Published On: Fri, Oct 11th, 2019

Boca Beat: 10/11

• STEAM Fest, which drew more than 800 attendees during its successful first year, is returning Nov. 16 and promises to be even better. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natural Science building on the Lake Worth campus and features new displays, as well as indoor and outdoor interactive science demonstrations, food, activities and more.

• Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, today announced its fall campaign to support Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization. More than 150 Simon Malls, Mills, and Premium Outlets nationwide will be participating in a range of activities during the month of October including at Town Center at Boca Raton.

• Mark R. Osherow of Osherow, PLLC has been named for the 13th consecutive year to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyersâ in the area of Business Litigation. Super Lawyersâ, which is part of the global mass media company Thomson Reuters Corporation, selects attorneys using a “patented multiphase selection process.” According to Super Lawyersâ, this recognition is unique because lawyers are not allowed to nominate themselves or campaign for nominations. Only five percent of all lawyers in Florida are selected in more than 70 practice areas.

• Clive Daniel Home was recently honored by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Florida South branch with eight prestigious Design Excellence Crystal Awards for the highest achievement in interior design. The Clive Daniel Home Naples showroom was selected as the Best Multi-Line Showroom in the competition and the company’s Boca Raton Showroom garnered second place in the same category..

• While the clot-busting drug, tPA, has been the gold standard to treat stroke for decades, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine and Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s (BRRH) Marcus Neuroscience Institute are taking treatment options to the next level. Jang-Yen (John) Wu, Ph.D., distinguished professor of biomedical science in FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine, and Brian Snelling, M.D., chief of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery and medical director of the Marilyn and Stanley Barry Center for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute and BRRH, have joined forces to combine a breakthrough interventional procedure for stroke with a novel drug compound that has neuroprotective properties.

• Students in the Pre-Medical Sciences Academy at L.C. Swain Middle School practiced using stethoscopes and taking vital signs during a visit to the School of Nursing lab Friday. PBA nursing students volunteered at four stations, where their protégés participated in hands-on activities to learn about heart and lung sounds, vital signs, blood sugar monitoring and proper hand-washing techniques. Additionally, the nursing students hosted a question-and-answer session for the group of 44 curious middle school students, who arrived in their scrubs.

• Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced the appointment of Kerry-Ann McDonald, MD, to the medical staff of the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute (LWHWI) and BocaCare® Physician Network. She specializes in benign and malignant breast disease.

• Art enthusiasts can expect to be moved this fall by three exhibits that cover a range of topics including sexual assault and its effect on victims. The exhibits, which will be displays at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus and The Gallery at Lake Worth Campus, showcase stories, ideas and perceptions through paintings, drawings, photography, graphic design and more. They are free and open to the public and feature artwork created by PBSC students and community artists.

• Baptist Health South Florida is once again the most awarded healthcare system in South Florida by U.S. News & World Report with 32 high-performing awards in 14 types of care. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is once again the highest-ranked hospital in Palm Beach County.

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