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OCEARCH Founder and Jacksonville University Explorer-in-Residence Chris Fischer MARINE SCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE HOSTS INAUGURAL 'OCEARCH SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM' The first OCEARCH Science Symposium was held at the Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute in Spring 2018. The symposium featured panels by OCEARCH research expedition participants, biology and marine science professors from universities across the country, marine biologists from industry-leading environmental organizations, JU's Dr. Quinton White and OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer. "It's about selflessness and servant leadership," said Fischer in his keynote address. "I feel really grateful that all of you have come together and collaborated. It's humbling to see the science coming together. It's humbling to see the work that all of you are doing but we can all continue to reach for more." Watch OCEARCH Science Symposium sessions at www.youtube.com/ocearch. QSEN INSTITUTE HOSTS CONFERENCE ON PATIENT SAFETY SOLUTIONS AND DUVAL COUNTY’S OPIOID CRISIS Jacksonville University’s QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) Institute Regional Center hosted its 2018 Patient Safety Forum in March of 2018, welcoming a sold-out crowd that included students, safety and compliance professionals, policy makers, pharmacists, risk managers, and medical professionals from across the spectrum of the healthcare industry. The Forum, planned and chaired by JU’s Dr. Teri Chenot and Dr. Roberta Christopher, was an opportunity for interdisciplinary healthcare professionals, students, faculty, and renowned experts to collaborate and learn more about patient safety. During the full day of conferences, networking, and healthcare exhibitions, a wealth of emerging issues were explored, such as interprofessional simulation and training, emergency preparedness, patient safety testimonials, and much more. Most notable on the Forum’s agenda was the much-anticipated morning session, The Opioid Epidemic in Northeast Florida: Innovative Solutions. President Tim Cost, Councilmember Bill Gulliford, Dr. David Rice of Baptist Health, and stellar panelists Dr. Ashley Norse of UF Health Jacksonville, Dr. Raymond Pomm of River Region Human Services and Gateway Community Services, and Dr. Michael Sorna of North Florida-South Georgia Department of Veterans Affairs, led a discussion about the epidemic that claims approximately 14 lives a day in the state of Florida, and two in Duval County. WAVEMAGAZINEONLINE.COM 9