Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 19 | May 8, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events Calendar


SFHEF presents


Healthcare Networking


Thurs., May 21 | 5:30-8 PM


Prohibition | Miami


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The Healthcare Roundtable presents


West Meets East


Tues., June 2 | 7:30-9:30 am


Vi at Aventura


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SFHHA presents


Annual Healthcare Summit


June 4 & 5


Signature Grand | Davie


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Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners' Chairman's Council for Prosperity Initiatives presents


Health Care Prosperity Summit


June 5


HistoryMiami Museum


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Last  Word


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Medical Students in Action complete Spring 2015 Mission


Miami based Medical Students in Action (MSA) traveled to the Caribbean and treated over 1200 patients March 28th-April 4th, 2015. The MSA team of almost 120 includes healthcare practitioners (doctors and dentists), medical students (in a learning capacity), Carrollton Sacred Heart and other local High School students (providing language translation) plus logistics/administrative support.


"I love giving back and providing the much needed care and education to the under served communities of the Dominican Republic," stated Co-Medical Director, Donato Arguelles, MD. "Providing basic primary care, dental care, antenatal care, and gynecologic screening to the impoverished communities has become a passion of mine," added Medical Director Steven Chavoustie, MD.


MSA, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, travels throughout the year to the rural villages of the Dominican Republic, providing medical and dental care as well as public health education to the underserved. MSA is in its 15th year of operation. All medical/dental personnel volunteer their expertise and time. Relying solely on charitable donations for the medical mission, all donations go to providing medicines and supplies to the people served.


Learn more about how you can help Medical Students in Action HERE.



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Scripps Florida scientists land $2.4M grant to develop painkillers



Celia Ampel | SFBJ


The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter earned a $2.4 million grant to develop painkillers that have fewer side effects than other drugs on the market.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse of The National Institutes of Health awarded the five-year grant to a team led by Scripps professor Laura Bohn.


The team is developing new compounds that aim to avoid the effects of opioid painkillers such as morphine and oxycodone. 




Memorial Healthcare System Promotes Sandra Dilts to Vice President of Managed Care

Sandra Dilts was recently promoted to Vice President of Managed Care for Broward based Memorial Healthcare System, the third largest public healthcare system in the nation and one of Florida's leading healthcare systems. In her new role, Dilts is responsible for the corporate managed care contracting and operations for the multi-hospital, fully-integrated delivery system, employed physicians and clinically integrated network. She will build and maintain relationships with major national and regional payers and respond to emerging market trends.


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