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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2019,04, Week of January 28

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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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NO-O-O-O-O!!  Say it ain’t so!!  From Scientific American –

Bitter Reality: Most Wild Coffee Species Risk Extinction Worldwide

 

For more information, please go to Marginalia II. 

 

I’m so-o-o upset about this.   L

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Campus events coming up.
2.  The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is pleased to announce a new resource that benefits prospective dental students – the Enrichment Programs Calendar on ADEA Go Dental, where students can search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to bolster their preparation for dental school 
3.  Tennessee Institutes for Pre-professionals (TIP) is a sevenweek residential program designed to increase the representation and active participation of underrepresented groups in healthcare fields such as  Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational and/or Physical therapy, Pharmacy, or other Health professions. 
4.    Oceans Research is offering an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students around the world to join its team of researchers in Mossel Bay, South Africa. 
5.  SABA University School of Medicine (located on Saba, a special municipality of the Netherlands located in the Caribbean Sea) announces a series of Open Houses in the United States. 
6.  Florida Atlantic University's Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (Boca Raton) hosts an intensive summer research program in sensing and smart systems for talented undergraduate students across the country.  

7.  Marginalia I:  So this is how L’il Girl Jimmie’s ancestors walked   
8.  Marginalia II:  NO-O-O-O-O!!  Say it ain’t so!!  From Scientific American – Bitter Reality: Most Wild Coffee Species Risk Extinction Worldwide
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1. Campus events coming up.  

Presentations sponsored by Beta Beta Beta in CW105, starting at 12:30 p.m.:

·         Thursday, January 31:  Angela Finerson, Director of Admissions at UTHSC for the College of Pharmacy

·         Thursday, February 14:   Kelly Cline, Admissions Recruiter for LMU-DCOM

 

 

2.  The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is pleased to announce a new resource that benefits prospective dental students – the Enrichment Programs Calendar on ADEA Go Dental, where students can search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to bolster their preparation for dental school.  

ADEA is pleased to announce a new resource that benefits prospective dental students—the Enrichment Programs Calendar on ADEA GoDental! The calendar is exclusively designed around enrichment programs and experiences in the United States that focus on dentistry.

Students can search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to bolster their preparation for dental school.  Programs listed on the calendar offer enrichment experiences for all levels of education—high school, college, post baccalaureate and graduate students.

We encourage you and your students to check the calendar often as new programs and events will be added continuously.

Are we missing a program? Please forward this email to your colleagues in charge of these programs.

Best,

Liz

Elizabeth Reitz Johnson, M.S., Director of Recruitment for ADEA Application Services
American Dental Education Association
655 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20001

 

3.  Tennessee Institutes for Pre-professionals (TIP) is a sevenweek residential program designed to increase the representation and active participation of underrepresented groups in healthcare fields such as  Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational and/or Physical therapy, Pharmacy, or other Health professions.

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TIP Application Is Now Open!
Application Deadline Approaching!

 

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UTHSC Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) application is now open. 

APPLY NOW!

Application Deadline is February 15, 2019

  • TIP is a sevenweek residential program designed to increase the representation and active participation of underrepresented groups in the healthcare field
  • TIP is for residents of Tennessee who wish to pursue a career in Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational and/or Physical therapy, Pharmacy, or other Health professions.
  • TIP offers activities designed to assist students in realizing their career goals, as well as yearround advice/support
  • TIP provides a unique opportunity for students to prepare to be competitive applicants to the programs at UTHSC.

Programs

Track I – generally reserved for college freshmen and sophomores; provides a primary care internship in a clinical setting based on students’ field of interest; weekly personal and professional development workshops

Track II – generally reserved for college juniors and seniors preparing to take their professional school admissions test; provides a complete test preparation course with content review, test taking strategies, and fulllength practice tests

Requirements

  • Tennessee resident
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 (preferred)
  • Official transcript(s)
  • At least two (2) letters of recommendation with at least one (1) from a faculty member of a science course or prehealth advisor

Application & Contact Information 
 

To apply, visit https://www.uthsc.edu/hcp/

For more information, e-mail the Health Careers Programs office at hcp@uthsc.edu or call (901) 448
8772.

Application deadline is Feb.15.

 

 

 

4.    Oceans Research is offering an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students around the world to join its team of researchers in Mossel Bay, South Africa. 

Oceans Research is offering an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students around the world to join its team of researchers in Mossel Bay, South Africa. 
 
Oceans Research collaborates with numerous South African and international universities on a wide range on research projects
 
During our month long experiential learning course, students gain hands-on practical training in conducting field research on South Africa's marine megafauna, including the white shark. Students are not just observers but rather they are an integral part of the research team, collecting data, while gaining valuable insight and training in the latest methods and seamanship to equip them with the skills necessary to be successful marine researchers.
 
African Campus hosts all students participating in the program, creating an all-inclusive educational experience under one roof working towards the conservation and protection of South Africa’s marine species.
 
If you feel that this opportunity and collaboration is something you or your students might be interested in, I am happy to answer any questions you or your students may have. 

You can find more information at our website: www.african-campus.com 

 

Kind regards
Jeanette Gosling
Marketing Support
African Campus
 
m: +2782 371 3083
e:   jeanette@african-campus.com
w:  http://african-campus.com/

 

 

5.  SABA University School of Medicine (located on Saba, a special municipality of the Netherlands located in the Caribbean Sea) announces a series of Open Houses in the United States. 

ADMISSIONS

OPEN HOUSES IN THE US 

 

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SABA Admissions

REGISTER NOW

Meet with SABA at a city near you

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EDUCATING MDs IS OUR MISSION

 

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For 25+ years, students have been coming to Saba University School of Medicine for a simple reason: At Saba, Your Education Comes First.

With this single-minded focus on the success of our students, Saba achieves results other schools simply can’t match:

 

  • In 2017, Saba’s USMLE Step 1 first-time pass rate was 100%
  • 94% of grads obtain US or Canadian Residencies (among eligible graduates between 2013 -18)
  • Approvals and recognition that enable Saba graduates to practice in all 50 US states and the 10 provinces of Canada

 

Saba’s entire Open House schedule, including location, dates and registration, can be viewed here.

This is the best way to get a first-hand introduction to our curriculum, faculty, campus, clinical program and more.

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with our Admissions Team and learn about openings in our upcoming semesters.

 

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US OPEN HOUSE DATES

 

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New York, NY
Saturday February 9, 2019 | 11-12:15pm

 

REGISTER NOW 

Riverside, CA
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 6-7:15pm

 

REGISTER NOW 

Long Beach, CA
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 6-7:15pm

 

REGISTER NOW 

Tampa, FL
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 6-7:15pm

 

REGISTER NOW 

Ft Lauderdale, FL
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 6-7:15pm

 

REGISTER NOW 

Baltimore, MD
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 6-7:15pm

 

REGISTER NOW 

Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 6-7:15pm

 

REGISTER NOW 

 

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Residencies

 

Saba graduates consistently earn residencies at a rate on par with U.S. medical schools and significantly outpacing graduates of other international medical schools.

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Financing

 

Saba is one of the select few international schools approved for U.S. Federal Student Loans and in Canada for provincial loans.

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Curriculum

 

Saba’s curriculum, structured to US/Canadian standards, is taught in a close-knit community with extensive one-on-one interaction with your professors.

Launch Your Application to Saba

Questions?

Email admissions

or call us at (978) 862-9600



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6.  Florida Atlantic University's Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (Boca Raton) hosts an intensive summer research program in sensing and smart systems for talented undergraduate students across the country.  

Florida Atlantic University
NSF - Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program
in Sensing and Smart Systems

 Florida Atlantic University's Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) hosts an intensive summer research program in sensing and smart systems for talented undergraduate students across the country.

Closely related to the Internet of Things, smart systems represent an emerging class of distributed systems that provide real-time awareness of conditions, trends, and patterns to support improved decision-making, and often, automation. The on-campus research will focus on I-SENSE’s three main program areas: Infrastructure SystemsMarine and Environment and Health and Behavior

YOUR FLORIDA EXPERIENCE

  • This paid, nine-week program focuses on training, mentoring, research and an overall experience for students that prepares them for graduate studies or careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines.
  • Undergraduate researchers are paid $500 along with a $120 meal allowance, per week. Participants will also receive $600 travel allowances.
  • Participants will be housed in apartment-style dormitories on FAU’s Boca Raton, just three miles from the beach.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering.
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.

 DATES

  • Application deadline: February 19, 2019 
  • First Round Notification date: March 5, 2019
  • Start Date: June 3, 2019
  • End Date: August 2, 2019

 Click here to apply or for more information.

 

7.  Marginalia I:  So this is how L’il Girl Jimmie’s ancestors walked…   

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/four-legged-robot-hints-how-ancient-tetrapods-walked

 

8.  Marginalia II:  NO-O-O-O-O!!  Say it ain’t so!!  From Scientific American –

Bitter Reality: Most Wild Coffee Species Risk Extinction Worldwide

Researchers surveyed the world’s 124 coffee species and found more than half are threatened

This is very upsetting:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bitter-reality-most-wild-coffee-species-risk-extinction-worldwide1/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sciences&utm_content=link&utm_term=2019-01-18_featured-this-week&spMailingID=58266046&spUserID=NTM5NzI3MDE4NQS2&spJobID=1562330138&spReportId=MTU2MjMzMDEzOAS2

 

 

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