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first_imgWest Virginia University School of Medicine and the Departmentof Neurosurgery seek a neurosurgeon qualified for appointmentat the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank.The successful candidate will be expected to practice inMorgantown, WV, and may also be expected to perform services atseveral satellite clinical sites in the states of West Virginia,Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia and additional sites to bedetermined based on expansion and growth of our services andsites.The West Virginia University Rockefeller NeuroscienceInstitute, led by Dr. Ali Rezai, is expanding to include theclinical, research, and academic missions of Neurosurgery,Neurology, and Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, among others.The Institute will spearhead efforts to develop innovativesolutions for West Virginians and those across the world withneurological and psychiatric conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s toParkinson’s; autism to stroke; and paralysis to chronic pain,addictions, and traumatic brain injury.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the areas ofneurosurgery. In addition to providing excellent patient care, thesuccessful candidate will also be actively involved in teachingmedical students, residents, and fellows. For appointment at theAssociate Professor or Professor rank, it is expected thatcandidates sustain an outstanding, extramurally supported researchprogram.Qualifications: Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginiamedical license. Candidates must be board certified / eligible inneurosurgery. For appointment at the Associate Professor orProfessor rank, a demonstrated track-record of leadership,excellent communication skills, and publications in high-impactjournals are required. All qualifications must be met by the timeof appointment.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 four affiliated hospitals and nine member hospitalsanchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital inMorgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiaryand quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 activemedical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds ofthousands of people each year from across the state of WestVirginia 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, please visit http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/neurosurgery/and https://neuroscience.wvu.edu/ ,and apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantown.careers.For additional information, please contact Pam Furbee, SeniorPhysician Recruiter & Talent Advisor, [email protected] .West 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. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)last_img read more

Rower Tupek striving to meet lofty expectations in 2005

first_imgLast year, Wisconsin oarsman Mike Tupek was something of an anomaly.As the only member of his class placed in the top shell as a sophomore, Tupek found himself among a group of experienced rowers vying for a place among the national elite. As the youngest member of the varsity eights, he experienced the high of Wisconsin’s shocking upset of West Coast powerhouse Washington and the low of a disappointing finish at the Intercollegiate Rowing Regatta.Now, after the departure of multiple seniors — including the last remnants of Wisconsin’s third-ranked boat of 2003 — Tupek has suddenly become the cagey veteran.Yet Wisconsin head coach Chris Clark still expects improvement from his standout junior rower. After mustering an impressive debut season in the freshman eights, Tupek suffered somewhat of an off year during his sophomore campaign.“[Tupek] has got to get better,” Clark said. “He came in here with this amazing fire, and last year, I don’t know what it was. He had sort of a strange slump. This year, he is doing better.”As one of the naturally strongest rowers on the team, and also one of the more seasoned, Tupek is being asked to take on more of a leadership role this season. This year’s rowing team is young, with only one senior rower in the first boat. Clark likes Tupek’s aggressive style of rowing and wants other rowers to pick up on that.“Today [in practice], I moved him to stroke, which is like the quarterback because he is super aggressive,” Clark said. “That’s something we often do, is put the most aggressive guy there. He shows other guys that, ‘Oh, this is how it’s supposed to be done.’”Tupek has been in the first boat since his freshman year. Clark is hoping that Tupek’s experience will bear out in the team’s performance not only during practice, but also in the heat of the spring events.“Under the pressure of a big race and the intensity of your competition, you’ll do what is equivalent to a turnover,” Clark said. “Not only do you not win, but you don’t even row your race. Hopefully a guy like [Tupek] can help turn that around. It’s not like you expect him to sit down with everybody and tell tales around the campfire about ‘back when I was a kid,’ but you lead by example.”Tupek’s goals are equivalent to Clark’s. As an individual, his ergometer times and personal achievements are important to him. Yet, ultimately, Tupek wants continuous progress until the Badgers are able to reach the highest level of competition.“Personal expectations are just to improve over past years, both physically and technique-wise,” Tupek said. “As a team, I think the goal is pretty much the same: we want to keep improving each year. If we build a little bit each year, we’ll be back in the running for medals and national championships.”Despite strong recruiting from competing schools, the Bethesda, Md., native eventually chose Wisconsin due to the program’s recent success under Clark and the general appeal of the atmosphere at Madison.“After my recruiting visit, it was pretty unanimous,” Tupek said. “Almost everyone on that same recruiting visit decided this is the place [he wanted] to go. I chose here mostly because, at the time, we were one of the top rowing teams in the country. That was definitely an important part of the decision. Frankly, when I came to visit here, Wisconsin just had a much better atmosphere, in my opinion, and was much more fun.”Academics also played a key role in Tupek’s choice of colleges.“In high school I was strongest at math, so I was interested in engineering,” Tupek said. “The engineering program was strong here, so engineering and rowing basically made my decision to come here.”According to Tupek, he has made the dean’s list four out of his five semesters in Madison. The struggle of balancing his commitment to rowing and his studies has not been difficult for him. Rather, rowing has helped Tupek give his life more structure. “In a way, rowing helps you schedule your homework,” Tupek said. “When you’re not rowing, it’s easy to find distractions and, when you’re rowing, you stay focused on one task. You’re able to focus more on both athletics and academics at the same time.”last_img read more