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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
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Nova Southeastern University Experts to Speak About Technology and Medicine at Emerge Americas Conference

University Co-Hosting Hiring Fair with GE Digital


FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, FL – eMerge Americas, the technology conference connecting global innovators, industry leaders and investors from Latin America, North America and Europe, announced two speakers from Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Nova Southeastern University who will address challenges and opportunities related to health care and technology. For more information on the speakers, visit http://emergeamericas.com/agenda/.

Translating Ideas to Commercialization

H. Thomas Temple, M.D.

H. Thomas Temple, M.D.

Speaker: H. Thomas Temple, M.D.

Senior Vice President, Translational Research and Economic Development, Nova Southeastern University & Executive Associate Dean for Research, NSU College of Allopathic Medicine (M.D. College)

Description: Scientific researchers all around the globe are working tirelessly to develop the next treatments for cancer, cardiac disease and countless other health conditions. For these discoveries to benefit patients, it is essential that they make it to the marketplace, which can be an arduous and confusing process for even the brightest minds. The process of taking a discovery from the bench to the bedside is called translational research and it requires a well-funded infrastructure that supports clinical trials, marketing, legal protections and other integral steps. A physician, inventor and executive, H. Thomas Temple, M.D., will address the elements required to make a discovery profitable and beneficial to humanity.

When: Tuesday, June 13 at 2:55-3:15 p.m.

Where: eMerge Americas Main Stage

Marriage of Medicine and Technology: Preserving the Human Element in Medicine in an Era of Rising Technology

Farzanna Haffizulla, M.D., FACP, FAMWA

Farzanna Haffizulla, M.D., FACP, FAMWA

Speaker: Farzanna S. Haffizulla, M.D., FACP, FAMWA

Assistant Dean of Community and Global Health, NSU College of Allopathic Medicine (M.D. College)

Description: In this era of dynamic health care technology, the preservation, maintenance and nurturing of the human element in medical care is vital as we strive to improve community and global health. Promoting and fostering synergy between digital tools and the practice of medicine is imperative and this process needs further study and refinement. Dr. Haffizulla will outline an internist’s view of benefits of the promotion of this marriage along with challenges that need solutions in order for our health care workforce to meet the demands of community and global health.

When: Monday, June 12 at 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Where: eMerge Americas Texpert Stage

eMerge Americas Hiring Fair

NSU and GE Digital are co-hosting the Hiring Fair at which attendees eMerge Americas attendees will have the opportunity to network with more than 40 leading global employers in the technology industry. This also serves as an opportunity for conference guests to learn more about NSU graduate programs to realize their full potential in business, computer sciences and engineering, among other programs.




About Nova Southeastern University (NSU):

Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information about NSU and realizingpotential.nova.edu for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history. Twitter: @nsunews

About eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America’s top business executives, IT decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. eMerge’s founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: emergeamericas.com.

For more information please visit emergeamericas.com. For the latest eMerge Americas news, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@eMergeAmericas), Instagram (@emergeamericas) and LinkedIn.


May 23, 2017


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