February 2005 Links Page
- American Heart Association "Go Red for Women" campaign:
- Congenital Heart Information Network:
Resources : http://tchin.org/resources/index.htm,
and Links : http://tchin.org/links/index.htm
- American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation:
Helpful publications information : http://www.aacvpr.org/resources/publications/index.cfm
- Justice Department website:
Website Asks for Comments on Golf Carts: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com
- Special Report 282: Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity? Examining the Evidence:
Transportation Research Board Report Summary 24: http://gulliver.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=4536
- Sit and Be Fit website:
- Aquatic Therapy Journal:
- Research: International Paralympic Committee (IPC) 2005 Research Initiative:
The United Nations has declared 2005 to be the International Year of Sport and Physical Education. In celebration of the year, the IPC is publishing a guest ICSSPE Perspectives series entitled "The Multidisciplinary Series of Physical Education and Sport Science," (http://www.icsspe.org) and calls for academic and scientific institutions to submit articles on topics related to sport for people with disabilities and the Paralympic movement, with a focus on practical research implications. Articles are due April 15, and should be sent to International Paralympic Committee, Attn.: Mr. Andy Parkinson, Medical & Scientific Director, Adenauerellee, 212-214, 53113 Bonn, Germany. Submissions should follow a standard format of abstract, introduction, methodology, results, and discussion, and should also include practical implications. The article's length should not exceed 6,000 words. Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Tamara Devine, ICSSPE Scientific Affairs and Publications Manager, 49-30-36418850, e-mail: email@example.com.
- Public Health Corner: Fitness and Wellness Facility Locator website:
- Body Worlds:
- Abilities Expo:
Shows include NY Metro, April 15-17; Southern California, June 3-5; Metro Detroit, August 26-28; Chicago Metro, September 16-18; and Northern California, November 18-20.
- Disabled Sports USA Ski Schedule:
- Health Disparities: Progress, Challenges, Opportunities:
The 19th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Disparities: Progress, Challenges, Opportunities, will be held March 1-3 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, GA.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, in partnership with the Chronic Disease Directors and the Prevention Research Centers Program, sponsors an annual conference designed to create a dynamic forum for examining public health policies and practices, increase the knowledge of science-based interventions in chronic disease prevention and control, and provide enriched opportunities for information exchange and networking among diverse professionals.
For more information about the conference, go to the conference website at http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/conference or call 770-488-5131.
- Blazesports Clubs of America National Disability Sports Conference, March 17-20, 2005:
Program partners for the conference include the National Recreation and Park Association (http://www.nrpa.org), U.S. Paralympics (http://www.usparalympics.org/), and several leading sport-specific disability sports organizations including the National Disability Sports Alliance, the United States Association of Blind Athletes, and Wheelchair Sports USA.
U. S. Disabled Athletes Fund is the legacy organization of the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, the first Paralympics ever held in the United States, and the parent organization of BlazeSports America, the first community-based sports program for youth and adults with physical disability. For more information, see http://www.blazesports.com or e-mail NDSC2005@blazesports.com.
- ACSM's Health and Fitness Summit & Exposition:
For more information, go to http://www.acsm.org/meetings/summit.htm, or call 317-637-9200.
- 34th Annual Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Activity:
The conference will be held April 22-24, 2005 in Springfield, IL at the Crown Plaza Hotel. For further information, call 573-882-4038, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ICORR 2005, IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, June 28-July 1, 2005:
ICORR highlights the most recent advances in the basic sciences of rehabilitation robotics. This conference will focus on a number of topics, including the themes of robotics in prosthetics and orthotics, and more.
- ISAPA (International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity) Conference, Verona, Italy: July 5-9, 2005:
To be held in Verona, Italy, the symposium will attract speakers worldwide on the topics of adapted physical activity across the lifespan, education of APA professionals, disability sport, and more.
For more information on registration, e-mail email@example.com.
- CDC Mid-Career Health Scientists, GS-601-13:
If interested, apply through the Quick Hire process at these links, and contact Dr. John Crews at 404-498-3013 or WZC0@CDC.GOV.
- Project Director Position Opening at the Association of University Centers on Disability:
The Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Director. The candidate must provide leadership and information, and develop opportunities for the AUCD network of Centers and Programs to conduct research and education activities in the areas of disability and health in cooperation with CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). More specifically, this position is to direct, manage, and coordinate AUCD's efforts under a federal cooperative agreement with the CDC to strengthen the nation's capacity to carry out public health activities in the areas of birth defects (BD), developmental disabilities (DD), and health promotion for people living with disabilities. The Project Director will work directly with CDC officials, the AUCD network of centers and programs, sub-award grantees, and other partnering organizations that focus on BD/DD and special health care needs to carry out the activities of this cooperative agreement, as well as provide direction and support on a wide range of health and disability activities.
Submit a letter of interest, resume of relevant experience, and names and contact information for three references via mail or e-mail to George Jesien, PhD, Executive Director, AUCD, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 920, Silver Spring, MD 20910. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.aucd.org. For additional information, please contact Ethan Long, PhD, Project Director, AUCD, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 920, Silver Spring, MD 20910. T: 301-588-8252, e-mail: email@example.com.
- Oregon State University Department of Exercise and Sport Science Assistant or Associate Professor in Movement Studies in Disability:
This is a tenure-track, 9-month position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to movement studies in disability/adapted physical activity; establishing an independent and funded research program with this nationally recognized MSD program; advising graduate students; serving on departmental, college, and university committees; and providing professional and community service.
Qualifications needed include a doctorate in exercise science or a related field with emphasis in a lifespan approach to promoting health in persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus that is complementary to the research programs of existing faculty in the thematic areas of obesity and physical activity, healthy children, healthy aging, or the bone, muscle physiology, biomechanics, or nutrition research labs.
Submit letter of application, vita, and three letters of recommendation specific to this position to Dr. Anthony Wilcox, Chair, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Langton Hall, Room 214, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-3303, T: 541-737-2643, F: 541-737-2788, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full consideration, apply by February 15, as the appointment begins September 16, 2005.
- University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Position:
The College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee recruits a stellar faculty member who will secure a home in one of the four departments that have a translational research orientation addressing the lives of people with disabilities through prevention, rehabilitation, or technology: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Human Movement Sciences, and Health Sciences.
Qualifications include a PhD in a discipline related to either the rehabilitation-related professions, design professions such as engineering or architecture, or health-related disciplines like neuroscience, biomechanics, or related social sciences.
Salary and starting date of August 22, 2005 are negotiable.
Interested candidates should send letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to Linda Miller, Search and Screen Committee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences-Enderis 479, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413, T: 414-229-3226, F: 414-229-2619, e-mail: email@example.com. Include position vacancy # 7942 and # 7943.
- Research Associate Position:
The Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation in Dallas, TX has a research position opening.
The candidate should have a PhD or Master's level education with experience in the biological (e.g., biomedical engineering or equivalent) or social sciences (e.g., experimental psychology) that have a strong research component; strong communication, analytic, statistical and organizational skills; proficiency in speaking and writing the English language with bilingual skills in Spanish as a plus; experience in literature searches and chart reviews, manuscript and grant writing, data entry and data base management; and experience with patients with orthopedic and neurological injuries (preferred).
Responsibilities will include literature searches and writing for manuscript and grants; administration of surveys and protocols to patients; assisting with IRB paperwork; creating PowerPoint presentations; and more.
If interested, please contact Dr. Ann Marie Warren at T: 214-820-9315 or AnnMariW@BaylorHealth.edu.
- Publications and Scientific Affairs Manager:
The position of Publications and Scientific Affairs Manager at the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) is available. This position is available for two years from January 1, with the option to extend until December 31, 2008, and is based in Berlin, Germany.
The candidate should have a sport science/physical education university degree; preferably some experience of international and/or NGO work as well as project/event management; native English speaker and excellent command of the English language; good command of standard office software; good organizational and social skills; flexibility and willingness to work outside normal office hours if needed; and knowledge of German language is a plus.
The candidate is responsible for the ICSSPE publications in English language, including the ICSSPE Bulletin, Perspectives: the Multidisciplinary Series of Sport Science and Physical Education, and is co-responsible for the online newsletter. He/she participates in the production of information and background materials concerning ICSSPE's activities; updates the ICSSPE website; manages research and other projects of ICSSPE; handles statutory business meetings of ICSSPE; represents ICSSPE at national and international events as needed; and more.
Interested candidates should send current CV (with picture if possible) and references, and a letter explaining the candidate's motivation as soon as possible, to ICSSPE/CIEPSS, Hanns Braun Strasse, Friesenhaus II, 14053 Berlin GERMANY or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Detlef Dumon, Communications Manager, with questions at T: +49 30 36 41 88 55, e-mail: email@example.com. URL: http://www.icsspe.org.
- District and Regional Managers of SilverSneakers Fitness Program:
HealthCare Dimensions and the SilverSneakers Fitness Program seek District and Regional Managers in New York/New Jersey, Illinois, Georgia, and Florida.
District and Regional Managers are responsible for managing the activities of the assigned region; providing leadership, guidance, supervision, and career growth to the Account Managers; coordinating the efforts of corporate staff in conjunction with Account Managers to obtain the greatest benefit for all concerned; and continually improving the relationship with clients and partners.
Candidates are expected to have outstanding personnel management, customer service, project management and relationship-building skills. They should love to travel, have strong organizational skills, and be self-motivated while working from the home office. Experience in any and all of the following is desired: field or territory management, regional personnel management, managed care, health promotion and fitness, health insurance, and a strong business background. Submit resume and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Master of Science in Disability and Human Development:
The Master of Science in Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in human services organizations, as well as to develop fundamental skills of research and scholarship in the disability field. The curriculum examines disability and human development across the life span with an emphasis on understanding the complex cultural, legal, programmatic, and theoretical context of disability in society. Study and research are available in two areas of specialization: disability studies and social policy and rehabilitation technology. The program articulates closely with the College of Applied Health Sciences' interdepartmental Ph.D. program in Disability Studies.
For additional information or for an application, please call 312-413-1647 or 312-413-0453 or visit the website at http://www.ahs.uic.edu/dhd.