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NSU Professor Speaks About Teen Suicide Prevention and Parenting in the Digital Age

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens in the United States. Scott Poland, Ed.D., professor at NSU’s School of Psychology, gave a presentation at the Family Resource Pavilion in east Centennial, Colorado, on September 19th. The event was…


NSU PA Program Organizes Blood Donation and Bone Marrow Registry

Nova Southeastern University’s physician assistant program in Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences,  is organizing a blood donation and bone marrow registry on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on its Jacksonville Campus. (6675 Corporate Center Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32216). Students from the program spoke with River…


NSU to Serve as an Early Voting Site for the 2018 General Election

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will serve as an early voting location for the 2018 general election. Early voting will take place in Broward County from October 22 through November 4. Registered voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballot in the Carl DeSantis Building in rooms 1048 and 1049 on…


NSU MD Professor Discusses New Classroom Tech Initiatives

This past July, NSU welcomed its first class of 53 doctors of medicine students. This created a unique opportunity to develop a medical curriculum that integrated medical education, research, patient care and community engagement to fulfill a mission of advancing human health through innovation. Stephen Ely, M.D., FACS, associate professor, NSU…


NSU Graduate is the New Executive Director of BELTRAIDE

NSU graduate Leroy Almendarez, M.B.A, Ed.D., was recently appointed as the new Executive Director of Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE). BELTRAIDE said that Almendarez’s commitment to economic development and his professional experience makes him an ideal match for the position. Almendarez received his Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership…


NSU Alumna Named Deputy Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer of Brevard Public Schools

NSU alumna Beth Thedy, Ed.D., has been named deputy superintendent and chief operating officer of Brevard Public Schools. Thedy will be accountable for leading a team of professionals from the departments of Transportation Services, Food and Nutrition Services, Purchasing and Warehouse Services and District and School Security. She will also…


NSU Moves Up Seven Spots on the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Colleges List

According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges lit, many Florida universities improved their rankings. Nova Southeastern University is ranked 191, up seven spots from the 2018 rankings. To read the full article, click on the link below: Florida Universities Get Higher Marks on U.S. News Rankings  |…


A Chocolate Wake-Up Call: Inventive High Schoolers Market A New Ice Cream On Fort Lauderdale Beach

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 Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Ice Cream Entrepreneurship Program, a creative writing…


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…


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