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Caduceus Newsletter: Summer 2017.02, July

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

I suspect that humans would react in much the same way as this capuchin monkey when faced with gross unfairness:

 

 

For more information, please go to Marginalia.  

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up.
2.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, May 31, 2017 edition.   
3.  From Ideas.TED.com -- 101 books to dive into this summer: a massive reading list, by Rebekah Barnett + Chelsea Catlett (June 21, 2017
). 
4.  The June 2017 School of Sciences Newsletter is now online!  

5.  Marginalia:  2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally; See What Happens Next
. 

 

1. Events coming up. 

Monday, August 21, 2017:  TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  How awesome is that? 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017:  Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Virtual Fair
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·        Monday, August 21, 2017:  TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  How awesome is that?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/outdoors/features/mark-your-calendars-north-american-solar-eclipse-2017?utm_medium=Email%201641794&utm_campaign=Promotion&utm_source=SolarEclipse%20170405&utm_content=Explora&utm_term=mark-your-calendars

·         Tuesday, September 12, 2017:  Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Virtual Fair, 9 a.m. to 9 pm ET.  

http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA

APTA invites you and your students to register for a free DPT Education Virtual Fair scheduled on September 12, 2017 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm ET. This fair will allow users to participate in live chats with Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs from across the country. Your students can use the fair to find the best DPT program for them, ask questions from the comfort of a computer, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process. Attendees must register in advance for this free event. Learn more and register. Our partner, CareerEco, is available to respond to questions about the fair at apta@careereco.com.

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Libby J. Ross, MA, Director, Academic Services
Department of Education
American Physical Therapy Association

 

2.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, May 31, 2017 edition.   

AAMCNews

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

May 31, 2017

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Kirch, MD

Jimmy Kimmel Highlights the Value of Teaching Hospitals

In his monthly column, Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, explores Jimmy Kimmel's emotional monologue about his newborn son's heart condition—a tribute to teaching hospitals, interprofessional care teams, and lifesaving medical research.

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The Hidden and Vital Costs of Doing Science

F&A (facilities and administrative) costs refer to the indirect expenses required to maintain research laboratories. The president's proposed budget cuts are threatening this essential funding.

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More from AAMCNews

U.S. Medical School Enrollment Up 28% Since 2002

First-year enrollment at U.S. medical schools has increased by 28% since 2002, according to results of an annual AAMC survey. The findings indicate that nearly 40% of the enrollment growth occurred at the 22 new medical schools that have been established and accredited since 2002. The gains in enrollment are good news at a time when the United States faces an estimated shortage of nearly 105,000 physicians by 2030, but the growth is not enough to address the projected shortage and increase the overall supply of doctors.
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AAMC Statement on Updated CBO Score of American Health Care Act

Following release of the new score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, the AAMC noted in a statement that the score "emphasizes the need for the Senate to take a different approach to improving our health care system." The AHCA would leave an additional 23 million people uninsured and would "cripple the health care safety net designed to help the most vulnerable patients—many of whom depend on the nation's teaching hospitals and physicians for their care."
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Applications Open for AAMC Grant Writers Coaching Group

The AAMC is accepting applications for the Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards, a program for racial and ethnic minority faculty and researchers. A workshop will be held Sept. 7 in Orlando and will feature a discussion of the NIH proposal review process, facilitated peer feedback, and hands-on guidance for strengthening grant proposals. The program offers continued support via peer review and virtual sessions following the workshop. Applications are due June 21.
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Workshop Addresses Challenges and Opportunities for Achieving Rural Health Equity

On June 13, the AAMC will participate in a roundtable workshop, Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being: Challenges and Opportunities, hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The workshop will explore a range of initiatives focused on improving community well-being, and will include a discussion on strategies for improving the social determinants of health, including access to and quality of health care services.
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On the Move

Sharon Anderson, MD, has been appointed dean of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine and executive vice president of OHSU, effective July 5. Anderson currently serves as professor and chair of OHSU's Department of Medicine.
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Catherine Lucey, MD, has been appointed as executive vice dean for the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Lucey, a member of the AAMC Board of Directors, will assume her new appointment and maintain her current role as vice dean for education.
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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.

 

3.  From Ideas.TED.com -- 101 books to dive into this summer: a massive reading list, by Rebekah Barnett + Chelsea Catlett (June 21, 2017)

http://ideas.ted.com/101-books-to-dive-into-this-summer-a-reading-list/

 

4.  The June 2017 School of Sciences Newsletter is now online!  

https://newsletter.cbu.edu/sciences/2017/06/summer-2017/

 

5.  Marginalia:  2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally; See What Happens Next. 

When one of the have-nots lives not to one of the haves…

http://www.upworthy.com/2-monkeys-were-paid-unequally-see-what-happens-next?g=3

 

 

 

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