Postdoctoral Associate – Pediatrics – Dr. Eric Nelson’s Laboratory (55389)

first_imgA postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory ofEric Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. at the Emerging Pathogens Institute,University of Florida. The overall goal of our laboratory is todevelop better methods to improve the care, diagnosis andmanagement of patients during large-scale diarrheal diseaseoutbreaks. Our model system is cholera and our primarycollaborative field sites are in Bangladesh and Haiti. In thefield, our research focuses on identifying and characterizing keyselective pressures that drive disease severity and transmission.At the University of Florida, we test hypotheses derived from thefield studies in animal models of infection and transmission.The current available project lies at the physiologic interfacebetween host and pathogen. Specifically, the first phase ofresearch involves characterizing the microbiota of human diarrhealdisease samples and identifying antimicrobial factors important topathogenesis and transmission (e.g. antibiotics by LC/MS andbacteriophage). Samples will be characterized for markers of smallbowel overgrowth, environmental enteropathy, and innate/ acquiredimmunity dysfunction. Descriptive findings will then be evaluatedfor causation in animal models using genetic manipulations ofpathogens of interest (e.g. Vibrio cholerae). The secondphase will involve two clinical studies. The first is to study theimpact of single-dose antibiotics on the microbiota inside andoutside the gastrointestinal tract during cholera infection. Thesecond study involves assessing a novel point of care diagnosticfor V. cholerae. The clinical studies will requireintermittent field research.The position is available as soon as possible. The position is atleast one year and extension is contingent on satisfactoryperformance. Although this is a funded position, the candidate isencouraged to apply for additional funding.Laboratory information is available at: Ph.D. and at least 3 first-author publications in an indexedjournal are required. A molecular microbiology skill-set AND aninterest in global health are required. Experience with nextgeneration sequencing, bioinformatics (R), immunology, genedeletion/ complementation in bacteria, animal models of infection,project management and field research are desired.Email inquiries using the subject “Post Doc” to Dr. Eric Nelson ([email protected] ) arewelcome; however, applications must be submitted online.Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2019 and willcontinue until a sufficient applicant pool has beenestablished.Applications should include a cover letter/letter of interestincluding a statement of your research accomplishments andinterests, curriculum vitae, and list of three references.Selected candidate will be required to provide three letters ofrecommendation and an official transcript to the hiring departmentupon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if adesignation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned froman education institution outside of the United States are requiredto be evaluated by a professional credentialing service providerapproval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(NACES), which can be found 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.#category=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_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! (Evansville, IN August 15th) The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! coming to the Victory Theatre in Evansville on Wednesday, November 16th at 6pm. Tickets (starting at $25 plus applicable service fees) go on-sale Friday, August 19th at 10am and are available at, 800.745.3000, or the Ford Center Ticket Office.Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel invites the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations.Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.In September 2015, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood was the #2 program across all TV networks for Kids 2-5 and with moms of young children. In addition, it continues to be one of the highest-streamed shows, averaging over 50.5 million streams per month. One million Daniel Tiger books have been published to date, and downloads of the apps, music and episodes continue to rank high on iTunes.The animated TV series has garnered a host of prestigious awards, and most recently was nominated for a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program. This recognition follows a string of additional honors, including a 2015 Parents’ Choice Gold Award and 2014 Prix Jeunesse International Selection as well as the 2013 Kidscreen Award for Best Animated Series in the Preschool Category, and 2013 Cynopsis: Kids! Imagination Award for Preschool Series.PBS KIDS Website: Fred Rogers Company Website: by Mills Entertainment: Producer/Tour Booking: The Brad Simon Organization Inc.: read more

Speech: Reconstruction, reconciliation and representation as the keys to progress in Iraq

first_imgThank you, Mr. President. Let me begin by thanking Special Representative Hennis-Plasschaert for your very thoughtful and comprehensive briefing. I think today’s unanimous adoption of the resolution renewing UNAMI’s mandate shows the strong Council support for your work and for the work of your mission.Mr President, I think it’s significant that this is our first Council meeting on Iraq since the liberation of the last of Daesh-held territory in the region. And whilst as a Security Council I think it’s only natural that at times we tend to focus on the risks and the threats, I do think it’s very important that we also reflect on the significant progress that’s been made in Iraq to date and also that we thank the Iraqi government, the Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi people for the immense sacrifices that they have made in defeating Daesh.Now, whilst the territorial defeat is a very important milestone, the path to reconciliation and stabilisation will be long and complex. Erasing the ideology of Daesh will take time and will require our sustained and collective efforts. In this regard, we recognise the important role that UNAMI continues to play in supporting the government of Iraq and its post-conflict recovery and stabilisation efforts.Looking ahead, the immediate focus must be on ensuring that the conditions that first gave rise to Daesh do not re-emerge again. In the near term, we believe this means focusing on three areas: reconstruction, reconciliation and representation.First, on reconstruction and the provision of basic services, these are clearly essential for Iraq’s long term stability. We’ve all heard the staggering figures mentioned today by Cote d’Ivoire with over 1.75 million Iraqis remaining displaced, unable or unwilling to return to their homes. The governments of Iraq, the UN and the international community should continue to work urgently to address this situation, including by recognising and tackling underlying concerns and through the full implementation of the pledges made at the Kuwait conference on reconstruction, referred to earlier by the Russian Ambassador. Ensuring that all Iraqi citizens are able to access civil documentation must also be a priority, especially for internally displaced children who face disruption to their education.Underpinning all of this is the need for strong state institutions, an inclusive and representative government. In this regard, we support Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi’s efforts to reach agreement in the Council of Representatives to fill the remaining four cabinet positions and to ensure the broadest possible representation of women and minorities in all levels of government.Mr President, second, as Iraq continues to rebuild following years of conflict, reconciliation at all levels of society must be front and centre – a point raised by the French Ambassador. In this regard we welcome UNAMI’s continued engagement with the government of Iraq as it advances an inclusive political dialogue. We further welcome the important role that the UN plays in supporting an effective and accountable Iraqi security sector – one that is able to effectively counter the ongoing threat from Daesh and provide security for all Iraqis.Accountability is important, too, as Germany highlighted, and we thank the government of Iraq and the UN Mission for their ongoing support to the UN investigative team for accountability for Daesh crimes as it continues to carry out its vital work to ensure justice for survivors.Mr President, third, turning finally to representation, the United Kingdom welcomes the UN mission’s focus on gender across all of its activities, including its work to promote the enactment of the anti-domestic violence law. We strongly agree with Germany that women’s protection and meaningful participation will support reconciliation and long term stability. As we are approaching the 20th anniversary of Resolution 1325 next October, we will continue to support Iraq to ensure that its next National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security is budgeted, implemented in collaboration with civil society and coordinated at the local and national level. We would also welcome the opportunity to hear from more female civil society briefers as in future Council meetings to learn from their experiences and expertise.Mr President, the United Kingdom remains steadfast in our commitment to and our support for the important work of UNAMI and for the people of Iraq as they work to build a more stable and prosperous future.Thank you, Mr. President.last_img read more

Defender Lindsay Rogers to miss rest of season, will undergo knee surgery

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Senior defender Lindsay Rogers will have season-ending knee surgery, effectively ending her Syracuse lacrosse career and leaving a significant hole in the No. 9 Orange’s defense. After suffering the injury in SU’s loss to No. 1 Northwestern March 21, the co-captain missed the next two games. In her absence, the results have been mixed on the field. The Orange (5-3, 1-0 Big East) was pummeled by No. 8 Dartmouth (6-1), 17-10, March 24 but then showed resilience in a 17-10 victory against Rutgers (6-3, 0-2) Sunday.Rogers’ injury was confirmed by head coach Gary Gait this week. Syracuse will play without Rogers again at No. 17 Boston University (5-5) Saturday at 1 p.m. With Rogers confirmed to be out for the long haul, Gait has been working on making adjustments to his defensive scheme. Rogers was the most potent defensive player on the field, and the Orange will have to quickly learn how to make up for her loss.‘It’s just a matter of developing the communication skills,’ Gait said. ‘Junior goalkeeper Liz Hogan will have to step up as more of a vocal leader on defense. Lindsay really quarterbacked the defense, so now we’re going to find other people to quarterback. Maybe it’s not just Liz but (senior defender) Eileen (Finn) and a couple of other players that will need to step up verbally and help that communication level so that we can play better team defense.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the two games that Rogers has missed, there has been no concrete replacement for her. Instead, Gait has rotated in various players to attempt to fill the void left by the senior. One of those players is junior midfielder Catherine Rodriguez. Rodriguez had not seen much playing time this year before starting against both Dartmouth and Rutgers this past week.But that is a perfect example of how Gait is going to attempt to deal with a Lindsay Rogers-less team. He knows that there is not one player who can replace her, so he’ll focus on utilizing numerous players from a roster that is stacked with defenders. Finn and senior midfielder Sarah Sedgwick will now be given more responsibility to cause turnovers and keep opponents out of the goal, but they will certainly need some help from their teammates.And whether those teammates will be able to respond to the challenge is yet to be determined. ‘Obviously, Lindsay is a huge part of our team,’ Finn said. ‘She’s pretty much the heart of our team, so it’s definitely different not having her on the field. But I think we have a deep defense. We have a lot of talented girls. We’ll just have a different group out there on the field.’With Big East play having just started and a three-game road trip set to begin on Saturday against the Terriers, the Orange will have to learn to adapt without Rogers sooner than later. In this critical part of its season, with three losses under its belt already, SU can’t afford many more missteps along the way.If Sunday’s performance is any kind of indication of how Syracuse will respond to this injury, there is reason to believe. The Orange defense did a solid job of keeping Rutgers out of its zone, thus allowing SU’s dynamic offense to dominate.‘We had some time to make adjustments after losing Lindsay Rogers, so that helped,’ Gait said in response to Sunday’s effort. ‘But I think we were still working on it and trying to gel our defense without Lindsay. And that’s going to be a tough task to really bring it back to where we though we were during the Northwestern game.’With the news that Rogers is officially done for the season, a brand-new campaign for the Orange begins this weekend. This past week Syracuse played in the hopes that Rogers would recover shortly and help the team in the home stretch of its schedule. That hope has now dissipated.Though Finn and Sedgewick know that a formidable task looms over their heads and that it won’t be easy, they do believe that this defense can be effective enough to win.‘All of us, especially the seniors, are going to have to step it up and really play off of each other and communicate,’ Sedgwick said. ‘We have such a big defense and we’re all going to try to fill the role together. We’re lucky because we have a lot of girls. It’s a big role to fill, but I think we’ll be able to do it.’[email protected]center_img Published on April 1, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more