Brevard Students Shine At Medical Terminology Spelling Bee
By Cyndi Byars, Space Coast Medicine & Active Living // November 2, 2014
A SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK EVENT
ABOVE VIDEO: Dr. Dwight Jones moderated the first annual Dwight E. Jones Medical Terminology Spelling Bee held at the Melbourne Rialto Hilton on Saturday, which was part of Maverick Multimedia’s “Space Coast Medicine Week,” and sponsored by Gentiva Home Health, Eastern Florida State College, Everest University and the University of Central Florida.
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Brevard County elementary, middle and high school students embraced vocabulary challenges and higher education at Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine’s first annual Dwight E. Jones Medical Terminology Spelling Bee and Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation Meet The Dean events held at the Melbourne Rialto Hilton on Saturday.
Students from Melbourne High School, West Shore Junior Senior High, Stevenson Elementary, Central Middle School, Holy Trinity and local homeschoolers joined in the exciting competition.
“I was great to work with all these incredibly bright students today at our first medical terminology spelling bee,” said Dr. Jones.
“An organization I ran in Atlanta, Georgia held an annual spelling bee for a number of years – almost 20 years – and it grew to include 900 participating students. I think today’s inaugural medical terminology spelling competition can quickly grow into a major event for Florida students.”
Dr. Jones moderated the spelling challenge, which was part of Maverick Multimedia’s “Space Coast Medicine Week,” and sponsored by Gentiva Home Health, Eastern Florida State College, Everest University and the University of Central Florida.
Spelling bee challenge words included laboratory terms, oncology terms, women’s health terminology, genetics terms and more.
First and second-place winners were:
• Elementary School level – 1st place: Krishna Tewatia of Stevenson Elementary
• Middle School level – 1st place Brandon Bartley of Central Middle School , 2nd place Ana Lisa Ally
• High School level – 1st place Mary Horton, homeschooler, 2nd place Sajan Gutta
Winners received trophies and cash prizes, and all contestants won prize bags with illustrated medical study books and additional items.
Spelling Bee committee members included Maverick Multimedia’s Giles Malone, retired educators Clara Jackson and Gary Shiffrin, and Brevard Physicians’ Network’s June Garvin. The event was sponsored and made possible by Wuesthoff Hospital, the Gentiva Home Health & Hospice Family of Companies, Greystone Health Network and Amerigroup RealSolutions in Healthcare.
Space Coast Medicine Week Features 11 Events
A diverse array of exciting medical-centric special events will be featured during Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine’s “Space Coast Medicine Week,” set for Nov. 1-8, 2014 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.
Space Coast Medicine Week will once again feature the 5th Annual Central Florida Humanitarian Awards and 25th Annual Long Term Care Symposium, as well as these following events:
* Saturday, Nov. 1: “Meet The Deans” for high school aged students and their parents to meet and speak with the deans and administrators from a wide variety of colleges, universities and other institutions of learning. This free event will also feature guest speakers and informative lectures on issues facing high school students as the prepare for higher learning. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 4: District 16 Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association Meeting
• Wednesday, Nov. 5: Dr. John Potomski’s 25th Annual “Silver Anniversary” Long Term Care Symposium
• Thursday, Nov. 6: 5th Annual Central Florida Humanitarian Awards
The Doctors’ Expo will include a Health Fair and Health Insurance Expo from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., followed by a free Continuing Medical Education (CME) event with 4 available CME’s: E-FORCSE – Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Database; 2 CME’s for Medication Errors and 1 CME for Electronic Health Records.
Recognizing Outstanding Individuals & Organizations Who Dedicate Their Time, Talent and Treasure
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will be honored on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the annual awards dinner gala at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that dedicate their Time, Talent or Treasure to help people in need locally – and around the world.
ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE
• Ken & Colleen Braid
• Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation
• Crosswinds Youth Services, Inc.
• Jeffrey Cleveland & Geoffrey Fraser
• Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers
• Dr. Ashish Dalal
• Phil & Bunny Finney
• Bryan and Judy Roub
• Space Coast Honor Flights, Gen. Bill Welser
• Pamela A. Gatto
• Neil Jackson
• Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
• The Kempf Family
• Bob & Jessie Kirk
• Garrett Lamp, St. Baldrick’s Foundation
• Barbara A. Leggett
• Philip Meinhardt, MD
• Logan Morris,
• Bruce Nelson Jr.
• Dr. Giuseppe Palermo
• Ted & Melissa Parker
• Pilots N’ Paws, Pat Picornell
• Paws 4 Boots, Rory Dobis
• Michael Cadore
• Dr. Frank X. Venzara III
• South Brevard Sharing Center
• Dr. Ashish R. Udeshi
The 2014 Central Florida Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement honoree is Dr. Maxwell C. King.
HONORING SELFLESS VOLUNTEERISM
As always, the Central Florida Humanitarian committee will also honor hospital and hospice volunteers from Health First Hospice, the Dr. Jey Pillai Center for Hospice Care at Wasdin Woods, VITAS, Hospice of St. Francis, Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First Viera Hospital, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First Palm Bay Hospital, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge, the VA Clinic in Viera, and Sebastian River Medical Center.
“Over the years, our editorial team has had the distinct honor and pleasure of identifying and featuring the many members of our community who give back so much and are dedicated to reaching out and helping others, here and throughout the world, in a multitude of ways,” said Maverick Multimedia Editor-In-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo.
“For the fifth consecutive year, we will once again produce the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala on the first Thursday of November. This year, more than 42 deserving humanitarians will be honored during the Gala.”
The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will be part of Space Coast Medicine Week, a comprehensive series of health and educational events produced by Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and Space Coast Daily.
This inspiring and compelling event is sponsored by M.H. Williams Construction, Brighthouse Networks, Health First, Brevard Physicians Network, Florida Pain Institute, MPAC ACO, Brevard Geriatrics, Clear Choice Health Care, Knudson Brain & Spine Law Injury Office, Dr. Mark Pinsky, First Choice Medical Group, Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com. Each honoree or organization is presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe.
“We would like to thank Mike Williams and the M.H Williams Construction company, who leads a long list of sponsors who support the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards and who make this wonderful event possible,” said Giles Malone, a partner with Maverick Multimedia and Brevard Productions, who annually produce all the events of Space Coast Medicine Week.
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.
“Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 6 to celebrate and be inspired by these incredible individuals and groups,” said Maverick Multimedia President & Publisher Tom Palermo. “In the meantime, please click the link below that showcases the distinguished Central Florida Humanitarian Alumni.”
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIAN ALUMNI
ABOVE MAP: The 2014 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will take place Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, located at 200 Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.
Doctors Goodwill Ambassador Awards Set Nov. 8
The Doctors Goodwill Foundation, in collaboration with Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine, will present the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards Gala on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto.
The event will include dinner and feature a special multimedia program honoring and recognizing the people and organizations that have contributed so much to the successful efforts of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
Since it’s inception, the Doctors Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $1 million for charities both in Brevard and around the world.
One of Brevard’s most prolific philanthropic organizations, the DGF’s mission is to provide medical assistance in Brevard and around the world to those in need, and offer scholarships to students pursuing a career in health care.
The DGF’s exciting new “PASS” initiative is also being introduced to assist in the transfer and exchange of important information to help those in need.
The Doctors Goodwill Foundation is led by some of the most active and philanthropically-minded members of the Brevard medical community, including executive officers Kantilal Bhalani MD (founder), Naren Shah, MS, SCORE (executive director), Kiran Modi, MD (treasurer), Sumant Pandya, MD (chairperson), and Denis Perez, MD (secretary).