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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796


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NSU Pediatrician Authors Paper on Mass Casualty Triage

Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for Child Health Policy Director Deborah A Mulligan, M.D., served as a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Association of EMS Physicians’ Model Uniform Core Criteria for Mass Casualty Triage work group.  Mulligan is an author of  “Mass Casualty Triage: An…

University School Diving Coach Named to NISCA All-American Diving Selection Committee

Congratulations to University School diving coach, Sally Hansell, who was selected to participate in the 2011 NISCA (National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America) All American Diving Selection Committee. “Sally’s dedication to the sport of diving and to the work that it entails is without measure,” commented NISCA President, Arvel…

Center for Psychological Studies assistant professor Christian DeLucia, Ph.D. presented Twelve Step Recovery for Substance Use Disorders: Findings and Unresolved Issues as part of the collaborative research series for students and faculty offered by the Center for Psychological Studies and Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

NSU Wellness Magazine Wins Prestigious Awards for Feature Writing and Design

Nova Southeastern University’s wellness magazine, Wellness Made Simple, recently won two prestigious awards in an international writing competition. Marcela Sandigo, M.B.A, associate director of Campus Recreation  and Ken Ma, associate director of Public Affairs Ken Ma, M.B.A., serve as Managing Editors of the magazine. The magazine won two Communicator Awards given by…

Fischler Student Raises Autism Awareness by “Going Blue”

NSU Abraham S. Fischler School of Education student Amy Peterson recently helped her community “go blue” to show their support for autism awareness. Peterson, a student from Pocahontas, Iowa, is in NSU’s distance Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders master’s program. While working on a project in April for Autism Awareness…

National Coral Reef Institute Researchers Participate in a Marine Survey of the remote Bahamas

In April 2011, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation launched their Global Reef Expedition, an ambitious, 5-year trek around the globe to visit and survey remote coral reefs.  The Expedition’s first stop was Cay Sal Bank in the Bahamas, which lies south of Florida and north of Cuba.  This…

CPS Faculty Member Provides Guidance After Shooting in Brazil & Discusses Bullying in S. Florida on WLRN

Center for Psychological Studies Associate Professor, Scott Poland, Ed.D, who is also co-director of NSU’s Suicide and Violence Prevention Office, was recently invited to Brazil by education officials to assist in the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Brazilian history. Poland a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team…

Pharmacy Professor Wins NSU Golden Apple Award

Angela García, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice at NSU’s College of Pharmacy (COP), has been awarded the NSU Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching in 2011.  García has been extensively involved in teaching drug information and drug literature evaluation skills in the COP among other courses such as…

Young Entrepreneurs Council Member Recognized by Miami Chamber of Commerce

A member of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship’s Young Entrepreneurs Council, Matt Kuttler, accepted the South Florida Good to Great Award® on behalf of his company at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s annual Goals Conference luncheon that was held at the Hilton Miami Downtown on…

NSU Horizons magazine wins first place in Sunshine State Journalism awards

NSU’s Horizons magazine has won first place in the trade/special interest publication category during the  2011 Sunshine State Awards.  The statewide journalism competition, which recognizes Florida’s best work of 2010, is presented by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), South Florida Pro Chapter. The awards were presented during a ceremony at the Seminole…

Chancellor’s Faculty Research and Development Grant Recipients Announced

The 12th annual Chancellor’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (CFRDG) and 9th annual Quality of Life awards ceremony and reception were held in the Don Taft University Center on May 24. Chancellor Ray Ferrero Jr., J.D. announced 32 research projects that were awarded the CFRDG grant, up to $10,000 each…

MSC Director Presents at Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Conference

Susan Kabot, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, director of Clinical and Therapeutic Services at the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development, along with Christine Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA-D,  recently presented, “The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Behavioral Intervention for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders” at the annual conference of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists…

NSU College of Pharmacy Pharmacists Implement new Rapid HIV Testing Service

Elizabeth Sherman, PharmD and Shara Elrod, PharmD, assistant professors of Pharmacy Practice at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, have implemented a new rapid point-of-care HIV testing service at Memorial Primary Care Center at Miramar.  Sherman and Elrod are among the first pharmacists in the nation to expand their medication management services…

NSU Health Care Center CFO Recognized

Henry Del Riego, CFO for NSU Health Care Centers, was recently named president elect for the Florida Medical Group Management Association ( MGMA).

NSU Pharmacy Student Co-Authors Article with Professor

While completing her Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) in Washington, D.C., College of Pharmacy student, Jessica Vargas, class of 2011, co- authored an article with Vaiyapuri Subramaniam, Pharm.D., M.S., FCP, FASHP, FASCP, associate chief consultant, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services, VA Central Office. The special…

CPS Faculty Member Provides Direction and Insight at Suicide Prevention Presentations

Scott Poland, Ed.D., associate professor at CPS and the co-director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at NSU, was the featured presenter on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s webinar entitled, Responding After a Suicide: Best Practices for Schools. Viewed by approximately 800 people, the presentation highlighted practical strategies for…

SHSS Faculty and Alum Contribute to Conflict Resolution Book

Neil Katz, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), and Jason Campbell, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department, contributed chapters to a new book entitled, Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies.  Katz’ chapter…

SHSS Hosts Internship Fair and Honors Lydia Acosta

On May 6, the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), hosted an Internship Fair for students preparing to enter the internship sites. The event provided students and site supervisors to connect and promoted a professional networking opportunity for attendees. During the…

NSU Institute for Child Health Policy Research Scientist Selected to Sit on Special Emphasis Panel

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Michelle Doldren, MPH, Ed.D., research scientist at NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy and adjunct professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Public Health Department,  to participate as a member of a…

Huizenga Business School Hosts Annual Employee Awards Luncheon

The Huizenga Business School recognized several of its outstanding faculty and staff members at its annual Employee Awards Luncheon, which was held on Monday, May 16 in the William S. Spears Courtyard Atrium of the Carl DeSantis Building. The following employees were given awards: Ruth Clarke, Ph.D., Teacher of the…

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