The biology department at Palm Beach Atlantic recently donated dissecting microscopes to Conniston Middle School, Palm Beach Gardens Elementary and Katz Yeshiva High School.
The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University recently named the recipients of its third annual Research Park Annual Awards. The awards celebration will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Addison, 2 East Camino Real, Boca Raton. Tickets cost $100 per person.
CareerSource Palm Beach County announced today that the county’s 4.5 percent unemployment rate for July 2017 dropped below the year-ago rate of 5.3 percent. Florida’s unemployment rate is 4.3 percent and the national rate is 4.6 percent, all numbers not seasonally adjusted, according to reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Malaria, one of the most severe public health problems, affected 212 million people worldwide in 2015. This life-threatening disease is caused by parasites that are transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Though malaria usually cannot be transmitted from mother to baby in utero, both might be affected because malaria-infected red blood cells adhere to blood vessels in the placenta, resulting in about 10,000 maternal and 200,000 newborn deaths annually. Those hit hardest are in developing and subtropical countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, as an estimated 35 percent of Americans are obese and have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. For the 2.2 million Americans with schizophrenia and the 5.7 million Americans with bipolar disorder, the increased prevalence of obesity and its related diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease is particularly disconcerting.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Elias Chahine received the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP) 2017 Residency Preceptor of the Year Award. Chahine has been precepting pharmacy residents during their infectious diseases and internal medicine learning experiences since 2009.
Dr. Ray Waldner, professor of biology and associate dean of sciences received the service award for his 35 years at PBA. Waldner has seen vast success through the years from having a fish parasite named after him and a children’s book dedicated in his honor.
Dr. Fields applies chemistry in novel ways to answer important biological questions, many of which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis and cancer.
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, has been recognized by general counsel and other leading legal decision makers of the world’s largest organizations for providing superior client service and developing exceptional client relationships. BTI Consulting Group’s “2017 Industry Power Rankings: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries” named Akerman among the top 15 law firms with the largest number of superior client relationships in the healthcare sector.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital announces the appointment of Joshua Rothenberg, DO, to the Hospital’s medical staff and BocaCare®physician network. Dr. Rothenberg is a Musculoskeletal Joint and Interventional Spine Specialist who is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and ACGME fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine. He will assume the role as Director of Regenerative Medicine for BocaCare Orthopedics.