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Caduceus Newsletter:   Fall 2016.07, Week of October 3, Post-2016 Graduate School Fair Special Edition

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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/ 

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Eisen’s Believe It or Not:

 

When it comes to applying to healthcare-related programs, name and face recognition WILL help when it’s time for you to apply.

 

 

Hailey McKinney (L) talking with Aven Humphreys (R), Director of Admissions for Union University’s School of Pharmacy.

 

For more photos, please see Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up. 
2.  The 2016 Biomedical Research Symposium will be held on October 7, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. in the Marlo Thomas Center GEC Auditorium, Room IA1011, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The topic will be “Epigenetics in Development and Cancer”. 

The following healthcare-related programs were represented at the Graduate School Expo held on Thursday, September 23, 2016 in the Canale Arena:

3.  Union University’s School of Social Work.  (Lest you think that social work has nothing to do with healthcare, allow me to remind you that there is such a profession as “Licensed Clinical Oncology Social Worker”, whose practitioners provide psychosocial services to cancer patients.
4.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals. 
5.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Summer Research Scholars. 
6.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Master of Cytopathology Practice for Certification in Cytotechnology and Histotechnology. 
7.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Masters program in Medical Laboratory Science. 
8.  Samford University (Birmingham, AL) McWhorter School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. program.  
9.  Southern College of Optometry. 
10.  University of Memphis School of Public Health Master of Public Health. 
11.  University of Memphis School of Public Health Master of Health Administration. 
12.  Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. 
13.  Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) School of Nursing. 
14.  William Carey University (Hattiesburg, MS) College of Osteopathic Medicine DO Program. 
15.  William Carey University (Hattiesburg, MS) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  

16.  Received this week. 

17.  Marginalia:  Eisen’s Believe It or Not:  When it comes to applying to healthcare-related programs, name and face recognition WILL help when it’s time for you to apply, OR, Pictures at an Exhibition.   

 

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. 

·         Friday, October 7, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.:  The 2016 Biomedical Research Symposium will be held on October 7, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. in the Marlo Thomas Center GEC Auditorium, Room IA1011, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The topic will be “Epigenetics in Development and Cancer”.  For more information, please go to Article #2.  

·         November 1, 2016 and November 29, 2016:  Adulting 101 – CBU Life after College:  Money matters, or, What you didn’t learn in the classroom.

·         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. 

·         Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 217 Robison Hall, University of Memphis:  Health Systems Management & Policy Open House

 

2.  The 2016 Biomedical Research Symposium will be held on October 7, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. in the Marlo Thomas Center GEC Auditorium, Room IA1011, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The topic will be “Epigenetics in Development and Cancer”. 

From Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald:

The 2016 Biomedical Research Symposium will be held on October 7, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. in the Marlo Thomas Center GEC Auditorium, Room IA1011, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The topic will be “Epigenetics in Development and Cancer,” and the symposium will be hosted by Drs. Charles Mullighan and Martine Roussel.

 

The stellar group of internationally renowned scientists that will participate include:

1. Robert A. Copeland, PhD – Epizyme Inc. (“Tazemetostat – A First-in-Class Inhibitor of EZH2”)

2. Mark A. Dawson, PhD – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre ("Placing BETs on hold in acute myeloid leukaemia")

3. Andrew P. Feinberg, MD, MPH – Johns Hopkins University (“Epigenetic Modulators, Modifiers, and Mediators in Cancer Etiology and Progression”)

4. Kristian Helin, PhD – Biotech Research & Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen (“Histone methylation in transcription regulation, differentiation, and cancer”)

5. Tony Kouzarides, FMedSci, FRS – The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge (“Epigenetic modifications: Their function and role in cancer”)

6. Danny Reinberg, PhD – New York University School of Medicine (“Epigenetics: One Genome, Multiple Phenotypes”)

7. Ali Shilatifard, PhD – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (“Enhancer Malfunction in Cancer”)

8. Richard A. Young, PhD – The Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“Development and Disease: The View from Chromosome Neighborhoods”)

 

Registration is open for the conference and post celebration until September 22, 2016. Pre-registration is required to attend each event. The post celebration will be held at The Madison from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Attendance is limited, so please register today to reserve your spot.

 

https://www.stjude.org/education-training/advanced-training/seminars-symposia/biomedical-research-symposium.html

 

 

The following healthcare-related programs were represented at the Graduate School Expo held on Thursday, September 23, 2016 in the Canale Arena.

 

3.  Union University’s School of Social Work.  (Lest you think that social work has nothing to do with healthcare, allow me to remind you that there is such a profession as “Licensed Clinical Oncology Social Worker”, whose practitioners provide psychosocial services to cancer patients.

 

4.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals. 

 

5.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Summer Research Scholars. 

 

6.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Master of Cytopathology Practice for Certification in Cytotechnology and Histotechnology. 

 

7.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Masters program in Medical Laboratory Science. 

 

8.  Samford University (Birmingham, AL) McWhorter School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. program.  

 

9.  Southern College of Optometry. 

 

10.  University of Memphis School of Public Health Master of Public Health. 

 

11.  University of Memphis School of Public Health Master of Health Administration. 

 

12.  Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. 

 

13.  Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) School of Nursing. 

 

14.  William Carey University (Hattiesburg, MS) College of Osteopathic Medicine DO Program. 

 

15.  William Carey University (Hattiesburg, MS) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  

 

16.  Received this week. 

·         University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Viewbook – “Leading the Way”

·         University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing Viewbook

·         University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Graduate Sciences Viewbook

·         Washington University (St. Louis, MO) Brown School Master of Public Health Program

·         University of Tennessee College of Dentistry Admissions Information, and Frequently Asked Questions booklets

·         Barry University (Miami, FL) School of Podiatric Medicine Viewbook

 

17.  Marginalia:  Eisen’s Believe It or Not:  When it comes to applying to healthcare-related programs, name and face recognition WILL help when it’s time for you to apply, OR, Pictures at an Exhibition.   

 

The overview.  You’ll notice in the foreground a model of a bone.  That is the desk for Barry University’s School of Podiatry, represented by Michael Hankins, CBU alum and current 4th year student at Barry University. 

Kristy Lee Taylor, representing the local Kaplan MCAT Prep course.

Dr. Marian Levy and Shirl Sharp, representing the University of Memphis School of Public Health

Hailey McKinney (L), conversing with Ms. Aven Humphreys, Director of Admissions for the Union University School of Pharmacy

Dr. Linda Pifer, Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, in the foreground

Nelson Strother, Associate Dean for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, always draws a crowd.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn2-b_opVTo )

The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Hattiesburg, MS, about 300 miles south of Memphis.

 

 

 

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