Associate/Full Professor of Epidemiology (68529)

first_imgThe Department of Epidemiology ( http://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida seeks qualified applicants for afull-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month tenure or non-tenure track facultymember at the Associate or Full Professor level. This is anexciting opportunity to join a growing department that hasexpertise in cutting edge areas including substance abuse and HIV,genetic epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, psychiatricepidemiology, data science, and infectious and chronic diseaseepidemiology.The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence inteaching, mentoring, and research conducted in a dynamic academichealth center environment. The successful candidate will beexpected to contribute both collaboratively and independently toexternally funded research. Tenure track faculty will be principalinvestigators of extramurally funded research projects. Non-tenuretrack faculty will typically be focused on collaborative researchas co-investigators. In addition, the successful candidate will beexpected to teach courses that support the epidemiology and publichealth programs and will also contribute to service through studentmentorship and committee service.The Department of Epidemiology is strategically situated within theCollege of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and theCollege of Medicine. Faculty members are jointly appointed tocreate synergies and collective strength, resulting in acompetitive research profile and highly trained students whoreceive exceptional exposure to diverse expertise. Our faculty andstudents have received numerous national awards in research andmentoring and are committed to excellence in training. Thedepartment offers an epidemiology PhD, Master of Science, andconcentration in the MPH program. It is also home to two NationalInstitutes of Health Training grants. Faculty members are stronglysupported by our college level instructional design team for coursedevelopment and delivery and by our research core for grantdevelopment and submission.The University of Florida ( www.ufl.edu ) is a comprehensiveresearch-extensive university that includes a full range ofacademic departments and programs. The College of Public Health andHealth Professions ( www.phhp.ufl.edu ) is part of theUniversity’s Health Science Center. The UF Health Science Center (https://ufhealth.org/about-us )is comprised of six health-related colleges located on a single,contiguous campus. They include the colleges of Dentistry,Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions,and Veterinary Medicine. The Health Science Center also partnerswith the immediately adjacent UF Health Shands Hospital, the MalcomRandall VA Medical Center, and the UF Health Science CenterRegional campus located in Jacksonville, FL. Additional majorinstitutes and centers located at the University of Florida includethe Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Institute of Child HealthPolicy, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Genetics Institute, theClinical and Translational Science Institute and the McKnight BrainInstitute, all of which provide state-of-the-art environments andaccess to large data sets for faculty collaboration.Minimum required: Doctoral degree in Epidemiology or relatedfield.Preferred qualifications: Candidates should have a record ofacademic accomplishments, independent grant funding, scholarlyrecognition, teaching excellence, and leadership responsibilitiesto warrant appointment at the level of professor or associateprofessor.Qualified applicants should submit an application, which includes aCV, a letter that describes research and career interests, andcontact information for three references. All applicants shoulddiscuss their commitment to, accomplishments in, and future plansfor enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the educationalspace, workplace, and in the profession of epidemiology.Application review will begin immediately and will continue untilposition is filled.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/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.#category=40The 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

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Notre Dame decides not to host the scheduled presidential debate in September

first_img Facebook Google+ Twitter Notre Dame decides not to host the scheduled presidential debate in September CoronavirusIndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ By Tommie Lee – July 28, 2020 5 582 WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest By Eccekevin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons The University of Notre Dame has announced that they will not be hosting the scheduled Presidential Debate planned for September.University President The Reverend John Jenkins made the announcement Monday afternoon. Notre Dame had been scheduled to host the first of the 2020 presidential debates on September 29.Jenkins said he made the difficult decision after consulting with Dr. Mark Fox, the St. Joseph County Deputy Health Officer, and with the unanimous support of the Executive Committee of the school’s Board of Trustees.Notre Dame has hosted six presidents at commencement ceremonies through the years, but this would have been the University’s first presidential debate. Twitter Previous articleAARP: Social isolation over time has devastating negative consequenceNext articleVeto override to get Mayor Mueller to issue State of Emergency regarding homeless fails Tommie Leelast_img read more

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Criminal Proceedings: Blatter calls for Infantino’s suspension

first_img Loading… Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has called for his successor, Gianni Infantino, to be suspended by the global football governing body after criminal proceedings were opened against him in Switzerland. The Swiss authorities said on Thursday (July 30) that proceedings had been launched against the current Fifa boss by a special prosecutor looking into meetings he had with then Swiss Attorney-General Michael Lauber. Lauber, who resigned last week, and Infantino have both denied wrongdoing. “For me, the situation is clear, that the Fifa ethics committee has to open a case against Mr Infantino and so it has to suspend him,” Blatter said in a statement to Reuters.Advertisement read also: Swiss special prosecutor opens criminal proceedings against FIFA president Blatter himself was suspended and later banned by Fifa’s ethics committee after he became the subject of criminal proceedings in Switzerland in 2015. The investigation is still ongoing and the 84-year-old, who has denied wrongdoing, has not been charged. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holeslast_img read more

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NGT junks plea against illegal operation of water supply tankers

first_imgNEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday refused to entertain a plea highlighting the issue of illegal operation of water supply tankers in the national capital without being registered with the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and valid consent for extraction of ground water.A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the petition lacks material and it simply alleges corruption is taking place without stating specific instances. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe tribunal was hearing a plea filed by environment activist Vikrant Tongad claiming that there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of water supply tankers operating in Delhi. “While Delhi Jal Board sends around 900 water tankers everyday to supply water to households, there are more than twice as many private and unregistered water tankers that are traversing through the NCT of Delhi, where there is no level of regulation with regard to where they are sourcing their water from or to whom it is being supplied,” it had said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe plea had said that there is no check on the quality of the water being delivered for drinking purpose, which is a big risk to the lives of citizens. “The increase in the number of private water tankers has given birth to a ‘water tanker mafia’, which has been responsible for drilling roughly over 2,00,000 bore wells for the purpose of extracting ground water,” it had said. Referring to an RTI response, Tongad had said that there were a total of 163 government water tankers in the North West district out of which not a single water tanker has been registered.last_img read more

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Jean Drapeaus personal collection may provide clues to his thoughts on Olympic

first_imgMONTREAL – Before his death in 1999, former Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau repeatedly said he would respond to a report critical of cost overruns at the 1976 Olympics.But Drapeau, who was 83 when he died, never did end up writing his reaction to the Malouf commission report, which said he “must assume the greater part of the blame” for the runaway costs.But clues into how the late mayor might have responded may have been found in a copy of the four-volume document that belonged to Drapeau.It was among the photo albums, letters and Drapeau speeches acquired by Christopher Lyons, the chief librarian of rare books at McGill University.He says he was led to the collection by accident last September at a Montreal antiquarian book fair, where he first spotted a red photo album with pictures of the Olympic Stadium being built.The dealer told him he had other items at his store from Drapeau’s library, which had been sold by the family.“That’s where I saw a bunch of the other stuff I ended up acquiring, including things like the Malouf report with Drapeau’s annotations in it,” Lyons said in a recent interview.He said it was the report’s first volume, with a summary of the commission’s findings that was the most heavily annotated.“Multiple lines in the margins look almost like they were done angrily,” Lyons said. “This looks like someone who is really reacting — maybe even arguing wih the text.”Lyons said Drapeau, who was mayor between 1954 and 1957, and 1960 and 1986, underlined in either pen or or pencil the first part of the Malouf report which put the majority of the blame on him.But the part where the city administration was blamed, Drapeau underlined that in red.“I find that fascinating because I think it’s the only part that’s ever in red in the whole thing,” Lyons added.The librarian said the red highlighting suggests it was Drapeau’s way of indicating the massive Olympic cost overruns were not all his fault.The 908-page report pointed a finger at the City of Montreal’s administration at the time. It focused on Gerard Niding, the then-Montreal executive committee chairman.The report said Niding’s manner of awarding Olympic contracts definitely placed him in a conflict-of-interest situation.Lyons said Drapeau also highlighted the various Olympic cost estimates which showed them gradually climbing to $1.6 billion. In 1970, the estimate was $120 million and Drapeau once even promised the Olympics could no more have a deficit than a man could have a baby.“He circles all the figures, except for that last number . . . it’s almost like he’s saying, ‘We’ll downplay that’.”But Lyons also pointed out there were no written comments in the margins or anywhere in Drapeau’s annotated copy of the report.Sam Boskey, a member of the opposition party during Drapeau’s last term as mayor, says questions about the Olympic debt continued to be raised quite regularly.At one point, members of the Montreal Citizens Movement gave Drapeau a cake during one of the anniversaries of the Malouf report.“We presented him during question period in council with a birthday cake in the shape of a typewriter, suggesting that maybe he was missing the typewriter on which to write his response,” Boskey said.The former city councillor said Drapeau ordered the guards to take the cake out and it was placed in the councillors’ lounge.“Within a half an hour someone had destroyed it,” said Boskey, who sat in opposition from 1982 to 1986.He said Drapeau never really felt he was accountable to city council.“He was of the style that felt the administration was elected to rule and there would be elections now and then,” Boskey said. “But between elections he didn’t want to be disturbed.”Arnold Bennett, a member of the Montreal Citizens Movement during the 1970s, in the period leading up to the Olympics, says it was hard to nail Drapeau down.“Basically, it was either dodge it or refuse to answer . . .you know, kind of like (Donald) Trump — except that much sneakier.”Bennett said Drapeau was “absolutely a dictator. . . who was very authoritarian (and) who wanted to impose his way of thinking — without opposition.”last_img read more

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Rollins rows still Freedom of Information passed headed to Senate

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 9, 2017 – The Freedom of Information Bill is now passed by the House of Assembly; the members got the job done last night, says a media report.  Despite the stride and the commendation for the PLP Administration on finally tabling the Bill, Member of Parliament for Ft. Charlotte, Andre Rollins chided the government and called it a bogus attempt at transparency.Dr. Rollins said the government was not serious about freedom of information, offering as his evidence that some 206 Parliamentary Questions remain unanswered by the PLP Government.   Several of the PLP Members stood on points of order, as MP Rollins tried to dash the seriousness of the bill and exposed loopholes in the draft legislation.The PLP defector also said the Bill gives too much power to the executive branch of government, and makes the process of appealing a refusal of information too expensive.   Dr. Rollins also believes the penalties are too lenient and he labeled the FOIA worthless because there remains no campaign finance legislation to regulate donations to political parties.The bill was still passed and moves now to the Senate for debate.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Guardiola reveals how Laporte gives Man City an edge over their

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes that a left-footed defender in Aymeric Laporte gives them an attacking edge over their rivalsLaporte, who arrived at the Etihad Stadium in January from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record transfer fee, has established himself as a key member of the City squad.Expect for the Carabao Cup fixtures, Laporte has started in all of City’s games this season with some solid displays at the back as the Citizens chase even more glory.And Guardiola feels that, as a naturally left-sided player, Laporte can distribute the ball much quicker from the back of the pitch.“First of all his level. In today’s training session, for example, he was so focused, but I would say the same with Vincent [Kompany], John [Stones] and Nico [Otamendi],” Guardiola told reporters on the club website.“But especially because he is left-footed playing on the left side. He gives us an alternative for the build-up, quicker and faster than the other ones with the right [foot].“When you receive the ball to the right you have to go inside because you go to the right foot.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“On the left, you go to that side. So that helps us to create this build-up and [another] build-up. With the right, it’s always [the same build-up]. It’s a little bit more complicated.“That would be one of the reasons why.”The Catalan coach also feels that Laporte’s lack of action for France will only benefit City as it means he will have more chances for rest over the course of the campaign.“[Laporte] is not going to play all season all the minutes, but he doesn’t go to the national team, he has a break for two weeks,” Guardiola added. “This period he’s fitter and can play regularly.“When the international break is finishing come December, January, February, of course, everyone is going to play.”City will face Tottenham at Wembley tonight at 21:00 (CEST), where they will hope to collect all three points and reclaim top spot in the Premier League from Liverpool.last_img read more

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Physicists offer countermeasure to new quantum eavesdropping attack

first_img Quantum eavesdropper steals quantum keys In the attack, Eve sends light pulses of one of four polarizations (horizontal, vertical, +45°, or -45°) to blind three of Bob’s four detectors, each of which can detect one type of polarization. If a detection event occurs, then Eve knows it had to have happened in the detector that can detect the polarization opposite from that which she used. For example, if she sends out pulses with vertical polarization, the detectors corresponding to vertical, +45°, and -45° will see the light, while the horizontal detector won’t. So all detectors except the horizontal one are blind. If a click occurs in Bob’s following time window, it can only have happened in the horizontal detector. In this way, Eve can gain information about the key bits being sent to Bob’s detectors. By tuning the intensity of the blinding pulses, Eve can tune information about the key. In experiments, the scientists demonstrated that dim pulses containing only a few photons can determine almost all of the key (in this case, the emblem of the University of Munich). On average, an eavesdropper needs fewer than 20 photons per binding pulse to gather over 98% of the key information. Since the error between Alice and Bob does not increase during the attack, they are not aware of the eavesdropper’s presence.As simple as this attack is, the scientists explain that a defense against it is even simpler. Bob could monitor the status of his single-photon detectors to ensure that the detection efficiency has not been compromised. When generating their shared key, Alice and Bob would only use detection events in which all detectors were active. So even if Eve had been blinding Bob’s detectors and intercepting the key bits, those bits would not end up being used, and the attack would fail.“In my opinion, actual systems can generally never be proven to be secure,” Weier told PhysOrg.com. “In this respect, QKD isn’t better than its classical counterpart. But scientists are working on bridging the gap between theoretic models and real systems. Ideally one can build a provably secure model that describes the actual QKD system including all (known) implementation imperfections. If the theoretic model gave some bounds with regard to the imperfections, one would get as close to perfect security as possible.” Citation: Physicists offer countermeasure to new quantum eavesdropping attack (2011, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-physicists-countermeasure-quantum-eavesdropping.html Using the “dead time” attack, Eve can recover Alice and Bob’s secret key, the emblem of the University of Munich, without being detected. The figure shows the results of Eve’s attacks using low (bottom left), medium (bottom center) and high (bottom right) blinding pulse intensities. Image copyright: Henning Weier, et al. ©2011 IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore furthercenter_img More information: Henning Weier, et al. “Quantum eavesdropping without interception: an attack exploiting the dead time of single-photon detectors.” New Journal of Physics 13 (2011) 073024. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/13/7/073024 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — As early communications systems using quantum cryptography become commercially available, physicists have been investigating new types of security attacks in an effort to defend against them. In a recent study, researchers have identified and demonstrated a new, highly effective way to eavesdrop on a quantum key distribution (QKD) system that involves blinding the receiver’s detector during the “dead time” of single-photon detectors. For the first time, the eavesdropper does not even have to intercept the quantum channel to compromise the system’s security, making this attack technologically very simple. The physicists, Henning Weier from the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich and Qutools GmbH in Munich, and coauthors, have published their study on the new quantum eavesdropping attack, along with a countermeasure to prevent it, in a recent issue of the New Journal of Physics.In QKD systems, two communicating users (Alice and Bob) produce a secret key of qubits, and then use that key to encrypt and decrypt messages. If an eavesdropper (Eve) can uncover this key without being caught, she too can decrypt the messages.As the physicists explain, theoretical proofs have shown that the ideal QKD protocol is completely secure; that is, the amount of information that an eavesdropper can steal can be quantified and made negligibly small. If Eve were to attack the system, Alice and Bob could detect her presence due to the high error rate, and no secure key will be made. However, when QKD systems are implemented in practice, they can be vulnerable to certain types of attacks, depending on the hardware used.The attack described here could be used to intercept the key as Alice and Bob are creating it together. This scheme and similar ones work in almost any QKD system since they exploit a feature common to almost all single-photon detectors, which is the dead time. After a detection event, single-photon detectors are rendered inactive for a period of time that can range from less than a nanosecond to a few tens of microseconds. During this dead time, detectors cannot detect incoming photons.Taking advantage of this dead time, Eve can send light pulses into the quantum channel to partially blind Bob’s (the receiver’s) photon detectors. Timing these pulses is critical, since they must be sent shortly before Bob’s “time window.” As the scientists explained, Bob knows roughly when the photons from Alice should arrive, and accounts for only those photons that come during a narrow time interval around the expected arrival time. The time window allows Bob to filter out background photons (especially during the day) and reduce the error rate significantly. In this case, however, Eve can take advantage of this time window to prevent Bob from noticing her pulses.last_img read more

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