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NSU Researchers Participate in “Academic Speed Dating” Event to Encourage Collaboration

Lubov Nathanson, Ph.D., assistant professor, NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, and Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D., associate dean for institutional planning and development at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, and executive director of NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, participate in NSU’s first Academic Speed Dating event

Lubov Nathanson, Ph.D., assistant professor, NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, and Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D., associate dean for institutional planning and development at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, and executive director of NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, participate in NSU’s first Academic Speed Dating event

NSU’s Office of Research and Technology Transfer held its first “Academic Speed Dating” event as part of its Research Collaboration Initiative developed at the request of Ralph Rogers, Ph.D., provost and executive vice president of academic affairs in line with NSU’s core value of scholarship/research. Twenty NSU faculty researchers participated in the collegial activity that provided participants the opportunity to share research interests and experiences to facilitate research connections and collaboration across academic centers.

Academic speed dating is a format employed by many leading research organizations, including universities worldwide, as an effective vehicle to promote interdisciplinary and collaborative research. The University of Notre Dame, Yale University, Georgetown University, Cambridge University, and the Netherlands’ University Medical Center are just a few of the institutions of higher education that have held similar successful events.

“We are pleased with the great response we had for this event,” said Gary S. Margules, Sc.D., vice president for research and technology transfer, who served as moderator. “We continue to work on ways to bring NSU researchers and external stakeholders together to promote collaborative and integrated projects, to build research teams of high productivity, and to capitalize on opportunities to secure external funding.”