October 3, 2022


The Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in downtown Tampa has 21 surgical skills labs, a trauma operating room and a synthetic cadaver.

Photo: CAMLS

Deborah Sutherland, CAMLS CEO

Deborah Sutherland, CAMLS CEO

Photo: CAMLS

The Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation

The Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation also serves as USF medical school’s instructional program for some residents and med students.

CAMLS Training

Both the Nicholson Center and CAMLS tout themselves as economic drivers, attracting groups of affluent physicians as “tourists” and highlighting the medical and high-tech profiles of their respective communities.

Photo: CAMLS

Nicholson robotics lab

The Nicholson Center near Orlando provides on-site surgical training using the latest technologies and live broadcasts, videoconferencing and web-based education.

Photo: Nicholson Center

Rick Wassel

Rick Wassel, chief administrator at the Nicholson Center

Photo: James Carchidi/Orlando Business Journal


While competitors at some level, both the Nicholson Center and CAMLS (pictured) also collaborate on research and technology development. 

Photo: CAMLS

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/3/2012

Aging population a boon for health care workers

As Baby Boomers age into retirement by the millions each year, their growing health care needs require more people to administer that care. That makes fields such as nursing one of the fastest-growing occupations, and hospitals are hiring now to prepare for what's to come. Read more from USA Today and see also:

» Want a job? Look to the energy field
» In tech jobs market, data analysis is tops

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Florida Icon: Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits

Don Garlits The 80-year-old drag racer talks about the excitement of speed, running for Congress and what he does to combat "those hateful lovebugs."

» In the beginning, we actually drag-raced the cars we drove to work. There were no spectators. We put lines on the asphalt and raced on a stopwatch. Then, it caught the fancy of the general public. People built drag strips and charged a lot of money to get in. In 1958, I got paid $450 to show up with my car in Texas, and I’ve been winning races and making money ever since.

» Read our full interview...

Regulators OKs Citizens' increases for homeowners

Florida business and homeowners' doing business with the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will see double-digit premium increases in most cases early next year. The state's insurance regulators announced Tuesday they have approved the increases that are scheduled to take effect as early as Jan. 1. [Source: Times/Herald and AP]

Florida High Tech Corridor among top 5 U.S. tech hubs

The Florida High Tech Corridor ranks among the top five technology hubs in the United States, according to a jobs study by Bright Labs. The study shows the Florida High Tech Corridor is the fourth largest high-tech hub based on the 7,752 jobs openings posted in the state's 23-county region on online websites Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]

Big bank backlash proves nonexistent

Remember all that rage at the too-big-to-fail banks accused of cratering the economy? Recall last year’s National Bank Transfer Day, which promised to push a deluge of deposits from Wall Street giants to credit unions and community banks? Never mind. Read more from the Palm Beach Post and see Florida Trend's reports on banking and Finance in Florida:

» Big Banks Still Dominate Florida's Financial Landscape
» Disappearing Act for Some Florida Banks
» Full report


› Marlins Park attendance suffers amid team’s failure
Year One for Marlins Park, both on the field and off, did not go entirely as team executives had hoped. Despite the addition of more than $200 million in free agent players, the rebranded Miami Marlins were a last-place disaster that lost more games this year than it did the one previous.

› Naples man sees the light and turns his inspiration into decorative bollard business
When Dick Metchear saw metal lights at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando corroding from the sprinkler system's reclaimed water, a light bulb went off in his head. Why not make them out of precast concrete?

› Developer says he wants to build Rays stadium at Channelside
A St. Petersburg developer wants to buy the struggling Channelside Bay Plaza and build a baseball stadium on the site for the Tampa Bay Rays. Joel Cantor, who built the Signature Place condominium tower in St. Petersburg, said Tuesday a 33,000-seat stadium could fit on the waterfront site, much like AT&T Park in San Francisco where the Giants play.
» See also: Developer's plans to build Rays stadium over Channelside faces skepticism

› Economy, jobs top political factors for Florida small business owners
A new study by George Washington University and Thumbtack.com reveals that the economy and jobs are the most important factors for Florida small business owners when selecting a president.
» See also: Small Business Political Sentiment Survey

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