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Caduceus Newsletter Fall 2015.02: Week of August 31 

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
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Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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Dr. Rena Durr, former Psychology professor at CBU, could use some help with her medical and living expenses following her multiple cancer diagnoses.

 

 

For more information, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up. 
2.  The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is sponsoring a Virtual Fair for prospective physical therapy students.  
3.  The School of Graduate Studies in University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson) offers highly competitive financial packages to students interested in a variety of health-related disciplines. 
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 24, 2015 issue.  
5.  The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the University of South Carolina (USC) will restructure their pharmacy collaboration to include separate accreditations for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program on each campus and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will maintain areas of academic collaboration.  
6.  In case you’re interested in a career in public health, Public Health Reports and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, invite you and your colleagues to participate in an upcoming meet the author webinar titled, Characterizing the Growth of the Undergraduate Public Health Major, 1992 – 2012 on Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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7.  Stepping Stones: Sole Searching a Career in Podiatric Medicine is a new publication designed to share information about the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.  Here is the inaugural Fall 2015 issue.  
8.  WorldStrides and the Smithsonian Institution are collaborating to offer faculty-led travel programs to university students in thought-provoking destinations across the globe, and are offering $1,000 travel scholarships for financial support.  
9.  Well, this is encouraging:  U.S. carbon pollution from power plants hits 27-year low
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10.  Marginalia:  Rena Durr, former Psychology professor at CBU, could use some financial help
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1.   Events coming up.

I hope all of you have had an enjoyable summer.  During the upcoming academic year, we will be initiating a new series of presentations, “So you want to be a <Fill in the blank>, featuring a practicing healthcare professional (a CBU alum if possible) who will discuss what the career is like and how (s)he got there.  The presentations are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month, and there are six such presentations scheduled for the upcoming academic year:

*2-Sep-15

Clinical Laboratory Science:  Dr. Linda Pifer, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

*7-Oct-15

Veterinary Medicine:  Dr. Sally Lynch, DVM, CBU alumna

*4-Nov-15

Podiatric Medicine:  Dr. Robert Applying, DPM, CBU alum

*3-Feb-16

T.B.A.

*2-Mar-16

T.B.A.

*6-Apr-16

T.B.A.

 The format for each of them is that dessert will be served by Mama D’s Italian Ices (https://www.facebook.com/mymamads ) starting at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation will start at 7 p.m., except for Dr. Lynch’s presentation on October 7, which will start at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Linda Pifer will begin the series on Wednesday, September 2 by discussing career opportunities in clinical lab sciences.

·         Monday, September 21:  Graduate School Exams Strategy Sessions - Buckman 211 (Montesi) Tentative Schedule:  (GMAT: 1:00-2:00)  (LSAT:  2:00-3:00)  (GRE:  3:00-4:00);

·         Wednesday, September 23:  Graduate Admissions Test Drive - Individual Informational Meetings  -- Buckman 217 (1:00-4:00)
This is your opportunity to schedule a 15 minute individual appointment with our Kaplan representative to talk about your test results, get information on preparation classes, and more.  Come by our office (Buckman 207) to schedule your appointment time, or select a time through your CareerLinx account (look under the "events" tab, and select a time from the drop down menu associated with this event.)  Sign-ups will begin September 1st!

·         Thursday, September 24:  “Get Into Graduate School” Panel/Luncheon Sabbatini Lounge, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.;

·         Tuesday, September 22:  Graduate School Expo (Open To All Students in All Majors!), Canale Arena, 12:00-2:00 pm.  More than 60 graduate and professionals schools are expected to attend to share information about their programs.  Open to all students in all grade levels, as well as alumni!  If you're thinking about graduate school as an option, you won't want to miss this opportunity to talk to these school representatives face-to-face!  Mark your calendar today!  Representatives of healthcare-related graduate programs and of military scholarships will also be attending;

·         Thursday, September 24:  Ensign Benjamin Heverly will discuss U.S. Navy Scholarships available to students enrolled in selected graduate healthcare programs;

·         Thursday, October 1, starting at 12:30 p.m.:  Aise Cannon, Admissions Coordinator and Recruiter at the Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)  will discuss their Masters of Biomedical Science program.  “In our Masters of Biomedical Science program, we currently accept a total of 70 students per year, where the statistics are that 1/3 of these students are accepted into our Doctor of Osteopathic School, another 1/3 of these students are accepted into other professional schools within the United States, and the last 1/3 of these students continue on through the program to complete their Master’s degree for other career goals.” 

 

2.  The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is sponsoring a Virtual Fair for prospective physical therapy students.  

DPT EDUCATION VIRTUAL FAIR

September 21-22

 

APTA invites advisors and prospective physical therapist students to register for the next DPT Education Virtual Fair scheduled on September 21 and 22!  The virtual fair is free and allows users to participate in live text and video chats with DPT programs from across the country. High school and college students can use the fair to find the best program for them, meet with faculty and admissions officers, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process.  PTCAS staff will be available to answer your questions from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm ET on both days. Chat hours for participating programs will vary.  Please share this announcement with your students.

 

Register today for this free event at http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA

 

Questions about the fair? Please contact APTA’s technology partner, CareerEco, directly at 770/980-0088 or apta@careereco.com.   Thank you!

 

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Director, Academic Services

American Physical Therapy Association

1111 N. Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

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800-999-2782, ext. 3326 (toll free)

libbyross@apta.org

 

 

 

3.  The School of Graduate Studies in University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson) offers highly competitive financial packages to students interested in a variety of health-related disciplines. 

 

 

 

4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 24, 2015 issue.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

August 24, 2015

Chief Scientific Officer Ann Bonham, PhD, to Leave AAMC

Ann Bonham, PhD, the AAMC's chief scientific officer since 2009, announced that she will leave the AAMC at the end of the year to pursue opportunities aligned with her passion and commitment to addressing health care inequalities. Dr. Bonham directs the association's array of programs that support all aspects of research and training, and represents the AAMC nationally on issues related to research and science policy, administration, workforce development and education, and training. The AAMC has begun the preliminary stages of a search process and will share more information about the search as details are confirmed.

Webinar on Continuing Medical Education as Strategic Resource

The American Hospital Association's Physician Leadership Forum (PLF) and the AAMC will host a webinar, Sept. 1 at 2 pm ET, on ways physicians and hospitals can use continuing medical education (CME) and professional development to strengthen collaboration and help transform the health care delivery system. Building on the PLF report Continuing Medical Education as a Strategic Resource, the webinar will include examples of medical centers and teaching hospitals that have used CME to improve performance and outcomes. To participate in the webinar, register here.

Request for Proposals for Population Health Outcomes Research

The AAMC is teaming up with The Patrick Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation to issue a request for proposals for Advancing Implementation Science in Community/Academic Partnered Research. The partnership offers an opportunity for academic medical centers to collaborate on research that has the potential for near-term impact to improve population health outcomes. The research should facilitate collaborations among researchers, community organizations, and health system leaders. Proposals are due Oct. 16.

New Article Explores Partnerships for Correctional Facilities and Academic Medicine

Academic medicine has much to offer and gain by partnering with correctional facilities, according to a new article in the Reporter. These partnerships provide important educational insights for students and residents and research opportunities for faculty. At the same time, improved access to physicians affords better health care for the prison population, which has higher rates of chronic medical conditions, infectious diseases, and mental health challenges. This article is part of a yearlong Reporter series on how medical schools and teaching hospitals are addressing social determinants of health.

 

5.  The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the University of South Carolina (USC) will restructure their pharmacy collaboration to include separate accreditations for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program on each campus and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will maintain areas of academic collaboration.  

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Jenny Scarnecchia

South Carolina College of Pharmacy

Admissions Manager

Dean’s Office

280 Calhoun Street

Charleston, SC 29425-1410

Ph: (843) 792-3115

Fax: (843) 792-9081

 

 

6.  In case you’re interested in a career in public health, Public Health Reports and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, invite you and your colleagues to participate in an upcoming meet the author webinar titled, Characterizing the Growth of the Undergraduate Public Health Major, 1992 – 2012 on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.  

Dear Colleagues,

 

Please join us for a webinar on Characterizing the Growth of the Undergraduate Public Health Major.

 

Best,


Tucker

 

 

Public Health Reports and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, invite you and your colleagues to participate in an upcoming meet the author webinar titled, Characterizing the Growth of the Undergraduate Public Health Major, 1992 – 2012. As public health professionals committed to developing the public health workforce, we thought you would be interested in the content being discussed. There is no cost to participate. Please feel free to share the below invitation with all other interested parties.

 

 

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Public Health Reports Webinar

Characterizing the Growth of the
Undergraduate Public Health Major, 1992 – 2012
 

Wednesday, September 16,  2015 |  1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET

 

According to a study by the de Beaumont Foundation and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, public health is one of the fastest growing undergraduate majors in the United States with the number of majors increasing 750% over the last twenty years. This webinar features authors of the study presenting data from the National Center for Education Statistics that documents the growth of and examines demographic trends within this growing population. The latest available data will be presented. The results raise many questions about the impact these students have after graduation.

 

Presenters for this webinar include:

 

 

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Craig Blakely, PhD, MPH
Dean of School of Public Health and Information Sciences

University of Louisville

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Jonathon P. Leider, PhD

Research and Evaluation Consultant
de Beaumont Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Plepys, MS
Director of Data Analytics

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

 

 

 

To learn more and to register for this webinar on September 16, at 1:00 pm ET, click the button.

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7.  Stepping Stones: Sole Searching a Career in Podiatric Medicine is a new publication designed to share information about the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.  Here is the inaugural Fall 2015 issue.  

 

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Stepping Stones

 

Sole Searching a Career in Podiatric Medicine

 

 

Fall 2015

 

Stepping Stones

 

Stepping Stones: Sole Searching a Career in Podiatric Medicine is a new publication designed to share information about the profession of Podiatric Medicine and Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine with pre-health advisors around the country. 

 

 

Introducing the Class of 2019...

 

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Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine is pleased to introduce the Class of 2019! The class of 2019 represents 35 states and 4 nations!

Many of these incredible students noted the initial interest to explore podiatric medicine came from the advice of their pre-health advisor. Kent State University wanted to thank you for all of your efforts to encourage your advisee to explore various paths within the medical field. 

 

We do hope that you continue to keep the field of podiatric medicine in mind if any of your advisees are considering a medical profession.  In the coming weeks, you will be receiving more information about the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine and the many new opportunities available to our students.

 

In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to KSUCPM at any time if you have any questions. You can reach the Office of Enrollment Management at 216-231-3300 or podiatry@kent.edu

 

We look forward to working with you in the future as we continue to help students find the "right fit."

 

 

What is Podiatric Medicine?

 

http://files.ctctcdn.com/cf9f4ab8001/7a3cb72b-2bbf-42b8-a2a8-7fa851fe19b8.jpgPodiatric Medicine is a branch of medicine which medically and surgically manages care of the lower extremity. The podiatric physician is a health professional who is involved with the examination, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders by physical, medical and surgical means. In addition, podiatric medicine is a profession in high demand. The aging population, as well as the rise in both obesity and diabetes makes the need for podiatrists even greater.

 

Adding to the profession's demand, podiatric medicine touts desirable salaries and a flexible lifestyle. The most recent podiatric practice survey in 2011 revealed a median salary of $160,000. Furthermore, podiatry's working conditions in comparison to other medical specialties offer more options in practice structure. This affords those seeking an engaging, always-on-call atmosphere in a hospital emergency room and those looking for a more laid-back, family-friendly schedule the opportunity to thrive in their respective workplaces.

 

 

Admission Requirements

 

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) requires that candidates complete at least 90 semester credit hours or 135 quarter hours, including the following pre-requisites:

  • 8 Semester or 12 Quarter Hours of Biology
  • 8 Semester or 12 Quarter Hours of General/Inorganic Chemistry
  • 8 Semester or 12 Quarter Hours of Organic Chemistry
  • 8 Semester or 12 Quarter Hours of Physics
  • 6 Semester or 12 Quarter Hours of English

The traditional candidate will have the following academic credentials:

  • Overall GPA: 3.42
  • Science GPA: 3.29
  • Non-Science GPA: 3.45
  • Organic Chemistry GPA: 3.10
  • MCAT Score: 23 or 496-497

KSUCPM requires candidates to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) prior to matriculation. Scores must be within three years of the application date. Additional documents include:

  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor
  • A letter of recommendation from a podiatrist or other medical professional

 

 

Quick Reference: Podiatric Medical College Information Book

 

Are you interested in a quick reference guide that explains more about podiatric medicine and each college of podiatric medicine? 

Check out the Podiatric Medical College Information Book created by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine. 

You'll want to keep this link handy as it contains all the ins and outs of podiatric medical education and the admission process!

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Podiatry: Fast Facts

 

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Student Highlight: William McGlone

 

http://files.ctctcdn.com/cf9f4ab8001/bc2fa1f5-2565-419e-a843-64a2f1c28b82.pngHometown: Lexington, Ohio  

Undergraduate college: Ohio Dominican University
 
Current year at KSUCPM: Second year

 

How did you first hear of podiatric medicine?

A podiatrist that I went to for an ingrown toenail informed me and then I started researching different types of medical school and started looking more into it.

 

What advice do you have for anyone considering podiatry school?

There are so many great things going on in the field of Podiatry. Not only that, but also changes around Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine all over the board. I've always believed in doing what makes you happy and sacrificing things to reach your dreams and goals. I knew medical school would not be easy and that it was going to be a big change from undergrad. I would not trade it for anything and if I could go back and make the decision again; I would still pick podiatry.

  

What are some activities you are involved in at KSUCPM?

I am the President-Elect of the OPMSA, the Director of Clinical Affairs of SOCS, and a student ambassador. I am also a member of the Soccer club, CKI club, ACFAS and KTE.

 

What do you enjoy most about KSUCPM?

I would have to say the environment and friends that I have made. I was very nervous coming in to school and the transition was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be. I have also made a lot of great friends and all of that contributes to me feeling safe and comfortable.

    

Why do you like about being a KSUCPM Student?

I like knowing that the school is going to prepare me and give me the resources I need to be successful in Podiatry, but that it takes hard work and time to use those resources and build off of them. I like knowing people. and making friends and connections that I will use in practice for the rest of my career.

 

What advice would you offer to any prospective students wishing to attend KSUCPM who are in the current application process?

Make the right choice and consider the people who play big parts in your life. Choosing a medical school for most people is a big decision and sometimes requires long moves and far distances from family and others. The move to KSUCPM is definitely one that I would do again, and it is a great and safe place to be. Make sure to talk it over with family and go to the school that makes you feel the most comfortable and where you think you can become the best podiatrist you can be. For me, I knew that KSUCPM was the right choice.

 

 

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Updates: Student of the Year, Sadie Winship

 

Every year, KSUCPM students vote for a student of the year. Taking into account the numerous outstanding students who have made a positive impact in our school and community, this year we are proud to recognize Class of 2016 - Sadie Winship as the award recipient. 

http://files.ctctcdn.com/cf9f4ab8001/93435af3-0f50-4086-b13e-e8febebc1bbe.jpgSadie completed her undergraduate degree in Biology with Mount St. Mary's University, in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and joined KSUCPM following her graduation in 2012. She has retained her position on the Dean's List since 2012, and remains an active member of the KSUCPM soccer and basketball clubs, American Association for Women Podiatrists, Kappa Tau Epsilon (KTE), American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, KSUCPM Academic Council, and the vice-president for the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Sadie has also had the opportunity to serve as a student ambassador for KSUCPM, a tutor, and has participated in a number of conferences and volunteer opportunities. When asked where she would see the field of podiatry in the next ten years, this is what Sadie had to say:

I was once asked at an interview what i would want to be referred to as once I am practicing. Did I want to be referred to as a foot and ankle specialist? A foot surgeon? A foot and ankle physician? I replied, "No, I want to be called a podiatrist." I am proud to be in the field of podiatry and am proud that the letters "DPM" will follow my name. My hope for the future of podiatry is that when a layperson heard the word "podiatrist," it is automatically associated with all the names that were proffered to me at that interview. We should be proud of the strides that this profession has taken in the last ten years and will continue to take.

 

 

Meet Our Admissions Counselors

 

Admissions Counselors have a wide variety of responsibilities with the admission process, primarily focusing on recruiting future students and assisting them in their application process. Both counselors serve as great references if you are interested in visiting our campus, or to have us schedule a visit with your institution. 

 

This upcoming semester, they are planning travels in the following states:

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    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Idaho
    • Massachusetts
    • New York
    • North Carolina 
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Utah
    • Washington State

 

Feel free to keep their contact information handy, particularly to pass along to prospective students.

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Kevin Schaefer

kschae10@kent.edu

216-916-7493

 

 

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Angela G. Dessables

adessabl@kent.edu

216-916-7487

 

 

Arriving in Your Mailbox Soon

 

http://files.ctctcdn.com/cf9f4ab8001/db61afb2-c587-46ba-a537-fb0f607565bf.jpgIn the coming months, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine will be sending a poster highlighting Podiatric Medicine as a potential career path to all Pre-Health Advisors. We hope you will consider hanging this poster in an area where many of your students visit so that they can learn some additional details about this great profession. 


If you would like more than one poster, feel free to contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 216-231-3300 or podiatry@kent.edu

 

 

Common Foot Problems

 

http://files.ctctcdn.com/cf9f4ab8001/33cf9c91-e9f1-481a-8667-c05e9389d089.jpgYour feet take a beating every day, having the ability to handle incredible force while their myriad parts - toes, heel, and ball - work together to get you from one place to another. Painful feet can undoubtedly affect your ability to perform the most basic activities; thankfully, all of these can be treated by visiting a podiatrist.

 

- Often caused by ill-fitting shoes, Hammertoes are most obvious when the second, third, or fourth toe is bent in the middle, or just pointed at an odd angle. This can lead to severe pressure and pain, and in extreme cases, can be corrected through surgery.

 

- Frequently contracted in showers, dressing rooms, and other warm, damp areas, Athlete's Foot is a fungal infection resulting in red, flaking skin, often accompanied by pain or itching, between the toes or on the solves of the feet. Thoroughly drying feet, especially between the toes, is essential. Fungal infections can be resilient and can even become chronic, which is why it is so important to visit a doctor.

 

- Hallux Valgus, commonly referred to as Bunions, is a prominent bump on the inside of the foot around the big toe joint. It throws foot bones out of alignment and can be painful due to pressure or arthritis. Recommendations to avoid bunions include wearing roomy shoes and avoiding high heels.

 

Corns and Calluses develop from an accumulation of dead skin cells on the foot, forming thick, hardened areas. While corns can appear at the top and sides of the toes, calluses form at the bottom, around the heel and ball. The doctor can trim them, or remove them surgically.

 

- Just as it sounds, an Ingrown Toenail results when a toenail grows into the skin. Repeated trauma, cutting toe nails incorrectly, or even congenital predispositions can result in an ingrown toenail. Signs of infection include excessive swelling, pain, and discharge.

 

- Jogger's pain, Plantar Fasciitis, is an inflammation caused by excessive stretching of the tissue - the fascia - that connects the ball of the foot to the heel. The bottom of your foot will typically hurt near the inside of the foot where the heel and arch meet. Stretching exercises and the use of shoes with cushioned heel can help reduce the instance of plantar fasciitis.



- Sesamoiditis is a common ailment that affects the forefoot of young people who engage in physical activities, such as dancing and running. There is irritation of the sesamoid bones, which are tiny bones withing the tendons running to the big toe. Since the bones are within the tendons, it can be seen as a type of tendonitis.



- When a person's weight collapses the arch, over-pronation or Flat Feet result, as the framework of the foot gives in and can lead to a variety of other complications. Orthotics can be designed with appropriate arch support and medial rearfoot posting to prevent the over-pronation.

 

These are but a few conditions covered during the training of a future podiatrist. Shadowing a podiatrist will undoubtedly allow you to witness some of these procedures and many more.

 

 

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Questions about KSUCPM?  

 

College of Podiatric Medicine

 

If you have any questions about KSUCPM or would like to visit the campus, please feel free to contact the Office of Enrollment Management at podiatry@kent.edu or 216-231-3300. 

 

8.  WorldStrides and the Smithsonian Institution are collaborating to offer faculty-led travel programs to university students in thought-provoking destinations across the globe, and are offering $1,000 travel scholarships for financial support.  

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WorldStrides and the Smithsonian Institution are collaborating to offer faculty-led travel programs to university students in thought-provoking destinations across the globe. From Peru to China, Moscow to Panama, and beyond, our unique itineraries tap into vast networks of research and discovery, demonstrating the intellectual might of one of America’s greatest treasures – the Smithsonian Institution.


Join me, Dr. Wendy Amato, WorldStrides’ Director of Curriculum & Academics, and Karen Ledwin, Smithsonian Travel’s General Manager, for a 30 minute presentation that introduces our Smithsonian University Travel Programs destinations.

Join us and qualify for a $1,000 travel scholarship for your students


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9.  Well, this is encouraging:  U.S. carbon pollution from power plants hits 27-year low.    

From rdmag.com:  U.S. carbon pollution from power plants hits 27-year low. 

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10.  Marginalia:  Rena Durr, former Psychology professor at CBU, could use some financial help. 

Here’s the opening paragraph to her gofundme.com website: 

I am a multiple cancer survivor who has undergone a long series of major surgeries and has ongoing, serious medical conditions. I have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after fighting to overcome serious medical issues and devastating life events Over the last 21 years I have worked, been a single mother and cared for my mentally ill mother. Throughout this time I have had no familial financial or emotional support and medical bills have been a continuous financial drain. I had to retire early from a job I loved and now have no money to pay bills.

If you’re interested in helping out, please go to http://www.gofundme.com/gmzatw and make a pledge. 

 

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://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 
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