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2018 Summer issue

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S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 69 UP CLOSE: Community Events Mayo Clinic Center for Military Medicine Names Medical Director Dr. Pierre Noel, M.D. was recently named medical director for Mayo's new Military Medicine initiative, which provides medical care to active duty service members and retirees, while also delivering medical training to military service members. Dr. Noel is a physician in the Division of Hematology and Oncol- ogy, Department of Internal Medicine who showcases an extensive military background. He is a primary consultant in protective medicine for the White House Medical Unit and senior visiting fellow at the Brent Scow- croft Center for Strategy and Security. Following 9/11, he worked with Military Special Mission Units and the Homeland Security Council. In 2012, Dr. Noel developed a Special Operations Tactical Med- icine Training program at Mayo Clinic for military Special Mission Units. This program specializes in combat trauma, prolonged field care and critical care. Since then, the program has trained over 600 physicians, physicians assistants, medics and troops. The Centers, based at Mayo's Arizona, Minnesota and Florida campuses, will work with the U.S. Department of Defense to address gaps, in- crease access and better understand opportunities around military medicine. Nemours Children's Health Names New CEO Dr. R. Lawrence Moss, renowned pediatric surgeon and biomedical researcher, was selected to succeed Dr. David Bailey as the president and CEO of Jacksonville headquartered Nemours Children's Health System last June, and is set to begin his tenure in October. After serving as Surgeon-in-Chief for seven years at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Moss joins Nemours as a respected educator, biomedical researcher, pediatric surgeon and health executive. He is known for developing safety quality standards for pediatric surgery nationally, and was an integral part of transforming Nationwide's surgery program which developed the first FDA ap- proved studies in tissue engineering for congenital heart disease, among other accomplishments, under his tenure. Flagler Hospital Breaks Ground on Health Village Saint Augustine-area residents will soon see the doors to a new health village open aer crews broke ground this June, where 20,000 square feet of the facility will be dedicated to urgent care, advanced imaging, lab services, gynecology, primary and specialty care, among others. Plans for the site also include 25,000 square feet dedicated to a healthy lifestyle center with fitness, prevention and education at the forefront. "We appreciate the incredible support and ongoing collaboration we enjoy with all our community partners," Flagler Hospital President and CEO Jason Barret said. "When it comes to improving the health and well-being of St. Johns County, there is no organization with more experience or commitment than Flagler Hospital. In fact, we will celebrate 130 years of caring for our area residents as this project comes to life in 2019." The Murabella Facility is set to open in the Summer of 2019 UF Health-Jacksonville Opens Center for Aging Research A five-year award from the National Institutes of Health has made the new center for aging studies possible at the Jacksonville campus, where it is possible for at least 10 research studies to be under way at any given time—including the first planned study on age-related muscle loss. JAX ASCENT will serve as a hub for behavioral, nutritional and pharmacologic clinical trials, particularly with racial minorities and people of lower socioeconomic status. The center will include interview and examination rooms for health assessments, physical performance measures and cognition, memory, body composition and strength tests. There, researchers will study social determinants that contribute to chronic diseases and functional decline. JAX-ASCENT members will collaborate with UF-Gainesville faculty, as well as researchers from other institutions.

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