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NSU Achievements

Three Optometric Residents Awarded Allergan Travel Fellowship

Casey Hamm, O.D., Tamara Mendez Romero, O.D., and Leticia Rousso, O.D., three optometric residents from NSU’s College of Optometry (NSUCO), were awarded travel fellowship grants sponsored by Allergan Eye Care to attend the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) meeting in New Orleans on October 7-10, 2015. The Academy’s Residents Day…


CAHSS Faculty Named One of South Florida’s Top Black Educator’s

Ismael Muvingi, Ph.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was nominated and selected by Legacy South Florida magazine as one of “South Florida’s Top Black Educators.” Legacy Magazine, established in 2004 through distribution partnerships with the Miami Herald, the Sun Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post and Orlando Sentinel has a…


NSU Senior VP Performs First Intelligent Silver™ Surgery in Eastern U.S.

On August 19, H. Thomas Temple, M.D., performed the first proximal femoral replacement with an advanced silver coating in the Eastern United States. The patient who is benefiting from this cutting edge procedure is a 55 year old female. The complex procedure involved replacing the patient’s femoral (thigh) bone, and…


NSU Faculty Member Elected to Board of Syrian American Medical Society of South Florida

Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, B.Pharm., Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutics at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, was among five members elected to the Board of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) of South Florida. Previously, Qalaji was president and a board member for the Syrian American Council (SAC) of South Florida. During his…


Elaine Wallace Honored with Morton Terry Founders’ Award

During the Health Professions Division Commencement Ceremony held August 19 in the NSU Don Taft University Center, Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., College of Osteopathic Medicine dean, was presented with the Morton Terry Founders’ Award, which honors inspirational leadership in education and health care administration. “Your commitment to…


Two Pharmacy Students Become First to Complete Social and Administrative Ph.D. Track

Two students from NSU’s College of Pharmacy have become the first to successfully defend their doctoral dissertations in the Social and Administrative Track in the college’s Ph.D. program. Please see below for additional information on Diena Almasri, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D., and Ahmad Noor, Pharm.D., M.S., Ph.D. Diena Almasri, Pharm.D., M.S.,…


Jamison Voted South Florida’s Best Coach by Miami Herald Readers

Nova Southeastern University Men’s Golf Coach Ryan Jamison was voted South Florida’s best coach by readers of the Miami Herald. Jamison won with 19.99 percent of the vote, defeating Miami’s Jim Larranaga by more than 200 votes. Sports columnist Greg Cote followed up the poll with a profile of Jamison, highlighting the…


Professor in NSU’s College of Psychology Earns Prestigious Award

Mark Sobell, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Ph.D., a professor in NSU’s College of Psychology, was awarded the Med Associates Brady-Schuster Award by the American Psychological Association’s Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse). The award recognizes a senior scientist whose outstanding research highlights the important link between the behavioral sciences and psychopharmacology and…


CAHSS Graduate was Featured Keynote Performer and Speaker at the United Nations

Alexander Star, B.A., a 2012 graduate of the communications program in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was a speaker as well as the featured keynote performer at the United Nations during the 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference. Star performed for three nights, including performing his song,…


CAHSS Doctoral Student Presents at University of the West Indies Conference

Suzette Henry-Campbell, doctoral student NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS,) Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) presented a workshop at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Human Resources Development Conference. The conference was held over three days and the theme was, “Transforming the Profile of Caribbean…


College of Psychology Professor presents Keynote Speech at Texas Sympoisum

Scott Poland, Ed.D., a professor in Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology, recently presented the keynote address to more than 900 attendees at the Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium. The event was coordinated by the Texas Suicide Prevention Council and the Mental Health America of Texas, the Texas Department of State…


Nursing Student Collects School Supplies to Send to Haiti

Going back to school can be an exciting time. However, if you are a child who resides in an underserved country going back to school can be a hardship. Marie-Gilberte Thermidor, also known as “GG,” a student who just completed her 5th semester in NSU’s College of Nursing is well…


Osteopathic Medical School Professor Named Keynote Speaker for Population Health Sciences Day at Univ. of San Francisco

Cyril Blavo, D.O., M.S., M.P.H., T.M., FACOP, professor and director of the Master of Public Health Program, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions’ Population Health Sciences Day planned for August 26. Dr. Blavo was selected based on…


NSU College of Pharmacy Faculty Member Speaks at Oxford University

Malav S. Trivedi, M.S., Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, was invited as a guest speaker at the prestigious Oxford University, United Kingdom to present his current and previous research. This presentation was a special seminar organized by the “Food and Behavior” organization, which is…


CAHSS Faculty Presents at Dispute Resolution Center Conference

Alexia Georgakopoulos, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented a workshop at the 23rd Annual Florida Dispute Resolution Conference in Orlando. The theme of the conference was, “Treasuring the Past & The Spirit of Change.” Her…


NSU Wins Second Place at the 2015 Broward County/Miami-Dade Annual Lifeguard Competition

The Weston YMCA was the host for this year’s 2015 Broward County/Miami-Dade Annual Lifeguard Competition where 11 teams participated in the grueling battery of events.  NSU brought two teams to this year’s competition headed up by Head Lifeguards Erica Rayter, Jessica Millar and Rialto Heller.  NSU Aquatic Intern, Brent Giannini…


Osteopathic Medical School Faculty and Staff Members Win Award

NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine recently recognized Roberta Duenas, who serves as administrative assistant to the director of budgeting and grants management, and David Boesler, D.O., M.S., associate professor and chair of the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice, with NSU-COM Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards. The faculty award is…


Osteopathic Medical School Professor Promoted to Chair

David Boesler, D.O., M.S., associate professor, was promoted to the position of Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice in NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Boesler takes over the chair position from Mark Sandhouse, D.O., M.S., who currently serves as the college’s Assistant Dean of Administration.


Osteopathic Medical School Professor Wins Educator of the Year Award

Barbara Arcos, D.O., associate professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine, at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, received a significant honor during the 35th Annual Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (FSACOFP) Convention and Family Medicine Update. During the event, which was held in…


NSU’s Online Master of Science in Nursing Program Ranked Among Top 50 in Nation

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Program at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Nursing was recently ranked in the Top 50 Best Value Online M.S.N. Programs of 2015 by Value Colleges. The independent online publication, which provides information for prospective students considering the best value for their education,…


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