“The sessions allowed us to not only acknowledge that we all have to work together to help the patient, but also allowed each professional group to showcase what they can do for the patient.” The sessions that pharmacy student Marcus Silio is referring to describes a new program at Palm Beach Atlantic University where pharmacy students partner with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) medical and social work students to learn with and from one another.
Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., today announced it has joined Xcertia™, a collaborative dedicated to improving the quality, safety and effectiveness of mobile health applications, or apps.
Too much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but actually describes an important finding from researchers in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. They have developed a technique using machine learning – a sub-field of artificial intelligence (AI) – that will enhance computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) of melanoma. Thanks to the algorithm they created – which can be used in mobile apps that are being developed to diagnose suspicious moles – they were able to determine the “sweet spot” in classifying images of skin lesions.
A group of John I. Leonard High School Medical Academy students had an idea that may just save a life. Thanks to a grant from Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank and investor Bill Meyer, they are able to take that idea on the road to educate middle school students on hands-free CPR, basic first aid and how to respond in a medical emergency.
Nine nursing students took part in the 2017 Annual Florida Nursing Students Association (FNSA) convention. The convention took the theme, “Building the Future of Nursing” as students had the opportunity to serve as delegates and make influential changes in various sectors of nursing.
Amazing, authentic, and enlightening were some of the words used by teachers to describe their experiences during the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County STEM Education Council’s Externship Program.
Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., announced its modmed Kiosk solution has won the People’s Choice Award at The 6th UX Awards Summit in Palo Alto, Calif. The Overall People’s Choice Award is chosen by the UX Awards community as the overall favorite, based on highest average vote by popular vote.
If the new drug Ozanimod achieves blockbuster status, it could generate tens of millions of dollars a year in royalties for the Scripps Research Institute. Ozanimod, a drug that slows brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis, was discovered at Scripps and is expected to be marketed by Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG) to MS patients in late 2018.
Middle school students took a walk in the shoes of a nursing student during the Nursing Consortium of South Florida’s annual Day in the Life of a Nurse event at Palm Beach Atlantic. Thirty students from the pre-medical program at L.C. Swain Middle School attended the event and participated through various nursing skills activities.
The sense of touch is often taken for granted. For someone without a limb or hand, losing that sense of touch can be devastating. While highly sophisticated prostheses with complex moving fingers and joints are available to mimic almost every hand motion, they remain frustratingly difficult and unnatural for the user. This is largely because they lack the tactile experience that guides every movement. This void in sensation results in limited use or abandonment of these very expensive artificial devices. So why not make a prosthesis that can actually “feel” its environment?