Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2013.08, Week of February 25.   


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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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Table of Contents:


1.  Events coming up.  
2.  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, which seeks to promote education and research for Alzheimer’s Disease.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 18, 2013 issue. 
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 medicine program? 
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   


1.  Events coming up.  

·         Tuesday, February 26:  Biology Seminar poster session, starting at 12:30 p.m. in CW 105;   

·         Tuesday, 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. 

·         Saturday, March 16:  The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 16;

·         Saturday, March 23:  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 #2.      


2.  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, which seeks to promote education and research for Alzheimer’s Disease.  

Dr. Eisen,

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 disease.

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 free T-shirt 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 link:


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,

Mythili Chunduru

PharmD Candidate, Class of 2015

University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

Race for the Summitt Committee



3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 18, 2013 issue. 


News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

February 18, 2013

• Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals Team with Patient Groups to Warn
  Congress About Sequestration Cuts
• Letters to Congress Describe Cuts to Medical Research,
  Discretionary Spending
• 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 Medical Research,
Discretionary Spending

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 a letter 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 Online

The 2012 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 Development Offerings

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 Hospital Requirements

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 Publications site.

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.


4.   Trinity School of Medicine, located in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, offers an alternative for individuals in medical school. 




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.

"It's unbelievably 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 months.   

Trinity offers 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. 


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Contact: Trinity School of Medicine, 12600 Deerfield Pkwy, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30004


5.  The 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.




Daniel Taubman

Career Promotion Coordinator

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

15850 Crabbs Branch Way, Suite 320

Rockville, MD 20855

Direct: (301) 948-0958

Main: (301) 948-9760

Fax: (301) 948-1928

Email: dtaubman@aacpm.org


From Thomas Levitan, M.Ed., Vice-President, Research and Application Services, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.


In the DO world, I copied from the www site -- http://www.aoasm.org/students/fellowship-residencies/)




Sports medicine 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) specialty pages:


Sports Medicine:


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 specialty requires 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

Association of

American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037-1127
(202) 741-6466  F (202) 862-6060
E gyoung@aamc.org


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.:


Hi all,

Sports medicine 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. 

The American 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)

Virginia Tech




From:  Bill King, Associate Vice President for Student Services, Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 


VCOM 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. 


Here is a link http://www.vcom.vt.edu/sportsmed/index.html


Bill King

Associate VP for Student Services, VCOM



Perhaps medical school is not in the cards.  Here’s an alternative reply:


From  Marcia Boynton, Adrian University:

Hello, all, 


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 "sports medicine."






6.  Mussel 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 Defects

 on 16 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 said.

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 preemie. 

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 very exciting.”



7.  Wolf River Conservancy February 2013 E-newsletter.  

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February 2013 ENEWSLETTER




February 2013

Recently, Stewart 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 Conservancy.                                                  

Keith Cole, Executive Director

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8.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 9, 2013. 

It 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 of color.

With 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 the SNMA.

The 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.

Please let us know if you and/or your students will be attending the Open House by e-mail at kevinam@pcom.edu no later than 3/4/13. 

We 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.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Kevin Amiri

Kevin Amiri

PCOM SNMA MAPS Chair, 2012-2013



Deborah A. Benvenger

Chief Admissions Officer

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

4170 City Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

(215) 871-6700

(215) 871-6719 (f)

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Here’s the agenda:

Minority Pre-Medical PCOM Open House

March 9, 2013

Sign In and Breakfast                                                                 10:00am-10:15am

Welcome Remarks                                                                      10:20am-10:25am

·         MAPS Chair, Kevin Amiri, OMS I


I.                   Getting into Medical School                                    10:30am-11:15am


·        Panelists                                                               

o   Marsha Williams, MSEd

§  Assistant Director of Admissions

o   Kaplan Representative

o   Non Traditional, Traditional  PCOM Medical Students


II.                OMM Demonstration                                                            11:20am-11:50am


III.             Mini. Medical School Session I                              12:00pm-12:40pm


·        Anatomy Lab                                                        

·        Simulation Lab                                                                 


IV.             Break


·        Lunch                                                                       12:50pm-1:40pm


V.                Mini Medical School Session II                              1:50pm-2:30pm


·        Anatomy Lab                                                        

·        Simulation Lab                                                     


Tour of Activities Center (Voluntary)                            2:30pm-2:45pm



9.  Shelby Farms Park is a People-Powered Park. 






Serve the Park









Shelby Farms Park is a People-Powered Park


Did you 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. 


Want to 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! 


For more information about giving back to the Park and Greenline that give you so much, visit our website







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We've 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...




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Do 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.

Available Shifts:

Tuesdays: 12pm-5:30pm

Wednesdays: 12pm-5:30pm



Contact Irene Montanez by email or at (901) 767-7275 x 316. 




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Volunteering 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!).


Learn More...




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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! 


To tell your story, contact Matt Farr, Development Manager, at mfarr@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 767-7275 x 314. 




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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.


Reserve a Facility Today!




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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:


Oral syphilis:


Syphilitic chancres on the penis and vulva:


Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Biology Department
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

E-mail: seisen@cbu.edu
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