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
Unlike the students involved in the recent nationwide college admissions scandal, the first-generation, low-income and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students of Holy Cross said they received little to no assistance when it was time for them to begin applying to colleges and universities.The official Holy Cross website states 32% of the College’s student body consists of first-generation college students.Anna Mason | The Observer First year and first-generation student Cody Rieckhoff said he remembers not being able to go to his parents for help during his college search.”I had the guidance counselors and teachers who would help with my process, but when it came to my parents, I had no insight on how to apply,” he said. “I had no insight on where to look. So, I just started exploring. I just started to look, I applied to, I think, nine different colleges and all of them were off of free applications.”Rieckhoff said he remembered the exact moment when he realized his parents could no longer give him advice about his future. “I had this opposition from my parents about where they wanted me to go, and for me, I was like, ‘Well, what do you know about college?’” Rieckhoff said. ”Because they didn’t go, I felt it hard to look to them for advice about what to expect.”First-year students Patricia Vasquez and Erick Maciel Diaz also faced challenges during the college application process — both are first-generation, low-income students as well as DACA recipients. Diaz said his college search became complicated in September of 2017 when his DACA status was in danger of being taken away. “I did most of the research on my own, and I did my applications thinking that I was going to receive financial aid,” he said. ”Once the whole DACA program got rescinded in September, that stopped me from wanting to search for federal aid, because I knew that then I couldn’t get it, and I didn’t really know at the time what was going to happen to DACA or me.”Vasquez said she looked for additional assistance during her college search from the Nicholas Academic Centers, a tutoring and mentor program for high school students, as her options for college felt limited at the time. The Nicholas Academic Centers negotiated on Vasquez’s behalf so she could receive the resources necessary for her to attend Holy Cross. “Most of my peers were born here, and I wasn’t,” she said. “I was beginning to apply for my DACA [status], and once I started applying to my DACA [program], I realized that me not being born here was going to affect my financial aid package for college. … [The Nicholas Academic Center] constantly told me, ‘Yeah, you have this [state] of being different, of being low-income and being a DACA recipient, but you also have opportunities if you have the right system advocating for you.‘”Diaz said he was not surprised to hear of the admissions scandal.“I think everyone somehow knew in the back of their minds that this has always happened,“ he said. “I don’t think it’s institutionalized, but I do think money has something to play in getting students accepted into colleges anywhere. So, really, I think this is only part of a bigger picture that shows how skewed the system is and how we’re not playing fairly.” Rieckhoff, on the other hand, said he was shocked to hear how far people were willing to go to get into elite schools.“I feel like it takes away from the prestige of making it anywhere for people to be basically bribing their way into college or bribing their kids into college or extorting money from somebody,” he said. “It just seems very, very unfair for a lot of the people who work really hard to get where they are. … It blows my mind that people put so much prestige behind a college that they’re willing to pay four-college-tuitions-worth of money just to get their kid to go.”Vasquez said she would like to see more Holy Cross faculty become empathetic toward low-income and first-generation students.“I would like to see more of workshops for [College] staff and faculty, just to give them a perspective of what it means to have a student that is first-generation or low-income,“ Vasquez said. “Because I’m pretty sure they’re aware that they have some students that are low-income and first-generation or DACA recipients, but they’re not well aware of what they go through.” Tags: Admissions, admissions scandal series, DACA, DACA Students, first generation, Holy Cross College
The quarantine violators were all from Tigbanaba village. It took them at least an hour to reach Mt. Napulak, a popular mountain hiking site. Esmeralda, medical doctor, appealed to the public to stop the hate comments at these could cause psychological harm. ILOILO – Mayor Jaime Esmeralda of Igbaras summoned to his office 17 violators of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in his town and discovered that two of them were minors. The ECQ is being imposed to restrict the movement of people. Everyone is in fact required to stay home unless it is very necessary to go out. The goal is to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. The local government unit turned over the two minors to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for proper custody. The violators got the ire of netizens. Esmeralda sought to stop the hate comments online against these 17 individuals. Esmeralda said the violators rode motorcycles to reach the mountain. “I am concerned because they posted photos online (Facebook) and they were bashed. Some of them were minors. I’m afraid the hate comments would adversely affect them,” he said. “They would be reprimanded but not penalized. We don’t have provisions in our executive order that penalize these violators. But we will monitor them so they will not repeat what they did,” he said. They asked permission from a village councilor Thursday last week to bring farm fertilizer “but they had other reasons for the hike,” said Esmeralda. Those who were of legal age, meanwhile, were turned over to the Igbaras police station. Even those of legal age could be negatively affected by the hate comments, he added. (PNA)
Batesville, Ind. — In the last week three Indiana youths have been injured while operating all-terrain type vehicles.On Tuesday an 11-year-old boy was killed when the ATV he was riding rolled on top of him. A report from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources say the boy was riding in a Gibson County field when the accident occurred. Police say the riders were not wearing a helmet of protective equipment.In Daviess County on Monday an 11-year-old was when his ATV clipped a van near an intersection. The ATV flipped and ejected the rider and his 9-year-old passenger. The 11-year old was flown to an Evansville area hospital for treatment. The 9-year-old passenger was treated for minor injuries. Neither victim was wearing protective equipment.On Saturday the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department investigated another crash involving a 12-year-old boy in the 5600 block of Brownstown Road. The boy lost control in a grassy area and struck a picnic table. The victim was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of a leg injury. The youth was wearing a helmet.Beginning July 1 all children under 18-years-old will be required to wear a helmet while operating off-road equipment. The new law will make it a Class C infraction to operate an off-road vehicle on public or private land.
Aurora, In. — Officials from the Indiana Department of Transportation say the annual Trash Bash will be from April 15 through April 30. Trash Bash brings INDOT crews together with volunteers to beautify the state’s roadside areas by cleaning trash and debris.INDOT urges individuals, organizations, businesses and active Adopt-a-Highway groups to join maintenance staff on two-lane roads with lower traffic volume anytime between Monday, April 15, and Tuesday, April 30, in an effort to beautify our roadside areas. During the first day, INDOT maintenance staff across the state will take a day away from their everyday tasks of maintaining the roads, bridges and roadsides to focus on litter collection.In 2018, hundreds of INDOT employees joined forces with active Adopt-a-Highway groups and other organizations and individuals to collect 3,457 bags of trash, or the equivalent of 874 cubic yards.Beyond volunteer and INDOT maintenance efforts, the agency is increasing investment in annual roadside maintenance from $19 million to $57 million to put more resources to cleaning and mowing along the state’s highways.To be part of Trash Bash!, contact INDOT customer service at 1-855-463-6848 or by email at [email protected] Volunteers will be connected with an INDOT Trash Bash! coordinator to receive:An assigned cleanup location;A briefing on roadside safety;Safety vests to be worn at all times;And trash bagsAll trash bagged by volunteers will be collected and disposed of by INDOT crews.While Trash Bash! is an annual, two-week event, INDOT offers opportunities for Hoosiers to help keep roadside areas clean year-round. The Adopt-a-Highway and Sponsor-a-Highway programs are great opportunities for volunteering, community service projects, and offer a highly visible option for showcasing your business or non-profit group.Motorists are reminded to look out for work crews and volunteers along Indiana highways. When drivers encounter a work crew, they should slow down, be alert for changing traffic patterns, and always avoid distractions such as cell phones while driving.