Boca Briefs


Neurologist joins Boca Regional

Boca Raton Regional Hospital has a new general neurologist at the  Hospital’s Marcus Neuroscience Institute and BocaCare® physician network, Pooja Patel, MD.

Dr. Patel is a board-certified general neurologist who is fellowship-trained in clinical neurophysiology. She will assume the role as Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Institute. Dr. Patel’s clinical specialties include epilepsy and headaches.

Dr. Patel attended medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. She completed her Neurology residency and a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

FAU presents ‘Home Mask Relations: A Social Art Project by Isabel Berglund’

The University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present “Home Mask Relations: A Social Art Project by Isabel Berglund.”

This participatory art project explores the social spaces of “togetherness,” “relationships” and “home.” The exhibition is open through Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in the Schmidt Center Gallery.

“Home Mask Relations: A Social Art Project by Isabel Berglund” draws meaningful, individual connections through knitting, a popular craft that can show ways in which domestic space has been claimed and delineated in the United States.

Berglund’s immersive, large-scale installation will consist of individual hand-knitted panels – made by hundreds of individuals from three American cities – joined together with threads. The artist’s intent is to break down socioeconomic and political divisions or barriers and, in turn, build relationships between people of different backgrounds using the practice of knitting as a guide. The completed installation represents a cross-section of the United States through knitted floor plans unique to each area and created by the artist and community participants.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public, Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m.