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Nova Southeastern University
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NSU Achievements

SHSS Faculty and Alum Participate in AAMFT’s Leadership Conference in Virginia

Christine Ajayi, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT), in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), participated in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Annual Leadership Conference held in Arlington, Virginia. The conference provides opportunities for current and future AAMFT leaders to…


SHSS Faculty and Alum Present at Humanities as Science Matters Conference in Portugal

Elena Bastidas, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) and DCAR doctoral graduate Gwendolyn Smith, Ph.D., presented at the Humanities as Science Matters Conference held in O’Porto, Portugal. Their presentation was entitled “Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Science.”…


H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship Students Reap Rewards Through Internship

Huizenga Business School students continue to reap rewards from experiences gained during internships. During Winter-Term 2014, students worked in a wide variety of organizations. Undergraduate–Marketing: Paiton Meurer, Blue Sol Yoga; David Patino, ShowRodeo; Melanie Alvarez Meneses, Yake Solar Power Corp.; Accounting/Finance: Enshante Starks, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts;…


Medical School Media Director Wins National Writing Award

Scott Colton, B.A., APR, director of medical communications and public relations for NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Professions Division, received a Best Feature Story or Article Award in the AACOM Communications Awards Competition. The competition was held during the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Annual…


College of Optometry Hosts American Optometric Association Official and Student Bowl

  NSU’s College of Optometry recently hosted Ron Hopping, O.D., M.P.H., immediate past president of the American Optometric Association and his wife and optometry practice partner Desiree Hopping, O.D. After a day full of meetings with student leaders, faculty and administration, the Hoppings’ acted as celebrity judges for the college’s…


Dean Elected President of the Council of Chinese American Deans and Presidents

Honggang Yang, Ph.D., dean and professor in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been elected the President of the Council of Chinese American Deans and Presidents (CCADP) for 2014-2016.  According to his President’s Message, Yang seeks, “…promising practices in higher learning, cross-disciplinary research, student support, multilateral partnership,…


Director of NSU’s Arena Wins the Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award

The Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award was established by the Jewish Museum of Florida in 1995 for Jewish women in Florida who have broken the proverbial glass ceiling in professional fields that are normally dominated by men. To date, more than 80 outstanding winners have been honored with this distinction,…


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…


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…


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 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…


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…


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…


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