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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2018.11, Week of March 19

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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 University of Buffalo (NY) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will convene a Pharmacy Summer Institute July 9-12, 2018. 
2.  The 2nd annual Mid-Southern Interdisciplinary Sciences Association (MISA) meeting will be held October 18-19, 2018 in Nashville, TN at the Drury Hotel.  
3.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Schools and Teaching Hospitals, March 14, 208 edition.  
4.  The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Master of Science in Behavioral Health. 
5.  The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers a Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies program in Panama.   
6.  The School for Field Studies (SFS) also offers a Biodiversity study program in Peru’s Cloud Forests. 

 

1. The University of Buffalo (NY) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will convene a Pharmacy Summer Institute July 9-12, 2018. 

This is an enrichment program providing information about the challenging career pathway opportunities in the profession of pharmacy and exposure to the fields of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences to interested and motivated high school and college students. This unique day camp experience incorporates active participation in a broad scope of learning experiences, including “hands-on” training in pharmacy practice skills, lectures by faculty and local Buffalo area alumni pharmacist practitioners and field trips. The program reviews pharmacy education opportunities and the pharmacy curriculum at SPPS as well as recommended high school preparatory and collegiate pre-pharmacy course work. View our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEc3V5WZ3_k

July 9-12, 2018

9:00am-3:00pm

Application Due: June 1

Thank you for your time.

Jennifer

Jennifer M. Rosenberg, PhD
Associate Dean

Director of Admissions, Enrollment Planning, and Undergraduate Advisement
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The State University of New York at Buffalo

274 Kapoor Hall, Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

(716) 645-2858
jmr16@buffalo.edu
http://pharmacy.buffalo.edu/

 

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2.  The 2nd annual Mid-Southern Interdisciplinary Sciences Association (MISA) meeting will be held October 18-19, 2018 in Nashville, TN at the Drury Hotel.  

 

Dear MISA Members and Friends:

It is time again to think about attending the 2nd annual Mid-Southern Interdisciplinary Sciences Association (MISA), October 18-19.  It will be held in Nashville Tennessee at the Drury Hotel.  We had a wonderful time last year and we are hoping that you will join us again this year.  Our theme is Power and Justice:  Reflections, Solidarity and Activism. 

 

GET READY, GET READY, GET READY for another great conference coming soon.  Don’t forget to go to the webpage www.misa2017.org  to register.  Information about hotel accommodations, submitting abstracts with deadlines will be forthcoming soon.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you in October at the Best conference you will ever experience.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Shirley Rainey-Brown            Dr. Ollie Christian

Fisk University                              Southern University

President, MISA                           President-Elect, MISA                                           

 

MISA

 

3.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Schools and Teaching Hospitals, March 14, 208 edition.  

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News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

March 14, 2018

Hallway Setting

Paving the Way for Medical Students, Physicians with Disabilities

A new report explores the experiences of students and residents with disabilities and outlines promising practices for medical schools and teaching hospitals.

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Well-Being

To Fight Burnout, Medical Faculty Need to Foster Resilience in Students (and in Themselves)

"Do as I say, not as I do," won't solve the problem. Faculty members in academic medicine must model and support self-care for students.

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Check out additional AAMCNews features: Getting patients walking and talking with doctors; how much do you know about residency and The Match®?

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Registration Opens for 14th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference

The 14th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference will take place on May 9–11, convening researchers, educators, and policymakers to discuss issues related to the nation's health workforce, including emerging research, data innovations, and new models of care. This year's theme, "Building Bridges and Breaking Down Barriers: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Health Workforce," focuses on meeting the health care needs of diverse populations and on workforce diversity, from medical students to practitioners.
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AAMC Webinar Explores NIH's All of Us Research Program

On March 19, the AAMC and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are hosting a webinar on the NIH's All of Us Research Program. The webinar will provide an in-depth look at the historic effort to advance precision medicine through the All of Us Research Program, which aims to gather data from 1 million or more people living in the United States.
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Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Names Health Professions Student Scholars

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research has announced the 2018 class of Paul Ambrose Scholars. Forty students were selected from 32 academic health professions institutions—including six AAMC member institutions—representing medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical/occupational therapy, physician assistant, and public health disciplines. The AAMC is a sponsor of the scholarship program, which provides funds to health professions students to conduct a community-based health education project at their institutions.
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Call for Applications for Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

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On the Move

J. Gregory Fitz, MD, stepped down from his position as executive vice president for academic affairs, provost, and dean of the UT Southwestern Medical School, effective March 1. Fitz served as dean since 2009. Dwain Thiele, MD, has been named interim executive vice president for academic affairs, provost, and dean while a national search is conducted.
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4.  The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a Master of Science in Behavioral Health. 

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Master of Science in Behavioral Health

 

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science in Behavioral Health degree that is based on the belief that "health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organization). Students learn about the intersection of physical, psychological and systems factors that impact health and graduate knowing how to use appropriate, evidence-based practices to address health disparities.  Pre-medical, pre-health students and students with undergraduate degrees such as psychology, sociology, kinesiology, public health, nutrition and social work have been attracted to our program.

 

Unique Program Features:

  • Small class size
  • Taught by faculty with doctorates in social work, nursing, psychology, public health, human behavior, and informatics
  • Excellent fieldwork opportunities in health and community organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Complete in as little as twelve months full time (part time options available).

 

Please encourage your students to attend our next Open House on March 28, 2018 at 5 pm PST. Students can register here. In addition, students can find information about our courses, fieldwork opportunities, faculty, current students and career prospects at our website where they can listen to a pre-recorded webinar.

 

I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about the MSBH program. Or, I can help your students set up a campus visit to sit in on one of our classes and meet with our current students. You or your students can contact me at kkraffel@usfca.edu with any additional questions or to schedule a time to visit our campus.

 

Sincerely,


Kathleen Raffel, MSW, MBA, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director, MS in Behavioral Health
School of Nursing and Health Professions

 

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5.  The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers a Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies program in Panama.   

The School For Field Studies

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Program Spotlight: Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies in Panama
The SFS Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies is located on Isla Colón, on a quiet waterfront a short distance from the town of Bocas del Toro. The sounds of frogs, birds, and howler monkeys fill the air around the Center. The formal classroom is located over the water, while the region’s coral reefs, rainforests, and beaches provide myriad opportunities for applied learning throughout the island system. Directed by our Ph.D. faculty, students research the pressures on the environment and social systems, evaluate the responses by local stakeholders and policymakers, and assess the sustainability of terrestrial and marine resource use. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SFS CENTER FOR TROPICAL ISLAND BIODIVERSITY STUDIES

  • Semester and Summer program options
  • Biodiversity Under Threat: Panama's rich coastal ecosystems and communities are threatened by development, poor management, and overuse of resources. Through research and community involvement, students join the efforts to protect these incredible areas.
  • A Taste of Life in Panama: Our blog is full of stories from SFS students and faculty in the field - a great resource for students and advisors looking to get a better feel for the program. VISIT THE BLOG
  • A Multidisciplinary Perspective: During the semester, students take courses in four disciplines - Natural Resource Management, Tropical Coastal Ecology, Policy & Socioeconomics, and Language & Culture - which build to the final Directed Research course. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SEMESTER PROGRAM

 

 

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6.  The School for Field Studies (SFS) also offers a Biodiversity study program in Peru’s Cloud Forests. 

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Biodiversity in Peru's Cloud Forests

For Emily Hagerott (Knox College), the recent excursion to Wayqecha Biological Station, 3000 meters above sea level in the heart of Peru's cloud forests, was an unforgettable experience: “Our days started early with breakfast at 7am: usually a small round of bread, a fried egg, fruit, and a warm cup of strong Andean coffee. We spent much of the morning hiking along the mountain trails looking for scat and evidence of Andean bears, and setting up camera traps to catch footage of the bears present at the station.” READ MORE

+ Climate Change in the Tropical Highlands: SFS Peru's Dr. Laura Morales (Tropical Ecology) and her students spent their time in the southern Peruvian highlands learning about culture, conservation, and climate change in the region's incredible tropical ecosystems. READ MORE

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On the Road Again in Bhutan

SFS Bhutan hit the road last week to explore Bhutan's vast diversity of ecosystems and climates. This trip saw them traveling from their home base in the Himalayas to subtropical Punakha Valley and the alpine wetlands of Phobjikha. Brianna Bjordahl (Bucknell University) took to the blog to share her highlights of the trip, including a colorful tsechu (festival), a homestay, and a cozy night of camping. READ MORE

+ Spring Petrichor: “When the rain comes, wilted plants bounce back to life, snow will continue to crown the mountaintops, and the air will become fragrant with the smell of precipitation. This is known as petrichor.” READ MORE


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Glider Conservation in Australia
In Australia, students are focusing on the endemic, nocturnal, and fluffy creature known as the Yellow-Bellied Glider. This means nighttime field work, pioneering habitat research, and stakeholder interviews abound. In other words - a real adventure! READ MORE

+ 5 Reasons to Study Abroad in Australia! By Emily Calder (St. Michael's CollegeREAD MORE

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Gibbons, Langurs, and Folktales
“It is always a delight to accompany students to this beautiful forest and to steal out before dawn to seek out the elusive primates. However, this time SFS Cambodia also had a gift to give the community.” READ MORE

+ A World Wildlife Day Celebration Collaborating with community members to celebrate wildlife in style. READ MORE


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Costa Rica's Presidential Elections
“Sustainable development transcends many areas, and political decisions influence the allocation of limited resources and general patterns of development, and thus, are decisive in defining conservation priorities.” READ MORE

+ Improving Recycling Efforts SFS Costa Rica volunteered at the Atenas community recycling facility, and Brittany Carroll (Albion College) thoroughly enjoyed the experience. READ MORE

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Tarangire Expedition
Tanzania's Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem is one of the few remaining places in the world that is home to huge herds of wildebeest, zebra, and other ungulates. Recently, SFS students were in the field conducting counts of these incredible creatures...but where were they? READ MORE

+ Dear Prospective Student... Delaney Kabat (University of New Hampshire) fills you in on what to know before heading to Tanzania. READ MORE

 

 

100 Cummings Center,
Suite 534-G
Beverly, MA 01915

800.989.4418

 

  

 


©2018 The School for Field Studies | admissions@fieldstudies.org

 

 

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