September 24, 2022

Amy Keller

Florida Trend Associate Editor • akeller@floridatrend.com

Amy Keller

Amy Keller is an associate editor for Florida Trend. She writes the magazine’s monthly Tallahassee Trend column and covers a wide variety of business topics. Keller joined Florida Trend in 2005, after more than a decade covering Congress as a reporter for Roll Call newspaper. Keller’s writings have also appeared in Salon, The New Republic and the Atlanta Jewish Times. Keller graduated from The Ohio State University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Keller has won numerous journalism awards over the years, including being part of the team that won a 2010 first place Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for general news reporting for “Medical Makeover,” which covered trends reshaping healthcare in Florida. The same year, she won a second place Green Eyeshade for investigative reporting about Florida’s role in international adoptions.

Articles by Keller:

Non-profit created by children of doctors helps seniors stay connected with their physicians
The shift to telemedicine has been heralded as one of the silver livings of the COVID-19 crisis, but it hasn't been a simple shift for everyone, says Arjun Verma, a 2022 graduate of Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando. His parents are both doctors, and “many of their patients, especially elderly patients, didn't have access to the devices they needed to connect to their virtual health care appointments” during the pandemic, he says.
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Tennis sees resurgence during the pandemic
It's 90-plus degrees on a weekday morning in mid-July, but the 64-acre campus of the U.S. Tennis Association in Lake Nona is hopping. On 12 collegiate courts at the northeast corner of campus, summer camp participants are practicing serves and returns. Across the grounds in the tournament area, the nation's top players in the boys' 12-and-under division are battling it out in the national clay court championships. And inside the welcome center, younger summer camp players are milling about the pro shop and ducking into the Netpost Grill with their parents for a bite to eat.
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Along with the price of natural gas, Floridian's electric bills are climbing sky-high
The price of natural gas — which generates roughly 75% of Florida's electricity — more than doubled over the summer and is driving increases in electric bills at utilities around the state.
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Florida's new Secretary of the Department of Management Services to oversee state's IT infrastructure
Former U.S. Department of Homeland Security official Pedro Allende has been appointed Florida's new Secretary of the Department of Management Services, which is tasked with overseeing cyber-security for state government and administering tens of millions of dollars in new funding for government cyber-resiliency programs.
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Golisano Children's Health Center opens a virtual reality chemotherapy room
Over the years, numerous studies have shown that distractions and relaxation techniques can significantly alleviate some of the negative effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea, pain and anxiety.
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Space Research
From producing food to controlling dust, long-term missions to the moon and Mars present extraordinary challenges. Florida innovators are working to overcome future obstacles.
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The Private Sector
The next giant leap to the moon and beyond will require an array of sophisticated hardware.
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A New Mission Boosts the Economy
At least 130 Florida companies and an array of university researchers across the state have a role in Artemis.
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UF researchers develop tool to predict complications during surgery
Every year, approximately 15 million Americans undergo some sort of surgery, and nearly one-third develop a complication. Each adverse event can add up to $11,000 in health care costs and exact a physical and emotional toll on the patient. But a promising AI tool being developed by researchers at the University of Florida could help doctors better forecast how patients will do before they even go under the knife.
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Doctor provides mobile medical care to uninsured children
Laura Chilcutt has always felt a calling to work with vulnerable populations. As a lawyer, she spent years championing the rights of immigrants and human trafficking and domestic violence victims for the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (now Americans for Immigrant Justice) and later at her own practice.
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Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Nine forms in the Caribbean; Florida in the cone
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Tropical Depression Nine has developed in the central Caribbean. The depression is expected to reach tropical storm strength and even hurricane strength by early next week. The NHC has placed Florida in the system's cone of uncertainty.

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