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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2019.14, Week of April 22

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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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Table of Contents:

1. Campus events coming up. 
2.  CBU’s Gadomski School of Engineering has paired with the University of Tennessee Health Science’s Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs to modify off-the-shelf ride-on toys to accommodate children with special needs. 
3.  The University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and Seneca Nation Health System offer an immersive five-day Native American Pre-Dental Gateway Program in increase underrepresented minority participation in Dentistry.   
4.  The Jefferson College of Pharmacy announces an impressive pass rate of its Class of 2018 which took the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)—100%! 
5.  Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Wellness Moment:  Active Listening.  

 

1.  Campus events coming up. 

·                  Wednesday, April 24, 2019:  Retirement party honoring Dr. John Smarrelli, in the Sabbatini Lounge. 

·                  Monday, April 29:  Memorial Service for Ms. Sadie Lisenby, in the University Theater.

Ms. Sadie Lisenby: 1933-2019

There will be a memorial service for Ms. Sadie on Monday, April 29
at 5:00 p.m. in the University Theater at CBU. 


https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f1ab5bdb74014543243327d2/images/85eb9712-776f-40cf-a689-90ab78cc1a3d.jpgThe Christian Brothers University family lost a beloved member on Friday, April 12, 2019, when Ms. Sadie Lisenby passed away at home in her garden of natural causes. She had been the Director of Counseling at CBU for 31 years, insisting that the students kept her young, verified by the fact that she retired reluctantly at age 84 in 2018. Ms. Sadie’s contributions touched the lives of nearly every student through the Peer Counselor and Pet Therapy programs among others.
      Prior to her work at CBU, she had been a counselor and teacher at Auburndale School for 14 years. She was known for her kindness and compassion to all, and her humor and playfulness, shared generously. She always owned her country roots, born in 1933 on a farm near Jackson, TN as the youngest child of six to hard-working parents, Flora and Harvey Johnson. It was a childhood of modest means but rich with memories of family, friends, games and animals.
      Ms. Sadie is survived by her son, Ken Lisenby; one sister, Tina Fairless; and her ex-husband, Foy Lisenby; as well as many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Cliff, Leon, and Frank Johnson; and one sister, Lillie Bell Wood — as well as her deeply-loved cats and dogs.  


There will be a memorial service for Ms. Sadie on Monday, April 29
at 5:00 p.m. in the University Theater at CBU. 

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Ms. Sadie will be laid to rest in a service at Ararat Baptist Church (3608 Brownsville Hwy, Jackson TN 38301) the week after Easter. You are invited to visit Arrington Funeral Directors online to leave memories or find updates regarding the service, as details are still incomplete at this time. Condolences for the family may be sent in care of the Office of Student Life at Campus Box T-4.


Ms. Sadie's legacy will live on in the hearts of all those who knew her.

In lieu of donations, the family requests that you honor Ms. Sadie by bringing flowers to a friend or family member in need, or writing a heartfelt letter thanking someone who helped you, or having a smile and a listening conversation with a neighbor or service person, or playing a game of cards or croquet with nieces and nephews, or generously giving any manner of cheer, support, and encouragement to all of the people and animals you encounter.

 

 

2. CBU’s Gadomski School of Engineering has paired with the University of Tennessee Health Science’s Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs to modify off-the-shelf ride-on toys to accommodate children with special needs. 

Dear Faculty/Students,

                

CBU has paired with University of Tennessee Health Science Center this year in a program called “Go Baby Go” in which CBU’s Gadomski School of Engineering is paired with UTHSC Physical Therapy to modify off-the-shelf ride-on toys (such as Power Wheels) to accommodate children with special needs. The schools are responsible for purchasing all of the needed materials and supplies for this, and this can very quickly become quite expensive. 

 

The CBU Team is planning on modifying nine Power Wheels for nine different children. In order to raise funds, they will be hosting a series of fundraisers at Frida’s Mexican Restaurant (1718 Madison), and there is also a link to support the program directly below. If you could please take the time to come out and support the team or go to the link a donate a few dollars, it would be greatly appreciated! A little bit can go a long way, but your help is needed! 

 

Below is the flyer for the April 25 Fundraiser Fiesta at Frida’s — other dates for this same fundraiser will be May 16, June 6, and July 11. If you want to know more about the program, here is a link to the UTHSC Go Baby Go website (although it has not yet been updated to include CBU’s participation this year). 

 

If you have any questions or want to get directly involved, please contact Samuel Wauford at swauford@cbu.edu.

 

Link to Donate to the GoBabyGo PT Support Fund

 

 

 

3. The University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and Seneca Nation Health System offer an immersive five-day Native American Pre-Dental Gateway Program in increase underrepresented minority participation in Dentistry.   


 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Native Americans comprise only 0.2% of all dental school applications while Native Americans as a whole represent 2% of the U.S. population-clearly an underrepresentation in Dentistry.

 

To Build a More Inclusive Profession

University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and Seneca Nation Health System offer an immersive five-day Native American Pre-Dental Gateway Program.

Participants get an in-depth look at Dental education and...

Hands on clinical techniques

Introduction to dental specialties

Financial aid projections

Preclinical laboratory procedures

Career Conversations

Admissions process & counseling

 

Ideal for anyone considering applying to dental school

(Native American students/recent graduates and Native I.H.S./Tribal Dental Staff)

http://dental.buffalo.edu/community-outreach/Summer2019GatewayProgram.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Contact: jsalamon@senecahealth.org or 716-532-5582 x5264

 

 



 

4.  The Jefferson College of Pharmacy announces an impressive pass rate of its Class of 2018 which took the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)—100%! 

 

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Sixty-one members of the Jefferson College of Pharmacy Class of 2018 took the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) with a pass rate of 100 percent. Only one other school in the United States achieved a 100 percent pass rate, with the national average being 89 percent.

 

The 61 students who took the exam passed on their first attempt.

 

The pass rate for the six other colleges of pharmacy in Pennsylvania ranges from 85.93 percent to 94.23 percent, and the national average was 89 percent.

 

The Jefferson College of 2018 is the third class since 2012 to achieve a 100 percent pass rate on the NAPLEX. Two classes in that time period achieved a 98 percent pass rate.

 

"We are so proud of the accomplishment of our graduates," said Rebecca Finley, PharmD, MS, FASHP, Dean, Jefferson College of Pharmacy. "Jefferson is so fortunate to have an incredible faculty and network of clinician preceptors who prepared our students well. Congratulations to all!"

 

View our pharmacy licensing exam scores, postgraduate match rates and more: Jefferson.edu/PharmDOutcomes

 

5.  Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Wellness Moment:  Active Listening.  

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As simple as this may sound, most of us fail to be fully attentive when someone is speaking to us. How often do our minds wander when someone is speaking? How often are we thinking about what we want to say next?

Once a day every day, try to consciously give someone your full attention when they are speaking. This means no multi-tasking or interrupting. As you do this, notice how you feel, notice the quality of the interaction, and notice the reaction of the other person.

Over time, many have found that this simple practice can improve the quality of our relationships and has a profound impact on our own sense of well-being.​​


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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/ 
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html