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Three of NSU’s Academic Diving Program student employees pass PADI Instructor Exam

Giant-striding from Divemaster to Instructor is no easy feat. The PADI Instructor Development Course is unlike any other scuba program; it transforms the seasoned diver into an educator and leader. The challenges presented throughout the course are designed to prepare the candidate to teach effectively in the real world with…


NSU Clinical Psychologist Publishes Thriller Novel

Leonard Schnur, Psy.D., associate clinical professor at NSU’s College of Psychology, has published his debut novel, Inexact Vengeance. Schnur, who also has a private practice in Plantation, has had the idea for the novel since 2001 and began working earnestly on the project soon after. By 2006, Schnur had completed…


NSU College of Pharmacy Faculty Member Speaks about Medical Marijuana

Jose Valdes, Pharm.D., BCPP, assistant professor, NSU College of Pharmacy, Palm Beach Campus, recently spoke about medical marijuana at La Posada Senior Living Center in Palm Beach Gardens. The lecture was in partnership with NSU’s Lifelong Learning Institute. Valdez explored the history of marijuana use and abuse, legalization of medicinal/recreational…


NSU Pharmacy Faculty Member Participates in Ecuador

Jose Valdes, Pharm.D., BCPP, assistant professor, NSU College of Pharmacy, Palm Beach Campus,  participated in the 8th annual neurological mission with the International Neurology Foundation – Centro Internacional en Neurociencias as the program’s first clinical pharmacist from July 22-31. Established by Patricio Sebastian Espinosa, M.D., M.P.H. and Yaira Garzon, M.D….


Osteopathic Medical School Professor Receives PCORI Award

Nicole Cook, Ph.D., M.P.A., assistant professor of public health at NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, was awarded a $14,998 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Pipeline to Proposal Tier 1 capacity building award. It will be used to convene a consortium of stakeholders (patients, providers, researchers, and others) committed to conducting…


CAHSS Alum Publishes in Construction Briefings on Productivity Damages

Kathleen Harmon, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in the NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has written two articles published in Construction Briefings. Harmon’s articles were published in two parts in consecutive editions. They were titled “The Calculation…


NSU Student Receives UPS Scholarship

NSU College of Health Care Sciences student Kyle Dansereau, a fourth-year exercise and sport science major, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship provided by the Florida Independent College Fund and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). At the national level, CIC teams up with the…


Horizons Magazine Wins Sunshine State Award

NSU’s Horizons magazine took second place in the Trade/Specialty category in the Sunshine State Awards, the statewide journalism competition that recognizes Florida’s best work sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), South Florida Pro Chapter. The award was for Horizons two issues published in 2015. Previously, Horizons’ two issues…


Psychology professors participate in National Study Replicability Project

Study replicability has been making the rounds in the media recently, ranging from The New York Times to the HBO series “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Five professors from NSU’s College of Psychology worked on the issue as part of a nationwide research effort. The NSU professors contributed to…


NSU Pharmacy Students Compete Successfully at State Convention

Multiple student teams from NSU’s College of Pharmacy participated in various competitions during the 126th Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA) Annual Meeting and Convention recently held in Fort Lauderdale. Below is a brief recap of the multiple successes for NSU. 2016 NASPA/NMA Game Show 1st Place Winner: Damaal Walker, Ronell Balacer, and…


NSU Doctoral Student Receives Local Hero Award

Karlyn G. Emile, M.P.H., CHES, a 2016 candidate for a Doctor of Health Science degree in NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences, recently received the “Local Hero Award” from the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD). She was honored for her tireless efforts in raising awareness, developing programs,…


CAHSS Faculty members on the Board of Florida Dance Education Organization

Faculty members in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) are in leadership positions in the Florida Dance Education Organization (FDEO). Elana Lanzci, M.F.A., is on the executive board as secretary and Luke Kahlich, Ed.D., is on the advisory board. Lanzci is an associate professor and Kahlich is…


NSU Pharmacy Faculty Member Elected to National Board

Stephanie Gernant, PharmD., M.S., assistant professor of pharmacy practice at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, was elected as the New Practitioner Officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice Management Executive Committee. She will be installed at the 164th APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco on March…


NSU Pharmacy Students Place Third in Poster Competition

A student team from NSU’s College of Pharmacy placed third in the poster presentation competition during the 126th Florida Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting and Convention in Fort Lauderdale (June 30-July 3, 2016). The title of the poster was “Improving Adherence in Type I Diabetics Through Mobile Application.” The team consisted…


FCE Faculty Member Inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association

Michael Simonson, Ph.D., of NSU’s Fischler College of Education, was recently inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Hall of Fame at their convention in St. Louis. This is the most prestigious honor given by the Association. Simonson received the award from USDLA’s Executive Director, John Flores, Ph.D….


NSU Optometry Students Win Project Foresight

For the third straight year, two NSU College of Optometry students won a national competition for developing an idea for an optometry practice of the future. Fourth year students, Samantha Kayser and Heather Gauger, won the Walmart & Sam’s Club Health and Wellness Project Foresight scholarship competition, which awarded them…


NSU Optometry Student Receives Two National Awards

Ashley Noble, a third year doctor of optometry student at NSU’s College of Optometry, earned two awards during the National Optometric Association’s (NOA) 48th annual convention on July 6-10 in Chicago. She received The Cave Memorial Award and the Dr. Robert Johnson Pediatric/Vision Therapy Award for demonstrating a commitment to…


NSU Researcher Authors Book Chapter

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, co-authored a chapter in the soon-to-be published book, Prostate Cancer – Advances in Diagnosis, Treatment and Care of Patients. Rathinavelu drafted the chapter, titled “Key…


Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography Professor Participates in Global Microbiome Study

The scientific paper “Diversity, Structure and Convergent Evolution of the Global Sponge Microbiome” by T. Thomas, et.al., was published in Nature Communications this past June. This research culminates a large collaborative effort between at least 20 different laboratories around the world, including Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. More…


Fischler Professor Honored for Role in Choice Education Movement

Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su, Ed.D., associate professor of mathematics education at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education was recently honored as one of the 20 heroes/pioneers who were a part of the growth and success of the choice education movement in Florida from 1996 to 2016.  Dr. Su…


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