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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2016.07, Week of February 22  

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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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Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN) has programs in nursing, osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, and veterinary medicine, and we will be going on an overnight trip to visit the campus, Sunday, March 6 through Monday, March 7.

 

 

If you’re interested in participating in this overnight trip, please go to Article #2. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.  PHP events coming up. 
2.  You are welcome to join us in a trip to Lincoln Memorial University, Sunday, March 6 through Monday, March 7 to visit the facilities of their College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Nursing, and Physician Assistant Studies Program. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 15, 2016 edition.   
4.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Health Professions (Memphis) announces its annual Open House on Friday, February 26, featuring its programs in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, Cytotechnology & Histotechnology, Health Informatics and Information Management, Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies.  
5.  Mercer Health Sciences Center (Atlanta, GA) announces its Health Sciences Day, featuring its programs in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and health professions) on Saturday, March 5.  
6.  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announces its annual Veterinary Medical Career Fair and Information Sessions event will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC
!
 
7.  There's still time to register for the Wolf River Conservancy's biggest volunteer event of the year, its 11th Annual Tree Planting. 
8.  School for Field Studies Environmental Field Studies Abroad e-newsletter:  February 11, 2016 edition.  

 

1.  PHP events coming up.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016:  So you want to be a Physician Assistant”, 5th in the 2015-2016 “So you want to be a <fill in the blank>” series, featuring Anmol Khan, PA and CBU alumna.  Cosponsored with Career Services, refreshments from Mama D’s Italian Ices (( https://www.facebook.com/mymamads  ) will be served at 6:30 p.m., at Ms. Khan will begin her presentation at 7 p.m.;

Sunday, March 6 through Monday, March 7:  Overnight trip to Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN).  For more information, please go to Article #2. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Introduction to Logan School of Chiropractic, 2 to 4 p.m.:  Ms. Mollie Baker, Admissions Coordinator for Logan University will be available to discuss the chiropractic and other programs offered at Logan University;    

Thursday, April 14, 2016:  Introduction to US Army Healthcare Scholarships (in case you missed it the first time.):  Captain Sterling Coleman will discuss the scholarships which the US Army offers through the Department of Defense, AH 122, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. 

 

2.  You are welcome to join us in a trip to Lincoln Memorial University, Sunday, March 6 through Monday, March 7 to visit the facilities of their College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Nursing, and Physician Assistant Studies Program. 

Lincoln Memorial University has a number of graduate-level clinical healthcare programs:

                                                              i.      College of Osteopathic Medicine

                                                            ii.      College of Veterinary Medicine

                                                          iii.      College of Nursing

                                                          iv.      Physician Assistant Studies program

 

Here is the itinerary and details of our proposed trip:

 

A)    Itinerary

               Leave Memphis ~9 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 6, arrive around 4 p.m.

1.      LMU will be providing dinner when we arrive

2.      Possible social gathering that evening

3.      Tours starting by 9 a.m., Monday morning

               Leave Harrogate, TN no later than 5 p.m., arrive in Memphis by 12 a.m.

 

B)     Costs

                                                              i.      LMU will pay for two rooms at a Holiday Inn

1.      Additional rooms are $90

2.      PHP funds will pay for additional rooms and fuel

                                                            ii.      We need to pay for food, other than Sunday night dinner.

 

C)Sorry for the short notice, but I need to know if you’re interested enough to go by Monday, February 22.  True, we are all subject to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and you may have to cancel, but I could use a headcount sooner rather than later.

About LMU-DCOM

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  • A.T. Still, MD, DO, founder of osteopathic medicine, born in Jonesville, Virginia, in 1828 (approximately 30 miles from the site of Lincoln Memorial University)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) chartered in 1897 as a living memorial to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, with the mission to serve the underserved of rural Appalachia by providing educational opportunities
  • Plan for a college of osteopathic medicine at LMU originated in 2004 by Autry O. V. "Pete" DeBusk, chairman of LMU Board of Trustees and founder and CEO of DeRoyal Industries, after he met Ray Stowers, DO, FACOFP. Both were members of the MedPAC Commission, a Medicare advisory board in Washington, D.C. DeBusk, an LMU alumnus, shared his dream of a college of medicine at LMU with Stowers, a rural family physician.
  • Year-long feasibility study conducted; at completion, LMU announced it was pursuing accreditation for Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM), Tennessee's newest medical school and its only osteopathic medical school
  • Ground broken for the LMU-DCOM building: May 2006
  • AOA COCA Provisional Accreditation granted to LMU-DCOM: September 2006
  • SACS COC Level V Accreditation granted to LMU: January 2007
  • Faculty and staff moved into LMU-DCOM building: July 2007
  • Opening Day for LMU-DCOM: August 1, 2007http://www.lmunet.edu/uploads/_dcom/images/DOlogo_transparent.gif
  • First day of classes: August 3, 2007
  • Building Dedication Date: October 20, 2007 
  • Physician Assistant Program launched May 2009
  • AOA COCA accreditation status granted May 1, 2011
  • DO Inaugural Class Graduation: May 14, 2011
  • PA Program Inaugural Class Graduation: July 30, 2011

 

 

3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 15, 2016 edition.   

STAT Short,
topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

February 15, 2016

Editor's Note: The AAMC is seeking feedback from STAT readers. Please click here to take a 5- to 10-minute survey that will allow us to explore readers’ opinions about content and delivery methods they need to stay informed about issues facing the academic medicine community.

President’s Proposed Budget Includes Dangerous Patient Care Cuts

Following the release of President Obama’s FY 2017 budget last week, AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, issued a statement praising the president’s “acknowledgment of the importance of medical research through his proposed increase in overall funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and his continued support for fundamental science.” He noted, however, that the AAMC is concerned that “proposed cuts to patient care and doctor training at academic medical centers in the president’s budget will hinder efforts at real progress.”

NIH Director Francis Collins Holds Budget Briefing at AAMC

Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), addressed the academic medicine and medical research communities in a briefing last week at the AAMC headquarters in Washington, D.C. The briefing focused on the President’s FY 2017 budget request and how the NIH plans to use the $2 billion increase that Congress provided in December.

New Teaching Hospital Resource to Help Improve Price Transparency

The AAMC has developed a new online resource to help teaching hospitals deliver information on pricing and data that is clear to patients. In addition to best practices, the resource compiles information about educating staff and residents on how to communicate prices in the appropriate context to help patients better identify out-of-pocket costs and determine the value of services.

2015 AAMC Annual Report Features Streamlined, Interactive Format

The 2015 AAMC Annual Report is now available and features a new streamlined, interactive online format that highlights the many ways the association and its members have served and led the academic medicine community in 2015. Through links to videos, publications, data, and other resources, the report illustrates how the AAMC’s programs, services, and advocacy efforts have advanced medical research, medical education, and patient care at the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals over the last year.

Upcoming Webinars Hosted by Research on Care Community

The AAMC’s Research on Care Community Health Equity subgroup (ROCChe) will host a webinar on Feb. 29 with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The discussion will focus on four new change leadership programs designed by RWJF to build a culture of health and promote health equity by addressing disparities and combating the effects of racism and poverty (register here). ROCC is also hosting a series of free webinars in February and March to highlight award-winning research on data visualization, value-based care, and health system infrastructure (register here).

RWJF Expands SMDEP to Other Health Professions

RWJF has issued a call for proposals for a new interprofessional pilot of the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), which will expand the program to include all health professions. Applicants must include a school of medicine, a school of dentistry, and at least one other health profession program or school from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative to be eligible for the pilot. An informational webinar for interested applicants will be held on Feb. 17.

On the Move

Erin O’Shea, PhD, chief scientific officer of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), has been named the institute’s new president, effective September 2016. She will be the first woman to serve in this role. O’Shea will succeed Robert Tjian, PhD, who announced last year that he was returning to the University of California, Berkeley, after serving as president of HHMI since 2009.

 

4.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Health Professions (Memphis) announces its annual Open House on Friday, February 26, featuring its programs in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology, Cytotechnology & Histotechnology, Health Informatics and Information Management, Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies.  

 

5.  Mercer Health Sciences Center (Atlanta, GA) announces its Health Sciences Day, featuring its programs in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and health professions) on Saturday, March 5.    

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Dear Advising Colleagues and Friends,

 

We invite your pre-health professions students and/or you to attend our upcoming event to get a closer look at programs offered by colleges and schools under the Mercer Health Sciences Center umbrella: Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Professions (Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Public Health). This event will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 on Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is scheduled to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will provide attendees with an opportunity to meet with faculty, admissions staff, and current students from each college/school.

 

More information about this event and the Health Science programs that will be represented is available along with a registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mercer-university-health-sciences-day-tickets-20769495119. Please encourage interested students to RSVP by March 1st.

 

We appreciate your advising efforts on behalf of your students!

 

Regards,

Jordana

 

Jordana Berry, MBA ‘04

Director of Admissions and Student Affairs

Mercer University College of Pharmacy

 

3001 Mercer University Drive

Atlanta, GA 30341

T: 678-547-6182

F: 678-547-6518

E: berry_js@mercer.edu

 

http://pharmacy.mercer.edu

http://hsc.mercer.edu

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6.  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announces its annual Veterinary Medical Career Fair and Information Sessions event will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC! 

AAVMC is pleased to announce that its annual Veterinary Medical Career Fair and Information Sessions event will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC!

 

This free event is for anyone with an interest in the veterinary medical profession. The AAVMC’s recruiting event is a unique opportunity for prospective veterinary students to meet with admissions representatives from the veterinary medical colleges from the US and abroad. Information sessions are held to provide great information about various careers in veterinary medicine as well as helpful information on applying to veterinary school. Save the date for this unique opportunity!

 

AAVMC’s Annual Veterinary Medical Career Fair
& Information Sessions
Sunday March 6, 2016
2:30 PM—5:00 PM

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street, NW

Washington, DC 20008

Students may register for the event though our website at: http://tinyurl.com/AAVMCCareerFair2016. Parents need not register. Please note that we encourage students to register themselves as the registration includes a short survey about the profile of students who may be interested in veterinary medicine. This data helps us to plan future educational and recruiting programming.

 

Please feel free to contact Dr. Lisa Greenhill at DiversityMatters@aavmc.org for additional information.

 

 

 

Lisa M. Greenhill, MPA, EdD

Associate Executive Director for

Institutional Research and Diversity

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

1101 Vermont Avenue, NW; Suite 301

Washington, DC 20005

(O) 202-371-9195 x147

(C) 703-585-9952

lgreenhill@aavmc.org

www.aavmc.org

 

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7.  There's still time to register for the Wolf River Conservancy's biggest volunteer event of the year, its 11th Annual Tree Planting. 

Preserving the Wonder of the Wolf

 

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            There's still time to register for the Wolf River Conservancy's biggest volunteer event of the year, presented by International Paper. The 11th Annual Tree Planting promises to be a fun-filled event for all ages! Help the Wolf River Conservancy plant native Eastern Redbud trees and milkweed plants in an effort to establish a butterfly garden along Walnut Grove Road in Shelby Farms Park.

Register to Volunteer


Saturday, March 12th
9 AM - Noon
Shelby Farms Park, Gate 11

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            The cost of each Eastern Redbud tree that will be planted is approximately $15. Please consider a donation to our Tree Planting so that more funds can go to future service projects and programs.

Sponsor A Tree and Support WRC

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8.  School for Field Studies Environmental Field Studies Abroad e-newsletter:  February 11, 2016 edition.  

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Environmental Field Studies Abroad

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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
http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 
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