Game Changers  
    Volume VII, Issue 35 | August 31, 2018    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
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SFHEF presents
Healthcare Networking
Thurs., Sept. 6
Storer Auditorium | Coral Gables
SFBJ presents
Disrupting Technologies in the Digital Healthcare Era  
Thurs., Sept. 13
Ft. Lauderdale
NAMI Palm Beach County presents
Suicide Prevention Training for Families
Thurs., Sept. 13 
Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel presents   
South Florida Health Forum  
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018  
Signature Grand Davie
The Healthcare Roundtable presents...  
Women in Medicine
Breakfast Panel Discussion
Hollywood, FL
Proceeds to Benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology receives multi-million dollar NIH grant for genetic hearing loss research
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund research related to biological treatments and clinical diagnosis of patients with hearing loss.
Xue Long Liu, MD, PhD, FACS, professor of otolaryngology, human genetics, biochemistry, and pediatrics will serve as principal investigator. The grant will allow Liu to continue his research on human hearing loss, the most common sensory disorder affecting more than 28 million Americans.
Liu, who is the vice chair and Marian & Walter Hotchkiss Chair in Otolaryngology, is one of the top NIH-funded surgeon-scientists in the specialty . Having also received a $3 million dollar grant to research hearing loss in 2017, Liu is now the most successfully funded genetic hearing loss researcher in the United States.
Cleveland Clinic Florida Wellington Expands Primary Care Team
Cleveland Clinic Florida Wellington, which opened to patients in the spring, has expanded its team of family medicine and internal medicine specialists who provide primary care services for adults and children six and older. Jessica Garcia, MD, and Giovanni Spatola, MD, who helped open the new office located in the Village Green Center at 2789 S. State Road 7, are joined by S hari Robins, MD, FACP, FAAP and Sarah Mitchell, DO, MS.

"Opening our first location in western Palm Beach County has been a crucial step in meeting the needs of our patients and the communities we serve," said Wael Barsoum, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic Florida, based in Weston. "We've assembled an excellent team of primary care physicians who are committed to delivering exceptional, high quality care to the Wellington community."

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Elizabeth Paine, MS, MBA
Based in Dania Beach, the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) serves healthcare professionals in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties plus the Treasure Coast. The SFHEF is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and currently boasts over 850 members.
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Elizabeth Paine, MS, MBA, is an assistant administrator at Wellington Regional Medical Center. In this role, Paine works closely with the chief executive officer and the chief operating officer in the planning, coordination and supervision of hospital expansion and renovation projects and assists in the daily operations of the facility.

Prior to joining the team at Wellington Regional Medical Center, Paine worked with Tenet Healthcare Corporation at its corporate office in Dallas, Texas and at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Florida as an associate in the MBA Leadership Development Program, where she was involved in national performance management and innovation projects.

Paine earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.