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Caduceus Newsletter: Summer 2018.02, August

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

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Table of Contents:

1. The Future Pharmacist:Union University (Jackson, TN) College of Pharmacy Newsletter, July 2018 edition.†††
2.Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) announces an Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference and Open House Event on Saturday, 20 October 2018.††
3.The 2019 Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) will be held on April 13-14, 2019 on the campus of Yale University (New Haven, CT).††
4.Altius offers scholarships to attend their Mentor in Training programs for premed students who may be interested in eventually working for Altius as an MCAT tutor.
5.Received this week.
6.Inside OME:Osteopathic Medical Education News, July 26, 2018 edition.††
7.Washington Insider:An e-publication of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, July 30, 2018 edition.†††

 

1. The Future Pharmacist:Union University (Jackson, TN) College of Pharmacy Newsletter, July 2018 edition.†††

 

 

Student News

 

 

  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f298b5792dc53bd07b8beea9/_compresseds/7c6d9493-ef60-4f42-adcd-a64fdd1e5425.jpgJulianna McMinn (P3) has been elected to serve on the TPA Board of Directors as the TSSP President-Elect.




     
  • P2s, Brittany Carroll and Carli Ferrara, have been elected to serve as TSSP Members-At-Large.
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    Brittany Carroll     Carli Ferrara
     
  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f298b5792dc53bd07b8beea9/_compresseds/d9668411-f437-49a9-ac51-1f5011212ed5.jpgBryan Keen (P3) was recognized in the May/June 2018 APhA-ASP Region 3 Members Spotlight as an Outstanding Student Pharmacist for his work as President over the past year.

 

 

Alumni News

 

 

Position Update

  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f298b5792dc53bd07b8beea9/images/fbdf6c21-c0c0-4784-84da-e5eb7a20916e.jpgJennifer Felder ('13) has been promoted to Pharmacy Manager at Publix Pharmacy in Hoover, AL.


Credentials

  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f298b5792dc53bd07b8beea9/images/4ba79390-15c6-4ec8-829b-6f4f52fc6a3b.jpgRebekah Littleton Wilson ('13) has received BCPS certification.

 

 

Faculty News

 

 

  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f298b5792dc53bd07b8beea9/_compresseds/cee53037-8152-4069-bf69-ca0aafa4d55b.jpgDean Sheila Mitchell received the TSHP Health-System Distinguished Service Award! This award is presented in recognition of sustained service and accomplishment for a career of not less than twenty years in the profession, professional standing in the community and health-system practice, contributions in the area of health-system pharmacy practice, research, and/or publications, implementation of innovative approaches to practice, civic service and enhancement of the profession in the view of the public. Congratulations, Dean Mitchell!!

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  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f298b5792dc53bd07b8beea9/_compresseds/a2d34981-15a7-4e49-940f-f965a7ee4ccc.jpgDr. Kim Jones has been elected to serve on the TPA Board of Directors as the TSHP President-Elect.

     
  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f298b5792dc53bd07b8beea9/_compresseds/12c0ea8f-3ddd-410b-986e-1d5d266b3977.jpgDr. Alfred Custer has been elected to the TPA Society Officers as the TSP Secretary/Treasurer-Elect.
     
  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f298b5792dc53bd07b8beea9/images/6b7769da-b8cf-4c40-a5a8-b29a61fc1212.jpgDr. Brad Spencer earned credentials as a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP).

     
  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f298b5792dc53bd07b8beea9/images/40d75329-486e-4baf-845b-a98a1b698349.jpgDr. Emily Brandl received the 2017-18 Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Resident Preceptor of the Year Award.

 

 

Student Organizations

 

 

  • https://gallery.mailchimp.com/1f298b5792dc53bd07b8beea9/images/e3ded29b-f115-4243-9d8e-8fd62972e2e1.jpgOn Tuesday, June 19th, the Tennessee Pharmacists Association held their quarterly Tripartite and Board Meetings. Dean Mitchell, TSHP President Dr. Jodi Taylor, TSSP President-Elect Julianna McMinn, and Megan Davis (on rotation with TPA this month) were present. They received updates from the Deans of each of the schools of pharmacy, were educated about current legislative issues, and discussed upcoming TPA activities.

     
  • Our APhA-ASP President Kate Norville and Communications Vice President Kassy Brush attended the Student Leadership Institute in Washington DC. They got the opportunity to advocate for our profession with over 200 other Student Pharmacists by having more than 140 visits with members of Congress. They also got to tour the National Mall and attend other networking sessions throughout the weekend. They canít wait to bring back the new ideas they learned to our chapter!
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  • Several of our students and faculty attended the Tennessee Pharmacists Association's Summer Meeting in Hilton Head, SC. While there, they learned about advancing the pharmacy profession, engaged with pharmacists and student pharmacists from across the state of Tennessee, and fourth-year student, Megan Davis, gave a presentation on kratom.
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10-Year Anniversary

 

 

The Union University College of Pharmacy celebrated its 10-year anniversary of providing excellence in pharmacy education during the spring of 2018. A number of activities have occurred throughout the year in observation of this important milestone. Please click on the image below to view photos and a video of the gala event, Celebrating 10 Years of Godís Providence, held on May 4.

 

A Decade of God's Providence

 

 

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Dr. Sheila Mitchell
Founding Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Union University

 

 

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2.Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) announces an Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference and Open House Event on Saturday, 20 October 2018.††

 

3.The 2019 Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) will be held on April 13-14, 2019 on the campus of Yale University (New Haven, CT).††

We are thrilled to announce that the 2019 Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC) will be held on April 13-14, 2019. The conference website is now live, including a list of confirmed speakers to date. Register during July for more than 50% off the registration rate.Please feel free to forward this announcement to others who may also be interested in attending or presenting. 

Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 13-14, 2019 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
16th annual conference

 

Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference
by July 31 for 50% off the registration rate


The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14, 2019, is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

Register for GHIC
 

 

 

Conference Schedule

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Innovation Prize

Learn from more than 250 speakers. See the confirmed 2019 conference speakers.

Apply to present at the Global Health & Innovation Conference! August 31 is the first round abstract submission deadline.  Read more about the presentation opportunities and the abstract submission process.

The GHIC Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social impact pitches that are presented at the 2019 Global Health & Innovation Conference.


Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial interests and committed to promoting high-quality care for all. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is presented annually by Unite For Sight.
 

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4.Altius offers scholarships to attend their Mentor in Training programs for premed students who may be interested in eventually working for Altius as an MCAT tutor.

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Hundreds of pre-health students across the nation will be preparing for their MCAT, DAT, or other graduate exam tuition-free! The good news is that we have a few Mentor in Training scholarships remaining. Premed students who may be interested in eventually working for Altius as an MCAT tutor may apply online for one of our Mentor in Training Scholarships.

  • $1,000 and $2,000 Scholarships: To details and to apply for these scholarships visit:  altiusmcat.com/MITapp.  Students awarded these scholarships are accepted into our Mentor in Training program, which focuses intensely on a minimum 515 MCAT score and on the job training.  To become a tutor for Altius, students must take an Altius Gold or Platinum MCAT course, adhere strictly to our process and score a minimum 515 on their own MCAT exam.  Once hired, new tutor wages start at $25 per hour session.

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5.Received this week.

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:Osteopathic Medical College 2018-2019 Information Book, available for review in my office, AH112.

 

6.Inside OME:Osteopathic Medical Education News, July 26, 2018 edition.††

July 26, 2018

 

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AACOM Updates

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AACOMís President and CEO to Step Down

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, has informed the Board of Deans on July 19 that he will be retiring on June 30, 2019, from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of AACOM. He has served the Association admirably for the last 12 and a half years.

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Who Applied Where: The 2018 Overlapping Designations Report Available Now

View this year's report to find out how many designations were made, how applications overlap for each COM, and the current range of COCA approved first-year class sizes.

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Single Accreditation

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July 2018: Single GME Accreditation System Update

Find the latest updates and resources on the single GME accreditation system.

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Awards & Leadership

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H. William Craver III, DO, Named Vice Provost at GA-PCOM

Dr. Craver, who currently serves as Dean and Chief Academic Officer at GA-PCOM, will take on the role of Vice Provost-Georgia at the GA-PCOM campus.

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COM News

The Key to Curb Binge Drinking, Teddy Bear Clinics, and More in Campus Roundup

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7.Washington Insider:An e-publication of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, July 30, 2018 edition.†††

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Washington Insider

 

July 30, 2018

What You Need to Know

The U.S. House of Representatives left town last week to start their August recess. Before leaving Washington, House Democrats unveiled their version of legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), the Aim Higher Act. While the text of the legislation has yet to be released, AACOM will be assessing any potential impact to osteopathic medical schools and students.

During congressional recess, Representatives are returning to their districts, providing constituents with a great opportunity for advocacy. AACOMís ED to MED campaign was designed to give osteopathic medical students, the broader osteopathic medical education community, and other advocates a voice during HEA reauthorization. We urge our ED to MED advocates to take advantage of August to let their Representatives know they must consider the needs of medical students as they negotiate this important legislation. Find your legislator today and visit the ED to MED website for additional resources and ways to take action on key policy priorities, including the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Grad PLUS Loan Programs.

Pamela Murphy
Senior Vice President of Government Relations

Due to the congressional August recess, we will return with our next Washington Insider in September. See you in the fall!

 

Legislative Update

On The Hill

AACOM Endorses Bipartisan Rural GME Bill

AACOM has endorsed S. 3014, the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act of 2018, introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and cosponsored by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). This bipartisan legislation would help address the growing physician workforce shortage in rural areas across the country by implementing comparable per resident payment for residents training in rural hospitals relative to those in urban communities and would eliminate rural hospital residency caps to encourage growth of rural training programs, particularly across various medical specialties. This bill was referred to the Senate Finance Committee for its consideration.

House Democrats Reveal HEA Reauthorization Bill

In response to the House Republican HEA reauthorization bill released last December, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity (PROSPER) Act, House Democrats on July 24 unveiled their plans for their own HEA reauthorization bill, the Aim Higher Act. Comprised of amendments offered by Democrats that failed during the House committee markup of the PROSPER Act as well as proposals introduced through a House Democratic legislative campaign last spring, the Aim Higher Act includes provisions pertinent to osteopathic medical students. These include the preservation of the PSLF Program, elimination of student loan origination fees, and revival of the Perkins Loan Program for undergraduate and graduate students. It is unlikely that Aim Higher will advance in the current GOP-controlled House as Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), author of the PROSPER Act and Chair of the Education and the Workforce Committee, is still pushing her Republican-led bill for a House floor vote, which has stalled due to broader House Republican concerns. AACOM will be assessing the Aim Higher Act text and developments around this legislation.

AACOM-Endorsed EMPOWER Act Passes House

On July 23, the House unanimously passed H.R. 3728, the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Efficiency Readiness Act of 2017, which would reauthorize Title VII health professions workforce training programs under the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)'s purview to include the Centers of Excellence, Primary Care Training and Enhancement Grant, and Area Health Education Centers, among others. AACOM previously joined a letter to House Energy and Commerce Chairman Michael Burgess (R-TX), alongside other national health care organizations, in support of this legislation. The legislation now heads to the Senate for consideration.

AACOM Joins Letter to Hill Supporting Title VII and VIII Programs

As a member of the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC), AACOM joined with 54 national organizations in a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership to reaffirm the coalitionís request of $690 million for HRSA's Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs for fiscal year 2019. HPNEC is an alliance of more than 60 national organizations representing schools, programs, communities, health professionals, and students dedicated to ensuring the health care workforce is trained to meet the evolving health needs of the country.

Senate Confirms Wilkie as VA Secretary

On July 23, the Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Robert Wilkie to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by a vote of 86-9. Previously, Mr. Wilkie was Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and served as a Senate aide to Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC). During his confirmation hearing, he stated that his top priority will be to reduce patient wait times at the VA. Mr. Wilkie's appointment provides the VA its first permanent Secretary since David Shulkin's resignation in March.

CFPB Nominee Testifies to Senate Banking Committee

On June 19, Kathleen Kraninger, President Trump's nominee as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to replace acting head Mick Mulvaney, testified before the Senate Banking Committee. Ms. Kraninger currently serves as associate director for general government programs at the Office of Management and Budget, and previously served as a congressional aide and at the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security. Ms. Kraningerís nomination has drawn heavy scrutiny from Senate Democrats regarding her involvement in implementing the Administrationís recently rescinded "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that separated migrant families at the southern border.

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Advocacy Update

 Advocacy

SVP of GR Engages Osteopathic Medical Student Leaders

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AACOM SVP of GR Pamela Murphy, MSW, with Harris Ahmed, MPH, OMS-III, National Parliamentarian,
SOMA National Board of Trustees, at the National Osteopathic Student Caucus

During the American Osteopathic Associationís 2018 Annual Business Meeting, AACOMís Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Pamela Murphy, MSW, provided osteopathic medical students at the National Osteopathic Student Caucus, including AACOMís Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, with an overview of the ED to MED campaign and resources to help them become more engaged and informed advocates as AACOMís COM Day and Virtual Hill Day approach this fall.

8 Common PSLF Mistakes

If you plan to rely on the PSLF Program to give back to your community through a career in the health professions, make sure you receive the loan forgiveness you deserve by avoiding these eight common PSLF mistakes.

Summer Reading: AACOM GR Staff Recommend ED to MED Blog Posts

With summer officially in full swing, now is a great time to relax and catch up on your summer reading. AACOMís Office of Government Relations staff suggest adding ED to MED blog posts to your reading list this summer. Explore the staff picks today.

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Regulatory Update

Administration and Federal Agencies

AACOM Statement on Administrationís Rescission of Admissions Diversity Guidance

AACOM President and CEO, Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, released a statement regarding the Administrationís decision to rescind guidance that encouraged institutions to take a studentís race into account to promote diversity in admissions. The seven revoked federal guidance documents on affirmative action are among the 24 rescinded by the Administration. AACOM will continue to provide updates on this issue and support holistic admissions processes that enable each medical school to educate future physicians capable of providing culturally competent care.

USDE Releases Proposed Rule on Borrower Defense to Repayment

On July 25, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) published its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to rewrite borrower defense to repayment regulations and establish a federal standard and a process for adjudicating claims submitted by federal student loan borrowers who may be eligible for loan forgiveness if their school violated certain laws. AACOM has submitted comments to the USDE on this issue. The NPRM follows the work of a negotiated rulemaking committee that concluded earlier this year without resolution, leaving the USDE to draft its own proposal. AACOM is reviewing the NPRM and will submit comments to the USDE to help ensure that osteopathic medical schools and students are well-served by these regulations.

Reminder: Application Deadline for 2018 NIH Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program

Applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2018 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program are due on August 31 by 5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization. This program supports research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers. Offering a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities, Lasker Scholars may receive NIH funding for clinical research for up to 10 years. Learn more.

VA Establishes Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization

The VA has created the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM) to manage its new electronic health care record system and its health information technology tools. Genevieve Morris, currently the Principal Deputy National Coordinator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will lead the OEHRM. Among other improvements, the VAís new system will allow patient information to be shared more seamlessly between the VA and the U.S. Department of Defense.

CMMI Director Appointed to Oversee Value-Based Care Initiatives

HHS Secretary Alex Azar recently announced the appointment of Adam Boehler as the Senior Advisor for Value-Based Transformation and Innovation. Mr. Boehler will also continue to serve in his current role as the Director and Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. Mr. Boehler is the former CEO and founder of Landmark Health, which works to deliver medical services to chronically ill patients. The appointment of Mr. Boehler advances Secretary Azarís plan to address the Departmentís four key priorities of combating the opioid crisis, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, addressing the cost and availability of health insurance, and transforming the health care system to a value-based system.

Featured Federal Resources and COM Engagement 

NHSC Launches New Website: The National Health Service Corps has launched a new website that features an enhanced design, streamlined navigation and content, and searchable member story videos. Learn more.

PCSFN Relaunches Health Promotion Model: The Presidentís Council on Sports, Fitness, & Nutrition recently relaunched ďI Can Do It,Ē a free, customizable model that assists schools and organizations in establishing health promotion programs focused on youth and adults with a disability. Learn more.

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AACOMís President and CEO to Step Down

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, has informed the Board of Deans on July 19 that he will be retiring on June 30, 2019, from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of AACOM. He has served the Association admirably for the last 12 and a half years. Learn more in the latest issue of Inside OME.

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

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