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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
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Table of Contents:

1.   School for Field Studies (SFS) News from the Field, April 24, 2019 edition. 
2.  Union University College of Pharmacy’s Future Pharmacist e-newsletter, April 2019 edition.   
3.  The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Wilderness Medicine, CU In the Wild, April 2019 edition.  
4.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, May 2, 2019 edition.   
5.  The Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences, University of Delaware (Newark) is offering admission to Masters and PhD programs in Medical & Molecular Sciences. 
6.  The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) offers a new collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire, in Preston, England, to allow students to enroll into AUC’s medical program in England vs. St. Maarten.  
7.  School for Field Studies News From the Field, 08 May 2019 edition.  
8.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, June 26, 2019 edition. 


1. School for Field Studies (SFS) News from the Field, April 24, 2019 edition. 


The School For Field Studies


24 APR 2019




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SFS Headquarters



SFS’ 2019 Faculty Research Crowdfunding campaign is underway! The campaign is raising funds to purchase new research equipment for Dr. Edgardo Arévalo (Professor of Tropical Ecology, Costa Rica) and Dr. John Kioko (Professor of Natural Resource Management, Kenya). So far, we have been overwhelmed by the positive response. One donor posted: “I am an SFS alum from 1989 – Monteverde, Costa Rica. That experience changed my life, and I am happy to support SFS and the work it does! Good luck!”

Read more about the two projects and help support our faculty:

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Kenya and Tanzania


For many years, our East Africa students experienced both Kenya and Tanzania over the course of a semester. Now, the switch is back! This spring, students from Kenya and Tanzania swapped for an exciting two weeks of new friends and adventures. 

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Directed Research has begun for SFS Panama, and students are hard at work collecting data for three major themes: sea star activity and populations, Panama's up-and-coming "party tourism" culture, and leaf cutter ant behavior on Isla Solarte. Student Affairs Manager Jorie Heilman gives us the download.  

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"From studying dung beetles on the ground to birds in the sky, and all of the trees in between, SFS Australia students have been as busy as ever doing their part in adding to our understanding of the rainforests of Far North Queensland." - Staff members Caitlin Reilly and Sydney Richards, on Directed Research in Australia.

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The Bunong Indigenous people of Cambodia have a deep and complex history, and their traditions tie in directly with conservation and wildlife protection. Student Affairs Manager Arden Simone recently spoke with a local Bunong woman, whose story was nothing less than fascinating. Read her interview on the blog!

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By Marta Brill (Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations)

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By Dr. Lisbet Christoffersen (Resident Lecturer in Political Ecology)

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Turks & Caicos Islands

By Anna Ortega (University of Michigan)

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2.  Union University College of Pharmacy’s Future Pharmacist e-newsletter, April 2019 edition.   



Recommend our new summer camp


Explore Health Sciences - June 9-12, 2019



Student News



2019 Walmart Scholars Recipients
Out of only 85 recipients from across the country, Union University College of Pharmacy has 3 student/faculty recipients for the 2019 AACP Walmart Scholar Program. The recipients are:
Bethannee Horn (P4)
Faculty Mentor, Dr. Ashok Philip
Chance Mattox (P3)
Faculty Mentor, Dr. Sean King
Jenna Summerlin (P3)
Faculty Mentor, Dr. Kim Jones

AACP and Walmart share the commitment to help colleges and schools of pharmacy ensure there are an adequate number of well-prepared individuals who aspire to join the faculties of our expanding programs across the country. The goal of this scholarship program is to strengthen the recipient's skills and commitment to a career in academic pharmacy through participation in programming and activities at the 2019 AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars. The program provides $1,000 travel scholarships to the student/faculty pair to attend the AACP Annual Meeting and the AACP Teachers Seminar in Chicago, IL from July 13-17. This momentous program continues to grow each year with Walmart's support and dedication. Congratulations Bethannee and Dr. Philip, Chance and Dr. King, and Jenna and Dr. Jones!

16th Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium
The Union University Research Program sponsors an annual university-wide symposium for the purpose of disseminating scholarship produced by the Union community. Presentations are open to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed a collaborative, innovative scholarly project during the current academic year.

Several College of Pharmacy faculty worked with current pharmacy students, as well as 2 undergraduate pre-pharmacy students on various research projects. Fourth-year student, Bethannee Horn, and her mentor, Dr. Ashok Philip, received a $1000 Research Grant from the University for their work entitled, “Design and Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Escape Room-Themed Nonprescription Drug Lab.” The COP pairing of third-year student, Jenna Summerlin, and Dr. Kim Jones, also received a $1000 Research Grant from the University for their work entitled, “An Evaluation of Pharmacy Student Burnout and Effectiveness of Intervention Strategies and Coping Mechanisms.” During the symposium, the students and faculty were available to discuss their project, findings and answer questions. We are proud to note the following poster presentations:
"The Effect of Vitamin C on SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cells"
Presenter: Lauren Thornburg (Pre-Pharmacy, pictured left)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Luna Bennett
"Clausena anisate (CA) Induced Cell Death in Human Breast Cancer MCF7 Cell Lines via Cell Cycle Inhibition and Inhibition of MEK Kinases and MDR/ABC"
Presenter: Victoria Downs (P2)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Luna Bennett
"Spigelia anthelmia Induced Cell Death in Human Breast Cancer MCF7 Cell Lines via Cell Cycle Inhibition and Inhibition of MEK Kinases and MDR/ABC"
Presenter: Natalie Mausey (Pre-Pharmacy, Two-Year Track)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Luna Bennett
"Clarity in Reporting Parameter Variance Needed to Improve Use of Published Models for Simulation Applications"
Presenter: Dr. James Clary ('18, Fellow)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew Castleman
"Design and Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Escape Room-Themed Non-prescription Medications Lab"
Presenters: Mary Anderson (P3), Bethannee Horn (P4), Kate Norville (P2), and Jeffrey Snow (P3)
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Emily Brandl, Dr. Taylor Mathis, Dr. Ashok Philip, Dr. Ashley Pugh, and Dr. Chris Stoltz
"Andexxa: A New Drug Approved for the Reversal of Factor Xa Agents Under Accelerated Approval"
Presenters: Victoria Downs (P2) and Ngoc Nguyen (P2)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sean King
"Evaluation of Pharmacy Student Burnout and Effectiveness of Intervention Strategies"
Presenters: Jenna Summerlin (P3) and Drew Wells (P3)
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Kim Jones and Dr. Ashok Philip
"Nuzyra: A Recently Approved Antibiotic"
Presenters: Brittany Carroll (P2) and Mariah Smith (P2)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sean King



Alumni News




  • Angela Crocker ('15) is employed by Wells Pharmacy Network where she has been a staff compounding pharmacist for over 2 years. She is currently licensed to practice in 10 states.
  • Donna Randolph ('14) is employed as a specialty and infusion pharmacist at TwelveStone Health in Murfreesboro, TN.

  • Kara Posey ('18) has been promoted to Pharmacy Manager at Walgreens #10628 in Florence, AL.


  • Ashley Williams ('12) and husband, Darius, welcomed their daughter, Jordyn Grace Williams on March 14, 2019.

  • Keri Wyatt ('12) and husband, Houston Wyatt ('12), welcomed their son, Hayes Houston Wyatt, on March 25, 2019. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 19.25 inches long. Baby Hayes was warmly welcomed by big sister, Willow.



Faculty News



Jodi L. Taylor, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP received the designation of Fellow with ASHP
Dr. Taylor’s contributions to ASHP, TSHP, and pharmacy practice are numerous. She has served ASHP through her 3-year term as a member of the Council on Therapeutics and as an advisor for UUCOP’s SSHP chapter. Additionally, she currently serves ASHP as Director-at-Large for the Section of Clinical Scientists and Specialists. During her year as TSHP President, she was responsible for the re-affiliation process with ASHP. This was a tremendous task that she executed flawlessly. Her practice efforts are also notable; she established a practice site at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital (JMCGH) in the SICU, where she trains APPE students and PGY-1 residents. Her work within this health-system has allowed for the integration of other Union faculty into this practice site. Her support of students and her efforts to advance patient care have been previously recognized with the TSSP Student Advocacy Award and the TSHP Health-Systems Pharmacist of the Year award.

Dr. Sean King was recognized as the "Member Spotlight" for the AACP LD SIG Best Poster & Paper Program in the LEADERx LD SIG Digital Magazine, Issue 3, Spring 2019. The poster title is "The dissemination of research investigating various strategies and techniques for improving and incorporating leadership development into curricular and co-curricular activities in Pharmacy Education is especially important.”

"Utilizing Social Cognitive Theory and educational experience from a Masters in Health Promotion, Dr. Sean King studied leadership development in third year pharmacy students. He turned his research into an award-winning LD Sig Poster, an opportunity for interprofessional collaboration, and professional development for his students." View Q&A with Dr. King.

Dr. Austin Camp and wife, Rachael, welcomed their daughter, Emilia Collette Camp, on March 13, 2019 at 2:31 pm. She weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and 18.5 inches in length.

Dr. Chris Stoltz and wife, Stephanie, welcomed their son, Micah Mallett Stoltz, on April 5, 2019. He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and 18 inches long. Hayes is the proud big brother.



Student Organizations




~A day in a Pharmacist’s shoes~

On Saturday, April 13th, our APhA-ASP chapter had an awesome morning teaching Girl Scouts about Pharmacy as a career. Over 30 girls got the opportunity to put themselves in a pharmacist’s shoes for the day! They spent time in the OTC lab where some learned how to administer an Epi Pen and others learned how to properly dose and safely administer OTC medications. In the simulation lab, the girls were able to palpate pulses and listen to the patient’s heartbeat while learning to use stethoscopes. Their visit concluded in the Pharmaceutics lab, where they compounded their very own chap stick! The Girl Scouts were also fitted and photographed in white coats before they were awarded a badge for completion of their day!

We’d like to offer a special thanks to our OTC Medication Safety Chair for hosting such an awesome event!



Spring 2019
Continuing Education Programs



  • April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.– Migraine
    Dr. George DeMaagd & P3 Jeffrey Snow – CE Credits: 2 hours

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



Union University College of Pharmacy
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3.  The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Wilderness Medicine, CU In the Wild, April 2019 edition.  

CU In The Wild | CU Wilderness Medicine Newsletter


Vol II, #4
April 2019

CU In The Wild 
University of Colorado School of Medicine 
Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 


University of Colorado School of Medicine Wilderness Medicine Section News

Wilderness Medicine Section Leads Way with Physician Focus on Climate Change - See how U of Colorado School of Medicine Wild Med Section physicians are leading the health care community with a focus on climate change.
Wilderness Medicine and Mars Simulation - Likewise University of Colorado School of Medicine Wild Med Section faculty and staff are working with undergrads, as well as practicing physicians and other health care professionals, to explore what it will take to send humans on an interplanetary voyage into the ultimate wilderness environment.



Wilderness Medicine Links

Wilderness Medicine: A great overview of what wilderness medicine is, and featuring our very own Dr. Chris Davis!
Your phone as an ultrasound machine: High tech invention pairs with something everyone has – a cell phone – to provide advanced assessment, a boon to medical care in low resource countries and other austere environments.




Highlighted Classes

Australia Adventure AWLS Class - Come join us September 29 - October 5, 2019 in Australia! Earn Advanced Wilderness Life Support certification and 20 CMEs as you learn state of the art bush medicine skills.  Explore the historic Wolgan Valley, home to Wollemi and Gardens of Stone national parks, aboriginal petrographs, fascinating industrial ruins, glow worms, and world class hiking. Hang out in a comfortable car-camp classroom, under the curious eyes of eagles, roos, wallabies, and wombats. Offering hands-on learning that will equip you with the practical knowledge and skills critical to outdoor situations from the weekend getaway to a serious bush adventure or international expedition. To learn more or to enroll please go to




Disaster Podcast -



Case Study

Rock Jock Doc

You and a friend are climbing at a local crag.  As you take a break to eat some lunch another friend who was climbing a couple of routes over, and who knows you took this cool WFR class, comes running up and, out of breath, manages to spit out that a young “kid” just took a bad fall while bouldering.  You grab your pack with its small first aid kit and your buddy leads you back to the patient.  You look over the scene, decide it’s safe, and approach the young man, who you are relieved to see is sitting up. 

Scene and Primary Assessment: Scene safe, one patient, fall to ground from about 6 feet up.  Rapid, shallow respirations; patient is speaking.  Nothing else of note.

Secondary Physical: You introduce yourself and ask to help, getting a grimace and a nod yes.  His partner tells you that the guy’s name is Terry.  Upon examination you hear some moaning and see a very slow stretch of one leg.  Terry, who says he is 19, complains of a really sore left side.  You gently lift back his shirt to see scrapes around the lower ribs, with a little blood oozing from the scrapes.  He won’t lie down for an exam and claims no other symptoms, refusing your request to conduct a full physical.  He was not wearing a helmet but claims he didn’t hit his head or lose consciousness and he denies any pain around the back or neck.
SAMPLE: Symptoms as described; Terry claims no allergies and no medications, but you smell the sweet pungent odor of some good weed—this is Colorado after all—thoroughly embedded in Terry’s clothes, he denies smoking recently but his red eyes make you wonder; he says he never fell as hard as this one, or hurt his side as bad; last ins and outs normal; Terry’s climbing partner said he was only 6 or 7 feet up, but trying to do a heel hook, when he peeled; no “crash pad” just an embedded boulder where he landed.

Vitals:  Terry let you get one set of vitals before he declined further care.  HR 84, RR 18, AOx4.  Before you leave you watch him, talking to his buddy, and notice rapid and what sounds like shallow breathing.  As you walk away, shaking your head, you see his buddy try to get him to stand and he can’t. 

Setting: The crag is a half mile from a National Forest parking lot, on an easy trail.  The gravel road is ~1 hr from the nearest town.  You are at ~6,000 feet, on a late spring afternoon, mostly blue sky and about 50 F, but big boomers growing overhead.  There are a dozen or so climbers in the vicinity. 
Even though you are not treating Terry, provide an assessment, list of anticipated problems, and plan.  What information about Terry do you wish you could get?



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4.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, May 2, 2019 edition.   

May 2, 2019

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Educating Leaders


Highlights from Educating Leaders 2019, the AACOM Annual Conference

Attendees engaged in three days of thought-provoking plenary presentations, interactive concurrent sessions, special receptions, and other exciting events.




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AACOM Recognizes the Leaders of the Osteopathic Medical Education Community at Educating Leaders 2019

Meet the exceptional individuals honored at Educating Leaders 2019 and learn about their tremendous contributions to the osteopathic medical education (OME) community.


Awards & Leadership


Robert Cain

Medical Educator, Robert A. Cain, DO, FACOI, FAODME, Named Next AACOM President and CEO

Lori Kemper, DO, had this to say about Dr. Cain: "With extensive credentials in undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education, the board knew that the right person who could shape the next chapter of AACOM’s history was Dr. Cain."





Report on Osteopathic Medicine Placements in 2019 Match Now Available

AACOM recently collected data from the individual COMs to determine the participation by and placement of 2019 graduates in GME.





AACOM Releases New Reports on Student Debt, Attrition Rates, Applicant Trends, and More

Full data and further information can be found on AACOM’s Reports page.




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AACOM Hosts 2019 Choose DO Medical School Expo

More than 200 prospective students from 15 states learned about osteopathic medicine, met reps from member colleges, and more.


News Briefs



NAACP Executive to Lead Diversity at TouroCOM Harlem

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) and Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) in Harlem have appointed Geoffrey E. Eaton Director of Community Affairs and Diversity.





ACGME Names William A. McDade, MD, PhD, as Organization’s First Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Under this position, Dr. McDade will lead the ACGME's internal and external diversity and inclusion activities.




Awards & Leadership

AOA Names Kevin Klauer, DO, as Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Klauer, who is scheduled to begin his position on or before May 31, will be the first osteopathic physician to lead the AOA since 1981.




Osteopathic Recognition

AOGME Invites Proposals to Develop National Curriculum for Osteopathic Recognition

The deadline to receive proposals is May 15, 2019.




COM News

Student Doctors Help Tutor Middle School Math, a $1.6 Million Scholarship Gift, Induction of Humanism Honor Society Members, and More in Campus Roundup

You'll also read about ATSU-KCOM's first Simulation Contest, ICOM's Sexual Assault Awareness Walk, and more.







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5.  The Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences, University of Delaware (Newark) is offering admission to Masters and PhD programs in Medical & Molecular Sciences.


Dear Colleague,

Please note that the Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences, University of Delaware is offering admission to Masters and PhD programs in Medical & Molecular Sciences. Please bring this advertisement to your advisees looking to pursue advanced degrees in biomedical sciences including MD, DO, or PhD as well as gap-year students. The admission will remain open for the next two months.


Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences at the University of Delaware is offering MS and Ph.D. degrees in Medical & Molecular Sciences.


Master of Science in Medical & Molecular Sciences


The Master of Science in Medical Sciences is designed for students planning to go to professional schools for MD/DO/DDS/PhD degrees as well as practicing professionals who want to advance their knowledge and skills in the biotechnology, molecular biology, and clinical laboratory sciences. The MS program can be completed in one year (three semesters) or two years with research. The program is a 32-credit that includes field experience. One-year program will be suitable for gap-year students. Students interested in applying to medical or dental school should consider this program to boost their qualifications in application profile.


Sample Coursework Includes:

  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Protein Purification Lab
  • Cell & Tissue Culture Lab
  • Flow Cytometry Lab
  • Contemporary Research Topics
  • Laboratory Management



Ph.D. in Medical & Molecular Sciences


The Ph.D. program in Medical Sciences provides advanced training with the goal of preparing students for research based careers. Areas of in-depth study are driven by faculty research and encompass health sciences relevant translational research that spans from the bench to the bedside. 


Research Areas Include:

  • Protein Chemistry & X-ray Crystallography
  • Global Health
  • Virology
  • RNA Biology
  • Translational Genetics
  • Vision Research
  • Cancer Biology



For more information, please visit or contact us at or 302-831-2849.



6.  The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) offers a new collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire, in Preston, England, to allow students to enroll into AUC’s medical program in England vs. St. Maarten.  


I am the Director of International Admissions for the American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine (AUC) and assist our International (non-US) applicants. We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire, in Preston, England which allows students to enroll into AUC’s medical program in England vs. St. Maarten. Please see below for specifics.

We offer one Doctor of Medicine (MD) program with two points of entry locations.

1)      Our 4-year Doctor of Medicine degree entry, begins with the first 2-years spent mastering the basic medical sciences. From there, students have multiple global options to complete their second 2-years of clinical rotations. List of Clinical hospital affiliates for years 3 and 4 of training. This program is offered in either St. Maarten, the Caribbean or in Preston, England on the campus of the University of Central Lancashire.

·         Upon completion of AUC’s first 2-years of basic medical science training, at our Preston location, students will also be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in International Medical Sciences, by the University of Central Lancashire. This is a Level 7 UK diploma at no additional charge.

2)      These programs are available to all international (non-US) students and we have seats still available for the fall 2019!  Please note that a bachelor’s degree is required during our application process. We currently require 4-prerequistie courses, which are biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry (or biochemistry) and physics (1-semester or substitute statistics or calculus) all with labs.

We also require a Medical Admissions Test:

·         Non-US citizens or permanent residents may submit results from the MCAT exam, UCAT, NEET or GAMSAT.

o   We highly recommend Indian applications take the NEET exam, which needs to be taken in English

·         Please note that AUC cannot consider exam scores older than 5-years

3)      You may view our tuition and fees here. Our current tuition is $225,310 USD for 4-years. This does not including cost of living expenses. All international students who matriculate with AUC will automatically be awarded a $55,000 USD scholarship. This will bring our net tuition down to $170,310 USD. Other than this scholarship, we do not have a funding source for non-US or non-Canadian students.

September 2019 will be the inaugural cohort in Preston, England. As we are working to fill seats, we are offering significant scholarships, above and beyond the above mentioned international scholarship. If you have student, who have completed a bachelor’s degree and have already taken a required medical school admissions exam, please have them contact me directly for additional information.

You may find more information on our website too!

All the best,




Jennifer Stovall

Director of Admissions – International

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7.  School for Field Studies News From the Field, 08 May 2019 edition.  

Check out the latest stories from our students, faculty, and staff in the field!


The School For Field Studies


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With another semester of new places, new experiences, and new friends in the books, we've asked our Spring 2019 students to give us their final impressions of SFS. In Cambodia, student Jen Maiorana (University of Michigan) had this to say: "Interviewing diverse stakeholders across Cambodia – including eco-tourism project managers, homestay community members, rural farmers, indigenous peoples, a WWF representative, a waste management company manager, and a monk – was by far my highlight. Through these rich interviews, I was able to gain a much more holistic view of Cambodian culture that I would not have been able to discover on my own."

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Costa Rica


Professor Edgardo Arevalo (Resident Lecturer in Tropical Ecology) and his students are conducting research on the effects of road noise on Costa Rica's bird populations and birdsong. Read about this semester's projects, and support his Crowdfunding campaign! 

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"I was surrounded by such intelligent, creative people the whole semester. Daily interactions with these good eggs taught me just as much as what I learned in class. I especially appreciate everything that I learned about life! and how I want to live it." - Yuko Nakano (Amherst College)

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Turks and Caicos Islands


"South Caicos, our home. I cannot summarize it in a single sentence. If you cannot see the sea from South Caicos, you can smell it, hear the reef roar, taste the salt being carried away by the breeze, or feel the crunch of seawater crystals on your toes." - Lina Berón Echavarría (Kenyon College)

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SFS Headquarters


On May 2, SFS received a $200,000 Sustaining Grant from the Cummings Foundation. The grant will fund our efforts to educate and train a larger and more diverse cohort of students in scientific inquiry and critical research skills. We're grateful to Cummings for their generosity, and are excited to get to work!

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By Liz Walker (St. Catherine University)

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By Dr. Kendi Borona (Resident Lecturer in Human Dimensions of Conservation)

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By Liv Lowell (Monmouth University)

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8.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, June 26, 2019 edition. 

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News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals


June 26, 2019

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A space for spirituality

Fist bumps instead of handshakes. Residencies that offer flexibility on the Sabbath. Healing ceremonies. Medical schools and teaching hospitals increasingly embrace students’ faith-based traditions.

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Working to end gender harassment in medicine

Leaders in academic medicine tackled gender harassment during the 2019 AAMC Leadership Forum. Here’s a look at the vital issues and insights they shared, and the work still ahead.

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How many residency applications?

New AAMC data can help medical students maximize their chances of entering a residency program.

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In case you missed it: Tackling health inequities in homes and schools; seven things to know about AMCAS®.

More from AAMCNews

AAMC statement on House passage of spending package

Last week, the AAMC applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of a four-bill spending package that included increased funding in FY 2020 for the National Institutes of Health and other key programs. 
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On the move

Akinlolu O. Ojo, MD, PhD, MPH, has been named executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, effective Aug. 26. He currently serves as associate vice president for clinical research and global health initiatives at the University of Arizona Health Sciences and professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. 
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Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, has been appointed president and CEO of the Geisinger Medical Center, effective July 1. He has served as interim president and CEO since November 2018. 
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