THORACIC SURGEON

first_imgAnticipated Begin Date: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) We are recruiting an exceptional, board-eligible or certifiedthoracic surgeon to join our dynamic and growing Division ofCardiothoracic Surgery. We are looking for candidates with ademonstrated track record of clinical excellence and academiccontributions. The department provides a robust infrastructure ofservices. A competitive salary and benefit package is provided,including generous academic support. UW-Madison is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellencethrough diversity and encourage all qualified individuals toapply. Principal Duties: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Applications Open: Feb 13 2019 Central Standard TimeApplications Close: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Degree and Area of Specialization: Work Type: This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL# 97652;please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two positionvacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health toconsider candidates with both tenure-track faculty credentials andnon-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position. Institutional Statement on Diversity: Cory [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Employment Class: Additional Information: The Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery isseeking a Thoracic Surgeon to join our dynamic and growing ThoracicSurgery practice. The successful candidate will have an MD orequivalent, have completed an accredited cardiothoracic fellowship,be board certified/eligible in thoracic surgery, and be eligiblefor a Wisconsin medical license. The incumbent will be expected toplay a dynamic role in the expansion of the Thoracic program. Thesuccessful candidate must be academically-oriented and will have afocus on a clinical practice in general thoracic surgery deliveringhigh-quality patient care, development of a scholarly clinical orbasic science research program, and teaching medical students,residents, and fellows. Expertise in minimally invasive techniques(VATS and/or robotics) and a willingness to participate in our lungtransplant and ECMO programs are mandatory. In addition to teachingmedical students and general surgery residents, the new departmentmember will instruct fellows in our ACGME-approved traditionalcardiothoracic training program. This position is expected to workwith colleagues in the Department of Surgery and throughout theMedical School and University to develop productive researchrelationships, which result in national presentations andpublications. The successful candidate will also participate inprofessional, public, and university service. Department(s): Instructions to Applicants: WI Medical License or eligible for is required.Board eligible or certified in Cardiothoracic Surgeryrequired. Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% Appointment Type, Duration:center_img PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANTPROFESSOR(C40NN) The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Contact: Please select “”. You will be required to upload a CV and CoverLetter.The deadline for assuring full consideration is March 18, 2019,however, positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. A539782-MEDICAL SCHOOL/SURGERY/CARDIOTHORACIC MARCH 23, 2019 Job no: 97653-FAWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/SURGERY/CARDIOTHORACICLocation: MadisonCategories: Instructional, Research, Scientific Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. 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CRISPR bombshell Chinese researcher claims to have created geneedited twins

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Country By Dennis NormileNov. 26, 2018 , 1:10 PM CRISPR bombshell: Chinese researcher claims to have created gene-edited twins He told The Associated Press (AP) that he altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting thus far. In each case, the father was infected with HIV; the mothers were HIV-negative. He’s goal was to introduce a rare, natural genetic variation that makes it more difficult for HIV to infect its favorite target, white blood cells. Specifically, He deleted a region of a receptor on the surface of white blood cells known as CCR5 using the revolutionary genome-editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9.According to the AP report, He was not trying to prevent transmission of HIV from the father’s sperm to the embryo, a highly unlikely event. The risk of transmission drops even lower when the sperm is washed before insemination through in vitro fertilization, as occurred here. Rather, He said he wanted to protect the babies from infection later in life.The International Summit on Human Genome Editing begins here on Tuesday and many researchers, ethicists, and policymakers attending the meeting first learned of He’s claim through media reports. Organizers of the conference told reporters at a pre-event briefing they were awaiting further details.Scientists are investigating the use of CRISPR-Cas9 as a treatment for many genetic diseases, such as muscular dystrophy and sickle cell anemia. One long-running study in HIV-infected adults has crippled CCR5 with another genome-editing technology, and a similar study is underway in China with CRISPR. But these cases involved gene editing of so-called somatic cells that are not passed on to the patient’s children. He reportedly went a step further, altering the genome in early stage embryos, which would affect sperm and eggs—the germ line—and make the change heritable. Such work is effectively barred in the United States and many other countries. Whether it fits within China’s regulatory environment is not clear.He is scheduled to speak at the summit on gene editing on Wednesday, but organizers were unsure whether he planned to discuss his experiment. He put a series of videos on YouTube to justify the experiment and explain how it was done. He also invited viewers to send comments to his lab and to the two babies, named Lula and Nana.Yet many scientists say the experiment was premature and the potential benefits not worth the risk. “The underlying purpose of doing the experiment was obviously to show that they could do gene editing on an embryo, but the purpose for the party involved does not make any sense,” says Anthony Fauci, an HIV/AIDS researcher who heads the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland. “There are so many ways to adequately, efficiently, and definitively protect yourself against HIV that the thought of editing the genes of an embryo to get to an effect that you could easily do in so many other ways in my mind is unethical.”Pablo Tebas, a clinical researcher at the University of Pennsylvania who led a small study that crippled CCR5 in HIV-infected adults using what’s known as zinc finger technology, similarly denounced the embryo alteration. “The experiment is not medically justified,” said Tebas, who noted that CCR5 mutants are not benign as people are more susceptible to serious consequences from West Nile infections. “Hopefully these kids will not have any health problems,” he says.“Gene editing itself is experimental and is still associated with off-target mutations, capable of causing genetic problems early and later in life, including the development of cancer,” Julian Savulescu, an ethicist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, said in a statement released today by the U.K. Science Media Centre. “This experiment exposes healthy normal children to risks of gene editing for no real necessary benefit,” he says. Sarah Chan, a bioethicist at the University of Edinburgh, worries that the premature use of gene editing prior to consideration of social aspects of the work “threatens to jeopardize the relationship between science and society … and might potentially set the global development of valuable therapies back by years.”CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, notes that the work has not been published and urged caution in a statement released today. However, “Assuming that independent analysis confirms today’s news, this work reinforces the urgent need to confine the use of gene editing in human embryos to settings where a clear unmet medical need exists, and where no other medical approach is a viable option, as recommended by the National Academy of Sciences,” Doudna wrote.Apparently anticipating the criticism, He boldly proclaimed in one of this videos that his group has reflected deeply on how to help families facing risks of genetic diseases. “We believe ethics are on our side of history,” says He, who calls the term “designer babies” an epithet.Richard Hynes, a cancer researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge who co-chaired the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report that Doudna referred to, says it laid out “stringent conditions” that should be met before undertaking genome editing: There had to be a serious, unmet medical need; the effort should be well-monitored and with sufficient follow-up; and there had to be informed consent of the parents.He adds that the United Kingdom’s Nuffield Council on Bioethics’s report on human genome editing, released in July, reached similar conclusions. “All these questions need to be looked into when we hear what he’s actually done,” Hynes says. Alta Charo, a bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, notes that the National Academies report does mention CCR5 as a potential target of gene editing. Whether the current experiment is justified “comes down to a risk-benefit analysis,” she says.With reporting by Jon Cohen. Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo center_img HONG KONG, CHINA—On the eve of an international summit here on genome editing, a Chinese researcher has shocked many by claiming to have altered the genomes of twin baby girls born this month in a way that will pass the modification on to future generations. The alteration is intended to make the children’s cells resistant to infection by HIV, says the scientist, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China.The claim—yet to be reported in a scientific paper—initiated a firestorm of criticism today, with some scientists and bioethicists calling the work “premature,” “ethically problematic,” and even “monstrous.” The Chinese Society for Cell Biology issued a statement calling the research “a serious violation of the Chinese government’s laws and regulations and the consensus of the Chinese scientific community.” And He’s university issued a statement saying it has launched an investigation into the research, which it says may “seriously violate academic ethics and academic norms.”Other scientists, meanwhile, asked to see details of the experiment and its justification before passing judgment. 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