October 2, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/25/2012

› Florida student invited to take "Innovative App Challenge"
The Verizon Foundation has launched the Innovative App Challenge for students and schools across the nation in an effort to boost education and excitement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

› St. Pete's Bayfront Medical Center to join for-profit hospital chain and affiliate with Shands
Bayfront Medical Center, one of the Tampa Bay region's last independent hospitals, said it plans to join a for-profit hospital chain which operates 70 hospitals in 15 states.

› Cargo giant MSC returns to Port Miami
A giant of the sea cargo industry has re-established a presence at Port Miami. Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., or MSC, has started weekly service between Miami and Central America.

› Florida community wired up as 'living laboratory' for longitudinal wellness study
Wellness & Prevention, a Johnson & Johnson company, is collaborating with the Lake Nona Institute for an IT-enabled longitudinal research study to explore and test initiatives that could have a lasting impact on population health.

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