Saturday, May 14, 2011

I've got a new home.

All two of you that read me.



To Autismo:

"PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER".




and to who ever believed in me at dot com for moms....God bless you!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Goodbye, cruel world

Rosabw has disappeared.  I am now ragette at blogspot dot com.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Numbers never lie....

   SPOOKY AUTISM NUMBERS


http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/05/south-korea-autism/

Autism rates increase.....wwwoooooooooo.....ONE IN THIRTY EIGHT O MY GOD!!!!!!!!!
It's all the rage in the "Autism Files" (TM)
Read all about it...

Autism: 1 in 4…Give it, ah, about…Well, hell…anyone a mathmatician around here? What was it, 4 in 10,000 about 20 years ago? As it becomes more lucrative, it becomes more common;



Let’s see… 1 out of 38 = .026

4 out of 10,000 = .0004



That an increase of 6500%



The stock market went from about 3,000 in that time, to about 12,000 today. That’s only an increase of 400%



(Edited to delete smart-ass comments)



Now…to figure out how long from 1 in 38 to one in 4…



6500% increase in 20 years is 325% a year.



God, this is getting hard…



4 is 9.5% of 38…..It would have to increase about 10 fold, or 1000%



Let’s see…1000 is to x as 6500 is to 20



6500x = 20000… lets see…ABOUT THREE YEARS!!!



It’s math, people. The universal language. AND BY THIS UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE< I figure this is STUPID!!!!!!!

The State of Psychiatry, 1956

http://vintage-ads.livejournal.com/2633620.html



Side Effects of Thorazine - for the Consumer


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All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Thorazine:



Blurred vision; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; light sensitivity; nasal congestion.



Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Thorazine:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest or throat; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in breasts; changes in menstrual period; changes in vision; chest pain; chills; confusion; difficulty swallowing; difficulty urinating; drooling; extreme tiredness; fever; inability to move eyes; involuntary movements of the face, mouth, tongue, or jaw; jitteriness; lip smacking or puckering; mask-like face; muscle spasms of the face, neck, or back; prolonged or painful erection; puffing of cheeks; rigid muscles; seizures; shuffling walk; skin discoloration; sleeplessness; sore throat; stiff arms or legs; tremors of hands; twitching or twisting movements; weakness of arms or legs; yellowing of the skin or eyes.



This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
http://www.drugs.com/sfx/thorazine-side-effects.html


Thanks for looking

The Village Idiot

Monday, May 09, 2011

Been there, done that

http://www.iamlearningdisabled.com/


See this guy?  I know of him from my trips to a big blog.  He's really funny and kind.  His mom started a school for him, and kids like him, that still is in operation.  He is a statistician. He has his doctorate.  He is married, and has 2 children.(I'm pretty sure 2 kids.)  He has a Non-verbal Learning Disability. He has a son who also has some troubles.

Now, I don't mind labels when they don't imply mental illness.   Ben is Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphic, which makes it hard for him to memorize his math tables and write.  He is not just being lazy.  Weird, but he is gifted in math.  Go figure.  He has Dyspraxia, which makes it hard to use all his muscles together...he's kinda clumsy, like his mama.  I don't mind people giving reasons why some things are extra hard for them.  You teach a child the way they learn.  If the public school doesn't do it, you do it at home.  Your kid might grow up to be a doctor, like Peter, but he's got to have a base to grow on.

Peter wrote quite a good story about his differences, his "disabilities".  He also will go on (at length) about his abilities. (I kid.) I don't mean to be unkind, but if you've made it this far, you dang well better click on this link and read his story.   http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2333808/abled_and_disabled.html?cat=72

Interesting, huh?  Abled and disabled.  Both---not just disabled.

That's the way I feel about my son.  He has "issues" beyond his control that are gonna make it a little bit harder for him to make it.  But he will make it.  I have no doubt.  I believe in him.  Besides, he reminds me so much of an old friend who used to have so much trouble in school...repeated 2 grades.  Never went to college.  A millionaire. 

It could happen.

I'm sure when Peter went to public school in his younger years he was seen as disabled.  Only.  I guess they couldn't teach him the way he learned.

Teachers are the next best thing to mothers. But mama's know their children.



Sunday, May 08, 2011

Trololo Sing Along, with SUBTITLES!!!!

If I've had to listen to this every damn day for the past 2 weeks, well,


I thought of you, codester, if you're "listening".

Hey, y''all--Michelle D. in Atlanta!!!

If you live in or near Atlanta

Atlanta Autism Consortium (AAC)Upcoming MeetingsPast MeetignsPresentations/VideosAbout AACMembers DetailsMailing ListHomeJune 2011 AAC meeting



Wed, 04/13/2011 - 09:38 — agoursa


Start: 06/09/2011 5:30 pm


End: 06/10/2011 4:00 pm


Timezone: US/Eastern


Topics: Exploring the brain of autistic individuals & Intervention research in Autism.






Dates:


Thursday, June 9th, 5:30 – 8 pm;


AAC monthly meeting PART 1– Michelle Dawson: “Why is this brain autistic? Exploring Cognitive Versatility in Autism”


Friday, June 10th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm


AAC monthly meeting PART 2– Michelle Dawson: “Autism Intervention Research: Good and Bad News”






Location: Marcus Autism Center, Second floor Conference room.






-> Featured speaker:


Michelle Dawson,


Affiliate Researcher


Clinique Specialisée de l’Autisme


Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies


Université de Montréal






-> Biography


Michelle Dawson is an autistic researcher affiliated since 2004 with Laurent Mottron’s lab at the University of Montreal. Her research interests include learning and intelligence in autism, the autistic cognitive phenotype, how cognitive processes work together in autism, and science- and ethics-based approaches to autism.






-> Thursday June 9th (5:30 - 8:00 pm): Why is this brain autistic? Exploring cognitive versatility in autism


“We do not know very much about autism and autistic people,” wrote a famous scientist back in 2004, and things have not improved much since then. If sheer quantity of scientists, scientific research, scholarly books, and so on, was in itself effective, then our ignorance about autism would have vanished long ago. But this is not what has happened. Deficit-based accounts of autism have always been dominant, and these models have certainly been both powerful and popular. But they have also fallen short where it counts: they have not made good predictions about the abilities of autistic people. Meanwhile, autistic cognitive strengths have been either ignored altogether or promoted as evidence for yet more autistic deficits. In the circumstances, perhaps no one should be surprised that autism remains poorly understood. How and why did this happen, and how can we do better?






-> Thursday June 10th (2:00 - 4:00 pm): Autism intervention research: Good and bad news


The quality of autism intervention research has an enormous impact on the daily lives of all autistic people, whether we do or do not receive any specific kind of intervention. At the same time, well-established research standards that have greatly enhanced the well-being of nonautistics are routinely denied to autistics. For example, good experimental design in autism intervention research is often claimed to be impossible as well as harmful to autistics; and quantity of research is often promoted as definitive, regardless of quality. This presentation will explore these and many related issues, identifying current trends, providing examples, and enumerating the consequences of good and poor quality autism intervention research.


.Calendar..

FTS

http://seattleaspergers.org/diagnosisandtherapy.aspx

One stop money laundering center for parents of  "autistic" children. From your pockets to ours!!!


Oh, please people...your child is fine!  Unconditional love will help much, much more than any of this.

They are not monsters.  They are not mentally ill.  They are not socially inept (they just have to find their own birds, and when you are 1 in 100, it's kind of hard to do.  Go to wrong planet.  There's LOTS of kids like them there.  Or go to You tube and show them Monty Python for social skills.

This guy has been known to lead the downfall of the Soviet Union AND cure autism....for FREE



Or you can laugh.  True laughter can only be shared.  And "auties" have great, great senses of humor when they feel comfortable.  \

They are absurdists....a new form of humanity brought about from watching  too much television and going to psychiatrists.

Comic Relief:


Ben says this song alone is responsible for the fall of the Soviet Union.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Blame for Pertussdis deaths, according to AMA

It's those damn irrational parents...or...maybe it's the doctors who are afraid they won't be paid.

Why do doctors want children to die?? The American Medical Associations blames parents, and then spanks some of their naughtier members.  It could be either, but let's go with the parents, first.  Maybe nobody will notice....(and nobody did!!)

If you can't afford an immunization...well...

http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/07/26/prl10726.htm

What it all boils down to...

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Rationalism

Where rationalism can fail


Being right can seriously fail to charm people, and therefore to convince them. (Or to phrase it another way, when dealing with people, ethos and pathos are more useful than logos.)

You can gain negative charisma and really piss people off.

It's less likely to get you laid than carefully-applied stupidity.
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Rationalist jokes by rationalists

http://lesswrong.com/lw/21a/free_copy_of_feynmans_autobiography_for_best/

Thursday, May 05, 2011

You Belong to Us Now....Bwwwaaaahhhhhhahahahahahah!!

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/224220.php

God dang psych's going door to door for business.

We're autistic?  Oh? Well, now....Let me call me mum and tell her the good news!!!

No shit?

What a difference 8 years makes.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12806268

Curr Opin Pediatr. 2003 Jun;15(3):339-43.


How common are gastrointestinal disorders in children with autism?

Kuddo T, Nelson KB.

SourceNeuroepidemiology Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.



Abstract

We could identify no report that describes the prevalence of gastrointestinal disorders in a representative group of children with a diagnosis of autism compared with appropriate controls. Thus, we found no evidence upon which to base a confident conclusion as to whether gastrointestinal symptoms are more common in children with than without autism. However, the frequency of gastrointestinal symptoms observed in population-based samples of autistic children indicate that gastrointestinal problems are not nearly as common in children with autism as reports from pediatric gastroenterology clinics suggest.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3072352/
BMC Gastroenterol. 2011; 11: 22.


Published online 2011 March 16. doi: 10.1186/1471-230X-11-22. PMCID: PMC3072352



Copyright ©2011 Adams et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Gastrointestinal flora and gastrointestinal status in children with autism -- comparisons to typical children and correlation with autism severity

James B Adams,1 Leah J Johansen,1 Linda D Powell,1 David Quig,2 and Robert A Rubin3



Conclusions

The strong correlation of gastrointestinal symptoms with autism severity indicates that children with more severe autism are likely to have more severe gastrointestinal symptoms and vice versa. It is possible that autism symptoms are exacerbated or even partially due to the underlying gastrointestinal problems. The low level of SCFA's was partly associated with increased probiotic use, and probably partly due to either lower production (less sacchrolytic fermentation by beneficial bacteria and/or lower intake of soluble fiber) and/or greater absorption into the body (due to longer transit time and/or increased gut permeability).
Looking for cures?  So is "medicine".  Because they have no answers, I guess they are taking another look  at what is considered crazy parents ideas.  Can't come up with any new ones of their own.

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist


Columbia University

Summary Description: The Department of Medicine at Columbia University, Division of Digestive and Liver Disease seek highly motivated Post-doctoral Research Scientist. Candidates will conduct translational research to investigate immune mechanisms in neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders. Specific areas of focus include celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, schizophrenia, autism, and ADHD. Demonstrable experience in protein purification and analysis, cell culture, small animal surgery, microarray work, and immunology and molecular biology techniques will be desired. The laboratory is located on the medical campus of Columbia University in New York City, and has on-going collaborations on a number of exciting projects with investigators at the National Institute of Health, Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University..





Minimum Qualifications: Degree in immunology, cell biology, neuroscience or related field. Experience in basic biostatistical analysis, outstanding record of independent and collaborative research; exceptional motivation and a strong desire for a career in biomedical research; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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Child abuse by any other name: research-based intervention protocols...sounds like ABA 

Kennedy-Kreiger Institute of Baltimore, Maryland needs:


JOB ID 60183







This Research Assistant I will implement research-based intervention protocols for children with autism spectrum disorders. Will implement research protocols in classrooms (1:1 contexts), homes, and lab, as well as prepare teaching materials, provide communication and training to parents, collect data on the research participants' progress and intervention responses, enter and code data, archive data, and assist with other research related activities. The Research Assistant I will have experience working with young children with autism.







Responsibilities:





Under the direction of the Research Coordinator and other senior research staff, implement the research treatment protocols with parents and children with a high level of fidelity.

Collect data on children's and parents' response to intervention.

Code and score assessment and intervention data.

Maintain high levels of inter-rater reliability on all coding protocols

Archive and enter data.

Create therapeutic materials.

Set up and break down intervention settings.

Prepare video clips to illustrate intervention, developmental, and diagnostically relevant aspects of behavior.

Consent families into the research studies using IRB approved procedures.

Videotape research assessment and intervention sessions.

Attend research meetings.







Qualifications:

EDUCATION:



Must have some college classes in psychology, education, or related field. Bachelor's degree preferred.



EXPERIENCE:What, no degree??



Must have experience with young children with autism and implementation of treatment protocols.



RELATED TRAINING:



Must have at least one year experience providing supervised evidence-based intervention to preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders .



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Oh, God, not the mice again....
 
Research Technologist


Johns Hopkins University

General Description:

The focus of the research of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience is to elucidate the molecular basis of communication between neurons in the adult mammalian brain, and explore implications in neurological and psychiatric disorders including Autism and Alzheimer's disease.



Will contribute to the research in the field of synaptic plasticity. Will perform a variety of techniques including molecular/cellular biology and biochemistry (western blotting, immunohistochemistry, PCR) and behavioral experiments focused on the novel exploration paradigm. Will be responsible for maintaining transgenic mouse lines (breeding, genotyping, colony maintenance) relevant to these studies. Capable of working independently, ability to multitask and must have good communication skills. Qualifications:

Bachelor?s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field required. Some related post-undergraduate work experience preferred.



Experience with general lab techniques, computer skills, and willingness to work with mice required. Experience with mouse handling/colony maintenance a plus.
 
 
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Staff Scientist I


Company Name:

Kaiser Permanente



Job Title:

Staff Scientist I



Note yellow underlined:  You work for US, baby....

Job Code:

051292

Location:

Oakland, California





Job Description:At Kaiser Permanente Northern California, you'll join a team of health advocates who share your passion for helping people. From our laboratory professionals to our RNs to our physical therapists-and everyone in between-we work together to help our members achieve their best level of wellness. And you'll be inspired to do the same. Whether you dream of sailing the bay, hitting the slopes, hiking Yosemite, attending the opera, or strolling the vineyards, you'll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. Northern California's largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources, scope, and opportunity you need to realize your goals. Come see for yourself.





The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research invites applications for a full-time, limited term Staff Scientist position to join a vibrant research team focused on identifying genetic and environmental risk factors for autism spectrum disorders, and understanding patterns of detection, diagnosis, and utilization of health services for ASD. The Staff Scientist will work in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Croen, Sr. Research Scientist and Director of the Autism Research Program. The staff scientist will be expected to analyze data, write papers, prepare grant proposals and help coordinate a variety of studies conducted by the Autism Research Program. We seek applications from persons with a PhD in epidemiology, health services or related field. Preference will be given to applicants with strong analytic and writing skills and a demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals and publish papers. Knowledge of children with autism or other psychiatric/developmental disabilities is preferred but not required. The position is funded through multiple grants for a minimum of 2 years.

Essential Functions:

* Designs, develops, & directs well-defined research w/ minimal supervision from the DOR Research Scientist II or III

* Prepares grant proposals, internal reports & publications independently & collaboratively

* Provides consultation & directs study design, analysis plans & interpretation of study results to TPMG, KFH/P managers & committees as discussed w/ DOR Research Scientist

* May consult w/ local, state, & national voluntary & governmental agencies, or w/ scientists at other institutions

* Provides consultation & direction to programmer analysts w/ regard to data management & analysis strategies

* Presents papers at national scientific meetings; teaches &/or reviews papers for national journals

* Seeks consultation from senior scientists for specific scientific & administrative issues

Other Duties: As part of a larger collaborative team, and under the supervision of Dr. Croen, the Staff Scientist will,

* Take leadership for a major component of a research project

* Assist with project management, including oversight of staff

* Analyze data from a range of sources using appropriate statistical techniques, using SAS and other statistical packages

* Contribute to and draft scientific manuscripts for publication

* Liaise with stakeholders and other experts in the field to ensure validity and applicability of research findings

* Facilitate the uptake of research findings by assisting in presenting research results to key audiences and developing materials that support the translation of the findings into practical outcomes

* Contribute to and develop new research grant proposals





Basic Qualifications:

* Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Dr.PH, MD, Sc.D) in epidemiology, health services research, economics or related field or equivalent training & mastery

* Highly competent in the statistical techniques, study designs & general research methods commonly used in epidemiological & health services research

* Able to lead a research team, w/ mentoring from DOR Research Scientist II or III & to directly supervise designated team members such as data analysts or research associates or project managers

* Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

Preferred Qualifications:

* Advanced research training

* Experience with statistical methods appropriate for epidemiological studies

* Strong set of analytic and problem-solving skills

* Broad understanding of epidemiological concepts

* Effective communication both verbal and in writing

* Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team

* Experience with project management

The successful applicant will have opportunities to further develop her/his epidemiological and analytic skills in an environment supported by an internationally recognized senior scientist working in a unique institutional setting like KP.

++ NOTE: This position is expected to continue for 2 years work or pending continuation of grant/contract funding ++ General Information Job Category:Pharmaceutical
 
 
Grant-writing....hmmm....who is paying for this?
 
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Reiterating:  bowel immunity...food allergies??  Feingold was full of it, remember??

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Columbia University

Summary Description: The Department of Medicine at Columbia University, Division of Digestive and Liver Disease seek highly motivated Post-doctoral Research Scientist. Candidates will conduct translational research to investigate immune mechanisms in neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders. Specific areas of focus include celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, schizophrenia, autism, and ADHD. Demonstrable experience in protein purification and analysis, cell culture, small animal surgery, microarray work, and immunology and molecular biology techniques will be desired. The laboratory is located on the medical campus of Columbia University in New York City, and has on-going collaborations on a number of exciting projects with investigators at the National Institute of Health, Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University..





Minimum Qualifications: Degree in immunology, cell biology, neuroscience or related field. Experience in basic biostatistical analysis, outstanding record of independent and collaborative research; exceptional motivation and a strong desire for a career in biomedical research; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.



Preferred Qualifications:



As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.



Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
 
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ONCE AGAIN: autism, the NEW cash cow!!!
Aren't epidemiological studies the CDC's job?
 
Company Name:


Kaiser Permanente



Job Title:

Sr. Consulting Data Analyst / Data Consultant





Job Code:

010470

Location:

Oakland, California





Job Description:At Kaiser Permanente Northern California, you'll join a team of health advocates who share your passion for helping people. From our financial professionals and IT team members to our RNs and physicians on the front line of care-we work together to help our members achieve their best level of wellness. And you'll be inspired to do the same. Whether you dream of sailing the bay, hitting the slopes in the Sierras, hiking Yosemite, attending the opera, or strolling the vineyards, you'll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. Northern California's largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources, scope, and opportunity you need to realize your goals. Come see for yourself. Hard sell...





Under general supervision, this position exists to assist the organization in making strategic data-related decisions by analyzing, manipulating, tracking, internally managing, and reporting data. This position functions both as a senior analyst and as a high-level statistical analytics programmer.



Essential Functions:

* Designs and enhances databases (mmh...mmmmmhhh....pffffttttttt....LOL!)

* Designs effective and user-friendly menu systems

* Develops accurate, easy to read, & useful information reports

* Designs and generates tracking and monitoring tools

* Participates in the development of outcomes and process measures, including technical specifications to enable population measurement, guideline implementation, and evaluation

* Tests complex statistical routines using macros, vendor software, and software written by self and others

* Tests and maintains data integrity

* May assist with sophisticated (i.e.,not easily deciphered) statistical models and forecasting tools (Forward looking statements to rein in investors....) using these databases

* Assists with the definition of complex multi-dimensional healthcare issues and develops time tables/processes for decision making

* May translate needs, issues, and ideas into effective strategies and action plans

* May formulate specific implementation plans and evaluates the effectiveness of actions/programs implemented.

* Develops creative alternative solutions (does that mean, "lies", because when my son get's "creative"....)

* May assist in the determination of goals and priorities with team, clients, or project management sponsors (must know who is buttering their bread........)


* May communicate results/recommendations to project sponsors, clients, and various senior level audiences (including physicians for TPMG departments)

Acronym Definition



TPMG The Permanente Medical Group


TPMG Tout pour Ma Gueule (band)


TPMG Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group


TPMG Toronto Photography Meetup Group (Canada)


TPMG The Provost Marshal General


TPMG Test Platform Management Group









Basic Qualifications:

* 3 years programming in SAS, SQL, VBA, net, or equivalent statistical analytical programming language

* Experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases required

* Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems preferred; if not, experience with another mainframe operating system required

* Project management experience preferred.

* Typically, 2+ years of related analytical, consulting, & healthcare experience preferred

* Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Finance, Health Care Administration, Public Health Administration, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, or related field required, or equivalent work experience in lieu of a degree

* Master's degree preferred

* Broad familiarity with medical practices, especially population management and process and outcomes measurement

* Knowledge of JCL strongly preferred

* Ability to express complex analytical and technical information to senior management or to audiences with clinical training

* Strong analytic and critical thinking skills, writing skills, communication skills, consulting skills, and ability to work within a team

* Microsoft Office skills required

* Must be an independent self-starter

* Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

Expected length of employment

This position is expected to continue for _1____ years work or pending continuation of grant/contract funding.

Other Duties :

*Analytical programmer to provide statistical analysis, programming, and data management support for autism epidemiologic studies.

*As part of an autism research team, the programmer will develop and maintain moderate to very large sized research databases for use in data analysis and tracking; perform data cleaning and editing of data files; conduct descriptive data summaries and multivariate analyses; prepare graphic presentations of data; maintain detailed documentation of programming, data sets, and analyses; and contribute to preparation of reports, presentations and publications.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience :

* Experience with statistical approaches to analysis and interpretation of large databases appropriate for epidemiological studies.

*At least one to three years experience with statistical programming in SAS; experience with SQL, macros, AF, SASGRAPH, and PROC Report.

*Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems; and/or equivalent experience with another mainframe operating system.

*Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

*Strong analytic and critical thinking skills, writing skills, communication skills, consulting skills, and ability to work within a team.

*Ability to express complex analytical and technical information to senior management or to audiences with clinical training. Must be an independent self-starter.

*Knowledge of JCL strongly preferred.

*Two or more years of related analytical consulting experience, preferably with healthcare experience.

*Experience with perinatal and/or autism studies a plus.
 
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Even Uta Frith says they're barking up the wrong alley here:
 
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Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Manhattan)

Department: 859 - Psychiatry

Requisition Number: PD11-1294706



Job Description:

As part of a dynamic neuropsychiatric genetics group that is actively searching for the genetic causes of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism; The successful candidate will have experience in biostatistical analyses and analyze genetic data derived from multiple internal and external studies. Ideally this candidate will interact with the PI to determine and execute a data analysis plan for studies involving genome wide SNPs, copy number variation, or next generation sequencing. We seek a highly motivated and dedicated M.D. or Ph.D. in genetics, bioinformatics or statistical genetics with excellent quantitative skills, proven ability to work well in a collaborative environment, The successful applicant will have strong training in statistics or biostatistics, data mining, and genetic analysis as well as experience with database management and computer programming



Job Qualifications:

Genetics, Biology, Computer Science or related topic







2 years in research enviroment







Strong communication and writing skills.




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So there you have it.  My cynicism knows no bounds.  A skeptic's skeptic, that I am.....

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Drink to me, drink to my health!!



If you are looking for any excuse, join me, join my son this day or any day.  THIS is autism, mellow and contrite, as many tend to see it..  This is not how parents of children who literally have no voice see it.  Grow up, little auties, and learn to love even those you do not understand.  You ask as much of them, now ask as much of yourselves.  You are not Autism Every Day.  You are autism on the weekends and every third Thursday of the month.




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