Postdoctoral researcher: Cardiac Image Processing

first_imgA postdoctoral position is available at the Center for ImagingScience at the Johns Hopkins University. This fellowship isfocusing on developing and applying novel medical image processingtechniques (registration, segmentation, statistical shape modeling)to in vivo and ex vivo MR images in a preclinical study ofcardiovascular disease.The successful candidate must be highly motivated and have anadvanced degree (Ph.D.) with strong mathematical background in anyof the following fields: applied mathematics, applied or medicalphysics, electrical or biomedical engineering, or related fieldswith research focus on biomedical image processing and medicalimage computing. The candidate will be involved indeveloping/utilizing algorithms based on optimal controltheory/variational problem and statistical shape models toinvestigate heart failure using multi-modality cardiac MR images.Ideal candidate should have experience in high performingprogramming languages such as C++ and Python. Experience withdeveloping image-processing tools using ITK/VTK environment is aplus.Excellent oral and written communication skills in English arerequired.Applications for this position are accepted online only viaInterfolio by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button. Your applicationmaterial must include a detailed CV, research interest (pleasedescribe how your qualifications meet the specific area of researchin this project), and name and contact information for threereferences. For further information contact Dr. Siamak Ardekani viaemail at [email protected](subject: cardiac image processing postdoctoral fellow).The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

Vermont Law School launches nation’s first online master’s degree in environmental law

first_imgVermont Law School,Vermont Law School, the nation’s premier environmental law and policy school, will launch two online degree programs on May 16, including the first online master’s degree program in environmental law in the United States.The online format is designed to deliver a robust educational experience that is flexible and accessible for professionals who need to continue working while completing their degree. Students enrolled in the inaugural online Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) and the online LLM in Environmental Law, for post-JD attorneys, will develop the expertise to address the world’s increasingly complex environmental issues.After several years of research that included online pilot courses, VLS decided to embrace distance learning to serve the fastest-growing population of graduate students in the United States. Professor Marc Mihaly, director of the VLS Environmental Law Center (ELC), said distance learning provides the best avenue for the nation’s top-ranked environmental law school to reach individuals who want expertise and resources in environmental law and policy but who can’t venture to South Royalton to take classes or participate in degree programs.  ‘By providing a platform for students to explore environmental law and policy with our world-class faculty at their own pace and within their own constraints, we will extend Vermont Law School’s unique brand of excellent environmental legal training and commitment to public well-being to a vast array of communities and to the world,’ Mihaly said. Vermont Law School, which has been at the forefront of environmental law and policy since 1978, has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report 14 times since their specialty rankings began in 1991.  VLS’s bold venture will lead nonprofit, mission-driven law schools in the development of the appropriate standards for distance education, according to Associate Professor Rebecca Purdom, director of distance learning.  ‘Other institutions are watching us, looking to our example as the way to offer responsible, effective and valued legal education in the 21st century,’ she said. ‘VLS will set the standard for a new kind of distance education.’last_img read more

Video of moment Nigeria’s Adesanya emerged boxing world champion

first_imgRelatedPosts UFC: Israel Adesanya plans 42-year-old man fight Israel Adesanya wins interim middleweight title Kiwi Israel Adesanya has claimed a slice of New Zealand combat sports history, prevailing over Kelvin Gastelum in a captivating co-main event clash at UFC 236 in Atlanta on Sunday.In a back and forth contest for the ages, a battered and bruised Adesanya came through in the decisive fifth round to earn the nod on all three judges’ scorecards and have the interim middleweight belt wrapped around his waist by UFC president Dana White.The victory makes Adesanya New Zealand’s first-ever UFC champion, although he’ll still need to beat the recovering Robert Whittaker later this year to become the division’s outright king.Visibly emotional as he spoke to UFC commentator Joe Rogan immediately post-fight, Adesanya dedicated the win to his coach and long-time mentor Eugene Bareman. He laid the belt on the mat and the two embraced as they kneeled on the canvas. The 29-year-old moves his undefeated record to 17-0 – including a staggering six consecutive UFC wins in just 14 months – and further legitimises his mantle as one of the sport’s brightest stars.Relatively untested in his UFC tenure to this point, Adesanya was forced to reach deep against Gastelum, displaying an exceptional level of fortitude in overcoming some early adversity to produce a stellar performance in the pivotal final round.The hard-nosed Mexican fighter was aggressive from the outset as he looked to counter his significant height and reach disadvantage with a gameplan built on pressure and an effective jab. The approach paid dividends for Gastelum. He caught Adesanya with a glancing right hand early that staggered the Kiwi and won him the opening round.Adesanya then found his rhythm on the feet and the momentum swung back his way. He landed consistently with counter shots as Gastelum chased the killer blow, using his head movement to evade danger – at times, by mere millimetres.That trend continued into the third, when the variation and unpredictability of Adesanya’s striking looked to be taking its toll on Gastelum.But Gastelum recaptured control in the fourth round behind courtesy of his trademark left hook, catching Adesanya clean and sending him stumbling to the fence, where he chose to shoot for a takedown rather than chase a fight-ending blow.The enthralled State Farm Arena crowd rose as the final round began, well aware what was on the line, and Adesanya and Gastelum did the moment justice.Ultimately the Kiwi came out on top – twice sending Gastelum to the canvas courtesy of a pair of searing right-hands, then threatening with a triangle choke that almost found its mark. Referee Marc Goddard hovered, but Adesanya couldn’t quite force the referee to step in and bring the fight to a halt.Regardless, as the final hooter sounded there was little doubt which fighter would have his hand raised in an early contender for the UFC’s Fight of the Year.White later awarded both Adesanya and Gastelum a $50,000 ($NZ73,940) performance bonus for “Fight of the Night”.Tags: Kelvin Gastelumlast_img read more

World Red Cross Day to be observed with Humanitarian Village

first_imgThe Guyana Red Cross Society will be aiming to put smiles on the faces of many with a humanitarian village they will set up tomorrow at their Barrack Street, Eve Leary, Kingston address.‘Smile’ also happens to be this year’s theme for World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day which will be celebrated today.Secretary General of the Guyana Red Cross Society, Dorothy FraserHealth Officer of the Guyana Red Cross Society, Samesta Martin-Forde shared with the Department of Public Information (DPI) some of what the day will entail and the overall aim of the organisation.“the Guyana Red Cross will be having its humanitarian village, where we will display the different programmes that we offer. We will have the blood drive and a non-communicable disease aspect, also we will be helping people to understand that it takes time to have a healthy lifestyle. This is more than just teaching for us, it’s knowing that we’re equipping families with training that can further enhance their family’s lives and other people around them.”The organisers will also encourage persons to eat, exercise and have healthy practices overall. They will also address issues such as mental health, encourage persons to have a brighter outlook on life and build self-esteem. There will also be a first aid booth where persons can learn to give emergency care to family members, friends, and even strangers.With the intention to stick with the theme of ‘Smile’, Martin-Forde highlighted that “over the years, our programmes have brought lots of smiles, and that is what we seek to do; help persons to understand the importance of wearing a smile.”Secretary-General of the Guyana Red Cross Society, Dorothy Fraser also noted the effort of the organisation and is hoping persons be present tomorrow in observance of the day.“We have a number of activities all the time, so it’s really hard to focus on one thing specifically, but this year we’re going to do a series of things throughout the month. We do hope that people will come out not only to give blood but to look at the displays and ask questions on how to get involved in their communities and Red Cross in general, to really carry out a humanitarian spirit.”World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is also used to celebrate the Birthday of Red Cross founder, Henry Dunant. It also seeks to recognize the incredible contribution and achievements of the millions of volunteers and staff around the world who keep our commitment to humanity every day.The history of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been one of partnership. Both include individuals who are fueled by determination and passion to alleviate human suffering. The Guyana Red Cross Society encourages all to support the proceeding today.last_img read more

French Open: Rafael Nadal into semi-finals as Pablo Carreno Busta retires

first_imgRafael Nadal advanced to the French Open semifinals for a record 10th time when Pablo Carreno Busta retired from their match Wednesday because of an abdominal injury.The fourth-seeded Nadal, a nine-time champion at Roland Garros, was leading 6-2, 2-0 when Carreno Busta stopped.The 20th-seeded Carreno Busta had taken a medical timeout after the opening set but continued to struggle with his serve, which he failed to hold all match. When he missed a simple smash at the start of the third game, the 25-year-old Spaniard let out a scream of frustration and retired.Nadal gave Carreno Busta a consoling hug at the net.The 31-year-old Nadal has dropped only 22 games on his way to the semifinals, his most efficient run to the last four of any Grand Slam tournament.The semifinals are scheduled for Friday. Nadal will face either defending champion Novak Djokovic or sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem – the only man to beat Nadal on clay this season.The other men’s quarterfinals later Wednesday are top-ranked Andy Murray vs. Kei Nishikori, and Stan Wawrinka vs. Marin Cilic. The last two women’s quarterfinals are also on the schedule: Karolina Pliskova against Caroline Garcia, and Simona Halep against Elina Svitolina.last_img read more