Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/51700 Application Deadline Date Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). School/UnitSchool of Medicine TeachingFaculty member will have teaching responsibilities in the area ofPediatric GI. Faculty will provide guidance and mentorship toResidents, Chief Residents, and Fellows when applicable.ResearchFaculty member will be required to have a well-developedscholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinaryapplications and external funding appropriate to complement andexpand existing expertise in the department of Pediatrics.ServiceFaculty member will serve on departmental or School of Medicinelevel committees when appropriate, as well as professional servicethrough journal review, conference presentations, etc.ClinicalFaculty member is expected to perform endoscopy and providePediatric GI call coverage along with general clinical care. Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal How did you find out about this position?Alumni association magazineChronicle of Higher EducationCommunity eventEmail notificationHERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)Higher education publicationJob fairJob site (e.g. Monster.com)ListservNewspaperProfessional association/journalReferred by person/employeeSearch firm notificationVCU vacancy listing – eJobsOther Date Posted04/15/2016 Board certification in PediatricsBoard certification / eligible in Pediatric GIExperience with patients age birth to 21Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty,staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a facultymember at VCU . Proposed Hire Date07/01/2017 Position NumberF52400 Number of Months12 Diversity Statement Information Position Responsibilities Preferred Qualifications Mission or Goal of Unit Grant funded position?No Application Process/Additional Information Posted Salary Open Until FilledYes Required Qualifications This position will serve as a Pediatric Gastroenterologistsupporting the mission of the Pediatric GI Division and TransplantSurgery. Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. RankOpen Interested candidates should apply online athttps://www.vcujobs.com. For additional information, please contactDr. Judy Voynow, MD, Edwin L. Kendig, Jr. Professor of Pulmonology,Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, P.O. Box 980315, Richmond,VA 23298. Fax: 804-828-2983, Email: [email protected] Commonwealth University is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people withdisabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. Type of Search Working TitleChief Pediatric Gastroenterology / Roderick Matthews Chair Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documents The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition managesthe entire spectrum of Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Nutritionaldiseases from premature infancy to 18 years of age. DepartmentPediatrics If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question) Tenure StatusTenure Eligible
Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has no doubts the Black Satellites can win the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup this summer in Turkey.Nyantakyi heaped praise on the team which fought gallantly to lose 5-4 on penalties to Egypt in the final of the African Youth Championship in Algeria last Saturday.The team have been handed a tough draw alongside powerhouses Spain, France and USA in Group A.But Nyantakyi believes the team have the credentials to win a second FIFA World Youth trophy.“Three of you were chosen among the best XI, two of you in the reserve team and you made us every proud with this performance,” Nyantakyi told the contingent on their arrival in Accra.“We are looking forward that at the World Cup in June/July in Turkey, this team will make a case for Ghana. “We lost this championship by inches through the penalty shoot-out and I hope the technical team will pick up the pieces for us to go to Turkey and win this time not silver but gold.”Ghana became the first African country to win the tournament in 2009 by beating Brazil on penalties.
By Muriel J. SmithRED BANK – Let the governments of the United States and Cuba quibble and argue over their policies, but two volleyball players from Red Bank Catholic High School took positive action last week and demonstrated to Cuban teenagers just how friendly Americans really are.Junior Catherine Curtin of Atlantic Highlands and senior Ava Zockoll of Bay Head spent a week in Havana, traveling with parents Dan and Tricia Curtin and Nancy Zockoll, under the auspices of Cuba Educational Travel, to bring GUEST – the Girls Universal Empowerment Sports Tour – to this third world country which suffers as much poverty and need as many other nations where assistance programs are already in place.It was Catherine’s idea to bring friendship, knowledge, and the start of an easy camaraderie among young people in the largest city of a country 90 miles off the U.S. Southern border. “I was fortunate enough to travel with my parents to Cambodia several years ago,” Catherine said, “and the sight of the poverty there has remained with me since then. I wanted to do something to help someone less fortunate than us, and with Cuba just opening for American visitors again, I thought that would be the perfect place.”Pavel Garcia of Barrio Habana (center, green shirt) accompanied the group to the nightly cannon firing at Morro Fortress. Volleyball coach Reyneer (far left) and Muriel Smith (blue shirt) also joined the entourage.Catherine also knew that as popular as volleyball is in the United States, it’s even more so in other countries. So, with the help of her parents, Catherine contacted the American Embassy in Cuba who put her in touch with Cuba Educational Travel and GUEST, Catherine’s newly formed group, was launched.Catherine’s teammate senior Ava Zockoll, captain of the RBC girls’ team who also plays for Central Jersey Volleyball Academy, and a seasoned traveler herself, was ready, willing and able to take on the challenge of bringing American friendship to Cuba.Cuba Educational Travel put them in touch with Pavel Garcia Valdes and his wife Sandra Sotolongo Iglesias of Proyecto Comunitario Barrio Habana. The couple work tirelessly on the streets of Havana to give a better life to people of all ages. Pavel is as comfortable and efficient encouraging a group of teens on the street through the educational and social aspects of improving their lives as he is trying to find enough drinking water to keep a day care center open so senior citizens can enjoy the friendship and social benefits of others of all ages.All good things must come to an end – Curtin and Zockoll felt the new friendships they formed made a positive impact on their counterparts’ opinion of the U.S. On the last day, there were tears and promises of return visits.The American teens came to Cuba armed with gifts for their soon-to-be friends – volleyball nets, kneepads, volleyballs, game shirts in two colors for opposing team play, as well as open hearts and huge smiles. They left the comfort of air-conditioned gyms and well-polished courts and quickly adjusted to old, cracked concrete outdoor courts with boundary lines faded by the hot sun. All play was wrapped up by noon on any day when afternoon temps went well into the mid-90s.Volleyball, the warm-ups and exercises are all international, so not knowing the language did not present a disadvantage. What were shy exchanges of broken English and Spanish on the first day turned to laughs and friendly handshakes on the next, and later genuine laughter and friendship. On the last day, there were tears when they said their goodbyes amid promises of return visits.“If you can help people in one way, such as by sharing a sport, then you can connect on another level,” Catherine explained. She was surprised at the English speaking skills – however limited – that many of the girls had, and loved the welcoming attitude they exuded from the very first day.Ava agreed, pointing out that one of the reasons she wanted the experience was to be absorbed in another culture and help people with fewer opportunities than she herself has. She was surprised the Cuban teens did not appear to be as poverty-stricken as she had heard they were, and was impressed not only by the quality of the coaches but also their intensity and excellence in training the girls. Both teens commented on how polite, courteous, and well-mannered their Cuban counterparts were.Afternoons were spent with Pavel and an Educational Travel rep who took the American visitors through a series of cultural and educational experiences including a visit to a senior care center where the oldest client at 102, walks from his home on the third floor of a once well-maintained apartment the few blocks to the center where he can enjoy games, friendship, song and meals with other older Cubans. The group also visited a third floor walk-up apartment of a husband and wife renowned for their hip-hop music in clubs and cabarets across the country. The couple, who are black, were eager to speak about racism and said they both believe strongly it exists in Cuba.There was also a visit with Edel Bordon and his wife, Marina, and their children Pablo and Lucy. One of the finest artists in the country, Edel teaches art in his large and elegant 10th floor apartment overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a home filled with the artwork of both Bardon and his students, as well as the photography of son Pablo.In between, there was a salsa dance lesson and a visit to Morro Castle where they experienced the nightly cannon firing by Cuban soldiers, dressed in colonial garb which dates back to the Spanish rule of the 17th century. Citizens set their watches by this 9 p.m. ritual, which commemorates the centuries when the cannon was fired each evening to tell residents to hurry behind the protective walls of the fortress before the gates were locked against marauders, pirates, and other evils.Although trips to private homes and historic sites were all planned by Cuba Educational Travel, the group could go their own way individually or together in the afternoons and evenings. Even with the limited experience, both Catherine and Ava felt they had made new friendships and had a positive effect on their counterparts’ opinion of the United States.Ava felt the best gift she left behind was showing the Cuban students they too can meet and interact with people they have never met in a positive way. Catherine agreed, and felt she also had given her new friends a better understanding of the American people.