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AMA honors Florida medical society executive for lifetime achievement

CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) honored Tenna Wiles, chief executive officer of the Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS), with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award. Wiles was recognized by the AMA as a medical association executive who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession. “A champion for patients and physicians, Tenna...

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Representative Kelly Skidmore Named Palm Beach County Medical Society CEO – Tenna Wiles Retires after 22 Years

Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) President Larry M. Bush, MD, announced recently the appointment of Kelly Skidmore as the new CEO of the West Palm Beach based Society as well as its charitable arm, Palm Beach County Medical Society Services. Skidmore, who was recently elected to the Florida House of Representatives, District 81, also served as public relations specialist for the Marine...

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Kara Marante Promoted to Vice President and Chief People Officer for Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Kara Marante has been promoted to vice president and chief people officer for Nicklaus Children’s Health System after serving as the organization’s interim chief talent officer for the past several months. In her role, Ms. Marante leads the human resources, organizational development, and patient and family experiences teams for the health system, which features a workforce of approximately...

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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center to Offer Augmented Reality (AR) Guided Spine Surgery

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is the first community hospital in the Southeast Region and Florida to use a groundbreaking augmented reality (AR) guidance system that allows spine surgeons to “see through” a patient’s anatomy as if they have “x-ray vision.” The technology is the first AR guidance system to be used in surgery and is currently approved for use in open and minimally invasive...

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The Campbell Foundation Awards Grant to UM Researchers Seeking to Develop Functional Cure for HIV

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Campbell Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded an $80,000 grant to a University of Miami Miller School researcher to continue his work in the development of a single vaccine injection resulting in a functional cure for HIV. Jose M. Martinez-Navio, PhD, associate scientist in the Department of Pathology, and his team have been able to suppress the HIV virus...

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UM to present 9th annual industry impact conference

Focus will be the social, political and economic determinants of health On Friday, October 30, the University of Miami will be presenting its ninth annual Business of Healthcare conference from 11 am to 3 pm ET. Due to COVID, this event will be online and is in fact being promoted as a ‘global virtual event.’ With the presidential election looming and the nation reeling from a global pandemic,...

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