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Pembroke Pines Leader Supports NSU Research Project for the Elderly

Pembroke Pines Commissioner Carl Shechter supported an important NSU College of Allied Health and Nursing (CAHN) endeavor to measure the effectiveness of a research project for the elderly. The commissioner supported Cathy Peirce, Ph.D., OTR/L, assistant professor of occupational therapy; Margaret Davis, DHSc., MSN, M.Ed., R.N., assistant director of the…


SHSS Doctoral Candidate Named Associate Dean of Students at UF

Anthony DeSantis, M.S., a doctoral candidate in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR), in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) has been named the new Associate Dean of Students at the University of Florida. DeSantis was previously the Director of Housing at NSU and is…


CPS Faculty & Alumni Partner on Research Project

Center for Psychological Studies alumni USAF Major Monty Baker, Ph.D. (2002), Mike Bourke, Ph.D. (2000), Chief Psychologist for the U.S. Marshall Service, and Gregg Vecchi, Ph.D., Chief of the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit, recently met with Dean Karen Grosby and Professor Vincent Van Hasselt to develop projects centered on the…


CPS Faculty Reappointed to Florida Board

William Day, Ph.D., part-time core faculty member at the Center for Psychological Studies, has been reappointed for another term to the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling (491).


CPS Faculty Member presents at Counselor Education Conference

Center for Psychological Studies Assistant Professor Carolyn Berger, Ph.D. ,  recently presented Ending the Cycle of Underachievement, at the University of Central Florida Counselor Education Conference. Berger also presented, Identifying Reasons for Student Underachievement, An Essential Step to Reducing the Dropout Rate, at the National Youth At Risk Annual Conference.


College of Osteopathic Medicine Earns High Marks in National Medical Education Ranking

NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), was recently ranked in the national top 30 in producing primary care physicians, having a strong social mission, and producing quality physicians who work in health professional shortage areas. In a report titled “The Social Mission of Medical Education: Ranking the Schools,” published in…


CPS Professor Co-Hosts 2010 American Counseling Association Awards Ceremony

Center for Psychological Studies assistant professor Shannon Ray, Ph.D., and Richard Yep, executive director of the American Counseling Association, co-hosted the 2010 American Counseling Association National Awards Ceremony recently. Ray was also recently nominated for candidacy as the president-elect of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling…


College of Pharmacy Students, Faculty, and Alumni Attend Florida Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting

Pharmacists are an integral part of the health care system, providing substantial care and improving patient’s quality of life. The Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA) strives to empower pharmacists, enhance their therapeutic knowledge, and equip them with practical tools that can be utilized in their various professions, as they make a…


Law Professors Serve on Committees at Law Schools Conference

Six professors at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center served on various committees at the 63rd annual conference of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) held July 30 – Aug. 5 in Palm Beach, Fla. The professors and their committees were: — Joe Harbaugh, co-chair, Distance Learning Committee — Kathy…


Three Business Professors Win National Author Award and Research Grant

Three professors from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship — Karen McKenzie, Ph.D., professor of accounting, Randall Rentfro, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting, and Judy Harris, D.B.A., associate professor of accounting — were recently presented with the Association of Government Accountants’ (AGA) 2010 National Author Award for…


SHSS Faculty Member Featured in Washington Post article on Family Business

Patricia Cole, Ph.D.,  a faculty member in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences was interviewed for a Washington Post article entitled  “Shear Business: Can the divorced founders of Hair Cuttery run their salon together?”  In the article Cole pointed out that…


International Business Alumnus Accepts U.S. Delegate Position

Jonathan Evans, a graduate of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship’s Master of International Business Administration program, was recently named the official U.S. delegate for UniCEUB, a top-tier private university in Brasilia DF (Brazil’s Federal District). His official start date was June 1, 2010. In this new…


SHSS Faculty Member Discusses Restorative Justice and ADR at Keiser University

Judith McKay, J.D. Ph.D., chair of the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies (DMS) and director of Community Resolution Services (CRS) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) was recently an invited guest speaker at Keiser University. McKay addressed students and faculty in the Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies…


University Treasurer Graduates from Leadership Florida

Jeff Lowe, University Treasurer, is a recent graduate of Leadership Florida and the first from NSU. He is currently assisting with the Gubernatorial and Senatorial Debates to be held at NSU in October in partnership with Leadership Florida. Recently, he has also received appointments to the Board of Directors for…


Office of Human Resources Quarterly Kudos Award Winner

The Office of Human Resources (OHR) recognizes Maria Nachmann-Tomattis as the quarterly KUDOS award winner.  Nachmann-Tomattis is an HR Information Systems Analyst, supporting Banner and other HR-related systems.  She demonstrated proactive, “big picture” creative thinking when she made suggestions that streamlined a six hour process down to 58 minutes. These suggestions…


Pharmacy Student Competes in Central American and Caribbean Games

NSU College of Pharmacy (COP) congratulates its Ponce, Puerto Rico student Alejandra Ortíz Irizarry, class of 2013. Ortíz competed in the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games (Spanish: XXI Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe, Mayagüez 2010) as member of the Puerto Rico National Women’s Water Polo Team. This was not Ortiz’s…


NSU College of Pharmacy Faculty Publish Paper on Energy Drinks

Three NSU College of Pharmacy faculty from the West Palm Beach Student Educational Center -Stephanie L. Ballard, Pharm.D., BCPS; Jennifer J. Wellborn-Kim, Pharm.D., BCPS; and Kevin Clauson, Pharm.D., – published a paper on energy drinks frequently marketed to individuals interested in athletics and active lifestyles.  Their article was published in…


Connecting Community to Campus: Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Member Elected to Board of Boys and Girls Club

Pradeep Vanguri, Ph.D., ATC, assistant professor in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected by the Emerge Broward Board Engagement program to serve on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. Over the next year, Vanguri will work to provide educational experiences to…


NSU Optometry Dean Chosen as Florida Optometrist of the Year

David S. Loshin, O.D., PH.D., F.A.A.O., dean of NSU’s College of Optometry received the Florida Optometrist of the Year award from the Florida Optometric Association on July 24 during the organization’s annual convention in Orlando. The prestigious accolade was given to Loshin for his tireless efforts to advance education at…


Milestone Achievement: NSU Faculty Members Produce Medical Book

On July 23, a wine-and-cheese book-signing reception was held at the NSU Faculty Club to commemorate the publication of Health Matters: The Human Side of Medicine, which marks the first time in NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine history that a medical book was completely edited and authored by a cadre…


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