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Scientists Wanted

Nova Southeastern University to hold 3rd annual Research Day on Feb. 10

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE Fla. — Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is seeking people to cure cancer, find a cure for HIV, and to stop the spread of infectious diseases.

The university is searching among its more than 2,500 health professions students and faculty to find the next big research star. NSU’s Health Professions Division, which includes the medical school and six other colleges, will be hosting its 3rd annual Research Day on Friday, Feb. 10. This event is one of the largest research seminars in Florida involving students.  It’s free and opened to the public.

Held between 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., the event will include presentations from hundreds of students and faculty in research areas such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, public health, HIV, hypertension, dental stem cell therapies, blood thinner drugs, diabetes, and much more.

“Research Day has helped NSU identify gifted researchers who have made new discoveries that have greatly impacted society,” said Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D., head of HPD research. “The event has also helped launched many research and academic careers.”

Some of those established researchers include Peter Murray, Ph.D., a dental researcher who is actually using adult stem cells harvested from a patient’s tooth to clone new teeth.

The keynote speaker for Research Day will be DeWitt C. Baldwin Jr., M.D., scholar-in-residence at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Baldwin has done decades of research into the learning experiences of medical residents, including surveys and studies on resident sleep patterns, fatigue, and work-life balance.

His teaching and research interests also include pediatrics, dentistry, child psychiatry, behavioral science, and rural health. Baldwin served as the head of the Department of Child and Development and Psychiatry at Forsyth Dental Center in Boston and as a consultant at Child Development and Psychiatry at the Harvard School of Public Health.

For more information, please contact Health Professions Division Research Director Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D., at 954-262-1524 or patrick@nova.edu.

HPD is located at 3200 S. University Drive in Davie. The division consists of seven colleges: osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, optometry, pharmacy, health care sciences, nursing, and medical sciences.

Student and faculty researchers will be available for interviews.

In conjunction with Research Day, HPD will also host AcademicFest, a series of campus events for the NSU community to learn more about the university’s 17 colleges and centers.  Participants can build their NSU IQ by learning more about HPD’s seven colleges; experience the latest breakthroughs in health-related research; tour HPD’s lecture halls, museum and research labs; meet health care providers and researchers; and learn more about HPD’s academic programs.

To RSVP visit http://www.nova.edu/hpdacademicfest/.

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About NSU’s  Health Professions Division: In less than two decades, NSU’s Health Professions Division has developed into a multidisciplinary academic health center of international stature. Comprised of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Health Care Sciences, Nursing, and Medical Sciences, the health professions division has redoubled its commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and community service, while expanding its mission in research and scholarship. Together, as a team, the distinguished faculty prepares students for an exciting career on tomorrow’s dynamic health care team. http://hpd.nova.edu/

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally with more than 28,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu.

Media Contact:
Ken Ma, MBA, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5408 (office), 954-621-7961 (cell), ken.ma@nova.edu