Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2007.06, Week of February 12
It’s Chuckie’s Birthday: February 12, 1809!!
1. Events are SET for Charles Darwin’s 198th Birthday
Anniversary – the first-EVER Ape Olympic Triathlon!!
1. Events are SET for Charles Darwin’s 198th Birthday Anniversary – the first-EVER Ape Olympic Triathlon!!
On Monday, February 12, Beta Beta Beta, the Biology Honor Society will
sponsor the first ever Ape Olympic Triathlon in honor of Charles Darwin's
198th birthday anniversary. The events include the following:
The Biology Department will also be ordering a sheet
cake decorated with an image of the finches that Charles Darwin discovered on
Finches of the
Photos by Anna E. Ross
2. PREMED OF COLOR MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER- February 2007
PREMED OF COLOR MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER- February 2007
In this issue:
- How can I contribute information to the monthly Premed of Color E-Newsletter?
-2007 Premed of Color Community Service Scholarship- â€¨High school, community college, and college students. Deadline 4/2/2007.
- 11th Annual National Hispanic Medical Association Conference in San Antonio- 3/22/07-3/25/07.
- U.S./Mexico Border Health Scholars Program- MD/MPH, medical, public health, and other health professions degree programs.
- 6th annual Paul Ambrose Scholars Program- Med students, nursing students, pharmacy students, dental students, and PA students.- – Deadline 4/13/07.>
- Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunities- Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall. Make A Difference!- students.
- NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS--HSHPS 2007 Training Programs HSHPS/CDC- Deadline 2/15/07.
- 2007 Premedical Student Conferenceâ€¨Saturday, 3/31/2007 at
How can I contribute information to the monthly Premed of Color E-Newsletter?â€¨â€¨
Email the information you would like us to post to firstname.lastname@example.org .
2007 Premed of Color Community Service Scholarship- â€¨Deadline 4/2/2007.â€¨
of Color offers a scholarship to students nationwide who develop a community
service project plan that impacts underserved communities. The scholarships
• One (1) $500 scholarship for continuing students currently enrolled in a United States Highschool.
• One (1) $500 scholarship for continuing studennts currently enrolled in a community college.
• One (1) $500 scholarship for continuing students currently enrolled in a four-year university.
• Student must be aan underrepresented minority or come from a disadvantaged socioeconomic background.
• Student must demonstrate a commiitment of service to their community.
• Student must demonstrrate a commitment to pursuing a career in medicine.
• Studentt must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher at their school by the end of Winter 2006 term.
A completed application packet will include:
1. Application form (typed or written legibly in blue or black ink pen)
2. Official school transcripts
3. Recommendation form (from counselor or instructor)
4. Community service project plan statement
The completed application must be postmarked by Monday, April 2, 2007.
The Premed of Color Scholarship will be posted on Premedofcolor.org on 2/1/2007.
Dear NHMA friends and colleagues,
you today to personally invite you to our 11th Annual Conference in
pleased to announce that our conference will provide CME and CNE credits and
will feature many unique sessions and expert speakers on issues related to
Hispanic Health with top health leaders from across the nation and possibly
We invite you to view a DRAFT AGENDA at www.nhamd.org.
Opportunities For You:
webfirst. com/nhma/ event_2007. cfm
We look forward to seeing you soon and we ask that you pass this information on to all interested friends and colleagues!
Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
President & CEO
National Hispanic Medical Association
Faxe (202) 628-5898
of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)—the UT medical
schhool that serves the South Texas/Border Region—offers unnique field
experiences at the U.S.-Mexico Border for students enrolled in U.S. MD/MPH,
medical, public health, and other health professions degree programs. This
4-week elective is presented by the South Texas Environmental Education and
Research (STEER) program, based in
Several times each year, approximately 7 to 15 students from accredited health professions schools across the country are invited to join the Border Health Scholars Program. Participants study in either Laredo/Nuevo Laredo or Harlingen/Matamoros for 4 weeks, or they may combine these for an 8-week elective ("4+4" STEER Program) by enrolling in both locations. More than 300 health professions students from 30 states have participated in these 4-week experiences. Spanish is not required.
Most institutions grant 3-4 credits toward a medical degree, public health or other health professions degree, or cross-credits for an MD/MPH degree. We are happy to provide any information your school requires.
If you are interested
in international health, public health, or environmental health, this is an
unforgettable in vivo experience that will help you see new career
opportunities. You will learn from dozens of health practitioners in clinics
and hospitals, researchers, promotoras (community health workers), and
front-line public health workers on both sides of the Border. These dedicated
individuals face the challenges of emerging and re-emerging infectious
diseases, rapid growth and industrialization, poverty, lack of sanitation,
and water pollution. You will explore cultural differences that impact health
and medical practice, and learn about community-based research in childhood
asthma, diabetes and obesity. You will hear about a host of environmental
exposures, including pesticides among migrant farm workers, lead, mercury,
indoor air pollutants, mold, allergens, and exposures that can affect the
endocrine, nervous and respiratory systems. Experts from the CDC, U.S. Public
Health Service, and the State of
"Uniquely the best program I have attended in my academic career. It taught me invaluable information that will stick with me for a lifetime."
phenomenal 'eye opener.'"
Openings are available in the following 2007 sessions:
February 5 to
March 2 Laredo/Nuevo
Attached is an application and other information OR see our website http://steer.uthscsa.edu for more information. Contact us directly: email@example.com. STEER is directed by Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S., Professor, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Vice Chair for Community Medicine in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, UTHSCSA. Available activities vary with site and time of year.
Molina-Olvedaâ€¨Academic Coordinatorâ€¨South Texas Environmental Education
& Researchâ€¨University of
6th annual Paul Ambrose Scholars Program- Med students, nursing students, pharmacy students, dental students, and PA students. – Deadline 4/13/07.
Apply today for the 6th annual Paul Ambrose Scholars Program where you will develop skills and knowledge taught by our nation's experts to become an effective leader and change agent within your school and community.
What: The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program strives to engage graduate clinical student leaders in building new visions, models, and experiences for health professions education. Students are required to participate in two key aspects of the program: a three-day Symposium and a health promotion/disease prevention education project.
Who: (1) First- through fourth- year medical students, graduate nursing students, third- through fourth- year pharmacy students, graduate dental students, or graduate physician's assistant
students. Applicants must have the equivalent of five years of post-secondary education by May, 2007;
must be currently enrolled in a
When: June 21-24, 2007
Deadline:Applicatio ns are due by April 13, 2007
For information, application materials, and examples of past student projects, please visit the APTR web site at www.aptrweb. org and click on "Training Programs".
For questions or additional information, email training@aptrweb. org
or call (202)
Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunities- Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall
Make A Difference!
What is Unite
Volunteers Do?: The goal of Unite For Sight and its
partner eye clinics and communities is to create eye disease-free
communities. Unite For Sight's volunteers (local and visiting) work
with partner eye clinics to provide eye care in communities without previous
access. Visiting volunteers from
How Do I Apply? The application as well as complete details about Unite For Sight's international opportunities are available at http://www.uniteforsight.org/intl_volunteer/ Programs fill quickly - apply soon for summer positions!
Sight Film Online: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-424538484738181565&hl=en
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS--HSHPS 2007 Training Programs HSHPS/CDC- Deadline 2/15/07.
information check out the following link:
Premedical Conference for junior and senior premedical students. Students visit our facility and meet with faculty and medical students. Several workshops are included that focus on the admissions process, preparation for medical school, the MCAT, selecting a medical school, selection process, and life as a medical student.
This year the premedical conference has been scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. Students will have the opportunity to attend several workshops, interact with UTMB students and faculty, and tour the campus.
Registration deadline is Friday, February 23rd by 5 p.m.
information check out the following website:
The Office of Graduate Studies at
Mississippi State University invites students interested in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to participate in one of
TO: STEM Faculty Advisors
FROM: William A. Person, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
DATE: February 2007
SUBJECT: IMPETUS-PGE 2007
The Office of Graduate Studies would like to invite you
and your students to participate in one of
All departments in the STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are seeking students to participate in IMPETUS-PGE (see a list of all graduate degree offerings on our website at http://www.msstate.edu/dept/grad/programs.htm). All lodging accommodations, meals, and a stipend for transportation expenses will be provided for students. Please read the brochure for complete details and more information about IMPETUS-PGE at www.msstate.edu/dept/grad/impetus.
Our preference is to invite primarily seniors in the STEM areas with a GPA of 3.0 and above. All students are welcome to apply; however, participation is limited to no more than 50 students and by invitation only. Please enter the names and email addresses of the students you feel would benefit most from this experience on the attached form. Prospective students' names should be submitted no later than March 1, and you may submit up to ten (10) students who could benefit from participation in this event. Each prospective student will receive an email with instructions to complete the application process.
Faculty advisors are encouraged to attend at our expense (lodging, meals, and a small honorarium). If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 662-325-7400. Thank you for your support of this program.
The CBU Counseling Center, Alpha
Sigma Tau and Sigma Alpha Epsilon are sponsoring a forum on eating disorders
awareness on Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the
The presentation is entitled “Eating Disorders: Facts, Myths, and How to Help.” The speaker is Dr. Gina Prigoff, a clinical psychologist.
This forum is a preliminary event to Eating Disorders Awarness Week, co-sponsored at CBU by Alpha Sigma Tau and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Eating Disorders Awareness Week will be February 18 – 24.
For more information, contact:
The Integrative Graduate Education and Research
Training Program (IGERT) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) offers
Please: ANNOUNCE these opportunities in class,
FORWARD this email or POST it for students and colleagues.
Dr. Stan Eisen,
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html