Physician Scientist

first_imgBoard certified or eligible in Endocrinology, Diabetes, andMetabolism. Eligible for Virginia licensure. Seasoned specialistwho possesses national and/or international recognition in theclinical and research disciplines of endocrinology, diabetes, andmetabolism. Appropriate level of administrative and solid researchprogram experience commensurate with a senior faculty position.Clear evidence of accomplishment in teaching, clinical and otherprofessional activities and related administrative experiencecommensurate with appointment to a senior level faculty position. Asolid record of scientific achievement in the field evidenced byboth publications and extramural peer-reviewed research funding. Aresearch program that will advance the research agenda of theDivision of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Demonstrated experienceworking in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and studentenvironment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Preferred Qualifications Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Open Until FilledYes Mission or Goal of Unit * 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)* Are you board certified or eligible in Endocrinology,Diabetes, and Metabolism?YesNo School/UnitSchool of Medicine Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/37714 This position will have a key role in advancing the researchmission with a focus on translational endocrine, diabetes andmetabolic research and will work collaboratively all members of theSchool of Medicine to enhance research achievements. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Reference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3Optional Documents 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. Date Posted06/03/2014 Posted Salary Grant funded position?No DepartmentInternal Medicine Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal 1. Teaching: Trains medical students, residents and fellows whilein the clinic. Expected to actively participate in providingresearch opportunities to fellows. Mentors junior faculty. 2.Research: Writes and submits grant applications during the courseof the academic year. Writes and publishes multiple manuscriptsduring the course of an academic year. Serves as a PI orCo-investigator on peer-reviewed grants and is responsible forcomplying with all institution and sponsors terms and conditionsfor grant funding. Ensures resources are utilized optimally foradvancing the research program. Participates in multidisciplinarygrant applications and promotes collaborative research within theDivision and across the Academic community. 3. Service: Serves oninstitutional committees, study sections, review groups, as ajournal editor, or editorial boards. 4. Clinical: Attends on theinpatient wards and consult service, and/or sees patients in theoutpatient clinic. Applicant should submit a CV and three letters of reference tohttps://www.vcujobs.com. For more information, please contactKatherine Mulloy, Associate Administrator, Division ofEndocrinology & Metabolism at [email protected]center_img Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). PURSUE THE RESEARCH, CLINICAL, AND EDUCATION MISSIONS OF THEACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER IN THE AREAS OF ENDOCRINOLOGY, METABOLISM,AND DIABETES . THROUGH BENCH RESEARCH, TRANSLATIONAL STUDIES,CLINICAL TRIALS AND THE RIGOROUS STUDY OF PREVENTION AND CONTROL,OUR SCIENTISTS PURSUE THE MANY ROLES OF MEDICINE IN TREATING,PREVENTING AND CONTROLLING THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ENDOCRINE ANDMETABOLIC DISORDERS . OUR HALLMARK ACTIVITY IS TRANSLATIONALRESEARCH, WHERE OUR PHYSICIANS AND SCIENTISTS WORK TO BRINGLABORATORY DISCOVERIES TO THE PATIENT BEDSIDE AS QUICKLY AND SAFELYAS POSSIBLE . SIMILARLY, THE CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS ARE THOROUGHLYCHARACTERIZED AND MECHANISTICALLY ANALYZED IN THE LABORATORYSETTING . THROUGH OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS, OUR FACULTY TRAIN THE NEXTGENERATION OF SCIENTISTS AND PHYSICIANS TO FURTHER ADVANCE SCIENCEAND PRACTICE . Proposed Hire Date01/01/2015 Position Responsibilities Application Deadline Date Diversity Statement Information Type of SearchNational Position NumberF36260 Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible Number of Months12 RankAssociate Professor Working TitlePhysician Scientist Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty * 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 Required Qualifications Application Process/Additional Informationlast_img read more

How often does your CEO meet with your IT director?

first_imgThe reason why I’m asking this question is because even as financial service businesses recognize the centrality that cybersecurity must play in their operations, a recent survey released by The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) indicates that CEO’s remain resistant to having their Chief IT person report directly to them. In fact, according to the 2018 survey of Chief Information Security Officers, just 8% of all cybersecurity heads at financial service businesses report directly to the CEO.This is a real head scratcher to me since we’ve seen numerous examples, such as the breach of Equifax, of reputations destroyed and companies damaged as a result of cybersecurity mishaps. Reporting structures are not changing even as a majority of CISO’s report to their Board of Directors at least quarterly, sometimes more. Perhaps it’s time for Boards to emphasize base line technical knowledge as one of the attributes they look for in their top leadership. Not everyone needs to be Bill Gates but it is increasingly important for organizational leaders to know what questions to ask. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

MAN ARRESTED AFTER GARDAI DISCOVER DRUGS HAUL HIDDEN IN CAR

first_imgGardai have arrested a man after the discovery of more than €13,000 of drugs in a car in Co Donegal.Lesiek leaves court in Letterkenny last night. Pic copyright Donegal Daily.Piotor Lesiek, 47, was stopped by Gardai on Main Street in Ballybofey on Monday afternoon. He was arrested on suspicion of having drugs and was taken to Letterkenny Garda station.Lesiek last night appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court under Section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.He faces two charges of possession and the sale and supply of drugs.Garda Inspector David Kelly said they were not objecting to bail but asked for a number of conditions including that Lesiek, with an address in Castlebar, surrender his passport and sign on daily at his local Garda station.Garda Michael Kilcoyne of Ballybofey Garda station said he was seeking a bail bond o between €3,000 and €4,000 because of the seriousness of the case.Solicitor for Lesiek, Mr Patsy Gallagher said his client was unemployed and had very little means.He said the accused could contact friends to get an independent surety.He also said other people may come before the courts in relation to the incident.Judge Kelly granted bail and ordered a personal surety of €1,000 cash and a further independent surety of €1,000.The case was adjourned until Monday next and Lesiek was taken to Castlerea Prison for the sureties to be paid.MAN ARRESTED AFTER GARDAI DISCOVER DRUGS HAUL HIDDEN IN CAR was last modified: May 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeycourtdonegaldrugsGardailast_img read more

Estate planning for farmers: Providing for liquidity concerns

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Brian E. RavencraftTo this day the old adage “….nothing in this world can said to be certain, except death and taxes” is quite true. However, many decades after Benjamin Franklin made the quote, estate planning was formed to proactively solve and minimize the “tax certainty” part of the quotation.Farmers are basically businessman who own and operate a specialized type of business. They face basically the same estate planning problems that confront all businesses that operate as either sole proprietorships, a partnership or a corporation. The farmer and the estate planner must implement some unique strategies and techniques that will solve the estate planning problems, which particularly affect a farm business.For example, farming frequently involves a substantial investment in farm assets (land, buildings, equipment, etc.), large borrowings carrying heavy interest charges, fluctuating income (or loss) from year to year because of diverse weather and market conditions, and rising land values. These factors require use of estate planning strategies that will minimize death taxes and estate administration costs, preserve liquidity of the estate and provide for a systematic and economic disposition (or continuance) of the farm business on the death of the farm owner. In addition, the estate plan should take full advantage of the special tax provisions designed to alleviate the special tax burdens of farmers. In this article we explore the estate planning liquidity problems farmers’ encounter and techniques used in minimizing the estate burden.The estate of a farmer is frequently plagued by liquidity problems, which, because of the nature of the predominant estate assets (buildings, land, farm equipment and personal property), make it difficult for the estate executor to find readily available cash, or assets readily convertible to cash, with which to pay monetary legacies, administration costs, debts, taxes and other estate obligations. Planning to improve the liquidity of the estate before death can prevent losses which might otherwise be incurred through a quick or forced sale of estate assets to meet post-death obligations, can avoid the necessity of borrowing funds at possibly high interest rates, can avoid after-death disputes (and possible litigation) among beneficiaries over the sale of assets, and can reduce income taxes which might result from such sales.Where an objective of the estate plan is to preserve as much of the farm business by the farmer’s heirs, proper planning for liquidity can minimize or eliminate sales of the farm assets.Various steps may be taken under the estate plan during the estate owner’s lifetime to improve the liquidity of the estate. These include:Build-up of liquid assetsWhere a farm is profitable or income from other sources is available to provide a surplus after taxes for investment, liquidity of the estate can be improved by investing surplus funds in liquid assets such as bank deposits and marketable stocks and bonds. In areas in which farm real estate is or will become a liquid asset because of developer demand, surplus funds may be invested in additional farm real estate without impairing liquidity.The farmer should develop an overall plan for adequate estate liquidity through a build-up of liquid assets. The farmer and his financial team should make a current estimate of the monetary obligations, which will face the estate after the farmer’s death, and this estimate should serve as a rough guide to the amount of funds needed in the estate. Review the plan periodically to take into account changes in values of estate assets, since such changes may increase or decrease the estate’s need for liquid funds.Purchasing life insuranceLife insurance under a policy on the life of the estate owner can provide an appropriate amount of cash for the farmer’s estate, which can be used to meet estate obligations at his death. The purchase of life insurance for this purpose can substantially improve the liquidity of the estate. But also be aware that certain care must be exercised to minimize or eliminate estate tax on the life insurance proceeds.Use of buy-sell agreementsWhere the farm is operated in partnership or corporate form, a buy-sell agreement among partners or stockholders can be used to provide that there will be a buyer for the farmer’s interest at his death, thereby furnishing his estate with funds from the sale. Such an agreement has other advantages and can be funded with life insurance to assure the buyer will have the requisite funds with which to purchase the decedent’s interest.Reduction of estate taxesSteps taken during the lifetime of the farmer to reduce his estate taxes will improve the liquidity of the estate, since, apart from availability of funds, the amount needed to meet estate obligations is reduced. Such steps include a program of lifetime gift and qualification of the estate for special (farm) use valuation.The steps to build liquidity mentioned in this article are certainly not all inclusive but meant to be a starting point for planning and minimizing estate taxes, especially those farmers with gross estate limits in excess of $5,450,000 (effectively $10.90 million per married couple). Overall estate planning should be an important consideration in the farming community. The farmer should consult with his advisors, determine the specific circumstances of his estate plan, and formulate a plan to establish liquidity and minimize taxes. Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through www.HolbrookManter.com.last_img read more

Putting Information on the Balance Sheet

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… RedMonk‘s James Governor and EMC VP of Global Marketing Chuck Hollis are calling for enterprises to put information on the balance sheet. In other words, start considering useful information as an asset and poorly managed information as a liability.“If you’ve got an expensive manufacturing machine, you invest periodically to keep the asset running in top shape, otherwise its value falls sharply over time,” writes Hollis. “Are information bases any different? How many databases in your organization are providing declining value simply because there isn’t a regular program of data maintenance and enhancement?”Not a bad idea. Taking it a step further, Gartner and Forrester have been agitating for IT to be a profit center, and putting information on the balance sheet would be a step towards quantifying the value IT provides an organization.One way to make information even more clearly an asset is to sell information in a marketplace like Azure DataMarket. And, for organizations that simply can’t do this, paying attention to these markets may help determine the value of information.Even though the CIO role is increasingly under fire, it’s also an increasingly important role. Intel CIO Diane Bryant said in a recent interview:It’s remarkable how dependent the business is on IT. Every business strategy we’re trying to deploy, every growth opportunity we’re pursuing and every cost reduction all funnels back to an IT solution. How do you go from hundreds of customers to thousands of customers? You do that through technology. You don’t scale the sales force by 10 times. I look across Intel’s corporate strategy and I can directly tie each one of our pillars to the IT solution that’s going to enable it. It’s a remarkable time to be in IT. All of a sudden the CIO had better be at the table in the business strategy discussions because they can’t launch a strategy without you.The new role for IT will be to make money for companies, not to just support operations. That’s a big shift in thinking, and it’s time to start making plans.Photo by Philippe Put Tags:#enterprise#Trends klint finleycenter_img Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Two weeks after last fight, Iniong faces Yamaguchi in ONE Singapore card

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next “I am expecting a tough duel with her again on 24 November in Singapore. I have lofty goals in ONE Championship, and I must win this match to achieve them.”The 34-year-old Yamaguchi praised Iniong for agreeing to the fight despite having only little time to prepare.“I commend Gina Iniong for taking this match on a short notice. She is a good martial arts artist with promising potential in the division,” said Yamaguchi, who stopped Jennu Huang last June.READ: ONE: Team Lakay bets Pacio, Iniong score KOs“Gina is in good hands, training with no less than the best at Team Lakay. I have faced her before, and she is always in good condition. As always, I am in tiptop shape for every bout. Brace yourselves for fireworks.”ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort WATCH: LeBron James, Cavaliers take NYC subway Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img MOST READ READ: MMA star Angela Lee survives car crash, out of ONE Singapore cardIniong and Yamaguchi are familiar with each other having fought three years ago in the Pacific Xtreme Combat and both are expecting a stiff challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Facing Mei Yamaguchi three years ago was like going through the eye of a needle. That bout opened doors of great opportunity for me in this sport,” said Iniong, who is coming off a second-round victory over Priscilla Hertati Lumbangaol last Friday in ONE: Legends of World at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Iniong wins debut in ONE undercard Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino fighter Gina Iniong has been tapped as substitute opponent for Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi in the ONE: Immortal Pursuit card set on Nov. 24 at Singapore Indoor Stadium, just two weeks after her last bout.Iniong was announced as a late replacement for Angela Lee, who had to withdraw from her scheduled title defense after figuring in a car crash in Hawaii last week.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:58ONE: Iniong looking for decisive win over Yamaguchi00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

TransCanada says no material change expected from US pipeline tax change

first_imgCALGARY – TransCanada Corp. says a recent U.S. tax ruling that eliminated a tax break for owners of certain interstate pipelines will have no material impact on its operations.Shares in TransCanada had come under pressure following the decision.The statement by the company follows a similar comment by Enbridge Inc. last week that said it did not expect a material change due to the ruling.The decision by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to no longer allow master limited partnerships to recover an income tax allowance from cost of service tariffs came in response to a 2016 court ruling that found its long-standing tax policy could result in double recovery of costs.TransCanada says about half of its U.S. natural gas pipelines 2018 revenues come from negotiated or discounted tariffs and therefore would not be materially impacted by the regulator’s actions.It says that percentage is expected to increase to about 65 per cent in 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP, TSX:ENB)last_img read more

Social media should be restricted before voting in India

first_imgNew Delhi: There are over 30 crore monthly active users on Facebook and more than 20 crore on WhatsApp in India. Even the Narendra Modi app alone can reach 1 crore people in a day. With such a wide reach, should social media platforms be made to censor political content 48 hours ahead of polling as part of the strategy to maintain the so called “campaign silence”? “Today, when social media is increasingly one of the most significant factors for impacting the electoral decisions of voters, it is important that the Election Commission take adequate steps to maintain campaign silence,” Pavan Duggal, one of the nation’s top cyber law experts, told IANS. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app While the Election Commission of India recognises the impact social media can have on voters ahead of voting, the current legislation does not bar these platforms – many of which now allow live video streaming services — from blocking political ads or propaganda. These platforms can decide to do so voluntarily, but how effective such a measure would be remains doubtful. In fact, in response to a petition to restrain any political advertisements, videos or messages before elections, Facebook last month told the Bombay High Court that it would not self-censor any content on its site. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails It also raised practical difficulties of implementing such a rule as elections in different parts of India are held on different dates and often spread over a week. The Election Commission last year formed a committee to review this section so that maintaining campaign silence can be made effective in the changed circumstances where social media yields considerable influence. The committee submitted its recommendation earlier this year. A query to the poll panel on how it plans to stop social media platforms from broadcasting campaign material ahead of polling went unanswered. “The Election Commission does not need to be a silent spectator,” Duggal said. “The Election Commission should invoke the provisions of the specific liability of the service providers in their capacity as intermediaries under the Information Technology Act, 2000,” he said. A parliamentary panel earlier this month raised grave concerns regarding Facebook’s ability to prevent misuse of its platform during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and to proactively help the security agencies. The social media company admitted it doesn’t “always get it right” regarding content moderation on its platform. Last month, Colin Crowell, Global Vice President of Public Policy of Twitter, deposed before the BJP MP Anurag Thakur-led panel and discussed how it would address issues such as political bias and manipulation on its platform in real-time. With threats of foreign interference in Indian elections and spread of fake news on social media looming large, specific, detailed, deterrent legal and penal consequences need to be specifically elaborated in the Act so as to provide criminal, legal and penal liability of the various social media platforms, Duggal informed.last_img read more

46 Indian kids die of communicable diseases

first_imgCommunicable diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis accounted for over 46 per cent of preventable deaths in children aged 5-14 years in 2016, finds a study. In 2016, India had about 74,000 preventable or treatable deaths from communicable diseases, representing nearly half of all the annual deaths and over a third of all deaths in the four developing countries – India, China, Brazil and Mexico – in children aged 5-14 years. In India, death rates from these communicable diseases as well as vaccine-preventable diseases were nearly 20 times higher than in China, and 10 times higher than in Brazil and Mexico, showed the findings published in The Lancet journal. “Most of these deaths are avoidable and for those caused by medical conditions, many of them are treatable,” said a Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”Death in children aged 5-14 should be rare around the world. With cost-effective, feasible and affordable interventions, substantial declines in deaths in this age group are possible,” he added. The study examined data on around 2.5 lakh deaths in children aged 5-14 years from 2005 to 2016 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico. These countries are home to about 40 per cent of the world’s children aged 5-14 years and experience more than two lakh deaths annually at these ages. Marked declines in the communicable disease mortality among girls narrowed the gap with boys in India and China. However, mortality rates for non-communicable diseases and injury were found to be still higher in India than in China, Mexico, and Brazil.last_img read more

EVMs already in strong room under three tier security CEO

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi CEO office claimed the polled EVMs and VVPATs are already in a the strong room under three tier tight security– Outer layer from police and Middle layer from Armed Police and inner layer from CAPF. The form 17C which contains number of polled votes in each EVM/CU and copy of 17 C has already been given to all the polling agents who were present in that polling station. Hence, there is no chance for any manipulation. The Election Commission of India has ordered re-polling at a polling booth in Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency. The poll body declared re-poll at polling station no. 32 of Chandni Chowk Assembly Segment after the presiding officer forgot to delete the test votes before the actual polling on May 12. The Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat recorded 62.69 percent turnout while the Chandni Chowk Assembly segment saw 59.36 percent polling.There are about 300 houses that fall under the polling station, they added. Officials had reported the non-deletion of test votes at two polling stations but the report found repoll was needed only in one polling station. The re-poll will be conducted on Sunday. In Chandni Chowk, sitting BJP MP Dr Harsh Vardhan is contesting against Congress leader Jai Prakash Agarwal and Aam Aadmi Party’s Pankaj Gupta.last_img read more