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Assistant Professor – Gastroenterology

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first_imgMinimum QualificationsM.D. or equivalent and licensed by the Texas Medical BoardBaylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5073CA; CH See and evaluate new and existing patients in the clinicalsetting, in addition to 4-5 outpatient endoscopy sessions perweek.Participate in the inpatient consult service at Ben TaubhospitalDevelop a treatment plan for patientsPhysician productivity needs to meet or exceed the levelsestablished by the College.Participate in all routine clinical meetings held with theimmediate work group.Maintain required certifications and licensing.Become familiar with Electronic Medical Record system, enterdata into EMR, and develop a level of competency to document allpatient encounters.Complete all documentation in a timely manner to enable billingoperations. SummaryThe section of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is looking torecruit an Assistant Professor at the Ben Taub General Hospital andprovide provide patient care services for outpatientclinic/procedures and inpatient coverage.Job DutiesFaculty members are expected to demonstrate competency in each ofthe following areas:last_img read more

IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF INDIANA-SOUTHWEST REGIONAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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first_imgNotice is hereby given that at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, the Regional Board of Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Southwest Region will hold its meeting at 3501 N First Ave, Evansville, IN to consider and take action on items presented on the meeting agenda.  The meeting is open to the public.The Regional Board of Trustees is permitted under IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) to discuss the subjects listed below. For each subject, a reference to the applicable subdivision of IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) and a description of that subject are included.To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining, initiation of litigation,                                                                     implementation of security systems, or the purchase or lease of real estate;(2) (B)  Initiation of litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing;(2)(D)  The purchase or lease of real property by the governing body up to the time a contract or option to purchase or lease is executed by the parties; (5) To receive information about and interview prospective employees;(6)(A) With respect to any individual over whom the governing body has jurisdiction, to  receive information concerning the individual’s alleged misconduct;(7) For discussion of records classified as confidential by state or federal statute;(9) To discuss job performance evaluations of individual employees. This subdivision does not apply to a discussion of the salary, compensation, or benefits of employees during a budget process.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Rich Foods

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first_imgWhen shoppers reach for the butter for their holiday cooking this fall, they won’t see any good news in the butterfat shortage that has sent prices soaring. But dairy farmers will, said a University of Georgia economist. “This is really having a positive effect on butterfat, and therefore milk, prices,” said Bill Thomas, a dairy economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “When I say positive, I mean for the farmers.” In 1997, farmers essentially paid their processors so they could produce milk. “Georgia dairies have been losing about $1.86 for every 100 pounds of milk they produce,” Thomas said. Each hundredweight equals about 11 gallons of milk. But as butterfat has become more dear, farmers are finally getting paid more for their milk. “As we go into the holiday baking and party season, people will buy more dairy products that are rich in butterfat: sour cream, butter, cream, rich cheeses,” Thomas said. Americans use more butter and butterfat-rich products during the winter holidays. In-home baking, restaurant meals and packaged baking mixes will use lots of butter and other rich dairy products. “And that will keep the demand high, supporting prices to farmers,” Thomas said. Dairy farmers’ payments for milk are based on the butterfat content. The standard is 3.5 percent butterfat per hundredweight of milk. They receive a premium for every one-tenth percent over that. Thomas said the premium now is about three times what it was last year — 32.5 cents now from 10.6 cents in September 1997. “They’re still not making much,” Thomas said of Georgia dairies. “They are making money but have not recovered from the losses they had over the past several years.” And as the holidays approach, the weather cools off. That’s more good news for dairy farmers. During hot weather, cows give less milk that’s less rich. With a carefully planned diet, farmers can get more and richer milk from their cows. Thomas said the feeds that can increase butterfat content were in short supply and were costly through the summer. “But as prices come down and availability goes up for that feed,” he said, “farmers can increase the butterfat content of their cows’ milk and increase their income accordingly.” The breed of dairy cows affects butterfat supplies, too. The Dairy Herd Improvement Association has records on about 60 percent of Georgia’s dairy herd. They test the milk from members’ herds and keep records on the cows. Holsteins’ milk has about 3.5 percent butterfat. Jerseys, only 4 percent of Georgia’s herd, produce milk with about 4.3 percent — almost a quarter again as much butterfat. “This butterfat shortage might make farmers decide to buy a few Jerseys and increase the overall butterfat content of their milk,” Thomas said. “There is a tradeoff, though. Jerseys produce less milk volume.” But that decision could pay off in the long run. “Americans are switching back to butter and butter products,” said Connie Crawley, an Extension Service nutrition and health specialist with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Sometimes people go back to butter for the taste. And sometimes they switch because of concerns about trans-fatty acids, which can be high in stick margarine. Crawley said trans-fatty acids may be as likely to raise blood cholesterol levels as saturated fat. “Really, the question people need to ask when choosing fats is ‘how often do I use this product?'” Crawley said. If you use margarine or butter fairly often, you may want to choose soft or liquid margarine. These products are lower in trans-fatty acids and have no cholesterol. If you use butter or margarine rarely or for special holiday recipes, Crawley said she wouldn’t be too worried about using real butter. “The key here is moderation,” she said.last_img read more

Ming’s Optical sponsors cycling prodigy

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first_imgMING’s Optical on Thursday made a timely contribution to cyclist Zaman Khan ahead of this weekend’s Flying Aces Cycle Club event.Sponsorship for the upcoming cycling races was handed over by Dr Michele Ming of Ming’s Optical to Khan, who attends Port Mourant Secondary School.At just 15 years old, he is the current national champion in the Juvenile Category. He has also represented Guyana in the Caribbean.Looking on is Mr Randolph Roberts who is the national coach and Vice-President of the Flying Ace Cycle Club.The action starts at the Welfare Ground, East Canje, Berbice, at noon on Sunday, 13th November.last_img read more

Kiladangan crowned North Under 21 Hurling champions

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first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM They took on Nenagh this afternoon in Borrisoleigh where it ended 3-19 to 0-12Kiladangan manager Daragh Egan was happy with his sides performance.last_img

Lamar Picked for Top Spot in Southland Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

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first_img 4. Nicholls 226 The preseason poll is voted upon by the head coach and sports information director from each Southland school. Each individual ranks the other 12 teams in their predicted order of regular season finish. Ranking one’s own school is not permitted. Social Media Day can be followed on the Southland’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts, with a preview show streaming on ESPN3 tonight at 6 p.m. The ESPN3 preview show, available via https://sland.social/ESPN3MD and ESPN apps, will be archived immediately following its initial airing. 12. Incarnate Word 71 3. Central Arkansas (2) 231 Nicholls is tabbed for fourth after winning its first Southland Conference tournament and making its first foray into the NCAA tournament in 2017-18. Senior Cassidy Barrios will lead the way after earning player of the year honors last season. The 5-foot-10-inch guard finished the season third in the conference for points per game (17.3) and rebounds (9.1) and second in steals per game (2.9), blocked shots (1.5) and three-point field goal percentage (.400). Central Arkansas, the only team other than Lamar to receive first-place votes (2), is slated to finish in third place – the same spot they ended the regular-season last year. Sandra Rushing’s Sugar Bears are seeking a fourth-straight 25-win season after advancing to the WBI championship last spring. 1. Lamar (24) 288 6. Abilene Christian 178 School (First-place votes) Total The announcement was made this morning as Southland Conference Basketball Social Media Day commenced at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston. The home of the Houston Rockets is where all 26 head coaches from the league’s men’s and women’s programs are previewing the upcoming season today. Coaches are participating in Q&A sessions, media interviews, social media activities and one-on-one segments. The season is bookended in the Houston area, starting with today’s preview event and ending nearby at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, with the Southland Conference tournament on March 13-17. 2018-19 Southland Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll 8. McNeese 128center_img 7. New Orleans 153 Robin Harmony, last season’s Southland Coach of the Year, and her Cardinals are the overwhelming favorite to repeat as regular-season champions. Last season, Lamar went 22-8 and 17-1 in league play to claim the conference title. They are seeking consecutive women’s basketball championships for the first time in program history. Lamar’s leaders include a preseason All-Southland first team backcourt of Chastadie Barrs and Moe Kinard. Both are seniors and Barrs is the three-time reigning Southland Defensive Player of the Year. 2. Stephen F. Austin 248 5. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 209 9. Southeastern Louisiana 102 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, coming off a 19-12 campaign, is the No. 5 team. Meanwhile, Abilene Christian, New Orleans, McNeese, Southeastern Louisiana and Houston Baptist round out the top 10. They are followed by Northwestern State, Incarnate Word, and Sam Houston State. HOUSTON – Lamar received the maximum 24 votes from the Southland Conference’s head coaches and sports information directors to earn the top spot in the league’s 2018-19 women’s basketball preseason poll. Stephen F. Austin is expected to finish second. Central Arkansas received two first-place votes and is expected to finish third. 13. Sam Houston State 32 11. Northwestern State 76 Stephen F. Austin, who finished second last year after finishing 25-8 and 16-2 in conference, figures to push the Cardinals after letting a lead slip away in the Southland Conference title game. Mark Kellogg’s Ladyjacks return three starters in seniors Kennedy Harris, Chanell Hayes and Imani Johnson. Hayes is a second team preseason all-conference selection. SFA is seeking a third-straight 25-win season and a return to postseason play for a third consecutive year after a berth in the WNIT in 2018.  10. Houston Baptist 86last_img read more