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first_imgThe Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology in theDepartment of Pediatrics, at the University of Florida, College ofMedicine in Gainesville, Florida is recruiting a PediatricRheumatologist at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor(non-tenure track). Rank will be commensurate with qualifications.Responsibilities include patient care, teaching and/or researchwith effort in each area to be determined by candidatestrengths.The Division has four board-certified pediatric rheumatologists aswell as the support staff to provide comprehensive care to childrenand adolescents throughout Florida. Our center of excellence is thelargest in the state and the only program providing pediatricrheumatology fellowship training. Department of Pediatrics at theUniversity of Florida—College of Medicine is the premier academicmedical center for children in northern Florida, and hosts a broadrange of NIH-funded biomedical scientists and clinical researcherswho benefit from robust institutional support. There is anabundance of research opportunities and possibilities forcollaboration throughout the university.Gainesville is a charming city and home to the University ofFlorida. The area is known for its natural beauty, with manysprings, lakes and rivers. The mild climate encourages outdooractivities and residents enjoy swimming, boating, fishing,bicycling and camping. Culturally, the city is enriched by theinfluence of the university. The population of Gainesville isapproximately 120,000 with a surrounding population of 250,000. Wehave a diverse culture, excellent public schools, low cost ofliving and no state income tax.Applicants must have a M.D. degree or equivalent, be licensed oreligible for licensure in the State of Florida, and be boardcertified/eligible in Pediatrics Rheumatology.Applicants interested in a full-time or part-time appointments willbe considered.Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, andthree letters of recommendation or contact information for threereferences.Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil position is filled.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approval by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can befound at .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.This position was originally posted under requisition # 508220.Previous applicants are still being considered and need notre-apply.#medicine=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

first_imgSick and tired of your job? You’re not alone. Nearly half (44 percent) of working adults say that their current job affects their overall health, but only 28 percent of those believe that effect is a good one. People with disabilities, in dangerous or low-paying jobs, and those in retail are most likely to say their job has a negative impact on their stress levels (43 percent), eating habits (28 percent), sleeping patterns (27 percent) and weight (22 percent), according to a new survey from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with National Public Radio and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.There is some good news: Most think work has a positive impact on personal health, but “in almost every case, the negative is significantly greater than the positive,” said the poll’s director, Robert J. Blendon, Richard L. Menschel Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis at the Harvard Chan School during a panel Monday to discuss the findings.“People see their jobs as stress-creating,” and employers simply aren’t doing enough to help, he said. “It’s important to realize almost half of people who work are at a workplace that has no workplace health program.”Most U.S. companies have long viewed their responsibility to employee health and well-being at arm’s length, as an act of largesse that often begins and ends with perquisites like medical insurance, a few paid sick days, or maybe discounts on gym memberships. But data show that 36 percent of workers suffer from work-related stress that costs U.S. businesses $30 billion a year in lost workdays. Experts say many of these health problems can be corrected if companies adopt a much more significant role creating a “culture of health” in the workplace where workers feel empowered to pursue living a healthier life, not just providing access to after-work yoga classes or fruit in the break room.Stressful situations like caring for a sick family member while working full-time, working overtime or shift work that disrupts sleep habits, trying to make ends meet at a low-wage job, or going home each night to an unsafe community also contribute substantially to poor worker health, said Marjorie Paloma, director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Far more of what shapes health happens outside the health care system and also outside of encouraging healthy behaviors,” so employers need to help improve conditions that affect worker health off the job, too. “It’s up to all of us to make healthy choices but the choices we make are really as good as the choices we have.”The survey also delineates the extent to which mental health issues affect worker health. Nearly one in 17 people suffer from a serious mental condition; of those, between 5 and 6 percent have significant problems that pose a risk to fellow workers, their families, and companies, a fact that is likely underreported because workers either don’t have access to mental health resources or fear seeking help, said John Quelch, professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and professor in the Harvard Chan School’s department of health policy and management, who recently did a case study on mental health in the U.S. workplace.Even when resources like employee assistance programs do exist, many workers will not use them because of the stigma associated with mental health and the fear that using such services will somehow get back to their employer and undermine their standing at work. “They may be passed over for a job, they may not get a raise, they may be the first person out the door when the company has to cut the workforce,” Quelch said.In addition to stress, direct and indirect exposure to on-the-job hazards and conditions, things like contaminants, accidents, injury, and poor air quality are major sources of risk for chronic disease. In 2014, there were more than 4,800 occupational fatalities and more than 3 million work-related injuries and accidents at a cost of $50 billion, said Glorian Sorensen, professor of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard Chan and director of the Center for Community-Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.So what can and should employers do?Since stressors vary by profession, employers can start by talking to workers about the specific conditions that drive stress in a particular job, things like a harmful or unsafe workplace, understaffing, variable hours, overwork or expanded responsibilities due to downsizing, inadequate or failing equipment or materials, and a lack of regular and clear supervisor feedback.“It isn’t all … ‘if we only go to the gym and have an apple every day, this will all go away,’” said Blendon.Offering financial incentives to get healthy isn’t the answer either, said Quelch. “Just motivating people on price may result in a behavior change, but it does not result in attitudinal commitment, it does not result in a change in passion or perspective — it’s just superficial.”Paloma agreed. “If it’s not a part of the culture of the company, if it’s a one-off thing, then research has shown that does not work,” she said. Companies need to take a more holistic approach to worker health, one that extends beyond 9 to 5. “If we’re really going to have impact, if we’re going to care about our employees — their health and well-being — and [the] productivity of our country, of the world, we’ve got to be investing in the communities and meeting the health needs of the communities that we live in.”Health in the American Workplace Experts take on the concerns most expressed by American employees in a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. <a href=”” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more

first_img Related Crimson basketball shooting for top slot When Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker saw his team’s schedule over the semester break and realized they had a day off in Atlanta, he quickly decided to make it count.That’s how, after a hard-fought win, Crimson basketball players found themselves shaking hands with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and touring some of Atlanta’s historic Civil Rights sites, including the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. was co-pastor with his father.The experience, while exciting and humbling for players, is part of a larger, more important effort by their coach to educate them beyond the basketball court.“That’s what it’s all about,” said Amaker, Harvard’s winningest coach in program history. “It’s more meaningful to call myself a teacher and a leader than a coach. I know ‘coach’ encompasses those things, but it’s bigger than me coaching basketball. We’re always trying to connect different pieces that can have our kids embrace different parts of the world or what’s happening.”Layovers between away games provide an almost perfect opportunity for that.“We are consistently trying to maximize any trip that we take,” Amaker said. “Wherever we go, [we always think about] what are some of the things that we can do around the game, around our basketball responsibilities, that could be educational for players and our team.”,“Wherever we go, [we always think about] what are some of the things that we can do around the game, around our basketball responsibilities, that could be educational for players and our team.” — Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker, pictured above Crimson remain in a tie for first place in the Ivy League standings In Atlanta, that meant: attending Sunday service at Ebenezer, a National Historic Landmark; touring the gravesite of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change; and visiting Paschal’s Restaurant, a key meeting place for leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.The Rev. Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, who is an adviser to the team, organized the trip and acted as tour guide. His notes helped the players appreciate the visit and connect it with a bigger message, team members said.“Knowing the history behind it all … and realizing what it meant for our country at the time” was one of the biggest takeaways, said captain Weisner Perez ’19. “One thing that resonates with our team as I try to relate it all is the word sacrifice. To be there and to know how much these people sacrificed of their lives, of their time — time with their loved ones — to have an impact on our lives and our society today. I think with us as a team that’s a word that coach has really told us about. You have to be able to sacrifice … and that’s what those people did.”The lesson was fitting, because the team’s theme for the year is sacrifice on and off the court, especially in how it’s led to the opportunities many more people now have.The team, Perez said, also appreciated the church’s welcome to players of different religions, the beauty of the Kings’ grave site, and the excitement of meeting a former president. Although not originally planned, the meeting with Carter came together smoothly a few weeks before the trip. Harvard Kennedy School Public Service Professor David Gergen, the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership, helped organize the get-together when the team learned that Carter would attend the service at Ebenezer.,For Georgia native Robert Baker ’20, the meeting was especially meaningful. “Being from Atlanta, meeting Jimmy Carter is a big deal,” he said. Carter was governor of Georgia before becoming president, and his presidential library is in Atlanta. He has spent decades working with various charities, helping build bridges between people. “During the church service, the pastor actually talked about some of [Carter’s] accomplishments, especially his impact on the black community, so that was great to hear, knowing that someone from my state did that and made such a great impression on this nation.”Baker also appreciated bonding with the team off the court.“Probably 95 percent of the time when we are all together, all 20 of us, it’s on the court, in the weight room, on the track, or something like that, so being outside in such a unique place like Ebenezer Baptist Church or Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial site, it was very special — different,” he said. “It was great to share some of the history of where I’m from with my teammates. It meant a lot to me.”That kind of experience plays right into Amaker’s philosophy. He wants his players to be well-rounded and leave Harvard with experiences that bring them closer together while helping them branch out to understand the world.“We try to have an impact with them to see how, with the educational opportunity they are getting from [Harvard], they can go and do some amazing things for themselves and for others,” Amaker said.It’s why he has organized previous visits and is planning future ones. While in Memphis a few years ago, for instance, his team visited the National Civil Rights Museum. On an upcoming trip, he hopes to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.Amaker also helps his players network with local and national leaders from the business, political, sports, and academic communities, whom he hopes help educate and inspire the team. In Atlanta, the players met NBA coach Mike Woodson. In the past, they have connected with influencers such as former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who spoke to them about issues of race, and Civil Rights activists including Harry Edwards, who talked about athlete activism. Amaker also invites his players to his monthly “Breakfast Club” gatherings, which can include guests such as Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh or Harvard philosopher Cornel West.Amaker believes that the Crimson’s success on the court — he has lead the team to six Ivy League titles and four trips to the NCAA tournament — has come in part from helping his players become well-rounded citizens as well as student athletes.“Those are the things that matter to me,” he said. “That we can connect, broaden their horizons, educate, and teach our players — along with don’t forget to box out and take a shot. If we continue to connect our players to the right people through Harvard, so many things are possible.” Towns, Juzang guide men’s basketball past Brown, 65-58 Bryce Aikin ’20 gains points and title as Player of the Weeklast_img read more

first_img Chicago View Comments This isn’t grand—or great for that matter. Rumer Willis has once again delayed her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago. The Dancing with the Stars winner had initially been scheduled to start performances at the Ambassador Theatre on August 18, which was then pushed back to September 14. She posted on Twitter that she will now start her engagement “next week” and that “tonight I have another important place to be.” has reached out to the production for comment.Willis is the winner of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars season 20. She has previously appeared on stage in off-Broadway’s Love, Loss and What I Wore, For the Record Live’s Dear John Hughes, Baz Luhrmann’s DBA and FTR: Tarantino. Her numerous screen credits include House Bunny, Sorority Row, Diary of Preston Plummer Workaholics, Pretty Little Liars, Hawaii 5-0 and Songbyrd.The cast also includes Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Related Shows from $49.50last_img read more

first_imgStuff 21 March 2015More children are being medicated for mental disorders than ever – with clinicians blaming the stress of being a modern-day teenager.The latest available figures, released to The Dominion Post under the Official Information Act, show nearly 20,000 children and teenagers were on anti-depressants in 2013.The number has climbed every year since 2009, and early signs from last year suggest the increasing tendency to medicate mentally troubled kids will continue.The use of anti-psychotics, once reserved for severe psychosis, is also at record levels, being prescribed to treat everything from autism to sleeping difficulties.Anti-psychotics are even being used on a small handful of children under 4 to treat “severe behavioural difficulties”.A child health expert said the rise was partly down to improved access to drugs, but it also reflected a more anxious generation of children, who faced pressures unknown to their parents.Sue Bagshaw, a Christchurch clinician who studies and treats mentally ill youth, said children and teenagers today were more likely to have busy and separated parents, higher expectations of academic and social success, and were constantly being bombarded with information through online connected devices.“We are absolutely overloading them,” she said. read more

first_imgCTV News 15 March 2018Family First Comment: Another example – this time from Canada – of why ‘safeguards’ are an illusion. “A landmark lawsuit has been filed by an Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease. He alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team of his choosing, instead offering, among other things, medically assisted death. “My condition is grievous and irremediable,” 42-year-old Roger Foley said from his bed. “But the solution is assisted life with self-directed funding.” landmark lawsuit has been filed by an Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease. He alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team of his choosing, instead offering, among other things, medically assisted death.“My condition is grievous and irremediable,” 42-year-old Roger Foley said from his bed at the London Health Science Centre’s Victoria Hospital in a video that was recently posted online. “But the solution is assisted life with self-directed funding.”According to Foley, a government-selected home care provider had previously left him in ill health with injuries and food poisoning. Unwilling to continue living at home with the help of that home care provider, and eager to leave the London hospital where he’s been cloistered for two years, Foley is suing the hospital, several health agencies and the attorneys general of Ontario and Canada in the hopes of being given the opportunity to set up a health care team to help him live at home again — a request he claims he has previously been denied. “I have no desire to take up a valuable hospital bed,” Foley explained. “But at this point, it’s my only option.”Foley suffers from cerebellar ataxia, a brain disorder that limits his ability to move his arms and legs. The condition leaves him unable to perform mundane tasks on his own, like feeding himself. He also has trouble holding himself upright. Because of the condition, he even has difficulty speaking.“Unfortunately, my life story is narrated through the horrible prism of a progressive neurodegenerative disease,” Foley said with an audible tremor in his voice. “I have gone from being an active person to, on some days, not even being able to get out of bed.”Because Foley suffers from a terminal and incurable disorder, he qualifies for medically assisted death. But Foley does not want to die — he simply wants to live at home.READ MORE & VIEW VIDEO: read more

first_imgREDWOOD FALLS, Minn. – A check for $1,000 and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational bal­lot go to the winner of Redwood Speedway’s IMCA Modified opening night event on Sunday, May 27.There is no entry fee and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete the evening card. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Minnesota State and track points will be awarded.Pit gates at Redwood Falls open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps.Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students ages 10-17 and free for kids nine and under. Pit passes are $30.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Manchester United is seriously looking at Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots to add strength to his midfield this summer, according to a report.Ndidi has been linked with United previously and was mentioned as a £50 million (N24.4 billion) target soon after the Premier League was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 23-year-old Nigeria international batted off the talk at the time.“I still have a contract at Leicester,” said Ndidi, who is committed to the Foxes until 2024.“I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I’m doing okay here so no need to go anywhere.“We are doing well and I’m enjoying myself here.”Now the Daily Express claimed United are taking more than a passing interest” in the former Genk man, who has been impressive in Leicester’s 2019-20 season. Paris Saint-Germain will also interested in Ndidi, but, per the source, the “French champions’ interest has now cooled” with the Ligue 1 side now looking elsewhere.That could well leave the way clear for United to make an approach, but it’s unclear just where Ndidi lies in Solskjaer’s list of midfield targets.Tags: English Premier LeagueLeicesterManchester UnitedSummer TransfersWilfred Ndidilast_img read more

first_imgSpeaking after the game, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers reserved special praise for the Nigeria international midfielder despite the huge loss to the world champions“We couldn’t really feed Jamie with any pass or any quality of pass, so that’s the big frustration of the evening.“Wilfred Ndidi was fantastic throughout – fighting, running, working, getting on the ball – but we just didn’t have long enough periods with it.“So like I said when you don’t against a top team, like I said before they are world champions and of course it becomes difficult for you.”Ndidi featured for the duration of the game while his compatriot, Kelechi Iheanacho was not in the matchday squad.Ndidi is one of the most influential players at Leicester City, so much so that he has started all but one of their games in the Premier League.‘’All we try to do is make it clear what his function is in the team. It’s a job that may seem a simple job but he does it so effectively,’’ Rodgers was quoted as saying.‘’He has to win the ball and give it, simple as that. I tell him he doesn’t need to be in the box shooting, that’s not his job.‘’Just look after the other two boys in front of you, and just control the space in front of the centre-halves and he does that so, so well.‘’We’re trying to improve him in that position because you’re going to be on the ball a lot. You’ve got to serve it, serve it over 10 or 15 metres.’’Ndidi has been named Leicester City’s Young Player of the Year in each of the last two seasons and has been nominated again for the award this term.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In spite of Leicester City pummelled 4-0 by Liverpool on Boxing Day Premier League fixture, Foxes manager, Brendan Rodgers has lavished praise on Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi.Ndidi was the shining light and post a decent performance for the Foxes who were totally outclassed and taken apart by the Reds.A brace from Roberto Firmino and additional tallies from James Milner and Trent Alexander-Arnold condemned the hosts to their fourth loss of the campaign.last_img read more

first_imgWanting to win in sports is as synonymous as yearning to succeed in life. However, when it comes down to the bare essentials, sometimes winning isn’t everything.There is of course the matter of teamwork, competitive nature, being physically active, etc., to consider, but what I mean by that is there’s no gut check, no sweeping reform when you’re on the right side of wrong.The Wisconsin football team knows firsthand what I mean. After toying with disaster against several opponents this year, the seal finally broke in the form of a 31-26 slip-up against Illinois.”A win is a win” mentality, while accurate, inhibited the Badgers like a broken rudder. Since there was no adversity in the form of a one in the loss column, they continued to circle back to the same problems.Now that the “inevitable” loss happened, much to the glee of national media and fans alike who didn’t believe Wisconsin deserved a top-10 ranking, the Badgers are at a crossroads. They can either go behind closed doors to work out the kinks in their armor, or they can blow off the defeat as hogwash and fix nothing. The latter, it seems, was the preferable choice to date as defensively the incessant tentative play has led to the same results each week — tackles missed and big plays allowed.”I hope this is the point where we realize something has got to happen,” junior linebacker DeAndre Levy said. “I think it just comes down to who wants it the most.”While fans of college football and the national media provided Wisconsin with some leverage in the past, only a loss can sway the mountains of accountability.”Guys are in a little sense of shock,” cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu said.Just like a human doesn’t truly understand what it means to be healthy until he or she has suffered disease and illness, so too did Wisconsin not truly calculate what it means to be “a good team” until it suffered defeat.”We’re a Big Ten football team. Ranked that high you’ve got to come out and do your job every day, every play,” Ikegwuonu said. “We can’t keep making the same mistakes over and over again. We survived it a few games this season already, making the same mistakes, and today it caught up with us.”We’ve got to take personal inventory and reevaluate.”Last year the Badgers were inconsistent on offense to start the year. They played close for the better part of three quarters against Bowling Green, beat up on Division 1-AA Western Illinois and got into a dogfight against San Diego State that resulted in a grand total of 21 first downs and 14 points.The out-of-sync play, related to several new starters on offense learning to play together, led to a 27-13 loss against Michigan. Despite the score, it was a game Wisconsin could have (and perhaps should have) won.After that time the Badgers rolled, winning out, including notching their second consecutive Capital One Bowl victory, this one against a highly touted Arkansas team. “Well, I really felt last year we left the field against Michigan knowing that they were a good football team that we could play with and compete with anybody in this conference,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said during his press conference Monday. “I think that’s still established in our minds.”Granted, this year’s scenario is different. The team was ranked entering the season and had fewer question marks coming in (and it was the offense that struggled to come together, not the defense). Yet the same principle applies: Losses, not wins, if applied correctly, lead to improved play.There’s no doubt in my mind that the players want to get better. No one wants to lose. Whether the Badgers’ fall from grace will lead to smooth sailing and wins, or broken rudder circular movement and losses is up to the players.”I told our kids: I want you to feel the pain of losing because if you ever begin to accept it or are OK with it, it’ll become more of a habit, and that’s a road you don’t want to go down,” Bielema said.It’s going to take time, no doubt, for all that is wrong to go right (Bielema admitted that you can’t teach a player how to tackle overnight), but there are six games left and the talent is there. We’ll see if it’s matched by will.Kevin Hagstrom is a senior double majoring in economics and journalism. To better your “”Tuesday’s With Haggy”” experience, contact him at [email protected]last_img read more