Volunteer Faculty

first_imgRowanSOM seeks to invite physicians and providers serving aspreceptors to students and residents at our affiliated partnerhospitals to apply for academic appointment as members of thevolunteer faculty. Qualifications guidelines for academicappointment are:• Clinical Instructor: Shall be appropriately degreed and/orlicensed and have developed the skills required for their clinicalfield. The candidate shall demonstrate a high level of ability inclinical practice and teaching in their field of expertise.• Clinical Assistant Professor, community-based: Shall hold aterminal professional degree, either MD, DO or PhD, and hascompleted all appropriate postdoctoral training and in addition,shall be certified by the appropriate specialty and/or subspecialtyboard. The candidate shall demonstrate a high level of ability inclinical practice and teaching in their field of expertise.Appointments for academic rank above Assistant Professor must beapplied for separately by contacting the Rowan SOM Office ofFaculty Affairs either by phone at 856-566-6870 or email [email protected]: Dec 27 2018 Eastern Standard TimeApplications close:last_img read more

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COVID-19: Indonesia on hunt for PCR testing kits

first_imgIndonesia is struggling to acquire the necessary kits to conduct polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing on a massive scale given the surge in global demand, the government’s spokesperson for COVID-19 affairs has said.Achmad Yurianto, who is also the Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the government was scrambling to procure reagents from other countries as Indonesia’s current stock of reagents would only last a week.The supply would only be enough for 35,000 tests, he said.“The problem for our existing labs, which use open-circuit machines, is that the whole world is scrambling to acquire reagents for RNA [ribonucleic acid] extraction. Because these reagents are certainly used by all labs with open-circuit [machines]”.Read also: In major policy shift, Jokowi orders transparency in pandemic fightYurianto said that, as testing kit factories had reached their full production capacity, many countries, including Indonesia, were looking to countries that had an oversupply of kits. “The pandemic has brought about this consequence; any country will meet its own needs and prioritize itself first,” Yurianto said.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reiterated his call for the Health Ministry and the COVID-19 task force to conduct more PCR testing on Monday, saying that they should aim to conduct at least 10,000 tests a day amid criticism that the country had one of the lowest testing rates in the world.Yurianto said that, according to government estimates, the country would need to conduct some 1.2 million tests, which it should look to accomplish by May.The government needs to reach the figure not only to detect new cases but also to find out whether there have been any recoveries, as patients with moderate symptoms might need to undergo the test four times, while those with severe symptoms might need to get tested even more than that.Aside from efforts to obtain supplies of reagents, Yurianto said the government would opt to use rapid molecular testing equipment commonly used to detect tuberculosis bacteria, which with adjusted cartridges can detect the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19.Yurianto said there were 957 such machines in 456 cities and regencies across the country, but only 305 were compatible, as they were produced after 2018.This option, however, is not without its share of problems, as the demand for such cartridges, produced in a limited amount by the United States, was on the rise elsewhere. Yurianto said the government had ordered 23,000 cartridges this month, which could be used to run the same number of tests, but they would arrive in stages, with the first 3,000 cartridges currently on the way.A similar concern was shared by Arya Sinulingga, an aide to State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir, who said in a press briefing earlier this month that almost all countries in the world were scrambling to acquire testing kits and machines. The SOEs Ministry recently imported two RNA extractors and 18 PCR detectors, which Arya said would be distributed to labs in 12 regions.The Health Ministry has a nationwide network of 32 laboratories that can run a total 5,000 tests a day with a declining supply of reagents, according to Yurianto, as the Health Ministry was assessing several other labs, including private ones, to run the tests.Read also: Govt wants 78 laboratories to conduct COVID-19 testsA survey by the Indonesian Medical Biology Association (PBMI) showed that, as of April 5, Indonesia had at least 106 laboratories that met the standards to run PCR tests as proposed by the Health Ministry. However, for the government to make the most of these labs, it must ensure a sustainable supply of testing kits, experts said.Yogyakarta’s spokesperson for COVID-19 affairs, Berty Murtiningsih, said that reagents were often unavailable from the central government. She said her administration supported Jokowi’s aim of testing 10,000 people per day, as long as the reagents were available.There are four labs running PCR tests in Yogyakarta; two in Gadjah Mada University Hospital, one in Dr. Sardjito General Hospital and the Health Ministry’s Environmental Health and Disease Control Center (BBTKLPP), which also processes samples from nearby Central Java. There is usually a long backlog at the BBTKLPP, Berty said.“Each lab could process between 100 and 150 samples, provided the reagents are available,” she added.West Java Health Agency head Berli Hamdani said there were currently three labs processing the tests in the province with a total capacity of 1,400 tests per day, but the figure is expected to double when machines imported by the SOEs Ministry arrive.The province’s COVID-19 task force secretary, Daud Achmad, said on Monday that his administration had 20,000 PCR testing kits and, as a result, the most urgent tests should be prioritized.Bali is planning to double its testing capacity by preparing Udayana University Hospital’s lab as it also expects PCR testing machines from the central government. Currently, Sanglah Hospital’s laboratory is the only laboratory conducting PCR testing on the resort island with a capacity of 68 tests a day.— Bambang Muryanto, Arya Dipa, Ni Komang Erviani and Asip Hasani contributed to this story from Yogyakarta, Bandung, Denpasar and Blitar.Topics :last_img read more

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Unai Emery delays decision on naming Arsenal captains

first_imgUnai Emery is yet to name a new captain (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has delayed his decision to name a new club captain and says an announcement will come ‘next week’.The Gunners have been without a permanent captain since Laurent Koscielny’s departure to Bordeaux and Emery had suggested he would name a number of candidates for the armband as a replacement.Granit Xhaka, Sokratis and Mesut Ozil have all worn the armband so far this season but Emery is yet to confirm who is the outstanding candidate for the role. Xhaka was captain against Watford (Picture: Getty)‘My focus after Sunday was yesterday to speak about the match with the players and train and today we are preparing the best for tomorrow,’ said Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I will propose to do that next week after the match on Tuesday.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMesut Ozil was a surprise absentee from Arsenal’s squad that flew to Germany today for tomorrow’s Europa League clash against Frankfurt.The German has made just one start for Arsenal so far this term but Emery claims he’s being rested.MORE: PSG vs Real Madrid Champions league live kick-off time, TV channel, how to stream and odds Comment Unai Emery delays decision on naming Arsenal captains Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 18 Sep 2019 7:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

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One in five expect to rent for life

first_imgA fifth of Aussies and about the same of Queenslanders have given up on being able to buy a home.ONE in five Aussies believe they are locked out of the housing market and will be renting for life, new research out today warned.Research released by finder.com.au said “over three million renters believe they may be renting for the rest of their life”.It found about one in five was the ratio for Queensland too, which emerged with the highest percentage of people who’d consider never owning a home (22 per cent).The figure was 19 per cent in New South Wales, 18 per cent in Western Australia, 17 per cent in Victoria, and 13 per cent in both South Australia and Tasmania. NSW carpark costs same as QLD unit The six best Aussie suburbs to invest QLD’s cheapest growth suburbs The survey had asked 2,033 people “given the current housing affordability crisis, would you consider renting your whole life?”. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoIt found 21 per cent of Queenslanders surveyed said they were renting but intended to buy property in future. That was the highest level returned across the states in that category, with the figure at 20 per cent for NSW, 19 per cent for Tasmania, and 18 per cent for WA. Dipping into the property market has become unachievable for many Australians after the past few years of price rises across the country.Surprisingly, Queensland had the lowest percentage of respondents who owned their own home (52 per cent), with South Australia the highest on that score at 68 per cent followed by Tasmania (66 per cent).Around 38 per cent of Aussies were currently renting, while 19 per cent were renting but intended to buy property “in the near future”. Five per cent of Queensland respondents were “rentvestors”, mirroring the national breakdown, compared to 6 per cent of Victorians, 4 per cent out of NSW and WA, 3 per cent in SA and 2 per cent in Tasmania. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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The Gettin Place opens new store in downtown Wellington

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Wellington has a new downtown business. The Gettin Place had their ribbon cutting today at 1o6 N. Washington Ave. in the building that former bookstore building, north of The Gold Corner. The Gettin Place has clothing accessories, handmade cowhide items, purses, Snappy Chicks jewelry and much, much more.Those at the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting are from left to right: Chamber ambassador Sunni Bales, Deb Moses, husband Landon Petersen, owner Kisten Petersen, Chamber ambassador Karen Murray, Chamber Executive Director Annarose White, Chamber ambassador Vivian Hay and Chamber ambassador Perry Wiley. Come check out the new digs. They are open late on Thursdays. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Tips for Preventing School Lunch Waste

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County Solid WasteSchools throw away a lot of stuff, and a lot of that stuff is food.  In fact, 65% by weight of a typical school’s garbage is uneaten food. As coordinator of Thurston County’s Food to Flowers program, I help schools set up systems to prevent, reuse, recycle, and compost their waste. It always amazes me to see so much food that kids bring from home go uneaten. This includes whole sandwiches, full yogurt cups, and lots of untouched fruit and vegetables that end up in the trash can or the compost bin.All of this uneaten school food is part of a larger problem. The National Resource Defense Council estimates we waste 40% of all edible food in the U.S. This means the average U.S. household spends $1,350 to $2,275 a year on uneaten food. And that doesn’t include all of the water and energy used to produce food that gets landfilled or composted.As a new school year begins, here are some tips to help your family reduce lunch waste, conserve resources, and save money.• Pack it in, pack it out. When your kids bring lunch from home, ask them to bring home any food they didn’t eat. Looking at leftover lunch items is a great way to gain insight into your kids’ preferences and the right portion size. You may even be able to recover some of the uneaten food for future meals.• Let’s do lunch. Involve your kids in packing lunch the night before. Kids are more likely to eat a meal that they’ve helped prepare.• Learn what they like. Make a list of foods that your kids like to eat for lunch and update it often. You may find a simple change like switching to a different apple variety will help your kids eat the apples in their lunch boxes more regularly.• Eat ‘em again. Consider packing last night’s leftovers into today’s lunch, especially if it was popular the night before. You can even dress it up with an added ingredient or two.• Cut up fruits and vegetables. If you pack a whole banana or peach, kids are more likely to throw away what they don’t eat. Packing sliced fruits and vegetables is a great way to control portions, and lets your child easily save leftover pieces for later.• Make a deal. Before offering your kids an after-school snack, request that they finish uneaten items from their lunches.• Don’t forget the packaging. While you look for ways to cut down on food waste, consider also reducing the amount of packaging you send in your child’s lunch. Use reusable containers instead of disposable bags, and avoid single-serving packaged food items.Click here for more great waste-free lunch tips.For more information about the Food to Flowers program, click here  or contact Peter Guttchen at (360) 867-2283 or [email protected] Facebook6Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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