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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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Nova Southeastern University Appoints Director of Miami-Kendall Campus

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Minerva Jaimes, Ed.D., as director of the university’s Miami-Kendall campus. With more than 18 years of experience in higher education, she joined NSU in 2005. Jaimes spent 10 years as NSU’s assistant director…

Track and Field Collects Three Peach Belt Athlete of the Week Awards

Nova Southeastern University men’s and women’s track and field team claimed three Athlete of the Week awards after their first week of official competition, as it was announced by the Peach Belt Conference office on Tuesday, March 15. Freshman Anabel Knoll was honored as the first Peach Belt Conference Women’s…

Hemali Patel Wins Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association Student Award

The Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association (FOMA) has awarded second-year student Hemali Patel a $500 FOMA Student Award, which is presented to a deserving student based on criteria such as possessing leadership skills, supporting FOMA student district society initiatives, and showcasing significant interest in the osteopathic profession and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

NSU-COM Professor Garners Physician of the Year Accolade

Joseph De Gaetano, D.O., M.S.Ed., FAAFP, FACOFP, professor of family medicine at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, received the Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association Physician of the Year Award. The accolade honors an osteopathic physician who during the past year has made significant and considerable contributions not only to the osteopathic…

Second-Year College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Receives AFOMA Scholarship

College of Osteopathic Medicine student Timothy Nobles received a $500 AFOMA Believes in You Scholarship Award, which is presented by the Advocates of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (AFOMA). The award is partly based on a student’s interest in osteopathic medicine, activities in the profession, and leadership abilities.

NSU-COM Excels at FOMA Convention

During the 113th Annual Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) Convention held February 18–22 at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, a number of NSU-COM-affiliated individuals were honored with awards for their various achievements.  

College of Psychology Professor Honored for Contributions to the Field of Addiction

Linda Carter Sobell, Ph.D., professor at NSU’s College of Psychology who is internationally known for her research in the field of addictions, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the Application of Psychology Award (Division 50 Society of Addiction Psychology). The award from the American Psychological…

NSU Collegiate DECA Students Shine at State Competition

In its founding year, NSU’s Collegiate DECA chapter is already making a name for itself. Nine members recently competed at the State Career Development Conference (CDC) in Orlando and brought home top honors. NSU DECA chapter members competed against teams from across the state and received second place in Accounting, Business…

Halmos College Researcher Receives Portion of National Science Foundation Grant to Study Deep-Sea Life

They are among the most unique looking animals in the oceans—deep-sea creatures. Seemingly out of the latest sci-fi movie from Hollywood, these animals rely on a trait that’s incredibly rare on land (i.e. fireflies) but very common in the oceans – bioluminescence. While we know that many sea creatures can…

Special Olympics Honors NSU’s Health Professions Division

The Special Olympics International (SOI) office recently recognized NSU’s Health Professions Division (HPD) for its staunch support to the Special Olympics Florida-Healthy Community (SOFLHC). Karlyn Emile, director of Special Olympics Florida-Healthy Community, and a 2016 candidate for a Doctor of Health Science degree at NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences,…

Dean’s List Luncheon Recognizes Academic Leaders

More than 70 students were recently recognized at the Dean’s List Award Luncheon by Preston Jones, dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, for achieving a 3.5 or higher GPA for the fall 2015 semester. The event, held in the Dr. William S. Spears Courtyard Atrium…

CAHSS Professor Presents on Tai Chi Ch’uan

Douglas Flemons, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented “The Left Hand (and Right Foot) of Tai Chi Ch’uan: An Embodied Understanding of Ursula LeGuin’s Taoist Inspirations,” at the Pembroke Pines Library and at NSU’s Alvin Sherman…

New Allopathic Medical Dean Addresses National Academy of Sciences

Johannes W. Vieweg, M.D., FACS, founding dean of NSU’s College of Allopathic Medicine, spoke about “Reengineering Science and Technology Policy to Address 21st Century Challenges” at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., on February 25, 2016. Vieweg is a Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Department of State’s…

NSU’s President Hanbury and Brandon Hensler visit Florida Trend

NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D.,  and Brandon Hensler, M.S., Executive Director of University Relations, were in a town hall meeting with students and alumni before dropping by Florida Trend’s offices in St. Petersburg, Florida. The pair gave an update on the university, sharing information about the breakdown of students, the…

Florida’s Children First Honors NSU’s Fred Lippman

Florida’s Children First honored Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Health Professions Division, for his lifetime of work on behalf of children in Broward County at its annual fundraising and awards event on February 25, 2016 at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Hosted by Fort…

Halmos College Scientist Reappointed to NOAA Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel

David Kerstetter, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, has been reappointed to the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel (HMS AP) for a three-year term. Panel members, who represent commercial and recreational fishing interests, and scientific and environmental communities, provide input to National Oceanographic…

NSU Pharmacy Researcher Presents at Conference

Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, B. Pharm, Ph.D., associate professor, NSU College of Pharmacy, spoke about his recent novel approach in treating organophosphate toxicities at the 5th Annual National Conference of the Syrian American Medical Society in Orlando on February 12-14. The title of Rawas-Qalaji’s presentation was “An Overview of Organophosphates Toxicities: Current…

NSU Athletic Training Students Recognized

Students from the NSU Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) recently attended the 31st Annual Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) Athletic Training Student Symposium in Atlanta. Nearly 1,000 athletic training students from across the country attended the symposium. Five NSU ATEP students were recognized for their accomplishments during the symposium. Allyn…

NSU Law Professor Co-Authors “Baseball and the Law” Textbook

Baseball’s entire history could be told through its court cases. And now, it has been in a new textbook, “Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials,” written by Bob Jarvis, professor, Shepard Broad College of Law, and Louis Schiff, a Broward County Court judge. “We thought it was important for…

CAHSS Student Published in FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin for Third Time

Jay Fortenbery, M.J.A., doctoral student in the Department of Justice and Human Services in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS,) has published his third article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. His latest article is titled: “Law Enforcement Organizations: Possibilities and Challenges for the Future,” and may…

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