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HPD Research Director Makes Scientific Presentation at Scripps Florida



Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D., executive director for research at Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division, became the first NSU researcher to make a scientific presentation at the prestigious Scripps Florida research institute. Located in Jupiter, Scripps Florida is part of the San Diego-based The Scripps Research Institute, which is the world’s largest nonprofit biomedical research organization. The Institute has over 3,000 scientists, technicians and graduate students who are engaged in basic biomedical science research.



Hardigan’s presentation was titled “Catch You Before You Fall: Statistical Modeling To Predict Elderly Falling.” His research identified a set of markers that showed great promise in identifying which elderly populations are most likely to fall. The markers include: 1) Those with heart disease and balance problems; 2) Those using certain types of prescription medication and prescription drug dosage; and 3) Demographics such as age and gender.