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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…


City of Hollywood Recognizes Community Spirit of COM Staff Member

Beth A. Allen, M.S., community relations liaison at NSU-COM’s Lifelong Learning Institute, was honored with the 2016 Leadership Hollywood Award for her dedication to the community for several years. Allen was presented with the award at the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leadership Hollywood Class XL graduation on June 17, 2016…


CAHSS Faculty serves as Visiting Editor of Special Edition of the Journal of Peace-building and Development

Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was the Visiting Editor of the Special Edition of the Journal of Peace-building and Development published this past April. Duckworth also wrote an editorial titled “Is Peacebuilding Donor-driven?…


Medical School Professor Selected Mentor of the Year

Joseph S. De Gaetano, D.O., M.S.Ed, FAAFP, FACOFP, professor of family medicine and senior associate dean of osteopathic education for NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine was named Mentor of the Year by the Broward Health Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program. The honor is awarded by the residents each summer…


Nova Southeastern University Wins National Award for PR/Marketing

Nova Southeastern University’s Brand campaign is paying off in more ways than one. The university’s campaign emerged victorious last week, earning the prestigious Silver Anvil Award, which recognizes excellence in Public Relations. The annual event honors organizations that have successfully addressed a contemporary public relations issue with exemplary professional skill,…


COM Faculty Member Wins Inaugural Award for Accomplishments

Janet L. Roseman, Ph.D., M.S., R-DMT, assistant professor of medical education in NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, was the inaugural recipient of the Presidents Professional Practice Award from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The award honored her work in spirituality and medicine. The ceremony was held June 3 on the…


COM’s Mathis and Pandya Win Achievement Awards

Jordan Mathis, who serves as the NSU College of Medicine’s student services coordinator, received the Staff Achievement Award during the annual NSU-COM Administrative Professionals Day event. Revolving around a festive Hollywood theme, awards were also presented in fun categories such as Best Talent Act, Best Lookalike Male, Best Hollywood Entrance,…


Head Athletic Trainer Has Study Published in Journal of Athletic Training

Nova Southeastern University Head Athletic Trainer Dustin Gatens has received national recognition again as his recent study regarding predicting musculoskeletal injury in student-athletes was published in the April 2016 edition of the Journal of Athletic Training. This is the fourth journal article published for Gatens and his research colleagues Monique…


CAHSS Faculty Co-Edits Book on Peace and Social Justice

Kelly Concannon, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Writing and Communication in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), co-edited a book titled, Peace and Social Justice on Campus: Faculty and Student Perspectives, with Laura Finley, Ph.D., from Barry University. Concannon also co-authored several chapters in the…


CAHSS Faculty Appointed as Head Researcher on Ombuds Project

Neil Katz, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), has been appointed as the head researcher of a project that will inform the United States Congress on the status of ombuds work created by federal legislation in…


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