1. Events coming up.
University of Tennessee College of
Pharmacy is hosting the inaugural 4-mile Race
for the Summitt on Saturday, March 23, to raise
funds for the Pat Summitt Foundation, which seeks
to promote education and research for Alzheimer’s Disease.
STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 18,
4. Trinity School of
Medicine, located in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, offers an alternative
for individuals in medical school.
5. The question
posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was “Which medical schools offer a sports
6. Mussel Glue
Could Help Repair Birth Defects, from ScienceMag.org.
7. Wolf River
Conservancy February 2013 E-newsletter.
8. The Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House on Saturday,
March 9, 2013.
9. Shelby Farms
Park is a People-Powered Park.
10. Marginalia: Ya know, a casual
sexual encounter during Spring Break, or at any time, really, may not be in
your best interest. Here are some reasons why.
February 26: Biology Seminar
poster session, starting at 12:30 p.m. in CW 105;
February 26 and Wednesday, February 27: UT students from every discipline -
Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health, and even Graduate
School - have teamed up to organize an inter-professional, campus-wide
Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive with DeleteBloodCancer.
The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk
College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) will be hosting an Open House
on Saturday, March 16;
The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is hosting the
inaugural 4-mile Race for the Summitt on Saturday, March 23, to raise funds for the
Pat Summitt Foundation. For more information, please see Article
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is hosting the inaugural 4-mile Race for the Summitt
on Saturday, March 23, to raise funds for the Pat Summitt
Foundation, which seeks to promote education and research for Alzheimer’s
My name is Mythili Chunduru and I am a student at the UT College
of Pharmacy. I'm contacting you to ask if your campus has a pre-health
society that is looking to do some community service events or if you would
be willing to forward this message to interested students. Please contact me
if you have any questions. I am happy to answer them. Thanks!
Dear CBU Students,
The American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student
Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) chapter at the University of
Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) is hosting the inaugural 4-mile Race for the Summitt on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Memphis.
The purpose of this race is to raise funds for the Pat Summitt
Foundation, which seeks to promote education and research for Alzheimer’s
Currently, we are in the process of recruiting volunteers to help out at the water stations, food distribution, directions, etc on 3/23. Also, you get a
for participating! If you are interested, please sign up on the google doc with the link provided:
If you would rather donate or run, please use
This race would not be possible without your help and
support! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
Thanks in advance for your service and generosity,
Candidate, Class of 2015
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Race for the Summitt Committee
STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February
18, 2013 issue.
News from the
Association of American Medical Colleges
Schools, Teaching Hospitals Team with Patient Groups to Warn
Congress About Sequestration Cuts
• Letters to Congress Describe Cuts to Medical Research,
• AAMC 2012 Annual Report Now Available Online
• Web Portal Launched for AAMC Leadership Development Offerings
• AAMC Updates Guide on New Teaching Hospital Requirements
• On the Move
Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals
Team with Patient Groups to Warn Congress About Sequestration Cuts
The AAMC was joined by 12 leading patient advocacy organizations in an ad
campaign urging Congress to avoid the devastating cuts to National
Institutes of Health (NIH) funding that could come as part of the
sequester. Running in Washington, D.C., publications, the ads
asserted that a more than 5 percent cut to the NIH budget scheduled for
early March threatens progress in lifesaving medical research to find new
treatments and therapies for heart disease, cancer, asthma, depression,
diabetes, and other incurable diseases.
AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.,
also discussed the cuts in an op-ed
published online in The Hill last week. He described how a
$1.5 billion loss to NIH funding in the first year alone would hurt
progress in medical research. In addition, Kirch
noted the disproportionate impact of budget cuts to teaching hospitals and
physician training contained in the sequester.
“Sequestration’s 2 percent cut in Medicare reimbursements will mean that
the average major teaching hospital will have nearly $14 million less to
support critical patient care services often unavailable elsewhere in
communities, including trauma centers, burn units, poison centers, and
psychiatric units,” wrote Kirch.
Letters to Congress Describe Cuts to
The AAMC signed on to letters to Congress last week expressing concerns
about the harmful effects of cuts to medical research and other
discretionary spending. The AAMC-led Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research sent
to all members of Congress describing the national health impact of
continued cuts to the National Institutes of Health. The association
also joined nearly 3,200 national, state, and local organizations on a
Nondefense Discretionary United letter
to all members of Congress and the White House urging them to support a
balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not contain further cuts
to discretionary programs. Cuts at risk in the discretionary budget
include medical and scientific research and job and educational training
initiatives, such as the Health Resources and Services Administration’s
Title VII Health Professions Programs.
AAMC 2012 Annual Report Now Available
Annual Report offers a summary of the AAMC’s activities over the past
year and provides an overview of how the association is helping medical
schools and teaching hospitals find new visions, new approaches, and new
insights to address the challenging health care landscape. The
report, available as an interactive PDF, includes links to full
publications, video clips, and more detailed information about AAMC
members, programs, and services.
Web Portal Launched for AAMC Leadership
The AAMC has developed a new Web portal
of its leadership development training opportunities and resources.
Organized by topic and position, the site makes it easier for deans, CEOs,
faculty, and staff to identify AAMC courses and publications on improving
leadership skills relevant to their roles. The site will be updated
regularly as new offerings become available.
AAMC Updates Guide on New Teaching
The AAMC has published an updated guide to help hospitals that are
considering becoming teaching hospitals understand Medicare
requirements. The book also is useful for medical schools seeking to
develop education partnerships with non-teaching hospitals that need to
understand the basic principles of the Medicare payments available to
support the added costs associated with being a teaching hospital. Becoming a New Teaching Hospital: A Guide to the Medicare
Requirements, which updates the version first published in 2012, is
now available through the AAMC’s
On the Move
Richard J. Baron, M.D., has been named the new president and CEO of the
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), effective June 2013. He will
serve as president and CEO of both ABIM and the ABIM Foundation. Baron currently serves as the group director, seamless care
models, at the Innovation Center at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services. He succeeds Christine K. Cassel, M.D., who will be stepping
down in June.
Trinity School of Medicine, located in St. Vincent
and the Grenadines, offers an alternative for individuals in medical
Here's the new installment in our What it's like... ? video series. Our Virtual
Tour Video showed you around the campus, lecture halls, residences
and the island of St. Vincent. Our new Student
Life at Trinity video details what it's like directly from the
medical students on campus in St. Vincent.
We understand it may be challenging to determine
which program is the right for you, especially if visiting requires
International travel. We hope hearing about Trinity from a variety of
student perspectives will help you determine if our MD program provides
the atmosphere and environment for you to thrive.
Trinity is located in St.
Vincent & the Grenadines, a nation of 32 islands located between
St. Lucia and Grenada. Students coming from North America and
around the world appreciate the ability to escape to the beach for
study breaks, the warmth of the local people and the low level of study
distractions the quiet island provides.
beautiful and the atmosphere is so laid back. The main reason I love
this island life is you don't have as many distractions as you do in
the States. With the lack of hustle and bustle it's the
perfect place to focus on medical school."
The Academic Calender is structured much
like a trimester systemoffering three terms per
year. This is ideal on two fronts: 1) you have 2-3 week breaks
between each term, providing enough time to set out on new adventures or
regroup with family and friends at home; 2) Momentum helps your
retention and you complete years 1 and 2 of the basic sciences in 20
three start terms each year
Apply today for the May, September or January terms
and begin earning your MD immediately. Visit our Application Process
page to submit your materials.
WHY CONSIDER TRINITY?
First-term clinical experience
220-bed hospital affiliation
Formal and comprehensive
USMLE Step 1 preparation
Contact: Trinity School of
Medicine, 12600 Deerfield Pkwy, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30004
question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was “Which medical schools offer
a sports medicine program?”
Here are some replies:
From Daniel Taubman, Career
Promotion Coordinator, American Association of Colleges of Podiatric
Medicine. (Podiatric Medicine is a
surgical subspecialty, you know.)
As far as podiatry and sports medicine
are concerned, our students have the option to do clinical rotations in
sports medicine during their third and fourth years of school. One such
example that I know of is that students at our Barry University School of
Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, Florida can do a clinical rotation with
a podiatrist who is the team podiatrist for the Miami Heat. Additionally,
within the profession, the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (http://www.aapsm.org/) brings together
many of our sports medicine podiatrists, many of whom are former athletes
themselves. Many podiatrists have sports medicine focused practices as well.
If students are interested, I would be happy to attempt to find one such
doctor in your area that they could potentially shadow and ultimate mentor
under. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
Career Promotion Coordinator
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
15850 Crabbs Branch Way, Suite
Rockville, MD 20855
Direct: (301) 948-0958
Main: (301) 948-9760
Fax: (301) 948-1928
From Thomas Levitan, M.Ed.,
Vice-President, Research and Application Services, American Association of
Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
the DO world, I copied from the www site -- http://www.aoasm.org/students/fellowship-residencies/)
fellowship/residencies are available to applicants who have completed a
residency in the following specialties: family practice, emergency medicine,
internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation and
manipulative medicine. These residencies must be AOA approved in order for
the applicant to enter an AOA approved sports medicine
fellowship/residency. Upon completion of the fellowship, the applicant is
then eligible to sit for the certification of added qualification in sports
medicine provided by the Conjoint Committee of Sports Medicine. This exam
is given annually at the AOASM Clinical Conference.
Thomas Levitan, M.Ed.
Vice-President Research and Application Services
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
5550 Friendship Blvd., Ste. 310
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-968-4148 voice, 301-968-4191 fax
From: Geoffrey H.
Young, Ph.D., Senior Director, Student Affairs and Student Programs,
Association of American Medical Colleges
Here are some
excerpts from the Careers in Medicine (CiM)
Description of the work: A
physician with special knowledge in sports medicine is responsible for
continuous care in the field of sports medicine, not only for the
enhancement of health and fitness, but also for the prevention and
management of injury and illness. A sports medicine physician has knowledge
and experience in the promotion of wellness and the role of exercise in
promoting a healthy lifestyle. Knowledge of exercise physiology,
biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation and
epidemiology is essential to the practice of sports medicine. The sports
medicine physician requires special education to provide the knowledge to
improve the health care of the individual engaged in physical exercise
(sports) whether as an individual or in team participation. Sports medicine
is a subspecialty of emergency medicine, family practice, internal
medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or pediatrics.
Training: After completing the MD degree this
successful completion of a residency program in either emergency medicine
(3 years), family practice (3 years), internal medicine (3 years), or
pediatrics (3 years), followed by a 1 year sports medicine fellowship.
Here’s a link to
the American Medical Society
for Sports Medicine
Geoffrey H. Young, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Student Affairs and Student Programs
American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037-1127
T (202) 741-6466 F (202) 862-6060
Tomorrow's Doctors, Tomorrow's Cures®
From: Renee Selberg-Eaton, MS, MS, ATC, Undergraduate Program Director
at Instructor, Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech U.:
is a term that encompasses a variety of professionals including physicians,
athletic trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors etc. Typically students indicating an interest
in sports medicine will have an interest in Orthopedics or Primary care as
those are the two current models used in sports medicine.
Medical Society for Sports Medicine specifies that physicians must be: practicing allopathic (M.D.) or
osteopathic (D.O.) physicians (or the international equivalent) that are
board certified in one or more of the following: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine,
Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine or Rehabilitation.
Renee Selberg-Eaton, MS, MS, ATC
Undergraduate Program Director, Instructor
Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
325 Wallace Hall (0430)
From: Bill King,
Associate Vice President for Student Services, Virginia
College of Osteopathic Medicine.
has a terrific sports medicine set of opportunities. Our physicians
take care of ALL Hokie Sports, are the team
physicians for the PGA Classic in WV, and one is even the men’s Olympic ski
team physician. We also have a great Sports Medicine fellowship
program. Those fellows are also part of the faculty and add a
great dimension to our OMM program.
is a link http://www.vcom.vt.edu/sportsmed/index.html
Associate VP for Student Services, VCOM
Perhaps medical school is not in the cards. Here’s an alternative reply:
Boynton, Adrian University:
Those of us who have
worked primarily with physicians conceptualize sports medicine in the way it
has been described by our many reliable informants in this string of emails.
However, I observe
that undergraduate athletes/majors in exercise science/athletic training/kines use the expression sports medicine to mean:
"some clinical or technical skill set that will enable me to 1) work in
the health care industry 2) work with athletes and
3) stay close to my sport of choice in my career."
For many of these
students, a career as a physician is not within reach. Some are able to enter
physical therapy programs, but many are looking for bachelors
level, masters level or certificate programs in exercise physiology,
biomechanics, exercise phys, or cardiac rehab.
Here's a link to
the American College of Sports Medicine -- which seems to address the
certification and professional interests of these individuals. You might
stroll through the career section to read more. Another way of thinking about
Glue Could Help Repair Birth Defects, from ScienceMag.org -- http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/02/mussel-glue-could-help-repair-bi.html?ref=hp
Mussel Glue Could Help Repair Birth
February 2013, 6:18 PM |
Quick seal. Adding a glue
modeled on the biochemistry of mussel attachment quickly sealed a punctured
fetal membrane in rabbits, protecting the fetal bunnies inside.
Credit: Martin Ehrbar
from University Hospital Zurich
BOSTON—When it comes to hanging on tight, the lowly mussel
has few rivals in nature. Researchers have sought the secrets behind the
bivalve's steadfast grip on wet, slippery rock. Now, reporting here today at
the annual meeting of AAAS (which publishes ScienceNOW), a researcher said he has used the mollusk’s
tricks to develop medical applications. These include a biocompatible glue that could one day seal fetal
membranes, allowing prenatal surgeons to repair birth defects without
triggering dangerous premature labor.
To hold fast beneath the
surging waves, mussels secrete liquid proteins that harden into a solid, water-resistant glue. What’s easy for the
animals, however, has been hard for human engineers. Not even Super Glue will
stick in a fish aquarium because a layer of water forms that keeps the two
surfaces from bonding. But mussels somehow elbow the water aside and bind
themselves to rocks anyway, Herbert Waite, a biologist at University of
California, Santa Barbara, said today at the meeting.
Over 30 years, Waite’s team
has uncovered the basis of this remarkable ability. Each of the 15 proteins
that make up the mollusks’ holdfasts—thread-like structures that help attach
the mussel to a hard substrate—contains an abundance of an amino acid called dihydroxyphenylalanine, or DOPA. DOPA is particularly
abundant in parts of the proteins that face out toward the hard surface. It
enables liquid holdfast proteins to solidify rapidly and stick flawlessly to
wet and salty surfaces.
“If I were to list the
desired properties for medical adhesives, they would look exactly the same,”
said session speaker and materials scientist Phillip Messersmith
of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He and his colleagues have
created a synthetic, thread-like polymer called polyethylene glycol that
mimics the mussel protein, and they've attached a synthetic form of DOPA to
the thread’s tips. This DOPA-decorated thread could “more or less
recapitulate the central properties of mussel adhesion,” Messersmith
To see if the compound
worked in live animals, a veterinary surgeon collaborating with Messersmith's team made a 2.5-centimeter incision in the
carotid artery of a dog and placed four stitches along the length of that
incision to hold it in place. With the stitches alone, the incision bled when
the surgeon pressed it. But just 20 seconds after the mussel-based glue was
applied, the artery was sealed and didn’t bleed.
More recently, Messersmith’s team began testing its glue on fetal
membranes. For the past few decades, surgeons have begun surgically repairing
birth defects like spina bifida while a fetus is
still in utero. But the process is risky because
the surgery risks rupturing the fetal membrane prematurely, sending the
mother into premature labor. This can lead to the birth of a tiny, vulnerable
There are no good adhesives
on the market for surgeons to repair such fetal-membrane tears, and that’s
the major reason fetal surgery remains risky. But in recent, unpublished
experiments in rabbits, Messersmith and colleagues
found that after a veterinary surgeon poked a 3.5-mm hole in the animal’s
fetal membrane, the new, mussel-inspired glue readily sealed up the puncture.
What’s more, without the glue, only 40% of the fetal rabbits survived the
surgery, but with the glue, 60% did.
In another recent result
that’s in press at Advanced
Health Materials, the researchers chemically altered the polyethylene
glycol polymer so that the glue would shrink when it hardened. This could
counter tissue swelling during surgery, which surgeons say is dangerous. And
the fetal surgeons working with Messersmith are
testing whether the glue can help reseal the tissue surrounding the spinal
cord to repair a serious birth defect known spinal bifida in rabbits.
“It seems like exactly what
you want to seal up an artery,” says Emily Carrington, a biologist at the
University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories who studies mussel
adhesion and who did not take part in the research. The mussel-inspired glue is
ideal, she added, because it is both strong and it has give. “I think it’s
7. Wolf River
Conservancy February 2013 E-newsletter.
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Austin, the WRC board president, reminded everyone that one way to
think of the Wolf River Conservancy is by the three ‘tions”……Educa-tion, Recrea-tion and Conserva-tion.
Of course, the Wolf River Conservancy is frequently so much more. I
was reminded of this recently when approximately 40 WRC volunteers
helped with a “privet pull” and litter
removal on the Wolf River Greenway. As walkers, joggers and cyclists
went past our working volunteers we heard on several occasions,
“Thank you Wolf River Conservancy,” from the passersby. My point is
that, of all the various outreach programs that the WRC sponsor,s whether it is
education, recreation or conservation, doing good work in the
community is our common denominator. Service projects on the greenway
are just one example.
I am also pleased to
share with you that the WRC Board recently approved a resolution to
adopt the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices in order to
move our organization toward becoming a fully accredited land trust.
As many of our donors frequently remind me, the continued protection
of Wolf River lands remains our most important work.
Thank you for your
continued support of the Wolf River
It's Tree Planting Time!
Join us for the 8th Annual WRC
Tree Planting, at Shelby Farms Park on March 16th! We expect over 200
volunteers again this year. You can register here or have a tree
planted in someone's honor. Click here for all the details Learn
Volunteer Spotlight: Alisa
Meet WRC's volunteer
coordinator, Alisa Firehock Learn
Sponsors Project WET Workshop on Feb. 23
Buckman has stepped up to
support water education in our community by sponsoring a Project WET
workshop in February in partnership with. Learn
American Bald Eagle
It's nesting season
for Bald Eagles! Frequently spotted along the Ghost River section,
eagles prefer nesting in forests along lakes and rivers. Click here for
a great look at eaglets on the nest in 2012! Read on for
more eagle information Learn
Charitable IRA Rollover through Dec. 31, 2013
WRC supporters age 70 and ½ or older can ask their IRA
Custodian to transfer up to $100,000 in 2013 to the Wolf River
Conservancy. The transfer will be a totally tax-free transfer to the
WRC and thus equivalent to a 100% charitable deduction which is not
subject to the normal charitable giving limit of 50% of adjusted
gross income. Learn
Greenway Service Project on March 9
Join us for a morning
on the Wolf River Greenway to clear invasive privet and pick up
River Conservancy | P.O. Box 11031 | Memphis, TN 38111-0031 |
Telephone (901) 452-6500 | Fax (901) 452-6541
© 2013 Wolf River Conservancy. All rights reserved. Design by Speak.
Be sure to add "email@example.com" to your address
This email was sent to "firstname.lastname@example.org" click here to unsubscribe/manage
Click here to view this email online.
8. The Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House on
Saturday, March 9, 2013.
gives us great pleasure to invite you to an Open House at the Philadelphia College
of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) sponsored by the Student National Medical
Association (SNMA) and the Office of Admissions. In case you are not familiar
with this organization, SNMA is dedicated both to ensuring that medical
education and services are culturally sensitive to the needs of diverse
populations and to increasing the number of under-represented minorities
entering and completing medical school. In addition, SNMA programs are
designed to serve the health needs of underserved communities and communities
these goals in mind, PCOM’s SNMA Chapter invites you and your students to
their Multicultural Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) Open House at
PCOM. MAPS is the pre-medical branch of
Open House will take place on, Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00am - 2:45pm
in Evans Hall, 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Free parking
will be provided in the parking garage on campus. Push the button
upon entering and the exit levers will be up when the program ends.
let us know if you and/or your students will be attending the Open House by
e-mail at email@example.com no later
have provided along with this letter a flyer and schedule you may send to
your students. If you have and questions, comments, or concerns, please do
not hesitate to contact us.
are looking forward to seeing you there!
PCOM SNMA MAPS Chair,
Deborah A. Benvenger
Chief Admissions Officer
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 871-6719 (f)
PCOM provides email capability to all students, faculty, staff, and
administration. All emails and attached files transmitted between and
among the foregoing are considered confidential. The emails and attached
files are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which
they are addressed and reading, disclosing, disseminating, distributing or copying
by a recipient other than that named therein is strictly prohibited. Any
email described herein that is received by an entity or individual to which
it is not specifically addressed should be immediately deleted by the unnamed
Here’s the agenda:
Minority Pre-Medical PCOM Open
March 9, 2013
and Breakfast 10:00am-10:15am
Chair, Kevin Amiri, OMS I
Getting into Medical School 10:30am-11:15am
o Marsha Williams,
Director of Admissions
Traditional, Traditional PCOM Medical
OMM Demonstration 11:20am-11:50am
Mini. Medical School Session I 12:00pm-12:40pm
Mini Medical School Session II 1:50pm-2:30pm
Activities Center (Voluntary) 2:30pm-2:45pm
Farms Park is a People-Powered Park.
Shelby Farms Park is a People-Powered Park
know that we logged more than 20,000 hours of volunteer service last
year? It takes a lot of hands to keep Shelby Farms Park + Shelby
Farms Greenline clean, green and safe and we rely on the generosity
of hard-working volunteers to do just that.
take part? We can use your help! Check out a few upcoming volunteer
opportunities (listed below) to find your place in the Park. Whether you're
looking for a one-time service project or an ongoing commitment,
we've got a place for you!
information about giving back to the Park and Greenline that give you
so much, visit our website.
2.23.13 | Dig In + Grow
set a goal to plant one million trees and we could use your help! We
need volunteers to help plant and transplant trees on Saturday,
February 13, from 9am-12pm. Volunteers will
meet at the Visitor Center (500 North Pine Lake Drive).
Learn More + Sign Up...
VC Ambassadors Needed
you love the Park enough to volunteer once a week? Our Visitor Center
Ambassadors are the face of the Park. VC Ambassadors answer questions,
give directions and create a welcoming environment for Park users.
This is an ongoing commitment and is available to volunteers over the
age of 18.
Contact Irene Montanez by email or at (901) 767-7275 x
No time to give? No problem!
isn't the only way to support the Park. When you become a Park
Member, your fees provide critical funding for the Park + Greenline. Plus, you get great Park Perks,
including discounts at dozens of local businesses. Memberships are
available for individuals and families (and they make great gifts!).
Help us tell your
company's sustainability story by becoming part of ours. Become a
sponsor of Earth Week at Shelby Farms Park. Earth Week celebrates
going green and features the Down to Earth Festival, which is the
largest Earth Day Celebration in the Mid-South!
tell your story, contact Matt Farr, Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(901) 767-7275 x 314.
When you party at the Park,
you party for The Park
When you rent a picnic shelter, rent a room in
the Visitor Center or throw a birthday party in the Woodland
Discovery Playground, your rental fee goes directly to the Park,
which helps us take care of the Park and Greenline.
a Facility Today!
A New Way to Play
Looking for a new way to play the Park? Now you
can play outdoor lasertag + paintball! To
reserve the course or plan a group outing, contact Battlefront Memphis
by calling 1-855-901-PLAY (7529). For now, the course is only
available for groups of 10 or more with a reservation. Lasertag + Paintball will be available for
walk-up games later this Spring (date TBA).
Reserve a Game Today!
10. Marginalia: Ya know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring
Break, or at any time, really, may not be in your best interest. Here
are some reasons why.
Crab lice: Phthirus pubis
Gonorrhea lesions on the tongue:
Genital herpes in a male:
Genital herpes in a female:
Genital warts in a male:
Genital warts in a female:
Syphilitic chancres on the penis and vulva: