The University Of Florida Department of Anesthesiology seekscommitted physician faculty members for tenureAssistant/Associate/Full Professor and/or non-tenure track ClinicalAssistant/Associate/Full Professor ranks to teach and practice atUF Health Shands Hospital, Shands Children’s Hospital, and ShandsCancer Hospital at the University of Florida, a quaternary careteaching facility located in Gainesville, FL (including, Level ITrauma Center / High risk Ob / Comprehensive Stroke Center / Level4 NICU / Congenital Heart Center / Solid Organ Transplantation /Cancer Center). Subspecialty may determine division. Seekingfull-time physicians; part-time opportunities may be availablebased on the needs of the department.This position requires skills in clinical care, ABAcertification/eligibility, and credentials to obtain a State ofFlorida physician’s license. Abundant opportunities exist todevelop independent and collaborative research as well asinnovative education models. Department anesthesiologists practiceat UF Health hospitals in Gainesville, FL, at the University ofFlorida alongside 90 faculty anesthesiologists, 95 residents, 20fellows, and 88 CRNA/AAs.University employment benefit eligibility includes 403(b) plan, 457plan, individual and family health insurance, own occ disabilityinsurance, domestic partner benefits, sovereign immunitymalpractice status, Baby Gator childcare available on-site, andothers. Gainesville is a vibrant, sun drenched, university citywith a low cost of living, Division I NCAA sports, and no stateincome tax.This position requires a M.D. or equivalent, skills in clinicalcare, research, and/or education, ABA certification/eligibility,and credentials to obtain a State of Florida physician’slicense.Applicants should include a curriculum vitae. Applicants may attachoptional cover letter and three letters of recommendation or a listof three references to be considered.The Search Committee will accept applications until the position isfilled. Applications will be reviewed starting as soon as possibleafter the posting date.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 http://naces.org/ .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.This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions.#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.
Aug 10, 2009Canada promotes ‘flu buddy’ preparednessHealth officials in Canada are urging citizens to find “flu buddies” to help care for them during the novel H1N1 pandemic, Canwest News Service reported on Aug 7. The Public Health Agency of Canada is urging people to check in on people who live alone or are vulnerable and help care for them or seek medical care if they are sick. The measure may help take some pressure off the health system and is among the general preparedness tactics that the agency will promote in the fall.http://www.nationalpost.com/m/story.html?id=1870330&s=HomeAug 7 Canwest News Service storyReview finds little benefit from antiviral use in childrenAn analysis of studies of the effects of oseltamivir and zanamivir for seasonal flu treatment and prophylaxis in children aged 12 and younger showed a small benefit, according to a study in today’s issue of the British Medical Journal. The authors, who looked at seven studies, found that the drugs provided a small benefit by shortening illness duration and reducing household transmission, but they had little effect on asthma or antibiotic use. Vomiting was reported in children who took oseltamivir.http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/339/aug10_1/b3172Aug 10 BMJ abstractPakistan confirms first novel flu casePakistan’s health ministry today reported the country’s first novel H1N1 case, according to Xinhua, China’s state news agency. The patient is 1 of 25 people with suspected cases undergoing treatment. No other details were available. The health minister revealed the case in a speech to Pakistan’s parliament.http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-08/10/content_11858801.htmAug 10 Xinhua storyIraq sees flu threat from US troopsAs the US military reported yesterday that 51 American soldiers in Iraq have novel H1N1 flu and 71 others may have the illness, Iraqi health officials expressed concern that the US troops could spread the disease, the New York Times reported yesterday. Members of the Iraqi parliament said Iraqi soldiers serving alongside US troops could spread the virus into Iraq. A health official claimed US soldiers aren’t screened for the virus and that their 2-week visits home pose disease risks.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/world/middleeast/10iraq.html?_r=1Aug 9 New York Times storyTrials of long-acting antiviral show promiseThe Australian drug company Biota today reported positive phase 3 study results from Asian countries of its new antiviral medication laninamivir, a long-acting neuraminidase inhibitor. In adults, a single inhaled dose of the new drug was as effective as oseltamivir taken twice a day for 5 days. Similar trials in children showed the drug was safe and effective. Preclinical studies suggested that the new antiviral is effective against seasonal H5N1 and pandemic H1N1 viruses.http://www.biota.com.au/uploaded/154/1021542_25laniphaseiiiclinicaltri.pdfAug 10 Biota press release
Monday, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that it will be his decision when the nation’s businesses will reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, and not a choice left to individual governors, according to the mainstream media.CNN and CNBC report that legal experts say Trump is wrong. For one, they note that U.S. law gives state governors wide latitude to protect the health and safety of their constituents. Secondly, they point out that Trump never declared a nationwide lockdown, so there’s no mechanism by which he could order a nationwide reopening now, namely. According to the U.S. National Emergency code, the president does have full authority to act if his declaration is supported by specified provisions of law.SUBCHAPTER III—EXERCISE OF EMERGENCY POWERS AND AUTHORITIES§1631. Declaration of national emergency by Executive order; authority; publication in Federal Register; transmittal to CongressWhen the President declares a national emergency, no powers or authorities made available by statute for use in the event of an emergency shall be exercised unless and until the President specifies the provisions of law under which he proposes that he, or other officers will act. Such specification may be made either in the declaration of a national emergency, or by one or more contemporaneous or subsequent Executive orders published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.(Pub. L. 94–412, title III, §301, Sept. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1257.)The Constitution does not expressly grant the President additional war powers or other powers in times of national emergency. However, many scholars think that the Framers implied these powers because the structural design of the Executive Branch enables it to act faster than the Legislative Branch. Nevertheless, because the Constitution remains silent on the issue, the Judiciary cannot grant these powers to the Executive Branch when it tries to wield them. The courts will only recognize a right of the Executive Branch to use emergency powers if Congress has granted such powers to the President.While the president believes he does have full authority per the US code he says he may not use it that he prefers to work with the governors in reopening the country state by state.President Trump promises that he will make an announcement and provide guidelines to re-open economy in the coming days.Read full U.S. National Emergency code here.