RESEARCH PARK AT FAU RELEASES 2018 REPORT

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University® today released its annual report to the community. The report highlights business contributions of Research Park companies within the community, as well scientific discoveries and collaborations.

The Research Park is the only state university-affiliated research park in South Florida and is home to 33 high-tech, high-wage companies that work with FAU’s faculty and students on industry-leading projects. It is also home to FAU Tech Runway, which serves as a hub to accelerate technology development and incubate startup companies.

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FAU STUDENT WINS CFGS 3MT COMPETITION

Florida Atlantic University student Keith Murphy recently won the Conference of Florida Graduate Schools (CFGS) 3MT Competition with his presentation, “Using Light to Control Meal Size.” The competition challenged participants to explain their research in three minutes or less to an audience with little or no background in their area of study. The competition was open to 3MT first and second place winners from 11 universities, including the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida State University and Florida International University.

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BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL PHYSICIANS RECOGNIZED AS TOP DOCTORS

BOCA RATON, FL – May 1, 2018  –  FULL RELEASE For the sixth year in a row, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has had the most primary-affiliated physicians of any hospital in Palm Beach County and surpassed all other institutions combined, recognized as “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The research firm specializes in providing consumers with information about the nation’s best doctors and hospitals.

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FROM POSTDOCS TO PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Armed with nothing but an Expo marker, white board, and quick wits, Postdoctoral candidates wishing to effloresce into full-fledged scientists, have only 20 minutes in front of a panel of distinguished faculty to showcase their scientific acumen and outline an entire career’s worth of research goals. Infamously known by the colloquial name “Chalk Talk”, this informal yet demanding presentation requires the distillation of complex scientific research, effective and engaging communication, as well approachability and flexibility; all without the convenience or assistance of technology. What may seem like a daunting task is actually a very typical and crucial aspect of the interviewing process for aspiring scientists. Mastery over this 20 minute scientific gauntlet becomes a pivotal step in the career path of a Postdoc, progressing from novice trainee to adept scientist.

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THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ELECTS DR. DAVID FITZPATRICK TO 2018 CLASS

Dr. David Fitzpatrick, CEO and Scientific Director at MPFI, joins the ranks of exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators for the 2018 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the Academy is committed to recognizing and celebrating the excellence of individuals who are sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing the world.

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COLLABORATIVE NETWORKING EVENT BRINGS TOGETHER LIFE SCIENCES COMMUNITY

Over 75 of the community’s top life sciences industry stakeholders convened for The Annual Networking Breakfast for the Life Sciences Industry of South Florida. This collaborative event was co-hosted by the BDB, WDSrx – Woodfield Distribution, LLC,and Life Sciences South Florida on May 3. Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams, Woodfield’s President, Adam Runsdorf, BDB’s Vice President of Life Sciences, Robert Mino, and Life Sciences South Florida’s Manager, Alexina Alonso, all spoke to the attendees about the state of the life sciences, followed by a tour of Woodfield’s facility.

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