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Tag Archives: Dental News

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…


Realizing Potential – Lead Donor Awards $450,000 to Mailman Segal Center

Don Taft was a retired senior executive whose passion became enriching the lives and improving the confidence and self-image of hundreds of children and adults in our community who have intellectual disabilities. Prior to passing away in 2011, Taft joined H. Wayne Huizenga as one of two lead donors to…


Private Concert Benefits Nova Southeastern University’s Sarcoma Research Fund

An intimate group of philanthropists, health care and community leaders and music lovers recently gathered at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale for a private performance by renowned pianist Kemal Gekic. The fundraiser was held in collaboration with The International Piano Festival in Miami and the American Cancer Society to…


Renowned Pianist Kemal Gekic Headlines Sarcoma Research Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – An intimate group of philanthropists, health care and community leaders and music lovers recently gathered at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale for a private performance by renowned pianist Kemal Gekic. The fundraiser was held in collaboration with The International Piano Festival in…


Realizing Potential: Campaign Priorities by NSU College/Center

Campaign priorities are designed to spark conversation so together, we can formulate plans with donors to realize tremendous potential. Our campaign is also university-wide. That is why every NSU college and center has developed its own case statement insert. But all college/center-level priorities roll up into one of NSU’s three…


NSU Hosts Welcome Reception for New Dean

NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., recently hosted a welcome reception for Johannes W. Vieweg, M.D., founding dean of NSU’s College of Allopathic Medicine, at Grande Oaks Golf Club. Vieweg joined NSU from the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, where he served as the Wayne and Marti Huizenga…


NSU Dental Program Receives Statewide Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine’s Smiles Across Miami program was named a Sapphire Awards recipient and earned a $20,000 grant for its efforts to bring quality oral health services to underserved and primarily uninsured school children in Miami-Dade County. The…