Controversial Andrews Institute CIO Resigns

Controversial Joe Story quits Andrews Institute
Pensacola News Journal

Dr. Joe Story, one of the driving forces behind Baptist Health Care’s $40 million Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, has resigned….

The Institute — and Story himself — also came under controversy over Project Odyssey, a space tourism program funded by state grant money.

Story hand-picked Pensacola native Brice Harris in August 2008 to run Project Odyssey.

Odyssey was to be funded in part with a $250,000 grant from Space Florida, a state-funded aerospace development body, and another $250,000 grant from the Office of Tourism and Economic Development, where Harris previously worked.

In January, Gov. Charlie Crist said Harris’ role in setting up Project Odyssey “probably doesn’t pass the smell test” and asked the inspector general to investigate.

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