Cardiovascular Imaging Researcher

first_imgThe Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at theUniversity of Maryland Baltimore, invites applications for afull-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank ofAssistant/Associate Professor to support and lead thecardiovascular imaging research program within its MagneticResonance Research Center (MRRC). Applicants are expected to have adoctorate degree related to imaging science and a strong trackrecord of peer-reviewed publications in methodology developmentsand clinical applications related to cardiovascular imagingresearch. Applicants are also expected to have track record ofexternal funding preferably from federal funding sources. Thesuccessful applicant will work closely with the MR Physics groupwill take the lead in forging multi-disciplinary collaborations incardiovascular researchAt the MRRC the faculty member will have access to state of the artimaging equipment including two research dedicated 3.0 Tesla MRISystems (GE 750w & Siemens Prisma FIT), a Siemens PET/MRIsystem and several state of the art Siemens clinical MR systems(both 1.5T & 3T). In addition small animal imaging resourcesinclude a 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla (March 2018 installation) withcryoprobe from Bruker, a Siemens Inveon microPET/CT system,MR-guided Focused ultrasound system from Image Guided Therapies,and a Perkin Elmer IVIS Spectrum for Bioluminescence andfluorescence studies.The successful candidate will also have access to the Center forMetabolic Imaging & Therapeutics, a collaborative venturebetween the hospital system and the School of Medicine to fostermulti-disciplinary collaborations and to translate basic sciencefindings to clinical practice. At this center, in addition to the3.0 GE 750w system, a GE SpinLabTM dynamic nuclearpolarizer is available which is suitable for preclinical andclinical applications. Supporting the Hyperpolarization program isalso a dedicated small animal 3T MR system. The GE MR scanner isalso integrated with two Insightec 1024-element high-intensityfocused ultrasound (HIFU) systems (220 & 670 kHz) forimage-guided interventions.Qualifications :Interested applicants should send their applications including aresearch statement outlining current research activities andinterests, a teaching statement summarizing previous and currentteaching and mentoring activities, and a current curriculum vitae,via e-mail to [email protected] .The University of Maryland at Baltimore is an AA/EOE/ADAEmployer and encourages applications from women and members ofminority groups.last_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE the sale of the Evansville Thunderbolts has taken another step forward with the help of the Evansville Redevelopment Commission?…the commissioners approved the license agreement with the Ford Center to be transferred over to Venue Works?…this is quite interesting since thus far such deals have been parked with a conveniently crafted company called VW Sports, LLC?…the amended agreement is for the remaining four years, of the five-year agreement that was signed last year with VWSports LLC?  …it has also been reported that Mike Hall “gave” his 10% share of ownership of the Thunderbolts to VenueWorks?…that pretty much establishes the value of the Evansville Thunderbolts at ZERO or less, as an astute businessman like Mr. hall would not “give” away something that had value or potential to ever have value?…the last refuge of cash to keep the delusion of hockey in Ford Center is now the taxpayers of Evansville?…this whole sneaky events of activities should at least merit a forensic audit?IS IT TRUE we have been told that the FBI investigates graft and corruption in local government and in-state and local police departments? …the FBI uses applicable federal laws to investigate violations by public officials in federal, state, and local governments?… a public official is any person elected, appointed, employed, or otherwise having a duty to maintain honest and faithful public service?…most violations occur when the official solicits, accepts, receives, or agrees to receive something of value in return for influence in the performance of an official act?…the categories of public corruption investigated by the FBI include legislative, judicial, regulatory, contractual, and law enforcement?IS IT TRUE that it has been suggested that the University Of Evansville Purple Aces have their eye on hiring Tom Crean to coach the men’s basketball team starting in the 2018-2019 season?…the person who made this suggestion is knowledgable in sports and has opined privately to the CCO that Coach Marty Simmons May be promoted to management after next season to make room for Coach Crean?…the real question is how UE would ever come up with enough of a salary to interest a person who has been knocking down multiple millions of dollars per year for as long as he can remember?…it is doubtful that the total revenue for the Aces has even equalled Coach Crean’s compensation at Indiana University?IS IT TRUE another brick and mortar retailer has filed for bankruptcy?…this time it is the low cost shoe store chain known as Payless?…Payless has been one of the go to places for people of modest means to buy shoes for their growing children?…it is highly probable that the customers of Payless have gone online for their shoe needs?…it is not a good time to own a mall?IS IT TRUE yesterday Pressanykey posted the following  comment that we felt it was worth repeating?  …Pressanykey said; “The Ford Center is a classic case for study, as all these projects take the same path and only the sticker price ever changes. Who lost and is still losing on the Ford Center project? The taxpayers. Who gained on the project? Well since local approval was needed to do the project, a certain amount of the local establishment had to be in line for a payday or the project would never get off the ground. Consulting firms, architects, engineers, attorneys, banks, bond specialists, underwriters, construction firms, insurers, real estate firms………did I leave some out?   …Mix in $127. million price tag, with an additional $100. million in interest, and you have just forged the chains that will bind your grandchildren in tax slavery for a good portion of their life, and for WHAT? We already had an arena with much better parking and ingress and egress, and we could have upgraded that facility for a fraction of what was spent on the Ford Center. In my mind, the Ford Center will always be the poster child for demonstrating the power of the local establishment over the finances of Evansville’s citizens”.FOOTNOTES: Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do feel that the taxpayers of Evansville should cover the financial losses generated by the ThunderboltsWe urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]last_img read more

Bill would help pay off state attorneys’, PDs’ student loans

first_img March 1, 2002 Regular News More law school graduates may take jobs in public service, thanks to a bill passed by the House Judicial Oversight Committee in mid-February.HB 307 by Reps. Jerry Paul, R-Port Charlotte, and Jack Seiler, D-Ft. Lauderdale, would require the Justice Administrative Commission to provide financial assistance for assistant state attorneys and public defenders with law school student loans.“These law school loans are a tremendous burden,” Paul said.Seiler added that the bipartisan bill could help lower the high turnover rate in these jobs and will “help keep the best and the brightest” in public service.“We think that as many as 40 percent of our legal workforce is affected by student loan problems,” Seiler said. “They cannot work a 40- or 50-hour workweek in public service and pay their student loans.”The bill provides that once an assistant state attorney or public defender has served in that position for three years, the commission would make yearly payments of up to $3,000 to the student loan lender on behalf of the lawyer. After six years of continuous service, the payment would increase to up to $5,000.The financial assistance would end upon completion of payment of the loan, completion of 12 years of continuous service, or when the payments have reached the $44,000 cap.Third Circuit State Attorney Jerry Blair, president of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, praised the bill, saying, “We face a situation where people want to enter public service [but] are really, literally, awash in debt.”Second Circuit Public Defender Nancy Daniels, president of the Florida Public Defenders Association, and more than a dozen public defenders and state attorneys in the audience also voiced their support for the bill.“We’re here holding hands with our colleagues on the other side of the courtroom,” Blair said.The bill will now be heard in Criminal Justice Appropriations before coming before the full House. The Senate version, SB 1138, sponsored by Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac, has been referred to the Judiciary, Governmental Oversight and Productivity, and Appropriations committees, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. Bill would help pay off state attorneys’, PDs’ student loanscenter_img Bill would help pay off state attorneys’, PDs’ student loanslast_img read more

Cash-strapped governments see revenue in $26t online industry

first_imgWhen Indonesia looked for new ways to fund government spending on coronavirus relief last month, the world’s fourth most-populous nation homed in on a driver of the economy that was still healthy: the internet.“We decided to tax digital companies with an electronic transaction tax because their sales have soared amid the Covid-19 outbreak,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said at a press conference. Citing services like Zoom and Netflix, she said “their economic activities are huge.”And who could blame her. Fiscal authorities staring at gaping budget shortfalls from Canberra to Copenhagen are looking for any form of commerce and consumption they can tax. Coveted well before the pandemic, digital revenue is becoming an even more likely target. But it won’t be that simple. Such efforts are likely to raise the hackles of US President Donald Trump because many of the most popular e-commerce services – from social networking to video streaming and online retailing – are American companies, and he wants those new taxes for his strapped treasury.While the pandemic decimates larges swathes of traditional industries, stay-at-home policies have played into the strengths of companies including Facebook Inc., Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Collectively they generated about US$234 billion in revenue in the first quarter, up 14 percent from a year earlier.A report last week from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said worldwide e-commerce sales totaled almost $26 trillion in 2018, equivalent to almost one-third of global gross domestic product.Such windfalls tend to draw the attention of finance ministry officials awash in red ink. “There are a lot of financial pressures because of the bailouts,” said Stuart Harbinson, a former senior World Trade Organization official and a senior consultant on international trade for the Brussels-based Hume Brophy communications agency. “People need revenue.”European pushSix nations in Europe – Austria, France, Hungary, Italy, Turkey and the U.K. – have already announced plans for a digital services tax and at least six others – the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Latvia, Norway and Slovenia – have discussed implementing one.“The digital giants are going to be the main beneficiaries of this crisis, so taxing them has never been more necessary,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told Bloomberg.The health crisis arrived at an already delicate moment in a global effort to develop a multilateral digital tax agreement at the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.Though the OECD’s negotiators have pledged to forge a comprehensive accord this year, some business groups including the US Council for International Business have called for a negotiating hiatus during the pandemic. The groups cite travel limitations and other constraints as key hurdles to forging a deal this year – something that even top OECD officials acknowledge.“It’s extremely difficult to negotiate without meeting the people physically,” said Pascal Saint-Amans, director of the OECD’s Center for Tax Policy and Administration.Among the biggest advocates of an international accord are Trump and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who want to deter nations from unilaterally siphoning tax revenue from America’s internet behemoths.In February the OECD said updating global tax rules could be worth as much as $100 billion in government revenue. That would hardly dent the $3.7 trillion budget shortfall the US is facing this year but smaller economies are keen to get a piece of it.Last year Trump sent a sharp warning to the world’s financial ministers when he threated to impose 100 percent duties on $2.4 billion worth of French wine, cheese and makeup in retaliation for France’s digital services tax.“If anyone is going to take advantage of the American companies, it’s going to be us,” Trump said last year. “It’s not going to be France.”While the threat resulted in a temporary truce with France, the massive economic toll of the coronavirus is emerging as a more persuasive factor for other nations.Tariff threatsGovernments are calculating whether the long-term cost of Trump’s tariff threat outweighs the potential for billions of dollars in new digital revenues. Nations are also evaluating whether the threat of Trump’s tariffs holds less sway if America’s hobbled economy is unable to endure a new global wave of damaging tariff wars.“The threat of the US taking trade sanctions against countries introducing digital services taxes I’m not sure is as efficient as it was before the crisis,” Saint-Amans said during a recent webinar. “The French were very unhappy with the threat and many other countries were hesitant. Now countries are moving.”New digital taxes could also jeopardize efforts at the WTO to forge a broad e-commerce agreement aimed at harmonizing rules in the digital economy.The European Union, US, China and 46 other WTO members are negotiating new rules to govern the use of cross-border data flows, data localization policies, privacy, cyber security and a permanent moratorium on e-commerce duties.Since 1998 the WTO’s 164 members have periodically agreed to continue their practice of not imposing customs duties on electronic transmissions. The moratorium was last renewed in December and will remain until the WTO holds its next ministerial conference, which was postponed due to the pandemic.But the moratorium and the WTO’s e-commerce talks could unravel if nations decide to impose unilateral digital taxes before the talks conclude.“Some countries, especially in Europe, are likely to look to digital firms for revenue,” said Joe Kennedy, senior fellow at the Washington-based Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. “The temptation to ignore international rules about the allocation of taxable income to countries will likely increase.”Topics :last_img read more