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NSU Hosts Local High School Students for Ice Cream Entrepreneurship Program

For most students, summer means taking a break from school work and relaxing by the water during lazy, hot days. But about 20 local high school students seeking to gain an edge opted to head back to the classroom to participate in NSU’s Ice Cream Entrepreneurship Program, a creative writing…


Early Adopters of Online and Distance Education Continue to Innovate

NSU has long been a leader in education when it comes to online and distance learning. The university introduced its first off-campus course of study in education in 1972 and since then has become nationally recognized for its innovative distance education programs. A recent study from the Online Learning Consortium…


New Technology is Being Offered to Treat Chronic Dry Eye

Dry eyes are a very common and irritating condition in the United States. According to Health Line, about 4.88 million Americans who are 50 years old and older suffer from dry eyes. Over 3 million are women and 1.68 million are men. Chandra Mickles, O.D., M.S., FAAO, FSLS, associate professor…


NSU Professor Discusses How to Wake Your Child Up the Right Way

Getting enough sleep as a child is a critical component in the early developmental phase. According to Forbes, sleep deprivation can lead to long term ramifications and may even affect brain development. However, waking your child up may not be as easy as anticipated. Roseanne Lesack Ph.D., BCBA-D, ABPP, director of…


NSU’s Director of Feeding Disorders Clinic Speaks to CNN about Study on Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children with obesity are at a higher risk of having chronic health conditions and diseases that influence physical health. A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics observed how children at school would be effected with segmented plates that had pictures of healthy…


NSU Professors Urge the Need to Vaccinate in Part of National Immunization Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80 million people in America are infected with HPV, and another 14 million people, including teenagers, become infected every year. Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, professor of pediatrics at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Bindu…


Disclosing Student Mental Health Records

With students returning back to classes soon, schools across Florida have been working to implement new safety guidelines as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act. One provision requires that parents and students must disclose previous school expulsions, arrests resulting in a charge and must also report any prior…


NSU Professor Weighs in on Final Debate for Democratic Candidates Running for Governor

Florida’s five Democratic candidates for governor met on the debate stage earlier this week. It was the fifth debate so far, but only the second to feature all five contenders. Prior to the event, CBS 4 Miami spoke with NSU professor Charles Zelden, Ph.D., about what key things to watch…


NSU Associate Professor Discusses How Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Could Impact Healthcare

On July 16, 2018, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump to the Supreme Court, filling in Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat. Kavanaugh is a conservative judge whose former stances regarding health care policy could impact future healthcare legislation. Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., associate professor of Complex Health Systems at…


Joint White Coat Ceremony Receives National Media Attention

On Saturday, July 28, 2018, NSU made history as it welcomed approximately 300 incoming medical students in the nation’s first combined White Coat Ceremony celebrating Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) candidates together. The Florida-based university is now one of only three in the U.S. with…


NSU Dean Offers Bullying Advice in Washington Post Article

According to the book, “No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls,” research proves that severe childhood bullying puts children in a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.  Hard to detect actions, such as spreading rumors and saying hurtful comments on, and off-line, often…


Brevard Public Schools Names 2018 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

Brevard Public Schools honored two NSU alumna by recognizing them as principal of the year and assistant principal of the year. Ena Leiba, who earned her master’s degree in education leadership from NSU, has been credited as principal of the year at Sea Park Elementary School. Based on her strong leadership, Catherine Murphy, who received…


NSU Professor Featured on WPBT “Your South Florida”

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people in the U.S. die every day after overdosing on opioids. A new state law is aiming to put an end to Florida’s opioid epidemic by changing how providers review, document and prescribe medication. Scott Kjelson, Pharm.D., CPh. assistant…


Recent Whale Shark Study Receiving Media Interest

  It’s a whale of a story – literally! Recently research scientists from  Nova Southeastern University‘s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) worked with collaborators from the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme on a study of whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. The report, available ONLINE, used repeated noninvasive underwater measurements of live sharks over the course…


NSU’s Access Plus Helps Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

NSU’s Access Plus is a program for undergraduate students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program provides services to academically capable students to support academic achievement, independent living skills and encourage participation in campus life. WPLG’s SoFlo Health recently visited NSU to learn more about the program from its executive director, Sue S….


Kimberly Durham Named Dean of NSU’s Fischler College of Education

Kimberly Durham, Psy.D., was recently named dean of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education. The Miami Herald featured her appointment in a round up of senior hires and promotions. Dr. Durham’s career with NSU spans 27 years, during which she has held positions as a faculty member, academic administrator and…


Jai Alai and Poker Site in Downtown Miami Approved by State

Recently, the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering approved a permit for “summer jai alai” to West Flagler Associates Ltd. Robert Jarvis, a professor of gambling law at Nova Southeastern University, said that the summer provision indicates that the facility will be able to keep poker rooms open all year, but can…


Seminole Hard Rock Tops Off Giant Guitar-Shaped Hotel in Hollywood

On Monday, the final beam of steel was hoisted into the air and placed on top of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s new guitar-shaped building. The topping off ceremony marks the near completion of a $1.5 billion project set to debut during the fall of 2019. Following the…


Breakthrough in Gulf War Illnesses From Exposure to Chemical Toxins

At least a quarter of the 700,000 soldiers who fought in the 1991 Gulf War suffer from a debilitating disease called Gulf War Illness. Symptoms include severe fatigue, stomach issues and body aches. New research is aimed at bringing these patients some relief. Dr. Nancy Klimas, one of the leading Gulf…


How an NSU MBA Grad Started a Nonprofit in South Africa

Most people pursue an MBA to ensure a better future for themselves and their families. For Gaia Calcaterra, it has been all about changing the lives of others- thousands of men, women and children in South Africa. It all started at NSU with her Marketing Decisions for Managers class. Calcaterra…


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