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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…


NSU-COM Students Advocate on Capitol Hill

On March 8, several NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students, along with a faculty member, attended the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine annual lobby day called COM Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Along with other osteopathic medical students from across the United States, the NSU-COM attendees…


NSU-COM Students Receive Scholarships

Four NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students—George Abreut, Alixandria Fiore, Wilson Pfeiffer (all second-year students) and Austin Price (a first-year student)—were each awarded $1,000 Florida Vascular Society’s Next Generation Student Scholarships through the Florida Vascular Foundation for their academic achievements and interest in vascular surgery. The scholarships were provided to…


NSU-COM Student and Professor Win Poster Honors

Third-year student Parth Gandhi coauthored a poster with David Boesler, D.O., M.S., which earned third-place honors in the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee Research and Case Study National Poster Competition held at the American Academy of Osteopathy 2017 Convocation March 22–26 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The winning poster was titled,…


Dual Degree Student Garners Accolades

Third-year NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student, Saamia Shaikh, and her teammates from the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law earned first-place honors in the Best Oral Presentation category at the L. Edward Bryant, Jr., National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition held March 24 at Loyola University in Chicago,…


Counseling student receives award for volunteer work

It isn’t enough for Paula Lazarim to just be a graduate student at NSU’s College of Psychology. The Brazilian native also works as a graduate assistant in the Department of Counseling and volunteers with the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA). In February 2017, Lazarim received the FMHCA Volunteer of…


Planning to Sequence the Earth’s Biodiversity

By multiple accounts, the inaugural Global Biodiversity Genomics Conference held in Washington, D.C. February 21-23, 2017 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (http://biogenomics2017.org) was successful. A consensus was achieved at the meeting to move forward with eventually sequencing all of the eukaryotic species (numbering over 1.5 million) on the planet…


NSU Health Professions Division Provides Health Screenings at the Sistrunk Historical Festival

NSU’s Health Professions Division participated in the annual Sistrunk Festival which was held during Black History Month in Fort Lauderdale. For the past 10 years, students of the Physical Therapy (PT) Department at NSU have participated in the festival under the leadership of Bini Litwin, Ph.D., D.P.T, P.T, M.B.A, PT. This…


Mock Trial Team Housed in CAHSS Participates at Regional Mock Trial Competition

The NSU Mock Trial Team in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), participated in the Regional Mock Trial Competition held recently in Orlando. Mock Trial asks students to assume the roles of witnesses and attorneys, asking them to learn a long and complicated fact pattern that contains…


NSU’s Bachelor of Health Science Program Nationally Recognized

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce its online Bachelor of Health Science Program (B.H.Sc.) is ranked among the best in the country by BestColleges.com. The program, ranked sixth by BestColleges.com, is offered through NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences in the Health Professions Division. “This is the second…


CAHSS Faculty Co-Edit Book, Behavioral, Humanistic-Existential, and Psychodynamic Approaches to Couples Counseling

Michael Reiter, Ph.D. and Ronald Chenail, Ph.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) have co-edited a new book titled, Behavioral, Humanistic-Existential, and Psychodynamic Approaches to Couples Counseling. The book, published by Routledge, explores how to conceptualize several theories around a single case. More information can…


Alumni Spotlight: CAHSS Alum Named First Chief Diversity Officer at SIT in Vermont

Michelle Cromwell, Ph.D., graduate of the master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has been named the inaugural Chief Diversity officer at SIT (School for International Training) in Brattleboro, VT. Cromwell indicated that her work…


Halmos College Student Receives Scholarship and Grant to Research Microbial Genetics of South Florida Waters

Microbial communities (known as “microbiomes”) greatly impact our ecosystem and health. Chase Donnelly, a student in NSU’s M.S. in Marine Biology program, is studying anthropomorphic influences on the microbiomes in South Florida’s aquatic ecosystems as part of his thesis project. In support of this research, Donnelly recently received a Batchelor…


CAHSS Faculty and Students Present at the 2017 SWCA Conference

Five NSU Writing Fellows from the CAHSS Writing Center in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and Kevin Dvorak, Ph.D., presented at the 2017 Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference. The event was held February 16-18 at the University of Mississippi. The Writing Fellows included: Jacqueline Lytle, Emalee…


CAHSS Faculty and Student Publish article on Rural Elders in Ghana and Healthcare

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 Qualitative Research in Medicine and Health. The other co-authors include Albert Wuaku, Ph.D. faculty and Graduate Program Director in…


Phi Delta Chi Dances for Downs Syndome

On Saturday February 11 2017, the Beta Lambda chapter of the Phi Delta Chi (PDC) Professional Pharmacy Fraternity at NSU’s College of Pharmacy participated in the 3,2,1 Dance for Down’s syndrome event for the seventh consecutive year. Thanks to pharmacist Gordon Garland of Memorial Regional Hospital, his team, and PDC’s…


College of Health Care Sciences enjoys Sweet Taste of Teamwork

On February 15, the College of Health Care Sciences Student Affairs team and the HPD Admissions team came together for the “Feel the Love” dessert social.  The goal of this first annual gathering was to strengthen relationships and discuss opportunities to support student success, satisfaction, and retention as students are…


CAHSS hosts Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society Induction Ceremony during NSU’s Multimedia Conference

The Department of Writing and Communication (DWAC) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) held their induction ceremony for NSU Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society during the NSU Multimedia Conference. The NSU Multimedia Conference is a day-long event featuring more than 40…


Fischler College of Education Faculty members Present at Teacher Idea Expo

On Saturday, February 4, the Broward Education Foundation held its 20th Annual Innovative Teacher Idea Expo for Broward County Public School teachers at Nova Southeastern University. More than 500 teachers were in attendance for various professional development workshops and other classroom activities. Faculty members Jia Borror, Angie Su, and Michael Gaffley…


CAHSS Faculty Member Presents at NSU Art Museum

Stephen Ross Levitt, LL.M., faculty in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was the featured speaker during a recent event held at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. His talk was in conjunction with the exhibition Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer…


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