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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2013.14, Week of April 15 

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/

Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  CBU offers a 3+1 BS/Masters in Physician Assistant Studies program for Natural Science majors. 
3.  From the Wall Street Journal:  Companies Put in New Health Penalties.  
4.   ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 25, 2013 issue. 
5.   Syracuse University offers a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Forensic Sciences.  
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 1, 2013 issue. 
7.   ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 8, 2013 issue. 
8.  Tufts University offers a Master of Nutrition Science and Policy.   
9.  The National Hispanic Medical Association is sponsoring its Medical and Health Professional School Recruitment Event in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 27.   
10.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Student National Dental Association is hosting an Impressions Program, designed to expose underrepresented pre-dental students to a career in dentistry, May 4, 2013. 
11.  The Wolf River Conservancy is sponsoring a Birding Canoe Trip, Saturday, April 27, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
12.  The Nature Conservancy is launching a “Picnic for Earth” program. 
13.  The Sierra Club has created a new GET OUT campaign and website. 

14.  Marginalia:  Only a forensic anthropologist would really appreciate this.   

 

1.  Events coming up.  

·         Thursday, April 18:  Annual Dinstuhl’s Chocolate Tasting Session, Montesi Room, Buckman Hall, starting at 2 p.m. 

·         Sunday, April 28:  “Make Someone Happy”, a gala concert to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Sunday, April 28, at Amro Music, 2918 Poplar Avenue.       

 

2.  CBU offers a 3+1 BS/Masters in Physician Assistant Studies program for Natural Science majors. 

Students entering Christian Brothers University who wish to pursue a career in a health related area may be interested in the opportunity to apply for entry into the MSPAS program after the conclusion of their third year of undergraduate studies. To be eligible to apply, certain courses must be completed. The paradigm below shows a normal three year schedule for taking these courses. This paradigm is similar to the paradigms for Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Chemistry or Natural Science majors, and a degree in any of these majors can be pursued if early entry into the MSPAS program is not obtained. Upon successful completion of the MSPAS program, the student earns a joint B.S. in Natural Science and an MSPAS degree.  Students wishing to pursue the joint B.S. in Natural Sciences/MSPAS degree must meet the following criteria:

1.       Successful completion of first three years of Natural Sciences pre-PA pathway curriculum.

2.       Minimum of 3.5 GPA on four-point scale.

3.       Average of 3.25 or greater on all science courses attempted.

4.       Meets prescribed Technical Standards for Admission.

For more information, please go to http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/DualDegree.htm

 

3.  From the Wall Street Journal:  Companies Put in New Health Penalties.  

Companies Put in New Health Penalties

As they fight rising health-care costs and poor results from voluntary wellness programs, companies across America are penalizing workers for a range of conditions, including high blood pressure and thick waistlines.

Corporate leaders say they can't lower health-care costs without changing workers' habits, and they cite the findings of behavioral economists showing that people respond more effectively to potential losses, such as penalties, than expected gains, such as rewards.

See More Coverage »

 

4.   ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 25, 2013 issue. 

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

March 25, 2013

• Graduate Medical Education, Teaching Hospitals Need Protection
   in Exchange Development
• New Interactive Brochure Answers Key Questions for
  a Career in Medicine

• AAMC Launches New Diversity Learning Series
• Senators Introduce Physician Immigration Reform Bill
• IOM Releases Interim Report on Geographic Variations
• On the Move



Graduate Medical Education, Teaching Hospitals Need Protection
in Exchange Development


Standards should be set and enforced to protect graduate medical education and access to teaching hospitals in the health insurance exchanges given the unique and critical role these institutions play in their communities, recommends the AAMC in a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The letter highlights how teaching hospitals are often the sole providers of specialized care, including 97 percent of bone marrow transplants, 98 percent of kidney transplants, and 80 percent of level 1 trauma and burn beds. The AAMC also strongly urges CMS to ensure that the guidance does not allow cost to become the primary driver of network design. This could prevent exchange enrollees from accessing teaching hospitals because of the legitimately higher expenses associated with graduate medical education, and making advanced technologies and clinical expertise available to all comers, including the sickest, most complex, and most vulnerable patients. 


New Interactive Brochure Answers Key Questions for
a Career in Medicine


A new AAMC publication provides resources to help answer some of the most common questions pre-meds, medical students, and residents have throughout their careers. The interactive PDF includes answers to 16 key questions about the application process to medical school and residency programs, financing and student loans, career guidance, and managing licensure and certifications. The brochure includes links to numerous resources, application services, social media updates, and programs to help individuals navigate a career in medicine.


AAMC Launches New Diversity Learning Series

The AAMC’s Diversity Policy and Programs unit has launched a new online learning series on a range of diversity and inclusion topics of interest to medical school faculty, administrators, leadership, and health care professionals. The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series is available on-demand to suit any schedule. The videos will include interviews with thought leaders and experts, faculty career development webinars on topics such as time management, instruction on organizational, strategic planning, and presentations on innovative programs at AAMC member institutions.


Senators Introduce Physician Immigration Reform Bill

A new bill in the Senate seeks to improve the pathway for physician immigration to the United States with changes to the J-1 visa waiver program, H-1b visas, and green card requirements. The Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act was introduced by Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) March 19. The AAMC, American Medical Association, and American Hospital Association are among the supporters of the measure. To learn more about the bill, visit the AAMC’s Web site.


IOM Releases Interim Report on Geographic Variations

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released an interim report investigating geographic variations as a tool to understanding differences in health care costs among Medicare patients and specifically to explore policies that would “encourage high-value care.” Among the findings, the report notes that “a geographic value index would reward low-value providers in high-value regions and punish high-value providers in low-value regions.” The committee’s final report is due this summer.


On the Move

Steve Narang, M.D., has been named CEO of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, effective April 26. He suceeds Larry Volkmar, who will continue to serve until April 25. Narang is currently chief medical officer at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz.

 

5.   Syracuse University offers a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Forensic Sciences.  

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Forensic Science Premed Post-Baccalaureate Program

  

http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs134/1105132857422/img/158.jpgSyracuse University's M.S. in Biomedical Forensic Sciences is an excellent post-baccalaureate degree option for students who want to enhance their academic credentials for future medical school applications while exploring additional career options in the biomedical and forensic science fields. Students interested in possible careers in forensic pathology or forensic toxicology will find it especially advantageous.

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY

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The M.S. in Biomedical Forensic Sciences is a 34-credit interdisciplinary program that offers students opportunities for in-depth, graduate-level study in forensic science, biology, and chemistry. A wide range of electives, online and evening courses, and individualized curricular plans enable students to target their program to meet educational and career goals.

 

Pre-Requisite
B.S. in a natural science or forensic science, or an equivalent degree suitable for medical school. Students should have completed the required premed undergraduate courses.

 

Required Courses
Advanced Forensic Science, Forensic Biochemical Analysis, Forensic Pathology, Forensic Toxicology, one biology or biochemistry laboratory course, Statistics for the Forensic Sciences, and five electives from a broad range of courses.

 

Further information is available at http://forensics.syr.edu/

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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Students applying for admission to the master's program in Biomedical Forensic Sciences are required to complete the graduate program application available through the University's Graduate School. Further information is available at http://gradsch.syr.edu/.

  

Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2013. Spring admissions are also possible.

  

Send questions to Professor Michael Sponsler sponsler@syr.edu.

  

Click here to apply online.

  

College of Arts and Sciences I Syracuse University

Forensics.syr.edu

 

6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 1, 2013 issue. 

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

April 1, 2013

• New Editions of MSAR® Online and MSAR: Getting Started
  Now Available
• Publication Explains How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Work
• Registration Opens for Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting
Academic Medicine Explores Medical Student Wellness
• On the Move



New Editions of MSAR® Online and MSAR: Getting Started Now Available

The AAMC’s Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR®) Online Web site and MSAR: Getting Started guidebook, the only comprehensive resources for accurate data on U.S. and Canadian medical schools and B.S./M.D. programs, have just been published. These new editions include selection factors, such as MCAT and GPA data, required premedical course work, medical school class profiles, research opportunities, and more. Users also are able to compare schools side by side in the online format. MSAR: Getting Started includes information and guidance to help applicants prepare for and apply to medical school, an overview of medical education, and details about the MCAT® exam and American Medical College Application Service ® application. To learn more, visit https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/requirements/msar/.


Publication Explains How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Work

The AAMC’s updated edition of the Handbook of Academic Medicine: How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Work is a resource for understanding what medical schools and teaching hospitals are, how they work and interrelate, and how they educate medical students and residents. Framed around each of the AAMC’s three core mission areas—education, patient care, and research—the handbook discusses how the changing health care system presents challenges to medical schools and teaching hospitals as they continue to educate and train tomorrow’s doctors to meet the nation’s health care needs.


Registration Opens for Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting

The Fifth Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting provides a prime forum for sharing strategies to enhance the culture of quality in clinical care and health professions education. The meeting features a highly interactive, interprofessional program that brings together health care leaders, faculty, educators, trainees and students from teaching hospitals, medical schools, health professions schools, and other health care organizations. Registration is now open for the meeting, which will take place June 6-7 in Rosemont, Ill. For more information, visit the AAMC’s Meeting page.


Academic Medicine Explores Medical Student Wellness

Medical students face challenges with health and wellness behaviors once they transition to the clinical phase of their training, according to a new article in the April edition of Academic Medicine. Using final exam essays written by third-year students, the authors discovered four main themes: the difficulty of making healthy choices in the face of time challenges, the effect of becoming a role model for patients, the impact of information on students’ view of their own health and wellness, and the struggle between self-care and dedication to their profession. The authors suggest that educators be more supportive and frame the challenges as part of the students’ professional development. To access the full April issue, visit http://www.academicmedicine.org.


On the Move

David Duggan, M.D., has been appointed dean of the SUNY Upstate College of Medicine. He has served as interim dean since October 2011. In his nearly 30 years of service to the institution, Duggan has held a variety of leadership roles, including chair of the Department of Medicine,  quality officer of the Upstate University Hospital, and associate vice president for clinical affairs.


What’s New on aamc.org

The latest edition of the AAMC Reporter is online. In his monthly column, AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., discusses why preserving funding for graduate medical education is critical to the nation’s health. https://www.aamc.org/newsroom/reporter/ 

 

7.   ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 8, 2013 issue. 

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

April 8, 2013

• AAMC, Khan Academy, Robert Wood Johnson Announce Collaboration and Video Competition for MCAT® Resources
• Rally for Medical Research Raises Awareness of Need
  for Sustained Funding
• MSAR® Online Surpasses One Million Visitors
• NIH Launches Program to Increase Diversity of the Research Workforce
• President Obama Unveils BRAIN Initiative



AAMC, Khan Academy, Robert Wood Johnson Announce Collaboration and Video Competition for MCAT® Resources

The AAMC, Khan Academy, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have announced a video competition to create tutorials for their new collaboration designed to provide free, online resources to help students prepare for the revised Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®). Medical students and residents interested in creating tutorials on the concepts to be tested by the new exam in 2015 must submit a sample video by June 14, 2013. Winners will receive an all-expenses-paid training program on how to produce the new collection of tutorials. For more information on the contest’s rules, submission guidelines, and criteria for entry, visit http://www.khanacademy.org/about/med-competition.


Rally for Medical Research Raises Awareness of Need
for Sustained Funding


This morning, more than 170 organizations, including the AAMC, are joining together in Washington, D.C., to call for national prioritization of federal funding for life-saving medical research. As the investment in the National Institutes of Health continues to decline, the Rally for Medical Research will unite thousands of advocates, survivors, researchers, clinicians, business leaders, and the public to raise policymakers’ awareness of the need for sustained funding to improve health and save lives. To learn more about the rally, view the live Webcast, and find out how to be involved today through social media and other outreach, visit http://www.rallyformedicalresearch.org. To follow on Twitter, use #RallyMedRes.


MSAR® Online Surpasses One Million Visitors

More than one million individuals have visited the AAMC’s Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR®) Online Web site since its launch in 2011. The site, which is the only comprehensive resource for accurate data on U.S. and Canadian medical schools, allows users to browse, search, sort, and compare data across programs. A free online preview of the MSAR Online and more information is available at https://www.aamc.org/msar.


NIH Launches Program to Increase Diversity of the Research Workforce

Two new initiatives under a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program to increase diversity in the workforce will support approaches to increase recruitment and retention of individuals underrepresented in biomedical research. The goals of the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) and National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) initiatives are to provide research experiences for undergraduates and faculty at institutions with high concentrations of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and to strengthen mentoring partnerships and education. The funding opportunity will support six-month planning grants for the initiatives. Letters of intent are due April 10, 2013. For more information, visit http://commonfund.nih.gov/diversity/.


President Obama Unveils BRAIN Initiative

President Obama and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., have announced a new research collaboration between the federal government and the private sector to revolutionize the understanding of the human brain. The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative will give scientists “the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember,” said the president. Federal research agencies will partner with companies, foundations, and private research institutions that also are investing in relevant neuroscience research. The president’s FY 2014 budget, scheduled to be released April 10, will include initial support for the initiative. However, it is unclear whether the funds being proposed for the project will be new.


What’s New on aamc.org

The latest edition of the AAMC Reporter includes an article on how medical schools and teaching hospitals are addressing unconscious bias in leadership recruitment. https://www.aamc.org/newsroom/reporter/ 

 

8.  Tufts University offers a Master of Nutrition Science and Policy.   

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When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis through May 15, 2013 for Fall, 2013.

Learn more about the Master of Nutrition Science and Policy degree program.

 

 

Attend An Online Information Session

Interested in the MNSP Degree Program? Attend an informative online conversation with Friedman School Faculty.

Sessions are offered frequently during the admissions season.

Fully Online Certificate Programs

The Friedman School also offers four certificate programs in Communications, Humanitarian Assistance, Healthy Communities and Delivery Science. Visit the website for more information.

  Contact Dr. Diane McKay to speak directly to the Program Director for our certificate programs.

 

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Tufts Friedman School News For Health Sciences Academic Advisors

 

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You may already be familiar with the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The school is recognized nationally as a leader in graduate school education for our seven residential masters and doctoral programs in nutrition.

 

I am writing to share news with you that we are offering our blended learning Masters of Nutrition Science and Policy (MNSP) Degree Program in Boston and online beginning in 2013.

 

For advisors who meet with students considering a graduate degree in nutrition, may I share several key points:

 

  • The MNSP program is entering its fourth year of educating masters students in the blended format. The program will offer Boston residencies in 2013 to give students an immersive Tufts University experience.
  • The same faculty who teach our residential program teach our blended MNSP students. Every Tufts University student receives the same exceptional instruction, whether online or on campus.
  • Applications are accepted through May 15th. The rolling admission process allows students who may not have applied to graduate school a unique opportunity to enroll at the Friedman School for the Fall 2013 semester.
  • The blended learning format does not require relocation to Boston, and gives students the flexibility to work while studying - making a masters degree from Tufts more affordable than many other options.

There are two easy ways for you to learn more about this program as well as our residential graduate degrees. If you are attending the April 11-14 NEAAHP Conference in Atlantic City, please visit Associate Director of Admissions, Richard Moyer at the "Meet the Deans" event on Saturday, April 13th from 4:15 to 6:15 PM.  

 

Or contact me, faculty Program Director Dr. Lynne Ausman for any questions you may have about how this unique degree program can meet the needs of your graduating seniors.

 

If you would like to update your familiarity with the Friedman School and the opportunities that await your students, please contact Stacey Herman, Associate Dean for Student Affairs.  

 

 

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Contact Mark Krumm to receive an 11" x 17" poster of the Friedman School's academic offerings.

 

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About This Email

The Friedman School will send occasional emails to persons who may have interest in our blended learning masters degree program. As a recipient of this message, you may expect that we will write occasionally and only with information that we hope you will find valuable. We respect your privacy and your time. If you choose at any time to opt out of receiving our emails, you may do so. If you have any questions or would like to receive additional information, please contact Mark Krumm, Director of Communications at the Friedman School.

 

 

9.  The National Hispanic Medical Association is sponsoring its Medical and Health Professional School Recruitment Event in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 27.   

The National Hispanic Medical Association invites you and your students to attend the NHMA Medical and Health Professional School Recruitment Event in Washington, DC.   It is free and open to all college students, parents, counselors and advisors.  It will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 9:00AM – 1:30PM.  More information is available online at

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Attached is an event flyer with registration information.  Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues and students.  If you have any questions about the event, please contact John Aguilar, Program Officer at jaguilar@nhmamd.org.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 

Norma Iris Poll-Hunter, Ph.D.

Director, Human Capital Portfolio

Diversity Policy & Programs

Association of American Medical Colleges

2450 N Street, NW

Washington, DC  20037

T: 202.862.6115

F: 202.862.6282

E: npoll@aamc.org

 

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10.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Student National Dental Association is hosting an Impressions Program, designed to expose underrepresented pre-dental students to a career in dentistry, May 4, 2013. 

Dr. Eisen,

 My name is Anita Brown and I am a dental student at the University of Tennessee.  

As Vice-President of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) , we are pleased to announce our Impressions Program.

The Impressions Program is one of the hallmarks of UTHSC SNDA and is designed to expose underrepresented pre-dental students to a career in dentistry. This event allows pre-dental students to learn more about UTHSC Dental School by exposing them to current dental students, admissions committee members, learning workshops, laboratory impression and DENTISM workshops. Our goal is to inflame their interest in attending UTHSC-Dental through exposure of our potential resources and to become stronger dental school applicants.

The event is scheduled to be held May 4th. Attached is a tentative itinerary. We would greatly appreciate it if you would assist us in getting the word out by passing out the info and applications to all students at Christian Brothers University. I have attached both the information and application which is due APRIL 30TH. If you have access to a mass communication technique such as an listerv email that is designated to reach all Rhodes students that would be great or any way you feel would immediately reach the masses would be very helpful.

Please let me know if this is something you would be able to do and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

Anita Luleria Brown

901-319-3589

UTHSC D.D.S. Candidate 2014

SNDA  Vice-President 2012-2013

 

UTHSC: IMPRESSIONS PROGRAM:

Greetings from the UTHSC Chapter of the Student National Dental Association!

We are pleased to welcome you to our Impressions Program. This year we are looking to make the Impressions Program bigger and better than ever! The Impressions Program is one of the hallmarks of UTHSC SNDA and is very beneficial to all in attendance. We look forward to seeing you this year as a participant in the program!

This program is a recruitment initiative designed to increase minority representation within the profession of dentistry. Potential applicants have the opportunity to visit the dental school and interact with students, administrators and professors.

Impressions Program

Sponsored by the National Dental Association (NDA) and the Student National Dental Association (SNDA)

·         Mock Interviews

·         Q & A Session with current UNC Dental Students & Residents

·         Alginate Impression Taking

·         Personal Statement Writing Workshop

·         Special Session with UTHSC ASDA

·         Presentations from UTHSC School of Dentistry Office of Admissions, Financial Aid, Kaplan, and many more!

Apply Now

The 2013  Impressions Program at UTHSC College of Dentistry will take place on May 4, 2013.

Please complete the application,and mail your $15.00 Registration Fee to:

UTHSC College of Dentistry
SNDA Impressions Program Attn: Dr. Braxton

N404 DUNN DENTAL BUILDING  Memphis, TN 38163-0000

*Make Checks out to UTHSC SNDA *Any Questions Please Call: 901-319-3589

DEADLINE FOR APPLIATION: APRIL 30TH 2013

Applications must be submitted to the Impressions Program by 5:00 p.m. ET on April 30, 2013. If you have any questions, please email us at  abrown15@uthsc.edu

 

 

 

Here’s the application form:

 

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                                               College of Dentistry                                                                                                                                

                                         

                             Student National Dental Association

 

IMPRESSIONS PROGRAM  APPLICATION

Deadline: April 30,2013

 

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING APPLICATION.

 

A:       General Information

 

            Full Name:                                                                                                                                             

 

            Address:                                                                                                                                                 

 

                                                                                                                                                                             

 

            Phone #:                                                                    Email:                                                                  

Gender:____________________                      Ethnicity (Optional):_______________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

B: Academic Information:

Name of Institution:__________________________             

Current Status (ex. Freshman):________________

Major/Minor;_________________________________

Address of College:_________________________________________________________

C.        Career Goals Statement – Essay Portion:   Why do you want to have a Masters Degree or above  in a Dentistry Related Field?  Your statement should include your career goals. Please use the lines below or attach to the application a separate sheet with your statement/essay typed and double spaced. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

D. Mentor:   Do you have a mentor in your intended field?  If so, how often do you interact with your mentor?

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                 

E. Authorization

 

I HEREBY AUTHORIZE INVESTIGATION OF ALL STATEMENTS CONTAINED WITHIN THIS APPLICATION.  I UNDERSTAND THAT MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF FACTS IS CAUSE FOR DISQUALIFICATION.

 

 

          Signature                                                                                             Date:                                       

DEADLINE: APRIL 30TH 2013

 

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Please complete the application,and mail your $15.00 Registration Fee to:

UTHSC College of Dentistry
SNDA Impressions Program
Attn: Dr. Braxton

N404 DUNN DENTAL BUILDING
Memphis, TN 38163-0000

*Make Checks out to UTHSC SNDA *

Any Questions Please Call: 901-319-3589

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.  The Wolf River Conservancy is sponsoring a Birding Canoe Trip, Saturday, April 27, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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Join Us On the River

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

 

March 30th

Native Plant Hike 

 

  

 April 6th 

 First Saturday Paddle Trip

 

 

April 13th 

Mineral Slough Nature Walk 

 

 

April 27th 

Birding Canoe Trip 

 

 

May 4th 

First Saturday Paddle 

 

 

May 18th 

 Frog Chorus Walk 

 

 

 May 25th

Frog Chorus Walk

 

 

July 20th

Stream Stroll 

 

  

 Wolf River Conservancy Members are invited to join our birding and canoe trip on April, 27th designed for both aspiring and experienced bird watchers. It will take place along the 8-mile section of the Ghost River from LaGrange to Bateman Bridge.

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    This birding and canoe trip is a great way for our members to experience the beauty of the river that their support helps to protect. The trip will be guided by WRC volunteer and experienced birder, Gary Edge. All you need to bring is water and a packed lunch. There is a limit of 10 boats, so register your spot today!

 

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*This is a members only event. If you would like to join or renew your memership, simply click the link in the left column.

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Register Online by April, 24th at 5 p.m.

 

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 For More Information and Directions:

Visit Our Website

 

For canoe rentals contact Mark Babb at Ghost River Canoe Trips:

Email: ghostriverrentals@yahoo.com

Phone: (901) 485-1220

 

*If you bring your own boat a shuttle will be arranged for transport back to your car.

 

For questions contact Gary Edge

Email: garyedge@mac.com

Phone: (901) 626-6293

 

12.  The Nature Conservancy is launching a “Picnic for Earth” program. 

Picnic for Earth: The Nature Conservancy

 

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Learn more about Picnic for Earth and how you can get involved to celebrate Earth Month with the Conservancy.

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Dear Stan Eisen,

We're excited to be launching Picnic for Earth and the new and improved All Hands on Earth campaign later this month!

Starting now, we'll be asking millions of people all over the world to pledge to take action, large or small, to benefit our planet. The campaign rallying cry is simply, "What will you do for Earth?"; our goal is to reach 20 million actions and raise $20 million over the next three years.

We hope you'll join us in supporting All Hands!

The first environmental challenge we'll be addressing is our over-burdened global agricultural system. It is estimated that by 2050, there will be an additional 2 billion people on Earth requiring twice as much food to feed us!

The Nature Conservancy is working hard to develop innovative ways to produce more food with the same amount of land, and we need all the help we can get!

Welcome to "Picnic for Earth," the first of a series of All Hands on Earth initiatives we'll be rolling out over the next few years. Picnic will focus on sustainable food, and celebrate the places where our favorite meals originate! We hope you'll join us in supporting All Hands!

As in the past, we're celebrating Earth Day with picnicking events around the world. Here's how you can get involved:

·         Have your own private "Picnic for Earth" and put it on our map

·         Checkout some of our picnic-friendly recipes

·         Share photos of your Picnic with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via #AllHandsPicnic.

Please join us in celebrating Earth Month in April with Picnic for Earth!

Sincerely,
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Christine Broda-Bahm
Director, All Hands on Earth Campaign
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13.  The Sierra Club has created a new GET OUT campaign and website. 

Find out how to GET OUT for Earth Day below!

Dermot Mulroney and 
Octavia Spencer 
(and other celebs!)

GET OUT for Earth Day. 

(You should too.)

Celebs Get Out for Earth Day!

Hi Stan,

Why would you stay indoors during Earth Month when you could GET OUT? The Sierra Club's new GET OUT campaign and website will connect you with local events and activities, outdoor gear, fabulous Earth Day celebration ideas, and a few surprises that will knock your socks off (in exchange for flip-flops on the beach).

Visit GET OUT to…

Get Out for Earth Day!

PROTECT: Hundreds of local happenings, from outings to rallies to service events, offer ways to get involved and connect with other activists in your area.

EXPLORE: Whether you're looking for a day hike, overnight backpacking, or a visit to a far-flung destination, we provide hundreds of outdoor trips for all ages and skill levels.

INSPIRE: Give back to our heroes. Support military families by joining one of our local hikes and events for kids with parents in the services.

SUPPORT: Meet Jason Mraz, get a green makeover from Jessica Alba, have tea with Elle Macpherson, skateboard with Tony Hawk, or hike with Evangeline Lilly. Bid on these and other exclusive experiences that will be auctioned off on eBay to benefit The Sierra Club Foundation.

RE-PLAY: Give yourself closet space by donating used outdoor gear and apparel to support our local chapter and group programs.

WATCH: Our video of celebrities wishing America a "Happy Earth Day" will pump you up.

WIN: Enter our sweepstakes for a trip for two for five nights at the Four Seasons Resorts Lanai in beautiful Hawaii and a $500 shopping spree to Gramicci.com!

Our planet is too special to celebrate on just one day. GET OUT is your outlet to join the party all month long. Visit GET OUT today and explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.

Sincerely,
Sarah Hodgdon Signature
Sarah Hodgdon
National Program Director 



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14.  Marginalia:  Only a forensic anthropologist would really appreciate this.   

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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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