Laboratory Manager

first_img Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus You need to sign in or create an account to save GeneralSummary/PurposeThe Laboratory Managerwill provide supervision and technical assistance to research studystaff on all aspects of study operations, including recruitment andintervention implementation, data collection, data management, andanalysis with a high level of independence and minimal supervision.He/she will manage large basic science laboratory that usesanimal models of neuropathic pain, cancer pain and spinal cordinjury.He/she willhelpmaintaining animal colonies,equipment in an operational state, setup and maintenance ofsurgical workstations with monitoring equipment, coordinatingschedule of experiments, supervising technical personnel, andtraining new personnel on experimental procedures andregulations.Scientific responsibilities includeperformingcomplex and routineexperiments, develops and implements assays, protocols andoperating procedures. Specifically, these includeperformingexperimentalprocedures on animals (rodent), performing biochemical assays,processing tissue for histopathology, and performing imageanalysis. Also assist in analysis of physiological data, generationof graphs, and statistical analysis. Uses independent judgement formaking decisions on the execution of experimental protocols and onoperation of laboratories and troubleshoots technicalproblems.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesManage theoverall operation of large laboratory and core facilities used byPI and PI’s collaborators. Includes maintaining operation ofsurgical workstations, anesthesia machines, ventilators, andphysiological monitoring equipment. Also includes core histologyequipment such as microtomes, cryostat, microscopes, and imagingsystems, etc.Work as anintegral member of a team of scientists focused on neuroscience,cancer biology, pain and nerve injury. Contribute intellectually todesign of diverse physiological experiments. Work withinvestigators in developing new surgical animal models for complexphysiological experiments and performing literature searches.Provide advice on how to refine experimental procedures related tostudies on animals. Oversee data compilation and create and refinespreadsheet templates. Assist in performing data analysis, basicstatistical operations, and creatinggraphsSupervises,orients, trains, and develops staff of assigned laboratories. Trainlaboratory staff on how to utilize animal models and to performanimal surgery, physiological monitoring, and data collection onthem. Assure quality assurance in the performance of surgical andexperimental procedures. Set up new biochemical assays and helptrain personnel in performing these assays. Update computers withnew software.Plans,coordinates staffing patterns to effectively and efficientlysupport the department. Insures training and compliance of anyoneworking in the laboratory. Participates in the specification,design, implementation, and modification of projects related toassigned labs. Prepares test plan data to ensure quality andintegrity. Oversees and participates in study record management anddata collection. Assist with preparation of technical reports,manuscripts, abstracts, invention disclosures, presentations, andfunding applications. Performs complex and routine testing;following both established and newprotocols.Manageexpenditures of sponsored and non-sponsored accounts. Have fiscalresponsibility for particular budgets for core laboratoryfunctionsResponsiblefor compliance and audit preparation of assigned laboratory areafor ACUC, IRB, Coordinates and maintains all regulatory binders,logs and audits. Responsible for biosafety compliance for multipleresearch laboratories.Coordinateefficient use of laboratory space and sharing of equipment amongthe personnel by arranging bench space, surgical space, computerworkstations, and desk space in accordance with changes in staffingand laboratory needs.Operation,troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance of laboratoryequipment related to thisspecialty.Ordersupplies using SAP. Maintain laboratory in good order, stocks ofcore supplies used in common by multiple investigators.Ordering of supplies and acquisition of equipment andprocurement of service contracts.Coordinate major equipmentpurchase and installation with vendor. Maintain and repairequipment when possible, or coordinate external servicing ofequipment.Manageinventory, ordering, and log usage of controlled drug substances.Coordinate shipping of animals; oversee that mouse colonies arebeing properly managed by staff.Ensure thatpackaging of biological specimens for overnight shipping is inaccordance with federal rules and regulations. Order radioactivematerials; assure handling, disposal and safety procedures are inaccordance with regulations; assure that inventory logs are keptaccurately by staff.Support andtraining for staff, students, residents and others. Serve as aresource for investigators and collaborators. Organize, and leadassigned meetings. Attendance in meetings (including national), asrequired.Point-of-contact in Emergency PreparednessPlan for all departmental research labs. In case of disaster,responsible for assuring that laboratory animals continue toreceive proper care and treatment, that biological samples are keptfrozen and safe, and that equipment is kept secure. Respond tocalls from security and facilities management concerning poweroutages, plumbing and sewage problems, and alarms onfreezers.MinimumQualificationsBachelor’sdegree in biology, neuroscience, pharmacology or relatedfield.5 yearsrelated laboratory experience.Proventechnical knowledge and laboratoryexperience.Master’sdegree, with related graduate research, may substitute forexperience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalencyformula.JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degreecredits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits maysubstitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalencyis permitted, up to two years of non-related college course workmay be applied towards the total minimum education/experiencerequired for the respective job.PreferredQualificationsExperience inworking with experimental animalmodelsExperienceusing animal behavioral testing techniques related to pain, cancerresearch, addiction, cell culture, western blot, real-time PCR,immunocytochemistry, Ca2+imaging and other cell imagingtechniques.Master’sdegree, with related graduateresearchSpecial Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesHigh level oforganizational skills. Experience in managing laboratory researchprojects and supervisingpersonnel.Knowledge ofphysiology, neuroscience, pain or cancer biology. Experience withstandard laboratory practices, animal anesthesia, surgery andpostoperative care procedures, and animal care and useregulations.Knowledge ofbiosafety, radioactive materials, and controlled substanceregulations.Ability tooperate and maintain laboratory equipment in a specialtylab.Computercompetency is required. Strong analytical background is highlydesirable.Strongwritten and verbal communication, interpersonal, and trainingskills.Excellentinterpersonal skills with ability to work with many differentfaculty members, postdoctoral fellows, andtechnicians.Ability tomake independent judgments and to act on decisions on a regularbasis.Ability towork on own initiative and with limited direction. Ability toprioritize own work and tomulti-task.Ability touse SAP for ordering and managingexpenditures.Experience coordinating, conducting and managingstudies.Superviselaboratory professionals such as LaboratoryTechnologists/Technicians.Work Environment / PhysicalRequirements:Whileperforming the duties of this job, the employee may remain in astationary position (sitting or standing) for extended periods.Occasionally required to traverse throughout the laboratory or toretrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations oncampus. The employee is required to operate computer keyboard,laboratory instruments, and small laboratory tools such aspipettes, cutting instruments, glass tubes, dishes, and/or slides.Constantly repositions self to perform duties at laboratory workstations, gathering specimens, and loadingequipment.Prolongedvision requirements including viewing computer screen, paperreports/documents, charts and results. Visual acuity is required todistinguish fine gradation of color or structure and closelyexamine specimens (including via amicroscope).Laboratoryenvironment – Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, butpotential for personal injury or harm is minimized if establishedsafety and health precautions are followed. Must refer to and areexpected to comply with procedure manuals, follow proper laboratoryprotocols and safety policy/procedures, and be familiar withmaterial data safety sheets in assigned work areas. Able to readand understand all Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) guidelinesapplicable to assigned work area. Working in laboratory where theremay be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations,and working around lab equipment. Research areas may includeanimal, human, human products, DNA, and radiation protocols. Use ofpersonal protective equipment may be advised orrequired.May transportequipment and supplies usually less than 40 pounds from one area toanother (in the laboratory or on campus (EX: paper supply box,laboratory equipment, animal feed). May be required to lift and/ormove up to 50 pounds with proper training, or precautions/liftingaides (example: supply boxes or Formalin cubes). In some areas workspace is limited.Staff may berequired to complete annual competency review, and must insurecompliance with Johns Hopkins Policy, Laboratory Policy &Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and allapplicable privacy & confidentialitylaws/practices.Manydepartment laboratories operate 24/7 with schedules on day,evening, or night shift. Rotating schedules which may includeweekend work and holiday assignment. (Overtime possible whenauthorized/needed to meet business and patientneeds).Classified Title:LaboratoryManagerWorking Title: LaboratoryManager ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range:$52,495-$72,210; commensuratewith experienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, 37.5 hours/weekExempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002717-SOM Ane Research Personnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Facebook Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore LinkedIn Save Laboratory Manager Save Laboratory Manager Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University More searches like this Maryland, United States Laboratory Manager You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Laboratory Manager You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Salary Not Specified Twitter Laboratory Manager Laboratory Manager Salary Not Specified The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Maryland, United States Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Similar jobs Share Maryland, United States Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: Senior Judge For The U S District Court Larry McKinney Dies Overnight

first_imgLarry McKinney, Senior Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, died overnight. He was 73.The district court released a statement today, requesting that people respect the family’s privacy at this very difficult time while keeping McKinney’s wife, children and grandchildren in their thoughts and prayers.Judge McKinney was appointed to the district court in 1987 and assumed senior status in 2009. Prior to joining the federal courts, he served as Johnson Circuit Judge for nearly nine years.A 1969 graduate of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, McKinney served as a deputy attorney general for the Indiana Attorney General’s office. From 1971 to 1974, he was a member and partner in the law firm of Rodgers & McKinney and from 1974 until his election to the bench, he was a member and partner at the firm of Sargent & McKinney.FOOTNOTE: This a developing story and any additional updates will be made available as we receive them.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Executive MBA program leaps in 2013 rankings

first_imgNotre Dame’s Executive MBA program jumped to the 15th spot in Bloomberg Businessweek’s biennial ranking of best executive MBA Programs as “the biggest mover” of the 42 programs included, the Businessweek website states.  Suzanne Waller, director of Degree Programs at the Stayer Center for Executive Education in the Mendoza College of Business said the ranking key factor is the student satisfaction aspect. “I think [the ranking] validates, to some extent, the experience the students have while they go through this program,” Waller said. “Really, our emphasis isn’t on the ranking but the student satisfaction piece. We want to make sure that students leave the Executive MBA at Notre Dame feeling that it met or exceeded their expectations.” Cortney Mayfield, admissions and student services assistant director at the Stayer Center, also said the student experience was the most important factor. “My number one goal is to have happy students,” she said. “So having a [No.] 15 ranking is great, but I think it’s completely because they had a great experience.” Waller said improving student experience involves making each second in the classroom valuable.  “One of the crucial pieces is the proper management pieces is the proper management of their time,” she said. “Knowing that the average student is about 37 to 38 years old, they are really pressed for time.” Businessweek reported that the program in the Mendoza College of Business jumped up 12 spots to hit its current place, largely due to the student satisfaction response. Mayfield said she credits the significant move in rank and recognition to their rigor and faculty. “We have a lot of rigor balanced really nicely with the Mendoza backdrop,” she said. “We provide a great opportunity to students who didn’t go here as [undergraduates] to get a Notre Dame degree. “It’s rigorous but it’s balanced by great faculty and a great dean. You can’t beat that.” Waller said the program is “continuing to grow” and plans to expand in the future. “As [University President] Fr. John [Jenkins] shared with us, ‘Never let us be accused of dreaming too small.’ So it’s global for us. “We are planning continue to share with students around the world the Notre Dame experience and make sure the composition of our class [mixes] individuals all over the world. we’re going to spend time in South America, Africa [and, a number of different places sharing the Notre Dame executive experience.” Contact Alex Cao at [email protected]last_img read more

Croatian cities continue to grow in popularity on the international tourism market

first_imgLondon is expected to lose third place in the rankings for 2019, ahead of Macau and Singapore. On the other hand, Paris will take advantage of any difference of visitors from the United Kingdom. Although intraregional travel is stable, arrivals from Asian markets, such as China and Japan, have outpaced the increase in visitors from the region. Intraregional travel remains the largest source of tourism, with almost 80 percent of travelers traveling within the region. This is the result of a strong regulatory framework and travel policies that make travel easier within the European Union and the Schengen area, which includes 26 European countries. Road and transport infrastructure in Europe is one of the strongest in the world. There are 853 airports in the region. The high-quality and wide rail and road network in Europe further facilitates intra-regional tourism. Europe is the second fastest growing regional destination after Asia and has recorded the largest number of arrivals in the world, according to the results of the report “Top 100 urban destinations 2018” by Euromonitor. Travelers are looking for newer, more localized experiences and less crowds, which makes these destinations desirable. The popularity and increased number of low-cost carriers to these destinations have also favored growth. London retained third place in the ranking of “Top 100 city destinations”, despite the decline in the number of arrivals due to Brexit. However, the future of the travel market in the UK remains uncertain, especially if visa restrictions are tightened as it will lose a lot of visitors from the European Union. center_img While traditional locations such as Milan, Berlin and Vienna have fallen in the rankings due to lower visitor interest, destinations such as Croatia, Slovenia and Sweden are climbing upwards. You can find the full report HERE. Key cities in Turkey are continuously climbing the ladder to improve security and devalue the Turkish lira, making Turkey an attractive European destination “for everyone’s pocket”. Source / photo: Euromonitorlast_img read more

Rabbatts makes commission plea

first_imgFootball Association board member Heather Rabbatts has launched a fierce attack on chairman Greg Dyke’s decision to name an all-white, all-male commission to improve the England team. Press Association Rabbatts, who was born in Jamaica and is of mixed race, has written to all fellow board members criticising the lack of diversity on the commission and saying the FA is letting down black players. In her letter, she says she has tried to raise the issue privately but there has been a “refusal to understand” her position. Her decision to go public leaves Dyke and the FA facing a crisis over the commission. center_img The letter, a copy of which has been seen by Press Association Sport, stated: “I believe that the lack of proper consultation on the make up of the commission, the fact that no approval was sought from the board, releasing the names of the ‘chosen’ individuals at Leaders in Football, the composition of the commission itself and the lack of diversity, have all meant that the opportunity to lead an informed debate on the future of English players has been singularly damaged. “I make the comments about diversity not because they are additional to this matter but because they lie at its heart.” Rabbatts’ letter goes on to say it is “ironic” there is no representative from ethnic minority communities given that Andros Townsend, the Tottenham winger who played a key role in England’s victories on Friday and Tuesday and then found himself at the centre of a race row this week through no fault of his own, is himself black. Rabbatts backs the FA’s support for England boss Roy Hodgson after his dressing room joke about a monkey in space but added: “As the commission looks to address all of the complexities of its brief, it will crucially have to come to a view on nationality, race and identity. “To have announced a list without anyone who can speak from experience and in an informed manner on those three areas has exposed the FA at a vital moment. “What is required is not tokenism but the involvement of individuals who have direct and relevant experience of what it means to represent their country while coming from diverse cultural backgrounds. “By proceeding along this current path we are not only failing to reflect our national game but we are also letting down so many black and ethnic minority people – players, ex-players, coaches and volunteers, who have so much to offer and are so often discouraged and disheartened by the attitudes they encounter. The FA should be leading by example not reinforcing entrenched attitudes.” As well as Dyke, the commission will include former England manager Glenn Hoddle, Football League chairman Greg Clarke and FA vice-chairman Roger Burden, League Managers’ Association chairman Howard Wilkinson, Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Ritchie Humphreys, Crewe director of football Dario Gradi and former England defender Danny Mills. The FA has stressed the line-up of commission members is not necessarily complete, and that many other people will also be consulted. However Dyke has said it will consist of no more than 10 members. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Rockets guard and league scoring leader James Harden practiced with his team Thursday for the first time in more than four months. He explained that his arrival at the league’s restart bubble at Walt Disney World was delayed by family issues. Harden came to Disney earlier this week, satisfied his league-mandated quarantine requirements and got cleared to participate. He has been working out but said it was his first time playing actual 5-on-5, contact-laden basketball in more than a month.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NCAANCAA sets COVID guidelines for footballUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA has released its latest guidance to help member schools navigate competition during the coronavirus pandemic, and they come as the prospects of actually playing look grim. The NCAA says college football players should be tested for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before a game, players with high-risk exposures should be quarantined for 14 days and everybody on the sideline should wear a mask. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-STANDARDIZED TESTSCoaches want NCAA to cut SAT, ACT from eligibility standardsDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Men’s and women’s college basketball coaches are proposing the NCAA eliminate standardized testing requirements from initial-eligibility standards. The coaches call exams such as the SAT and ACT “longstanding forces of institutional racism.” The proposal comes out of the new committee on racial reconciliation formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and other social justice initiatives. Associated Press PGAWoods gets used to silence at Muirfield VillageDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods got his first taste of playing competitive golf without adoring admirers since the coronavirus pandemic caused the PGA to hold tournaments without spectators.Woods received near-dead silence as he opened and closed with birdies en route to a 1-under 71 in opening-round play at The Memorial. He’s five strokes behind leader Tony Finau (FEE’-now), who birdied seven of his final 10 holes for a 66 that puts him one ahead of Ryan Palmer.Muirfield Village is the first club in 63 years to host back-to-back PGA events. Collin Morikawa won there last weekend at 19-under, beating Justin Thomas in a playoff. The two-time Cy Young Award winner says he feels good two days after leaving an intrasquad game early because of back tightness. A precautionary MRI came back clean, and deGrom thinks he simply might have slept “wrong” the night before. However, skipper Luis Rojas says the team is taking a day-to-day approach concerning a season-opening assignment as deGrom receives treatment.In other major league news:— Tampa Bay outfielder Austin Meadows has been placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus. Meadows was a first-time All-Star and batted .291 with 33 homers and 89 RBIs last season.— Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Thursday. It was his first mound appearance since he was struck by a line drive off the bat of teammate Giancarlo Stanton on July 4. The 31-year-old right-hander remains uncertain for his first turn through the rotation. Update on the latest sports LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say top overall draft choice Zion Williamson has left the club to attend to an urgent family medical matter. The Pelicans say Williamson intends to rejoin the team in the Orlando area for the resumption of the season. But the club has not said whether the former Duke star would be able to return or whether he’ll miss any games because of his departure on Thursday. Williamson will have to quarantine again when he returns to Central Florida. Williamson has averaged 23.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in 19 games this season after missing the New Orleans’ first 44 games while recovering from preseason arthroscopic knee surgery.Also around the NBA: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSDeGrom still plans to pitchUNDATED (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom wants to start opening day, but his manager isn’t sure that will happen. LPGA TOURBoth Ohio events on LPGA schedule to be played without fansSYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — The LPGA will be without spectators when it hosts two events in Ohio, the first since play was shut down by the coronavirus. The tour resumes with the LPGA Championship at Inverness on July 30 before heading to Sylvania, Ohio, for the Marathon Classic. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said there was a chance the tournament would cap attendance at 2,000 spectators. But after talking with county and state officials, the Marathon Classic decided to go without fans.TENNIS-WILLIAMScenter_img — Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks will be the opening day starter against the Brewers next Friday. Hendricks gets the nod over Yu Darvish, who will pitch the second game. Hendricks has been one of Chicago’s most consistent starting pitchers since his big league debut in 2014, going 63-43 with a 3.14 ERA in 163 games.— Mets second baseman Robinson Canó (kah-NOH’) is back with the team after missing a few days because of personal issues. The 37-year-old Canó said he wants to keep the reasons for his absence to himself, telling reporters he worked out during his absence. He is hoping to be ready for opening day.— Star third baseman Yoán Moncada has rejoined the White Sox after missing the start of their summer camp. Long regarded as one of baseball’s top prospects, he broke out last season when he set career highs with a .315 batting average, 25 homers and 79 RBIs. He’s currently on the injured list with an unspecified injury.— Top Mariners prospect Julio Rodriguez has suffered a hairline fracture of his left wrist during a practice. The 19-year-old dived for a ball during a defensive drill and jammed his wrist. Rodriguez has been rated among the top 20 prospects in all of baseball heading into the season. — Major League Baseball will play crowd noise from its official video game through ballpark sound systems during actual games while fans are ordered to stay away. Stadium sound engineers will have access to around 75 different effects and reactions, according to MLB. The top soccer leagues in England and Spain were the first to return to action with crowd sound from video games. NCAA President Mark Emmert said that if there is to be college sports in the fall, they need to get a much better handle on the pandemic.Elsewhere in college sports:— The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is the third Division I league to postpone its football season, joining the Ivy and Patriot Leagues. The MEAC (MEE’-ak) said it will consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester. The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, although three of those schools plan to leave the conference.— The West Coast Conference will delay the start of fall competition in all sports until Sept. 24 because of the coronavirus. The league said Thursday that the affected sports are cross country, soccer and volleyball. The decision doesn’t apply to sports which aren’t sponsored by the league, including BYU and University of San Diego football.— The University of Northern Colorado has suspended athletic workout activities after a spate of positive cases of COVID-19, including among football players who have been advised to quarantine. There is no timeline for when the student athletes will be allowed to return to voluntary workouts at the campus about an hour north of Denver. American sprinter Stevens banned 18 months for missed testsGENEVA (AP) — Olympic finalist sprinter Deajah Stevens has received an 18-month ban for missing doping tests and will miss the Tokyo Games. The Athletics Integrity Unit says Stevens was unavailable for giving samples three times in 2019 in Oregon and West Hollywood. Three whereabouts violations within one year can lead to a ban. The 25-year-old American runner’s ban was backdated to start on Feb. 17, 2020. It expires days after the postponed Tokyo Olympics in August 2021. July 17, 2020 Serena plans to compete next monthLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams is planning to make her return to competition at a new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month.It’ll be the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion’s first action since playing for the U.S. in the Fed Cup in February, before all sanctioned tennis was shut down the next month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The women’s and men’s professional tennis tours are scheduled to resume in August.NFL-WASHINGTON-MISCONDUCT DC team owner hires law firm amid allegations of workplace misconductUNDATED (AP) — Owner Dan Snyder has hired a District of Columbia law firm to review the Washington NFL team’s culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct.The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 female former employees said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team. The team issued a statement saying that “While we do not speak to specific employee situations publicly, when new allegations of conduct are brought forward that are contrary to these policies, we address them promptly.”Three members of the front office have left the organization within the past week.MISSED TESTS-STEVENS — Former Phillies infielder and coach Tony Taylor has died at 84. The Phillies said in a statement that Taylor died Thursday from complications of a stroke suffered in 2019. The 1960 NL All-Star batted .261 with 2,007 hits, 1,005 runs and 234 stolen bases in 2,195 career games. Taylor was inducted into the team’s Wall of Fame in 2002.— The Blue Jays have been given clearance by Ontario and Toronto to play regular-season games in Rogers Centre amid the coronavirus pandemic, although they wait approval from Canada’s federal government. Toronto Mayor John Tory said he urged the federal and provincial governments to approve MLB plan. Major League Baseball needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. — A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities are cautioning Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week. The Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights.NBA-NEWSWilliamson leaves team for family matterlast_img read more