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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2016.06, Week of September 26   

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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 Zoo has 23 South African penguins.  Thumper is one of them.

 

 

For more information about Thumper, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up. 
2.  Federal funding alert from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM):  NIH Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Extramural Loan Repayment Programs.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 19, 2016 edition.  
4.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 19th.
  
5.  A gentle reminder about the upcoming Pharmacy School Virtual Fair, October 4-5, 2016.  
6.  The Wolf River Conservancy presents a Summer Lecture:  “Hometown Habitat:  Stories of Bringing Nature Home”, Documentary by Catherine Zimmerman, Monday, September 26. 
7.  ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDental Newsletter:  Interview Preparation.   

8.  Marginalia:  The Memphis Zoo has 23 South African penguins.  Thumper is one of them. 

 

1.  Events coming up. 

·         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.  Federal funding alert from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM):  NIH Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Extramural Loan Repayment Programs.  

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NIH Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Extramural Loan Repayment Programs

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

(September 16, 2016) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently accepting applications for its fiscal year (FY) 2017 Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).  The NIH LRPs are designed to recruit and retain highly-qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers.  The NIH may repay up to $35,000 of qualified student loan debt (including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans) per year for each awardee, in exchange for the commitment of conducting qualifying research for at least 50 percent of his/her time.  The required service obligation equals at least 20 hours per week (based on a 40-hour week) for two years on new contracts, and for one or two years on renewal contracts.  These loan repayment benefits are made in addition to the institutional salaries awardees receive for their research.

There are five Extramural LRPs that applicants may be eligible for; applicants may submit only one LRP application even though the research may be appropriate for more than one of the following programs:

  • Clinical Research
  • Pediatric Research
  • Health Disparities Research
  • Contraception and Infertility Research
  • Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

A complete online application must be submitted by November 15, 2016.  To apply, please visit: https://www.lrp.nih.gov/apply

Please note:  The NIH LRP has a new Online Application System portal.  Therefore, all users, including those who had an account in the past, must create an account in the new portal before beginning the application process.  To create an account, please visit: https://www.lrp.nih.gov/oas-welcome.    

To be eligible for NIH Extramural LRPs, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident of the U.S by the LRP award start date;
  • Have a health professional doctoral degree (MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, PsyD, DDS, DMD, DPM, DC, ND, OD, DVM, or equivalent doctoral degree) from an accredited institution;
  • Have total qualified educational debt equal to or in excess of 20 percent of his/her institutional base salary at the time of award.  Please review the loan information page for details. Renewal applicants are not required to satisfy the 20 percent debt-to-income requirement; 
  • Engage in qualified research that is not prohibited by federal, state, or local laws and regulations or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the NIH.  Qualified research must consume an average of at least 20 hours per week during each quarterly service period during the contract, which is two years for the initial contract;
  • Have support for his/her research by a domestic non-profit foundation, university, professional association, or other non-profit institution, or a U.S. government agency (federal, state, or local).  A domestic foundation, professional association, or institution is considered to be non-profit if exempt from federal tax under the provisions of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 501).

For detailed information regarding eligibility requirements, please visit the NIH LRP eligibility webpage

Interested applicants may contact the LRP Information Center via phone at 1-866-849-4047 or email lrp@nih.gov, Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET, for specific questions.  In addition, the following resources are available to assist individuals in the NIH LRP application process:

 

 

 

 

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3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 19, 2016 edition.  

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

September 19, 2016

AAMC Publishes Results of Residency Program Director Survey, Interview Guide

The AAMC has developed new resources as part of a growing portfolio to support residency applicants and program directors. Under the Optimizing Graduate Medical Education initiative, a new report, Results of the 2016 Program Directors Survey, shares feedback from a national survey of residency program directors that assesses the selection process, identifies information gaps, and examines pain points experienced in the process. The AAMC has also published Best Practices for Conducting Residency Program Interviews to provide an overview of interview practices and processes that program directors can implement to improve consistency and better predict resident performance.

MedEdPORTAL® Launches Lifestyle Medicine Collection

MedEdPORTAL, a free, online publication for health professions educators, and the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd) have collaborated on a first-of-its-kind collection for medical educators to develop a lifestyle medicine curriculum. Lifestyle medicine incorporates a scientific evidence-based approach to improving health and reducing the risk of disease through nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction, sleep, and other lifestyle interventions. A free webinar hosted by LMEd on Sept. 20 will explore the new collection and provide additional background on this new offering for medical educators (an archived recording will be available here).

Health Professions Week Offers Opportunities for Students Interested in Health Careers

The AAMC and more than a dozen health professions associations are participating in 2016 Health Professions Week, Sept. 26–30. The free, week-long event is aimed at high school and college students interested in a career in health and will include campus outreach events and two virtual fairs. Students will have an opportunity to learn about the roles and responsibilities of each profession, meet with health care practitioners, and receive information about the educational requirements for each career. For more information and to register, click here.

Blue Ribbon Panel Releases Cancer Moonshot Report

A blue ribbon panel of experts has released a report of 10 research recommendations for the Cancer Moonshot, Vice President Biden's ambitious effort to accelerate cancer research and cures. The Cancer Moonshot Task Force will release a report later this fall about policy barriers to the research, including federal-funding models and data sharing. Doug Lowy, MD, acting director of the National Institute of Health's National Cancer Institute, and Danielle Carnival, PhD, chief of staff and senior policy director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, will present a session at Learn Serve Lead about opportunities for the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals to engage with the Cancer Moonshot initiative.

On the Move

The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) has named Matthew Bailey as the organization's new president, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Currently serving as executive vice president, Bailey will succeed Frankie Trull, founding president, who will retire Dec. 31.

 

4.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 19th.  

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 19th. The event will start at 8:00a in our new Student Center and conclude around 1:30p. Attendees will be provided a tour of campus, which will include the Anatomy lab, Clinical Evaluation Center, Classrooms, and other facilities. We will also provide presentations on Osteopathic Principles and Practices and our Curriculum. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

 

Anyone who is interested in Osteopathic Medicine and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is welcome to attend. Please share this information about our event. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Click on the link to register: https://goo.gl/L1IqT1

 

Kind regards,

 

Julian Arbaugh, MBA

Admissions Counselor, Sr.

WV School of Osteopathic Medicine

400 N Lee Street Lewisburg, WV 24901

304.793.6827

www.wvsom.edu

 

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5.  A gentle reminder about the upcoming Pharmacy School Virtual Fair, October 4-5, 2016.  

Subject: Pharmacy School Virtual Fair!

 

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Join us for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (ACCP) Virtual Pharmacy School Fair October 4-5, 2016!

Chat live with the admissions manager and student ambassadors from the College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to find out:

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  • tips on our admissions process
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One session even has a chat with the dean!

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6.  The Wolf River Conservancy presents a Summer Lecture:  “Hometown Habitat:  Stories of Bringing Nature Home”, Documentary by Catherine Zimmerman, Monday, September 26. 

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Summer Lecture Series Presented by Buckman
"Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home"

Documentary by Catherine Zimmerman

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Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home inspires stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping and shows how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits. The documentary features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species lost. 

The goal of the film: To build a new army of habitat heroes! 

Come join us for our final Summer Lecture Series event of 2016!

Monday, September 26th
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Road
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Admission: Free for WRC and MBG Members
$5 for Non-Members

This 90 minute film will begin promptly at 6:30 PM.
 

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7.  ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDental Newsletter:  Interview Preparation.   

 

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Practitioner Profile: Continuing Education Opens Doors in the Dental Professions

From dental assistant to the Dean of Health Sciences, dental hygienist Lisa M. Baker, M.S., RDH, CDA, credits all the open career doors she’s encountered to the decision to further her education. Now her focus is on giving back to future dental and dental hygiene students through the development of programs and services that will ensure their success. “There is no greater feeling than being a part of someone else achieving their dream of becoming a health professional,” says Prof. Baker during a recent sit down with the ADEA GoDental team. 

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8.  Marginalia:  The Memphis Zoo has 23 South African penguins.  Thumper is one of them. 

 

 

This is Thumper, one of the 23 South African penguins at the Memphis Zoo. He's really a nice guy...usually. He likes to be held and petted...most of the time, and he doesn't bite...too much. Sadly, he's the runt of the flock and he suffers the indignity of occasionally being pecked on the head by the other penguins.

There is some evidence that he's a bit retarded. It takes him a while to realize that the things that the keeper is tossing into the pool or holding right in front of his face really are fish to eat.

To what do we ascribe his retardedness? Well, there is evidence that he is the offspring of an incestuous relationship between his mother and one of his older brothers.

P.S.:  The guy holding Thumper could be Ernest Hemingway…or maybe not.

 

 

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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