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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2017.12, Week of April 10

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
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Thursday, April 20 is the date for this year’s Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolate Tasting Session, from 2-3:30 p.m., in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall!  YOWZA!!

 

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For more information, please go here. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up.
2.  The National Cancer Institute has released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2014, Featuring Survival.  
3.  While the European Chemicals Agency agrees that glyphosate (the active ingredient in Round Up and other herbicides) causes serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects, it does NOT meet the criteria to classify it as a carcinogen, a mutagen, or as toxic for reproduction. 
4. 
AACOM will host a student recruitment event (Osteopathic Medicine: FutureDOdoctor Event) at their upcoming annual conference on Wed. Apr. 26, 5pm-9pm in Baltimore, MD. 
5.  The seventeenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this June 
6.  The Compound Management group in the Department of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is offering a summer internship opportunity. 
7.  Spring is in Full Swing at Shelby Farms Park! 

8.  Marginalia:  While we’re on the subject of Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolate, here are The Top 20 Reasons Why Chocolate is Better Than a Man. 

 

1. Events coming up. 

 

Thursday, April 20:  It’s the Annual Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolate Tasting Session, from 2-3:30 p.m.!  New entry!!

Wednesday, April 26:  American Physical Therapy Association’s DPT Education Virtual Fair.  New entry! 

 

Wednesday, April 26:  University of Memphis Health Care Research Journal Club Presents Healthcare in a Changing Environment: Connecting Patients to Services.  New entry!

Monday, August 21, 2017:  TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  How awesome is that?  New entry!

 

·        Thursday, April 20:  It’s the Annual Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolate Tasting Session, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall! 

Here is your opportunity to learn about chocolate:

·         The history of chocolate;

·         How are where the cacao plant is grown;

·         How the pods are harvested, fermented and roasted;

·         How to enjoy the sound, the aroma, and finally, the flavor of white, milk and dark chocolate.

Our guide will be Ms. Marian Hughes, manager of the Laurelwood location.  Door prizes will be awarded!!

Here are some pictures from previous events:

The sound…

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The fragrance:

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The flavor!!

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·        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

 

·        Friday, April 21:  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Philadelphia campus is hosting its DO Open House. 

Greetings!

On behalf of the Admissions team, I am sending this invitation to you, your students and graduates to join the PCOM community at our DO Open House on Friday, April 21st in Philadelphia.

Registration and tours will begin at 4:00pm in Evans Hall.  Participants that evening will learn more about our admissions process, as well as the curriculum, osteopathic manipulative medicine and financial aid. Faculty and currently enrolled students will be available to provide additional insight into the academic experience on campus. Details regarding directions, parking and the campus map can be found at
pcom.edu.

Tours will be conducted and light refreshments will be served.

For more information and to rsvp, please visit:

http://www.pcom.edu/admissions/visit/visit-philadelphia/Doctor-of-Osteopathic-Medicine-Open-House-April-21-2017.html

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus later this month!
Regards,
Deborah Benvenger

 

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Deborah Benvenger
Chief Admissions Officer

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Evans Hall
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
office 215-871-6700 | fax 215-871-6719

 

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·        Wednesday, April 26:  American Physical Therapy Association’s DPT Education Virtual Fair. 

You are encouraged to register today for the free DPT Education Virtual Fair scheduled on April 26!  More than 50 programs across the US will participate in this live event. Please share the graphic below or direct your students to the fair registration website.  Our partner, CareerEco, is available to respond to questions about the fair at apta@careereco.com.

www.CareerEco.com/events/APTA

  Learn more about contacting apta@careereco.com  or APTA at at academicservices@apta.org .. Thank you!

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Libby J. Ross, MA, Director, Academic Services
Department of Education
American Physical Therapy Association
703-706-3326 (direct)
1-800-999-2782, ext 3326 (toll free)
libbyross@apta.org

 

·        Wednesday, April 26:  University of Memphis Health Care Research Journal Club Presents Healthcare in a Changing Environment: Connecting Patients to Services

 

 

Healthcare in a Changing Environment: Connecting Patients to Services

 

Shantelle Leatherwood, MHA,CMPE

Chief Executive Officer

Christ Community Health Services

 

 

The Christ Community Story: Healthcare is changing throughout the country. The way patients receive services and how healthcare providers address patients’ needs are undergoing fundamental change.  At Christ Community and in our community, we face an additional challenge.  Many of our patients come to us with deep-seated emotional, financial, spiritual and physical needs.  We work with them, through a team approach, to take care of their healthcare needs.  Our medical providers also emphasize spiritual as well as behavioral health to address societal problems that ultimately impact the overall health of our patients.  Importantly, the Patient Centered Medical Home model has moved us forward in improving both the continuity and overall quality of comprehensive and team-based patient care. 

 

Time:         Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and presentation at 12:00 noon

Place:        Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis, Room 263.

 

Please RSVP Janis Lamar at jdublin@memphis.edu no later than Friday, April 21, 2017.

 

Program Host: Cyril Chang, Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics

 Cyril F. Chang, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Director
Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics
Fogelman College of Business & Economics

The University of Memphis 
3675 Central Avenue, Office BA 312 
Memphis, TN 38152 

901.678.3565 | cchang@memphis.edu

·         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

 

·        Monday, August 21, 2017:  TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  How awesome is that?

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2.  The National Cancer Institute has released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2014, Featuring Survival.  

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The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975-2014—a yearly collaboration between the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries—was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on March 31, 2017.

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

 

 

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Key highlights include rates for new cancer cases, cancer deaths, and trends for the most common cancers in the United States, along with a special section on survival.

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Overall cancer death rates continue to decrease in men, women, and children for all major racial and ethnic groups. Special section on survival finds significant improvement for all but two cancer sites.

 

 

3.  While the European Chemicals Agency agrees that glyphosate (the active ingredient in Round Up and other herbicides) causes serious eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects, it does NOT meet the criteria to classify it as a carcinogen, a mutagen, or as toxic for reproduction. 

Whew, what a relief, right?

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4.  AACOM will host a student recruitment event (Osteopathic Medicine: FutureDOdoctor Event) at their upcoming annual conference on Wed. Apr. 26, 5pm-9pm in Baltimore, MD. 

AACOM will host a student recruitment event (Osteopathic Medicine: FutureDOdoctor Event) at their upcoming annual conference on Wed. Apr. 26, 5pm-9pm in Baltimore, MD. Please forward the attached flyer to your students and encourage them to register! High school, college students, and advisors are welcome to attend.

Presentations will be provided by an admission deans panel, DO student panel, DO physician, prehealth advisor and AACOMAS. We plan to have almost all osteopathic colleges of medicine represented at this event for the college fair portion at the end.

Registration and further details are available at http://www.aacom.org/recruitmentevents.  Additionally, if you’re in the region and would like to coordinate transportation for a group trip to this event, please contact me directly, swurth@aacom.org.

FutureDOdoctor Event: Baltimore 2017

  • Learn how to prepare and strengthen your AACOMAS application
  • Hear from an osteopathic medical physician about the profession 
  • Get advice from faculty advisor on how to write a successful personal statement and obtain strong letters of recommendation
  • Hear from a panel of admissions deans and students 
  • Meet one-on-one with admissions representatives from approximately 20 DO schools from across the US
  • See an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Demo, and more!

 

Sincerely,

Stephanie Wurth

 

 

Register Now! 

Registration is required to attend this event.
The deadline to register is April 23, 2017.

Additional details can be found at www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/futuredodoctor-recruitment-event

Sponsored by American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

Copyright © 2017 AACOMAS Applicants, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
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Watertown, MA, 02472
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Stephanie D. Wurth, Director of Application Services, Recruitment & Student Affairs
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
5550 Friendship Blvd, Suite 310 | Chevy Chase, MD 20815 

 

 

5.  The seventeenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this June.  

 

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The seventeenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this year.  The course will run for four weeks in June, 2017, on the Medical School campus in Baltimore, and will include both lectures and demonstrations using human cadavers.  Applications will be accepted from all currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed their freshman year of college.  

 

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Total tuition for the course will be $4100.  All course materials, including the textbook and an atlas, are included in the tuition.  Four (4) academic credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.  Accommodations are available on the main undergraduate campus of Johns Hopkins University.  

 

 

A completed application form, a non-refundable application fee of $50, and supporting materials (college transcript, letter of recommendation from an academic advisor) are due by April 15, 2017.  Full tuition will be due by May 1.

 

More course details, including a downloadable application form, can be found on the Internet at: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/FAE/anatomyinstitute

 

For further information, please contact Ms. Arlene Daniel at adaniel@jhmi.edu.

 

6.  The Compound Management group in the Department of Chemical Biology & Therapeutics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is offering a summer internship opportunity. 

Compound Management is a collaboration center within the Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics that offers compound acquisition, storage, reformatting, and delivery to collaborators both inside and outside of St. Jude. The center maintains and provides processing of a chemical inventory of over 800,000 registered compounds across greater than 6 million containers. Currently seeking two individuals with a desire to gain experience using automated liquid handlers and storage facilities, compound storage/reformatting, and operating within a research environment. Individuals should possess qualities of attention to detail, critical thinking, basic programming knowledge, and Excel experience.

 

Resumes can be sent to: julian.earl@stjude.org .

 

 

Julian D. Earl, CAPM, MOS, CAP

Administrative Specialist

Chemical Biology and Therapeutics 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

262 Danny Thomas Place

MS 1000

Memphis, TN 38105

Phone: 901-595-7474

Fax: 901-595-5715

 

 

7.  Spring is in Full Swing at Shelby Farms Park!  

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8.  Marginalia:  While we’re on the subject of Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolate, here are The Top 20 Reasons Why Chocolate is Better Than a Man. 

The Top 20 Reasons Why Chocolate is Better Than a Man:

 

20. All the good Chocolate isn’t already taken.

19. Chocolate never leaves the seat up.

18. Chocolate is easily molded.

17. All your friends understand what you see in it.

16. Every Chocolate is rich.

15. Its sole purpose is to give you pleasure.

14. When you’ve had enough Chocolate, you can put it away in its box.

13. Chocolate might make you fat, but it can’t make you pregnant.

12. You can spot the nutty ones immediately.

11. PMS only makes you appreciate it more.

10. With Chocolate, you can admit that size really matters.

9. You don’t have to go clubbin  to pick up Chocolate.

8. Your mother will never say it’s not good enough for you.

7. If you and your best friend like the same Chocolate, it’s not a problem.

6. Chocolate can be sweet without having ulterior motives.

5. You can have more than one Chocolate a day, and nobody will call you a skank.

4. You always know where your Chocolate is.

3. If you want to make it hard, you just stick it in the fridge.

2. With Chocolate, you never have to fake being satisfied!

And the #1 Reason Why Chocolate is Better Than  a Man…

1. Chocolate is always there for you when you need it!

 

 

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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