Aging Studies Center -JAX Associate Director & Assistant/Associate Prof (55059)

first_imgThe University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville (UFCOMJ) is excited to announce the recruitment of a tenure-trackfaculty candidate to be the Associate Director of the NIH fundedJacksonville Aging Studies Center (JAX-ASCENT).The individual recruited to this position will have the opportunityto lead the expansion of JAX-ASCENT and advance highlytranslational research on aging and independence of older adults.In addition, JAX ASCENT provides the unique opportunity to leveragethe diverse population in the Jacksonville area to address specificresearch questions around health disparities affecting racialminorities and people of low socioeconomic status. Related to this,the UF COMJ is dedicated to advancing medicine and populationhealth through innovation and research that focuses on a widevariety of health-related issues. The UF COMJ boasts a robustfunding portfolio, experienced staff, collaborative faculty as wellas advanced research infrastructure including the Center for DataSolutions, Center for Research Training and the Office of ResearchAffairs.Candidates interested in applying should be at the level ofAssistant or Associate Professor with a strong background in thefield of clinical translational research on aging. Moreover,competitive candidates will be those with a clear track record ofindependent extramural funding and peer reviewed publications.JAX-ASCENT provides a strong collaborative environment across alldepartments and services on the Jacksonville campus, as well aswith the University of Florida’s Institute on Aging in Gainesville.JAX-ASCENT has a strong infrastructure, start-up funding, andstaffing to support the success of early stage investigators,including a strong mentoring system, shared equipment, and otherexecutive support.Success with respect to the role as Associate Director will bebased on candidates ability to develop new innovative clinicaltranslational research on aging-related projects, oversee existingprojects, facilitate cross-campus collaborations within bothUF-Jacksonville and UF-Gainesville, as well as train and supervisepost-doctoral fellows and junior faculty.The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonvilleis the largest of the three UF colleges – medicine, nursing andpharmacy – located on the approximately 110-acre UF HealthJacksonville campus. The college’s 16 clinical science departmentshouse more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows.The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical educationprograms. In addition to graduate medical education, clinicalrotations in all the major disciplines are provided for studentsfrom the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medicaleducation program that recruits national and international speakerswho are well known and respected in their fields. The campus’faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research.Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locationsacross the country and publish their projects in well-knownpublications.Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offeredall the benefits of an academic health center by combining ourstrengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, theUniversity of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UFHealth Jacksonville form the region’s premier academic healthcenter–UF Health, a leader in the education of healthprofessionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider ofhigh-quality patient care.With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health centerin Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville,offering nearly 100 specialty services, including Cancer services;Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; PoisonCenter; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicianstally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000inpatient admissions annually.Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the onlyfull-service hospital in North Jacksonville. The state-of-the-arthospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located,high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida andSoutheast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient andoutpatient services unavailable anywhere else in NorthJacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians. Thehospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promotehealing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagementtechnology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TVcontrol and access to nurses. Mothers-to-be can soon deliver theirbabies in our spacious labor and delivery suites later this summer.The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building,where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, includingpediatrics and women’s health services. The campus is located onMax Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport,approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30minutes from Georgia. For more information, visit http://north.ufhealthjax.org/.Located on Florida’s First Coast, Jacksonville is one of thelargest cities in land area in the United States. The city providesan eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business andrecreational paradise. More than 1 million people live in thefive-county area known as Florida’s First Coast. The area offerssomething for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporatingseasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and amyriad of public facilities for work and play.The candidate should have a strong track record of peer reviewedpublications and external funding in the area of clinicaltranslational research on aging and have a faculty rank ofAssistant Professor or higher. Interested applicants must possess aPh.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree.Preferred candidates will have a research career focused onage-related illness, disability, and inflammations; with provenexperience with geriatric communities. Preferred applicants willhave participated in NIH funded projects as PI, Co-PI orCo-investigator levels. Preferred applicants will demonstrate theability to produce verbal and written communication appropriate fora range of audiences, including scholarly reports and publications.Candidates should have demonstrated interpersonal skills thatfoster teamwork and collaboration, the ability to work effectivelyindividually and as part of a team; with the ability to handlemultiple projects.Review of applications will start on October 25, 2019 andapplications will be accepted until the positions is filled. Pleaseupload Cover Letter and CV with application.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Investments to Improve Nine Airports

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Investments to Improve Nine Airports Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Results,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Nine airports will make safety upgrades and expand operation opportunities with the assistance of $10 million in state investments, Governor Tom Wolf announced today.“Maintaining and expanding opportunities in our transportation system includes the more than 400 airports in our state,” Governor Wolf said. “Hundreds of thousands of jobs are supported by aviation in Pennsylvania and these investments will help them operate safely, expand to meet demands, or attract more growth.”The funds are administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds. The program complements the state Multimodal Fund, which dedicates $6 million to aviation in this fiscal year alone. The fund was created by Act 89, a far-reaching transportation funding program that clears the way for significant investments in all transportation modes.Following is a by-county list of approved aviation projects under the programs with the state share:Allegheny County: Allegheny County Airport — $112,000 in state funding for a total project cost of $224,000 to rehabilitate an equipment storage building.Clinton County: William T. Piper Memorial Airport — $250,000 of state funds for a total project of $500,000 invested to complete improvements to existing hangars.Dauphin County: Harrisburg International Airport — $1,150,000 of state funds for a total of $2,300,000 to construct a skybridge walkway.Indiana County: Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Airport — $337,500 of state funds for a total project cost of $450,000 to reseal and remark airfield pavement.Lancaster County: Lancaster Airport — $500,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $1,000,000 to construct new hangers and $502,319 of state funds for a total project cost of $1,004,638 to renovate and expand terminal.Lehigh County: Lehigh Valley International Airport — $6,060,681 of state funds for a total project cost of $12,121,362 to develop general aviation hangers.Luzerne County: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport — $412,500 of state funds for a total project cost of $825,000 to relocate the TSA checkpoint.Lycoming County: Williamsport Regional Airport — $350,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $700,000 to relocate their airport fuel farm.Northampton County: Braden Airpark — $325,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $650,000 to construct a general aviation terminal.For more information on aviation in Pennsylvania visit www.penndot.gov June 06, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Glencairn Ave house sold for $1,162,250 above the median

first_imgThe property sold for $2.1 million.“The position is about as good as you can get for Brisbane in my opinion,” Mr Jordan said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“You’re in one of the most respected and highly prized streets in the inner-west.” The house at 10 Glencairn Ave, Indooroopilly, is on one of Brisbane’s most prized streets.AN INDOOROOPILLY property has sold at a figure north of $2 million.The address at 10 Glencairn Ave is one of the most highly sought-after streets in the western suburbs, according to McGrath Estate Agent’s Alex Jordan. One of the home’s living spaces.About 50 groups viewed the two-level property at open for inspections, and two written offers were received, before selling at $2.1 million.Mr Jordan said it was bought by a family who moved to be close St Peters Lutheran College.The agent said the market at Indooroopilly was “stable”.center_img The balcony looks out over the pool and the river beyond.“We’re not seeing a rapid rate of growth but we seem to be a lot more stable than our southern cities of Melbourne and Sydney.“That area (around Indooroopilly) has always been in demand by families, many of whom are moving there for their children’s education, so there’s always that level of stability.”According to CoreLogic data, the median house sale price at Indooroopilly is $937,750.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Port of Rotterdam expects 10-20 pct drop in annual volumes due to coronavirus

first_img “A 10 to 20 per cent drop in throughput volume on an annual basis would seem to be very likely. This will depend on how long the measures remain in place and on how quickly production and world trade recover.” This unprecedented situation and its consequences are affecting the Port of Rotterdam as well. In the container segment, capacity between Asia and Europe is being cut by approximately 25 per cent in response to the reduction in demand for transport. This will also be clearly seen in the port of Rotterdam in the coming quarter. The Dutch Port of Rotterdam is anticipating a throughput drop of up to 20 per cent this year following a volume decline in Q1 2020 caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  The flow of iron ore and coal to the German steel industry will decrease in response to falling demand from the automotive and construction industries. The throughput of dry bulk in the first quarter amounted to 16.7 million tonnes. That is 14 per cent less than 19.4 million tonnes seen in the same period in 2019. As explained, the COVID-19 pandemic led to “highly exceptional conditions” in the first quarter of 2020, with severe worldwide disruption of production processes and logistical chains.  Throughput in the first quarter stood at 112.4 million tonnes, down by 9.3 per cent compared to 123.9 million tonnes recorded in the same period last year.  According to the port authority, the underlying causes were the weaker economy in Europe during the last six months and stagnating world trade due to trade conflicts. The impact of the corona crisis was apparent to only a limited extent in late March as a fall in goods flows from China after the partial lockdown there in February. Seagoing vessels take four to five weeks to complete the journey, which means that the effect in Rotterdam is not felt until later. The volume of containers from Asia was 2.8% lower than in the first quarter of 2019. Falling throughput was seen mainly in the coal, crude oil and oil products segments. On the other hand, volumes in container handling, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and biofuels during the first quarter of 2019 were at record highs. Throughput in Q1 2020 Outlook RoRo traffic is directly affected by a decline in economic activity in Europe and volumes will be significantly lower in this segment has long as the lockdown in various countries continues, the port added. “We are facing unprecedented disruptions and the port of Rotterdam, as a vital process, intends to continue contributing to society. The impact of a decline in demand due to the corona crisis will become clear from April onwards,” Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, commented.  The sharp downturn in the global economy caused by the corona pandemic will also have a major impact on the Port of Rotterdam. As the CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority said, the impact of a decline in demand due to the corona crisis will become clear from April onwards.  Container throughput in tonnes was almost the same as in the same period last year – which was a record quarter for containers at the time. There was a rise in deep-sea and feeder containers, while short sea fell off by 4.5 per cent. In wet bulk, the throughput of oil products fell by 32.8 per cent. Once again, there was a sharp fall in the trading of fuel oil between Russia and Singapore, for which Rotterdam has been the throughput location in recent years. Furthermore, roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) throughput dropped by 7.3 per cent year over year. As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, fewer people and goods were transported between the United Kingdom and Rotterdam in March 2020. Last year, throughput in March was at a record level due to hoarding in the run-up to Brexit, which seemed imminent at the time. In addition, the decline in the use of oil products for transport will reduce the need for crude oil supplies. However, volatility in the oil market can lead to higher trade flows, the port concluded.last_img read more

Hughton relief at Canaries rise

first_img “You can’t expect an easy ride when things are not going so well and it is tough to get away from it; people talk about it 24/7 and it is – you wake up thinking about things, you go to bed thinking about things, but I won’t be alone in that in this profession,” Hughton said. “If you talk about the pressure I was under, then look around the league – if those top teams are not in or around the top four then they are under equal pressure, that is modern football. “I have been around a long time, maybe not in this management game so long, but I am aware of things said and newspapers and radio and that comes with the territory. “Whether having that experience really helps you deal with it better or not, I don’t know. “The defeats certainly do not get any easier, but this is a fantastic club to be at and I was so pleased for the fans and those upstairs (in the boardroom) to get a result.” Hughton continued: “We are doing the best jobs we can and we are working as hard as we can, but within that there will be good and bad times. You have to be able to cope with the down sides. “What you look for is a togetherness from the players and I think we have had that, but I am aware of outside influences and you have to deal with that also.” Winger Robert Snodgrass converted a second-half free-kick to put Norwich 2-1 ahead after Gary Hooper had equalised from the spot. Norwich manager Chris Hughton admits he will sleep easier this week with his side out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three. Press Association The Scotland international is confident the Canaries can kick on from such a positive performance, as they did last season when beating Arsenal at Carrow Road which sparked 10 Premier League matches without defeat. “It was this time last year, against Arsenal, that was a turning point in our season, so hopefully that can be the case this time too,” Snodgrass said to BBC Radio Norfolk. Snodgrass – who took a kick to the face against West Ham on his return from a lay-off after concussion – is one of several Norwich players away on international duty, with defenders Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker also in the Scotland squad to face the United States and Norway. Midfielder Anthony Pilkington, though, is a doubt for the Republic of Ireland’s friendly – the first under new management duo Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane – against Latvia on Friday night because of a dead leg. The Canaries came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday, a victory which saw them climb to 15th place and ease the pressure on Hughton, whose position had come in for scrutiny following defeats by Chelsea and Arsenal before a 7-0 humiliation at Manchester City. Hughton now has some welcome respite during the international break before the squad reassemble at Colney ahead of the trip to Newcastle, his former club, on November 23. last_img read more

Quick tips for incoming frosh

first_imgI don’t want to sound like your mother. Trust me, I know how that is.By this point, you’ve already made some great decisions. You’re enrolled as a University of Wisconsin student. You’re coming to Madison. You’ve decided to become a Badger.Great start.You’ve heard all the advice 1,001 times. Manage your time, don’t drink too much beer, remember to study, don’t become a small fish in a large pond.Take note of that last one.Two years ago I received an e-mail inviting me to attend The Badger Herald sports section meeting for new writers. I was interested in sports writing, as I had written for my local newspaper during my senior year of high school. So I walked in, met the editors, grabbed a women’s hockey story, and off I went. Simple as that.The more I wrote, the more I enjoyed it. I applied for the women’s basketball beat writer position and shared the duties with Tyler Mason, my current co-editor. My hard work and perseverance paid off as I was promoted to statistics editor for the fall 2007. Just a year later, I now help Tyler in running the department, have a radio show, cover the Badgers football team and get to talk to Joe Paterno, Jim Tressel, and Rich Rodriguez, people I only dreamed of meeting 24 months ago.So what? I’m sure you could care less about my sports writing career and future aspirations. But the point is, don’t believe the myths about big schools like Wisconsin. There are countless opportunities here. You just have to go out and find them.Every day I think about where I’d be had I simply ignored that first Herald e-mail. Not where I am today, that’s for sure. Instead, I put down the PlayStation controller for a bit and opened a new door for myself. The repercussions? A life-changing experience, tons of new friends and a whole lot of fun.This isn’t about sports, or writing, or newspapers at all. It certainly isn’t about me. People say that college is the time to find one’s self. A little clich?, yes, but true. Wisconsin is a place where you can do just about anything, most of which I am unaware of — and I’ve lived in Madison for two school years and a summer.My advice to you? Go ice fishing. Join Hoofers. Rush a fraternity. Become a member of one of the million and a half clubs that exist on campus. Go to football games. Meet people. Have fun.You are about to experience freedom like you never have before. Classes aren’t mandatory. Teachers won’t know your name unless you tell them. Food isn’t waiting for you after practice. And no one is going to tell you to do your homework.Scary? Perhaps. Exciting? I sure hope so.I must clarify one thing. The myths I mentioned earlier can be true. Plenty of my Badger peers are simply numbers, the thing their high school guidance counselors warned them about. It is easy to get lost in the confusion of this campus. You can eat breakfast, go to class (or not), eat lunch, take a nap, eat dinner, watch six episodes of “The Office” and go to bed. Trust me, I’ve seen it. But the key to succeeding at a big school is surrounding yourself with people like you and finding your niche. Mine, I quickly learned, is sports writing. Yours? Go find out.You can never make a small school feel big, but you can always make a big school feel small. For you, the former is irrelevant at this point. The latter, I suggest you give a try.Derek is a junior majoring in economics. He will be covering the Wisconsin football team this fall, so make sure you read The Badger Herald for complete coverage of your beloved Badgers. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Just want to talk sports? E-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more