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Psychologist Offers Advice to Parents on How to Help Siblings Set Themselves Apart

According to the Huffington Post, siblings may have one of the greatest influences on the type of person we are and who we become. Roseanne  Lesack, Ph.D., BCBA-D, ABPP, director of the child psychology clinic at NSU, spoke with Today’s Parent, about how to make sure parents feel like each child…


NSU Professor Speaks About Biggest Bullying Issues Students Encounter

It is no surprise that bullying has been occurring for years among adolescents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017, 19% of high school students said they were bullied in the past year. Scott Poland, Ph.D., professor at NSU’s School of Psychology, spoke with Wallet Hub…


NSU Epidemiologist Talks About Heroin Overdoses in Broward

According to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, there were 1,642 opioid overdose poisoning cases in Broward County hospitals in 2017. The unfortunate truth is that out of 1,642 cases, 85 percent were overdoses on heroin. Jim Hall, an epidemiologist at NSU’s Center for Applied Research on Substance Use…


NSU Professor Weighs in on the Governor’s Race Between Two Polar Opposite Candidates

Florida’s race for governor will offer the first major test of the Democratic and Republican party bases. NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences professor Charles Zelden, Ph.D., spoke with NPR about what key things to watch between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis. He also points out…


NSU Alumna Appointed a Seat in an Early Learning Coalition

According to the Early Coalition of Osceola County, their mission is to facilitate access to high quality early education and child care through an integrated system of services which includes linkages to health care and parenting supports. Governor Rick Scott declared seven reappointments and five appointments to a handful of…


NSU Professor Speaks with WLRN About Vivitrol

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people in the U.S. die every day after overdosing on opioids. For people who try to seek help with addiction, many turn to treatment to reduce cravings. Vivitrol is a medication that is approved by the FDA to treat opioid addiction. Broward County…


How to Protect Our Children in Schools

NSU’s Fischler College of Education professor Maribel Del Rio-Roberts, Psy.D., lead professor of the master’s program in Developmental Disabilities, spoke with Univision about how to protect our children in schools. The multiple school shootings that took place last year have prompted the adoption of new protocols in the class room. There…


NSU Patel Colleges Take Shape in Clearwater

Last year, Nova Southeastern University received its largest philanthropic gift in history from Tampa-area cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrition Dr. Pallavi Patel. The commitment from the Patel Family Foundation includes a $50 million gift and an additional $150 million real estate facility investment in an upcoming…


Democrats Running for Party’s Nomination Make Last Minute Pitch

Democrats vying for their party’s nomination for Governor spent primary election day drumming up last minute support. Nova Southeastern University’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences professor Charles Zelden, Ph.D., spoke to CBS Miami about Gwen Graham’s strengths. To watch the full interview, follow the link below: CBS Miami


NSU Professor Speaks with iHeart Radio on Correlation of Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults need 7 or more hours of sleep a night in order to maintain a healthy well being. Deborah Ann Mulligan, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, director of NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy and professor of pediatrics for NSU’s Dr. Kiran C….


NSU Researcher Featured in History Channel Series

  The History Channel has rebooted the 1970s series In Search Of… and one of its first episodes featured Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. In homage to the previous series, the new one has Zachary Quinto as its host (he plays the “new” Mr. Spock in the Star Trek…


Social Media Photo of Sea Turtle Hatchling Sparks News Stories

  There’s an old saying that goes: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Well, in today’s world of Social Media, it could be said: “A photo is worth a thousand clicks.” That’s what happened when staff in the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program came across a hapless sea…


NSU Professor Offers Advice On Children’s Questions Concerning Gun Violence

Unfortunately, school shootings are common news stories lately, making parents, teachers, and especially kids feel unsafe. According to CNN, 21 weeks into 2018, there were 23 school shootings which resulted in injury or death. Ralph Gene E. Cash, Ph.D., ABPP, professor at NSU’s School of Psychology, spoke with The Washington…


The “Toxic” Algae Issue: Social Media Ire has Law Enforcement on Alert

Florida is currently experiencing an environmental crisis in the form of algae. Red tide is killing dolphins, sea turtles, fish and more on the southwest coast and blue-green algae is blooming in the northern estuaries. This unbalance in our ecosystem has upset many throughout the state with some taking to…


Psychologist Wants Teachers to Beware of Back-to-School Anxiety

According to a study recently published in the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, nearly half of all teachers say they experience a high level of stress, which has only grown as school shootings become more common. For teachers who send their own children off to school each day, the stress…


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…


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…


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’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…


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