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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2018.13, Week of April 9

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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/ 

Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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Ooh, lookie what I found in the creek!

 

For more information about the field trip taken by Dr. Eisen’s Invertebrate Zoology class to the Coon Creek Science Center, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.   AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, March 21, 2018 edition.     
2.  Jefferson College of Health Professions (Philadelphia, PA) offers Bachelor’s and Master’s Level Career options in Medical Laboratory Science. 
3.  Jefferson University Advising News.  
4.  Attention all senior pre-med students…please see the attached flyers regarding two gap year opportunities with Southaven Internal Medicine starting this May. 
5.  Federal Funding Alert from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:  2018 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program is now open and accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. 
6.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, April 4, 2018 edition.  
7.  Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) Open House invites all prospective students and families to our campus on Saturday, April 28th. 
8.  There are LOTS of Earth Day celebrations at Shelby Farms Park! 

9.  Marginalia:  Dr. Eisen’s BIOL 335 (Invertebrate Zoology) class didn’t find any ichthyosaur fossils, but we had a WONDROUS time looking for one! 

 

1. AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, March 21, 2018 edition.     

Also inside, apply now for AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar.

AAMCNews

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

March 21, 2018

Match Day Celebration

Match Day Celebrations Take Place Nationwide

Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, congratulated the more than 31,000 future doctors who matched to residency training positions at teaching hospitals around the country. Check out photos and videos from medical schools across the nation.

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New Schools of Thought

Learn how three institutions use their school buildings to meet the needs of today's students and tomorrow's patients.

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Check out additional AAMCNews features: Paving the way for medical students and physicians with disabilities; addressing the escalating psychiatrist shortage.

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Apply Now for AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar

Designed for mid-career minority faculty who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine, this blended learning seminar offers access to invaluable leadership insights for professional development and career growth. The meeting will take place June 14–16 and the application deadline is April 18.
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Call for Submissions for Lasker Foundation Student Essay Contest

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation is accepting submissions for the 2018 Lasker Essay Contest on the topic "How can social media help build trust in science and the research enterprise?" The contest is open to medical students, interns, residents, and fellows; doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in biomedical research; and graduate students in health professions programs. The submission deadline is March 30.
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On the Move

Matt Eyles has been appointed the next president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), effective June 1. Eyles has served as AHIP's chief operating officer since 2017 and will succeed Marilyn Tavenner, who is retiring.
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Henri Ford, MD, has been named dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, effective June 1. He succeeds Edward Abraham, MD, who was named executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System earlier this year. Ford currently serves as professor and vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Surgery at Keck School of Medicine of USC.
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J. Stephen Jones, MD, current president of Cleveland Clinic regional hospitals and health centers, has been named the next CEO of the Inova Health System, effective April 9. He succeeds Knox Singleton, who announced his retirement in September 2017.
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About AAMCNews
AAMCNews is the destination for news, features, current trends, and ongoing conversations about topics important to medical schools and teaching hospitals.

 

2.  Jefferson College of Health Professions (Philadelphia, PA) offers Bachelor’s and Master’s Level Career options in Medical Laboratory Science. 

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Career options in Med Lab Science

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Are your students wondering what type of job you can get with a science background? Explore a degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS).

 

At Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) we offer a new MLS curriculum, updated labs and full-time MLS faculty who are experts in the field. Our program is accredited by National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).

 

This one degree offers so many options. Our graduates work in hospital laboratories, veterinary labs, forensics, academics, federal & state agencies, medical equipment companies, biotech and pharmaceutical companies or information systems.

 

Students gain a solid base in all aspects of laboratory medicine, including 16 weeks of on-site training in clinical labs throughout the Delaware Valley. These "internships" cover clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, and transfusion medicine. Many of these experiences result in job offers!

 

If you recommend a student for our Fall 2018 cohort, and if they are accepted by May 1, 2018, we will award them a scholarship! Application instructions are here.

 

Students can request information at
Explore.Jefferson.edu/LabScienceBiotech.

      

If you or your students have questions about the programs or admission process? Contact Donald SharplesDonald.Sharples@jefferson.edu or 215 503-1044.

 

Sincerely,

 

Barbara M. Goldsmith, PhD, FACB

Chair and Professor, Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology

Director, Clinical Laboratories & Director, Point of Care and Quality Management at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Clinical Professor, Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Past President, American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Past President, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB

 

3.  Jefferson University Advising News.  

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Our Advising News Digest is intended to keep you in-the-know about Jefferson news and program updates as well as feature information relevant to your students.


The New Jefferson

Did you know that we have a new mascot named Phil the Ram? Did you know that our basketball coach, Herb Magee, has the most wins as a men's NCAA basketball coach in history? Did you know that we now offer multiple avenues for high school students to apply to our BSN program? Click on the image below for a video on what the New Jefferson is all about! 

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New Jefferson Graduate Program Offerings

As part of our combination with Philadelphia University, Jefferson will be offering new graduate programs at our East Falls campus. Visit our website for details on the 27 new programs Jefferson now offers: http://eastfalls.jefferson.edu/graduate/

 

Solutions to Program Pathways

Does your student have questions about applying to a degree in the health professions? Are they unsure which Jefferson campus is right for them? Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions that might help your students decide how to pursue their next chapter of education:

explore.jefferson.edu/StanEisen/program_pathways

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Advisor Day - Save the Date!

Advisor Day will be held on August 3, 2018. Join us for a tour of our facilities, refreshments, and invigorating discussions!

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Program of the Month

Be sure to keep up to date on all of our Programs of the Month, which highlights different majors of study with student testimonials. Visit your personal portal to see this month's highlight as well as previous highlights.

Copyright © 2018 Thomas Jefferson University, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
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Philadelphia, PA, 19107
US

 

4.  Attention all senior pre-med students…please see the attached flyers regarding two gap year opportunities with Southaven Internal Medicine starting this May. 

For More Information and to apply, contact:  Dr. Magdi Wassef, MD, magdiwassef@gmail.com .

 

5.  Federal Funding Alert from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:  2018 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program is now open and accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. 

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2018 NHSC Scholarship Program Now Open

Application Deadline: May 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM ET

Technical Assistance: April 12 and April 26, 2018

(April 4, 2018) The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program (SP) is now open and accepting applications for the 2018 - 2019 school year. The NHSC SP awards funds to students pursuing primary health care professions training in NHSC-eligible disciplines in exchange for their commitment to serve in high-need, underserved communities.

After completion of graduation and residency training, each scholar must serve a minimum of two years at an NHSC-approved site located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Scholars receive one year of financial support for each year of service for up to four years. Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other educational costs, and a taxable monthly living stipend.

A complete online application is due by 7:30 PM ET on May 10, 2018. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the program guidance for complete details and may apply here.

Technical Assistance

Applicants may learn more about the NHSC SP and application process by participating in the following opportunities:

NHSC Scholarship Application Webinar
Thursday, April 12, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET
Webinar Link
Dial-in: 1-888-469-1602
Passcode: 8126706

NHSC Scholarship Application Question & Answer Session 
Thursday, April 26, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET
Webinar Link
Dial-in: 1-888-469-1602
Passcode: 8126706

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, all applicants must submit a complete application, be eligible for federal employment, and meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized) or U.S. National.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student. Please note: To be considered for a scholarship award for the 2018 - 2019 school year, classes must begin on or before September 30, 2018. 
  • Be attending or accepted to attend an accredited program for physicians (DO or MD), dentists, nurse practitioners, certified Nurse-Midwives or physician assistants at an accredited U.S. school. 
  • Not have an existing service obligation. Please note: There is an exception for individuals in a Reserve component of the Armed Forces including the National Guard. Further information is available in the program guidance.

Funding Priorities

The NHSC SP expects the fiscal year 2018 application cycle to be very competitive. Contingent upon the congressional appropriations process, the program anticipates that approximately 139 awards will be made this application cycle. The NHSC will give first priority to current or former NHSC SP scholars who are seeking additional support for the upcoming year and those who are recipients of federal scholarship for students of exceptional financial need. Secondly, the NHSC will prioritize applicants who are most likely to remain in HPSAs after the service obligation is completed. Third priority is reserved for applicants who are from a disadvantaged background, which must be certified by the applicant's school. Applicants chosen to receive the scholarship will be notified no later than September 30, 2018.

Resources

To learn more, interested applicants may visit the NHSC SP website and review the FAQs, as well as the application checklist. Applicants may watch this short video on the NHSC application review and selection process.

Please note: It may take applicants three or more weeks to gather the necessary documentation and complete required forms. AACOM encourages applicants to thoroughly review the application guidelines and begin gathering the required documentation as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Copyright (C)2018 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. All Rights Reserved.

Contact us: 301.968.4100 · www.aacom.org

 

6.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, April 4, 2018 edition.  

AAMCNews

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

April 4, 2018

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The Economic Impact of Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals represented by the AAMC support more than 6.3 million jobs nationwide. Learn more about how member institutions contribute to the national economy.

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Responding to the Opioid Epidemic Through Medical Education

Here are five things to know about how academic medicine is helping to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States.

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Check out additional AAMCNews features: Supporting medical students and residents with DACA status; reducing the stress associated with electronic health records.

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MedEdPORTAL Selected for Inclusion in MEDLINE

The AAMC has announced that MedEdPORTAL: The Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources was selected for inclusion in MEDLINE, the premier bibliographic database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Selection is determined by the recommendations of an expert advisory committee that evaluates journals based on a rigorous review of scientific quality and scope, and only 15–20% of journals that apply are recommended.
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Register Now for the 2018 AAMC Integrating Quality Conference

The 2018 AAMC Integrating Quality Conference, taking place June 6–7, marks the 10th anniversary of this interactive, interprofessional conference. This year's meeting will focus on sharing approaches and strategies to help move forward with health care quality, patient safety, and high-value care through health professions education, training, care delivery, and research. The early bird discount ends May 2.
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AAMC Endorses Charter on Physician Well-Being

The AAMC has joined more than a dozen organizations in endorsing a charter on physician well-being developed by the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM) and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The document outlines a set of four fundamental principles to guide individuals and organizations in supporting physician well-being and highlights societal, organizational, and individual commitments that would help improve it.
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Webinar on Using Informatics to Improve Population Health

On April 18, the AAMC and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing will cohost a webinar focusing on the intersectionality of informatics and population health. Presenters will highlight curricula examples to help prepare future health professionals to use data in their clinical practice. The webinar is free though registration is required.
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In Memoriam: Robert Dickler, MHA

Robert Dickler, MHA, former AAMC senior vice president and chief health care officer, passed away on March 28 in Richmond, Va. Bob worked at the AAMC from 1992 to 2008 and was respected for his sharp mind and ability to ask probing questions. He provided exemplary leadership to the AAMC's Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems and the health care affairs team during his tenure.
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On the Move

Steven Garfin, MD, has been named interim dean of the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, effective April 15. David Brenner, MD, has served as vice chancellor of health sciences and dean of the medical school since 2007 and will continue in his role as vice chancellor of health sciences.
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Carl Smith, MD, has been appointed chief academic officer for Nebraska Medicine. Smith has served as president of University of Nebraska Medical Center Physicians for the past eight years.
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About AAMCNews
AAMCNews is the destination for news, features, current trends, and ongoing conversations about topics important to medical schools and teaching hospitals.

 

7.  Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) Open House invites all prospective students and families to our campus on Saturday, April 28th. 

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) Open House invites all prospective students and families to our campus on Saturday, April 28th.

 

Few spots are left; we hope you can join us.

 

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting our Spring Open House Program on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9 am to 12 pm. Prospective students will learn about:

· Curriculum and innovative teaching style

· Admissions criteria & class demographics

Residency matches for the class of 2018

· Tour our state of the art simulation classrooms and facilities, Anatomy Labs and library resources

· Student panel is discussing highlights of classes and expectations of training, lecture and lab formats, forming study habits and support groups, the importance of taking time to de-stress.

· International rotations and service to underserved areas.

Student and parents interested in learning about the unique teaching and training of Osteopathy physicians are encouraged to attend.

Registration is open by following this link. http://www.liberty.edu/lucom/index.cfm?PID=33017

 

LUCOM is located in Lynchburg, Virginia near the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are accessible by a regional airport, AMTRAK and Greyhound services to Lynchburg.

 

 

8.  There are LOTS of Earth Day celebrations at Shelby Farms Park! 

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APRIL 2018

 

April is finally here, and we're celebrating sustainability and spending as much time outdoors as possible in honor of Earth Day! Join us for four green-themed events this month, including a new outdoor movie night! Check out the links below for full details about upcoming events and programs! 

 

Earth Day Celebrations

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April 7 | 10am-5pm

Celebrate sustainability at the biggest Earth Day celebration in the Mid-South! It's a day full of live music, high-adventure play, eco-friendly vendors, local/sustainable food options and clean, green fun for the entire family!

 

Parking: $5 per car (Free for Members!) Proceeds benefit SFPC

 

New this year: We've added a cornhole tournament to the Down to Earth Festival! Learn more about the contest here, and complete this registration form to enter.

 

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Earth Day 5K

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Run the race that helps run Shelby Farms Park! This family-friendly 5K winds through some of the most scenic areas of the Park, and all participants will receive a sapling to take home and plant after crossing the finish line!

 

Online registration closes on April 12 -- register now to guarantee that you get a shirt!

 

Learn More + Register...

 

Family Campout

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Celebrate Earth Day with an overnight adventure at Shelby Farms Park! This family-friendly campout in the Woodland Discovery Playground includes a guided nocturnal nature hike, sustainable arts and crafts, campfire cooking, an outdoor movie and more! 


Cost per person (ages 3 and under are free of charge):
$8 Park Members
$10 nonmembers per person

 

Learn More + Register...

 

Outdoor Movie Night

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Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, grab a spot on the Great Lawn and enjoy Jumanji on the big screen! 

 

Cost:

Park Members: Free with your Membership card or your quarterly member postcard

Nonmembers: $10 per car (proceeds benefit SFPC) 

 

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Summer Camps

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June 4-29

Nature Camp and Adventure Camp fun includes nature hikes, archery, water recreation, fitness classes and environmental education sessions that are tailored to each camp's age groups. Equestrian Camp offers several options for beginners and one session for advanced riders. 

 

Nature Camp (Ages: 5-7)

Session I: June 4-8 | Session II: June 18-22

 

Adventure Camp | Ages: 8-12
Session I: June 11-15 | Session II: June 25-29

 

Equestrian Camps:
Beginners
 (no experience necessary) | Ages: 8-15
Session I: June 11-15 | Session II: June 18-22

Advanced (previous experience or approval by camp director required) | Ages: 10-15
Session I: June 25-29
Time: 8:30am-2:30pm, optional aftercare available until 5:30pm

 

Learn More + Register...

 

Bike Rentals

GREEN BIKE

New Spring Hours

 

Want to ride the Park but don't have wheels of your own? Bike rentals are available at the Hyde Lake Wheel House and Greenline Wheel House! 

 

Head to the link below for the latest hours and rates!

 

Learn More + Plan Your Ride...

 

Boat + Board Rentals

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New Spring Hours

 

The Hyde Lake Boat House will reopen for the season on April 7 (weather permitting)! Find hours and rates for this location and the Pine Lake Boat House at the link below.  

 

Learn More...

 

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Memphis is full of food and fun, and we're thrilled to be included alongside so many great attractions in this piece in The New York Times!

 

2018 Earth Day Celebrations are made possible by

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Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134

 

9.  Marginalia:  Dr. Eisen’s BIOL 335 (Invertebrate Zoology) class didn’t find any ichthyosaur fossils, but we had a WONDROUS time looking for one! 

On March 28, 2018, Dr. Eisen’s BIOL 335 (Invertebrate Zoology) class went to the Coon Creek Science Center to collect fossils characteristic of the shallow sea that covered the Mississippi Embayment 71 million years ago.  Our guide was Ms. Vicky Goodrum, who has been a tour guide for 20 years.

The following is adapted from a description of Coon Creek, accessible through the Pink Palace Museum website:

The fossils are characteristic of shallow coastal water, probably less than 100 feet deep.  It was located a few miles west of a low-lying swampy land area that home to duckbill and predatory dinosaurs.  The climate then was warmer than it is today, with Coon Creek being semi-tropical, like current-day southern Florida.

Coon Creek has been named as one of the country’s top twelve fossil sites for several reasons:

·         The fossils are found in their original state.  The hard shells have not been permeated by groundwater and therefore have not been replaced by minerals.

·         The number of fossils is stupendous.  Many times you will literally find fossils on top of fossils.  Most fossil sites require some hunting to find several specimens. 

·         There is a rich diversity of animals with over 600 different species of organisms found.

·         Because the Coon Creek Formation sediment is unconsolidated, it is very easy to collect the fossils found there.

Step 1.  Uncover the good stuff, i.e., the mound of matrix will a plethora of fossils

Step 2.  Have Ms. Vicki show us how to cut sections of the matrix to bring back to the lab and examine for fossils.  (L-R:  Blake Lashlee, Hozyar Saeed, Alen Vela, Andrew McKeever, Kardo Karem, Jenny Lam, Maribel Lopez, Eshwar Gade, Tucker McKinney, Nanday Kamanda, Dalena Le, Haley Stoddard, Maria Ruiz.)

Step 3:  Do as Ms. Vicki showed you in cutting sections of matrix.  (L-R):  Antoinette Wilson, Jenny Lam, Haley Stoddard.

Step 4:  Proceed to Coon Creek.  “Ooh, lookie what I found!”  (Ms. Vicki, accompanied by Kardo Karem, Tucker McKinney, Andrew McKeever, Hozyar Saeed, Eshwar Gade.)

Step 4a.  Note to self:  When traipsing along Coon Creek, try to avoid wearing light-colored cargo pants…it tends to show dirt and mud quite prominently.  Just sayin’…

Step 5.  THIS is how you clean fossils, with a sharp probe and a spray bottle of water.  Remove excess matrix, but leave enough to make a base.  When the fossil is clean, allow the fossil and matrix to dry.  The final step will be to apply an acrylic floor finish, such as Future™, to preserve the fossil.  As we always say at Coon Creek, you preserve the past with Future™.  Get it?  Nyuck, nyuck

Step 5, continued.  Everybody joins in to clean their respective fossils.

Patricia Brownsberger cleaning her fossil.

Maria Ruiz cleaning her fossil.

Text Box: Exogyra sp.!

 

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