

Ghost River State Natural Area Hike

 

October 11

Canoe and Kayak Rescue Training

 

October 12

Ghost River Eco Tour

 

October 18

Fall Colors Paddle

 

November 1

First Saturday Paddle

 

November 13

Annual Meeting

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10.  A gentle reminder about the free Optometry Virtual Fair on October 9, 2014.  

 

Register Now to attend the FREE Optometry Virtual Fair on October 9, 2014
Save precious time and find out which Doctor of Optometry Program is best for you!

 

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11.  Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice invites you to a series of Open Houses. 

These Open Houses are scheduled from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

·         October 17

·         November 7

·         January 9, 2015

·         February 6, 2015

·         March 20, 2015

·         April 10, 2015

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is a globally recognized program with nine diverse concentrations:

·         Behavioral science and health education

·         Biosecurity and disaster preparedness

·         Biostatistics

·         Environmental and occupational health

·         Epidemiology

·         Global health

·         Health management and policy

·         Maternal and child health

·         Public health Practice

The Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) is ranked as a top 10 program by U.S. News & World Report

·         Offered in traditional and executive formats

·         Concentrations available in finance or operations

 

12.  The United Negro College Fund and the Merck Company Foundation announce the availability of the UNCF *Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards.  

The United Negro College Fund and the Merck Company Foundation announce the availability of the UNCF *Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards.  

 

Science Scholarships and Fellowships

The UNCF*Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical and engineering sciences for African American students throughout the country.


UNCF●Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarships

·         Scholarships up to $25,000

·         Internship opportunities

·         Mentoring and networking opportunities

·         Eligibility: College juniors, science or engineering majors, 3.3 GPA

·         Deadline: November 6,  2014

APPLY ON-LINE http://umsi.uncf.org/applyonline/undergraduateinstructions

 

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AWARD DESCRIPTION

Awards up to $30,000.

At least 15 Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards will be made in 2015. Each award is up to a maximum of $30,000 that consists of a scholarship award of up to $25,000 and a summer research internship. For administrative purposes, the scholarship portion of the awards will be sent directly to the institutions of the award recipients. As the scholarship award is intended to support the award recipient’s tuition, room and board, and billable fees, no part of the award may be used for indirect costs. Awards are not transferable and may not be used at institutions abroad. Awards will be distributed for a September 1, 2015 start date.

 

Scholarship Award and Summer Internships

Each award recipient will receive a Scholarship Award of up to $25,000 to support tuition, room and board, and billable fees for the academic year 2015-16. Award recipients will be known as UNCF●Merck Undergraduate Fellows. An award recipient may not receive more funds than are adequate to cover his/her tuition, fees and room and board costs for one academic year.

 

In addition to the scholarship award, each award recipient will be mentored by a scientist and eligible to receive a ten to twelve-week Merck Summer Internship assignment. The internship assignment will take place during the summer of 2014.

 

In summary, each 2015 award will consist of the following:

 

    Internship Opportunities will be available and applied for separately

    Tuition scholarship of up to $25,000 for the academic year 2015-16

 

 

13.  The University of California – Berkeley School of Optometry is offering a series of webinars about the profession of optometry, including Essay Writing, Interview Skills and Etiquette, and a description of the Berkeley Optometry Program.  

October is a busy and fun time for us at Berkeley Optometry! We have a whole month dedicated to reaching out to prospective students interested in learning about the profession of optometry. I invite you and your students to attend any of our upcoming online meetings (webinars). Join us for our online talks on topics ranging from our Optometry Program Overview to Essay Writing Tips. Help us spread the word!

 

October Webinar Month Schedule

Berkeley Optometry Program and Admission Overview

Date: October 2 (today!)

Time: 2-3:30pm PDT

Registration: Form

 

Essay Writing

Date: October 7

Time: 2-3:30pm PDT

Registration: Form

 

ASCO Optometry Virtual Fair

Featuring all 21 Colleges and Schools of Optometry!

Date: October 9

Time: Various times based on school availability

Website: CareerEco

 

The Undergraduate Timeline for Success

Date: October 13

Time: 1-2:30pm PDT

Registration: Form

 

Interview Skills & Professional Etiquette

Date: October 14

Time: 2-3:30pm PDT

Registration: Form

 

More information about our webinars can be found here: Berkeley Optometry Webinars

 

 

14.  Shelby Farms Park Conservancy announces Spooky Nights at Shelby Farms Park on Fridays and Saturdays in October and November.  

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SFPC's Most Spook-tacular Event is Finally Here

Fridays + Saturdays from October 3 - November 1

7pm - 10pm (hours extend to Midnight on October 31 + November 1)

 

Are you up for a scare? Spooky Nights opens this Friday, October 3! This year's haunted trail features more than half a mile of brand new scares, and we've added a brand new activity -- Zombie Paintball Hayrides, which is a great way to scare up some fun!

 

Haunted Trail (ages 12+): $10 per person

Zombie Paintball Hayrides (all ages): $20 per person (100 paintballs)

Zombie Laser Tag (all ages): $5 per person

Headless Horseman Hayrides (all ages): $5 per person

Nocturnal Nature Hikes (all ages): $10 per family

Pumpkin Painting: $7 per large pumpkin | $5 per small pumpkin

 

If you're not looking for a scare, there are plenty of activities fit for little ghosts and goblins, including pumpkin painting, nocturnal nature hikes and a food truck rodeo.

 

All proceeds from Spooky Nights help keep Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline clean, green and safe, so bring a friend or two. The more, the scarier!

 

Learn More...

 

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Whether you want to decompress after a long week with yoga or tai chi, get fit with your family, get moving on your own at boot camp, or want to try new forms of exercise, including hula hooping, SFPC has fitness programs for you! 



Fitness programs at the Park are great for all ages and abilities -- click the link below to find the program that works for you.



Want to keep track of your fitness goals? Download the free ShelbyFit app, sponsored by Baptist Memorial Healthcare. 

 

Learn More...

 

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Join Memphis Area Master Gardeners for a Fall planting workshop in the Greenline Gardens on Saturday, October 18. The workshop will take place in the Learning Arbor from 9am-10am.

 

 

 Learn More...

 

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Want to keep Shelby Farms Park at your fingertips? Download our free app! The Shelby Farms Park app, available for iOS and Android, features an interactive map, quick access to Heart of the Park updates, detours and disruptions, upcoming events, information about our attractions and more! 

 

 Learn More + Download...

 

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We need your help at Spooky Nights! It takes a lot of hands to produce a spook-tacular event, and we could use your help! While all the acting positions have been filled, we need help selling tickets, directing traffic and everything in-between!

 

For more information, click the link below, or contact Irene Montanez at imontanez@shelbyfarmspark.org.

 

 Learn More + Sign Up...

 

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Members matter. When you become a Park Member, you help support the trails, lakes and green spaces you love. In return, you receive Park Perks, including a free nocturnal nature hike at Spooky Nights!

 

Members also receive discounts on bike, boat and horse rentals, and discounts more than two dozen participating local businesses! 

 

Love the Park. Join Today... 

 

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It's great to be a kid, but grown-ups need to have fun too! Wise Trek is a new series of programs offers recreational, fitness and social activities for ages 50+.

 

Be sure to check the Park calendar and the Adult Programs web page for upcoming events!

 

 

 

Learn More... 

 

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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/
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