Physician – Emergency Department (Camden Clark)WVU Medicine is looking for an ED Physician at our Camden ClarkMedical Center located in Parkersburg, WV. Enjoy the teamatmosphere of a 50,000 visit per year ED.Tertiary support from theWest Virginia University Health System. Practice communityemergency medicine, with the right people, for the rightreasons.The Department of Emergency Medicine has over 100 full-time membersacross diverse practice sites. There are additional careeropportunities for Emergency Medicine physicians looking for avariety of clinical experiences anchored by an academic affiliationto WVU’s School of Medicine.Qualified applicants must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (theemployer accepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible toobtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidatesmust have completed an accredited residency program and beboard-certified or board-eligible via a recognized board withinABMS.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of four affiliated hospitals and nine member hospitalsanchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital inMorgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiaryand quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 activemedical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds ofthousands of people each year from across the state of WestVirginia and the nation.Camden Clark Medical Center serves the Mid-Ohio Valley andsurrounding region through a 302-bed, not-for-profit, acute carefacility. We provide a broad range of services, offering the latestin medical technology and a highly trained staff. As thecommunity’s hospital for more than a century, Camden Clarkmaintains a leadership role as the region’s primary source foradvanced health care and wellness programs and has earnedaccreditation from The Joint Commission. The mission of CamdenClark Medical Center is to meet the healthcare needs of thecommunity for a lifetime.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, visit https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/emand apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers.For additional questions, please contact Payden Eckleberry, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ProtectedVeterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to be a global concern with devastating repercussions, such as increased health care costs, potential spread of infections across continents, and prolonged illness.However, researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) could change the playing field of man versus bacteria. Charles Serhan, the Simon Gelman Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and director of the BWH Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury Center, has identified pathways of naturally occurring molecules in our bodies that can enhance antibiotic performance.The study was published electronically today in Nature.Mice infected with Escherichia coli (E. coli) or Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria were given molecules called specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) along with antibiotics. SPMs are naturally found in our bodies, and are responsible for mediating anti-inflammatory responses and resolving inflammation. An anti-inflammatory response is the body’s attempt to protect itself from infectious agents and initiate the healing process.The researchers found that specific types of SPM molecules, called resolvins and protectins, were key in the anti-inflammatory response to limit tissue damage by stimulating the body’s white blood cells to contain, kill, and clear the bacteria.Administered with antibiotics, resolvins and protectins heightened immune response by commanding white blood cells to attack and engulf the bacteria, thereby quickly reducing the amount of bacteria in the blood and tissues.RvD5 — a type of resolvin — in particular was also helpful in regulating fever caused by E. coli, as well as counterregulating genes responsible for mounting excess inflammation associated with infections; hence, limiting the collateral damage to the body while fighting infection.Serhan and colleagues are the first to demonstrate RvD5, as well as its actions against bacterial invasion. The BWH team, collaborating with Fredrik Bäckhed of the Sahlgrenska Center for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research in Sweden, found that germ-free animals produce high levels of resolvins.When lead study author HMS Assistant Professor of Anesthesia Nan Chiang of the BWH Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury Center, added these natural mediators together with antibiotics, less antibiotic was needed. This demonstrated for the first time that stimulating resolution programs can limit negative consequences of infection.“How the body responds to inflammation has been the subject of Dr. Serhan’s work for more than 20 years, and his new study is important for understanding that sequence of events,” said Richard Okita, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, which funded the research. “One of the particularly exciting findings is that SPMs can enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics, potentially lowering the amount needed to treat infections and reducing the risk of bacteria developing resistance.”According to the researchers, another advantage of SPMs is that, unlike anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., aspirin, steroids, ibuprofen), SPMs do not cripple the body’s normal immune response.“Anti-inflammatory agents are widely known to be immunosuppressive,” said Serhan. “Now we have naturally occurring molecular pathways in our bodies that work like these agents and stimulate bacterial containment and resolution of infections, but do not come with the side effect of being immunosuppressive.”This research was 100 percent supported by the following grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Novelist Claire Messud writes about early adolescence in her new book, “The Burning Girl,” capturing both the joy and pain of middle school, when awkwardness reigns and friends can suddenly become strangers. The author of several works of fiction, including “The Emperor’s Children” and “The Woman Upstairs,” Messud is a senior lecturer in the English Department and host of the Writers Speak series at the Mahindra Humanities Center.GAZETTE: You cite Louise Glück’s poem “Midsummer” as an inspiration for “The Burning Girl.” What about it?MESSUD: It is, for me, a very evocative poem. I met Louise for the first time not long after reading it, and we had a conversation about it. It’s been alive in my consciousness for a long time. A lot of elements came together as I was beginning this book, but, as a writer, characters are central for me, and one thing I can’t do without is place. People are who they are because of where they are and where they were before. It wasn’t that I sat down and had in mind the setting of Louise’s poem. I realized, after I wrote the first draft of the first section, that my reading of her poem was informed by my experiences of quarries, growing up in Ontario.GAZETTE: “The Burning Girl” is about making your way out of childhood and friendship, specifically as a girl. What is so captivating about this time for you?MESSUD: All my adult life, when encountering a challenging situation and feeling intimidated or uncomfortable, I whisper to myself, “Picture everybody in middle school.” It’s the crucible in which we are formed. It’s not that childhood and adolescence are separate, but there is some identity that forms during that period; we are marked by it. When you encounter people who had a really great time at that age — there are very few — often what follows is, for them, disappointment. Those for whom it was difficult, we learn so much about being human. As young people, we know so much more than we can articulate; we have more knowledge than we can often say. And watching this experience, living through it again as a parent — I have a daughter who is 16 and a son in eighth grade — has given me a different perspective.GAZETTE: Does that parenting lens give you distance, or is it just as difficult to watch your child navigate these years as it was to go through them yourself?MESSUD: I can resurrect shame and embarrassment from my own adolescent years that still make me blush — it’s very intense. When you are living through it, that’s simply what you experience. When you are witness to it as a parent, part of your response is rage and part is impotence. The worst thing you can do is to try to take it on for your child; you just have to be a witness and offer support, and tell your kid it doesn’t matter.GAZETTE: An underlying storyline is about the defining moments when friendships change, though they can’t often be pinpointed. How did you make sense enough of it to write about it?MESSUD: I think it does happen to boys slightly differently, but it happens to all kids. Friendships change and I couldn’t have told you why at the time mine did. Sometimes it’s literally physical growth. One kid earlier than another is propelled into a different physical space. They don’t want to play with Nerf guns anymore. It’s also the rise of self-consciousness. I think of 9 and 10, even 11, as a halcyon time for girls in particular, when everything seems possible — I’m going to be an astronaut, the president — without their bodies being complicated things. When you reach puberty, it’s a time of great complication. You’ve got to deal with your period, or acne, or boobs. You’re too heavy or too skinny. Your body becomes this mysterious obstacle. That self-consciousness that only a year or two before seemed to offer you the world now tells you that you have no place in it, that you’re not right in all these ways. Hence the obsessive normalizing. The odds of you and your best friend experiencing these changes in the same way seem pretty slight. It’s as unlikely as finding a great therapist the first time.GAZETTE: With kids and work, how do you write?MESSUD: Getting a project underway is like getting a plane off the ground. It’s challenging to find the sustained time to get something started. Once the plane’s in the air, it goes faster or slower, but it goes. But getting it off the ground each time, that’s the hardest part. When you’re setting out, you need time to focus only on the work itself. There’s this magpie aspect. You take these different elements — a snippet of conversation, a character, a memory, an idea, a place — and you put them together. With “The Burning Girl,” some core of the story dates from my youth — a kernel that haunted me for years, even before I wrote “The Emperor’s Children.” For a long time, I didn’t have a way in, but living again these adolescent years and being witness to my daughter’s and nieces’ experience of that time, I had more access to the story I wanted to tell. Some of the process involves research. But sometimes, too, life presents you with what you need.Interview was edited for clarity and length.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. An Act of God Related Shows Praise be! An Act of God opens officially at Broadway’s Studio 54 on May 28. The show stars Emmy winner Jim Parsons as the titular deity. The comedy was written by God (sure) and has been transcribed by David Javerbaum, who also collaborated with the Holy Father on The Last Testament: A Memoir. Joe Mantello directs.To celebrate the sacred occasion, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson” penned this sketch of the Great White Way’s holy trinity. Move over, Sistine Chapel. Front and center is the Almighty Himself (as portrayed by Parsons), as well as Tim Kazurinsky and Christopher Fitzgerald as His angels Gabriel and Michael.Happy opening to the cast of An Act of God! Sending you all the Praise Hands emoji. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 2, 2015
The State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry and the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) have agreed to join forces to ensure the government’s priority projects continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the cooperation, which was signed by SOEs Minister Erick Thohir and BKPM chairman Bahlil Lahadalia in Jakarta on Monday, the two agencies agreed to help each other in realizing the government’s projects, including those carried out by the country’s state-owned companies.The SOE Ministry and the BKPM agreed, for example, to exchange information and data related to investment projects, as well as to ease the issuance of required permits so that the projects could be implemented according to the plan.The two institutions also agreed to a joint promotion to promote investments that could involve the state-owned companies… Google Forgot Password ? Indonesia investment SOEMinistry BKPM MoU cooperation license priority-projects SOEs Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Log in with your social account Linkedin
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 14, 2017 Healthcare, National Issues, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, which represents more than 217,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, sent a letter to the Pennsylvania congressional delegation outlining principles that must be included in any changes to the healthcare system.You can read the full letter here.Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association released the following joint statement:“Nurses are on the frontlines of our healthcare system and they know the devastating impact a repeal of the Affordable Care Act without an immediate and carefully-considered replacement could have on millions of Americans. The ACA has allowed for Medicaid expansion to provide more than 700,000 Pennsylvanians with access to health insurance. It has also made life-saving treatments available to nearly 124,000 Pennsylvanians who suffer from substance abuse.“More than one million hardworking Pennsylvanians will be left in limbo without a proper replacement for the ACA. In turn, these individuals may not be able to carry insurance. This will impact already-strained emergency rooms, as well as exacerbate our nation’s nursing shortage and understaffed hospitals. Amidst the opioid epidemic, thousands of citizens will lose access to treatment because they cannot afford out-of-pocket costs. Indeed, Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable populations will suffer from service cuts with the erosion of federal funding to Medicaid.“Our healthcare system must ensure universal access to a standard package of essential healthcare services for all citizens and residents and optimize primary, community-based, and preventive services while supporting the cost-effective use of innovative, technology-driven, acute, hospital-based services. It must encourage mechanisms to stimulate economic use of healthcare services while supporting those who do not have the means to share costs and ensure a sufficient supply of skilled workforce dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare services.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Joins Pennsylvania Nurses in Asking PA Delegation to Prioritize Quality, Affordable Healthcare
June 19, 2018 Economy, Education, Jobs That Pay, PAsmart, Press Release, Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of an apprenticeship grant to the School District of Philadelphia to assist with the costs of its apprenticeship program for plumbers and electricians, enabling the district to strengthen its apprenticeship programs and put career and technical education students on career pathways within the school district. The funding will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities for Pennsylvanians.“Apprenticeship programs like the School District of Philadelphia’s are vital tools for empowering workers,” Governor Wolf said. “This program in particular is so innovative because it addresses the needs of both students and the school district. Most importantly, it strengthens the local workforce and puts students on good-paying career pathways in the trades.”The grant will provide $45,000 over three years to support the School District of Philadelphia’s apprenticeship program to train plumbers and electricians. The goal of the program is to train students in skilled trades and then employ them within the school district once fully trained. This not only puts students on good-paying, reliable career pathways, but it also enables the school district to address its vacant maintenance positions across the district and increase its effectiveness in addressing critical repairs. Apprentices are required to complete 8,000 hours on-the-job training and 576 hours of classroom training over a 4-year period. Upon completion of the program, apprentices will become certified mechanics of their trade and are guaranteed full-time employment with the School District of Philadelphia. This funding will support the training of three electrician apprentices and two plumber apprentices.“This grant will help support the training and development of our Maintenance Apprenticeship Program, putting our graduates on a path to steady employment right here within the School District,” said Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia. “It further enables us to build and retain a sustainable workforce of highly-needed, trained employees, and supports our mission to provide strong school-facing support and customer service. We appreciate the support from the Wolf Administration as we work to strengthen this important program and enhance opportunities for graduates.”Apprenticeships are a key component of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart proposal designed to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce. As part of the governor’s 2018-2019 budget proposal, PAsmart would improve coordination across commonwealth agencies and invest $50 million to improve access for Pennsylvania students and workers to education, training, and career readiness programs. That investment includes an additional $7 million to support apprenticeships, with the goal of doubling the number of registered apprentices in Pennsylvania by 2025. Working collaboratively with the business community, community colleges, and other higher education providers, funds will support youth pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship experiences as well as adult apprenticeship programs at the postsecondary level.PAsmart would also build on the Wolf Administration’s Apprenticeship Training Office (ATO) which the administration established in 2016 to support and expand registered apprenticeship programs statewide. Since the ATO was created in early 2016, the office has registered 107 new sponsors and 149 new apprenticeship programs or occupations, bringing the total number of registered apprentices to 15,476 statewide.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to workforce development, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces New Student Apprenticeship Opportunities with the School District of Philadelphia
<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Brevard County’s Official Save Our Indian River Lagoon has just released a very interesting video about the Cocoa Beach dredging program in Florida. In the video, Cocoa Beach Project Manager, Wayne Carragino, discusses about the muck removal project in the canals of Cocoa Beach, explaining the challenges and benefits of this project that will remove 2,455 pounds of nitrogen and 366 pounds of phosphorus from polluting the lagoon.According to the City of Cocoa Beach’s latest project update, Phase IIb of the dredging work will be starting within the next month.Phase IIb consists of the dredging operations on the last twelve remaining residential canals, permitted by USACE. These twelve canals are located in the center portion of the city.The projected completion date for Phase IIb is November 13, 2020.
194 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Photo credit: andrewjbrown.blogspot.comToday’s Gospel presents us with different images of the Kingdom. Each image in its own way says something significant about how we must imagine the Kingdom. It is, first, like a field, says Jesus, in which good seed is sowed but where an evil person sows darnel (a type of weed). In their early stages of growth, wheat and darnel were difficult to distinguish, with the result that in rooting out darnel you ran the risk of uprooting wheat. ‘Let them grow together,’ says the Master of the field, ‘until harvest time.’ Then the separation will take place. The darnel will be burnt and the wheat reaped and stored away.The early Church read this parable as a warning about the dangers of judging who was in the kingdom and who wasn’t. Such judgments often mistook wheat for darnel and darnel for wheat. You couldn’t tell very often who belonged where. As St. Augustine said, some of those who are out are in, and some of those in are out. Judgment should be left to the Lord.Judge not, Jesus also said in the Sermon on the Mount. We do have to judge others at times, of course, especially if we are in positions of authority. Every parent judges; so does every manager. What the prescription warns against is judging a person’s entire life. It’s difficult to pass judgment on a person’s life, for the very obvious reason that we never have all the facts. And yet how casually we often summarize people as if we did. Sometimes a look does it, a raised eyebrow, or a nod – and a person’s entire life is dismissed.The imagery of wheat and darnel can be applied in other ways. For instance, all young people have faults. There’s also, as we know, in the young a great deal of idealism and generosity. Every young person also goes through upheaval of some sort as part of growing up. The difficulty a parent or someone in responsibility has is knowing what things time will take care of and what things require intervention now. Not every fault is an occasion for intervention. Sometimes one has to live with faults or tolerate them, because if you intervene too quickly or too harshly you will negatively affect or endanger other qualities. What one has to say is what the master of the field says: let them grow together. Sorting out will come later. Often the young themselves, as they grow older and more mature, will progressively uproot the darnel, when they can distinguish more clearly what is harmful to their lives and what is not.The field in the image can also be taken to be the life of every person who reads or hears the passage. None of us is all goodness. We all have faults of one kind or another, shortcomings and weaknesses. Both goodness and its opposite are in each of us, coexisting, indeed, interpenetrating, and the Lord says about that situation too: let them grow together. There is a great deal of forbearance in that expression, a great deal of hope for what we may yet become, i.e. persons from whom an abundant harvest is always possible.Let me say finally just a word about the third image of the mustard seed. This, of course, is meant to underline the truth that small or inauspicious beginnings have powerful results. The community Jesus spoke the parable to, the small band of apostles and disciples, was one such beginning, which has grown into the major spiritual and civilizing force. But one need not think only in Church terms. Many significant modern achievements have been the fruit of the work of one individual. Modern South Africa, for instance, is incomprehensible without the contribution of Nelson Mandela. There were solidarity protests of different kinds around the world, of course, and they had their effect. But even those protests were inspired by that single life. The same is true of civil rights in the US. All the benefits that are taken for granted by black persons today in the US would not have been possible without the life and energy of MLK. Sometimes when we look at the world – the big one out there or the one just around us – and see how formidable the obstacles to improvement seem, we tend to say to ourselves: what can one person do? The answer to that is that significant human achievement has rarely if ever been the work of a committee. I remember being abroad when Cardinal Basil Hume passed away in London, and I read where all the churches in Britain, not only ours, thought they had lost someone who belonged to them, not to Catholics alone. The example of his holiness, intelligence and humility was a beacon in a land where God to many people is more dead than alive. Such is the possible range of influence of one person.Let us then pray at Mass this weekend to be patient with ourselves and other people, as God is patient with us, and continues to have hope for a harvest from our lives. Let us also pray that we may not look upon our individual lives as insignificant. A mustard seed grows into a tree of stature and height. Great things can issue from small and insignificant beginnings.By: Father Henry Charles Ph.d Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Wheat, darnel and mustard seed by: – July 16, 2011
LEBANON, Ore. (Aug. 15) – Saturday went down in history as the first race of the 2020 season at the Willamette Speedway with drivers from all over Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada competing. In the IMCA Modified main event, Justin Cady led early before a dizzying six lead changes. Bricen James, Travis Peery and Grey Ferrando all took turns at the front. Peery navigated his way back into the lead on lap 33 and held on for the rest of the distance. Kevin Williamson was the runner-up. James was second while Washington traveler Tyson Blood placed third. Domination was the keyword in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Doug Coffman set a wicked pace and was practically in his own area code over the rest of the pack. It was Coffman’s second win of 2020.