Campus events coming up.
2. The 16th
Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University will be
held on April 13-14, 2019.
year’s Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium, a conference for MD/PhD
candidates, MD candidates with an interest in research, and interested
undergraduate students will be held at Vanderbilt University (Nashville) on
November 11-12, 2018.
4. The Future
Pharmacist: Union University College
of Pharmacy’s e-newsletter, August 2018 edition.
Guide, A Supplement to What Should I Call YOU: Faculty Modeling Vanderbilt’s Commitment to
Gender Inclusivity and Awareness, from the Vanderbilt English Language Center.
in Occupational Therapy? Attend the
upcoming Occupational Virtual Fair on September 19.
7. In answer to
the question, “Which discipline should I select for my major?”, here’s as reply from the Director of
Admissions-Residential of A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in
8. Marginalia: Dr. Eisen’s Parasitology
class visits Vector Control Services to learn what Shelby County does to
monitor and control mosquitoes.
events coming up.
Thursday, September 20, 2018: First Impressions: What Not To Wear, 09/20/2018, 12:30 PM to 1:30
PM, Sabbatini Lounge, featuring CBU faculty as models.
Learn what to wear (and what not to wear) in a
professional setting...on an interview, to your job, to your internship, and
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12-2 p.m. in the Canale Arena:
Graduate School Expo
The 16th Annual Global Health &
Innovation Conference at Yale University will be held on April 13-14,
We hope to see you and your colleagues at the upcoming 16th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale
on April 13-14, 2019, which is the world’s largest and leading global
health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference. Register during August for a highly reduced
registration rate (50% lower than the regular rate).
Confirmed speakers to date: Learn from more than 250 speakers who
are committed to effective, responsible programs in health, development,
entrepreneurship, and education. See the confirmed 2019 conference speakers to date,
including keynote speakers Agnes Binagwaho, Joia Mukherjee, Sanjiv Chopra,
Gary Cohen, and Jordan Levy.
Call for Abstracts: Abstracts are currently being accepted for
research presentations, program presentations, and for the social impact
pitch presentations, including submissions for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC
Innovation Prize. The first abstract deadline is August 31. For those
submitting a research or program abstract, October 15th is the final deadline.
Health & Innovation Conference
April 13-14, 2019 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
16th annual conference
Register for the Global Health & Innovation
by August 31 for 50% off the registration rate.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14,
2019, is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well
as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000
professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries.
This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all
sectors of global health, international development, and social
Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial
interests and committed to promoting high-quality care for all. The
Global Health & Innovation Conference is presented annually by Unite
This year’s Southeastern Medical Scientist
Symposium, a conference for MD/PhD candidates, MD candidates with an
interest in research, and interested undergraduate students will be held at
Vanderbilt University (Nashville) on November 11-12, 2018.
I am the Assistant Director for the MD/PhD program at
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and I direct the admissions
process and recruiting efforts for our program. I am e-mailing
about an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students interested in a
career as a physician-scientist. The Southeastern
Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) is a conference for MD/PhD
candidates, MD candidates with an interest in research, and interested
undergraduate students hosted by Vanderbilt, Emory and UAB. This year the
conference will occur on November 10-11 in Nashville, TN. We
will have a number of useful career development workshops, an opportunity
to present a poster or give an oral presentation, and networking
opportunities to meet with MD/PhD program directors from all schools and
current MD/PhD students. Please pass this on to your students who might be
interested. I’ve attached a flier with details regarding the conference and
links to our social media pages with additional details. Registration for
the conference is currently open and early bird registration ends September
1. Undergraduate students presenting their research may apply for
competitive travel awards by September 15, 2018. Please also feel free to
give my information to anyone who has questions about the conference and
their eligibility. We hope many of your students will join us for this exciting
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/southeasternmdphd/timeline
Twitter Handle: @Semdphd
Megan Williams, Ph.D.
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
221 Eskind Biomedical Library and
Phone: (615) 875-9372
The Future Pharmacist:
Union University College of Pharmacy’s e-newsletter, August 2018
- Welcome Class of 2022!
After the first day of class, P1s-P4s enjoyed a great evening of
bowling and spending time together. We also had a chance to
spend more time with our new students during our annual COP
Picnic & Ice Cream Social. We are so excited to partner with
this new class on this journey!
Moody (P3), along with Dr. Jared Gabbert, a PGY-1 resident at Vanderbilt,
presented on “Burnout in Pharmacy: Shining the Light on a
Lurking Issue” at the TPA Emerging Leaders Program held in
Franklin, TN. Dr. Mark Sullivan, the executive director of
pharmacy operations for Vanderbilt University Hospital, mentored
Jonathan and Jared as they prepared for this weekend. This
program is targeted at students and new practitioners just out
of school. The topics were related to standing out in the
profession through leadership opportunities. We also had a
number of our students attend.
- Prescription drug abuse
is very real and relevant in Tennessee. Tennessee pharmacists,
health care providers, and law makers are working together to
fight prescription drug abuse. Now with the Count it! Lock It!
Drop It! Drug Drop Boxes, patients and the community can join in
this fight. The Count it! Lock it! Drop it! Program offers tips
to avoid prescription drug misuse and provides a safe location
to return unused medicines at a practical site, the pharmacy
where the medications were originally obtained.
Brianna Douglas, P2 student, interns at Phipps Pharmacy
in McKenzie, Tennessee. She and Dr. Jay Phipps, pharmacy owner,
applied for and received a grant co-sponsored by the Tennessee
Pharmacists Association and Count it! Lock it! Drop it! to place a drug drop box in their pharmacy.
When asked why it was important to her to apply for this grant,
Brianna said “I am thankful to intern at Phipps Pharmacy where
Dr. Jay Phipps and the entire staff allowed me to advocate for
my hometown community on the need for a drug drop-off box. I am
excited to see how this Count It! Lock It! Drop it! Box will
help not only my hometown of McKenzie, but Tennessee as a whole
fight back against prescription drug abuse!”
IPE Collaboration with Meharry
On Tuesday, August 21st, third-year
pharmacy students participated in a simulation activity with
second-year medical students from Meharry
Medical College. Students were assigned to medical teams and each
team had an opportunity to both participate in the simulation
exercise and to observe their colleagues; thereby exposing students
to two separate patient case scenarios. Both of the cases involved
bleeding patients who were in significant pain after trauma, one case
involved a bleeding disorder and the other was complicated by a
Pharmacy students were able to observe medical
students obtain patient information, perform
a physical exam and order labs and tests to aid in assessing and
diagnosing the patient. Collaboration began as the healthcare
students on the interprofessional teams
discussed any additional patient information needed to help determine
appropriate medication therapy. Collaboration continued as pharmacy
students were then able to provide therapeutic recommendations to
help stop the bleeding and to provide pain control for the patient.
Pharmacy students assisted with dosing and administration
recommendations and they provided drug information to the medical
A debriefing session was conducted the following day
with facilitation led by Dr. Digna Forbes
of Meharry and Dr. Kim Lindsey-Goodrich
from Union. Constructive feedback was provided on student clinical
performance as well as interprofessional
interactions. When students were given the opportunity to provide
their feedback, the overall consensus was that the simulation was a
beneficial learning activity. The students enjoyed the opportunity to
work together and learning more about their own and each other’s
rolls and responsibilities. In fact, one medical student stated that
she gained a better understanding of what pharmacists can contribute.
Three pharmacy students shared their thoughts during the debriefing
session. Riley Pitts said that she enjoyed seeing the difference in
expectations of medical students versus pharmacy students and that
she “liked that we had an opportunity to observe the medical students
collect a history and physical,” especially since she sees this
information frequently in medical charts. Jenna Summerlin
stated that she “appreciated learning what medical students and
future physicians expected of pharmacists so we can better prepare
ourselves for future interactions.” One of the main take-aways of Drew Wells was “the amount of respect
demonstrated by both groups of healthcare professional students.”
Student feedback on written evaluations will also be reviewed and
used to develop future simulations with medical students from Meharry Medical College.
Heart Heroes 5K
October 8th at 6 pm
The American Pharmacists Association - Academy of
Student Pharmacists chapter of Union University College of
Pharmacy would love to see you at our 5K to promote heart health
awareness! Come join us for this fun event and fundraiser! All net
proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association.
Union University Freshmen
are always excited about helping with this day! This year, the UUCOP
set up a water tent and was assisted by undergraduate student leaders
in handing out water to freshmen and parents. We also had several
faculty and staff members help students move in to their dorm. Our
very own, Dr. Jodi Taylor was interviewed by our local television
station regarding the fact that faculty members assist with move-in
day. Welcome to all of our students!
Dr. Sheila Mitchell
Founding Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Union University
Pronoun Guide, A Supplement to What Should I
Call YOU: Faculty Modeling
Vanderbilt’s Commitment to Gender Inclusivity and Awareness, from the
Vanderbilt English Language Center.
Interested in Occupational Therapy? Attend the upcoming Occupational
Virtual Fair on September 19.
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Virtual Fair on September 19th
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In answer to the question, “Which discipline
should I select for my major?”, here’s as reply from
the Director of Admissions-Residential of A.T. Still University of Health
Sciences in Kirksville, MO.
I read the various posts about this topic, it makes me think about the dire
need for more mental health professionals in this country, and more medical
professionals who understand the inter-relation between mental and physical
health. Students who have a background in psychology, public health, or other
social sciences do tend to present themselves with a higher understanding and
compassion for those with more mental health conditions. Those with
economics/business degrees or management experience are able to more
easily navigate the administrative side of medical practices. A student we
admitted with an art degree would draw incredibly detailed anatomical muscle
structures that helped him and his classmates study the subject better. We
had a med student who graduated with a master's degree in violin and played
with the Boston Symphony be one of our strongest students in Biochemistry,
tutored his classmates in the subject, and was revered by his classmates for
his brilliance. It can be done.
when students have only taken the bare minimum number of pre-requisites for
med school, they could be setting themselves up for a very hard road getting acclimated
to the tremendously difficult, science-laden curriculum they will have as a
med student. If they have relied on a high GPA from their non-science major
plus the pre-requisite science courses for their science GPA, their science
foundation may still be lacking compared to the other applicants and peers
(if they get admitted). That student may find that the pace they can drink
from a proverbial water fountain in college is much different than
"drinking from Niagara Falls".
pre-requisites that med schools have in place are to ensure that the students
we consider for medical school (or other professional programs) have shown
competency and have a starting point for their science foundation. Most med
students that are admitted did graduate with a hard science major, and
therefore, have a significant number of upper level science courses under
their belts. When files are screened, we enjoy seeing that diversity
where students major in something they are also passionate about outside of
medicine, and can then bring those different viewpoints. It definitely
provides a variety of perspectives and experiences to the table when
discussing journal articles, cases, and scenarios. That being said, students
that do not have a hard science major will need to work diligently to not
just take the minimum number of pre-requisite courses, but to also take
several additional upper level science courses. This will help them develop a
much firmer foundation of science to prepare themselves
for the med school curriculum. I would never discourage a student from
majoring in something other than the sciences if they truly have a passion
for that area as well, and want more background in it. But, I also always
advise to tack on those additional hard science courses so they are fully
ready when it comes time to apply (and start) their health professions
Andrea O'Brien, MS
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
800 W. Jefferson Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
866-626-2878, x2237 Toll Free
"You have never truly lived until you have done something
for someone who can never repay you." ~ Unknown
The Association of American Medical
Colleges announces its 2018 Careers in Science and Medicine: Workshops and Recruitment Fair, Saturday,
September 29, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead in Atlanta,
Careers in Science and Medicine: Workshops and Recruitment Fair
September 29, 2018, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Atlanta Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
p.m. – 1:30pm High School/College/Parents/Advisors Registration
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshops
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Recruitment Fair
careers in biomedical research (PhD and MD-PhD) and medicine (MD):
and high school students
- Post-bacs and lab techs
- Pre-health advisors
- School and college administrators
about MD, PhD, and MD-PhD programs and meet program directors and administrators
from across the country
about AAMC Services (MCAT/AMCAS/AspiringDocs and SHPEP,
about summer research programs and post-baccalaureate research programs
• Hear about
the life of PhD and MD-PhD students
in mentoring session with PhD and MD-PhD program leaders and trainees, and
AAMC services staff
to contact me if questions.
Irena Tartakovsky, M.D., M.S.
Director, Constituent Engagement
Association of American Medical Colleges
Dr. Eisen’s Parasitology class visits Vector
Control Services to learn what Shelby County does to monitor and control
Cheryl Clausel is a CBU alumna, currently
working on her Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the University of Memphis while Entomologist
for the Shelby County Health Department Vector Control Services. She was our guide on a tour of the Vector
Control facilities on Central Avenue, just two doors down from CBU:
inspecting a sample of larvae:
Stephanie Lara-Montiel inspecting a sample of larvae while Benjamin Smith,
Fernando Salazar, and Eduardo Urbina listen to Ms. Clausel
describe collection techniques.
Jeffrey Lee (Rhodes College) and
Jasmine Winebarger looking at live traps as Ms. Clausel
describes how they’re used.
By the way, here’s a list of
diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquito-borne_disease :
Mosquito-borne diseases or mosquito-borne illnesses
are diseases caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites transmitted by mosquitoes.
They can transmit disease without being affected themselves. Nearly 700
million people get a mosquito-borne illness each year resulting in over one
Diseases transmitted by
mosquitoes include: malaria, dengue, West
Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow
fever, filariasis, tularemia,
dirofilariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis,
Ross River fever, Barmah Forest fever,
La Crosse encephalitis, and Zika fever.