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June 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 12

June 9, 2021 - Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation recently welcomed Aleksander “Sasha” Barkov back to the children’s hospital for a meet & greet with patients and the presentation of a check for the nonprofit’s “Catch the Love” fundraising campaign.

June 10, 2021 – Following a recent vacancy in the Vice President position, The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) has appointed two new Officers to its Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2021.

June 10 2021 - Karim Arnaout, M.D. and Neil Nagovski, M.D., both oncologists and hematologists, have joined the Holy Cross Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician employed group of more than 160 physicians providing services throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties.

June 10 2021 - Nicklaus Children's Hospital is one of only a few pediatric hospitals in Florida, and the only one in South Florida, to offer the latest immune cell treatment for children and adolescents with certain types of leukemia.

Sponsorships for in-person events had been temporarily paused due to COVID-19
June 10, 2021 - Lee Health is pleased to announce it is reopening the review process of corporate sponsorship requests for in-person events. In mid-April, the health system resumed sponsorship requests for virtual and outdoor events. All sponsorships for events had been temporarily paused due to COVID-19.

June 10 2021- The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade County will be hosting the 2021 Annual Event and Awards Ceremony virtually which will include the Florida Worksite Wellness Awards on Friday, October 1, 2021. The combined event will highlight the initiatives promoted by the Consortium and its partners, as well as, recognize the important strides that local businesses have made in improving employee health and well-being. This year we are celebrating “Fall into Healthy Habits.”

June 10, 2021 – With an increase worldwide in clinician stress and burnout ― worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic ― Baptist Health South Florida has named Ana Viamonte Ros, M.D., as its first Chief Well-being Officer. Dr. Viamonte Ros, also medical director of Palliative Care and Bioethics Services at Baptist Health, will lead an initiative to make mental health wellness and overall well-being a priority.

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine Study Conducted on Older Adults with Familial and Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease  
June 10, 2021 — Increasing evidence shows that physical activity and exercise training may delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In aging humans, aerobic exercise training increases gray and white matter volume, enhances blood flow, and improves memory function. The ability to measure the effects of exercise on systemic biomarkers associated with risk for AD and relating them to key metabolomic alterations may further prevention, monitoring, and treatment efforts. However, systemic biomarkers that can measure exercise effects on brain function and that link to relevant metabolic responses are lacking.

June 8, 2021 – Contributions totaling $10 million to Florida Atlantic University from David J. S. Nicholson will welcome an era of unprecedented research, education and discovery at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

University Hospital Acquired Third Robotic System and is Part of HCA East Florida – 
Home to One of the Largest Robotic Fleets in the Region 
June 9, 2021– University Hospital and Medical Center, a 317-bed acute care hospital and a leader in breakthrough orthopedic care and joint replacement surgery in South Florida, has acquired another da Vinci Xi robotic system for minimally invasive surgery. The new addition will complement the organizations’ state-of-the-art existing da Vinci XI and MAKO orthopedic robotic systems to support more precise surgical procedures and shorter recovery periods.
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