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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2014.09 , Week of October 27 

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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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Yes, friends, it’s that time of year when Death Warmed Over returns for a Lunchtime Benefit Concert on behalf of LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Tuesday, October 28.  

 

 

For more information, please go to Article #1. 

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.   Yes, friends, it’s that time of year when Death Warmed Over returns for a Lunchtime Benefit Concert on behalf of LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Tuesday, October 28.  
2.  Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. 
3.  The Touro University California College of Pharmacy (Vallejo, CA)  will hold its Fall open house on Friday, November 7th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
4.  Research Scientist, Animal Health Biology position is available with Scynexis. 
5.  The Student Conservation Association is sponsoring a “Got Dirt?” Photo Contest.  

6.  Marginalia:  It’s Halloween time, you know, so here are Nine Of The Most Terrifying Two Sentence Horror Stories Ever Told, from
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http://canyouactually.com/9-of-the-most-terrifying-two-sentence-horror-stories-ever-told/

 

1.   Yes, friends, it’s that time of year when Death Warmed Over returns for a Lunchtime Benefit Concert on behalf of LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Tuesday, October 28.    

Death Warmed Over returns for another Lunchtime Benefit Concert on behalf of LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Tuesday, October 28, in the Alfonso Dining Hall, starting at 12:30 p.m.

 

This year’s members are Deana Sanford (vocals), Jack Hargett (vocals and guitar), Steve Ritter (drums), Michael Holzemer (vocals and guitar)…and me.

 

Here’s a portrait of the 2003 permutation of Death Warmed Over:

 

 

On a personal note, why do I do this?  Because my older son, now 34, was born with a congenital cataract.  My wife and I didn’t fully realize that until we took this picture when he was 4 months old.  Notice the (normal) reddish retinal reflex is his left eye, and the grey mass in the pupil of his right:

 

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He had this cataract removed a month later at LeBonheur, and had two subsequent surgeries for his vision. 

 

The good news?  He’s doing fine, and he’s a daddy himself:

 

 

2.  Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. 

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad


Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

What do Unite For Sight volunteers do? Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship.  Volunteers participate with and learn from Unite For Sight's talented local partner doctors who have provided care to nearly 1.8 million patients living in poverty, including more than 85,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Volunteers assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, volunteers may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have volunteers pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:

  • is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health education opportunities for students and professionals;
  • uses 100% of all donations and funds submitted to directly provide care for patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care;
  • directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;
  • offers an opportunity to learn from local medical professionals about effective strategies to reach the hardest-to-reach patients in villages, slums, and refugee camps;
  • develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its volunteers for a high-impact immersive experience.

Complete details are available online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

 

 

 

3.  The Touro University California College of Pharmacy (Vallejo, CA)  will hold its Fall open house on Friday, November 7th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

The Touro University California College of Pharmacy will hold its Fall open house on Friday, November 7th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  During this free 6 hour interactive event, prospective students, advisors, and other interested parties will have the opportunity to participate in workshops focusing on various careers in pharmacy, the application process, the TUC student experience, and much more! 

 

For more information, and to RSVP (which is required), please direct yourself and your students to our website - http://admissions.tu.edu/cop/COPopenhs.html.  I hope you and your students are able to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to visit our campus and learn about one of the top pharmacy programs in California!

 

Steve Davis 

 

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Steven Davis

Director of Admissions

Touro University California

www.tu.edu, click on "Prospective Students"

 

 

 

4.  Research Scientist, Animal Health Biology position is available with Scynexis. 

RESEARCH SCIENTIST - ANIMAL HEALTH BIOLOGY

I am writing to let you know that SCYNEXIS is currently recruiting scientists to work in our parasitology drug discovery group. We are looking for people to develop assays, test experimental compounds, and work with a multidisciplinary team to find new antiparasitic drugs, primarily aimed for control of helminths and arthropods. We are interested in candidates with a Ph.D. and postgraduate experience, particularly if they have experience working in a pharmaceutical or biotech company, although we welcome applications from outstanding candidates at all levels.

 

If you know of anyone who might be interested in such a position, would you pass this information to them? They can contact me directly (scot.huber@scynexis.com or 919.544.8605), or send their c.v. to the address below.

 

Thank you in advance for your help!

 

Best regards,

Scot Huber, PhD

Executive Director, Animal Health

 

Contact:

SCYNEXIS, Inc.

3501-C Tricenter Blvd

Durham, NC  27713

Attn.: Human Resources

ushuman.resources@scynexis.com 

 

 

 

5.  The Student Conservation Association is sponsoring a “Got Dirt?” Photo Contest.  

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Dear Stan,

Celebrating our 75,000 members, we were blown away by the amazing ways they continue to serve the planet long after their time with SCA. Did you read about Jennifer Hartman (’06), the wildlife biologist who tracks endangered species around the world using specially trained, rescued dogs?

The conservation work our members and alumni do to protect the environment is incredibly diverse, but it’s all inspired by one thing: love for nature. Help us inspire this great love in even more people by entering the Got Dirt? Photo Contest! before the Halloween deadline.

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6.  Marginalia:  It’s Halloween time, you know, so here are Nine Of The Most Terrifying Two Sentence Horror Stories Ever Told, from :  http://canyouactually.com/9-of-the-most-terrifying-two-sentence-horror-stories-ever-told/

Here’s just one:

 

My daughter won’t stop crying and screaming in the middle of the night. I visit her grave and ask her to stop, but it doesn’t help.

 

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