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Nov 10 & 14- Free events!
The Health Disparities Work Group would like to invite you to two exciting events sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics and the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development:
College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Reads: A Conversation with Author Rebecca Skloot
Monday, November 10, 2014
Ted Mann Concert Hall
FREE and open to the public
Co-sponsored by University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics
Henrietta Lacks' Legacy: A Conversation with the Lacks Family and Dr. Ruth Faden
Friday, November 14, 2014
Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota
FREE and open to the public
Hosted by the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics
The Lacks Family has enthralled audiences across the country talking about their matriarch, Henrietta Lacks, and her important contribution to science. The international success of Rebecca Skloot’s New York Times bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, has left people keenly interested in the Lacks Family and Henrietta’s legacy. In their appearances, members of the family share with audiences what it meant to find out—decades after the fact—that Henrietta’s cells were being used in laboratories around the world, bought and sold by the billions. The family’s visits put a personal face to big issues such as the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over “informed consent” and whether we control the stuff we’re made of, and should share in the profits.
For more information, please visit The University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics
Oct 22- "Night in the ER" game
Back by popular demand, CLARION and CHIP are hosting the event "Friday Night in the ER", a simulation and team-learning game that challenges players to manage a hospital emergency room for a day. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd in Moos 1-451 with dinner served at 6:15 and the game will start around 7. It's a great opportunity to have fun with your friends from all of the AHC professional programs and learn about team building in healthcare.
Hospitals and other big companies pay thousands of dollars to host this game to teach top executives how to innovate, make data-driven decisions and collaborate across traditional boundaries. Because the AHC appreciates the vital importance of strong teams and systems-based thinking for the future of health care, you can play it for FREE, with dinner included to boot.
What: Friday Night in the ER, plus dinner
Where: Moos 1-451
When: Wednesday, October 22nd, dinner starts at 6:15pm, game starts at 7pm
RSVP today using the link below -- space is limited!
We hope to see you there!
- Check out the latest Dental Lifeline Network newsletter
Participate in Homecoming!!
The Alumni Office is looking for volunteers to walk with the School of Dentistry group at the homecoming parade and we are looking for two individuals to dress up as Mr. Molar and the Toothfairy.
The annual homecoming parade is Friday, October 17. We need volunteers to help hand out tooth brushes and floss and to walk and wave with the tooth fairy and Mr. Molar. We also need volunteers to dress up as the Tooth Fairy (costume is size S/M) and Mr. Molar (costume is one size fits all).
The parade starts at 7:00 pm, line up begins at 6:30. After the parade we'll all gather at Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate. This is a family friendly event, so please bring your spouses and children. All volunteers get a free t-shirt! Contact Emily Best (email@example.com, stop by and see me in 15-141 Moos Tower) to volunteer.
Alumni Relations Director and Development Officer
School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota
2015 Global Health Case Competition
2015 Global Health Case Competition
Oct 17, 12:00 to 1:00
The U of M Global Health Case Competition is a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of students to collaboratively analyze a real-world global health challenge then present analysis and strategic recommendations to a panel of judges.
Interested in participating in the 2015 Global Health Case Competition as a competitor, mentor or judge? Join us on Oct 17 from 12:00-1:00pm in Room D325 of the Mayo Building for an Information Session. During the session the 2014 winning team will present their case from the Emory University International Competition and answer questions about their experience. Light lunch will be provided for those that RSVP. Click here to RSVP.
About the Case Competition
Teams will be comprised of four to six students from three or more U of M schools. Students may apply as individuals or as a team.
Graduate, professional, and upper-level undergraduate students from the U of M are eligible to compete. Post-graduate and post-doctoral fellows/residents are not eligible. Past competition included students from across the AHC, the Carlson School, CFANS, the Humphrey School, Science and Engineering, Liberal Arts and more.
Cash prizes of $500 and $250 to 1st and 2nd place teams, respectively. 1st place team will go on to compete in the March 2015 International Emory Global Health Case Competition.
Faculty volunteers needed for mentors and judges.
• Oct. 17, 2014 – Info Session
• Nov. 24, 2014 by 8 a.m. – Applications due
• Dec. 5, 2014 – Teams and individuals notified of acceptance
• Jan 21, 2015 – Required Team Training Session
• Jan 26, 2015 – Case released
• Jan 30, 2015 – Official work day
• Jan 31, 2015 – Competition Day, Twin Cities Campus
Invitation to join the Student Committee on Bioethics student group
The Student Committee on Bioethics is an interprofessional student organization that is committed to improving the quality of the health sciences by helping students think about modern bioethical issues, and we'd like to invite you to join us for a monthly journal club! All students of the academic health center are welcome.
Here's how it works: One day during the first week of each month, we plan to discuss an article from a recent issue of the journal Bioethics or a related philosophical publication. Because philosophical discussions work best in a seminar setting, we will be limiting attendance to 20 individuals each month. You will notice a link to a Signup Genius form below. Attendance occurs on a first-come basis using this form.
This month we're sending out the article to everyone so you have an idea of the kind of material we like to discuss. Click here for the article. It's an interesting read about the implications of informed consent on direct-to-consumer genetic testing (like 23andMe). In the future, hopefully we'll have a decently sized email list so we don't have to blast the people who aren't interested.
The bottom line: Read the attached article, decide if you want to attend on Oct. 2, 12:00pm - 1:15pm (location TBD, likely a conference room in the center for bioethics), sign up, and look for a follow-up email.
M.D. Candidate, University of Minnesota School of Medicine Class of 2017
M. A. Candidate, University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics Class of 2018
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Check out the U wide campus climate pages, and join a student world cafe!
All members of the campus community are invited to share their input about our campus climate and to help identify strategies for improvement. World Cafés for students are scheduled for Thursday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 8.
Campus Climate—A respectful, inclusive, and welcoming campus is the ground on which a truly equitable and diverse institution flourishes. In a climate of respect and inclusivity, both individuals and the institution are expected to assume responsibility: individuals are encouraged to realize their potential and succeed; diverse identities are honestly and courageously affirmed; and the institution supports all who strive for success.
The University of Minnesota supports a welcoming campus climate in which all persons are treated with civility and respect. Toward that end, the University will facilitate, sustain and advance a culture that supports equity, inclusion and community by fostering dialogue, respect and personal growth. These purposeful activities and shared responsibility provide an environment that allows everyone the opportunity to succeed.
Campus wide student workshops
Golden Gopher Workshop Database: workshop.umn.edu.
Students can use this site to find workshops and opportunities taking place all over campus. Some require registration, others do not.
ADA DDS Success Series Seminars are back!
Smart Start for Freshmen Oct 17th 12-1 pm Moos 2-690 (register by Oct 10th):
This program addresses financial issues, dental career options, and tips for success in dental school. The agenda includes:
• Career opportunities and income information
• Postdoctoral training and specialty opportunities
• Student loans, level of debt, and interest rates
• Budgeting and managing finances
• Stress and time management
Professional Preview for Sophomores Oct 16th 12-1 pm Moos 2-690 (register by Oct 10th):
This program acquaints sophomore dental students with skills for the high-tech and high touch dental practice of the future. The presentation includes:
• Communication and listening skills in clinic
• Practice philosophy and mentorship
• Ergonomics and dentistry
Career Strategies for Juniors Sept 26th 12-1 pm Mayo 3-100 (register by Sept 19th):
This program addresses the skills necessary for professional success post-graduation.
• Advanced dental education
• Associateships and other employment opportunities
• CV writing
Practice Management for Seniors Sept 27th 9 am-12 pm, Moos 2-690 (register by Sept 19th):
This program addresses practice management aspects of dentistry and ethical aspects of dental practice. It also features useful information on ADA resources that are available to ADA members. The agenda includes:
• Recruiting and leading a successful dental team
• Production, collection and expense management
• Locating, financing and marketing the dental practice
• Patient expectations and dentist responsibilities
This year Dr. Mary Smith will be presenting at all 4 sessions:
Dr. Mary Krempasky Smith is a 1982 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and she is a dentist in private practice in Spokane, Washington. She is has completed her MBA at Gonzaga University. Since 1982 she has been the team dentist for the Spokane Chiefs hockey team.
Dr. Smith is active at the state, local and national levels of organized dentistry. From 2006-2010 she served as the eleventh district trustee to the ADA Board of Trustees.
Dr. Smith and her husband are parents to three adult children. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, swimming and cooking.
DDS 1-4, 2014-2015 estimated cost of attendance
A helpful document outlining the DDS estimated cost of attendance for Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.
- 2015 Postdoctoral MATCH program now accepting applications
AHC Student Health Benefit Plans are changing
If you are enrolled in the Academic Health Center Student Health Benefit Plan (AHC-SHBP), you should have received a message notifying you that the plan is being discontinued in Fall 2014. Find more information about these changes at: http://www.shb.umn.edu/email/2014/ahc/plan_elimination_TC_032614.html
To waive the benefits this Fall simply access the "Health Plan Coverage" link on www.onestop.umn.edu. All waiver requests for AHC students can be made online for fall semester 2014; there will no longer be a paper form.
Contact One Stop directly at 612-624-1111 if you have additional questions.
10 days notice needed for planned absences from clinic
All Students in Clinic Beginning Summer 2014
Part of our current attendance policy is that planned absences must be submitted 10 working days in advance. Right now, that part of the policy is not enforced. Please note that the Office of Student Affairs and Clinic Scheduling will begin enforcing the 10 day requirement at the beginning of summer semester in May 2014. At that time, all planned absences (i.e., any time you know in advance that you will be absent from clinic, either for excused absences or personal sessions) must be submitted at least 10 working days in advance or your request will be denied.
Why are we starting to enforce this requirement? We’ve seen an increase in the number of last minute schedule changes this year, which is challenging for our clinic schedulers and, ultimately, inconvenient for our patients. Let’s work together to keep this process running smoothly and efficiently. Please see Sara Johnson with questions or feedback.
Check It Out!
- Check out ASDA's new Central Groove!
New Outreach Attendance Policy beginning May 12, 2014
Attached is the new Outreach Division Attendance Policy, which will be in effect starting May 12th, 2014 (the first day of summer semester).
Free peer technology tutoring!
There's a new free student technology peer tutoring service! Students can stop in one of the Tech Stop locations around campus and build skills in Excel and the Adobe Creative Suite (that's InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).
Communications Associate - OIT
Funding your Dental Education
Here's a great powerpoint on many questions you may have regarding your financial package and funding your dental education.
Support Group for International Students
Worried about your English speaking/writing skills?
Lonely? Unsure of how to make friends?
Eager to know how to succeed in your classes?
Interested in learning job/internship search strategies?
Confused about the American culture?
Homesick? Feeling alone or misunderstood?
This weekly group provides a place for both undergraduate and graduate international students to meet other international students who have concerns described above. It also provides an opportunity to learn from one another about adjusting to a new culture and educational system, dealing with different customs, and practice speaking English.
For more information, please contact:
Chia-Chen Tu, Ph. D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kara Goldmann, M.A. (email@example.com)
What's the latest with Student Council?
Check out the Student Council meeting minutes.
Be safe around campus. Free 24-hour Campus Walk Program 612-624-WALK (9255).