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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2018.03, Week of September 3

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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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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:

 

 

For more information, please go to Campus events coming up.

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Campus events coming up.
2.  The 16th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University will be held on April 13-14, 2019.  
3.  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.  
4.  The Future Pharmacist:  Union University College of Pharmacy’s e-newsletter, August 2018 edition.  
5.  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.  
6.  Interested 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 Kirksville, MO. 

8.  Marginalia:  Dr. Eisen’s Parasitology class visits Vector Control Services to learn what Shelby County does to monitor and control mosquitoes.  

 

1. Campus 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. 

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Learn what to wear (and what not to wear) in a professional setting...on an interview, to your job, to your internship, and more. 

 

·        Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12-2 p.m. in the Canale Arena:  Graduate School Expo

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2.  The 16th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University will be held on April 13-14, 2019.  

Dear Colleague,

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.

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 13-14, 2019 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
16th annual conference

 

Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference
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 entrepreneurship.

Register for GHIC
 

 

 

Conference Schedule

Apply to Present

Innovation Prize

Learn from more than 250 speakers. See the confirmed 2019 conference speakers, including keynote speakers include Agnes Binagwaho, Joia Mukherjee, Sanjiv Chopra, Gary Cohen, and Jordan Levy.

Apply to present at the Global Health & Innovation Conference! August 31 is the first round abstract submission deadline.  Read more about the presentation opportunities and the abstract submission process.

The GHIC Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2019 Global Health & Innovation Conference.


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 For Sight.

 

3.  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 opportunity!

 

Website: http://www.southeasternmdphd.org/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/southeasternmdphd/timeline

Twitter Handle: @Semdphd

 

Best wishes,

Megan

 

-- 

 

Megan Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

221 Eskind Biomedical Library and Learning Center

Phone: (615) 875-9372

Pronouns: she/her/hers

https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/mstp/

 

 

4.  The Future Pharmacist:  Union University College of Pharmacy’s e-newsletter, August 2018 edition.  

 

 

Student News

 

 

  • 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!
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  • Jonathan 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.
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  • 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!”
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Interprofessional Education

 

 

IPE Collaboration with Meharry Medical College

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 drug-drug interaction.

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 students.

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.

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Missions

 

 

On Saturday, August 18th, faculty and students joined together to serve at the Care Center in downtown Jackson. The Care Center serves as a shelter for women and children in the Jackson area. Multiple work projects were completed inside the building and around the grounds, in order to serve this organization that is a vital part of our community.

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Events

 

 

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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.
Register Online!


Union University Freshmen Move-In Day

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Watch Video

 

 

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Dr. Sheila Mitchell
Founding Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Union University

 

 

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5.  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.  

 

 

6.  Interested in Occupational Therapy?  Attend the upcoming Occupational Virtual Fair on September 19. 

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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 Kirksville, MO. 

Good morning!

 

When 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.

 

However, 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". 


The 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 curriculum.

 

All my best!
Andrea

 

 

Andrea O'Brien, MS

 

Director, Admissions-Residential
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
800 W. Jefferson Street

Kirksville, MO 63501
866-626-2878, x2237 Toll Free

660-626-2034 Office
660-626-2969 Fax
alobrien@atsu.edu 

http://www.atsu.edu/learn

 

"You have never truly lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." ~ Unknown

 

 

8.  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, Georgia. 

2018 Careers in Science and Medicine: Workshops and Recruitment Fair

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia

Event Timeline
12:30 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

Event Information:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/event/careers-science-and-medicine-workshops-and-mento-2/

Event Registration:

https://surveys.aamc.org/se/7C7E87CB6F77377F

Who should attend?

Anyone considering careers in biomedical research (PhD and MD-PhD) and medicine (MD):

- College and high school students
- Post-bacs and lab techs

Also invited:
- Parents
- Pre-health advisors
- School and college administrators

Why attend?

• Learn about MD, PhD, and MD-PhD programs and meet program directors and administrators from across the country

• Learn about AAMC Services (MCAT/AMCAS/AspiringDocs and SHPEP, etc.)

• Learn about summer research programs and post-baccalaureate research programs

• Hear about the life of PhD and MD-PhD students

• Participate in mentoring session with PhD and MD-PhD program leaders and trainees, and AAMC services staff

Feel free to contact me if questions.

Irena Tartakovsky, M.D., M.S.
Director, Constituent Engagement
Association of American Medical Colleges
Tel: 202-862-6134
itartakovsky@aamc.org

 

8.  Marginalia:  Dr. Eisen’s Parasitology class visits Vector Control Services to learn what Shelby County does to monitor and control mosquitoes.  

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:

Linda Razany 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 million deaths.[1]

Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include: malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever,[1] filariasis, tularemia, dirofilariasis, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis,[2] Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Ross River fever, Barmah Forest fever, La Crosse encephalitis, and Zika fever.[2]

 

 

 

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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