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College of Medicine Presents Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Speakers: William O. Cooper, MD, MPH, Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine

Date: Monday, December 12, 2011

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Place: Pavilion A Auditorium

Title: Not Quite What I Was Planning: Evaluating Unintended Consequences of Health Policies

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Undergraduate Internship Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is offering a ten week research experience for undergraduates. The internship, HS-STEM Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates, offers a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses. This internship is for students interested in the following areas or research: engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management and social sciences. Deadline for application is January 5, 2012. Please click here for a flier to share with students.

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Hall of Fame Nominations

We are still accepting Hall of Fame nominations until March 1st. Please send your nominations along with a description of why you chose your nominee/s, to Keturah Taylor at or 218-0479.

Nominees must exhibit or possess all of the following:

(1)   Have established an outstanding professional record;

(2)   Have demonstrated distinguished service to his/her profession (may include monetary support);

(3)   Have established a personal reputation at either the local, state, national, or international level for outstanding character and community service for a period of time sufficient in length to reflect without reservation great credit and honor upon the University; and

(4)   Be able to provide an outstanding role model for the current College of Health Sciences students.

(5)   Not be in active service as a University employee.


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December Staff Newsletter

The December staff newsletter is now available! Please click here to read it. Contact Kristie Bruner with any questions.

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Reminder: Retirement Reception for Dr. Gilbert Boissonneault

You are invited to a Retirement Reception in honor of Dr. Gilbert Boissonneault on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in CTW127, The Commons. Please click here to RSVP.

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CDC Offers Undergrad Internships

Please inform your undergraduate students about these exciting summer internship opportunities with CDC.

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)  is a 10-week (Wednesday, June 13, 2012 – Friday, August 17, 2012) summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.

Interns will be placed in environmental health programs at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at CDC's Chamblee Campus. Over the course of the summer, interns will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.

Interns will participate in environmental health projects, interact with federal officials and scientists, and visit important environmental health sites in and around Atlanta. Other activities include "brown-bag" lunches with CDC staff, as well as attending lectures from prominent environmental health leaders in the Atlanta area. In addition, interns will be able to attend the many seminars offered by CDC during the summer.o:p>

A stipend of approximately $600 per week will be provided for living expenses. Travel to Atlanta will be the intern’s responsibility. Potential housing options will be provided on the housing page; however interns will be expected to make their own arrangements. Applications are open now, but the deadline for applying is February 1, 2012.

For more information, please contact: 

Laura Eloyan, MBA

Global Recruitment Specialist

Center for Global Health

Centers for Disease Control

(404) 718-8864


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Dept. of Rehab Sciences Research Colloquium

Speakers: Scott Livingston, Ph.D.

Date: Friday, December 9, 2011

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Place: CTW 405

Title: Differential Rates of Recovery following Sport-Related Concussion

If you have any questions please contact Theresa Cook at

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College Meetings Dates

The 2011-2012 College Meetings for faculty and staff are scheduled for 12:00 – 1:30 as follows:


December 16 – CTW 216

January 13 (part of the Spring Kick-Off)

February 17 – location TBD

March 16 – location TBD

April 20 – location TBD

May 18 – location TBD

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Muscle Forum

Date December 15, 2011
Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker Yin Lang
Topic Automatic Medical Image Analysis Based Intelligent Imaging Informatics & Its Application for Analyzing Digitized Muscle Cells
Contact Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden at
Location Physiology Conference Room, MS505

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Calendar of Events

December 9 UK: Last Day of Fall Classes
December 9 DRS Research Colloquium Presentations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CTW 405
December 12 BOT Meeting Agenda Items Due
December 12 PT Faculty Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
December 12 DDs & AC
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dean's Conference Room
December 12 CSD Division Faculty Meetings
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CTW 214B


Note: More dates can be found on the CHS Sharepoint Calendar

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