A pioneering veteran-oriented community engagement project, which commenced in December, is kick-starting an innovative campaign to comprehensively incorporate the input of veterans, researchers, and community members in the evolving dialogue around ways to improve veteran healthcare. Linda Weglicki, Ph.D., R.N., a professor and associate dean for nursing research and scholarship and Ph.D. studies and a Schmidt Family Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University (www.nursing.fau.edu/) has been named as a collaborative academic research member on a multi-state project called “Veterans’ Action League,” (VAL), responsible for leading a dynamic two-year conversation empowering veterans to have an active voice in guiding veteran healthcare delivery.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Center for Integrative Science Learning will present special summer programs for grades 1-12 at the University’s main campus. The Summer Camp and Science Institute will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in two one-week sessions: June 5 through 9 and June 12 through 16.
Osteoarthritis is the leading indication for joint replacement surgery; 905,000 knee and hip replacements were performed in 2009. The total cost estimate attributable to arthritis and related conditions was close to $128 billion. By 2030, an estimated 20 percent of Americans — about 70 million people — will have passed their 65th birthday and will be at increased risk for osteoarthritis. Currently, there are is no cure for osteoarthritis.
Boca Raton, Fla. – March 15, 2017 – Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., will present the latest enhancements made to its electronic health record (EHR) system, EMA™, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting from March 15-17, in San Diego. Event attendees can demo the company’s pledge-backed Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting and advanced analytics tools, plus its suite of products and services including Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management.
The Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University has received a ranking of No. 44 for its Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program and No. 45 for its Master of Science Nursing (MSN) program by the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Graduate Schools Guidebook. The College’s MSN is the second-ranked program in Florida and the top-ranked DNP program in the state.
Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute is commemorating “Brain Awareness Week” (March 13-19) to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research. FAU’s Brain Institute, headed by molecular neuroscientist Randy Blakely, Ph.D., represents a multi-million-dollar investment for interdisciplinary, cutting-edge neuroscience research across FAU’s multiple campuses. Inaugurated in 2016 on the John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, Fla., the Institute supports research, education and community outreach among more than 70 neuroscience faculty investigators at FAU and its affiliate research centers. One of FAU’s four pillars that guide the University’s goals and strategic actions, the Institute seeks to unlock the secrets of brain development, function and plasticity and how the mechanisms uncovered can be compromised to drive devastating brain disorders.
One of the reasons for establishing the JLSI on the MacArthur campus was to enhance collaborations with The Scripps Research Institute. The success of this endeavor is illustrated by a number of publications in the past year. In the past year alone there have been at least 7 joint publications between The Scripps Research Institute and FAU. These publications involve 11 faculty; 5 at FAU and 6 at Scripps. The projects have a common theme in exploring the development and function of the nervous system using genetic and molecular methods.
A HALF DAY EVENT – THURSDAY, MARCH 23
“Life Sciences Take Flight!”
Join us in Miami to connect and partner with life science decision-makers and influencers. This premiere half-day event will highlight the region’s industry landscape and showcase top organizations in medical device/technology, biopharmaceuticals, health IT, marine biotechnology, and others.
Boca Raton, Fla. – March 2, 2017 – Specialty-specific health information technology leader Modernizing Medicine, Inc. and global leader in skin health, Galderma Laboratories, L.P., today announced a collaboration to deliver new capabilities in support of improved patient experiences and outcomes through healthcare provider recommended over-the-counter (OTC) treatment regimens and patient education materials. The program, designed by Modernizing Medicine, will simplify the healthcare provider process of creating materials and educating patients about treatment regimens, which often incorporates a combination of prescriptions and OTC products and requires patients to follow very specific instructions. The enhancements will streamline the dissemination of educational materials and treatment plans, with a new feature that will enable patients to easily order physician-recommended OTC products online and have the products delivered directly to them.