*The Whiting School ofEngineering has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) tosupport the recruitment of the MCEH Director. Craig Smith, Partner,and Jeff Stafford, Senior Associate, are leading the search.Applicants should submit a single PDF containing their CV and aletter of interest outlining their research and leadershipexperience to [email protected] Nominations,recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should goto the same address. Review of credentials will begin promptly andwill continue until the appointment is finalized. Every effort willbe made to ensure candidate confidentiality. The Whiting School ofEngineering and the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare arecommitted to building a diverse educational environment, and womenand minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Johns HopkinsUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and does notdiscriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy,race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion,sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status,other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationallyirrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action forminorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-freeworkplace. The Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins Universityinvites nominations and applications for the position of Directorof the Malone Center for Engineering (MCEH). The Malone Center isone of the Whiting School’s 25 Interdisciplinary Centers andInstitutes. Founded in 2016 with a $30M endowment gift, it drives aproblem-focused research agenda that applies engineering approachesto improve the efficiency and efficacy of healthcare. The MaloneCenter Director will report to Ed Schlesinger, Benjamin T. RomeDean of the Whiting School of Engineering and will have a scholarlyrecord deserving appointment as tenured professor in the WhitingSchool (with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine oranother division of the University possible as appropriate).The Director position – The Director guides theoverall strategic development of Malone Center programs and workswith faculty across Hopkins to develop and grow efforts in thehealthcare space. Beyond Hopkins, MCEH’s Director will fosterconnections with the healthcare industry as part of the Center’sefforts to expand its base of resources and relationships. Possibledirections for the Center’s growth include data-science andcomputing-related areas such as AI in health; imaging;systems-engineering approaches to health-system optimization;human-centered design; and fundamental and applied work ininformatics.Diversity, equity, and inclusion – As theleader of the Center and a leader within the School, MCEH’sDirector will work to enhance and expand diversity and inclusion atall levels, from its faculty and staff to its graduate andundergraduate students and will ensure that the Center is awelcoming and supportive environment for all.Position Qualifications – MCEH’s new Directorwill be a collaborative, entrepreneurial, and proven leader with abroad view of the opportunities at the intersection of engineeringand healthcare who can engage and inspire faculty, staff, student,and partners in exciting new work. The Director will have theability inclusively to develop a compelling vision to establishMCEH as the leading hub for research and discovery. They will havea track record of successful hiring across disciplinary boundariesand of bringing together researchers to do novel work. The Directorwill have a dossier that evinces a distinguished track record ofscholarship and teaching, a passionate commitment to research,discovery, program-building, and application, and an interest inand success at academic administration. Fundraising experience isvalued.Expected educational background andqualifications –An earned doctorate and a scholarly record deservingappointment as tenured professor at The Johns HopkinsUniversity;Recognized leadership in a relevant field with a distinguishednational and international reputation for research andeducation; Excellent communication skills in both internal and externalinteractions; A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion at all levelsamong faculty, students, and staff, along with measurable andsustained impact on the diversity and inclusiveness oforganizations they have led or been part of; andLeadership experience within a complex research environment orin national/international organizations connected to theirrespective field.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic table tennis star, Dexter St Louis, has died.The 51-year-old passed away on Thursday in France following a short illness, with his wife, Jeromaine and two daughters, Rheann and Axelle at his bedside.St Louis was the only table tennis player from T&T to qualify for the Olympics, turning out at the Atlanta Games in 1996 and the Beijing showpiece in 2008.In a statement issued on the behalf of his family, St Louis was hailed as “indomitable”.“Dexter will be remembered for his relentless work ethic, sense of humor and passion for justice, as well as for his honesty, fair-play and his open and transparent approach to sport and to life,” the statement said.St Louis most recently represented Trinidad and Tobago at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, going out in the preliminary stages.He played professionally in France after landing a contract in the early 1990s.