About Community Health and Family Medicine:The primary mission of the Department of Community Health andFamily Medicine at the University of Florida College Of Medicine isto serve our patients and community, positively shaping the futureof healthcare through outstanding teaching, discovery, andinnovation in family medicine. https://chfm.ufl.edu/The vision at CHFM is to be a nationally recognized modeldepartment of family medicine. CHFM integrates teaching inhumanistic medicine, medical ethics, behavioral medicine, and ruraland community health into both undergraduate and graduatecurricula.The department has model practice sites in several communities,providing training in urban and rural medicine and health care forunderserved areas in the state. These teaching and clinicalactivities are augmented by a variety of research projects thatexplore and contribute to the scientific knowledge base in familyand community medicine, rural health, primary care, behavioralmedicine, and the medical humanities.About the College of Medicine at the University ofFlorida:The College of Medicine University of Florida is the largest of sixcolleges at the University of Florida Health Science Center, openedin 1956 with a mission to increase Florida’s supply of highlyqualified physicians, provide advanced health care services to thecitizens of Florida and foster discovery in health research.https://med.ufl.edu/ . Pleaseclick here to see the College of Medicine Fact Sheethttps://ufhealth.org/news/about#collegefact The University of Florida, College of Medicine, department ofCommunity Health and Family Medicine is seeking a part-time .60 FTE(24 hours/ week) Assistant/Associate/Full Professor to join theEastside Community Practice faculty team in beautiful Gainesville,FL. This position will provide direct patient care to a largelyunderserved and diverse population in a team-based setting workingwith UF medical students. Providers with a passion for theunderserved patient population are encouraged to apply. Rankwill be commensurate with qualifications. Part-time .60 FTEposition, however, full-time will be considered depending upon theneeds of the clinic and applicant.Clinical Duties:This position is responsible for the delivery of primary healthcare at the UF Health – Family Medicine Eastside CommunityPractice. Our practice cares for a mostly underserved and diversepopulation. In addition to an outstanding staff and nurses, ahealth coach, pharmacist and social worker are part of the healthcare team. This position will provide direct patient care in clinicand participate in inpatient and/or clinic call rotations dependenton the interest of the final candidate and the needs of thedepartment. In addition, this position may work closely withARNP/PAs in a supervisory role providing team-based care usinginnovative models.Educational Activities:Teaching medical students during patient care activities, oninpatient rounds, and/or during educational conferences isexpected. Our department encourages scholarly activity andprofessional development as to advance our faculty, department anddiscipline. Experienced and accomplished mentors are available toassist as well as departmental support to present and publish yourwork as well as provide experiences for your professionaldevelopment.About Gainesville, Florida:Gainesville, FL is a hidden gem in North Central Florida that iswithin a couple hours to major cities such as Orlando,Jacksonville, and Tampa. We have warm weather much of the yearallowing for outdoor activities almost year-round. It is also awonderful place to raise a family among the diverse atmospheregenerated by The University of Florida. 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Please either add thethree signed letters with your application here or email yoursigned letters of recommendation to the HR Manager at [email protected] Review willbegin immediately and will continue until the position isfilled.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.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. 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Sam Perez is searching for mutants. But to find them, he has to know what normal looks like.Perez was among a dozen top botany graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who took an intensive, two-week course in what may be a vanishing discipline, plant morphology, at the Arnold Arboretum this month.The course, with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Arnold Arboretum, is modeled after intensive, high-level courses in marine science offered by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and in molecular biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, according to William Friedman, arboretum director and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. The course is the first of what will become an annual summer offering in plant organismic biology at the Arboretum.Plant morphology, which involves understanding the genesis of a plant’s entire shape and structure, has been taught less frequently in recent years, shouldered aside by the increased emphasis on genetics and understanding of how a plant’s DNA affects its growth and appearance.“There aren’t that many places where the study of the whole organism is very prevalent. It’s not a big part of the curriculum,” Friedman said. “Zoology, botany, ichthyology, all the ‘-ologies’ have been on the ropes across the world, not just in the U.S. And as faculty who used to study morphology and whole organisms were replaced by genomics people, we’ve lost the ability to connect genes back to the biology of the organisms themselves.”The dazzling diversity of flowering plants poses a special problem for budding botanists, since particular flower parts, for example, can look quite different in one species than in another. In addition, the use of a very few specific plants as laboratory models — akin to lab rats or fruit flies — has focused what morphological teaching there is on just a handful of species.Young scientists like Perez have become adept at using the powerful tools of genetics in their studies, but some are finding that their lack of knowledge of plant morphology hinders their work.Perez, a Michigan State University doctoral student who graduated from Harvard College in 2011, is examining plant mutants, comparing their genomes with normal plants to discover which genes are responsible for the mutated trait to better understand the genetics of the normal trait. He’s finding, however, that to identify plants with mutations, he needs a better understanding of normal plant morphology.“Plant morphology is important to me because I’m studying the development of certain floral structures, but I don’t have an understanding of what goes into the development of actual flowers,” Perez said.The course, taught by Pamela Diggle, visiting professor of organismic and evolutionary biology from the University of Colorado, and Peter Endress, professor emeritus of the University of Zurich, was specifically designed to be an intensive experience for participants, Diggle said.Students are picked up each day at 8 a.m. from their dormitory at Emmanuel College in Boston’s Longwood area, and are dropped off after 9 p.m. In between, they have three-hour lectures each morning, followed by lunch, and three hours of laboratory time each afternoon, with discussion sessions, special lectures, and dinner mixed in. Students also gain access to the Arboretum’s living collection of more than 15,000 plants spread over 281 acres.The intensive atmosphere is needed to cover a large amount of ground, said Diggle, who teaches plant morphology at the University of Colorado.“As fast as I can talk, that’s what I can cover,” Diggle said. “My feeling is this is a really fundamental area, a common denominator for people working in different areas. … As we’ve become more specialized in knowledge, the commonality of the organisms is missing, and I think science is suffering for it.”Despite the heavy workload, participants aren’t shying away from adding more of their own. Though the course tries to give the students a general knowledge of plant morphology and is not focused on their specific research subjects, the students asked early on whether they could present their research to the group during lunch, one of the few breaks in the day.“The students are extremely good, extremely motivated,” Endress said. “They work more than we expect.”For Kelsey Galimba, a doctoral student from the University of Washington, the long hours haven’t been too much to handle. Like Perez, Galimba signed up after finding that gaps in her knowledge of plant morphology were affecting her research. “It’s not been nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I don’t know if it’s because we have a good group or because of the interesting material, but we’ve all been fine with the hours.”The intensity provides not just an opportunity to cover a lot of ground, Diggle said, but also allows participants to bond, providing the seeds, hopefully, of an informal network that will be part of the lasting effects of the experience.“My adviser said, ‘Josh, go to this because you don’t get instruction in plant morphology like this anyplace else,’” said Josh Strable, a doctoral student at Iowa State University. “If you’re accepted, it’ll be something you’ll take with you for the rest of your career.”
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The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters defeated The Franklin County 5-0 in Varsity Tennis action.Sarah Wilder broke the all time OA win record tonight. Her record this year is 13-0. Her career record is 78-9.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.Congratulations to Sarah from The Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI.
Press Association Rooney was introduced as a 60th-minute substitute on Saturday as David Moyes’ reign as Manchester United manager began with a resounding 4-1 win at Swansea. Moyes has spent the majority of the summer insisting that Rooney is not for sale after Chelsea made two bids for the 27-year-old, who did not feature in pre-season. Wayne Rooney refused to be drawn on the speculation surrounding his future as he spoke publicly for the first time since he was linked with a move to Chelsea. United say Rooney has been unable to play because of injuries to his hamstring, and then to his shoulder, but the former Everton man was deemed fit enough to play 65 minutes of England’s 3-2 win over Scotland on Wednesday night. Such has been the furore caused by Rooney’s spat with Sir Alex Ferguson towards the end of last season, and Chelsea’s interest in him, that the striker has not spoken in public since his former manager dropped him in May. But he would not comment on the matter following Wednesday’s game against the Scots. “I am here to talk about England,” Rooney said when questioned about speculation regarding his future. Rooney was more forthcoming about his desire to get some playing time under his belt. Rooney had to come home from the club’s tour of Asia after a hamstring strain last month and he then suffered a shoulder injury playing in an unofficial friendly against Real Betis a fortnight ago. The 27-year-old trained with the United reserves – at his own request – in order to boost his fitness ahead of the Scotland game and he has been frustrated by his injury situation. “You are always looking forward to a good pre-season, it’s important you do that, but I had the injury to my hamstring and the injury to my shoulder so it’s disappointing, but I’ve had to deal with it and I have been working hard to try to get myself fit again,” Rooney added. “I’ve missed pre-season with a couple of injuries but I played a few minutes (against Scotland) and hopefully I can kick on now.” Given United’s inactivity in the transfer market this summer, Moyes is determined to hang on to Rooney and even another bid from Chelsea may not be enough to persuade United’s new manager to part with the forward he helped mould in to a star at Everton. But it is not just United who need Rooney – England want him fully match fit too. Roy Hodgson’s men had to twice come from behind to beat Scotland on Wednesday, and they will have to be at their best if they are to record two vital wins over Moldova and Ukraine in just over two weeks’ time. “I’m lacking that sharpness but hopefully that will come with a few matches under my belt,” he said, “I think it’s important that I play. Hopefully I can get them games in and that will obviously make it better for the World Cup qualifiers coming up.” Montenegro are two points clear of England at the top of Group H, but even though the Three Lions have a match in hand, Ukraine are also threatening Hodgson’s men after their 4-0 win in Podgorica in June. Rooney, who scored for England against Brazil in the Maracana earlier this summer, is desperate to go back to Rio for the World Cup. “It’s massively important we qualify,” he added. “We are in a good position. We have four games left and we have the players to do it so hopefully we can get there.”