Researcher selected as Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences: July …

DALLAS – July 18, 2014 – Dr. Yunsun Nam, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Biophysics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, is among 22 early-career researchers named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The Pew Scholars Program supports top U.S. scientists at the assistant professor level by providing funding to tackle some of the world’s most pressing health problems at the start of their independent research careers.

Dr. Nam, Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholar in Biomedical Research, is elucidating how non-coding RNAs work and is identifying new avenues by which to develop therapeutics.

“Only about 2 percent of the transcribed genome is estimated to code for protein. We want to understand how the rest of the transcribed genome, the non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), work,” she said. “We are particularly interested in ncRNAs that are involved in the regulation of gene expression and that impacts human disease, such as microRNAs, which can play important roles in the development of various human diseases including cancer.

“Knowing how microRNAs work and how they are regulated will provide the framework for us to discover ways to intervene and identify new therapies,” said Dr. Nam, who uses a wide variety of experimental approaches to study microRNAs.

“Dr. Nam is an outstanding scientist and is most deserving of this award,” said Dr. W. Lee Kraus, Director of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Her research on the mechanisms of microRNA processing, which has led to surprising new insights into the regulation and function of these important molecules, has important implications for stem cells and cancer.”

The Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences, where Dr. Nam’s laboratory is based, promotes and supports cutting-edge, integrative and collaborative basic research in female reproductive biology, with a focus on signaling, gene regulation, and genome function.

Dr. Nam, a Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas Junior Faculty Recruitment Awardee and a UT Southwestern Endowed Scholars Awardee, is a member of UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in North Texas and one of just 66 NCI-designated cancer centers in the nation.

Dr. Nam obtained her bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and completed fellowships at Harvard Medical School. She joins a community of more than 500 Pew scholars whose ranks include multiple recipients of Nobel Prizes, Lasker Awards, and MacArthur Fellowships. Pew Scholars are selected based on their proven creativity by a national advisory committee composed of eminent scientists.

“Scientific breakthroughs often come from seemingly unlikely origins, which is why it’s so important to give young scientists the freedom and the support they need to pursue their most creative ideas,” said advisory committee Chairman Dr. Craig C. Mello, a 1995 Pew scholar and a 2006 Nobel laureate in physiology or medicine. “It is our privilege to help these outstanding investigators pursue new research paths and work with peers across disciplines in order to advance biomedical science and ultimately benefit human health.”

About UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. Numbering more than 2,700, the faculty is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in 40 specialties to nearly 91,000 hospitalized patients and oversee more than 2 million outpatient visits a year.


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Weston Health Unit Coordinator Job – FL, 33326

Health Unit Coordinator

Reference Title
HR Use Only:
Hospital: Florida Hospital Non-Exempt
Facility: CC Florida Hospital Weston
Department: Telemetry
Job Code: 000929
Pay Grade: 6
Schedule: Part Time 40 hours or more
Shift: Days
Hours: 7a-7p
Job Details: – High School Diploma or equivalent Required.


Functions as a key communicator to support hospital unit operations and public relations. Initiates the facilitation and implementation of patient care orders as appropriate. Maintains the patient’s medical record. Provides clerical support to the unit’s operations, including admission, discharge and transfer management. Facilitates the acquisition of unit supplies and equipment. Demonstrates concern, sensitivity and expected service behaviors in the work place. Performs other related duties as assigned.


A. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Satisfactory completion of a course in basic medical terminology, health science or experience in the healthcare field that provides knowledge of either basic medical terminology of healthcare systems. Basic arithmetic skills; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ability to perform light typing and enter data utilizing computer systems. Knowledge of general office procedures sufficient to maintain patient records, logs, charts and coordinate appointments. Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

B. Required Length and Type of Experience

At least six (6) months prior public-contact work with demonstrated ability to deal with stressful situations. Prior job experience with typing or computer training or equivalent course work.

C. Required Licensure, Certification or Registry

BLS provider card

Category: Nursing Support/Patient Services

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Anatomy of a Blog Post – Dangerous Cupcakes

I love to write, and I hope it shows in my content. I try to write about things that are of interest to someone, and I do get positive feedback in both responses and private email. Thank you for that!

What may not show is all that goes into a blog post. It’s never a matter of copying some text I’ve received in an email, slapping in some high-res images and hitting that Publish button. Noooooo, there’s so much more!

The anatomy of a blog post is much more complex and detailed than what appears. First, the blogger must experience what he/she is writing about. This could be by attending an event, watching a movie, interacting with someone, in some fashion, testing/trying a product, eating a food, the list goes on. We take notes, take a lot of pictures and enjoy whatever it is, most importantly.

When we’re done, we have to download our photos to our computer then run them through Photoshop or another photo editing program to crop out the dirty napkins, the strange photobombs that don’t work or the blurry stuff. Neaten them up and put them in a folder where they’re easily accessible. (I am uber-organized, so each event gets its own folder and they are also uploaded to That can take quite a while, if you take a lot of photos!

Then comes the first draft. I usually do this in Notepad, as sometimes Office/Word leaves funny code in that makes a mess of my text when I copy it into the post field in WordPress. I upload the photos I want to use in another window, and later on I add more photos if I have space, if I wrote more than I thought I would, or if I suddenly feel it needs to be included. Some photos tell stories better than verbiage ever could.

Next up is the linking, changes in code and the SEO work in the WordPress UI. Adding categories, a tag, SEO terms into the body of the post, that kind of thing. Then I place the photos where they go and hit Preview. Like it? Great. I’ll publish it. Missing something? Fix it. Not sure? I’ll marinate on it a bit and go back to it later, after I’ve thought about the details a bit more.

After a post is publish, the promotion begins. Carefully chosen and scheduled shares on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Google+ occur. StumbleUpon is another. Then come the repetitive shares later on, with newly crafted text and at a different time…unless that first one was wildly successful. Between the two, I’ve looked at my ShareAholic stats and my Google Analytics to see what worked and what didn’t. Never overlook your stats: these are a majorly important key to your business success.

If it’s a sponsored post, I send the url to the appropriate rep. While I’m doing all the behind-the-scenes work before publishing, I make sure I’m including anything they have requested and that their business is promoted properly, all while being myself. I prefer my posts to speak for me and to be credible. Trust is a big deal for me, both in blogging, in my social media and also in my job. Reliability and trust  — you really can’t have enough of these two.

I love blogging, but it is a timely process. This is why I have to say no to some things, as my blog is my business. My family is the most important thing to me, and if something’s going to take time away from my family, it has to be worth it. Maintaining the blog as my business conveys that reliability and trust I spoke of, and I’m so thankful for the relationships I’m built and am continuing to build by being a blogger. The people I meet, the things I get to do, the places I get to go: what a life! I told my husband the other day that I can’t imagine someone not wanting to be a blogger, and I know that’s silly because no field is for everyone, but that really speaks to how much I love it. I love the details, the accounting, the business-y stuff I have to do that’s not related to any specific post, it’s all a part of this amazing new career that is growing every day. If you’re a blogger, don’t be afraid to say it! (And then be ready to explain how it’s not just posting cool stuff to Facebook or sharing high-res images.)

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SSC EXAMS: SI Delhi Police & CPO Exam 2014 Introduction | SSC …

SI Delhi Police & CPO Exam 2014 (Everything About)


The full name of this exam is SUB-INSPECTORS IN DELHI POLICE, CAPFs AND ASSTT SUB-INSPECTOR IN CISF EXAM. SSC conducts this exam every year; for aspirants who are graduate. The process of the exam completes in four stages; namely
i) PAPER-I (tier-I)
ii) PAPER-II (tier-II)
iii) Physical Endurance Test (PET) & Medical Exam
iv) Interview

CAPFs = Central Armed Police Forces
CISF = Central Industrial Security Force

SUB-Inspectors in CAPFs are recruited in the following organisations
i) Border Security Force (BSF)
ii) Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
iii) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
iv) Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF)
v) Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

ASI are recruited in the following organisation
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Candidates belonging to the Physically Handicapped category are not eligible to apply for this examination.


i) SI in Delhi Police: Grade Pay Rs 4200, Group-C

ii) SI in CAPFs: Grade Pay Rs 4200, Group-B

iii) ASI in CISF: Grade Pay Rs 2800, Group-C


In Delhi Police reservation is available for Ex-servicemen and special categories of Ex-servicemen as detailed below:

Out of 10% quota meant for Ex-servicemen, 50% of such quota will be reserved for the following categories:
(i) Having served in the Special Force NSG (Special Action Group)
(ii) Having received a QI (Qualified Instructors) grading in the commando course
(iii) Officers from the Navy/Air Force who have worked in the specialized commando type units

NOTE-I: In case sufficient number of Ex-servicemen candidates under categories at (i), (ii) and (iii) are not available, the unfilled vacancies will be filled amongst other available Ex-servicemen candidates.

Note-II: The benefit of age relaxation available to Central Government Civilian Employees is not applicable to the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police.

Note-III: OBC certificates issued by NCT for candidates for OBCs listed by NCT but not included in Central list of OBCs will be accepted for post of SI in Delhi Police only for reservation and age relaxation purposes. For candidates in Central OBC lists, certificates in prescribed from NCT or any other States/UT will be accepted as usual.

4. AGE LIMITS in SSC SI Delhi Police & CPO Exam

20-25 for each post for UR
Category candidates to add usual age relaxation for them





ii) For the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police only: Male candidates must possess and also carry a valid Driving License for LMV (Motor cycle and Car) on the date fixed for Physical Endurance and Standard Tests. Otherwise they will not be allowed to undergo Physical Endurance and Standard Tests.

NOTE-I: Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education
Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

Note-II: The candidates who are able to prove by documentary evidence that the result of the educational qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut off date and he/she has been declared passed will also be considered to have met the required educational qualification.

Note-III: Due weightage will be given to candidates with NCC ‘B’ or ‘C’ certificate at the time of interview/personality test.


i) PAPER-I (Tier-I)
It consists of 200 questions to be attempted in 2 hours. Questions comprise of English, GK, Reasoning and Maths with 50 questions each.

NOTE: However in the advertisement the commission says that it reserves the right to fix sectional cut offs but it has never been done by SSC for any exam and chances are nil for it to be there in coming years too. Those meeting the cut off in their respective categories in PAPER-I are called to appear in PAPER-II and PET

ii) PAPER-II (Tier-II)
Questions: 200
Each question: 1 mark
Time Duration: 2 Hours

iii) PET & Medical Exam

iv) Interview

NOTE-I: Paper-II is held 3 months after the paper-I normally

NOTE-II: Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer both in PAPER-I and PAPER-II

NOTE-III: Candidates shortlisted for PET/Medical Examination on the basis of their performance in Paper-I will only be called for Paper-II.

NOTE-IV: Paper-II of only such candidates who qualify in PET will be evaluated.

8. SYLLABUS of SSC SI Delhi Police & CPO Exam

General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution & Scientific Research.

General Intelligence & Reasoning : It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

1. Semantic Analogy
2. Symbolic/Number Analogy
3. Figural Analogy
4. Semantic Classification
5. Symbolic/Number Classification

6. Figural Classification
7. Semantic Series
8. Number Series
9. Figural Series
10. Problem Solving

11. Word Building
12. Coding and de-coding
13 Numerical operations
14. Symbolic operations
15 Trends

16. Space Orientation
17. Venn Diagrams
18. Drawing inferences
19. Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding
20. Figural Pattern – folding and completion

21. Indexing
22. Address matching
23. Date & city matching
24. Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
25. Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification

26. Embedded figures
27. Critical Thinking
28. Emotional Intelligence
29. Social Intelligence
30. Other sub-topics, if any

English Comprehension : Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested.

English Language & Comprehension :Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate‘s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on:

1. Spot the Error
2. Fill in the Blanks
3. Synonyms
4. Antonyms
5. Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words

6. Idioms & Phrases
7. One word substitution
8. Improvement of Sentences
9. Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration

11. Shuffling of Sentence parts
12. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
13. Cloze Passage
14. Comprehension Passage

Numerical Aptitude:
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of:
i) Numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals,fractions and relationships between numbers
ii) Percentage
iii) Ratio & Proportion
iv) Square roots
v) Averages

vi) Interest
vii) Profit and Loss
viii) Discount
ix) Partnership Business
x) Mixture and Allegation

xi) Time and distance
xii) Time & Work.

i) Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
ii) Graphs of Linear Equations.

i) Triangle and its various kinds of centres
ii) Congruence and similarity of triangles
iii) Circle and its chords
iv) Tangents
v) Angles subtended by chords of a circle
vi) Common tangents to two or more circles.

i) Triangle
ii) Quadrilaterals
iii) Regular Polygons
iv) Circle
v) Right Prism

vi) Right Circular Cone
vii) Right Circular Cylinder
viii) Sphere
ix) Hemispheres
x) Rectangular Parallelepiped
xi) Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base.

i) Trigonometric ratio
ii) Degree and Radian Measures
iii) Standard Identities
iv) Complementary angles
v) Heights and Distances

i) Histogram
ii) Frequency polygon
iii) Bar diagram
iv) Pie chart



ii) PET (for all posts)
For Males
a) 100 meters race: 16 seconds
b) 1.6 Kms race: 6.5 minutes
c) Long Jump: 3.65 metres in 3 chances
d) High Jump: 1.2 metres in 3 chances
e) Shot put (16 Lbs): 4.5 metres in 3 chances

For Females
a) 100 metres race: 18 seconds
b) 800 metres race: 4 minutes
c) Long Jump: 2.7 metres (9 feet) in 3 chances.
d) High Jump: 0.9 metres (3 feet) in 3 chances

1. There shall be no minimum requirement of chest measurement for female candidates.

2. Relaxation in height and chest (as the case may be) as mentioned above will be permissible only on production of certificate in the proforma as prescribed in Annexure VIII from the competent authorities of the District where they ordinarily reside.

3. The relaxation in physical standards(height/chest) once granted at the time of initial appointment in Delhi Police will hold good till the individual concerned remains in Delhi Police.

4. Those candidates who are declared not qualified in Physical Standards, i.e. height and chest, may prefer an appeal, if they so desire, to the appellate authority present on the PET ground. The decision of the appellate authority will be final and no further appeal or representation in this regard will be entertained.

5. Weight: Corresponding to height for all posts.

iii) Medical standards (For all posts)
a) Eye sight: The minimum distant vision should be 6/6 and 6/9 of two eyes without correction i.e.without wearing of glasses.

b) The candidate must not have knock knee, flat foot, varicose vein or squint in eyes and they should possess high colour vision i.e. they should not be colour-blind.

c) They must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of the duties.

NOTE-I: Ex-servicemen applying for the posts in CAPFs are not required to undergo PET. The Ex-servicemen candidates for the post of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police have also been exempted from
PET. However, all Ex-Servicemen are required to pass the written test and fulfill the physical standards prescribed for direct recruits for recruitment of Sub Inspector/ Assistant Sub-Inspector, as the case may be. They should also pass the medical standards prescribed for direct recruits.

NOTE-II: The candidature of female candidates who are pregnant at the time of Physical Endurance Test will be rejected as they cannot undergo PET. No appeal/representation will be entertained against
such rejection.

NOTE-III: Medical Examination of all the candidates who qualify in the PET will be medically examined by the Medical Officer of the CAPFs or any other Medical Officer or Assistant Surgeon belonging to Grade I of any Central/State Govt. Hospital or Dispensary. Those who are found fit in the medical examination and qualify in the written examination also will be required to appear in the Interview (Personality Test) of 100 marks.

NOTE-IV: Candidates who are found to be unfit, will be informed of the position and they can make an appeal before Review Medical Board within the prescribed time limit of 15 days. Decision of Re-Medical Board/Review Medical Board will be final and no appeal/representation against the decision of the Re-Medical Board/Review Medical Board will be entertained.

NOTE-V: Finally selected candidates for the posts of Sub-Inspector and Assistant Sub-Inspector would, as part of training curriculum, have to pass seven obstacle events as mentioned below, failing which they may not be retained in the Force:

i) Jumping over the Vertical Board;
ii) Holding the rope on jumping from the Board.
iii) Tarzan Swing;
iv) Jumping on the Horizontal Board;
v) Parallel Rope;
vi) Monkey Crawl;
vii) Vertical Rope.

10. Formats of Different Certificates Etc Needed in an SSC exam


ALLSOFTS: The Benefits Of A Full Medical Coding Training Online

Medical coding involves recording and processing of all information about most of the patients, records, history information, medical bills, diagnoses and activities which are involved in the treatment of a patient. Medical coding professionals usually work with insurance companies, physicians and patients to give the best care their patients deserve. This area will also give some opportunities in the field of health care that would also give them greater chances to begin their profession even in less experience.

Once you are ready to start your medical coding career, but still in doubt about important things that may suit into your schedule, why not try online training schools. Lots of students who want their education through the internet. Thus, it would be better to take a full medical coding training online. This would give you the opportunities to work and fulfill your responsibilities and learning as well.

Online learning has grown in popularity over the years. With the increasing online schools available on the internet, training programs have been considered also as part of their offerings. This is already widely accepted by many people and for employers as well. There are lots of benefits that you can obtain through these training programs.

You can attend several classes when it is comfortable to you. You will be the one to decide on what courses you would like to take that is best for your schedule. So, if you are a mother or a working individual, you will be given the opportunity to finish all the assignments and exams. You may also decide the course that would fit into your schedule.

Web courses are not the same with a typical classroom discussion. This will give you the chance to work anywhere on the go. Whether, you are on a trip or anywhere as long as you are connected to the internet, you will be able to attend your class. All training and courses offered online accommodates every individual with their needs.

You do not have to worry, since most of these courses offer just the same with a typical classroom course. Most classes over the internet usually offer the same curriculum and materials as a campus based class. You may also enjoy lots of interaction with your peers and instructors. You may participate in a class discussion via live chat sessions and exchanging of emails.

You may choose from several schools available. There are various schools that mostly offer an online curriculum in the medical coding field. This means, you can also choose a school that is best for you. There are many elements associated with the programs offered. This includes, participating, reading, listening and participating during exams.

Instructors usually post some videos, and other written materials that can be viewed by their students.You will communicate in a regular basis with your instructors and your classmates via live chat or email sessions. You are also required to complete your assignments and exams. You have to log into the class website to complete all the tests.

Today, there are lots of schools offered online and even training. Most of them are considering this type of education, because it is convenient and comfortable on their part. It has also grown into popularity and considered all over the world.

Colleges Aim to Recruit More Women Coders – City Town Info

If the data is any indication, these efforts are working. Forty percent of incoming freshman to Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science are women — the largest group ever. Forty percent of Harvey Mudd’s computer science majors are also women, and this year, women represented over half of the school’s engineering graduates for the first time ever. Meanwhile, at the University of Washington, women earned 30 percent of computer science degrees this year — well above the national average.

Lenore Blum, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, told The New York Times that she believes other schools could make similar changes, and with similar success.

“I don’t think we’re doing anything that nobody else could do,” said Blum, “but it has to be sustained and institutionalized.”

It remains unclear whether the success some colleges have had in recruiting more women into computer science will follow through to the workforce. Newsweek reported that major tech giants like Google have come under fire for hiring a disproportionate number of male programmers, often coined “brogrammers.” Still, The New York Times suggested it is a good start. Companies cannot hire more women, after all, until more women learn how to code — and that all begins in college.

Compiled by Aimee Hosler


“Codes, Not Bros: Google Pledges $50 Million to Ladies in Tech,”, July 11, 2014, Paula Mejia,

“Google’s Helping Young Girls, But How Can We Get Wome in College To Code?”, July 1, 2014, Yunita Ong,

“Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science,”, July 17, 2014, Claire Cain Miller,

“Women and Information Technology: By the Numbers,”, 2014,

How Long Does The Medical Billing Training Last? | Medical Coding …

Medical Billing

Medical Coders Are On Demand

Medical billing job is a field that is gaining popularity in a rapid phase nowadays. There are numerous opportunities when it comes to a professional medical coder or biller. The salary is also good and it only depends on a few things like your job location and previous experience in the sector.

When it comes to acquire a job in the medical billing segment, it is enough if you can convince that you are capable of doing this job, though of course, a basic idea of the course is mandatory. You can convince the employer by explaining your previous experiences in accounting field and the things you learnt out of it.

Nevertheless, if you look into other courses in the field of medicine, you would need to complete a professional course that would take around two to four years. Yet, when it comes to billing in medical field, the only requirement is to pass a national exam. The number of days of classroom training and the institution that you choose to study does not matter at all. It is enough that you study and pass the exam and become certified as a medical coder or biller.

However, if you are not able to prepare on your own or if you think that you need some guidance, you can choose training programs offered by institutions with medical billing courses. Alternatively, it would be a better option to choose a course online, so that you can quickly complete the basic course and then start looking for jobs at the earliest.

When you choose an institution, you will have to attend trimesters and semesters, and some of them might charge more than necessary fee. But when it comes to opting for an online course, you can save a lot of time along with a considerable amount of money.


Professional Medical Biller

Whatever be the type of class that you choose, see to that it has all those things required to train you as a professional medical coder. Jot down a list of schools, compare, and decide on a school. Make sure that the institutions do not over-charge you for the course.

You can save some money on the course with the financial aid that is provided by the Federal government. So it is advised to check if you are eligible for the financial aid as well.

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