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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2015.06, Week of September 28 

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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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The Memphis Zombie 5K is scheduled for October 3!

 

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For more information, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.   BalanceWorks® Student Assistance Program is a free student school/life benefit. 
2.   Events coming up. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 21, 2015 edition.  
4.  The latest edition of Academic Pharmacy Now is available online.  
5.  Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY) offers a MD/PhD program.  
6.  The Drexel University School of Public Health (Philadelphia, PA) is sponsoring a series of events to promote its Public Health graduate programs.  
7.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) announces its Fall Open House, November 21, 2015.  
8. 
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.  

9.  Marginalia:  Explore the park (Shelby Farms Park, that is) this fall. 

 

1.   BalanceWorks® Student Assistance Program is a free student school/life benefit. 

 

 

2.   Events coming up. 

·         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.” 

·         Wednesday, October 7 (ßPlease note correction of date):  “So you want to be a veterinarian”, 2nd in the “So you want to be a <fill in the blank>” series, featuring Dr. Sally Lynch, DVM, CBU alumna.  Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m., and Dr. Lynch will begin her presentation at 7:30 pm;

·         Wednesday, November 4:  “So you want to be a podiatrist”, 3rd in the “So you want to be a <fill in the blank>” series, featuring Dr. Robert Appling, DPM, CBU alumnus.  Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and Dr. Appling will begin his presentation at 7:00 pm

Prior to each of these presentations pertaining to graduate-level healthcare professions, 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.

 

 

3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 21, 2015 edition.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

September 21, 2015

New Video Emphasizes Impact of Doctor Shortage on Patient Care

A new video produced by the AAMC focuses on the impact of the impending doctor shortage, featuring commentary from AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, MD, PhD, and AAMC Chief Health Care Officer Janis Orlowski, MD. The video highlights the growing needs of our nation's aging population and demonstrates how medical schools and teaching hospitals are preparing to meet the demand.

New Workshop Explores Expanded Bundled Payments

On July 9, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation proposed a model, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR), which would test mandatory payment bundles for joint replacement in 75 metropolitan statistical areas. In response, on Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C., the AAMC is holding a one-day workshop, Bundling 101 Boot Camp: Succeeding at CCJR, to help prepare hospitals for implementation of this expansion of bundled payments. Session formats include a mix of participative case studies, small group discussions, and networking opportunities, and will involve leading orthopedic surgeons who are early adopters of bundled payment models, alternative payment data management specialists, and AAMC bundled payment experts.

Video Series Focuses on Teaching Gender Identity and Transgender Health

The AAMC has developed a series of online video resources on a range of diversity and inclusion topics. The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series includes interviews with thought leaders and experts, faculty career development webinars, guidance on institutional strategic planning and culture and climate assessment, and presentations on innovative programs at AAMC-member institutions. The most recent installment of this learning resource features interviews with four experts on gender identity and transgender health.

2015 Lasker Award Winners Announced

Marking the 70th year of its awards, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced the winners of the 2015 Lasker Awards: Evelyn M. Witkin and Stephen J. Elledge for basic medical research, James P. Allison for clinical research, and Médecins Sans Frontiéres (Doctors Without Borders) for public service. Presented annually since 1945 to individuals who have made major contributions to medical science or who have performed public service on behalf of medicine, winners in each category receive $250,000.

On the Move

Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH, was named dean and provost for Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds J. Kevin Dorsey, MD, PhD, who will return to teaching medical students. Kruse, a professor of family medicine, has been executive associate dean of SIU School of Medicine and chief executive officer of SIU since 2013.

Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD, was named interim dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), effective Sept. 1. A member of the faculty at UCLA since 1999, Martin was professor of biological chemistry and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. Earlier this year, she was named executive vice dean and associate vice chancellor at the Geffen School of Medicine.

 

4.  The latest edition of Academic Pharmacy Now is available online.  

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5.  Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY) offers a MD/PhD program.  

 

 

6.  The Drexel University School of Public Health (Philadelphia, PA) is sponsoring a series of events to promote its Public Health graduate programs.  

Dear Health Professions Advisors,

 

Below are some upcoming recruitment events at the Drexel University School of Public Health. Please circulate among your list-serves and forward to any students you may have that are interested in pursuing graduate work in public health. Thank you!

 

Class Visit Days

Thursday, October 15th
10 am – 1:30 pm

Or

Thursday, November 19th
10 am – 1:30 pm

RSVP at http://publichealth.drexel.edu/admissions/visit/.

During this event, students will have the opportunity to shadow the first-year MPH class Introduction to Public Health, have lunch with current students and faculty and tour the Drexel campus.

Graduate Open House

Saturday, November 21st
9:30 am – 1:30 pm

RSVP at http://drexel.edu/grad/events/EventDetails/?id=3718

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the different graduate degree programs available at the Drexel University School of Public Health, tour the Drexel campus and the School of Public Health’s new home, Nesbitt Hall, and hear about admissions and application requirements. Current students, alumni, faculty and staff will be available to address questions.

 

Colleen P. Baillie, MEd
Director of Enrollment, Recruitment and Retention

Drexel University

School of Public Health
Nesbitt Hall
3215 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 267.359.6047  |  Fax: 267.359.6226
publichealth.drexel.edu

 

 

7.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) announces its Fall Open House, November 21, 2015.  

 

8.  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.  

Penn Vet

 

 

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Please share the following with any students you think may be interested in infectious disease-related research training.

 

Thank you!

 

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.

 

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9.  Marginalia:  Explore the park (Shelby Farms Park, that is) this fall. 

explore the park this fall

 

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Run the Race that Runs the Greenline

 

Lace up those running shoes -- the Greenline Half Marathon, presented by Christian Brothers University, kicks off at 8am on October 11! This exciting 13.1 mile race winds through terrain at Shelby Farms Park that is both scenic and challenging, and along Shelby Farms Greenline and some of the neighborhoods it touches. All proceeds from the race help keep the trail clean green and safe year-round. 

 

 

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Serve the Park


Looking for fun and unique volunteer opportunities? Look no further! We need individuals and groups to help keep the Park in tip-top shape and to make our special events truly special.

Learn More...

 

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Spook-tactular Events


Spooky Nights is just around the corner, and this year features the longest Haunted Trail yet! In addition to traditional scares, take on zombies in Zombie Paintball Hayrides and Zombie Laser Tag, and try to outrun them at the new Memphis Zombie 5K on October 3! Don't worry -- little ghosts and goblins can enjoy scare-free activities, including harvest crafts and nocturnal nature hikes.

 

Learn More + Purchase Tickets...

 

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Total Eclipse at the Park


The Park is a great place to observe the moon, so we're teaming up with our friends at Memphis Astronomical Society for two exciting events. he events below are free, so bring the whole family!

 

Sept.19: International Observe the Moon Night

Sept. 27: Total Lunar Eclipse

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Live Life Adventurously


Go Ape Treetop Adventure is one the most exciting ways to enjoy the Park. Go Ape wants to get more kids in the trees, so for every ticket sold on September 27, they will donate one to Big Brothers Big Sisters! 

Learn More + Book Your Adventure...

 

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Plan a Play Day


Looking for something fun to do or for a race to run? Be sure to check the Park calendar for upcoming programs, festivals and races!


Learn More...

 

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Membership Matters


Park Members help support the day-to-day operations of Shelby Farms Park and Greenline, and in return, they get great perks! Join the herd today as an individual or a family to support the trails, lakes and green spaces you love!

Learn More...

 

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Come See Us

 

Stop by our booth (A129) at the Cooper Young Festival this Saturday, September 19! We'll have Park merchandise, opportunities to win tickets for upcoming events like Spooky Nights, and more! 

 

See you there!

 

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Special Discount For Park Fans

 

Our friends at West Cancer Center are big supporters of the Greenline Half Marathon, and they want to give Park fans another a discount on another great opportunity to get moving for a good cause! Use the code "buffalo2015" when you register for The Ride to Fight On to save $10! The code is valid through Septermber 27.

 

Learn More + Register...

 

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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://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html