Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2010.04, Week of February 1.
Gulls looking for lunch from the wake of Hermes, one of 4 research vessels owned and operated by the Gulf Coast Research Lab:
For more information about Joe Alfonso’s experience taking a summer course at the GCRL, please go to:
Table of Contents:
1. Events coming up.
1. Events coming up.
· Thursday, February 4: Getwell, a documentary about the Church Health Center, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 at Rhodes College, Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Church Health Center Founder and Executive Director Dr. Scott Morris will introduce the film and take questions about the future of healthcare.
· Friday, February 12: University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Allied Health will be sponsoring a Prospective Student Open House on Friday, February 12, 2010 – If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org . (See Article #2).
· Thursday, February 18: Presentation on the University of Memphis School of Public Health. The Masters programs in Public Health and Health Administration will be discussed. For more information, contact Shirl Sharpe, Academic Service Coordinator, University of Memphis School of Public Health, 208 Scates Hall, Memphis, TN 38152; Email: email@example.com ; Phone: 901-678-1710; Fax: 901-678-0372. The website is http://www.memphis.edu/sph ;
· Saturday, April 10: AACOM is hosting a Health Professions Recruitment Fair and Workshop in North Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday, April 10, 2010, 1 pm - 4 pm in conjunction with the AACOM Annual Meeting.
2. On Thursday, February 18, Shirl Sharpe, Academic Service Coordinator for the University of Memphis School of Public Health will be speaking on their Masters Programs in Public Health and of Health Administration.
From the home page of the University of Memphis School of
Public Health – Purpose, Vision and Mission:
Both programs Masters Public Health and Master of Health Administration are one our website at http://memphis.edu/sph
3. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine offers a 7-week long Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP).
Just a quick note to remind your students that the application deadline for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP) is March 1, 2010. The program is 7 weeks in length, includes travel, room/board and a $1,000 stipend. Hosted by the Office of Diversity Programs, SPAEP includes two levels of programming.
· Level I is for students who have not yet had organic chemistry (generally rising sophomores or juniors), and includes a classroom-based curriculum focusing on the basic science behind illnesses prevalent in underserved communities.
· Level II is a mentored lab research program. Areas of research available vary according to student interests. In addition, there are externally-funded positions available in autism and infectious disease research.
For those who are seeking summer opportunities, information and the link to the online application can be found at http://www.medschool.pitt.edu/future/future_03_spaep.asp.
Paula K. Davis, MA, Assistant Vice
4. Global Vision International (GVI) offers 5- to 20- week internships within the fields of environment and wildlife research.
Your students can gain valuable personal and professional development, fieldwork experience and new qualifications on Environmental & Wildlife Research internship with Global Vision International after or during their studies. Internships are available for periods from 5 to 20 weeks on a variety of GVI programs within the fields of environment and wildlife research.
GVI's Environmental & Wildlife Internships combine all the training and support included on any GVI program with additional support from a specific staff supervisor, weekly reviews, assessments, reflection periods and a final evaluation. Longer-term internships also allow applicants the opportunity to apply for paid or unpaid work overseas. Many university students also find these are a great way to spend their Year Abroad.
The Internship develops your student's practical research and field skills and their understanding of conservation. They may attain skills and experience essential to working within a research team such as (dependant on internship location):
These new and exciting GVI Research Internships really develop a students practical research skills, personnel management, teamwork, leadership and conservation knowledge and skills that would provide valuable practical experience and enhance their academic studies.
Please see the below links for examples of GVI's Environment & Wildlife Research Internships
I have also attached a PDF that provides further information on the wide range of internships currently available, please feel free to share this document. You can also visit http://www.gviusa.com/internships-abroad
Global Vision International
Over 150 critical conservation and humanitarian projects in over 40 countries rely on GVI for on the ground support, promotion and direct funding. GVI works locally with its partners to promote sustainable development through environment research, conservation and education. GVI participants benefit from exceptional support, training, internship and traineeship schemes. For more information about GVI visit www.gviusa.com
Career Opportunities in the field
GVI offers a large range of jobs, internships and other exciting field work placements in the fields of education, research, environmental management and wildlife research alongside its partner organisations in countries across the world. Candidates undertaking GVI internships or traineeship placements will be in a much stronger position to apply for paid field positions and many current GVI staff have obtained their positions in this way. More details can be seen on http://www.careersabroad.co.uk.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
5. ===AAMC STAT===, January 25, 2010 edition.
medicine responds to crisis in Haiti
AAMC is working with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help identify
specialty physicians willing to volunteer medical assistance to the people of
Haiti, as they recover from the devastating earthquake of Jan. 12. The
department is currently seeking trauma surgeons, orthopedists, and
anesthesiologists, or others with experience and capability treating crush
injuries. For more information, the HHS recommends individuals and
organizations contact www.cidi.org/incident/haiti-10a/.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter and survey to 31 hospitals requesting information about their experiences implementing health information technology (HIT) funded by the HIT program authorized in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The request was prompted by health care providers who had expressed concerns to Grassley about their experiences using the software that included interoperability problems, data errors, and difficulty in communicating these issues to vendors and administrators. Ofte n “gag orders” or non-disclosure clauses in HIT contracts prevent health care providers and hospitals from sharing information on product-related issues outside their facilities.
AspiringDocs.org campaign launches new comment board
Tuesday, the AspiringDocs.org
campaign will launch a comment board on its Web site for the Inspiring Stories series,
which features narratives from medical students and professionals.
Registrants will be able to make comments on their favorite stories, share
what inspires them, and network with other aspiring doctors. In
addition, the campaign recently launched a new Facebook page,
where followers can receive additional updates important to minorities in
AAMC has launched a new Twitter feed called AAMCtoday and
began making regular updates to the association’s Facebook fan
page. These new communication channels provide AAMC news and the latest
information on association events and publications.
6. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi is continuing its Summer Undergraduate Research
Experience for undergraduates who will begin their senior year in the fall of 2010.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of
Southern Mississippi is continuing its Summer Undergraduate Research
Experience for undergraduates who will begin their senior year in the
fall of 2010.
This program is designed to allow undergraduate students from other
universities with little or no research experience to conduct
graduate-level research on the USM campus in Hattiesburg under the
direction of a faculty member in the Department during the summer of 2010.
Fellowship recipients will receive a $4,500 stipend for the 10 week
summer session and paid on-campus lodging. Supplemental travel funds
are available for those traveling long distances. The program is
intended for students with an interest in chemistry or biochemistry
as a career. Students interested primarily in medical, pharmacy,
dental or other pre-professional schools are encouraged to look to
those schools for summer opportunities. Please note also that the
program is restricted to US citizens and permanent residents.
The faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at USM
are involved in a variety of research activities in the areas of
biochemistry, analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
Research laboratories in the Johnson Science Tower and Chain
Technology Center are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and
the faculty are experienced in including undergraduate researchers
alongside graduate and postdoctoral fellows in their research teams..
Participants will attend weekly research meetings and make a formal
presentation at the final minisymposium. Scheduled social activities
over the summer will include the opening reception, a Saturday canoe
trip, and the ending barbecue held the afternoon after the
minisymposium. The students will be provided with an information
packet by the Hattiesburg Visitors Bureau listing local and regional
activities such as golf courses, Gulf Coast beaches and islands, New
Orleans sites and activities, recreational sports, etc. In addition,
participants will have access to the USM Payne Center , a nationally
recognized fitness center.
For more information:
Ms. Sharon King (administrative assistant)
OFFICE: 601-266- 4711 601-266- 4711
Alvin Holder, Ph.D., MRSC, CChem
The University of Southern Mississippi
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
118 College Drive, Box # 5043
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Telephone: 601-266-4767 (office)
7. Applications are available for the Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals, a program hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for increasing the pool of underrepresented groups in its health profession programs.
Applications Available Now !!!!
Please apply online at www.utmem.edu/tip.
I am writing to inform that the Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) applications are now available at www.utmem.edu/tip (click the ‘Apply Now’ star). The applications must be completed, printed, and mailed to:
Tennessee Institutes for
It would be a great help to us if you could inform any underrepresented students of our online application. Please forward to all students who would benefit from our program.
TIP General Eligibility Criteria
For further information about TIP,
Please visit our website at www.utmem.edu/tip or contact our staff at 901-448-8772 or 800-998-8654.
Thornton, Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP)
8. Drexel University School of Public Health (Philadelphia, PA) is sponsoring an Open House for Prospective Graduate Students, February 20, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
8. Marginalia: Joe Alfonso’s experience taking a Marine Biology course at the Gulf Coast Research Lab last summer. (BTW, in case you’re interested, enrollment for this summer’s course has started.)
Dr. Stan Eisen,
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