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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2014.13, Week of November 24  

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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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For those of you participating in the Bowling for Uganda fundraiser, here are some photos I took while I was there in 2004. 

 

 

For those of you musically inclined, there are 5 notes on the scale:

C-D-E-G-A.  It’s hard to generate a sad song out of a scale with those notes.

 

For more information, please go to Article #4. 

 

Table of Contents:

 


1.  Jefferson School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA) has built an innovative Doctor of Pharmacy program that effectively prepares graduates for interesting and challenging pharmacy practice roles across the health care continuum.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 17, 2014 edition.  
3.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy November 2014 e-newsletter. 
4.  For those of you participating in the Bowling for Uganda fundraiser, here are some photos I took while I was there in 2003. 

 

1.  Jefferson School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA) has built an innovative Doctor of Pharmacy program that effectively prepares graduates for interesting and challenging pharmacy practice roles across the health care continuum.  

 

 

 

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http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs134/1105132857422/img/664.jpgJefferson School of Pharmacy (JSP) has built an innovative Doctor of Pharmacy program that effectively prepares graduates for interesting and challenging pharmacy practice roles across the health care continuum. Underpinning our curriculum is an accomplished and diverse team of healthcare leaders, teachers, researchers and preceptors who make up our faculty.


Collaboration is a Jefferson hallmark. Students and faculty have many opportunities to partner with peers across our entire organization and in clinical settings throughout the region. JSP benefits from an integral partnership with the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Department of Pharmacy Services which is nationally renowned for excellence in practice and training.


We look forward to and welcome the opportunity to talk with you and your students about how they can succeed at JSP. Contact JSP's Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Mary Hess today to learn more about what JSP can offer.


Mary Hess, PharmD

Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Mary.Hess@Jefferson.edu

 

 

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2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 17, 2014 edition.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

November 17, 2014

Academic Medicine Responds to Ebola

Medical schools and teaching hospitals engaged in the Ebola response expressed support for a "robust, sustained federal investment in preparing and equipping institutions to screen, refer, and care for Ebola patients in the United States," according to testimony submitted by the AAMC at the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Nov. 12. The hearing was called to discuss the government's response to the Ebola outbreak and the administration's emergency supplemental funding request to address the outbreak domestically and internationally.

The testimony also mentioned a recent letter to White House Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain from the AAMC and more than 130 U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals declaring their readiness to work with state and federal officials in preparing for and responding to possible Ebola cases.

Health Affairs Study Focuses on Community-level Partnerships and Expanded Health Care Workforce

Hennepin Health, a county-based Medicaid accountable care organization developed to serve the expanded Medicaid population in the Minneapolis area, is the subject of a study authored by AAMC Center for Workforce Studies researcher Shana F. Sandberg, Ph.D., and Senior Director Clese Erikson, M.P.Aff. In collaboration with coauthors in Minnesota, the article highlights the community partnership between four county organizations—including Hennepin County Medical Center teaching hospital—and the innovative use of an expanded health care workforce to deliver high-quality integrated care to a vulnerable population. Early outcomes suggest the program has had an impact in shifting care from hospitals to outpatient settings. The study appears in the November issue of Health Affairs.

Online Voting for ProjectMED Video Competition Winners Now Open

The AAMC has selected the finalists for ProjectMED (Motivate, Engage, and Develop) for the Future of Health Care. The video competition, launched earlier this year, called for teams of medical students, residents, graduate and postgraduate students, in partnership with a community organization, to create a brief video depicting an innovative approach to developing programs and initiatives targeting the K-12 public education system and students. The finalists, including teams from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, were selected based on several criteria, including feasibility, innovation, scalability, and collaboration. The winning teams will be chosen based on the results of an online vote, and will receive a monetary award to fund a pilot program in their community based on the innovative approach illustrated in their video. Online voting will close Monday, Nov. 24 at midnight ET.

Deadline Approaching for Clinical Care Innovation Challenge

The deadline to submit entries for the Clinical Care Innovation Challenge Awards is Nov. 24 at 5 p.m. ET. The program recognizes AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals that have implemented or are developing programs to address clinical care innovations, including new delivery, payment, and training models. Winners will receive a monetary award (ranging from $5,000 to $10,000) to recognize successfully implemented programs and support a one-year pilot project.

On the Move

Brian A. Nester, D.O., M.B.A., has been named president and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) effective immediately. Nester has served as LVHN's acting president and CEO since July when former President and CEO Ronald W. Swinfard, M.D., retired.

 

3.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy November 2014 e-newsletter. 

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ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Eoff Retirement Reception Planned

Dr. James Eoff, executive associate dean & distinguished professor of Clinical Pharmacy, will be celebrating his time serving the College of Pharmacy at his retirement party on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 3-5 PM in the lobby of the Pharmacy Building in Memphis. For more information

 

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TOP STORIES

 

Dr. Santosh Kumar

Kumar Honored with Gandhi Award

Dr. Santosh Kumar, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, recently received the prestigious honor, "Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman" or the "Mahatma Gandhi Non-resident Indian Honor" from the Non-resident Indian (NRI) Welfare Society of India. The award is presented by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee. READ MORE

 

Evans Appointed to University of Tennessee Board of Trustees

Governor Bill Haslam recently appointed William E. Evans, PharmD (’73, ’74), to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. Dr. Evans is one of four executives that have been appointed to the board from across the state. READ MORE

 

UT APhA-ASP Chapter Wins

 

UT APhA-ASP Chapter Wins Awards and Regional Election at MRM

UT's APha-ASP chapter won the Regional Operation Heart Award and the Regional Operation Immunization Award. Monroe Crawley, second-year student pharmacist and current UT APhA-ASP President-elect, was elected to the Region III Member-at-Large position. READ MORE

 

McDowd as Chair

McDowd as Chair of AMCP Schools of Pharmacy Relations Committee

Tracy McDowd, PharmD ('09), senior billing consultant, Pharmacist for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Regulatory Compliance, was selected to serve on Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Schools of Pharmacy Relations Committee (SOPRC). READ MORE

 

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Chauhan Awarded DOD Grant

Dr. Subhash Chauhan, professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was awarded a $600K three year grant from the Department of Defense (DOD) to investigate the role of ormeloxifene for prostate cancer prevention and treatment. 

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Loveless Receives Gift from Jubilant DraxImage, Inc.

Dr. Vivian Loveless, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and course director for the Nuclear Pharmacy Program, has received an $18,561 gift from Jubilant DraxImage, Inc. The gift provides radiopharmaceutical kits to be used in laboratory training for nuclear pharmacy students. 
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FACULTY

 

Dr. Michael Christensen

Christensen Appointed to BPS Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialty Council

Michael L. Christensen, PharmD, BCNSP, FPPAG was recently appointed to a three year term on the Board of Pharmacy Specialists (BPS) Specialty Council on Nutrition Support Pharmacy.  Dr. Christensen previously served two terms on the Nutrition Specialty Council from 2003 to 2008. READ MORE

 

UTHSC Employee Service Recognition Ceremony

Several individuals were honored for their 25 to 40 years of service and commitment to UTHSC at the Employee Service Recognition Ceremony in October. READ MORE

 

Dr. Tao Lowe

Lowe Elected to the Nanotechnology Focus Group

Dr. Tao Lowe, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Biomedical Engineering, was elected to serve as the Chair-Elect of the Nanotechnology Focus Group (NanotechFG) of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). READ MORE

 

Howard-Thompson Selected for Patient Care Grant Program

Dr. Amanda Howard-Thompson, associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine, was selected as one of 25 pharmacists statewide to be a part of the diabetes accreditation and pharmacist-provided patient care grant program led by the Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation (TPREF). READ MORE

 

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FACULTY AND STUDENTS

 

ACCP Annual Meeting

 

ACCP Annual Meeting News

Several faculty, students and residents were honored at the October 2014 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.  Faculty were inducted as Fellows or installed in leadership positions, while students and a resident were recognized for their exceptional research and education efforts. 
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FACULTY AND STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

 

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ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge

ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge

Student pharmacists participated in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Clinical Pharmacy Challenge. The UTCOP team made it to the top 32 teams nationally. READ MORE

 

Student Pharmacists Vaccinate Over 2500

Student Pharmacists Vaccinate Over 2500

In September, student pharmacists vaccinated over 2,500 employees, physicians, volunteers, vendors, and community members during flu shot clinics in October. READ MORE

 

Bill Greene Speaks to CPFI Chapter

Bill Greene Speaks to CPFI Chapter

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Christian Pharmacist's Fellowship International (CPFI) student chapter held their first meeting of the semester this past September.  Dr. Bill Greene, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, graciously came to share how his faith has shaped his pharmacy practice. READ MORE

 

International Students Visit UT

International Students Visit UT

UTCOP hosted visitors from Japan, Thailand, Hungary, Ireland, and Turkey in both Memphis and Knoxville. 

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APhA-ASP Annual Golf Tournament in Memphis

APhA-ASP Annual Golf Tournament in Memphis

The 20th annual American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Emmett Manley Golf Classic was held on October 8th at the Cordova Country Club in Memphis. 
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Painting the Rock for American Pharmacist Month

Painting the Rock for American Pharmacist Month

In October, several members of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) chapter gathered on the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus to paint The Rock to promote awareness of the profession of pharmacy in support of American Pharmacists Month. 
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ALUMNI AND FRIENDS

 

Behm Named a Eugene Oregon Best in Class

Behm Named a Eugene Oregon Best in Class

Harriet Behm ('75) was selected as one of the eight best college professors in Lane County, Oregon. READ MORE

 

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Condolences

 

UT Football Schedule for November

 

Acknowledgement

 

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4.  For those of you participating in the Bowling for Uganda fundraiser, here are some photos I took while I was there in 2004. 

In January 2004, I joined Dr. Janet McCord, former CBU Religious Studies professor, in a visit to Uganda.  We left the United States on December 31, 2003, and arrived in Kampala on January 2, 2014 to tour the country.  First, a map, and then some photos:

As you can see from the map, the Equator cuts through the country not too far from Kampala.  There is a rest stop/resort right there.

One of 4 traffic lights in Kampala, the capital of Kampala.  The city has probably grown considerably in the past 10 years.

Akazboozi is Lugandan for “Let’s talk!”

 

A traffic jam on a Uganda highway

The medical technology class at the Ishaka.  Notice how many microscopes the class and the hospital have to use for their work.

The medical director and his wife, who was the director of the nursing program headquartered at Ishaka.

It’s one thing to see elephants in a zoo, and quite another to see them in their habitat.

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