Entries by LifeInNaples

Worlds Most Influential People in Ophthalmology

Three of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s faculty members are among those honored as the Top 50 most influential figures in ophthalmology. Philip J. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., Carol Karp, M.D., and J. William Harbour, M.D., were named to the Ophthalmologist Power List 2019. Rosenfeld pioneered the off label use of Avastin (bevacizumab) to treat  wet age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of  […]

Controlling SW Florida Mosquitoes

In 1950, Naples was a sleepy fishing town undiscovered by tourists. In fact, finding Naples on a map proved rather difficult. However, mosquitoes didn’t need a map and their sheer numbers in the Naples area severely limited outdoor activities. A referendum in 1950, held in accordance with Florida law,  established mosquito control in Naples. With no money, no employees, and […]

How to be in Charge of Your Genes

1990 was an exciting time to study biology at Cornell University. Our genetics professor had announced with great pride that humanity was  embarking on an epic quest of identifying all of the existing human genes – Project Genome. For the next decade or so, 40  something thousand genes were identified and to everyone’s dismay humans turned out to be only 1% different […]

Naples Art is in Full Bloom

Spring is here and Naples Art is exploding with fresh new ideas to be shared and enjoyed by all. Naples Art has been at the forefront of the arts and cultural  landscape of Naples since 1954. We believe art can  change lives and improve  communities. We are committed to developing artists and arts leaders,  ensuring artistic expression is available to everyone,  […]

Guadalupe Center Aims to Transform Immokalee

                                   Transformational in 2020 and Beyond. It’s a word I often use to describe Guadalupe Center’s impact on the  students of Immokalee. Their parents – farmworkers, laborers and  service personnel – work hard, but struggle to provide basic necessities. The lack of […]

Hodges University and the world of technological

When you think about experts in technology, it’s easy to assume that men are the ones who lead the way. At Hodges University, Tracey Lanham, Associate Dean of the Fisher School of Technology, actively encourages more women to enter a growing field that will continue to expand exponentially. That encouragement has to start before college. “It’s important to continue encouraging […]

Sky is the Limit and Dave Trecker tells us why

Drones are coming to Naples. And not just the kind you buy at Walmart for your grand-kids. Eye-in-the-sky commercial drones are becoming mainstream. They’re cheaper than manned aircraft, and they can swoop and maneuver just about anywhere. With half a dozen drone companies now operating in the Naples area, you can arrange aerial photography for weddings, monitor roof repair, document storm […]