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Trendsetters: Today and Beyond

High-impact leaders who are making a difference in Florida and beyond -- but whose biggest contributions may be yet to come. The governors also make their picks.

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Paul Kenny
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Addictions
Paul Kenny

» Scripps Florida associate professor Paul Kenny, 35, is doing work in Jupiter that could lift the burden of addiction — drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and even overeating. A biochemistry undergrad at Trinity College Dublin and a Ph.D. holder from King’s College in London, Kenny has several young investigator awards to his credit as he studies the neurobiological mechanisms behind addiction, depression and anxiety.


Ed Laudise
Ed Laudise
Foundation
Ed Laudise

» “I am not going to change the world. It’s these kids” who will, says Ed Laudise, 44, executive director of the Immokalee Foundation. Laudise took over leadership of the foundation, launched in 1991 by Parker Collier of the Collier family, three years ago. It’s gone from a $585,000 budget to $1.89 million, from one staffer to nine, from two programs to 10, and from helping 50 kids with scholarships to helping 700 with scholarships, a program to ensure success in college, mentoring and funding the local soccer team and Junior Achievement and emergency medical care.

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Miami’s Children Museum reopens after 14 months of COVID-19 closures
Miami’s Children Museum reopens after 14 months of COVID-19 closures

After 14 months, Miami’s Children Museum will physically reopen this weekend. It has maintained a strong online presence for children and families since the start of the pandemic.

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