Christian Brothers University

Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2019.15, Week of April 29


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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.  Campus events coming up.
2.   This is the last issue for the Spring 2019 volume of the Caduceus Newsletter.
3.’s April, 2019 Newsletter. 
4.  Rhodes College is offering both a new paid gap year experience with clinical experience, and a Scribes Scholarship Program that will lead to a job with a physician in the Methodist LeBonheur Health system. 
5.  American Dental Education Association’s GoDental Newsletter, April 2019 edition.  

6.  Marginalia:  Feelin’ cute today, maybe I’ll clean a deer skull, IDK 


1.  Campus events coming up.

·         Monday, April 29, 2-3:30 p.m.:  Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolate Tasting Event, (!) in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall:  Learn how the cacoa plant is cultivated, how the pods are harvested, roasted and fermented, and how chocolate is prepared.  Each attendee will receive 3 wafers, consisting of white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate, to contrast the SOUND, the FRAGRANCE, and finally, THE FLAVOR of each. 


·                  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. 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.

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. This is the last issue for the Spring 2019 volume of the Caduceus Newsletter.

During the summer, I send out one issue each month.  I invite you to share photos of your travels, research, and any other interesting activities which you would like to share with other recipients of this e-newsletter.


3.’s April, 2019 Newsletter. Newsletter

April, 2019 Newsletter

Tax day may be in the rearview mirror, but we’re still talking about money this month on the EHC newsletter. They say it makes the world go round and it certainly plays a key role in your health care education. Check out this month’s featured blog articles to keep your mind on your money while you get your degree.

What to expect when you’re paying

Are you wondering where all your student loan money goes to? Regardless of your living situation, commuter, apartment living or dorm life the cost of attending school can add up. Here we share what expenses to expect outside of your college tuition.

Creative ways to lower costs

Loans and scholarships not lowering the cost enough of your college expenses? Consider these out-of-the-box options to pay for your education.

Shadow before spending

Many who are currently working in the health care field feel drawn to certain paths but before commiting and investing time and money into a career job shadowing or “just shadowing” can be useful in order to gain a better understanding on what the job of your dreams actually entails day to day. Here are some reasons as well as tips on why and how you can shadow a health professional before investing time and money in your career.

Book 'em, Danno

Textbook prices are higher than they were in the 1980s, about 812% more. We’re giving tips on how to save at the bookstore and to use it on other college expenses (or you know, pizza).


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4.  Rhodes College is offering both a new paid gap year experience with clinical experience, and a Scribes Scholarship Program that will lead to a job with a physician in the Methodist LeBonheur Health system. 

I am writing to let you know about a new paid gap year experience with clinical experience being offered at Rhodes College. This May we are launching a new post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Equity. The certificate consists of six courses offered over a 12 month period. Courses focus on health disparities, narrative medicine, policy, global health, research methods, and person-centered care. 

We also offer a Scribes Scholarship program that includes a $15,000 scholarship and a $15,000 living stipend. Students in the Scribes program will serve as scribes with a physician in the Methodist LeBonheur Health system. Courses are offered in the evenings and weekends to accommodate work schedules. 

If you have students seeking a paid, gap year experience, who would benefit from clinical exposure and an immersion in the literature of social determinants of health and health disparities, I hope that you will put them in touch with me. The program begins May 18, but we can also admit students who prefer a start date in late June or late August. 

To learn more, please visit our web page:





Kendra G. Hotz, Ph.D.  (She/Her)

Robert R. Waller Chair of Population Health

Director, Health Equity

Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Rhodes College

2000 North Parkway

Memphis TN 38112




5.  American Dental Education Association’s GoDental Newsletter, April 2019 edition.


ADEA GoDental Newsletter | Enrichment Opportunities


The Importance of Shadowing and

Observation Hours Webinar


It’s official—According to dental school admissions officers, the Experiences and Achievements section of the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application doesn’t receive enough attention from applicants. Shadowing and observation hours are a vital way to gain experience and strengthen to your application.

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American Physical Therapy Association are pleased to present a webinar tailored to individuals interested in applying to any health professions education program. Through featured presentations, attendees will learn the definition of shadowing and observation hours, why they matter and how to find opportunities in their desired health profession.


Speakers include:

  • Douglas Watson, M.Ed., Pre-health Counselor, Utah Valley University
  • Jennifer L. Clutter, M.A., Program Coordinator, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
  • Lynn Youngblood, Admissions Coordinator, University of North Georgia, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Stephanie Perry, M.Ed., Director of Student Admissions & Diversity, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

Watch Recording


Internship Opportunity!

The ADEA Educational Pathways department—the gateway to dental education—is looking for a 2019 summer intern. We are an essential resource for students interested in careers in the dental professions, students in dental education programs, counselors, health professions advisors, admissions officers and dental educators.


The ADEA Educational Pathways student internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about ADEA's four centralized application services and support various recruitment programs and initiatives, including ADEA GoDental, the website for individuals interested in dentistry and dental hygiene. This internship is designed to help increase students' interest in the dental professions. Visit the ADEA Enrichment Calendar for more information about the internship application process.

Apply Today


On Sale Now! The 2019-2020 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools

For students planning to apply and enter dental school in Fall 2020 or Fall 2021: The 2019-2020 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools is a prospective dental student’s guide to dental school and a one-stop resource for information about all 76 dental schools in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to school profiles, the Guide features an easy-to-follow design and a wealth of information, including:

  • An introduction to what you can expect as a dental school student.
  • The importance of access, diversity and inclusion in dental education.
  • A section on the holistic (whole file) admissions process.
  • Information for international students.
  • A section for gap-year students, career changers and re-applicants.
  • Guidance on financing a dental education.
  • URLs for where you can access additional information and resources.

Purchase Today


Register Today for the 2019 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs

Did you miss this year’s ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event in Chicago? No worries! The 2019 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs offer prospective dental school applicants two days of FREE, LIVE, ONLINE events—ADEA AADSAS® Prep Day Live on May 22 and Dental School Chat Day Live on May 23. Attendees can visit multiple virtual U.S. and Canadian dental school booths, participate in a live Q&A session with ADEA AADSAS customer service representatives and view advice videos about financing a dental school education and interviewing.



Updates for the 2020 ADEA AADSAS Application Cycle

When the application “soft opens” on May 14, two new dental schools will join the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) 2020 cycle: University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry. A total of 69 U.S. and Canadian dental schools now participate in ADEA AADSAS.


Plan ahead to get your application ready for submission on June 4. This extra time lifts the pressure to submit same-day! Fees for the 2019-20 cycle are $251 for the first designation and $108 for each additional designation.

Learn More


Pathways to Success


Catch up with a recap of the 2019 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event in Chicago. Over 700 aspiring dental school students received tips on application and interview best practices, along with words of encouragement from ADEA leadership. Attendees were welcomed with remarks about the importance of dentistry as part of care for the whole human being. Each year this popular event offers attendees the opportunity to network with peers who are considering careers in dentistry and to learn more about applying to dental school. Don’t forget to view the photo album at the end of the post.

Read Event Recap


Plan your summer with the ADEA Enrichment Programs Calendar. Take advantage of this new resource for prospective dental students like you! The calendar is exclusively designed around enrichment programs and experiences in the United States that focus on the dental professions.

Search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to help you prepare 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 to check the calendar often as new programs and events are added throughout the year.

Find Out More


Calling All Aspiring Writers and Bloggers! Are you a predental student, dental student or practitioner with knowledge or advice that might benefit our readers? Here’s your chance to shine and motivate the next generation! ADEA GoDental inspires and informs predental and predental hygiene students with articles submitted by students, dentists, dental hygienists, educators, admissions officers and other key mentors about their personal experiences in dentistry and dental hygiene. Join us in the charge to elevate the importance of the dental professions. We encourage your submissions! Contact us today for submission guidelines.

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6.  Marginalia:  Feelin’ cute today, maybe I’ll clean a deer skull, IDK… 

Let’s face it, when you find a deer skull on a field trip, somebody has to clean it to make it presentable.  That is precisely what Savannah Hottel is doing to the deer skull she found during the Invertebrate Zoology class trip to the Coon Creek Science Center:



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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
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