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Tag Archives: Hospital

HCA East Florida and Nova Southeastern University Join Forces to Create NSU’s Research and Medical Center on Nova Southeastern University’s Main Campus

HCA East Florida is filing a Certificate of Need (CON) with the Agency for Health Care Administration requesting approval to build and operate a hospital of up to 100 beds which will significantly enhance teaching and research on the main campus of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Davie, Florida.

College of Pharmacy announces Promotions and Appointments

The NSU College of Pharmacy is proud to announce: The promotion of Devada Singh-Franco, Pharm.D., to Associate Professor for the department of Pharmacy Practice. Singh-Franco has become a distinguished researcher in the field of meta-analysis, pharmacotherapy, chronic disease management, diabetes mellitus, obesity, diabetes-related complications, patient care, indigent patients, patient-reported outcomes,…

Summer Food Safety

Submitted by Marilyn Gordon EdD RD CSSD LDN Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist It cannot be emphasized enough; the importance of safe food handling and preparation during these summer months. This is the most popular time for family picnics, holiday BBQ’s, and outdoor food preparation. The…

College of Dental Medicine Mourns Loss of Associate Dean

Dominick P. DePaola, D.D.S., Ph.D., an associate academic dean at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine passed away in April. He was 70. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., DePaola received a B.S. degree from St. Francis College in 1964 and a D.D.S. degree from New York University in 1969.  Following…

Baseball Earns STUEY Award for Athletic Team of the Year

The Nova Southeastern baseball team has won the 2013 Student Life Achievement Award for the Athletic Team of the Year, as announced at the annual ceremony Tuesday. The Nova Southeastern baseball team is coming off its second appearance in the NCAA South Region Tournament. In 2013, the Sharks have carried on…

NSU College of Pharmacy Faculty Member Wins “Quality Game Ball”

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy (COP) is the only college of pharmacy in the U.S. that operates a full institutional pharmacy service at South Florida’s State Hospital (SFSH) besides a full service community pharmacy on main campus.  On a monthly basis, the Compliance and Performance Improvement  Department  of South…

Phi Delta Chi Support Individuals with Down Syndrome Via Just Dance 2013

      On February 9 at Café Iguana in Pembroke Pines, NSU’s College of Pharmacy’s (NSU COP) Beta Lambda Chapter of the Professional Pharmacy Fraternity Phi Delta Chi (PDC) participated in the Just Dance 2013 charity event.  This fun event provided information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of…

Community Resolution Services at SHSS Engages Attendees during NSU’s CommunityFest

Community Resolution Services (CRS) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) participated in NSU’s CommunityFest on Saturday, Feb. 9. CRS’ booth provided two activities for community members. One activity was focused on thanking those in the US military for their service by inviting the community to complete…

College of Osteopathic Medicine to host International Geriatrics Training Institute, Starts Feb. 15

The College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (NSU-COM) Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education, and Training Center (GREAT GEC) will host the 6th Annual Interprofessional Geriatrics Training Institute on Feb. 15 and 16. Held at NSU-COM’s Lifelong Learning Institute classroom located at University Park Plaza, 3420 S. University Drive, the training institute will…

Dental School Receives $50,000 Grant to Aid Special-Needs Dental Patients

The College of Dental Medicine recently received a $50,000 grant from the Health Foundation of South Florida to hire an additional staff member to help with patients with special needs. The grant will pay for a full-time employee called “dental patient navigator,” who will assist dental patients at the NSU…

Physician Assistant Students at NSU’s Orlando SEC ALL pass their Board Exams

All 58 of NSU’s Class of 2012 Physician Assistant (PA) students passed their Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE). The national average for pass rates for all PA programs is 93 percent for this iteration of the exam, which is commonly referred to as the “PA Boards.” “All of our…

Medical School Administrator Honored for Exemplary Service

  Throughout his exemplary career, James T. Howell, M.D., M.P.H., assistant dean of professional relations and chair of the Department of Rural Medicine at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, has focused on improving the well-being of Palm Beach County residents, especially those living in the rural, western communities of the…

SHSS Student Publishes Article in Journal of Healthcare, Science and Humanities

Andrew A. Ovienloba, M.A., a doctoral student in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), had an article published in the Spring volume of the Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities. The journal is published by Navy Medicine…

NSU and Larkin Community Hospital receive approval for new Medical Residency Training Programs

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Larkin Community Hospital (LCH) recently announced approval from the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Program and Trainee Review Committee to start several new osteopathic medical residency training programs. The AOA granted the hospital approval to train medical residents in radiology, physical medicine,…