Economic Backbone - Health Care / Hospitals
New medical research and innovations around the state
From diabetes care to psychiatry, our Economic Backbone section features stories like these: Project ECHO pairs patients with diabetes-care liaisons through a Project ECHO developed by Dr. Sanjeev Arora to help encourage specialists to share their expertise.
“A Blood Test for Brain Injuries” profiles how when Dr. Linda Papa started working with University of Florida scientists two decades ago on finding a biomarker to develop a blood test for brain injuries, many dismissed the effort as too difficult, if not downright impossible. But they didn’t give up.
Psychiatry in Florida looks at UM’s Miller School of Medicine’s recently opened 10-bed medical psychiatric unit at UM Hospital, which treats patients who cannot be admitted to a general psychiatric unit because of medical conditions.
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