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NSU Achievements

FCE Professor Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE)  has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Su has been with the Fischler College of Education since 2001, where she…


16-year-old to Graduate from NSU with Two Bachelor’s Degrees

When 16-year-old Mya Abdulahad walks across the stage to graduate Friday, she will not be picking up her high school diploma. Instead, she will be getting two bachelor’s degrees from Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. Rebecca Vargas from WSVN Channel 7 News sat down with the student…


Halmos Faculty Member Elected to National Academy of Sciences

­ On May 1, 2018, Halmos faculty member Stephen O’Brien, Ph.D., was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Members are elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered…


NSU’s Dr. Farzanna S. Haffizulla Receives Woman of the Decade Award

Farzanna S. Haffizulla, M.D., FACP, FAMWA, assistant dean for community and global health for the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine received a Woman of the Decade award from the India-based Women Economic Forum (WEF) at a ceremony in New Delhi on April 28, 2018. This is the…


Halmos Faculty and Students Present Research at National Conference

In April, Halmos College Department of Biological Sciences Chair Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D. traveled to San Diego, CA with five Biology majors to present their 3-D printed molecular models of prion proteins and o-GlcNAc Transferase (OGT) at the 2018 Experimental Biology Meeting, American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)…


Congratulations to Patricia Gaffney for a Well-Deserved Award!

Patricia Gaffney, Au.D., associate professor of Audiology, received the American Academy of Audiology 2018 Editor’s Award for outstanding contributions for peer review of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (JAAA). The editors of the JAAA, Devin McCaslin, Ph.D. and Gary Jacobson, Ph.D., nominated her for this award. Gaffney…


Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate Student Named Paul Ambrose Scholar

Melissa Fils, B.Sc., a public health graduate student at NSU Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, was accepted into a highly competitive program to attend the 16th annual Paul Ambrose Scholars Program Student Leadership Symposium, held April 9-10, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fils joined 40 other medical, physician assistant,…


Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Member Receives Diplomate Honor

Claudia A. Serna, Ph.D., M.P.H., B.D.S., assistant professor of public health, received her pin and designation as diplomate at the 2018 National Oral Health Conference of the American Board of Dental Public Health held April 16–18 in Louisville, Kentucky.


FCE Professor Invited to Serve as an Expert Advisor to the Yoga Alliance

Lisa Carbone, Ed.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Licensure and Compliance at NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE), has been invited to serve as an expert advisor to the Yoga Alliance, the largest international nonprofit association representing the yoga community. She will participate in the Yoga Alliance’s Standards Review Project…


FCE Student Named PBS Innovator All-Star

Joquetta Lynn Johnson, doctoral student at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, has been selected by PBS as one of 30 educators representing 28 states and Puerto Rico to serve on its inaugural PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. Ms. Johnson is currently the media specialist at Randallstown High School…


Halmos HOSA Student Organization Recognized at State Leadership Conference

In early April, Halmos College Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) traveled to Orlando, FL to attend the HOSA State Leadership Conference. There the Halmos College’s HOSA was recognized for contributions towards HOSA’s National Service Project with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NSU’s HOSA was also listed as…


Halmos Students Win First Prize in at Life Science Symposium

At the end of March, biology major Aimee Doiron and chemistry major Rodrigo Muzquiz won first prize for their multidisciplinary at the STEM Undergraduate Symposium sponsored by Life Sciences of South Florida. Held at Florida International University, the symposium gives young researchers an opportunity to present their work, win prizes…


Halmos Biologist Publishes in Journal’s Special Issue

For the past eight years, Halmos College faculty member Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D. has been working with her undergraduate biology students on identifying bacteria from everyday objects. This research has been featured on a series of television segments on Telemundo called “Amenaza Escondida” and on the local CBS4 News called…


Halmos College Inducts 80 Students into National Biological Honor Society

This April, Halmos College Department of Biological Sciences hosted the 16th annual induction of students into the NSU Chapter of the National Biological Honor Society (Beta Beta Beta or TriBeta). NSU’s chapter, known as Rho Rho, conducted the ceremony in the Don Taft University Center. Alumni of NSU and TriBeta,…


Halmos College Assistant Dean Co-edits Book for Springer

In April 2018, Springer – International Publisher Science, Technology, Medicine released “Advances in Artificial Systems for Medicine and Education”, co-edited by Halmos assistant dean and professor Matthew He, Ph.D. This book presents an overview of the latest artificial intelligence systems and methods, which have a broad spectrum of effective and…


CAHSS Faculty Participates in Public Forum on “Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Mental Health” Hosted by NAMI Broward

Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was part of a panel at a Public Forum hosted by the National Alliance for Mental Health (NAMI) Broward. The forum was held in the evening on March 26, 2018, at the Northwest Regional…


CAHSS Faculty and Students Participate in an Anti-Bullying Sociodrama Program at Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School

Grace Telesco, Ph.D., and several of her Introduction to Criminal Justice and Victimology students participated in an Anti-Bullying Sociodrama Program for 4th and 5th grade students at Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School on April 5, 2018. Sociodrama can assist in the learning process by moving from the strictly cognitive realm…


CAHSS Faculty and Students Present Workshop to Supervisors from the Seminole Tribe of Florida

Neil Katz, Ph.D., faculty at NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and three doctoral students conducted a workshop entitled, “Workplace Mediation as a Supervisory Tool,” on March 14, 2018. The doctoral students, also from the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS), were Nekeisha Bascombe, April Coan, and…


CAHSS Faculty Featured on Univision’s Despierta America on Parenting Styles

Maribel Del Rio-Roberts, Psy.D., assistant professor in the Department of Justice and Human Services at NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was a guest on a segment of Univision’s Despierta America. She addressed the issue of parenting styles and discussed the pros and cons of different types…


Halmos Hosts Flying Classroom Lionfish Seminar

On March 29, 12 teachers from Miami-Dade County Public Schools spent part of their spring break at the Oceanographic Campus. There they worked with Halmos faculty member David Kerstetter, Ph.D. and two of his graduate students: Aaron Hasenei and Abby Ehlers. During their time at the OC, the teachers learned…


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