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Caduceus Newsletter: Summer 2014.03 , August
An inconvenient truth, ladies and gentlemen:
Table of Contents:
1. The Trinity School of
Medicine, located in the Ratho Mill district of
Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is accepting applications for the September 2014
incoming class with a limited number of seats currently available.
1. The Trinity School of Medicine, located in the Ratho Mill district of Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is accepting applications for the September 2014 incoming class with a limited number of seats currently available.
Just a note to let you know that PharmCAS has launched for the 2014-2015 application cycle. This year, we have a new and improved website, and we would encourage you to take a look at the new site at www.pharmcas.org . We are especially excited about the new School Directory and search ability of the new site. Also new for 2015, we have included graduate programs in the pharmaceutical sciences that reside in our member schools and colleges of pharmacy in PharmCAS, which allows applicants to apply to PharmD and/or Masters/PhD programs.
We encourage each of you to create a test application within PharmCAS, and request that you please use Test in your name (e.g. JenniferTest AdamsTest) so that we can identify your test application. Please do not submit your application (or enter any credit card info!).
Please join us in welcoming our new PharmCAS participating programs:
• West Coast University
• University of North Texas
• Cedarville University
• Northeastern University
• Sullivan University
• California Health Sciences University
• Keck Graduate Institute
• Xavier University
• Texas Southern University
• Chapman University
• Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Health Outcome Research
• Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Molecular Biosciences
• Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Nova Southeastern University, Regulatory Affairs
• University of Arizona, Pharmaceutical Sciences
• University of Arizona, Pharmaceutical Sciences
• University of Arizona, Pharmacology and Toxicology
• University of Pittsburgh, MS Pharmaceutical Sciences
• University of Pittsburgh, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences
• West Virginia University, Health Outcome Research
The PharmCAS 2015 application fee is $150 for the first designation and $55 for each additional designation. A Fee Waiver Assistance Program is available to students with financial need and applications are taken on a first come first serve basis. For more information visit http://www.pharmcas.org/preparing-to-apply/what-youll-need-to-apply/application-payment/
Please see the attached presentation for updates to the cycle and preliminary statistics about the 2014 accepted class as well as information about PCAT and PCAT Prep Programs. Feel free to share the presentation with your students.
PharmCAS is looking forward to another great application cycle!
Jennifer Athay Adams, Pharm.D.
Senior Director of Strategic Academic Partnerships
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
1727 King Street, Floor 2
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-739-2330 ext. 1024
3. Smell and Eye Tests May Permit Early Detection of Alzheimer’s. Reprinted with permission from Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, Liebert Publishing.
GEN News Highlights
Jul 14, 2014
Smell and Eye Tests May Permit Early Detection of Alzheimer's
Although the medical community insists that it needs ways to detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier, it still struggles with diagnostic techniques that are not only invasive, but expensive as well. Even worse, these techniques—which involve lumbar punctures or PET scans—are not readily available at many locations. Without early detection methods that are both easily applied and readily available, researchers will continue to have difficulty moving treatment and prevention trials earlier in the course of the disease. In addition, patients will be slow to take advantage of whatever preventative measures become available.
The barriers to early detection, however, may soon become less daunting now that researchers have found new ways to assess people for Alzheimer’s disease. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 in Copenhagen, four studies were presented that point to new detection techniques. These techniques promise not only convenience, but also early detection of Alzheimer’s.
In two of the studies, the decreased ability to identify odors was significantly associated with loss of brain cell function and progression to Alzheimer’s disease. In two other studies, the level of beta-amyloid detected in the eye (a) was significantly correlated with the burden of beta-amyloid in the brain and (b) allowed researchers to accurately identify the people with Alzheimer’s in the studies.
The studies were as follows:
“In the face of the growing worldwide Alzheimer’s disease epidemic, there is a pressing need for simple, less invasive diagnostic tests that will identify the risk of Alzheimer's much earlier in the disease process," said Heather Snyder, Ph.D., Alzheimer’s Association director of Medical and Scientific Operations. “This is especially true as Alzheimer’s researchers move treatment and prevention trials earlier in the course of the disease.”
“More research is needed in the very promising area of Alzheimer’s biomarkers because early detection is essential for early intervention and prevention, when new treatments become available,” Dr. Snyder added. “For now, these four studies reported at AAIC point to possible methods of early detection in a research setting to choose study populations for clinical trials of Alzheimer's treatments and preventions.”
4. The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting its Fall 2014 Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference & Open House on Saturday, September 20.
I hope this e-mail finds you well and I hope that your summer has been enjoyable so far. On behalf of everyone at Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, I am happy to share with you below, the invitation to our Fall 2014 Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference & Open House, scheduled for Saturday, September 20. You may see the event flier at the bottom of the page. The event is open to interested prospective students as well as pre-medical advisors and anyone interested in learning more about our DO program and about osteopathic medicine in general. Please register by using the following link: http://www.lmunet.edu/dcom/omac_registration.shtml. If you click on the link, you will be re-directed to the registration page on our website. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone you know who may be interested in attending.
I hope you will be able to join us and please feel free to bring family, friends or colleagues with you!
Daniel Goodpaster, M.S
Lincoln Memorial University
DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Recruiter
5. South Carolina College of Pharmacy (Columbia, SC) Pre-Pharmacy Advisor Newsletter, Fall 2014.
Dr. Stan Eisen,
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html