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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

Post-Doctoral research position in Molecular Cell Biology

first_imgA full time Post-Doctoral research position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. Young Chun/Dr. Charles Hong in the Division ofCardiology at the University of Maryland-Baltimore immediately. MD,PhD or MD/PhD scientist is sought to join a laboratory at theforefront of academic drug discovery, cardiovascular biology andhuman induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Primaryresponsibility is to utilize the CRISPR/Cas9 genomic engineeringtechnology to examine the impact of genomic ablation of thecandidate target genes on iPSC-CM and animal models.If interested, please email a CV, a short statement of researchinterests, and the names and contact information for threereferences to Young Chun, PhD/Charles Hong, MD, PhD at Email:[email protected] [email protected] University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouragingexcellence through diversity. Qualified woman and minoritycandidates are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or M.D. and an expertise inmolecular cell biology. Prior experience in CRISPR/Cas9 genomeediting, and experience with hiPSCs and iPSC-CMs are highlyvalued.last_img read more

Open letter criticises London Student closure

first_imgThe letter ends by demanding that university management “reconsider the scrapping of such an important and valued institution”.The newspaper will ceased to be funded by the University of London at the end of this year, as part of the restructuring of ULU, which is having its sabbatical officer positions abolished and is transferring it services and facilities to a ‘student centre’, to be run by the University. The decision to close ULU came as a result of a review of the federal students’ union undertaken by the University last year, following concerns raised by a number of College Students’ Unions about ULU. The report concluded that ULU had largely outlived its usefulness. However, funding for London Student, which is published by ULU, was not discussed in the report.Following the decision to close ULU, University of London Union president Michael Chessum requested that university managers provide a one-off payment of £54,000 spread across the university’s 19 constituent colleges, so that the newspaper would have time to secure alternative backing.In a meeting last week, the Vice Chancellors of Colleges turned down the request for funding, with the final decision going to a meeting of the University Trustees on 16 July.The newspaper has previously published stories that have been picked up by national newspapers. In 2006, London Student published a story exposing that the Mail on Sunday had offered student reporters money to record meetings of student Islamic societies, following the 7 July 2005 London Bombings. The paper also revealed that the leaving party of UCL’s provost Malcolm Grant had cost the college more than £17,000. London Student also experienced controversy, in 2013, when its annual election for editor was rerun, following complaints that the newspaper had been bias in its coverage of the election. The controversy centred on a ‘Random Facts’ section of the newspaper’s ‘Election Special’, which described one of the candidates, Katie Lathan, who was a deputy editor of the London Student at the time, as possessing “over 20 nominations from teams and societies across the University of London”. Meanwhile, another candidate, Oscar Webb, was described as never having “been involved with London Student.” Webb was eventually elected editor unopposed in the rerun of the election, after Lathan withdrew.In a statement, President of ULU Michael Chessum, said, “The University of London is engaged in an act of vandalism against organisations and activities that have taken students decades to build up. It costs peanuts to fund London Student, and it is profoundly sad that Vice Chancellors will not put forward funding for a vital source of community, news and scrutiny – but then of course, why would they?”Oscar Webb, the current London Student Editor, said, “London Student has been a necessary and valuable asset to the University for the past 60 years. As we’ve seen recently with the examples of the Garden Halls and some of the special collections, the current management at UoL seem intent on selling-off this legacy.”Max Needham, a student at Royal Holloway, commented, “To be honest, I don’t think many ordinary students will miss it. Most of the colleges have great newspapers anyway, which are more relevant to those who read them. At Royal Holloway we have The Founder and The Orbital, which have always been far more interesting than the London Student with their focus on events more local to our community. They often cover the big University of London stories anyway.”After shutting down student politics, the Univ of London now wants to silence student voice. Save @LondonStudent! http://t.co/CrCNPAWdnP— Aditya Chakrabortty (@chakrabortty) July 15, 2014 Several prominent journalists, including The Independent‘s Editor-in-chief Amol Rajan, have signed an open letter criticising the decision of the University of London to stop funding the London Student newspaper as “an affront to free thought”.The open letter, published in The Guardian, has been signed by London Student alumni; academic staff at University of London colleges and a number of professional journalists.London Student is the student newspaper of the University of London Union (ULU), and has existed in its current form since 1979. The university has had a student-run newspaper, funded by the University, since the 1920s.The newspaper claims to be the largest in Europe, with over 12,000 editions of the newspaper printed each fortnight during term time although the Norwegian student newspaper Universitas also makes this claim and has a circulation of 17,000 copies.The letter is signed by 17 former editors of the newspaper, as well as academic staff from various constituent colleges of the University of London and Imperial College London, which became independent from the University of London in 2007.The letter was also signed by professional journalists, including Aditya Chakrabortty, Senior economics commentator at The Guardian, Alexi Duggins, Editor-at-large of Time Out, Henry Langston, Editor of Vice News UK, Laurie Penny, author and contributing editor at the New Statesman, and The Independent‘s Rajan.In the open letter, it is claimed that “there are political overtones to the university’s abrupt planned closure of the newspaper”. The letter also adds that, “London Student is one of the few student-led outlets where students can learn and exercise the critical skills they will need to challenge orthodoxy and power; shutting it down is an affront to free and radical thought on campuses, and is an insult to future generations of students.”last_img read more

Holly’s House Announces Gift from Vanderburgh Community Foundation

first_imgHolly’s House, a local child and adult victim advocacy center, announces the Vanderburgh Community Foundation has made a gift to Holly’s House in support of their “Think First & Stay Safe” elementary school child abuse prevention program. A check presentation will take place on June 21, 2019, 9:00 A.M.. at Holly’s House. During the event, representativesfrom the Vanderburgh Community Foundation and Holly’s House will be available for comments.Implemented in 2010, the primary goal for the “Think First & Stay Safe” program is to improvestudent knowledge and skills relating to protecting their personal safety. Research into child abuse indicates that young people who are abused are much more likely to struggle with depression and anxiety, have poor academic performance, abuse drugs and alcohol, present behavioral problems, and even commit suicide. In addition, children who are abused are at greater risk of being either the aggressor or victim of violence as adults. Successful prevention and early identification of child abuse is one component of preparing young people for success.The “Think First & Stay Safe” program addresses these concerns by teaching children they have a right to be safe and developing common sense skills for self-protection. Through this program, children are advised how to seek help if they, or others they know, encounter unsafe situations or are being abused. For more information, or to support the “Think First & Stay Safe!”program, please visit www.hollyshouse.org. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Vanderburgh Community Foundation was established in 1992, the Vanderburgh Community Foundation is one of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States today. We serve Vanderburgh County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for this community through charitable giving.The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is comprised of a collection of endowed assets totaling more than $19,597,159 held in named funds that support a variety of causes in our county. Created by caring local donors, these funds are invested to generate earnings that are distributed to deserving organizations and students in the form of grants and scholarships annually. The Community Foundation currently administers over 145 funds. These funds allowed for grants and scholarships of over $566,591 during our most recent fiscal year.center_img Holly’s House is a non-residential victims’ advocacy center providing services for victims ofchild abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault in southwest Indiana. The mission of the organization is to empower victims of intimate crime and abuse by providing support, promoting justice and preventing violence. For more information, please visit www.hollyshouse.org.last_img read more

IS IT TRUE APRIL 5, 2017

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

Government response: Charity Commission statement on Motability

first_imgThe Charity Commission has issued a statement in response to concerns raised in the media and in Parliament about the Motability scheme. The statement clarifies its regulatory role and remit. We also made clear, following the conclusion of our review last year, that we consider the level of operating capital held by the company in order to guarantee the scheme to be cautious, and agreed with the charity, as part of its oversight of the scheme, that it would ensure that this matter is kept under continuous review. Email [email protected] We are aware of the issues reported in the media and indeed recently undertook a detailed review of the charity’s financial accounts and of its relationship with the non-charitable company Motability Operations. That review did not identify regulatory concerns about the charity’s governance or its relationship with the commercial company. It is not for the Commission to comment on the pay of the CEO of a large non-charitable commercial company. However, we have made clear to the trustees of the charity Motability that the pay of the CEO of its commercial partner Motability Operations may be considered excessive and may raise reputational issues for the charity. These reputational issues are for the trustees to manage.center_img Press office Motability Operations Group is not a charity and does not come under the Charity Commission’s jurisdiction as charity law regulator. The company provides a commercial service to the charity Motability which in turn oversees the Motability scheme. As many have stated, the Motability scheme provides an absolutely vital and important service to thousands of people across the UK.last_img read more

Gorillaz Live Stream Songs Off Their New Album During Their First Concert In Five Years

first_imgGorillaz are performing their first concert for the first time in five years today in a secret location. The band is premiering their long-awaited new album, Humanz, before it is formally released on April 28th. Tickets for this concert were no doubt hard to lock down with all the hype around the band’s return and their new material. Luckily for us, the band has been live-streaming footage from the show sporadically to keep fans from around the globe dialed in to what’s going on. You can check out the live-streamed clips below, and keep an eye out on Gorillaz’s Facebook feed for more videos as the night goes on.last_img

Witnesses to history

first_imgIn 1942, Lidice, Czechoslovakia, was erased from the landscape.German soldiers occupied the small village and executed the men by firing squad. Most of the women were sent to a concentration camp, most of their children to an extermination camp. The village’s buildings were burned to the ground. What was the rationale for this almost inconceivable crime against humanity? Retaliation for the killing of a high-ranking SS officer. German officials believed that those who assassinated him had ties to Lidice.The horrific story of the condemned town is just one of many remembered in a new digital archive at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Harvard Divinity School (HDS), one that evokes the horror of the Holocaust and the courage and hope of a small group of organizations that united to provide succor to its few survivors.“This collection tells stories that have never been told,” said Fran O’Donnell, the library’s curator of manuscripts and archives, who is managing the project. “One of the big stories it tells is of the many small organizations that worked together to help refugees from the Second World War.”The newly digitized records include the contents of 260 boxes of documents and photographs from the library’s official archive of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), a relief organization that distributed food, established orphanages and aid centers, and helped to relocate hundreds of European refugees displaced by the war.The new project makes the material readily accessible.“Up until now, these records were only available to those who could travel to Cambridge and work with them here,” said O’Donnell. “Now they are digitized; people can access them from the comfort of their own living rooms from anyplace in the world.”For the past four years, several members of the library’s staff have organized and prepared the information for scanning, created digital specifications for the collection, and developed ways to make it easily findable online.A company in Frederick, Md., is scanning the more than 250,000 documents and 3,100 photographs in the collection, which date from 1938 to 1960. It will complete the work later this year.The collection includes correspondence from people looking for family and friends, as well as a host of images, many taken after the war, of the refugees who remained in the centers and homes established by the service organization. The records also include case files of the thousands of people whom the organizations helped relocate to the United States during and after the war.The project began when the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., contacted the Divinity School’s library in 2006, seeking access to its records of the Unitarian and Universalist service committees. (In 1963, the two organizations merged to become the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.) The Holocaust Museum selected 29 collections for digitization.Jointly funded by the museum and the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine in Paris, the project’s newly digitized records help to put a human face on the events of the Holocaust.“One hundred and six children in Lidice have been dragged away from their mothers,” reads one dispatch from a surviving resident of the town, who recounted her story to Martha Sharp, a social worker who, with her husband, the Rev. Waitstill Sharp, helped to form the USC. “Only a dozen of them have been found after an exhausting search. The Nazi terror continues to wreck the lives of those mothers who have survived the concentration camp; they will never know what became of their children, or if the child returned to them is really their own. The Germans were thorough in everything, in devising torture.”In a handwritten letter yellowed by time and dated Aug. 28, 1945, a woman pleads for help in locating her missing husband. “The only information I have is that he was on a mission to Paris, France and that his plane … was damaged by enemy anti-aircraft fire while flying over the French Coast. … I have tried many ways to gain any information at all, but have had no luck so far.”“You read about World War II in a history book, but to actually pick up a letter from someone who’s describing her own family — it just makes it seem so much more immediate,” said O’Donnell. “It brings the whole situation to life; the history is alive in these boxes.”The collection is also a valuable research tool for scholars. The new book “Rescue & Flight: American Relief Workers Who Defied the Nazis,” by Susan Subak, includes many photos from the archive.But while some records recount lost life and sorrow, they also offer rays of hope and comfort to those still seeking help.Recently O’Donnell used the archive to provide a woman orphaned during the war with information about her birth mother. In addition to assisting World War II refugees, the Service Committee’s office in southern France helped many refugees from the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. The Spanish government has agreed to pay reparations to those who can prove they were victims of the conflict. Using the records, O’Donnell was able to help a man from Argentina prove that he was a child refugee from Spain who was relocated to a home established by the USC in France.“If the records can touch some people, and give some people some closure about what happened to their family members and loved ones, I think that is a great service we can offer,” said O’Donnell, adding that the electronic records also capture the sense of collaboration among the many groups that were committed to helping those whose lives were turned upside down by the war.“This archive shows that there were so many small organizations doing so much good,” she said, “in a very quiet kind of a way.”last_img read more

Veggie nap

first_imgDuring the fall, add organic matter such as composted grassclippings, manure and leaves to the garden. Bury the organicmatter and debris by turning the land. Then plant a cover cropfor the winter.This will help to prevent any soil erosion and can build up thesoil when you turn the cover crop under in the spring. A grainsuch as rye or wheat works well for this. Finally, don’t forget to order your seed catalogs by the end ofthe year and begin planning next year’s garden. Getting your seedordered early in the year will better your chances of getting thevarieties you want.Do these things and your garden will have a cozy winter nap. Anddon’t fret. Spring will be here before you know it. And yourgarden will awake refreshed and ready for those summer veggiesonce again.(Terry Kelley is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences) Clear and cleanOnce all the obstacles are out of the garden, run a rotary moweracross the garden to chop up any plant debris that remains. Thisallows this debris to dry down faster and keeps weeds from goingto seed before frost. Applying a burn-down herbicide after mowingis even better.center_img By William Terry KelleyUniversity ofGeorgiaYou’ve harvested the last of the summer veggies, and you’re readyto hang up your hoe and spade for the winter. But don’t abandonthe garden spot before the job is finished. Gardens need to beput to bed for the winter.Some fall maintenance will help you avoid several problems nextspring.The end of the season is the best time to make good notes aboutthe past season before you forget. Take note of the varietiesthat performed particularly well or not so well. Make a map ofgarden areas that had problem weeds. Identify the weeds if youcan. Note any areas that stayed wet or didn’t produce well.This is an ideal time to take a sample for nematodes, too. Thehighest populations are while the weather is still hot and plantsare still growing.Take noteMark your calendar to take a soil test within the next couple ofmonths so you’ll have time to apply any needed lime well beforespring planting.Remove any trellises you’ve put up. Store them in a dry place.This will help to preserve the life of the trellis materials.Remove any string or plant debris and knock off any excess soil.If you have an irrigation system in the garden, get it ready forwinter, too. Remove hoses, sprinklers, drip tape, etc. Storethese out of the elements for the winter, too, after removing anyexcess soil or plant debris.Be sure to repair, sharpen and lightly oil garden implementsbefore storage as well.last_img read more

New report says installed solar capacity worldwide could hit 1.3TW by 2023

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The global PV market is forecast to see a 25% increase in new deployments this year, according to the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power published by SolarPower Europe.According to the Medium Scenario presented in the report, which the association sees as the most likely outcome, new global capacity additions will reach 128 GW this year, up from 102.4 GW in 2018. China is still expected to be the largest market with around 43 GW and the authors of the report claim that the Chinese government is now acting faster than previously anticipated with the restructuring of its incentive scheme for solar. They say that this could lead to sustained growth, despite the weak numbers for new solar deployments that have already been announced this year.Under the Medium Scenario, the U.S. and India are expected to install more than 10 GW this year — 11.8 GW and 12.9 GW, respectively. Europe is forecast to install approximately 20.4 GW of new solar in 2019, which would represent an 80% increase from the 11.3 GW the Old Continent added last year.“2018 was a unique year for the entire global solar industry, as we exceeded the magic installation mark of 100 GW per year for the first time, which led the solar power sector to grow to over 500 GW or 0.5 TW (terawatt),” says the association’s president, Christian Westermeier.SolarPower Europe’s Medium Scenario also envisages that global solar demand could grow by 12% year on year to 144 GW in 2020. In the following three years, new additions could reach 158 GW (+10%), 169 GW (+7%), and 180 GW (+6%), respectively. If those numbers are achieved, the world’s cumulative installed PV capacity would increase from around 600 GW at the end of this year to 900 GW in 2021, 1.1 TW in 2022 and about 1.3 TW by the end of 2023.More: Global cumulative PV capacity may reach 1.3 TW in 2023, SolarPower Europe says New report says installed solar capacity worldwide could hit 1.3TW by 2023last_img read more