Orlando Sentinel : 2019-02-11

CENTRAL FLORIDA BUSINESS : 28 : D2

CENTRAL FLORIDA BUSINESS

D2 | Monday, February 11, 2019 Orlando Sentinel CENTRAL FLORIDA BUSINESS Health UCF’s research funding grows to $183 million By Naseem S. Miller thoracic society: The health system received a 3-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for coronary bypass surgery and aortic valve replacement with coronary artery bypass surgery. The 3-star rating is the highest achievable rating from STS and is based on the society’s database of patient outcomes. and Darren Soto announced a $10.1 million federal grant that will help Orange County residents living with HIV/AIDS to access medical and support services. The Orlando metro area is home to about 12,000 people living with HIV or AIDS and has one of the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses in the nation. “This grant will help us to build comprehensive systems to care for all members of our community, including those who have had limited access to it in the past,” said Demings in a news release. Orlando Sentinel UCF received more than $183 million in research funds and grants last year, an increase of $34 million from 2017, and up from $118 million a decade ago, according to the university’s Office of Research Annual Report. The College of Engineering and Computer Science had the largest portion of the funds at $46 million, followed by the College of Sciences at $26 million and the College of Optics and Photonics at $17 million. Several academic units significantly increased their research funding, including the Center for Research in Computer Vision and the College of Sciences. Research dollars fell in several colleges including the College of Education and Human Performance, College of Business Administration, College of Medicine and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. The school also was recognized recently as one of the top 50 public research universities in the nation by Top American Research Universities Annual Report. On the move Orlando midwife and executive director of Commonsense Childbirth, Jennie Joseph, was selected to the 2019 class of Aspen-Aetna Healthy Communities Fellowship because of her work to eliminate racial disparities in maternal child health in the United States. The new fellowship program “is designed to amplify the voices of community leaders addressing health inequities through the lens of the social determinants of health,” according to The Aspen Institute. Dr. Hiep Nguyen, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has joined Florida Heart & Lung Institute of Osceola, an affiliate of Osceola Regional Medical Center. He specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgeries. He was most recently at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Texas. In brief The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has placed a temporary six-month moratorium on new home health agency enrollments into Medicaid as part of its efforts to fight fraud. All new and pending applications for licensed home health providers will be denied. The moratorium does not affect existing providers. St. Cloud Medical Group acquires BVL Family Medical Center: The acquisition expands St. Cloud Medical Group’s primary care outreach in Osceola County. The medical group is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center. All providers and staff will remain at BVL, according to a news release. Orlando Health gets high-quality rating from JOHN RAOUX/AP TOURISM $7,700 in compensation. There is a catch: the contest is only for people who are older than 21 and residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland with a valid passport. (Sorry, U.S. residents.) Twenty finalists will be announced March 15 on the company’s website and Instagram page and the winner will be revealed April 5. For more details, go to www.royalcaribbean.co. uk/shore-explorer/termsand-conditions/. it asked potential candidates to “share your best travel experience as a post, story or IGTV [email protected]” and using the hashtag #ShorExplorer. The post has more than 104,000 views since it posted last week. The winning candidate must be available to travel between May to August 2019 for at least three to four consecutive weeks. Destinations include the cruise line’s private Caribbean island CocoCay, the Bahamas, Alaska, Portugal, Norway, Dubai and Japan. The company will also provide hotel, meals, nonalcoholic drinks and WIFI each day. At the end of the so-called “apprenticeship,” the winning candidate will receive about Continued from Page D1 needs, declined to comment on their stance in the Sentinel report. Wanted: World travel blogger Orange gets AIDS/HIV grant money Do you love to travel and share your adventures on social media? Then, Royal Caribbean has a job opening for you. 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