Post-Doctoral Research Position

first_imgA full time Post-Doctoral research position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. Charles Hong in the Division of Cardiology at theUniversity of Maryland-Baltimore as of June 1, 2018. MD, PhD orMD/PhD scientist is sought to join the emerging field of chemicalgenetics. The Hong lab has identified a number of small moleculesthat specifically perturb embryonic patterning. The first goal ofthe study is to determine how these small molecules function byidentifying their cellular targets using cell biological,biochemical and computational approaches. In addition, sinceaberrant activities of many of developmental pathways are thoughtto play a major role in pathogenesis of variety of human diseases,such as cancer, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, an importantgoal is to explore therapeutic potential these small molecules invarious murine disease models.Qualifications :Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or M.D. and expertise intechniques of cell and molecular biology. Depending on backgroundand interest, the post-doc will perform experiments involving drugtarget identification, proteomics, biochemistry, computationalbiology and/or murine or zebrafish disease models. Prior experiencein these methodologies and willingness to learn new techniques arehighly valued.If interested, please email a CV, a short statement of researchinterests, and the names and contact information for threereferences to Charles Hong, MD, PhD atEmail: [email protected](after June 1, 2018; before that date,[email protected])University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouragingexcellence through diversity. Qualified woman and minoritycandidates are encouraged to apply.last_img read more

Blind Faith, and its consequences

first_imgMary Ondrejka Dear Editor: Road design interventions that are developed for traffic calming are meant to slow down vehicles that have a tendency to race down a street and cause accidents and possible deaths of pedestrians. If a city’s streets become sufficiently congested, the congestion itself becomes a traffic calming method as a result of the bottlenecks in the heavily trafficked area due to too many cars in a small area of navigation slowing traffic to a crawl or actually halting it.Hoboken’s streets are now overflowing with cars everywhere because of all the development and because people are increasingly using cars to get out of town. As the monied class takes over Hoboken, they bring with them their one or two vehicles. Parents do not usually cart children and groceries with a bike or bus.The City Council who approved the Washington Street Project that is redesigning our Washington Street had blind faith in the consultants that promised them the ‘wonder’ of a better street. The city consistently pays thousands of dollars to consultants and then agrees to their design suggestions. Sometimes some members of the public weigh in on the public meetings that discuss the design aspects, but only the usual handful attend and the city council ultimately approves a plan they blindly believe will work. But the devil is in the details and many of the consequences of approved plans are not understood until after the fact. Does the council research the negative aspects of a plan? Do they hope and pray that what they have approved will work out? Do they listen to the public when they raise real concerns and valid opposition to the plan since it is their city too?Curb extensions are now going in on Washington Street much to my dismay because I understand that this was not right for our town. We are congested and need delivery trucks to be able to freely move in Hoboken’s main business district. These curb extensions are being put in to calm traffic and allow pedestrians to have a shorter distance to cross the street. That is now putting the pedestrians dangerously right next to the vehicles as they stand closer to the moving traffic. I have seen several large trucks unable to effectively turn on narrowed corners with the extensions. There are supposed to be rain gardens within these extensions and I have yet to understand how that is going to be maintained without creating muddy patches at all the intersections when it rains.The New York City Department of Transportation lists these problems with curb extensions: • May impact street drainage or require catch basin relocation • May impact underground utilities • May require loss of curb side parking • May complicate delivery access and garbage removal • May impact snow plows and street sweepers.”Did our council understand the ramifications of these problems when they blindly believed the Hoboken traffic needed calming?last_img read more

Marshall County Neighborhood Center reopening Clothing Closet

first_img (Photo Supplied/Marshall County Neighborhood Center) The Marshall County Neighborhood Center will reopen the Clothing Closet this week.The organization supplies clothing and household items to those in need, free of charge.The Clothing Closet will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will only allow two people in the shop at a a time.Clients are also asked to wear masks at all times.To read the post in full, click here. Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – February 23, 2021 0 228 WhatsApp TAGSClothing ClosetFacebookIndianamarshall countyNeighborhood Centerpostreopeningreopens Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewscenter_img Previous articleSouth Bend releases results of 2020 Community SurveyNext articleSouth Bend School Board votes to close Tarkington, Hay Elementary Schools Brooklyne Beatty Facebook Marshall County Neighborhood Center reopening Clothing Closet Google+ Twitter Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Chilean, US Special Forces Strengthen Interoperability

first_imgBy Guillermo Saavedra/Diálogo March 26, 2019 The United States and Chile formed a multinational force to combat a terrorist group whose actions destabilized peace and created insecurity in Latin America. Their units deployed air and land assets to swiftly neutralize the threat and rescue kidnapped service members, while minimizing the impact on the population. The scenario was one of the simulations carried out as part of exercise Northern Star 19, which, for the third time, gathered units of the Chilean and U.S. special forces on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The exercise took place January 15-30, at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Mississippi. More than 110 special forces service members from the United States and 54 from Chile took part in Northern Star 2019. Special forces units of Canada, the Netherlands, and Uzbekistan also joined the exercise to form the multinational force. U.S. troops included personnel from Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) and the U.S. Army’s 3rd and 20th Special Forces Groups. For its part, Chile sent elements from the Army Special Operations Brigade “Lautaro,” special forces units of the Navy and the Marine Corps, and representatives of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (EMCO, in Spanish). “The objective of Northern Star 19 was to improve the interoperability and capacity of the U.S. and Chilean special forces units,” U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Andrew Sarria, noncommissioned officer of Southern Cone and Andean Ridge Operations at SOCSOUTH, told Diálogo. “In addition, the [exercise sought to] promote bilateral relations and strengthen bonds of friendship between the two countries to maintain a solid relationship with our strategic partners.” Standardizing procedures At Camp Shelby, participants focused on training techniques for the fictitious exercises. The goal was to assess unit capabilities, exchange knowledge, and standardize procedures. “For example, fast rope drops from helicopters, advanced procedures in convoys, assistance to the injured, location data entry, personnel rescue,” Chilean Army Major Pedro Mayorga, commander of the Special Forces Group, a unit of the Special Operations Brigade “Lautaro,” told Diálogo. “These enable us to note tactic and technique differences between one unit and another and to standardize these aspects.” Once the multinational force was created, participants received information about the terrorist group and its activities to develop strategies and counter the threat in different areas. Then, participants began their missions on the ground, planning and conducting operations day and night, requiring coordination and synchronization. “[Objectives] began to materialize in a fictitious story, which was the setting for the mission,” said Maj. Mayorga. “In this type of mission, the main stressor is a short timeline that implies rapid coordination of all elements to achieve the objective effectively.” Participants confronted diverse situations, such as rescuing a kidnapped pilot, collecting sensitive information, and observing long-distance targets. Service members also conducted urban warfare exercises, close combat, and air and tactical operations in small units, among others. “Some of the main activities of the exercise included a shooting range for long- and short-range weapons, day and night combined assault, joint close combat training, and joint planning,” said Pedro Wasserman, SOCSOUTH’s senior Operations and Intelligence integrator. “We [Chile and the United States] are engaged in constant collaboration through joint and combined training exercises, which gives us the opportunity to achieve the necessary synergy to obtain positive results.” A powerful tool Northern Star sprang from the combined exercise Southern Star, which EMCO and SOCSOUTH conduct in Chile since 2007. Partner nations conduct the Northern Star exercise every other year in the United States since 2015. Both countries benefited from the exchange of experience and knowledge in the operational and logistics fields during the exercise. The use of techniques and capabilities that can transfer to humanitarian operations is “a powerful tool,” said Maj. Mayorga. “The main gain was the update of procedures,” said the Chilean officer. “For example, information management and interagency work in the United States are important experience for us [in Chile].” For his part, Sgt. 1st Class Sarria highlighted the evolution of the exercise and Chilean troops’ capabilities to perform and understand new techniques in a limited time. “The Chilean Armed Forces’ professionalism, ability to adapt under stress, and positive attitude during the various phases of the exercise [were remarkable].” “We managed to consolidate; we’ve been working for many years to reach this level,” said Chilean Army Colonel Ricardo Santander, head of EMCO’s Special Operations Department and general coordinator of Northern Star 19. “We want [this exercise] to grow stronger in the coming years, with the participation of more patrols, troops, and resources.”last_img read more

CAF fines Berekum Chelsea

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Berekum Chelsea 5,000 dollars (10,000 cedis) for unsporting behaviours in the CAF Champions League.Information gathered by GNA Sports indicates that the Disciplinary Board of the continent’s soccer governing at its sitting last week in Cairo, Egypt handed the sanctions to the Berekum-based club after reviewing their Group B clash against Egyptian giants, Ahly held on August 4, at the Military Stadium.Berekum Chelsea lost 1-4, incidentally the only defeat in their campaign but had left-back Richard Kissi Boateng sent-off in the first half and received a further three other cautions.Defensive duo Eric Agyemang, Awudu Nafiu were booked just as midfielder Jordan Opoku in the closing stages of the game.The continental soccer governing body has since communicated the decision of their Disciplinary Board to Berekum Chelsea through the Ghana Football Association (GFA).Berekum Chelsea narrowly missed out on a place in the last four of the premier continental club championship after finishing behind Ahly and TP Mazembe of DR Congo in Group B.last_img read more