The Phar Side
Memorial University School of Pharmacy E-Newsletter
Faculty and Staff Edition - May 6-12, 2013
School of Pharmacy News
School of Pharmacy Student Awards – nominate a deserving student today!
If you know a deserving student, please help us recognize that individual. Although academic achievement is very important in the evaluation process, it is important to note that half of our awards are based on student involvement in activities outside the classroom. The deadline for nominations is June 7. For more information, including a copy of the awards nomination form, please visit: http://www.mun.ca/pharmacy/undergrad/awards.php.
Thank you for supporting our students!
Notable Dates & Deadlines
May 22 - BioMedical Sciences Research Forum: The treatment of hemorrhagic stroke – presented by Dr. John Smeda
This presentation is happening on Wednesday, May 22 from 5-6 pm in the main auditorium of the HSC.
May 30 – The NL Thrombosis, Blood & Immune Disorder Research & Education Project presents: Adoptive T cell Therapy for Cancer - How your Immune System Can Cure Cancer
This is an exciting and promising leukemia/cancer therapy news event that will feature a number of interesting speakers, including Dr. Kevin Curran, a pediatric oncologist who is a member of a large research team, and working at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Clinic, New York. Topics covered throughout the evening will include leukemia, childhood leukemia and a promising new immunotherapy that is exciting the medical community in the U.S., Canada and elsewhere.
Dr. Curran is the principal investigator for a study using this treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This treatment has been used successfully with patients with ALL and CLL. Clinical trials are opening for other types of cancer and other conditions currently managed by stem cell or bone marrow transplantation. The hope is that this treatment will be more effective and less toxic than stem cell or bone marrow transplantation.
This event is taking place on Thursday, May 30 at the GEO Centre in St. John’s from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit: http://www.med.mun.ca/getdoc/64db58fe-f32a-478d-a051-d8b2c9d2a803/Events.aspx
Happening @ Memorial
Emergency exercise on St. John’s campus – May 13
On Monday, May 13, Memorial University’s Office of Emergency Management will host a full-scale emergency exercise on the St. John’s campus in partnership with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Eastern Health, St. John’s Regional Fire Department, Salvation Army and Canadian Red Cross. The exercise is a test of Memorial’s Emergency Management Plan that will help the university practice for a potential emergency. Areas of the Science and Chemistry-Physics buildings will be used and a large number of staff and faculty will be involved. The full-day event will include simulated casualties and emergency responses. This exercise is intended to help Memorial effectively prepare and respond to an emergency. It is entirely simulated and for training purposes only.
Desire2Learn (D2L) Drop-In Clinics for Spring 2013
In addition to their regular workshops, DELTS is hosting a series of drop-in clinics to assist instructors and administrative users with using Desire2Learn. During the clinics, staff will be on hand to provide guidance and address individual questions. All clinics are scheduled in the McCann Centre (ED-2030B) at the following dates/times:
- Thursday, May 9, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
- Monday, May 13, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
For more information about additional Desire2Learn or Elluminate Live workshops, visit http://www.delts.mun.ca/faculty/teachingsupport/teaching_with_technology/