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NSU College of Pharmacy Celebrates 25th Anniversary on Nov. 3

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. — Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy will proudly celebrate its 25th anniversary on Nov. 3.

The 7 p.m. celebration titled “History of NSU’s College of Pharmacy: Pioneering into the future” will be held at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, located at the university’s main Davie campus. The featured speakers include NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D.; Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., Chancellor of NSU’s Health Professions Division; and Andrés Malavé, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s College of Pharmacy.

Since its inception in 1987, the College of Pharmacy has been a leader in pharmacy education and research throughout the United States. Here are some highlights:

  • The College has graduated over 3,300 pharmacists since its inception; 1/3 of which are practicing in South Florida.
  • The Pharm.D. Program has expanded – from admitting a class of 49 students to 240 students per year, including two satellite campuses in Palm Beach, Florida and in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
  • The addition of a Pharm.D. “track” for International Pharmacists, representing 39 countries worldwide, has highlighted our contribution to pharmacy education throughout the globe.
  • Since the Charter Class, our students’ passing rates on pharmacy licensing exams continue to be above 90%, exceeding national rates.
  • The College is the only college of pharmacy in the U.S. that operates a full-service community pharmacy, and a full institutional pharmacy service.
  • Our summer study-abroad program is the largest and most sought out international program of any college of pharmacy.
  • The College inaugurated the country’s first Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research, generating discoveries that leverage the potential of consumer health informatics to improve patient health.
  • The College boasts the most culturally diverse faculty and student body.
  • The College launched the fastest growing and unique program of graduate study and research leading to the doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.), creating a “critical mass” of researchers prepared for careers in academia and research-directed institutions.
  • Over 20,000 pharmacists from all over world have successfully completed the College’s continuing education programs for pharmacists.
  • The first two patents granted to Nova Southeastern University was developed by a College of Pharmacy faculty member.
  • The College built the first therapeutically stone-studded pathway, the longest of its kind in the United States. Located on the renovated Medicinal & Healing Garden (in the heart of NSU’s 300-acre complex), both are opened to the NSU community and the public, making this setting a living classroom.

Other College of Pharmacy events leading up to the Nov. 3 anniversary celebration include:

Oct. 13 – Pictorial exhibition to celebrate American Pharmacist Month and Hispanic Heritage Month and a reception and performance by Los Valientes.

Oct. 19 – College of Pharmacy Athletic Night Forum: “The Future of Pharmacy”.

Oct. 21 – American Colleges of Clinical Pharmacists Annual Meeting: Alumni, faculty, preceptor, and student reunion reception.

Nov. 3 – NSU Fall Classic: The Best of the Best Continuing Education for Pharmacist.

For more information about the College of Pharmacy’s 25th anniversary celebration and other events, please contact Millie Velez at mislady@nova.edu or 954-262-1674 or visit http://pharmacy.nova.edu/

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About NSU’s College of Pharmacy: The COP offers a challenging professional degree program of study in pharmacy that emphasizes the pharmaceutical sciences and patient-centered care. Presented with the use of innovative teaching modalities and the newest technology, the curriculum is designed to prepare pharmacy graduates for life-long learning and leadership capabilities as medication therapy managers in our nation’s healthcare system.  You will find our programs conducted by an exceptional, talented faculty committed to your education.  They, themselves, are agents of change in such diverse fields of research and practice as genomics, drug development, informatics, and pharmacotherapy. http://pharmacy.nova.edu/

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic fully accredited institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 28,000 students and is the sixth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The university awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences. For more information visit www.nova.edu.

Media Contact:
Ken Ma, MBA, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5408 (office), 954-621-7961 (cell), ken.ma@nova.edu

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