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NSU Achievements

Kristi Ray Named NSU-COM’s Student D.O. of the Year

Fourth-year student Kristi Ray has been named the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 2016–2017 Student D.O. of the Year. Ray was nominated by her peers and chosen by the NSU-COM Local Selection Committee, whose members were determined by the national Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents. In 2016, Ray was elected…


Students from NSU College of Pharmacy Present Research at National Meeting

Six NSU College of Pharmacy’s students attended the Annual Conference of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists where they presented posters for their research conducted at NSU. The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is the largest association for pharmaceutical scientists in U.S. and worldwide. This year the AAPS Annual…


CAHSS Student Presents at the American Society of Criminology Conference in New Orleans

Samantha Epstein, a senior at NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), participated in the poster presentations at the 2016 American Society of Criminology Conference (ASC) held in New Orleans, November 16-19, 2016. The theme of the conference was “The Many Colors of Crime and Justice.” Her poster…


Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber Honors NSU’s Fred Lippman, Ed.D.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce honored Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Health Professions Division, with its Meritorious Service Award at the annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards Luncheon™. Lippman accepted the honor at the Chamber’s Perspectives in Florida’s Healthcare™ event on November 17, 2016…


NSU Academicians Publish Text on Biostatistics

Thomas W. MacFarland, Ed.D., senior research associate (Office of Institutional Effectiveness) and associate professor (College of Engineering and Computing) and Jan M. Yates, Ph.D., associate professor (Abraham S. Fischler College of Education), recently published a text on  biostatistics using the R programming language (2016; Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics for the…


Students from the NSU Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine Present Research at International Meeting

The International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) held its 12th Annual Biennial International Conference October 27–30. At the event, 22 NSU students presented their original research. Benjamin Eike, a third-year student in the College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) presented in the main genomic session on his study of…


College of Medicine Professor Offers Lectures and Keynote Speech in Japan

Nancy Klimas, M.D., professor, chair, Department of Clinical Immunology, and director of the NSU Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine (INIM), was invited to lecture at the Japanese Institute for Neuro Science in October. Klimas also offered a keynote address to a national conference on Neuro-Immune Disease at the University of Tokyo….


College of Psychology Adjunct Faculty Member Authors New Book

Lee A. Wilkinson, Ph.D., adjunct faculty in NSU’s College of Psychology is the author of a new book: A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools, (2nd Edition). Fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and current assessment tools, procedures and research, the second edition of…


NSU Optometry Professor Receives National Award

The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) recently announced Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Optometry Professor Rachel A. “Stacey” Coulter, O.D., M.S.Ed., FAAO, FCOVD, as the recipient of the prestigious 2016 William Feinbloom Award. Coulter was recognized at the Academy 2016 Anaheim Awards Ceremony on November 11, 2016. Each year…


Halmos College Assistant Dean Lectures at Biomedical Conference in Rome

Matthew He, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, gave an invited plenary lecture at the 2016 International Conference on Biology and Biomedical Engineering, held in Rome, Italy, November 5 to 7. The conference covered research topics ranging from discoveries in cell biology…


NSU Grant Writing Laboratory R01 Bootcamp Program

Recently, a select cohort of NSU faculty were invited to participate in NSU’s Grant Writing Laboratory’s inaugural R01 Bootcamp Program.  The purpose of this initiative was to provide support for faculty who are planning to write a National Institutes of Health R01 or “R” grant application. The R01 Bootcamp took…


College of Osteopathic Medicine Professor Receives United Nations Award

Cyril Blavo, D.O., M.S., M.P.H., T.M., FACOP, recently received the Health Provider Award from the Broward Chapter of The United Nations Association at a celebration held in honor of the International 71st Anniversary of the UN Charter. Blavo, NSU-COM professor and director of the Master of Public Health Program, garnered…


CAHSS Faculty Honored for Contributions to the Conflict Resolution Field

Neil Katz, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), received the William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the field of conflict resolution. Katz received this honor at the annual conference for the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)….


NSU Faculty Honored for Receiving External Funding

The External Funding Recognition Reception is an annual event that provides recognition for the efforts of NSU faculty and staff who have received external grant funding in the previous fiscal year. Fiscal Year 2016 had great activity in the area of external funding, with total external funding of almost $87…


Optometric Professors Honored as Members of Elite List

Joseph Sowka, O.D., FAAO (Dipl.), professor of optometry, and Diana Shechtman, O.D., FAAO, professor of optometry, were honored by SLACK Incorporated, publisher of Primary Care Optometry News, as members of the PCON 250. PCON 250 a list of optometrists who practice progressively, provide innovative patient care, conduct optometric research or…


CAHSS Faculty Member Presents Four Workshops on “America in Transformation”

Timothy Dixon, J.D., faculty in the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented four workshops held at the Sterling Library in Hollywood, on the topic of “America in Transition.” His talks were designed to provide historical context and contemporary insights…


Halmos Faculty Member’s Research Explores Spiral Galaxies

Stefan Kautsch, Ph.D., associate professor at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, presented two posters at Discs in Galaxies, a research conference held in Garching, Germany, July 11–15, 2016. The joint international conference, hosted by the European Southern Observatory (an intergovernmental organization that operates the largest telescopes in…


Halmos College Faculty, Students Study Climate Change During Badlands Expedition

Paul Baldauf, Ph.D., professor at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, continues to study climate change across the Great Plains with new field research conducted this summer at the Badlands and Buffalo Gap National Grassland. NSU marine biology major Victoria Pecci assisted Baldauf in the expedition in southwestern…


CAHSS Faculty and Students Present InDesign Workshop for High School Students

Earlier this month, Megan Fitzgerald, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Writing and Communication in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), and two undergraduate students presented an all-day InDesign workshop for 15 high school students at American Heritage at its Boca/Delray Campus. The workshop taught students the…


CAHSS Faculty appear as Guest Performers in Summer Concert in South Korea

William Adams, D.M.A., associate professor and Jii Hong Park, MM. adjunct professor teaching piano and staff accompanist in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts (DPVA) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) appeared as guest performers in South Korea. They were featured at the Bae Soon…


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