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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2016.05, Week of September 19   

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 

Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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Over the years, students in the junior-level Invertebrate Zoology course and senior-level Parasitology course have written children’s picture books. 

 

Who reads these books?

 

For more information about the identity of this avid reader, please go to Marginalia.  (Please note the copy of “Don’t Get Sick, Stan!” in his hand.)

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine a joint VMD-PhD degree.
3.  The University of Memphis School of Public Health offers a new certificate in population health.   
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 12, 2016 edition.  
5.  The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) announces the expansion of its Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Network on ASPPH.org . 
6.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is sponsoring a Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, October 4&5, 2016.   
7.   The American Student Dentist Association will be hosting a series of webinars for National Predental Week, Monday, October 3 through Thursday, October 4.    
8.  If you’re interested in applying to medical school, TODAY IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!  The 2017 MCAT test schedule calendar has been released!! 
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9.  The Ohio State College of Optometry will be hosting an Admissions Visit Day on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  

10. Marginalia:  What type of person reads the books written by Dr. Eisen’s students?   

 

1.  Events coming up.     

·         Monday, September 19, 2016, ALL DAY!  It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!!  http://talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/

Get your pirattitude on!

https://youtu.be/xm5Q_-frhA8

Is this not the most evil piratey smile you’ve ever seen?

Oh, by the way:

 

·         Tuesday, September 20:  Getting Into Graduate and Professional School “Squaretable”,  1:00-2:00 pm, Montesi (Buckman 211)

Think you’ve got what it takes to get into grad school? Come find out!

 

All majors and class years are welcome! It’s never too early to start planning ahead! Here’s your chance to learn about what programs look for in applicants, the application process, choosing a program, how to get assistantships/fellowships, what to look for in research and/or experiential learning opportunities, what classes/life in grad school may be like, etc.

 

You’ll be able to “pick the brains” of representatives from:

 

      College of Graduate Health Sciences, UTHSC

      Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, The University of Memphis

      Department of Psychology (Clinical, Experimental, School, & General Psychology), The University of Memphis

      Graduate School (all programs), The University of Memphis

      Graduate Business Programs, Christian Brothers University

      Graduate Education Programs, Christian Brothers University

      Graduate Engineering, Christian Brothers University

 

A buffet lunch will be provided.

·         Thursday, September 22, 2016, Noon to 2 p.m. in the Canale Arena:  Graduate School Expo.  From:  https://www.cbu.edu/default.aspx?p=129322&evtid=534685&date=9/22/2016 Students, if you are considering graduate school as an option, this is a can't-miss opportunity to speak with representatives from schools/programs from across the country.  Last year, more than 70 different graduate programs were in attendance at this event, including those here at CBU, to share information and talk to you directly about what they have to offer.  All CBU students and graduates are welcome to attend!

·         Saturday, September 24:  GRE Test Prep Sessions, offered by Career Services

Saturday, Saturday, September 24
GRE Test Prep Sessions
Session #1 - 9:00 to 1:00, Buckman 211 (Montesi)
Session #2 - 9:00 to 1:00, Buckman 112
Students, if you are considering a masters program that requires the GRE for admittance, then this is a can't-miss opportunity to get some expert guidance on how to prepare for that test. Both sessions #1 & #2 will cover the Verbal/Writing sections; additional dates for the Quantitative sessions will be scheduled later this academic year.  Cost is only $20.00 per student for both sessions. 
Advanced registration/payment is required no later than noon on Thursday, September 15th in Career Services.  (Cash or check only please.)

·         Sunday, September 25, at Amro Music, 2918 Poplar Avenue, A Concert to Benefit the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.  (Yours truly has been asked to play a selection as part of this benefit concert.)

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·         Wednesday, October 5, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m. in AH122:  Second in this year’s “So you want to be a <fill-in-the-blank> series of presentations, Lorrell White will discuss Genetic Counseling.  Refreshments (read:  Mama D’s Italian Ices) will be served at 6:30 p.m., and she will begin her presentation at 6:45 p.m. 

·         Wednesday, November 2, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m. in AH122:    Third in this year’s “So you want to be a <fill-in-the-blank> series of presentations, Dr. Scott Adelman, MD, CBU alum, will discuss his career as an emergency room physician.  Refreshments (read:  Mama D’s Italian Ices) will be served at 6:30 p.m., and she will begin his presentation at 6:45 p.m. 

 

2.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine a joint VMD-PhD degree. 



 

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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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3.  The University of Memphis School of Public Health offers new certificates in Population Health and in Health Analytics.  

New Certificate in Population Health from the University of Memphis School of Public Health!

Earn a graduate certificate in 2 semesters by taking 5 courses either in class or online.

Courses may be applied to the MPH degree!

The certificate also qualifies you to take the CPH exam.

Contact Shirl Sharpe to enroll: 901-678-1710

ssharpe@memphis.edu; www.memphis.edu/sph/mph

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New Certificate in Health Analytics!

Earn a graduate certificate by taking just 5 courses. Gain the analytical expertise to work in the growing health industry!

Courses may be applied to the MPH and MHA degree!

Contact Shirl Sharpe to enroll: 901-678-1710

ssharpe@memphis.edu; www.memphis.edu/sph/mph

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4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 12, 2016 edition.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

September 12, 2016

AAMC Calls for Applications for Building a Systems Approach to Community Health

The nation's academic medical centers are working to improve community health, population health, and health equity to make health care safer and more accessible, affordable, and equitable. To ensure these community and patient health-promoting actions are coordinated and effective, the AAMC is seeking applications from its member institutions to participate in a series of workshops focused on building a systems approach to community health and health equity. A webinar will be held on Sept. 29 to provide information about the application process for interested applicants before the Oct. 28 deadline. Click here to view and download the application.

Medical Research Organizations Sign Letter Supporting NIH Funding Increase

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research—a coalition of more than 200 patient groups, medical and scientific societies, academic institutions, and research organizations—has delivered a letter to House and Senate Appropriations leaders to express the importance of enacting a final FY 2017 funding package with $34.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by the end of the calendar year. The letter praises appropriators' efforts to champion sustained, real growth in medical research funding and also cautions that maintaining current funding levels into the next Congress will have serious consequences.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs), which repay up to $35,000/year (for two years) of a researcher's qualified educational debt in exchange for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. The program represents an important investment by NIH in the future of health discovery and medical research, and aims to help relieve some of the financial burden for scientists and researchers pursuing advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties. Details of the program and the application process are available at lrp.nih.gov (the application deadline is Nov. 15).

IPEC Receives National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Pioneer Award

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE) has presented the first-ever Pioneer Award to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) for groundbreaking work in advancing the field of interprofessional education and collaborative practice. An announcement from NCIPE praised IPEC for working "tirelessly to pull together six professions—dentistry, allopathic and osteopathic medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health—and establish national core competencies. This work has reverberated throughout the U.S. and globally, and is now expanding to 15 professions. Real change in learning and health outcomes will only occur within professions that collaborate across professions."

In Memoriam: Mark A. Richardson, MD, MScB, MBA

Mark Richardson, MD, MScB, MBA, dean of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), died earlier this month at the age of 67. Dr. Richardson was appointed dean of OHSU in 2007 and oversaw the reorganization and integration of faculty groups, while also helping to establish and develop research and treatment centers at the university. A member of the AAMC's Council of Deans, he was active in several organizations in his field and previously served as president of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

On the Move

Diana W. Bianchi, MD, has been named director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a part of NIH. Bianchi is the founding executive director of the Mother Infant Research Institute and vice chair for pediatric research at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.

Timothy H. Dellit, MD, has been named president of the University of Washington Physicians, effective Sept. 1. He will continue to serve as associate dean for clinical affairs, associate medical director at UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, and as professor of medicine in the UW Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He succeeds Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD, who served as president since 2008.

King Li, MD, MBA, has been named the first dean and chief academic officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Li currently serves as the senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He will begin his new role on Oct. 1.

Gay Nord has been named the president of Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, effective Oct. 3. Nord previously served as president and CEO of Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

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5.  The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) announces the expansion of its Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Network on ASPPH.org . 

ASPPH announces the expansion of the Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Network (Network) on ASPPH.org. The Network is devoted to advancing undergraduate public health and global health education. The online expansion was designed to increase capabilities for learning, sharing and interacting, and to serve as a resource hub for ASPPH members with undergraduate public health programs and for members of the Network. The site provides an interactive map; an opportunity to analyze Network member data via a dashboard developed by ASPPH using data from the National Center for Education Statistics; as well as resources and information about upcoming events.

In addition, we have launched a quarterly newsletter for Network news. To join the newsletter, please email undergraduatenetwork@aspph.org.

I hope these resources are helpful for those of you with undergrad Public Health or Global Health programs, or those of you thinking of launching programs.


Best,
Tracie

Tracie G. Seward, MA | Manager of Student Services

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health | www.aspph.org

1900 M Street, NW, Suite 710 | Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel: 202.296.1099, ext. 130 | Email: tseward@aspph.org

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/traciegseward | Twitter: @TIPHtracie

Join us at a THIS IS PUBLIC HEALTH GRAD SCHOOL FAIR this fall!

Can’t make it? Visit us at the SOPHAS VIRTUAL FAIRS: Sept 14, Nov 16, and Jan 19

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6.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) is sponsoring a Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, October 4&5, 2016.   

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Sincerely,

Cameron Stubbs

Admissions Counselor

The University of Mississippi

School of Pharmacy

P.O. Box 1848

1007 Thad Cochran Research Center

University, MS 38677

(662) 915-2437

hcstubbs@olemiss.edu

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7.   The American Student Dentist Association will be hosting a series of webinars for National Predental Week, Monday, October 3 through Thursday, October 4.   

Below are the webinars we will be hosting for National Predental Week. I would appreciate you circulating this to your students interested in pursuing dental school. We also are holding a webinar for those interested in an advanced standing program. Thank you!

So You Think You Know Dentistry?

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT
Register now 

Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

The Do's and Don'ts of the Dental School Interview

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT
Register now 

The interview. It's the last step in achieving your dental school dream. Now that you’ve put in the hard work studying for the DAT and submitting your application, let ASDA help. Panelists will discuss several strategies for success including:

The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

The Path to Becoming a U.S.-Trained Dentist

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
8:00–9:30 p.m. CDT
Register now 

The webinar will focus on tips for a successful application to dental school and career choices for international dentists who want to practice in the United States. The presenters will:

Brian Jones, membership development manager
American Student Dental Association

211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 700 | Chicago, IL 60611

312-440-2841 | ASDAnet.org


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8.  If you’re interested in applying to medical school, TODAY IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!  The 2017 MCAT test schedule calendar has been released!!  J  

From:  https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/mcat-testing-calendar-score-release-dates/

*All MCAT exams will begin at 8 a.m.

Test Date

Score Release Date

January 19

February 21

January 28

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9.  The Ohio State College of Optometry will be hosting an Admissions Visit Day on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  

See what's possible - Ohio State Optometry - Admissions Visit Day - April 2! 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Ohio State Optometry Admissions Visit Day

See what’s possible at The Ohio State University College of Optometry Visit Day on Saturday, October 15 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Visit Day offers a special opportunity to explore careers in optometry, tour our academic and clinical facilities, learn more about the admissions process, and meet with college faculty, students, administrators, and alumni. We encourage high school and college students, as well as alumni, practitioners, and academic advisors to attend this event.

Activities include college tours, admission and financial aid information sessions, optometry career panel presentations, and an opportunity to talk directly with current students, faculty, and alumni.  The college is located at 338 West Tenth Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. Please visit our directions page for map and parking information.

Reservations are requested for the event. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit http://go.osu.edu/visitday

Hope to see you and your students soon!

Justin

The Ohio State University
Justin Griest, MEd    Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Financial Aid
The Ohio State University College of Optometry
A426 Starling-Loving Hall | 338 W 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-8825 Office | 614-292-7493 Fax
griest.6@osu.edu   go.osu.edu/Justin

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10. Marginalia:  What type of person reads the books written by Dr. Eisen’s students?   

For example, allow me to introduce you to Jason, son of Victoria (Kronenwetter) Wood, a CBU alumna and former student of Dr. Eisen’s Biology of Addiction class.  (Notice the “All Creatures Small and Smaller” coloring book near him.)

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