Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Medical Center’

Orlando VA Medical Center’s opening delayed again

Orlando VA Medical Center’s opening delayed again

The Orlando VA Medical Center’s hospital and outpatient facility opening has again been delayed, Orlando Business Journal has learned. At a press briefing with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Jan. 21, Nelson said the new target date for opening is now December 2014, not September as was previously reported. But, Nelson said, officials are confident that [...]

VA hospital could open next year, officials say at Orlando hearing

VA hospital could open next year, officials say at Orlando hearing

Orlando Sentinel – Veterans in Central Florida may see their long-awaited VA Medical Center open for patients in 2013 after all — only one year later than planned, according to testimony delivered at a congressional field hearing Monday in Orlando. At the hearing, held at Lake Nona Medical City, Veterans Affairs officials and executives from [...]

Sanford-Burnham gets $2 million more

Sanford-Burnham gets $2 million more

The Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute scored $300 million in 2006 when it agreed to set up shop in Central Florida, making it one of the largest beneficiaries of public incentive money in state history. Just five years later, the institute that is central to Orlando’s “medical city” development – along with UCF’s medical school and [...]

MLS program prepares students for work

MLS program prepares students for work

Today’s economy is both a stressful and terrifying time for graduates. With Florida’s high unemployment rate, some graduates remain in school longer than necessary rather than face the harsh reality that is today’s job market. However, life after graduation isn’t as scary of a thought for all graduates. UCF’s Medical Laboratory Science program, offered through [...]

NY Times: ‘Orlando’s Newest Attraction is Medical’

NY Times: ‘Orlando’s Newest Attraction is Medical’

Just off State Road 417, a five-minute drive east from Orlando International Airport, a 650-acre parcel of land is fast becoming a $2 billion medical campus, including a medical school, research laboratories and hospitals. Three years ago the Lake Nona medical city, as it is known, was nothing but a pasture and a promise. Its [...]

County Leaders Visit Orlando’s Medical City

County Leaders Visit Orlando’s Medical City

Orlando is getting healthier, both physically and economically. Much of the credit goes to what is called “Medical City,” a 600-acre park where half a dozen medical facilities are under construction in the Lake Nona development outside of Orlando. A new $655-million Veteran’s Affairs hospital is being built, so is a 95-bed children’s specialty hospital [...]

University of Florida research center at ‘medical city’ in Lake Nona soon to take shape

University of Florida research center at ‘medical city’ in Lake Nona soon to take shape

Construction is scheduled to begin in July for a University of Florida research and academic center in the developing “medical city” in Lake Nona. The UF College of Pharmacy’s academic program will be a principal occupant of the planned four-story, 115,000-square foot building. The state Board of Governors on Wednesday designated the planned building a [...]

‘Woodstock’ of 2010 takes a scientific path

‘Woodstock’ of 2010 takes a scientific path

The sky is dotted with construction cranes that mark the location of the “medical city” at Lake Nona where $2billion of development is under way. This impressive site includes Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, the University of Central Florida medical school and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando’s Cancer Research Institute, Nemours [...]

Health Care: Defense grant to boost robotic surgery research

Health Care: Defense grant to boost robotic surgery research

Orlando got another boost in becoming a medical destination with the announcement of a $4.2 million Department of Defense grant that will be used to revolutionize surgical robotic research. The grant will help establish a Global Center of Excellence in Medical Robotics and Simulation, which will be housed at the Nicholson Center at Florida Hospital [...]

Burnham head honored by American Heart Association

Burnham head honored by American Heart Association

Source: Orlando Sentinel Dr. Daniel P. Kelly, scientific director of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research at Lake Nona was awarded the American Heart Association’s 2009 Basic Research Prize on Nov. 15. The prize, awarded at the group’s Scientific Session in Orlando, recognizes Kelly as an international authority on the molecular biology and physiology of [...]