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NSU College of Pharmacy Practice Faculty Presents Original Infectious Disease Research at Leading International Conferences

In May 2014, Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice, NSU College of Pharmacy (COP), presented the original research project Colistin-Associated Nephrotoxicity in Critically Ill Patients and Simulated Colistimethate Sodium and Colistin Levels at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases’ (ESCMID) 24th European Congress of…


Pharmacy Assistant Dean Appointed to Florida Board of Pharmacy

Goar Alvarez, Pharm.D., C.Ph., FASCP, assistant dean of the Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Board of Pharmacy. His term began May 23, 2014, and ends on Oct. 31, 2017. Alvarez is past speaker of the House of Delegates of the…


SHSS Faculty Publish Book- Peace and Conflict Studies Research: A Qualitative Perspective

Robin Cooper, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), co-edited a book entitled, Peace and Conflict Studies Research: A Qualitative Perspective, published by Information Age Publishing (IAP). Laura Finlay, Ph.D., from Barry University was the co-editor. Several…


Research on Yawning Co-Authored by NSU Assistant Professor Garners Widespread Press

Ever wonder why you yawn? It’s not necessarily because you’re bored or tired. Yawning actually serves as a cooling mechanism for your brain, according to a collaborative study co-authored by Omar Tonsi Eldakar, Ph.D., assistant professor at NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The study, originally published in the…


NSU Medical Director Delivers Key Talk at National Society of Interventional Radiology Meeting

James Benenati, M.D., medical director of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Health Care Sciences Medical Sonography Program, delivered the opening talk March 23 at the national Society of Interventional Radiology’s 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. Benenati is an interventional radiologist and the medical director of both the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and…


NSU’s EVP and COO recognized by The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

Nova Southeastern University’s Executive Vice President and  COO Jacqueline A. Travisano, M.B.A., CPA, was recently honored by The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County as one of its “100 Outstanding Women of Broward County.”   This is the second time Ms. Travisano has been honored by this organization.  The 100…


NSU Law Professor Receives Patent for an Alternative Admission Model Program for Legal Education

Joseph Harbaugh, LL.M., professor of law and dean emeritus of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center is credited with securing a U.S. patent (US 20140067707 A1) for a computer-based system called AAMPLE®, the Alternative Admissions Model Program in Legal Education.  AAMPLE® serves as an additional method of identifying…


College of Optometry Participates in ChampionShips Health Fair

In celebration of Healthy Vision Month, the NSU College of Optometry was invited by New Orleans Saints linebacker and Miramar native Ray Shipman to participate in the ChampionShips Health Fair for underserved children at the Shirley Branca Park in his hometown. NSU College of Optometry students and faculty provided eye…


Vote for Dateline: Health for the People’s Telly Awards

Dateline: Health, a community health program hosted by Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., chancellor of NSU’s Health Professions Division, is in the running for a People’s Telly Award. You can help the show win by following the instructions below and voting today. The contest ends on June 6. Click here and…


NSU Oral Medicine Program Reports Positive Results

NSU College of Dental Medicine faculty member Michael A. Siegel, D.D.S., M.S., FDS RCS.Ed., presented study findings at Frontiers in Oral Medicine, the American Academy of Oral Medicine’s recent annual meeting. Other faculty members involved in the study included Ines Velez, D.D.S., M.S.; Neil Spielholz, P.T., M.A., Ph.D.; and Tulia…


NSU Pharmaceutical Researcher Receives Japanese Patent for Developing New Cancer Treatment

Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D., associate dean for institutional planning and development at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Pharmacy, and executive director of NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, received a Japanese patent for developing a novel cancer treatment. The small organic molecule called “JFD” that he and his team discovered…


NSU Dental Professor Receives U.S. Patent for Developing New Bonding Technology

Over the past several years, dentists have shifted from metal to ceramic materials like zirconia for crowns, implants and other devices due to enhanced esthetics and biocompatibility. One downside of zirconia is that it does not bond well with other synthetic or natural substances due to its chemically non-reactive nature,…


SHSS Faculty Presents in Toronto at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference held at the University of Toronto. Duckworth’s presentation was entitled, “History’s Hardest Questions in the Classroom.” Duckworth…


Student Receives Graduate Scholar Award and Presents at the 4th International Conference on Health Wellness and Society

Marcia Roberts Brown, M.D., student in the Master of Arts Cross-Disciplinary Studies (MACS) program in the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) in NSU’s Graduate School received the Graduate Scholar Award at the Fourth International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society. The conference was hosted by the University of British Columbia…


NSU’s Anthony DeNapoli, Ed.D.,Presented with the Emerald Heart Award

At a gala celebrating the six year anniversary of Ciudad Weston Newspaper on Friday, May 9 at the Signature Grand in Davie, six outstanding community and business leaders were recognized with the “Emerald Heart Award”, created to recognize excellence and outstanding performance in the business and non-profit community. One of…


NSU Aquatics Coordinator Presents at the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association Conference

Daniel Kifle, the Aquatics Coordinator in the department of Campus Recreation, had the opportunity to give a presentation at the annual National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. There were  3,000 attendees from different colleges and universities across the nation. Daniel and a colleague from Virginia…


Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Professor Gives Invited Talks, Publishes Research

Fuzhen Zhang, Ph.D., professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, recently delivered invited talks at two universities in California. Zhang also co-authored research on inequalities of generalized matrix functions, which was recently published in the Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra. About the Talks Zhang spoke at San Jose…


Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor Gives Keynote at Writing Conference

  Kevin Dvorak, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of the writing center at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, gave the keynote talk at the 2014 Northern California Writing Centers Association Conference at Sonoma State University on Apr. 5. In his talk, titled “The Art of Writing Center Work:…


NSU’s Model United Nations Team Earns Multiple Awards at Regional Competition

NSU’s Model United Nations Team delivered a model performance at the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Apr. 10–12. Competing amongst more than 1,000 students representing about 40 schools, students from the Nova International Relations Association (NIRA) earned several awards for their ability to handle…


NSU College of Nursing Celebrates Nurses

In celebration of National Nurse’s Week (May 6-12), the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Nursing honors all nurses for their dedication to patient centered care, lifelong learning, and their participation in local, national, and global efforts to improve the health and health care of our patients. Nursing represents the…


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