Associate Director and Co-Leader for Clinical Research and Administration Core

first_imgUAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employercommitted to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendlyenvironment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achievework/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age,genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identityand expression as well as sexual orientation.  UAB alsoencourages applications from individuals with disabilities andveterans.  A pre-employment background investigation isperformed on candidates selected for employment.  In addition,physicians who will be employed by the University of Alabama HealthServices Foundation (UAHSF) or other UAB Medicine entities, mustsuccessfully complete a pre-employment drug screen to behired.  Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach toeducation at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, theUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renownedresearch university and academic medical center and the state ofAlabama’s largest single employer, with an economic impactexceeding $7 billion annually. UAB is consistently recognized amongthe top 100 universities in the world for life sciences (AcademicRanking of World Universities) and among the top 10 universitiesnationally for diversity (The Princeton Review). UAB was alsoranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings asthe #1 Young University (< 50 years old) in the United States inboth 2018 and 2019 and in the top 12 worldwide. UAB attracted morethan $600 million in research funding in FY2019 and ranked 20thnationally in NIH research funding (~$358 million). UAB is also aleading training ground for young scientists with over 40institutional training grants to support pre- and post-doctoraltrainees. For information about the Departments of Orthopedics and Familyand Community Medicine, visit the UAB School of Medicine website For this position, UCEM is partnering with the Department ofFamily and Community Medicine, Division of Sports and ExerciseMedicine, and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.  Thesuccessful candidate will have a faculty appointment in one ofthese departments or jointly.  Each department has a growingresearch program with established research interests related toexercise and sports medicine. Please direct inquiries to:  Thomas W. Buford, UCEMDirector, [email protected] Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a shortdrive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphisand Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in theUnited States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings,Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one ofthe top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the topten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. Thecombination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture,activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to liveand raise a family. Consideration will be given to individuals with a doctorate (PhDor MD/DO) in fields related to exercise medicine and physicalactivity promotion.  Position is a twelve-month, open rank,open tenure faculty position.  Salary, rank, and tenurecommensurate with experience and qualifications.center_img The UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM), a university-wideresearch center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, invitesapplications from individuals with expertise in the conduct ofcenter-based, supervised clinical trials involving physicalexercise for the faculty position of Associate Director andCo-Leader for Clinical Research and Administration Core. For more information about UCEM, please visit our website Applicants should have an established track record inexercise-based research with particular emphasis on the conduct ofclinical research in this area. The successful applicant shouldalso have a research portfolio that focuses on the conduct ofsupervised exercise clinical trials with ongoing NIH R01-levelresearch funding or strong evidence of potential to secure suchfunding in this area. Applicant should also embrace working in ateam-based research environment. The Associate Director will work closely with the UCEM Directorand leadership team in developing and administering strategy forthe Center. Individual will also serve as Co-Leader of the ClinicalResearch and Administration Core to contribute to the oversight andleadership of the UCEM Exercise Clinical Trials Facility, a 6000 sqft. core facility for the conduct of exercise-based clinicaltrials. Qualified applicants please follow this link to apply: read more

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PNP threatens withdrawal of cooperation on vital national matters if Wheatley not fired

first_img Share (Jamaica Observer) The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is threatening to withdraw its cooperation on a range of matters of national importance if Prime Minister Andrew Holness does not remove Dr Andrew Wheatley from all ministerial duties.Dr Peter Phillips, the PNP president and Opposition leader, issued the warning yesterday at a press conference at PNP headquarters in St Andrew, stating that he expected the prime minister to let good sense prevail, and conform to the requirements of the constitution and the expectations of political tradition.Phillips did not elaborate on just how far the Opposition would go with its threat, but said that: “Smooth Government in our system requires extensive cooperation between Government and Opposition in all kinds of areas — cooperation in relation to the passage of legislation, consultation and collaboration in regards to appointment of boards, (and) far-reaching policy initiatives. All of these things, including how we conduct ourselves in the Parliament, are standard in our democracy. What we are saying is that we expect the prime minister to act, and failure to do so will bring into question the basis for further collaboration in all of these areas.”Public pressure has been mounting on the Government over the past several weeks to fire Wheatley over the corruption scandal that has engulfed the State oil refinery – Petrojam.Jamaica House announced last Monday that the energy portfolio had been transferred from Wheatley’s ministry to the Office of the Prime Minister. However, Wheatley, who came under fire in the House of Representatives last week as Opposition legislators questioned him about reports of corruption and victimisation at Petrojam, remains in the Cabinet in charge of the science and technology portfolios.Yesterday, Phillips said that the prime minister’s decision to relieve Wheatley of the energy portfolio, while leaving him with Cabinet responsibility for the other areas of the ministry, raises more questions than answers.He said that there was a “litany of corrupt practices and breaches of public trust at Petrojam”, and argued that this behaviour could spread to the other areas of the ministry.Phillips said the prime minister’s failure to act decisively against corruption points to an inability to discipline those who are involved. He said Holness has failed to apply sanctions in response to issues of national concern over the past two years, such as in the $600-million islandwide de-bushing programme, and that this lack of sanction had embolden “those who want to engage in improper conduct”.He insisted that while investigative bodies such as the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the auditor general are carrying out their own probes into the allegations of corruption at Petrojam, the prime minister has a duty to enforce his own sanctions under the constitution.The opposition leader also pointed to questions hanging over other agencies, such as National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL), and the Universal Service Fund (USF). “We know that an officer employed to NESOL — who was recently promoted rapidly — was found by MOCA and FID (Financial Investigations Division) to be in possession of tens of millions of dollars and that an investigation is underway. On the face of it, the source of these funds seems to have come from NESOL itself. If that turns out to be the case, it would obviously imply impropriety or worse in the conduct of their operations of NESOL,” he stated.Last month, the police laid criminal charges against an operations engineer at the agency in connection with the seizure of over $80 million.Meanwhile, Phillips said there are also concerns at the USF about politically connected and unqualified individuals being employed to high positions without the proper employment procedures. “All of these suggest that the carnival of misconduct uncovered in Petrojam was not limited to that agency alone, but apply to other areas of the ministry,” he stated. NewsRegional PNP threatens withdrawal of cooperation on vital national matters if Wheatley not fired by: – July 10, 2018 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 22 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

‘Supernatural’ star Jared Padalecki arrested for public intoxication and assault

first_imgColin Bentley/The CW(TEXAS) — Supernatural fans were left reeling after one of the show’s leading actors attacked several people on Sunday morning.Jared Padalecki was arrested for assaulting two people when visiting the Stereotype bar in Austin, Texas — a place he often frequents.  TMZ reports that the 37-year-old is out on $15,000 bail after spending the night in a prison cell.His booking sheet states he now faces two counts of assault and one for public intoxication.  No word on when he will face those charges in court.Eyewitnesses told TMZ that Padalecki first struck a bartender in the face early Sunday morning, but it is unknown what caused the violent exchange.  When a friend took him outside, Padalecki attacked and put him in a headlock, which was captured on camera by paparazzi.  The Supernatural actor then struck the general manager in the face after a brief confrontation.  Eyewitnesses also claim that, when police arrived, the actor flashed a wad of cash before being escorted into the backseat of a cruiser.Padalecki, nor his representatives, have spoken about the incident.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Penn State students’ preliminary hearings pushed back to June in hazing death case

first_imgJohn Greim/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Penn.) — Preliminary hearings for the 18 Pennsylvania State University students charged in connection with the death of Timothy Piazza have been pushed back to June. The preliminary hearings initially set for Wednesday, May 17, will now take place on Monday, June 12, the Centre County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore and pledge at Beta Theta Pi fraternity, died on Feb. 4, after he fell down the stairs during a pledge ceremony at the house on the night of Feb. 2. Fraternity members did not call 911 until the morning of Feb. 3, about 12 hours after Piazza’s fall, according to a report on the grand jury’s investigation. Piazza’s death was the “direct result of traumatic brain injuries,” according to the forensic pathologist. Eighteen Penn State students are facing charges: eight for involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and hazing, among other charges; four for reckless endangerment and hazing, among other charges; and six for evidence tampering. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity, which has since been barred from Penn State, is facing charges such as involuntary manslaughter and hazing. The Piazzas plan to sue “all of those responsible for the death of Tim, including the fraternity members, the fraternity, as well as Penn State,” the family’s attorney, Tom Kline, told ABC News. “I think the individuals involved clearly bear the most responsibility,” Piazza’s father, Jim Piazza, told “Good Morning America” on Monday. “If you read the timeline of what happened, they set out to feed these guys lethal amounts of alcohol from the outset. There was intent there right from the beginning.” “This was occurring right underneath the noses of Penn State officials,” he said. “There was a task force that was empaneled a few years earlier that did nothing to stop this. The problem was widespread. The problem was endemic at Penn State. They looked away.” Tim Piazza’s mother, Evelyn Piazza, said, “I don’t understand how they could be so heartless and inhumane.” Penn State officials have acknowledged that alcohol on campus is a “serious challenge” and that fraternity houses are especially hard to control because they are privately owned. After Tim Piazza’s death, the university added restrictions for all Greek organizations and put a hold on the graduation of students charged in his death. It published a new “frequently asked questions” website last week, launched alcohol-education programs and promised, “We will not rest until we solve this problem.” All defendants have been preliminarily arraigned, but none have entered pleas. Defense attorney William Brennan, whose client is facing one count of reckless endangerment, told ABC News last week, “The facts of this case are troubling and tragic, and we’ll do everything we can to defend this charge.” “My client has — and this is not to be misinterpreted as acceptance of responsibility or admitting culpability — my client has tremendous human compassion and empathy for the family of the deceased, for the deceased himself. This was an unspeakable tragedy,” Brennan added. “Having said that, it is my position that there is no criminality on the part of my client.” “It’s heartbreaking. If this case doesn’t draw emotion and tug on your heart strings or bring a tear to your eye, you’re inhuman,” Brennan added. “I commend the DA’s office in the pragmatic way that they handled the charging process here, because hundreds of people were at the frat house.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more