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NSU Achievements

Abraham S. Fischler Ed.D.,Honored by Pacific Institute

Abraham S. Fischler, Ed.D., was honored with the first-ever Special Recognition Award from The Pacific Institute at its 10th Annual Best Practices and Business Conference, held April 3, 2014, at the Hollywood Beach  Marriott.  Fischler’s long involvement with TPI programs and trainers led the organization to honor Fischler as a highlight…


NSU Optometry Professor Only American to Participate in Breakthrough Study

Rates of blindness and impaired eyesight have dropped by 50 percent over the past 20 years (from 1990 to 2010) in the highest income countries in the developed world, according to a study co-authored by Janet Leasher, O.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.O., associate professor and director of community outreach at NSU’s College…


NSU College of Dental Medicine Dean Appointed to Committee by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius

Linda Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., dean of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Niessen’s term runs through Aug. 31, 2016. The…


Medical School Professor Named Assistant Director for Residency Program

Oneka B. Marriott, D.O., M.P.H., assistant professor of pediatrics and public health, was named assistant director of medical education for the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine/Palm Beach County Health Department Preventive Medicine Residency Program. In her new position, Marriott will assist John C. Pellosie, Jr., D.O., M.P.H., chair of the…


Medical School Dean Receives National Recognition

Anthony J. Silvagni, D.O., Pharm.D., M.Sc., FACOFP dist., FACPP, dean of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, was the recipient of the Robert A. Kistner Award during the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Annual Conference held April 2-5 in Washington, D.C. The award is presented to individuals who…


Medical School Professor Honored With National Fellowship

Doris Newman, D.O., F.A.A.O., associate professor of osteopathic principles and practice and director of the Department of Rural and Urban Underserved Medicine for NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, successfully completed the requirements for the Fellowship of the American Academy of Osteopathy (F.A.A.O.).  The honor was conferred upon her at the…


Sports Medicine Panel Brings Athletic Training to the Forefront at NSU

Patient Centered Care in Sports Medicine Panel took place recently to not only celebrate Athletic Training Month but to highlight the Interprofessional practice of the Sports Medicine Team here at NSU. Participating in the “Patient-Centered Care in Sports Medicine” | A Panel Discussion event were: Dustin Gatens, M.S., ATC,  head…


Students Present Research, Earn Recognition at Chemical Society Conference in Dallas

  Six undergraduate biology majors from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences presented their research at the 247th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition, held in Dallas, Texas, Mar. 16–20. In addition, one student earned a recognition award for his presentation, and NSU’s ACS Chapter Chemistry Club…


Students Win National Health Law Transaction Competition for a Second Time

The team of Sylvia Cobo, Carisa Champion Lippmann, and Melissa Aponte Martini, placed first as the overall champion at The L. Edward Bryant, Jr., National Health Law Transactional Competition at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. Their memorandum came in second (two other schools had tied for first), and…


Nursing Students Participate in Research

Randy Denis, M.S.N. student, and Jo Ann Kleier, Director of Research, College of Nursing, are conducting a research project to translate an assessment instrument used in the diagnosis of depression from English to Haitian-Creole and then collecting data that will be used to carry out testing for psychometric properties of…


NSU Medical Student Honored with Humana Award

Katia Jean Baptiste, a first-year NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student, is one of three South Florida medical students who received a paid summer preceptorship at a Humana-owned primary care medical center. Humana presented the Terry G. Smith, M.D., Memorial Primary Care Medicine Preceptorships at a reception held March 26…


Medical School Associate Dean Receives Life Achievement Award

Howard Neer, D.O., FACOFP, associate dean of alumni affairs and HPD executive associate dean for professional affairs, was the recipient of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians’ (ACOFP) Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization’s annual convention held March 13-16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The award was in recognition of Neer’s…


Two Medical Students Chosen Leaders for National Organization

Two students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine were recently elected to the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Board of Trustees for 2014-2015. Britani Kessler, a fourth-year student, will become national president on May 1. Second-year student Kelly Thibert will become AMSA’s vice president for internal affairs. Both will sit…


NSU Professor Earns International Award

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) researcher and professor Nancy Klimas, M.D., was recently awarded the 2014 Perpich Award by the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) for distinguished community service. The award is named for the late Minnesota Gov. Rudy Perpich who as an IACFS/ME board member, worked hard…


SHSS’ African Working Group Meets with African Diaspora Group, Karibu African Nights

The African Working Group (AWG), is a group of students, faculty and alumni housed in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), who are interested in peace and conflict studies on the African continent . On March 15, the AWG hosted a facilitated discussion with the Karibu African Nights,…


NSU Aquatics Coordinator and Trainer Visits a Local YMCA to Teach Swim Lessons and Discuss Careers in Aquatics

NSU Aquatics Coordinator and a Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Daniel Kifle, visited the Pembroke Pines YMCA to teach swim lessons and discuss careers in Aquatics to 80 teens in March.  Daniel was a perfect fit to talk to the teens about careers in Aquatics because of his unique Aquatics story….


HPD Students Conduct Health Screenings at Sistrunk Festival

The NSU College of Health Care Sciences’ Departments of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy and College of Pharmacy recently conducted health screenings at the Sistrunk Festival at Mill Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale. Students and faculty members, including Nicole Quint, D.O.T., OTR/L; Bini Litwin, D.P.T., Ph.D., M.B.A.; Devada Singh-Franco, R.Ph.,…


Law Center Associate Director Featured in Law Practice Today

Cynthia Duval, Associate Director of Career and Professional Development at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, was recently featured in Law Practice Today, the monthly webzine of the ABA Law Practice Division. The publication is the leading magazine on the business of practicing law. It offers insightful advice and practical tips…


SHSS Faculty Book Chapter, “Single Session Therapy in China”

John K. Miller, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) at NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) has written a book chapter entitled, “Single Session Therapy in China.” The book, “Capturing the Moment: Single-Session Therapy and Walk-In Services,” is co-edited by Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D., and…


Student’s Paper Helps Endangered Florida Key Deer

Yanae Barroso, a fourth year evening law student at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, wrote her Animal Law Legislation Seminar paper on the highly endangered Key Deer. Barroso is a Florida Keys native and is passionate about helping these animals.  When her article was published in the Florida Bar Animal…


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