Currently, there are no specific guidelines on the most effective materials and designs for facemasks to minimize the spread of droplets from coughs or sneezes to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. While there have been prior studies on how medical-grade masks perform, data on cloth-based coverings used by the vast majority of the general public are sparse.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (June 30, 2020) – The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) unveiled a collaborative, multi-platform campaign to create awareness about the vital importance of supporting local businesses. In an effort to generate support for local businesses and help bolster Palm Beach County’s “recovery economy,” a 40-foot banner was installed on the west wall of its West Palm Beach headquarters at 310 Evernia Street that encourages businesses and citizens to buy local, meet local, eat local, stay local, play local, dine local, etc. This message will also appear in hundreds of email signatures, email campaigns and newsletters over the next six months from members of the business community, as well as the Economic Council of Palm Beach County.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, in collaboration with FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine, have received a one-year, $90,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID project grant to conduct research using social networks and machine learning, facilitated by molecular genetics and viral infection, for COVID-19 modeling and risk evaluation. The project will create a web-based COVID-19 knowledge base, as well as a risk evaluation tool for individuals to assess their infection risk in a dynamic environment.
Thirty-five physicians from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine have completed an important step in their continuum of medical education – residency training. These physicians are the first graduates of FAU’s residency program in emergency medicine, the second class of the general surgery program; and the fourth class of the internal medicine program. In addition, the first fellow of FAU’s Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, which launched in 2019, is among the physician graduates. Taking between three to five years to complete, residency training is required to become a board- certified physician.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter will bring together Johns Hopkins Medicine experts for a virtual lectures series, “Healthy Aging and Your Brain Series,” via Zoom webinars.
June 18, 2020 – As the world continues to combat Covid-19, Palm Beach County’s life science leaders are navigating the new normal with cutting-edge research, partnerships, and discoveries. Today, the Business Development Board’s Life Science Advisory Council, a group comprised of Palm Beach County’s top scientific leaders, shared behind- the-scenes updates on new developments in the sector.
By 2050, approximately 16 million Americans and 60 million people worldwide will be affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related disorders (ADRD), which include Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Parkinson’s disease, vascular dementia and frontotemporal degeneration. In Florida alone, individuals diagnosed with AD is expected to increase by 40 percent in the next 15 years. These alarming projections highlight the urgent need to employ a multifaceted and personalized approach that targets prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of dementia.
Florida Atlantic University has officially announced a $1.125 million gift from The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation. The gift will establish the Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Marine SEA Scholars Program at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science’s Marine Science Laboratory in the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex in Boca Raton.
Business leaders shared advice and lessons learned to revive the economy and keep corporate philanthropy growing at Boca Chamber’s webinars this week.
Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker, J.D., has been elected by her peers from around the nation to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges.