Physician-Occupational Medicine – 133

first_imgThe West Virginia University School of Public Health and theDepartment of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences areseeking a full-time occupational medicine physician with strongclinical interests and teaching or research interests (ranksavailable: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor).The successful candidate will be expected to practice inMorgantown, WV. Successful candidate may also be assigned toprovide services at other worksites, including but not necessarilylimited to, West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc., West VirginiaUniversity Medical Corporation doing business as “University HealthAssociates,” [etc.] located in West Virginia, Maryland, andPennsylvania and, as such, travel is anticipated and expected tofulfill said duties at these other worksites.West Virginia University offers the only Occupational Medicine andPublic Health/General Preventive Medicine Residency in the entireAppalachian region. This program is fully ACGME-accredited andsupported by a NIOSH Training Project Grant.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the area ofoccupational medicine. In addition to providing excellent patientcare, the successful candidate will also be actively involved inteaching medical students, residents, and fellows. For appointmentat the Associate Professor or Professor rank, it is expected thatcandidates sustain an outstanding, extramurally supported researchprogram. Clinical activities vary based on requests from ourreferral base. The full spectrum of occupational medicine servicesis provided at one main clinical location and onsite at workplacesthroughout the region. Research opportunities exist through ouraccredited School of Public Health, our School of Medicine andNIOSH Morgantown, located on campus.Qualifications: Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible to obtain a West Virginia medicallicense. Candidates must be board certified/eligible inoccupational medicine or hold the equivalent internationaloccupational medicine certification (i.e., Consultant with M.Sc. inOccupational Medicine) or be board certified in another specialtyand have significant experience in Occupational Medicine. Forappointment at the Associate Professor rank, a demonstratedtrack-record of leadership, excellent communication skills, andpublications in high-impact journals is required. Allqualifications must be met by the time of appointment.The ideal candidate would have experience in providing clinicalconsultations on occupational and environmental medicine issues.This position requires strong communication skills for educationand interactions with government, industry, academic, legislative,labor and community members.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of thirteen member hospitals and five hospitals undermanagement agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has morethan 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees whoserve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across thestate of West Virginia and the nation.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south ofPittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore,MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more,http://publichealth.hsc.wvu.edu/occmed/ and apply online athttp://wvumedicine.org/careers/.For additional information, please contact Megan Core, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.Notes To Applicantslast_img read more

Chemical in bad breath ‘influences’ dental stem cells

first_imgA use for bad breath?Hydrogen sulphide, the gas famed for generating the stench in stink bombs, flatulence and bad breath, has been harnessed by stem cell researchers in Japan.Their study, in the Journal of Breath Research, investigated using it to help convert stem cells from human teeth into liver cells. The scientists claimed the gas increased the purity of the stem cells.Small amounts of hydrogen sulphide are made by the body.It is also produced by bacteria and is toxic in large quantities.TherapyA group in China has already reported using the gas to enhance the survival of mesenchymal stem cells taken from the bone marrow of rats.Researchers at the Nippon Dental University were investigating stem cells from dental pulp – the bit in the middle of the tooth.They said using the gas increased the proportion of stem cells which were converted to liver cells when used alongside other chemicals. The idea is that liver cells produced from stem cells could be used to repair the organ if it was damaged.Dr Ken Yaegaki, from Nippon Dental University in Japan, said: “High purity means there are less ‘wrong cells’ that are being differentiated to other tissues, or remaining as stem cells.”One of the concerns with dental pulp as a source of stem cells is the number that can be harvested.However, the study did not say how many cells were actually produced. Prof Chris Mason, a specialist in regenerative medicine at University College London, said: “It would be interesting to see how hydrogen sulphide works with other cells types.”BBC News Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img HealthLifestyle Chemical in bad breath ‘influences’ dental stem cells by: – February 27, 2012 7 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more