SharkBytes Archives

Contact

Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

NSU Research Spotlight

NSU Research Spotlight: Halmos College Professor Presents AIDS Research Findings to NSU Pharmacy Doctoral Students

Stephen O’Brien, Ph.D., professor in the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, recently led a graduate seminar lecture called “CURE: A Science-Based Magic Bullet” for the NSU College of Pharmacy. The lecture covered the early days of the AIDS epidemic through our modern-day understanding of the disease, with a…


NSU Research Spotlight: NSU Optometry Researcher Wins Envision Research Proposal Competition

Envision recently awarded a research prize of $10,000 to a multidisciplinary team led by Ava Bittner, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO (Dipl.) of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), to fund a one-year investigation into the preliminary efficacy of telerehabilitation, i.e., using HIPAA-secure videoconferencing to deliver follow-up low vision services to visually impaired individuals…


NSU Research Spotlight: NSU Faculty and Alumnae Publish Sleep Research Findings in the Journal of Circadian Rhythms

Faculty and alumnae from NSU’s College of Psychology have published an article, “A PER3 Polymorphism Interacts with Sleep Duration to Influence Transient Mood States in Women,” in the Journal of Circadian Rhythms. Tatiana Viena and Christina Gobin, alumnae from the college’s M.S. in Experimental Psychology program, are the article’s lead…


NSU Research Spotlight: NSU Researchers Secure $2.75 Million from NIH

Health literacy is a critically important ability that allows people to become active participants in their health care. Yet, one in three Americans have little to no health literacy skills (National Center for Educations Statistics). Further, 24 percent of Blacks (9.5 million), 41 percent of Hispanics (21 million), and 29…


NSU Research Spotlight: Hossein Omidian, Ph.D.

Hossein Omidian, Ph.D., professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, works with his research team in developing technologies (patent-pending) to formulate opioid dosage forms with abuse-deterrent features. These technologies will help prevent drug tampering and abuse, which can increase the speed of drug absorption via smoking, inhaling through…


NSU Research Spotlight: Researchers Try to Reduce Antibiotics Resistance

Just prior to winning his Nobel Prize in 1945, Alexander Fleming, the scientist who discovered antibiotics, warned that the overuse of antibiotics would lead to bacteria that were no longer killed by these drugs. Since then, scientists and bacteria have been locked in a deadly arms race. While scientists rush…


Research Spotlight: NSU Researcher Studying Potential Invasive Species in Southern Gulf of Mexico

In fairytales, it’s usually the damsel who is in distress. When it comes to the marine world, however, it seems it’s the damsel that can cause some distress. Damselfish are some of the most beautiful fishes in the ocean, and that’s why they are so attractive to those who want…


NSU Research Spotlight: Researchers Find Brain Levels of Vitamin B12 Decrease with Age; Much lower in those with Autism and Schizophrenia

A new study published in the online journal, Public Library of Science One (PLOS One) found that Vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly and are much lower in individuals with autism or schizophrenia, as compared to their peers at similar ages. For example, children…


NSU Research Spotlight: NSU Researcher Publishes Several Research Findings related to Epigenetics and Nutrition

Malav Trivedi, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, recently published several research articles. Trivedi’s research depicts the role of major antioxidant metabolite glutathione in regulation of gene expression via the marks on DNA known as epigenetic status. He investigated the influence of…


Researcher Spotlight: Formulating Opioid Dosage Forms with Abuse-Deterrent Features

Hossein Omidian, Ph.D., is a professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He and his research team are developing technologies (patent-pending) to formulate opioid dosage forms with abuse-deterrent features. These technologies will help prevent drug tampering and abuse, which can increase the speed of drug absorption via…


NSU Research Spotlight: Linda Sobell, Ph.D. and Mark Sobell, Ph.D.

  Most individuals whose alcohol problems are not severe, particularly college students and young adults, do not seek treatment. NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies researchers Linda Sobell, Ph.D. and Mark Sobell, Ph.D., supported by several federally funded research grants have successfully recruited such individuals to participate in alternative interventions (vs….


NSU Researcher Spotlight: The Prevalence of Vitreomacular Adhesion in Patients 40 Years and Older

Julie Rodman, O.D., M.Sc., FAAO, associate professor in the College of Optometry, is the principal investigator of an investigator-initiated study titled “The Prevalence of Vitreomacular Adhesion in Patients 40 Years and Older (VAST).” Funded by ThromboGenics, Optovue, Carl Zeiss Meditac, and Nova Southeastern University, the research team includes faculty in…


Researcher Spotlight: Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography Researcher Participates in Unique Research Trip

Recently, Jose Lopez, Ph.D., a professor and researcher in NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography completed a scientific collection trip to the Bahamas that was a bit out of the ordinary. That’s because he, along with colleagues, rode on the 87-foot sport yacht “Mystique” from Miami to New…


NSU Researcher Spotlight: Anxiety Treatment, OCD and Related Disorders

Jedidiah Siev, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology and is the Director of NSU’s Anxiety Treatment Center (ATC) and OCD and Related Disorders (NORD) Program. Siev completed a post-doctoral fellowship and pre-doctoral internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School, following…


Research Spotlight: College of Dental Medicine Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Enhance Dental Care and Access for People with Autism

Dentists and other health care providers who treat patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) require special training to understand the skills and techniques needed to care for this growing population. Romer Ocanto, D.D.S., M.S., CAGS, chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Dental…


NSU Researcher Spotlight: A Cross-Institutional Study of Multilingual Writers

Shanti Bruce, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of the Department of Writing & Communications in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences,  is principal investigator of the study titled “The Language Repertoires of First-Year Writers: A Cross-Institutional Study of Multilingual Writers.” Funded by a Conference on College Composition and…


NSU Research Spotlight: Exploring the Feasibility of Using Non-Invasive Route for Treatment of Organophosphates Toxicity

The use of organophosphates worldwide, as nerve agents and pesticides, was reported to cause 3 million toxicity cases per year. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, nearly 7,000 toxicity cases were recorded in the last two years in the United States due to their use as pesticides….


NSU Research Spotlight: Andrew J. Felo, Ph.D.

Andrew J. Felo, Ph.D., CFE, CMA, CFM, worked with colleagues from the University of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania State University on a research study addressing what organizations can do to increase the likelihood that mid-level managers will choose to invest in projects that improve sustainability performance, such as one to reduce…


NSU Research Spotlight: NSU Researcher Develops a New Non-Invasive Dosage Form for the Treatment of Anaphylaxis

Studies have shown that the United States has one of the highest incidences of fatal anaphylaxis in the world. For anaphylaxis treatment in community settings, epinephrine intramuscular injection using an auto-injector, e.g. EpiPen®, in the thigh is universally recommended. Despite this, many people at risk of anaphylaxis in community settings…


NSU Research Spotlight: Rachel A. “Stacey” Coulter, O.D., M.S.Ed.

Rachel A. “Stacey” Coulter, O.D., M.S.Ed., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D., associate professor in NSU’s College of Optometry is the principal investigator for a multi-year, clinical trial grant from the National Eye Institute titled “Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial – Attention and Reading Trial (CITT-ART).” As one of eight clinical centers, Coulter and the…


Page 2 of 41234