Chief Research Informatics Officer

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Grant funded position?No Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Date Posted10/08/2020 Working TitleChief Research Informatics Officer School/UnitSchool of Medicine – 10 years of experience in clinical research informatics- A degree of M.D. and/or PhD with certifications or degrees inbiomedical informatics, computer science or a related field- Direct experience in the health field with a preference forskills in clinical care delivery or assessment with understandingof the patient with longitudinal (phenotype) clinical data abouteach patient- Eligibility for nomination as a tenure eligible, full professorwith a distinguished chair in clinical and translational science atVCU- Experience in collaborative research, especially ininterdisciplinary and translational science efforts- Strong track record of extramural funding and researchproductivity in the area of informatics- Experience in an academic health system and health related datasecurity to effectively collaborate with VCU Health- A strong understanding of both research and clinical care- Demonstrated team building and leadership abilities to promotepartnerships and successful collaborations with faculty throughoutVCU and VCU Health System- Experience working in higher education and healthcare-relatedwork environments- Experience in finance and budget development and oversight- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so asa staff member of VCU- Experience and ability to manage a diverse team, coordinate work,manage short- and long-term projects, and plan for the future- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skillsto communicate concepts, and processes clearly and effectively inoral and written form, explain technical information in “plainEnglish” so that it is understandable to constituents We invite you to apply for the Chief Research Informatics Officer.The position will oversee the continued implementation, expansion,and on-going management of VCU’s clinical research informaticsinfrastructure, including bioinformatics and biomedical informaticscore resources. The CRIO will also oversee informatics programswithin the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical andTranslational Research, which is VCU’s CTSA supported researchcenter, and the Massey Cancer Center, which is an NCI designatedcancer center. The position will report to the Director of the C.Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and TranslationalResearch for biomedical informatics within the Wright Center and tothe Director of the Massey Cancer Center for informatics canceractivities. Direct reports to the CRIO include the Director ofClinical Data Services and other direct reports. Type of SearchNational Tenure StatusOpen Mission or Goal of Unit Application Process/Additional Information Interested applicants must apply online at Pleaseprovide a cv, letter of intent, diversity statement and the namesof three references.As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, andfuture academic and professional activities have or will contributeto VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further thegoals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity thattangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research andscholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoringstudents, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff fromtraditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive andsuccessful organizational experience. The mission of the School of Medicine is to provide preeminenteducation to physicians and scientists in order to improve thequality of health care for humanity. Through innovative, scholarlyactivity and a diverse educational context, the School seeks tocreate and apply new knowledge, and to provide and continuouslyimprove systems of medical and science education. Furthermore, itis our mission to develop more effective healthcare practices toaddress the needs of the diverse populations we serve and toprovide distinguished leadership in the advancement of medicine andscience. • Develop and implement innovative approaches for executingresearch in data science that can be applied across the clinicaland translational research enterprise to diverse populations.• Lead the development of a formal applied clinical informaticsresearch strategy for the VCU and VCU Health System that will serveas a template for collaboration that will lead to advances inclinical research and promote a learning healthcare system.• Build on existing collaborations between VCU and VCU Health todevelop an enterprise-level strategy for applied informatics thatembraces the continuum from population-level care to personalizedmedicine.• Expand informatics core resources to support VCU’s CTSA and CCSGprograms utilizing substantial existing philanthropic and otherfunding to support this expansion.• Enlarge funding streams for informatics research support throughexisting pilot grant programs to obtain external funding includingNIH and other Federal funding, with an aim to build a sustainableprogram.• Advocate for continued internal funding by showing the benefitsof an applied informatics strategy that promotes research and datasecurity. Required Qualifications Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . Preferred Qualifications Quick Link Posted Salary Open Until FilledYes Proposed Hire Date01/01/2021 Position Responsibilities Application Deadline Date Position NumberF66840 Number of Months12 DepartmentSchool of Medicine Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional Documents RankOpenlast_img read more

Fifth Circuit Denies Standford Appeal

first_imgNewsRegional Fifth Circuit Denies Standford Appeal by: – March 15, 2011 34 Views   no discussions Share A federal appeals court has ruled that it will not allow R Allen Stanford to be granted bail pending his trial. News on Monday said the New Orleans-based 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals announced on Monday that it does not have jurisdiction.The embattled financier’s lawyers told the court two weeks ago that Stanford should be allowed his freedom to assist in his own defense.They also argued that the charges should be dropped since he has been denied his right to a speedy trial following his arrest in 2009.Prosecutors have however noted that some of the delays in the case have been requested by Stanford.Source: Caribarena Antigua Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

One of US’s ugliest truths rears its head again

first_imgHad James Holmes, the man who shot dead 12 people and injured 70 in Denver on Friday, been a Muslim, he would inevitably have been called a terrorist. But, he is a nerdy, white Ph.D scholar who is now likely to be called insane more than anything else in the manner in which he associated himself with the principal villain in the Batman saga, the Joker.American politicians profess to be “shocked” by the event. But they shouldn’t be. The kind of laws that they permit on owning guns would only encourage such crimes. Even so, in the history of America’s mass killing episodes involving a shooter like Holmes, the Denver killings have set a record of sorts in the number of people killed or injured by a single gunman.Seven people were killed by a gunman at Oikos University in Oakland, California in April. And three students were killed by a fellow student in Chadron, Ohio in February. In April 2011, US House of Representatives member Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot by a gunman who succeeded in killing six people in Arizona. According to anti-gun activists, guns claim 84 lives in the US every day and wound 200.Yet, American politicians not only refuse to pass gun-control laws but revel in the freedom that American citizens have to buy and possess guns.last_img read more

Severe blow: Telugu Desam loses Himayatnagar by-election to BJP

first_imgRama Rao: Severe blowFor the fledgling Telugu Desam Ministry the loss of the Himayatnagar by-election last fortnight came as a severe blow.Though the party won the three other seats, the importance of the defeat in the heart of Hyderabad to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a massive margin of,Rama Rao: Severe blowFor the fledgling Telugu Desam Ministry the loss of the Himayatnagar by-election last fortnight came as a severe blow.Though the party won the three other seats, the importance of the defeat in the heart of Hyderabad to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a massive margin of 28,134 votes cannot be underestimated.The Telugu Desam candidate was P. Upendra, a close aide of Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao. To ensure his victory the party had brought in the chief minister’s election agent from Gudivada and campaigning had been hectic. To make matters worse the ruling party had won this seat in January, though with a narrow margin.The victory brings the BJP’S strength in the 294-member Assembly to four. Said A. Narendra: “We are like four pillars to take the party to newer strength. After returning from giving thanks to Lord Venkateshwara at Tirupati, I will go around from door to door to thank the voters.”This personal touch was evident all through the campaign. The party organised 45-member committees for most of the 14 polling stations and organised for workers to personally meet voters at least three times. The campaign was successful and on election day the BJP assistance desks were crowded with supporters.The Telugu Desam’s defeat has been put down to several factors. The choice of an outside candidate against the BJP’S local one apparently worked against them. Also the alliance with the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and particularly the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Maslimeen also turned voters away.advertisementSaid a BJP leader: “The Telugu Desam taking the open support of the communal Majlis and the communists made many votes swing our way. At one stage we had our fears as Rama Rao drew large crowds.”Allegations: Rama Rao, for his own part, minimised the defeat saying: “In Himayatnagar we have retained our strength as the votes polled are more than in the January election.” His party workers and members of the Congress(I) were, however, not so satisfied and levelled charges of rigging at the BJP.Said Congress(I) candidate, T. Lakshmi-kanthamma, who had lost her deposit: “We heard of the plans to have voters impersonate others and our fears were confirmed when counting began.With only five, six and seven votes for the Congress(I) in a box it was clear that the BJP had rigged the polls and so we left the counting centre in protest. Surely the Congress vote cannot drop from 12,000 in January to just 3,600 now.”Lakshmikanthamma also complained to the chief electoral officer and the election commission. The police arrested a few party workers as complaints of attempted impersonation were filed but released them when the presiding officers did not file written complaints.BJP General Secretary Bandaru Dattatreya dismissed both parties as “spoil sports” and added that “they could not take defeat gracefully”. At the personal level, however, candidates were more sporting: the’Telugu Desam’s Upendra visited Narendra in order to congratulate him.The Telugu Desam retained Tirupati and wrested Yemmiganur from the Congress(I). The Yemmiganur win was surprising as this was supposed to have been the pocket borough of former chief minister K. Vijayabhaskara Reddy who vacated the seat when he was inducted into the Central Cabinet.The victory of the Telugu Desam’s astrologer candidate B. V. Mohana Reddy must therefore have shaken the chief minister personally. In Madanapalli the Telugu Desam’s R. Narayana Reddi won with 10,500 votes.The Congress(I)’s dismal performance shows that it is yet to learn the lessons of January, Squabbles and petty rivalries surfaced again and even led to some degree of cross-voting. As usual immediately after the defeat, the resignation of the pradesh party chief G. Venkataswamy was demanded.Shot back Venkataswamy belligerently: “I have been president for only four months and before I resign I will make a statement as to who is responsible for the debacle.” And the time has surely come for members of the Congress(I) in Andhra Pradesh to stand up and be counted.last_img read more


first_imgOnce again it’s time to take a step back from what’s happening in Australian Touch and have a look at the International scene. In recent months we’ve learnt a little about Touch in Afghanistan, Spain, South Africa and Germany and now I’m back with a story on Touch in Singapore. Singapore is a city, an island and a country all in one, with an area of 647.5 square kilometres and with a population of over 4 million people. Just over 76% of it’s people are Chinese and they speak English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil. Touch has been played in the Singapore `expat’ community for over 25 years now, with Bryan O’Connor, Touch Singapore Director, confident it was the ANZAC influence in getting people togther for the regular Sunday morning social run that was the main attraction. In 2000, Federation of International Touch (FIT) President Cary Thompson, visited Singapore to instigate coaching and referee development, which lead to the formation of Touch Singapore. They then became affiliated with FIT in the same year. The popularity of Touch is growing and Touch Singapore are well aware that their potential lies in the children and youth. Touch is played regularly on weekends by a group of around 400 adults, in various social divisions, tournaments and competition. However, it is the children that hold the key to the future success of Touch Singapore…Touch is played by thousands of local Singaporean children and youth, it is very popular in the international schools at all levels and O’Connor highlights this as the target market for Touch Singapore. “Touch is still seen as a `girls’ game, as it has been positioned as a support activity for rugby; full contact for boys and Touch for girls. However, more and more male youth are recognizing the growing number of attractive girls playing Touch , so the social aspect is a key, though being beaten by girls has been tough to swallow and the boys are now realising the high skill aspects as well,” he said. “The sooner Touch is recognised as a unique sport, awareness will grow and Touch will be a popular dual sex sport.” Touch Singapore coordinates regular events including: * Modified Touch tournaments and leagues for children and youth aged 8-18, * Intervarsity leagues for university and college teams * 1 Day tournaments that range from club events to social days with the `Country of Origin’ Touch Tournament an annual favourite, being Singapore’s international version of the `State of Origin’ & Trans-Tasman series. * The annual Summer Touch League (STL) & National Touch League (NTL) develops our locals for the Asian Club Touch Championships (now an annual event next being held in July 2006) They are also fast growing a solid reputation on the international stage after sending three sides to compete in the FIT 2003 World Cup in Japan including an Open Womens side, Open Mixed and Masters 40’s, with the World Cup being the first real international competition that many of their players had experienced. The event was an amazing learning experience for the players and sides, with the teams returning from the event keen to keep developing their skills and knowledge, as well as experience. At the 2003 World Cup the Mixed team performed well and the Mens 40’s defeated Japan for the bronze medal, highlighting the potential Touch Singapore has and setting them up for the 2007 World Cup in South Africa. Club teams often travel and compete in `regional’ events in Thailand, Malaysia and Shanghai and they are currently developing their representative teams to compete at the All Nations in New Zealand later this year. “Recently Singapore played India in the first ever International Touch Series staged in Asia and although Touch Singapore teams won the Womens, Mens and Mixed games, both India and our local players benefited from the series and this will build to bigger things in Asia,” said O’Connor. “Touch Thailand has also just returned to Bangkok after a weekend of friendly matches and our sides are looking forward to reciprocating and travelling there, so as to offer some additional development for the tour to New Zealand in October.” The Singapore Women’s team is recognised as the team to beat in Asia and with the Asian Master’s tournament being staged June 11-12 the Singapore club sides will take on teams from Shanghai, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and beyond. Like every nation, there are hindrances to the sport’s development with players in Singapore facing problems such as lack of funding, lack of recognition for Touch Football as a unique and independent sport to `rugby’, a lack of playing fields and facilities and a lack of government recognition. “All participants fund their own local participation and travel to all tournaments and events. Touch is not supported by the Singapore Sports Council and so must operate as a service / sports provider, whereas other sports are supported as National Sports Associations (NSA) and gain significant funding for player, coaching and technical development and elite athlete activities,” said O’Connor. Singaporeans would not normally pay to compete in sports activities, with National Sports Associations having access to government fields and significant funding so that the individual can participate for free. However, Bryan O’Connor is confident that Touch is slowly gaining recognition and more participants are now realising that if they want to join in, they must pay a minimal amount so as to allow the organizers of the various events to rent fields, pay referees and operate. Touch Singapore are no doubt hopeful that recognition of the sport by the Singapore Sports Council will be not to far down the track. Touch Singapore promotes the Asian Club Touch Championships as an annual event and will launch the World Universities Touch Championships in association with the Asian Clubs. They are now also promoting the inaugural Asian All Schools Touch Championships in December 2005, with the junior event being a tournament for the regional youth enthusiasts to target on an annual basis. O’Connor and Touch Singapore are hoping and believing that this will raise the profile and player numbers in the region. Along with a growing profile comes a growing need for people to run and work the sport and it’s management. Touch Singapore already has two full time employees for the sport, a Development Manager and a Development Officer. In addition, they have a number of part time Program Leaders that assist with junior development. Many of these people are keen to not just play but to also guide younger players and referee so they become fully involved in Touch as a sport for life. While Touch Singapore may not have qualified coaches or referees yet, they are certainly not sitting back and just wishing it would happen. “We are working on developing our technical expertise via the support from Touch NZ, the ATA and state administrations like Touch West and NSW Touch, as all have been very helpful and are eager to assist further,” said O’Connor. “It is through this assistance and support that Touch Singapore has been able to maintain growth in participation, awareness and technical development.” For further information on Touch Singapore please contact: Bryan O’Connor Director Touch Singapore E-Mail: [email protected] URL: www.touchsingapore.orglast_img

18 days agoReal Madrid ace Eden Hazard: I’ve heard the chatter

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid ace Eden Hazard: I’ve heard the chatterby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEden Hazard hopes he’s gone some way to silencing his critics after his first goal for Real Madrid.Hazard struck in victory over Granada on Saturday.And he said, “The first goal is always complicated, but then you play with more confidence. I hope to score many more for this great club. It is important to score. “People are talking and I have heard many things.”That is why it is important to score goals for me.” last_img read more

PHOTOS: KSAMC Child Month Wreath Laying Ceremony

first_imgChild Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) Chief Executive Officer, Rosalee Gage Gray, lays flowers at the Crying Child Monument in downtown Kingston, during the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) Child Month wreath laying ceremony on Sunday (May 5). The ceremony was held in memory of children who have died tragically. The event formed part of the KSAMC’s Child Month activities during May under the theme: ‘Encourage, Enable, Include Me’. Children attending the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) Child Month wreath laying ceremony, lay flowers at the Crying Child Monument in downtown Kingston where the event was held on Sunday (May 5), in memory of youngsters who have died tragically. The event formed part of the KSAMC’s Child Month activities during May under the theme: ‘Encourage, Enable, Include Me’. Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, lays flowers at the Crying Child Monument in downtown Kingston, during the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) Child Month wreath laying ceremony on Sunday (May 5). The ceremony was held in memory of children who have died tragically. The event formed part of the KSAMC’s Child Month activities during May under the theme: ‘Encourage, Enable, Include Me’.last_img read more

Sting And Trudie Styler To Be Awarded We Are Family Foundation Humanitarian

first_imgThe We Are Family Foundation (WAFF), a not-for-profit organization founded by legendary songwriter and producer, Nile Rodgers, will honor Humanitarian Award recipients Sting and Trudie Styler at its inaugural We Are Family HONORS event on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom in New York City.Artists and activists Sting and Trudie Styler will receive the Humanitarian Award, which honors those in the public eye who have made tremendous efforts and inroads to improving the human condition throughout the world. Previous recipients of the Humanitarian Award include musical legends Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, Sir Elton John, and television and radio host Larry King.Sting and Trudie Styler are committed to helping make a difference for children around the world and protecting the environment. In 1989, the couple founded the Rainforest Fund, an organization devoted to protecting rainforests and their indigenous peoples. To date they have raised more than $30 million for the cause and have expanded to a network of interconnected organizations in more than 20 countries. Sting’s support for human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. From raising funds and awareness for the UNICEF End Child Exploitation and United Against AIDS campaigns to visiting tsunami-affected Sri Lanka in solidarity with those affected by the devastating disaster, Trudie Styler has been a leading voice on behalf of some of the poorest and most vulnerable children on earth.“The We Are Family Foundation was born as a result of the 9/11 tragedy, after which I asked the question, ‘Can we organize for peace half as effectively as others do for hate?’” said Nile Rodgers, Founder & Chairman of the We Are Family Foundation. “My song, ‘We Are Family,’ was the inspiration to bring people together, celebrate our differences and share ideas across borders in order to solve some of the bigger problems facing our world. We are inspired by Sting and Trudie and their dedication to making the world a better place.”The funds raised will support WAFF’s mission and existing programs including WAFF’s signature program, Three Dot Dash, which identifies, supports and mentors Global Teen Leaders actively working on programs that address basic human needs and promoting a more peaceful world; and TEDxTeen, a global educational platform for extraordinary teenagers to share their stories and inspire millions.Tickets for We Are Family HONORS can be purchased in advance at Contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; the non-deductible portion of each VIP Ticket purchased is $75, and each Concert Ticket purchased is $50. All who purchased tables or dinner tickets to the We Are Family Foundation Gala 2.0 on January 31, 2013, will receive complimentary admission to We Are Family HONORS. Please contact Lauren Lewis at [email protected] for details.last_img read more

Students stage protest over teacher transfer

first_imgAPTN National NewsStudents at Stobart High School in central Saskatchewan are protesting the transfer of one of their teachers.They say that too much cultural programming has been cut from the school, and they plan on circulating press releases and continuing to protest until they get answers.APTN National News reporter Larissa Burnouf was there, and has their story.last_img