Clinical Co-Director, Cardiovascular Medicine (3-309-1019)

first_imgThe Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School ofMedicine invites nominations and applications for a clinicalcardiologist to co-direct our Cardiovascular Medicine Division.This position will be responsible for the overall clinicaldirection of the Division and for fostering highly collaborativeefforts with our clinical partners across the University ofMaryland Medical System.Successful candidates will focus on service lines to enhance thelocal, regional and national reputation of the division and willgrow procedure volumes and market share for cardiology patientservices. Ideal candidates will possess outstanding clinical skillswith a strong commitment and experience in patient care andteaching, as well as a history of successful clinical research. Weexpect that this position will participate in all aspects of theclinical cardiology programs at the University of Maryland MedicalCenter (downtown and midtown campuses) and the Baltimore VA MedicalCenter, and also anticipate that this position will encourage andpromote commercialization of technology, as well as increaseclinical research activities.Qualifications :This position requires a MD degree from a recognized accrediteduniversity (or foreign equivalent) and successful fellowshiptraining in cardiovascular medicine. Candidates must also beeligible for an unrestricted Maryland medical license and be boardcertified in cardiovascular medicine.We offer competitive salary and benefits, including medical/dentalbenefits, disability plans, retirement plans, and more! TheBaltimore-Washington DC area is a highly desirable area to live inwith good school systems and outstanding entertainment andrecreational opportunities – all within driving distance. Visit ourcampus at and ourdivision at: Baltimore City information, please visit: faculty rank is Associate Professor or higher, however,final rank, tenure status and salary will be commensurate withselected candidate’s experience. When applying, please submit acurrent CV, brief description of career plans and goals, andcontact information of four references. For additional questionsafter application, please email [email protected]last_img read more

Press release: New UK help to protect millions at risk from deadly airstrikes in North West Syria

first_img support four health centres and two mobile health clinics in Idlib by providing doctors, nurses, midwives, medicine and medical equipment to treat people fleeing fighting; provide psychological support to protect women and children suffering from trauma, distress and other mental health conditions; provide 3200 dignity kits for women and 5000 kits for children in Idlib; provide support staff to ensure the most vulnerable people can access essential services and are legally protected, including by helping them access civil documents such as birth and marriage certificates; and provide one-off cash transfers to the most vulnerable families fleeing into Idlib so that they can essentials such as food, water and fuel for heat. For more information on the UK’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, visit: Alistair Burt is a Minister of State at both the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The brutal Syrian civil war, now in its eighth year, has already cost an estimated 400,000 lives, with over 11 million people displaced by conflict and causing a severe shortage of food, clean water and healthcare.Britain has been at the forefront of the response to the Syria crisis and already we have delivered 27 million monthly food rations, 10 million relief packages, 10 million vaccines against deadly diseases and 12 million medical consultations for those in need in Syria.Notes to editors The UK government will help protect and assist civilians in North West Syria amid warnings that more than 2.9 million people in Idlib and surrounding areas are at risk of deadly attacks by the Asad regime and its backers.The support announced today (Friday 17 August) by Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt will provide emergency assistance and vital medical support for people sheltering in Idlib. This includes support for four health centres and two mobile health teams, which will travel around the area treating the most vulnerable people.The Minister also announced that UK aid is backing an innovative new technology which provides civilians with early warnings to save lives in communities bombarded by airstrikes.The technology, which has been developed by civilian technology company Hala Systems, works by detecting aircraft using remote sensors and machine-learning algorithms, before sending early warnings to civilians through air raid sirens and social media alerts. Thanks to UK support, it has already warned more than 2 million people and is estimated to have reduced casualties by up to 27% in areas under heavy bombardment.The Minister added that the UK is supporting the UN and other partners on an emergency response plan ahead of an anticipated escalation in the conflict.Speaking today, Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said: Today’s package of UK aid support for North West Syria is part of a wider £10 million new allocation for the UK’s response to the Syria crisis. For security reasons, we cannot name all of our partners delivering aid in Syria. Today’s UK aid package will make sure the most vulnerable can get the medical treatment, food, water and support they so desperately need. But this is not enough. That’s why we’re also funding an innovative early warning system that is proven to reduce civilian casualties from airstrikes. A humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib is avoidable. The UK supports the urgent diplomatic efforts being made by Turkey and the UN. We call on the Syrian regime and its backers, Russia and Iran, to uphold the ceasefire they have agreed, and to respect international humanitarian law. They should also be clear: we will respond appropriately if the Asad regime repeats its appalling use of chemical weapons. The North West of Syria has become a refuge for around 1.9 million displaced people that have fled fighting throughout the country, bringing the region’s total population to around 4 million, 2.9 million of whom are living in Idlib and surrounding areas.There have already been at least 37 attacks on health facilities in the Idlib region so far this year and civilians, aid workers and medical staff fear for their safety.The influx of civilians has stretched scarce resources in the region and tens of thousands are living in tents in crowded camps, with demand for humanitarian assistance being greater than ever before.Today’s UK aid package will also: The UK is a leading donor in the humanitarian response. To date we have committed over £2.71 billion in humanitarian funding to the region. The UK is extremely concerned about escalating military action by Asad and his backers on almost 3 million civilians who have sought shelter in Idlib and surrounding areas. These are people who have suffered through more than 7 years of fighting; many have already been displaced multiple times. Through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, alongside our international partners, the UK has supported Hala Systems, a social enterprise focused on developing innovative technical solutions aimed at helping protect civilian communities caught in conflict, including in Syria.last_img read more

NFF Monitoring Tomori Situation, Says Pinnick

first_imgAmaju Pinnick Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that the federation is monitoring Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, and will not rule out an eventual move to convince the player to switch his allegiance to the Nigerian national team.Tomori, who won the FIFA U20 World Cup for England in 2017 in South Korea, when they defeated Venezuela 1-0, was born in Calgary, Canada to Nigerian parents. The central defender has commanded a regular spot in the Chelsea starting squad under Frank Lampard this season.The 21-year-old player alerted the Nigerian federation to his availability when he declared to a British newspaper that he would consider playing for any of England, Canada and Nigeria.“I’m a citizen of all three (countries) so we’ll see. I was born in Canada and lived there about seven or eight months old. My family is Nigerian, obviously I live in England. It’s nice to have that. I can’t play Under-21 football anymore so the last international break I didn’t get called up to anyone. Next one maybe we’ll see,” he told the Daily Mail.But when contacted over the phone by THISDAY on Wednesday night, Pinnick confirmed Nigeria’s interest in Tomori.He said that the NFF was already doing its homework and had launched a subtle approach to sway the defender to accept the overtures to represent the Super Eagles.Pinnick, however, disclosed that they had been working on the agenda without going about it through the media.The NFF President admitted that the federation had learnt a bitter lesson from the unsuccessful approach they made to Tammy Abraham, few years, when the young striker, who incidentally also plays for Chelsea was faced with the dilemma of choosing between England and Nigeria.Abraham eventually opted for England even though the Nigerian federation wooed the player, in addition to holding talks with his father in London.“I can tell you we are doing something about Fikayo Tomori. But we don’t want to do it in the media. We don’t want this to go wrong like the Tammy Abraham case,” Pinnick disclosed last Wednesday night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more