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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2017.01, Week of January 16.  

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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.  The All New 2017 VMCAS Webinar Series has finally been scheduled!!
2. 
The Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR) publication (2017/2018 Edition) is seeking profile submissions for this year’s book. We accept submissions from Pre-Veterinary Students, First & Fourth year veterinary students as well as veterinarians!! 
3.  The Illinois College of Optometry will host its 10th annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. 
4.  The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program
5.  The University of Memphis School of Public Health is pleased that our 2017 Public Health Summer Institute in Data Analytics has grown to span two weeks: August 7-18.  
6.  Columbia University’s Bioethics Master of Science Program Launches an Online-Only Option!  

 

1.  The All New 2017 VMCAS Webinar Series has finally been scheduled!!

The All New 2017 VMCAS Webinar Series has finally been scheduled!!

http://aavmc.org/webinars.aspx . The series includes:

 ·         The Road to Veterinary School:

o   Audience: Undergraduate Freshmen / Sophomore / Pre-Veterinary Students (open to all)

o   Summary: Learn how to prepare for the VMCAS application and find out what you should be doing during your early undergraduate career leading up to graduate school

·         Advising the Veterinary Student:

o   Audience: Pre-Veterinary / Pre-Health / Career Advisors

o   Summary: Advising the veterinary student will help you better understand the application process and shows you the tools to help your students.

 This year, we have created an “Upcoming Webinars and Special Events” mailing list. You can receive notifications of all of AAVMC & VMCAS special events by joining the list!  You may do so by clicking here:

https://confirmsubscription.com/h/d/34CB97456E3FEC89

Tony Wynne, Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
The Veterinary Medical College Application Service
655 K Street NW, Suite 725

Washington, DC 20001
O: 202-371-9195 x124
twynne@aavmc.org
www.aavmc.org

 

2.  The Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR) publication (2017/2018 Edition) is seeking profile submissions for this year’s book. We accept submissions from Pre-Veterinary Students, First & Fourth year veterinary students as well as veterinarians!! 

The Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR) publication (2017/2018 Edition) is seeking profile submissions for this year’s book. We accept submissions from Pre-Veterinary Students, First & Fourth year veterinary students as well as veterinarians!!

If you know of someone that you’d like to see featured in the publication, please forward them this email. Submission deadline is January 20th, 2017!

SUBMISSION WEBSITE:  http://aavmc.org/vmsarprofile.aspx

Thanks!!

Tony Wynne, Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
The Veterinary Medical College Application Service
655 K Street NW, Suite 725

Washington, DC 20001
O: 202-371-9195 x124
twynne@aavmc.org
www.aavmc.org 

 

3.  The Illinois College of Optometry will host its 10th annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. 

The Illinois College of Optometry will host its 10th annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a weeklong experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists.

There is no cost to participate in this program and room and board will be provided. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.

Program Dates: Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30, 2017

Application Period: December 1, 2016 – March 30, 2017

For eligibility and application information, visit http://www.ico.edu/admissions/recruitment-events/. Please feel free to contact me if you and/or your students have any questions.

Thank you in advance for sharing this information with your students.

Best regards,

Teisha Johnson, M.S.
Senior Director of Admissions

Illinois College of Optometry
3241 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616-3878

T: 312-949-7407

F: 312-949-7399

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4.  The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. 

The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is now accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.  Please see the attached brochures and visit our SURE website, https://www.umc.edu/Education/Schools/Graduate_Studies/Undergraduate_Research/SURE.aspx for more information.  Please encourage your students who are interested in biomedical research to apply.  The application is open from now until February 15. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

 

Dorothea Staursky   

Dorothea Staursky

Program Administrator

School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences

University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

 

5.  The University of Memphis School of Public Health is pleased that our 2017 Public Health Summer Institute in Data Analytics has grown to span two weeks: August 7-18.  

Dear Friends,

The University of Memphis School of Public Health is pleased that our 2017 Public Health Summer Institute in Data Analytics has grown to span two weeks: August 7-18.

 

SAVE THE DATES!

August 7- August 18, 2017

 

  

One and two-day workshops will enhance your expertise and data skills using SAS, R, SPSS, STATA, Causal Inference, and Excel:

 

2-Day: “R” for Beginners 
August 7-8 (Mon.-Tues.) 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; Meredith Ray, PhD

1-Day: Data Analysis and Programming in STATA
August 9 (Wed.) 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; Xinhua Yu, MD, PhD, MS

1-Day: Modeling and Techniques in Causal Inference
August 10 (Thurs.) 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; Xinhua Yu, MD, PhD, MS

1-Day: Data Analysis and Presentation using Excel 
August 11 (Fri.) 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; Chunrong Jia, PhD

2-Day: SAS for Beginners 
August 14-15 (Mon.-Tues.) 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Vikki Nolan, DSc, MPH

1-Day: Intermediate/Advanced SAS
August 16 (Wed.) 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; George Relyea, MS

 2-Day: SPSS and Basic Analytics
August 17-18 (Thurs.-Fri.) 9:00 am-4:00 pm; George Relyea, MS

Here are course descriptions:

 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

 

Public Health Summer Institute 2017

“Data Analytics”

 

 2-Day: “R” for Beginners

August 7-8 (Mon.-Tues.) 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; Meredith Ray, PhD

This introduction to R provides hands-on experience creating coding for manipulating, analyzing, and presenting data using R.  Fee: $200

 

1-Day: Data Analysis and Programming in STATA

August 9 (Wed.) 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; Xinhua Yu, MD, PhD, MS

This interactive session will introduce data management, common commands in glm, survival analysis, mixed models, and graphs, and essential programming techniques in Stata. It is best suited for those who will use Stata for daily analysis. Fee: $100

 

1-Day: Modeling and Techniques in Causal Inference

August 10 (Thurs.) 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; Xinhua Yu, MD, PhD, MS

This advanced workshop includes topics such as causal graphical models, potential outcome framework, propensity score analysis, instrumental variable analysis, mediation analysis and moderation (interaction) analysis. All concepts and techniques will be accompanied by examples with SAS, Stata or R programs. Fee: $100   

 

1-Day: Data Analysis and Presentation using Excel

August 11 (Fri.) 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; Chunrong Jia, PhD

This hands-on session provides hands-on experience analyzing and presenting data using Excel. Fee: $100

 

2-Day: SAS for Beginners 

August 14-15 (Mon.-Tues.) 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Vikki Nolan, DSc, MPH

This interactive session will provide an introduction to SAS with practice writing code, performing basic data manipulations, and using basic SAS procedures to summarize a dataset. Fee: $200

 

1-Day: Intermediate/Advanced SAS

August 16 (Wed.) 9:00 am- 4:00 pm; George Relyea, MS

This workshop will provide experience in the use of SAS to inform research. Fee: $100

 

 2-Day: SPSS and Basic Analytics

August 17-18 (Thurs.-Fri.) 9:00 am-4:00 pm; George Relyea, MS

The first day of this interactive workshop teaches the basics of using IBM SPSS in the menu and programming environment to perform data management, generate reports and graphics. The second day concentrates on performing basic analytical methods with special attention to interpretation of results. Fee: $200

 

                For information please contact Dr. Marian Levy mlevy@memphis.edu  901.678.4514

 


 

CPH credits are available for all workshops. See the attached flyer for details.

 

Please feel free to forward this announcement to students and colleagues! Space is limited to 30 participants in each session.

 

Registration will begin in April, but for now Save the Date.

 

For more information, contact me at mlevy@memphis.edu

 

Best,

Marian

 

Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, FAND

Governing Council, American Public Health Association

Fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Professor

Interim Associate Dean

School of Public Health

The University of Memphis

230 Robison Hall

Memphis, TN 38152

Telephone: (901) 678-4514

FAX: (901) 678-0372

mlevy@memphis.edu

 

 

 

6.  Columbia University’s Bioethics Master of Science Program Launches an Online-Only Option!  

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Columbia's Bioethics Master of Science Program Launches Online-Only Option!

We're excited to announce an online-only option for students pursuing a Master's degree in Bioethics. Like the on-campus option, the online program will feature rigorous coursework, world-class instruction by Columbia faculty, as well as career and professional development.

Online, students have weekly live web classroom meetings with professors and use a highly collaborative and interactive social learning platform to connect with their instructors and fellow students. Additionally, students participate in discussion groups, collaborative and independent coursework, and prerecorded videos.

For more information, sign up for an online information session with esteemed Bioethics Program Director Robert Klitzman, MD on Monday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. EST.

You may also learn more, request information, or apply to the program.

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Monday, January 23 | 6:00 PM EST | Online

Program director Dr. Robert Klitzman will present along with admissions representatives to provide curriculum, application, and enrollment information. Audience questions are answered during the online forum.

Register for access

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Bioethics at Columbia University
Columbia's programs in Bioethics, which are ideal for physicians, nurses, lawyers, IRB professionals, pre-medical and pre-law students, journalists, and others, include the master's program, which can be taken on-campus or online, the online Certification of Professional Achievement, and individual online courses. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available for any program option.

Students study with faculty from across the University, drawing on the extraordinary resources of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, and Columbia's Department of Psychiatry. Through elective coursework on campus, students may study with faculty from the schools of Law, Journalism, Nursing, International and Public Affairs, and Arts and Sciences.

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Robert Klitzman, Program Director
Klitzman is the director of the M.S. in Bioethics program, and is a professor of clinical psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He co-founded and for five years co-directed the Columbia University Center for Bioethics, and is the director of the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV Center.

APPLICATIONS
We are currently accepting applications.

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Online Certification in Bioethics
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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/ 
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html