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‘We Out-Googled Google’

Dec 7

Recently, Lake Nona has been making headlines with its robust technology infrastructure. Read more below about how our 11-square-mile community is leading edge when it comes to gigabit connectivity. ‘We Out-Googled Google’ Excerpt from the Orlando Business Journal on Dec. 4th While Orlando wasn’t selected for Google Fiber, mixed-use planned community Lake Nona refused to […]

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Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy Joins Mental Health Discussion at Next Impact Forum

Dec 1

A vocal advocate for mental health reform, The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy has joined the speaker lineup for next year’s Lake Nona Impact Forum. Joined by Impact Forum veteran Husseini Manji, MD, FRCPC, global therapeutic area head of neuroscience at Janssen Research & Development, the duo will address the progress and challenges in mental health […]

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Johnson & Johnson Returns as Presenting Sponsor, Sandi Peterson to Keynote

Nov 18

The Lake Nona Institute is proud to welcome back Johnson & Johnson as the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Lake Nona Impact Forum. We are also thrilled to announce Sandi Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, as a keynote speaker to our invited guests in February. Sandi leads over two thirds of Johnson & […]

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Top research scientist E. Douglas Lewandowski joining Sanford Burnham

Nov 5

Leading cardiometabolic research expert to join Sanford Burnham Prebys in Orlando Doug Lewandowski will deepen the Institute’s cardiovascular disease expertise and direct Cardiovascular Translational Research. Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona (SBP) today announced it has recruited E. Douglas Lewandowski, Ph.D., as professor in the Cardiovascular Metabolism Program and director of Cardiovascular […]

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Lake Nona takes on long-term-wellness study

Oct 25

As reported in the Orlando Sentinel By Naseem S. Miller on October 25, 2015 Lake Nona Life Project aims to understand link between community and health. Lake Nona is launching an ambitious, long-term study to examine the association between lifestyle and health among its residents and workers. The hope is that the findings from this […]

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Thad Seymour Honored with 2015 BioFlorida Leadership Award

Oct 16

This week, more than 400 entrepreneurs, company executives, investors, scientists, researchers and lawmakers in the life sciences industry came together for the 2015 Annual BioFlorida Conference. The conference featured innovative programming led by industry executives, scientific experts and public policy officials from Florida and around the country. It also created a forum for the sharing […]

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UCF and HCA partner to bring 550 new residency slots

Oct 12

Source: Orlando Sentinel, Naseem Miller University of Central Florida College of Medicine is expanding its partnership with a large hospital chain to bring more residency slots to the state. The school’s partnership with Hospital Corporation of America will create more than 550 residency positions over the next five years, in areas including Orlando, Ocala and Gainesville, helping graduate […]

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Orlando an emerging destination for medical tourism

Oct 9

Source: Orlando Sentinel, Naseem Miller Medical Tourism Association has recognized Orlando as the medical tourism Emerging Destination of the Year. “Top-notch healthcare in Orlando remains an important reason why many people — including an ever-present and growing senior population — buy homes, rentals and retirement properties and start businesses in the region,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, president […]

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Nemours to Launch Two of the Largest Pediatric Studies Ever

Sep 18

Source: Nemours.org New Federal Grant Allows Studies on Connection between Asthma and Obesity; Risks from Popular Over-the-Counter Medications. Researchers at Nemours Children’s Health System will leverage 4.5 million patient records to answer medical questions that have challenged families and providers for generations.  The de-identified data is available to Nemours through PEDSnet, a network that pools patient […]

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Decades-long Health Study Launched in Lake Nona

Sep 4

Exercise, eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep– all things that we know contribute to health. But how many of us regularly do them? That’s the question the Lake Nona community is working to answer as part of a major health study it’s kicking off.

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