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NSU Achievements

Over 100 New Students admitted into Undergraduate Honors Program

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences welcomed 110 new students into NSU’s Undergraduate Honors Program at an induction ceremony on August 24, 2014, at the Don Taft University Center. The Honors Program promotes academic values, goals, and engagement by offering special coursework, reading groups, workshops, co-curricular events, and a…


SHSS Faculty Members facilitate Workshops and Present with Alum at the Florida Dispute Resolution Conference

Alexia Georgakopoulos, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), presented a workshop at the 22nd Annual Florida Dispute Resolution Conference in Orlando. Her presentation was entitled, “Organizational Conflict Management: The Emergence of Mediators and Conflict Resolution Consultants.”…


NSU College of Pharmacy Grants its First Ph.D. Degree

On August 22, David Mastropietro, B.S.Pharm., R.Ph., presented and successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled “Design and Analysis of Novel Abuse Deterrent Formulations” to become the first graduate of the College of Pharmacy Ph.D. program. Mastropietro successfully completed his Ph.D. in four years, and defended how his work on developing…


NSU Lifeguards Place 2nd in Local Lifeguard Competition

In July members of the Campus Recreation lifeguard staff competed in the Annual YMCA of Broward County Lifeguard Competition at the YMCA Aquatic Center of Pembroke Pines. The competition tested team’s abilities to recognize, respond and communicate in emergency situations through seven scenarios. Staff members Kevin Callanan, Hope Marshall, Erica…


NSU Associate Professor of Optometry Installed as President of the Florida Optometric Association

Barry Frauens, O.D., FAAO, Diplomate, associate professor of optometry, chair, department of clinics, was installed as the President of the Florida Optometric Association (FOA) at the annual convention which was held on July 24 – 27, 2014 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL. “Before us…


Medical School Professor Coauthors Sports Medicine Study

Peter Sprague, D.P.T., PT, OSC, assistant professor of sports medicine, for NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, coauthored a study entitled, “Changes in Functional Movement Screen Scores Over a Season in Collegiate Soccer and Volleyball Athletes.” The study, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, was conducted by the…


Medical School Professors Join Student to Publish Article

NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty members and a student collaborated on a recently published article. Yasmin Qureshi, D.P.T., M.H.S, M.P.T., associate professor of osteopathic principles and practice, Andrew Kusienski, D.O., assistant professor of osteopathic principles and practice and chair of the Department of Sports Medicine, and OMS-IV Julienne L….


Medical Student Coauthors Article in Multidisciplinary Journal

Second-year NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student Debra Cheng coauthored an article entitled “Quantitative and Temporal Requirements Revealed for ZAP70 Catalytic Activity During T-Cell Development” that was published in the July issue of Nature Immunology. She also served as a contributing author for the article, “A Sharp T-Cell Antigen Receptor…


Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine Research Highlighted by Department of Defense

Research conducted by NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine is being highlighted on the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs website. The article titled “Theory-Driven Models for Correcting “Fight or Flight” Imbalance in Gulf War Illness” focuses on DoD funded research…


Pharmacy Students Secure Proclamation from Florida State Senator

NSU College of Pharmacy students Elizabeth Lessmann and Sheila Montalvo secured a proclamation from Florida Sen. Eleanor Sobel on behalf of the NSU Chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). They had the opportunity to present the proclamation to Michael Jackson, executive vice president and CEO of…


NSU Health Professions Division Library joins efforts with the National Library of Medicine

Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division Library (HPD Library) has joined with medical libraries across the nation to participate in the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) MedPrint program to preserve print serials. The HPD Library is one of the first 20 medical libraries to make this important commitment ensuring that…


NSU Pharmacy Students Win National Research Poster Competition

NSU College of Pharmacy class of 2015 Pharm.D. candidates Catalina Acosta, Raquel A. Caporella, Nicole Y. Derisma, Federica H. Hulett, and Melissa Santibanez, and their faculty mentor Joshua Caballero, Pharm.D., BCPP, placed first with their research poster “Assessment of atypical antipsychotic agents as a treatment modality in elderly Parkinson’s psychosis.”…


Mailman Segal Center Staff Member Elected to Florida Organization

Yulema Cruz, Behavior Analyst and ABA Practicum Coordinator at Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Center for Human Development, was recently elected to serve a three-year term as a member-at-large of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA). As a member of FABA’s Executive Committee, Cruz will be actively involved in…


NSU Optometry Students Win Project Foresight

Two NSU College of Optometry students recently won a national competition for developing an idea for an optometry practice of the future, bringing the crown back to NSU for the second straight year. Third year doctor of optometry students Jeremy Chartash and Jay Harrelson won Walmart’s Project Foresight contest, which…


SHSS Student Presents at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the American Society for Cybernetics

Nozomu Ozaki, M.S., doctoral candidate in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), recently presented at the 50th Anniversary Conference of American Society for Cybernetics. The event was held at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The conference theme was “Living…


SHSS Faculty and Students Present Workshops for Public Safety and Public Managers

Neil Katz, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), recently presented two workshops in Syracuse, New York. The first, entitled, “Emotional Intelligence and Influencing with Integrity,” was presented with DCAR doctoral student Katherine Sosa to public safety…


Pharmacy Professor Featured on Discover Channel Canada

Nathan Unger, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy at NSU’s Palm Beach Campus, works closely with Robert Borrego, M.D., at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL, on research to swab sharks’ teeth and determine which bacteria are most common in different species. The goal is to develop more…


NSU College of Optometry Alumni Receive Prestigious Awards

Sara Berke-Silva, O.D., NSU optometric resident, class of ’14, received the Dr. Lenny Cherdack Student Legislative Award at the Florida Optometric Association (FOA) annual convention which was held on July 24-27 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. This award recognizes the student who exhibits professional behavior…


NSU Optometry Dean honored as Ed Walker Optometrist of the Decade

David S. Loshin, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, dean of NSU’s College of Optometry, was honored as the Ed Walker Optometrist of the Decade at the Florida Optometric Association (FOA) annual convention which was held on July 24-27 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. Loshin serves on the…


NSU Professor Keynote Speaker at Wyoming Summer Institute on Suicide Prevention

Scott Poland, Ed.D., a professor at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies, recently provided a keynote address at the Wyoming Summer Institute on Suicide Prevention. Wyoming, which has the highest suicide rate in the nation, recently passed the Jason Flatt Act that requires all educators to have annual training on suicide…


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