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NSU Achievements

NSU-COM Wins First Place AACOM Communications Award

Scott Colton, B.A., APR, who serves as COM/HPD director of medical communications and public relations, received first-place honors in the 2017 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Excellence in Communications Awards Program. Colton earned the first-place award in the Best Feature Article category for his piece titled “Altruism…


NSU Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Awarded an AAUW Community Action Grant

The Nova Southeastern University branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the recipient of a 2017-18 AAUW Community Action Grant. The grant, spearheaded by AAUW-NSU members Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Halmos College of Natural Science and Oceanography and Sheila Fabius, M.P.A., Director of…


CAHSS Doctoral Student was featured in the new HBO documentary Rock and a Hard Place

Alexandra Alfaro, M.S., doctoral student in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was featured as a therapist in the new HBO Documentary Rock and a Hard Place. Inspired by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s own experiences with the law as a…


CAHSS Faculty Presents at Scripps College on “Fatness and the Politics of Desirability”

Andrea Shaw Nevins, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was an invited panelist at Scripps College in Claremont, CA on March 24, 2017. The panel’s topic was, “Fatness and the Politics of Desirability.” Nevins…


CAHSS Faculty Co-Edit book, Constructivist, Critical, and Integrative Approaches to Couples Counseling

Michael Reiter, Ph.D. and Ronald Chenail, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) have co-edited another new book titled Constructivist, Critical, and Integrative Approaches to Couples Counseling. The book, published by Routledge, explores how to conceptualize several theories around…


NIRA Team in CAHSS Receives Highest Award for Position Papers at Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference

NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) houses the Nova International Relations Association (NIRA) Model United Nations Team. The team participated in the 2017 Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference (SRMUN) held in Charlotte, NC. The team represented Angola in five separate committees, including the Security Council. For…


NSU Occupational Therapists at Hill Day in Tallahassee

On Wed. Feb 21 over 60 Florida occupational therapy practitioners and students arrived at our State Capitol for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association’s (FOTA) Hill Day. Three faculty (Bloch, Ed.D, OT/L, Lambdin-Pattavina, OT, OTR/L and Peirce, Ph.D, OTR/L) represented Nova Southeastern University from the Department of Occupational Therapy Fort Lauderdale…


CAHSS Faculty and Student Publish article in the Journal of Religion and Health

Eileen Smith-Cavros, Ph.D., and Joyce Avorti-Wuaku, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) published an article in the Journal of Religion and Health. The article is titled, “All I Need is Help to Do Well: Herbs, Medicines, Faith,…


CAHSS Students Present at the National Conference on College Composition and Communication

Four undergraduate students in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CASHSS) presented at the National Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland Oregon, which was held March 16, 2017 (http://www.ncte.org/cccc/conv). The CCCC supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication. The student-presenters were:…


CAHSS Faculty Presents at the 24th NINE Conference in Phoenix

Gary Gershman, J.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented at the 24th NINE Spring Training Conference. The event was held in March in Phoenix, AZ. The conference invites original, unpublished papers regarding aspects of baseball,…


Department of Biological Studies Undergraduate Students Showcase their Research at International Genetics Conference

Paula Leroro-Garzon, Andrew Gonedes and Gregory Edwards, undergraduate biology majors at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, presented a collaborative research poster during the Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network (OMGN) Annual Meeting at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California, Mar. 11–14, 2017. Titled “Detection of Lagenidium giganteum…


Halmos College Students Present Research at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Three undergraduate students from NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography presented their research findings at the 253rd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition held in April 2017, in San Francisco, California. Presenting at the meeting were Chitra Gotluru (senior, biology major, chemistry minor), Elizabeth Rinaldi (senior,…


NSU Undergraduate Students Present at Life Science South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium

On Saturday April 1, 2017, NSU undergraduate students presented ten research posters and two oral presentations at the annual Life Science South Florida (LSSF) Undergraduate Research Symposium. This year’s symposium was hosted by Palm Beach State College and featured presentations and talks from more than 80 student researchers from 11…


NSU Optometry Professor Receives National Recognition

Nova Southeastern University is pleased to announce that The National Academies of Practice recently honored Janet Leasher, O.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.O., professor and director of community outreach in NSU’s College of Optometry, with a medallion of honor and induction as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow at the group’s conference in Philadelphia….


NSU Professor Recognized as Ft. Lauderdale Leader

Elizabeth Swann, Ph.D., ATC, professor in Health and Human Performance/Athletic Training, Exercise and Sports Science, was recently recognized by Fort Lauderdale Daily as one of a group of eight who are considered “Powerful Women in South Florida.” The article, “Meet Some of Fort Lauderdale’s Most Powerful Women As They Discuss…


College of Osteopathic Medicine Wins Awards in Statewide Poster Competition

During the 114th Annual Florida Osteopathic Medical Association Convention, which was held February 23-26 at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, Florida, NSU-COM and its affiliated postgraduate programs were well represented. Janet Hamstra, Ed.D., M.S., associate professor of internal medicine and assistant dean of osteopathic postgraduate education, served as…


NSU-COM Student Wins AFOMA Student Award

Jaclyn Siegel, a second-year student of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, received a $500 AFOMA Believes in You Scholarship Award, which is presented by the Advocates of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (AFOMA). The award is partly based on a student’s interest in osteopathic medicine, activities in the profession, and…


NSU-COM Student Receives FOMA Award

Joe Bhagratie, a second-year student of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, was the recipient of a $500 Florida Osteopathic Medical Association Convention (FOMA) Student Award. The honor is presented to a deserving student based on criteria such as possessing leadership skills, supporting FOMA student district society initiatives, and showcasing significant…


Second-Year NSU-COM Student Garners FOMA Seltzer Award

A second-year student of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Natalie Negron, received the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) Seltzer Legislative and Healthcare Policy Award, which is accompanied by a $250 cash prize. The Seltzer Award is presented to a student of good standing in the FOMA Student District Society at…


NSU Professor Publishes Multifaceted Book

Bindu Mayi, M.Sc., Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology, of NSU’s College of Medical Sciences, published a book, Mrs. A. The book—aimed at children and adults—is the story of a strong mentor who not only challenges a child to value learning and overcome bullying, but works to prevent Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better…


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