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NSU College of Dental Medicine Dean Named Fellow by National Science Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Linda Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., dean and professor of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, was recently named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She was elected to receive this honor by her AAAS…


NSU CDM Professors Make their Mark in Chicago Marathon

On October 8, Carmen Bonilla, DDS, Assistant Professor Department of Endodontics and Joel Slingbaum, D.M.D, Assistant Professor and Director of Informational and Instructional Technology and Continuing Education participated in the 40th running of the Chicago Marathon.    


Romer Ocanto, Chair of the CDM’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Honored at International Conference

Romer Ocanto, D.D.S., M.S., CAGS, chair of the CDM’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry, was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for the best poster at the International Conference on Dentistry and Oral Health held in September in Valencia, Spain. Ocanto also received $500 Euros toward expenses at the 2018 meeting…


12 College of Dental Medicine Students Inducted Into Dental Honor Society

One of the highest honors an NSU College of Dental Medicine (CDM) student can achieve is induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Chi Psi chapter—the national dental honor society. This year, OKU inducted 12 CDM students and two faculty members. The group meets annually for the induction ceremony, which…


Dean Featured in Televised Health Segment

Linda C. Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., the College’s Dean, discussed the existence of a “cavity gene” in a televised Health Beat news item that aired on multiple NBC affiliates around the United States. In the segment, Niessen said she is increasingly convinced there is a cavity gene. “Dental research is showing…


NSU’s College of Dental Medicine Welcomes Class of 2021

On August 6, 125 students and 8 International Graduates participated in the College of Dental Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony. Welcome to the beginning of the rest of your dental career! To read more, click here


NSU College of Dental Medicine Dean Among Nation’s 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals, recently named Linda Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., dean of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine, No. 22 on a list of the 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry in the nation….


Realizing Potential: Every Day is a Gift

Linda Niessen was recruited to Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) as Dean of the College of Dental Medicine in October of 2013 while working as the Chief Clinical Officer for a dental manufacturing company in York, Pennsylvania. She had spent 10 years prior as a professor at Baylor College of Dentistry…


Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber Honors NSU’s Fred Lippman, Ed.D.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce honored Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Health Professions Division, with its Meritorious Service Award at the annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards Luncheon™. Lippman accepted the honor at the Chamber’s Perspectives in Florida’s Healthcare™ event on November 17, 2016…


Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber Honors NSU’s Dr. Fred Lippman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce honored Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Health Professions Division, with its Meritorious Service Award at the annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards Luncheon™. Dr. Lippman accepted the honor at the Chamber’s Perspectives…


Halmos College Undergraduate Students and Faculty Publish Study in BMC Microbiology

NSU students and faculty members have published an article in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Microbiology about new research that may contribute to the control of mosquitos and the eradication of mosquito-borne illnesses. The article, “Glycoside Hydrolases Family 20 (GH20) Represent Putative Virulence Factors That are Shared by Animal Pathogenic Oomycetes…


Realizing Potential: NSU Faculty and Staff among Donors Honored at 6th Annual Fellows Society Celebration

Each year, NSU hosts the Fellows Society Celebration to honor and thank NSU donors who have given $50,000 or more to the university.  NSU Fellows Society members are NSU’s highest level of philanthropic benefactors. During this year’s event, NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., and Fellows Society Chair Alan B….


NSU hosts 15th Annual Faculty Reception

The NSU Libraries recently hosted its 15th Annual Faculty Reception to show appreciation to the faculty for their contributions to NSU. Lydia Acosta, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, kicked-off the event which helps faculty from across all colleges to get to know each other. This year’s event…


NSU Prosthodontist Claims National Award

Thomas J. Balshi, D.D.S., founder of Fort Washington’s Pi Dental Center and associate professor/implant prosthodontics at NSU College of Dental Medicine, recently received his profession’s highest award from the American College of Prosthodontists in San Diego. The Dan Gordon Award is presented annually to an individual who “contributes at the…


College of Dental Medicine Professor Recognized for Leadership in Women in Prosthodontics

Sharon C. Siegel, D.D.S., professor at NSU’s College of Dental Medicine, is featured in a new book commemorating the pioneer and leadership roles of women in prosthodontics. Prosthodontists are specialists who focus on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and oral/facial structures with natural, esthetic, and functional replacements. The…


Realizing Potential: Faculty Helping Faculty

Robert A. Uchin, D.D.S. is not only former dean of NSU’s College of Dental Medicine and current faculty member in the Department of Endodontics, he is also one of the college’s most ardent philanthropic supporters.  Dr. Uchin and his wife Marlene recently made a generous gift to establish the Dr….


Nova Southeastern University to Host Annual “A Day for Children” Health Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will once again welcome families to its annual “A Day for Children” health fair, scheduled for this fall.  Children ages 17 years and younger (including infants and toddlers), along with their families, are invited to attend this year’s…


NSU to host Annual A Day for Children Health Fair, Sept. 18

NSU will once again welcome families to its annual “A Day for Children” health fair, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18.  Children ages 17 years and younger (including infants and toddlers), along with their families, are invited to attend this year’s event, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on…


Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

Source: Center for Disease Control When power outages occur after severe weather (such as winter storms, hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. Every year, at least 430 people die in…


Realizing Potential: Delta Dental Insurance Company awards grants to four outstanding NSU dental school students

Delta Dental Insurance Company has awarded each of four Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine recent graduates a $2,500 grant. This year’s recipients are Ashleigh Weyh, Kelly Cundy, John Aylmer, and Alexander Verga. The 2016 F. Gene Dixon Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating dental students who demonstrate outstanding leadership…