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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2014.08, Week of March 3

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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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Can you summarize this figure of signal transduction in 100 words or less?

 

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For one student’s answer, please go to Marginalia.

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The Southern College of Optometry is sponsoring an open house, called Discover Optometry, for prospective students, Friday, April 4. 
3.  CBU Career Services announces externship/shadowing opportunities (most in the biomedical field) during Spring Break.  (BTW, Dr. James “Bo” Adams, a CBU alum, is one of the physicians at Delta Medical Center who works with our Medical Shadowing Students.) 
4.  The topic of this year’s University of Tennessee Health Science Center Neuroscience Institute symposium is “Clinical and Neurobiological Features of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 
5.  The United States Air Force offers Health Professions Scholarships where students in selected graduate-level healthcare programs are commissioned as Second Lieutenants and placed on inactive, obligated Reserve status during the course of their studies.  
6.  Child Family Health International introduces new programs in Uganda and Argentina.  
7.  The Keck Graduate Institute (Claremont, CA) offers a Summer Pre-Med Program geared toward undergraduate sophomore and juniors who are either contemplating a career in medicine or already committed to applying in the next medical school admission cycle. 
8.  The Gulf Coast Research Lab is offering a Marine Biology course, to be taught in Jamaica, May 10-24, 2014. 

9.  Marginalia:  The assignment that the professor gave was “to prepare a not more than 100 word summary of the figure [about signal transduction] and submit.  Here is the figure, and one student’s reply.

 

1.  Events coming up.  

·         Thursday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:  Field Paleontology trip to the Coon Creek Science Center in Henderson County, TN.  It is one of the 10 major fossil deposits in North America, showing late Cretaceous fossils.  Interested students should contact Dr. Stan Eisen, 901-321-3447, or seisen@cbu.edu ;

·         Monday, March 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m.:  Annual Chocolate Tasting Session, featuring Dinstuhl’s gourmet chocolates, room TBA. 

·         Saturday, April 5, 2014:  The Student National Dental Association of UTHSC (Memphis) have organized an “Impressions” program for April 5, 2014, designed to expose college students to the profession of dentistry by opening the College and allowing prospective students access to their students and faculty in a relaxed setting

 

2.  The Southern College of Optometry is sponsoring an open house, called Discover Optometry, for prospective students, Friday, April 4. 

Subject: Discover Optometry 2014

 

Good morning everyone.

 

We have an event called Discover Optometry, which is an open house event for prospective students. The next event is scheduled for Friday, April 4.  It will be held in the afternoon and is a scheduled event with a variety of different sessions and not a drop in event.

 

If you know of any prospective students who are either looking at different career options who could benefit from learning more about optometry or any pre-optometry students who would like to learn more about SCO, please direct them to the SCO website to register for this event. 

 

The direct link to the event information and registration is http://www.sco.edu/discoveroptometry

 

Please, note that registration is required for attendance and we have limited availability.  If anyone has questions about Discover Optometry, please contact me at sewing@sco.edu  or Mike McKee.

 

Sincerely,

 

Sunnie Ewing

Director of Student Recruitment

Southern College of Optometry

1245 Madison Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

800.238.0180 – Toll Free

901.722.3231 – Direct

sewing@sco.edu

http://www.sco.edu

 

 

 

3.  CBU Career Services announces externship/shadowing opportunities (most in the biomedical field) during Spring Break.  (BTW, Dr. James “Bo” Adams, a CBU alum, is one of the physicians at Delta Medical Center who works with our Medical Shadowing Students.) 

Below is a list of Externship/shadowing opportunities during Spring Break.

 

Interested students should submit their resumes and a brief explanation outlining their interest in the externship to which they are applying to Cathy Lantrip at clantrip@cbu.edu by Thursday, March 6th at 4:30 pm.

 

Earlier applications are better because Ms. Lantrip is processing and approving them as they come in.

 

 

Healthcare/Science Externships

 

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Organization/Company Name:  Dr. James “Bo” Adams (CBU Biology Alum)

Externship Details:  Follow MD in solo medical practice while in the office and around the hospital at Delta Medical Center.

Number of Extern Slots Available: 1-3

Date(s) of Externship: Site sponsor available all day Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday of Spring Break; Wednesday AM. Specific day & time coordinated between Site Sponsor and student.

Specific Extern Requirements:  Pre-health students.

 

(Ed. Note:  It always helps to associate a face to a name.  The following is a picture of Dr. James “Bo” Adams reviewing an x-ray film with last Fall’s Medical Shadowing students--)

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Company/Organization Name:  Vascular Biology Center of Excellence, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Externship Details:  Informational interview and possible tour with PhD regarding what graduate school is like.

Number of Extern Slots Available:  1 to 2

Possible Date(s) of Externship:  Specific day & time coordinated between Site Sponsor and student.  

Specific Extern Requirements:  Must be a student interested in a graduate program dealing with biomedical sciences. (This is not a medical school program. No information about medical school will be given.)

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Organization/Company Name:  CBU Athletics

Externship Details:  Shadow Athletic Trainer at CBU.

Number of Extern Slots Available: 1

Date(s) of Externship: Specific day & time coordinated between Site Sponsor and student.

Specific Extern Requirements:  interested in athletic training, physical therapy or sports medicine

 

Organization/Company Name:  STEP, Inc.

Externship Details:  Interview West TN Regional Coordinator & Bilingual Specialist for organization that advocates and provides free services for parents that have children with special needs. Attend trainings, networking events, or IEP/504 meetings. Observing phone calls, emails, and parent visits that involve problem solving and resolution techniques.

Number of Extern Slots Available: 1

Date(s) of Externship: March 10 and 12 or  just one of those days. The hours are 10am-2pm.

Specific Extern Requirements:  Interested in Education, Special Education, Medical degree, or Law degree. Must be able to travel in own vehicle for potential meetings outside the office.

 

Organization/Company Name:  Memphis College of Art

Externship Details:  One on one meetings with interns to discuss the evolution of information systems management within the educational environment, reviewing SWOTS (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) and tactical/strategic planning. Tours of the facilities to observe technology used to support administrative staff, students, faculty and student housing. Observing service desk calls and normal daily IT operations. Reviewing project update sessions.

Number of Extern Slots Available: 2 to 3 students for a 4 to 6 hour period over two days…total 12 hours

Date(s) of Externship: March 11th and 12th

Specific Extern Requirements:  Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology Management, Education or Instructional Design

 

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Cathy Lantrip, MS, NCC, GCDF

Career Counselor

Career Services

Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South

Memphis, TN  38104 

(901) 321-3329

(901) 321-3332 fax

clantrip@cbu.edu

www.cbu.edu/career

 

 

4.  The topic of this year’s University of Tennessee Health Science Center Neuroscience Institute symposium is “Clinical and Neurobiological Features of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

The Neuroscience Institute is proud to announce it's Spring 2014 Symposium!

 

Title: Clinical and Neurobiological Features of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014

 

Time: 9:00AM – 2:30PM

 

Location: UTHSC General Education Building A204

 

Speakers:

 

 Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., MPH 

University of Rochester Medical Center 

 

Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D.

Emory University, Yerkes Research Center

 

Brad Roper, Ph.D.

Memphis VA Medical Center

 

Ellen Crouse, B.S., Ph.D. 

Memphis VA Medical Center

 

Anton Reiner, Ph.D.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

Scott Heldt, Ph.D.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

Max Fletcher, Ph.D.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

A more detailed schedule and registration information will be available at the link below soon.

 

http://www.uthsc.edu/neuroscience/symposia.php

 

 

5.  The United States Air Force offers Health Professions Scholarships where students in selected graduate-level healthcare programs are commissioned as Second Lieutenants and placed on inactive, obligated Reserve status during the course of their studies.  

 

6.  Child Family Health International introduces new programs in Uganda and Argentina.  

This email is a paid announcement being sent as a service to Child Family Health International. Please direct your inquiries to them.

 

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CFHI Introduces New Programs in 

Uganda and Argentina

 

Child Family Health International (CFHI), a United Nations recognized nonprofit, runs socially responsible Global Health Education Programs for students of all levels focused on healthcare, public health, and determinants of health globally. CFHI is a global health ethics leader and collaborated with the Forum on Education Abroad to set standards for undergraduate health programs abroad.  

 

CFHI programs allow students to experience national and community approaches to healthcare provision, and CFHI academic partnerships with schools help faculty and departments expand and improve international offerings.

 

Below, new CFHI programs just launched featuring Uganda and Argentina's community-based approaches to healthcare provision and education.

 

 

 

Showcasing Nursing Perspectives in Argentina

CFHI launches its first program created specifically for nursing students.

 

The Global Perspectives in Nursing program places nursing, pre-nursing, and advanced practice students with http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs134/1105132857422/img/401.jpgArgentinian nurse preceptors. Participants join healthcare teams and rotate through specialties including pediatrics, surgery, oncology, and intensive care. Along with Argentinian health students CFHI participants take part in lectures and discussions on case studies, and activities with the local nurses' association.

 

Learn More: Global Perspectives in Nursing

 

 

 

 

Uganda's Community-Based Approach to Health 

Students explore HIV and maternal/child health or sustainable agriculture and food security in efforts led by local providers, HIV survivors, and inspiring community members.

 

 

CFHI's programs in Uganda address interactions between http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs134/1105132857422/img/402.jpg poverty, ill health, lack of education, and community-owned development efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. CFHI participants learn about health issues facing this region through clinical rotations, workshops, community health education and micro-finance initiatives.

 

Learn More:

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SAVE THE DATE: 

Workshop: Advising Students on Health Experiences Abroad

 

Join

University of Minnesota Health Careers Center 

and Child Family Health International (CFHI) for an in-depth live workshop "Beyond the Basics: Advising Students on International Health-Related Experiences."

 

 

When: Thursday, June 26, 6:00pm PST

Where: CFHI headquarters - San Francisco, CA 

 

Registration will be limited to allow for maximal dialogue.  

Please email jevert@cfhi.org

to reserve your spot.

 

 

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 Find Out More About CFHI Global Health Programs:

 

· Attend a live webinar

· Visit the CFHI website
· Read about our upcoming scholarships 

 

Applications now being accepted for March 2014 through December 2015.  

 

CFHI programs run year-round. 

Learn about group discounts and ask about alternate start dates throughout each month.

 

Get the CFHI Email Newsletter

 

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CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations.

 

7.  The Keck Graduate Institute (Claremont, CA) offers a Summer Pre-Med Program geared toward undergraduate sophomore and juniors who are either contemplating a career in medicine or already committed to applying in the next medical school admission cycle. 

This email is a paid announcement being sent as a service to the Keck Graduate Institute.   Please direct your inquiries to them.

KGI SUMMER PRE-MED PROGRAM

June 9-20, 2014 - Claremont, CA 

 

Looking for a productive summer experience next year? The SPP program is a two-week residential premed program specially designed to introduce students to what it means to be "premed." The program is geared toward undergraduate sophomores and juniors that are either contemplating a career in medicine or already committed to applying in the next medical school admission cycle and seeking supplemental preparation.

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Here are a few highlights of the program:

  • Clinical shadowing experience
  • Faculty special presentations (ex. ethics, medical innovations, specialties, industry)
  • Strong cohort experience (including a special team project)
  • Overview of application process (completion of your personal statement)
  • Medical school visitations
  • Interview techniques and coaching
  • A deeper understannding of biotech and pharmaceutical industries
  • Limit 30 Students

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For more information, please call (909) 607-8590. 

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014 or visit www.kgi.edu/summer-pre-med

 

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Tuition and Scholarship Information: We do have a limited number of scholarships to assist students with the $2995 tuition fee. The total includes room & board, and meals. 

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8.  The Gulf Coast Research Lab is offering a Marine Biology course, to be taught in Jamaica, May 10-24, 2014. 

Below is a flyer for a Marine Biology course in Jamaica during May 10-24, 2014. 

Please pass along to any interested students. 

The application deadline is March 7. 

Please contact the instructor (Dr. Scott Milroy, scott.milroy@usm.edu) for more information. 

 

Cheers,
Darcie

 

Darcie Graham

Undergraduate Programs Manager

Marine Education Center

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

The University of Southern Mississippi

703 East Beach Drive

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

O: 228.818.8887

F: 228.818.8894

 

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9.  Marginalia:  The assignment that the professor gave was “to prepare a not more than 100 word summary of the figure [about signal transduction] and submit.  Here is the figure, and one student’s reply.

From Dr. Robert B.:

 

I was leading a class through a signal transduction exercise.  I put in front of them the Wikipedia figure for signal transduction.  I asked the students to prepare a not more than 100 word summary of the essence of the figure and submit.  Below is a student's effort at the exercise.  I was impressed and thought I would share.

 

 

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Endless arrows

Endless molecules

Endless receptors

How can so much fit into one tiny cell?

How can so little create an entire organism?

External environment

External cues

Activate

Through the Phospholipid bilayer

Internal cascades

Internal inhibitions

Internal inhibitions of inhibitors

To grant molecules access to the Nucleus

Recruit

Unwind

Transcribe

Translate

Create the proteins that give rise to the

External Environment

Internal Cascades

1 cell, 2 cells, 4 cells, more

Divide, Communicate, Specialize, Relocate

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

 

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

E-mail: seisen@cbu.edu
http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html