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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2017.10, Week of March 27

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

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

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Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up.
2.  Des Moines University (IA) is hosting a series of program preview days during the summer for students interested in physical therapy, physician assistant studies and podiatric medicine. 
3.  From Medscape.com:  State of Cancer Care in US: 'Far From Adequate'  
4.  The University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson) offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. 
5.  Important Changes for the 2018 ADEA AADSAS Application cycle and Important ADEA AADSAS Dates for 2017.    
6.  Maryland University of Integrative Health (Laurel, MD) March 2017 e-newsletter.  

 

1. Events coming up. 

Wednesday, March 29:  Pediatric Research Day at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 1:  The 2017 Western Collegiate Division Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences will be hosted by Christian Brothers University in Memphis on Saturday April 1, 2017.

 

Saturday, April 8:  Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) Open House

 

·        Wednesday, March 29:  Pediatric Research Day at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital will host its ninth annual Pediatric Research Day on Wednesday, March 29 2017, from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m., in the Chesney Auditorium and Faculty Office Building.

Free.  Registration closes March 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

http://www.lebonheur.org/research-and-education/research/pediatric-research-day/

 

Pediatric Research Day agenda

 

7:45-8 a.m.

Breakfast

8-8:10 a.m.        

Welcome
Jonathan McCullers, MD, Dunavant Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Meri Armour, President and CEO, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

8:10-8:15 a.m.                                        

Comments from Organizers
Amali Samarasinghe, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
David Hains, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology
Amanda Preston, PhD, Scientific Editor, Children’s Foundation Research Institute

8:15–9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: James C. Hunt Visiting Distinguished Professorship
Michael A. Zasloff, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Georgetown University, Scientific Director, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute

9:15–9:40 a.m.

Coffee served in the atrium of the Faculty Office Building

Session One - Auditorium, Faculty Office Building

Chairs                                          

Dennis Black, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, UTHSC Scientific Director, Children’s Foundation Research Institute
Sandra Arnold, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, UTHSC 

9:40–9:45 a.m.        

Introduction by Session Chairs

9:45–10:10 a.m.                             

Imaging immune responses through the lens of the virus:  Viral dynamics, and within-host deep sequencing of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in infants and adults
John DeVincenzo, MD, Professor of Pediatrics; Molecular Sciences, Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry, UTHSC

10:10–10:20 a.m.

Abstract Speaker

10:20–10:30 a.m.

Abstract Speaker

 

10:30–10:40 a.m.      

Break

10:40–11:05 a.m.                  

The WHO Global Influenza Program; 60 years of chasing influenza
Richard Webby, PhD,
 Member, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

11:05–11:15 a.m.

Abstract Speaker

11:15–11: 25 a.m.

Abstract Speaker

11:25 to 1:45 p.m.

Lunch and Poster Session. CFRI Ground and Lobby Levels Presenters must be available at posters from noon to 1 p.m.

Session Two

Chairs                                             

Jonathan McCullers, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC
Robert Rooney, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC

2-2:05 p.m.

Introduction by Session Chairs

2:05-2:30 p.m.   

Pediatric Community-acquired Pneumonia in 2017 – What We Know and What We Don’t Know
Sandra Arnold, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC

2:30-2:40 p.m.

Abstract Speaker

2:40-2:50 p.m.

Break

2:50-3:15 p.m.

Devising an early electronic screening system for the determination of pediatric severe sepsis
Samir Shah, MD, Division Chief of Critical Care, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC

3:15-3:25 p.m.

Abstract Speaker

3:25-3:50 p.m.

Interplay between Environmental Exposures and Respiratory Tract Infections
Stephania Cormier, PhD, Plough Foundation Chair of Excellence in Pediatrics,?Director of Pediatric Asthma Research Program, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry, Physiology, UTHSC Director, LSU Superfund Research Program

3:50-4 p.m.

Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks

·         Saturday, April 1:  The 2017 Western Collegiate Division Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences will be hosted by Christian Brothers University in Memphis on Saturday April 1, 2017.

This meeting is intended as a forum for undergraduate student research. Undergraduate researchers in ALL areas of science are encouraged to present their work.

 

·        Saturday, April 8:  Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) Open House

Greetings from VCOM!

Here on the VCOM Virginia Campus we are excited to announce our Spring 2017 Open House!  On Saturday, April 8, 2017 we would like to welcome prospective students and guests to our campus to explore all that VCOM has to offer.  There will be opportunities to tour our campus including our Anatomy lab, meet current students, see osteopathic manipulative treatment in action, and more!

More information and registration can be found here: http://www.vcom.edu/admissions/virginia-campus-open-house

We hope that you will consider joining us.  Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions!

Best Wishes,

Shannon

………………………..

Shannon C. Sampson, MPH, Director of Admissions, Virginia Campus
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
2265 Kraft Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24060
Office: 540-231-5909 | Fax: 540-231-5252

 

 

 

 

 

·        April 18-21:  Ms. Debbie Driscoll, J.D., Sr. Admissions Officer for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will be in Nashville to meet with prospective students.

Hello Dr. Eisen,

 

I will be recruiting for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Nashville April 18-21, and wanted to encourage any of your high-achieving students who might be interested in our Master’s Entry into Nursing program to reach out to me. This a Master’s level program for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, who are considering transitioning to a career in nursing. More information about the Master’s Entry into Nursing program can be found on our website: http://nursing.jhu.edu/academics/programs/pre-licensure/masters-entry/

Thank you in advance for helping me to get the message out to your students.

 

Best regards,

 

Debbie Driscoll, J.D. |Sr. Admissions Officer

Office of Admissions

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
525 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205
P. 410-502-4132 | E. ddrisco8@jhu.edu

Twitter: debdriscolljhu
http://nursing.jhu.edu

#1 Master’s Degree, U.S. News & World Report, 2017

·        April 26, 2017:  DPT Education Virtual Fair, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time

http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA

APTA invites you and your students to register for a free DPT Education Virtual Fair scheduled on April 26, 2017 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm ET. This fair will allow users to participate in live chats with Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs from across the country. Your students can use the fair to find the best DPT program for them, ask questions from the comfort of a computer, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process. Attendees must register in advance for this free event. Learn more and register. Our partner, CareerEco, is available to respond to questions about the fair at apta@careereco.com.

Libby J. Ross, MA, Director, Academic Services
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 N. Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314
703-706-3326 (direct)
800-999-2782, ext. 3326 (toll free)
libbyross@apta.org

·         Friday, May 5, 2017.  Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Stratford, N.J.) Open House.

"The door is open… Step inside and explore New Jersey’s only Osteopathic medical school!"

 

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, (RowanSOM) will open its' doors for our Annual Open House on May 5th, 2017 from 12:00 pm 4:00 pm. Hear from our esteemed faculty, students, and research physicians about the amazing opportunities at New Jersey’s only osteopathic medical school. There will be campus tours, OMM demonstrations, a “Q&A” session with admissions as well as free food. You don't want to miss this opportunity!!!

 

Register today using this link from our website ------ > http://www.rowan.edu/som/education/admissions/openHouse_form.php

 

See you there!!!

 

Ron

 

Ronald M. Braxton II

Assistant Director of Admissions

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

113 East Laurel Road

PO Box 1011

Stratford, NJ 08084

(856) 566-2743

braxtonr@rowan.edu

 

 

 

 

2.  Des Moines University (IA) is hosting a series of program preview days during the summer for students interested in physical therapy, physician assistant studies and podiatric medicine. 

Greetings from Des Moines University!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting program preview days throughout the summer months for students interested in physical therapy, physician assistant studies and podiatric medicine. A preview day gives students the opportunity to learn more about the profession, clinical opportunities, research, meet current students, and discover if DMU is a good fit for their professional and educational goals. Participants are given priority consideration in the application/admission process. The event does require a free online application, and applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Fifteen participants will be selected for each event. Information regarding the events can be found below or by visiting our website at https://www.dmu.edu/admission/events/dmu-preview/.

We hope that you will share this information with your students! Thank you!

Anna

Anna Cruz, Recruitment and Admissions Specialist
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
515-271-1498 • 800-240-2767 ext. 1498 • Fax 515-271-7032
anna.cruz@dmu.edu
www.dmu.edu

DMU Preview 2017

 

 

 

3.  From Medscape.com:  State of Cancer Care in US: 'Far From Adequate'  

Viewing Medscape.com articles requires registration, but registration is free.

The article states with this:

"The US cancer care system is far from providing adequate healthcare to all of its citizens with cancer," commented Melissa Dillmon, MD, chair-elect of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) State Affiliate Council Executive Subcommittee.

"As physicians and as public servants, it is our responsibility to work towards addressing these disparities," she added.

Dr Dillmon was speaking at the launch of the State of Cancer Care in America: 2017 from ASCO at a press briefing earlier today in Washington, DC. It is the fourth such annual report.

Here’s the link:  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/877597

 

4.  The University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson) offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. 

 

Master of Biomedical Sciences:

A stepping stone into careers in health care and biomedical research

The purpose of this email is to let you know that the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Graduate Studies has a great opportunity for graduating seniors who may not know their exact science career path yet or for those who may have recently learned that they were not accepted into professional school.  UMMC offers a 1 year, 30 credit hour MS degree in Biomedical Sciences.  Highlights of the program include:

  • High success rate for graduates of the program advancing to professional or graduate schools
  • Provides instruction in Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Histology,  and Human Anatomy
  • At only $425 per credit hour (MS residents), the program is very cost effective

 The application deadline is rapidly approaching (June 1st). If you have any students who might be interested please share the attached document outlining the program with them.  If a student has questions or would like more information, please contact the program director, V Gregory Chinchar, PhD (601-984-1195 or vchinchar@umc.edu).   

Thank you for your consideration,

Michael Ryan, Ph.D., Associate Dean 
UMMC School of Graduate Studies

 

 

5.  Important Changes for the 2018 ADEA AADSAS Application cycle and Important ADEA AADSAS Dates for 2017.    

Important Changes for the 2018 ADEA AADSAS Application Cycle:

 

     *Applicants can match their courses to fulfill prerequisite course requirements for a particular school before submitting their application to a dental school.

 

     *Applicants can request transcripts from World Education Services (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluation (ECE) directly within the application, eliminating sending documents by mail.

 

     *Applicants reapplying to 2018 ADEA AADSAS will not be able to carry over their information from the previous cycle. However, moving forward, reapplicants will be able to carry their information from the previous cycle.

Important ADEA AADSAS Dates for 2017 (all times listed are in Eastern Time)

·         May 4: Register for the 2018 ADEA AADSAS Application Preview for Advisors from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

·         May 17:  Universal Advisors Portal webinar, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

·         May 21: ADEA AADSAS Prep Day Virtual Fair*, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ADEA AADSAS staff available to speak with students.)

·         June 1: 2018 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants, by noon. 

·         June 15: ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair*, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Dental school admissions officers available to speak with students.)

*Registration is now open at http://www.adea.org/gdvf17/

 

 

6.  Maryland University of Integrative Health (Laurel, MD) March 2017 e-newsletter.  

MUIH News and Events

 

MARCH 2017

Steven Combs Named MUIH's New President and CEO

 

 

Steven Combs, Ph.D., has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for Maryland University of Integrative Health, and will assume the role on April 1, 2017.
 
Dr. Combs most recently served as Executive Vice President and Provost of Drury University in Springfield, MO, and previously served in leadership positions at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Hawaii Pacific University. In these roles, he has seen success in launching academic programs, enhancing the student experience, expanding alumni relations, leveraging strategic partnerships, and implementing capital campaigns. 
 
In accepting the appointment, Dr. Combs said, “I am honored and humbled by the Board’s faith in me to lead MUIH at this moment in the University’s history. It is clear that I stand today between a vibrant past and a future filled with promise and potential.” Read more

Dr. Moonaz Goes to Washington 
 

 

What Happens When A Meditation Expert Visits Congress?
Last month, MUIH's Steffany Moonaz, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Academic Research, returned to Capitol Hill to lead a monthly meditation session for members of Congress and their staffers. This ongoing initiative was developed by Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), a champion of mindfulness and meditation practice. We recently interviewed Dr. Moonaz about her experience, and the importance mindful-based practices in today’s political landscape. Read more

 

Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award Winner: Dr. Michael Tims 

MUIH is proud to announce this year’s winner of the Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award, Michael Tims, Ph.D. Dr. Tims will be presenting his work at this year’s Research Symposium on March 24. His presentation, titled "Design, Development, and Implementation of Two Student-assisted Research Studies," will cover some of the innovative work he has conducted in his role as Academic Director for Herbal Programs at MUIH. We recently interviewed Dr. Tims about his presentation and the importance of research in herbal medicine. Read more

 

iRest® Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training 

April 5-9, 2017
Developed over 30 years by Richard Miller Ph.D., iRest Yoga Nidra meditation supports psychological, physical, and spiritual health, healing, and awakening. The Level 1 training is designed to provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice, and delivery of iRest. This will allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching, or clinical practice. Read more

 

MUIH in the News
 

Faculty Support National Health and Wellness Coach Recognition Week
Members of MUIH’s Health and Wellness Coaching community headed to Capitol Hill with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition for National Health and Wellness Coach Recognition Week. Among the attendees was MUIH Health & Wellness Coaching Program Director Dr. Rebecca Pille, who described real-life examples of how coaching bridges health information and healthy people. Read more 

Faculty Publish Study on Use of Evidence-Based Practice Among Herbal Medicine Providers
James Snow and Bevin Clare, along with an Australian colleague, have published a new study in Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine on the use, opinion, skills and training of evidence-based practice among practitioners of Western herbal medicine in the United States. This helps us understand how we may support herbal medicine as a field moving forward. Read more

 

Recipe: Spring Basket Salad
As winter ends, we eagerly anticipate the return of fresh spring flavors straight from the farmer’s market or garden. This colorful salad features unique flavors such as violet vinegar, golden beets, and burdock root, and is sure to liven up your table with a bright welcome to the spring season. Read more

 

In Case You Missed It...

Here are some of the most interesting health and wellness related items buzzing around online right now. 

Twice Weekly Yoga Classes Plus Home Practice Effective in Reducing Symptoms of Depression (ScienceDaily)
A new study finds that people who suffer from depression and regularly participate in yoga and deep breathing, plus practice at home, receive a significant reduction in their symptoms.

Virginia Herbal Medicine Center Gets $200k Grant (Roanoke Times)
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office recently announced that a $200,000 award will go to supporting a non-profit organization providing acupuncture, therapeutic bodywork, and farm-to-practitioner Chinese medicinal herbs to Southwestern Virginia communities.

Acupuncture Anti-Inflammatory Marker Found (HealthCMi)
Chronic inflammation is related to a wide variety of health concerns. Researchers in Korea have recently identified how acupuncture can reduce inflammation, providing a solid groundwork for further research.

Meditators Have Younger Brains (Mindful)
New research shows that long-term meditators have higher concentrations of tissue in the regions of the brain most depleted by aging.

What Happens When We Reconnect with Nature (GreaterGood)
Humans have long intuited that being in nature is good for the mind and body. Now, a large body of research is documenting the positive impacts of nature on human flourishing.

Featured Events 

MUIH Research Symposium 2017
Mar. 24, 5-8 p.m.
 
MUIH Nutrition Symposium 2017
June 23-25 

Events Calendar

Web Information Session: Admissions and Financial Aid
Mar. 24, 12-1 p.m.
 

Webinar: Yoga Teacher to Yoga Therapist: Making the Transition
Mar. 27, 1-2 p.m.
 

Webinar: A New Standard in Nutrition: CNS vs RD
Mar. 28, 6-7 p.m.
 

Web Information Session: Yoga Therapy Program
Apr. 3, 12-1 p.m.
 
Webinar: Clean Eating: How to Start and Sustain
Apr. 6, 7-8 p.m.

Webinar: Workplace Wellness: Developing a Culture of Health
Apr. 10, 7-8 p.m.
 

Webinar: Herbal Enthusiast to Herbal Expert
Apr. 11, 12-1 p.m.
 
Web Information Session: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Programs
Apr. 13, 12-1 p.m.
 

Web Information Session: Health and Wellness Coaching Programs
Apr. 13, 7 -8 p.m.
 
Webinar: Yoga Teacher to Yoga Therapist: Making the Transition
Apr. 18, 1-2 p.m.

Web Information Session: Nutrition and Integrative Health Programs
Apr. 18, 7-8 p.m. 
 
Web Information Session: Health Promotion Program
Apr. 19, 12-1 p.m. 
 
Web Information Session: Herbal Medicine Programs
Apr. 20, 12-1 p.m. 
 
Webinar: Careers in Health Coaching
Apr. 25, 12-1 p.m. 
 
Web Information Session: Internships in Nutrition and Integrative Health Programs
Apr. 26, 6-7 p.m. 
 

See all Upcoming Events

 

 

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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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