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Tag Archives: medical school

Medical School Professor Wins Distinguished Faculty Award

Neil Natkow, D.O., clinical professor of family medicine for NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, recently received a Distinguished Faculty Award, which is presented to a clinical faculty member in recognition of his/her outstanding contributions to the college in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.


NSU Medical School Alumnus Named Florida Dental Association Legislator of the Year

Ronald Renuart, D.O., a 1990 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine and three-term Florida House of Representatives member, was presented with the 2013 Florida Dental Association Legislator of the Year Award at the Florida National DentalConvention held June 13-15 in Kissimmee, Florida. Renuart practices internal medicine…


NSU Medical School Alumnus to Practice in His Hometown

    Woodwin Weeks, D.O., a 2010 graduate of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, joined the medical staff of Colquitt Regional Medical Center in his native Moultrie, Georgia in July. He plans to practice family medicine at the Kirk Clinic.


NSU Alumna Accepted into Prestigious Teach for America Program

As an undergraduate biology major at NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, Nancy Sarmiento spent time in the local community showcasing science to young minds. Now, as an NSU alumna, Sarmiento will teach biology to secondary-school students in Baltimore, Maryland through the Teach for America program. Over the next…


Medical School Alumnus Receives Prestigious Award

Michael MacDonald, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAOCOPM, a 1990 graduate of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a board-certified and residency-trained occupational medicine physician in Melbourne Florida, was named the United States Naval Reserve Flight Surgeon of the Year for 2012. He currently serves as a captain in the Navy Reserves and…


NSU Medical School Professor Chosen Secretary/Treasurer

Edward Packer, D.O., FAAP, FACOP, chair & professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine was recently elected secretary/ treasurer for the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP).  He will also become chair of the college’s committees on finance and membership. In addition, Packer…


Health Professions Division Communications Director Wins Top Writing Award

Scott Colton, APR, director of medical communications and public relations for Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division, received a Best Feature Story or Article Award in the AACOM Communications Awards Competition held during the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Annual Meeting, which took place April 24-27 in…


President Hanbury Pens Sun Sentinel Opinion Piece on ‘Needs of Returning Veterans’

The following opinion editorial appeared in the Tuesday, April 9 edition of the Sun Sentinel’s editorial section.   George Hanbury: Needs of returning veterans a big priority at Nova By George Hanbury Unemployment, homelessness, and mental health issues face many of our returning veterans because of their sacrifices and service….


NSU Medical School Professor Chosen AMDA Vice President

Naushira Pandya, M.D., CMD, professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was elected vice president of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) at the organization’s national meeting held March 21-24 in Washington, D.C. The AMDA focuses on excellence in patient care…


Medical School Alumnus Chosen Program Director, Reelected President

Marc G. Kaprow, D.O., FACOI, a 2001 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, recently accepted a posi­tion as medical director for the United Healthcare of Florida Community and State Long-Term Care Program, which serves to provide long-term care and nursing home diver­sion support to thousands of Medicaid…


Designations Bring Unique Status to NSU Medical School Alumnus

William H. Stager, D.O., M.S., M.P.H., FAAFP, FAA­MA, FAAO, FACOFP, a 1989 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, recently received his Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP) fellow­ship designation, making him the only physician to have the following four fellow designa­tions: Fellow of the…


Medical School Alumnus Wins Oncology Award

Jason Zell, D.O., M.P.H., a 2001 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was among 12 physicians from across the country who recently received a Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute. The award recognizes exceptional cancer investigators for their contributions to the advance­ment…


Farquhar Student Researchers Win Second Place in Poster Contest

Catalina Breton, Eduardo Carrera, and Andrea Linares, undergraduate biology majors from NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, presented a poster titled, “The Importance of Neurolysin in the Renin-Angiotensin System of the Mouse Brain” at the 8th Annual National Meeting of the Latino Medical Students Association, recently held at Miami-Dade…


College of Medical School Alumna Celebrates a First with Appointment to Board

Dana Block-Abraham, D.O., a 2007 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was appointed to a two-year term on the Ameri­can Medical Political Action Committee Board of Direc­tors, becoming the first D.O. ever to be appointed to this prestigious board. Block-Abraham, who is currently pursuing a maternal-fetal medicine fel­lowship…


Medical School Professor Elected President of National Organization

  Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D., clinical professor of public health for Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) and executive director of NSU’s Health Professions Division research, has been elected president of the Association for the Behavioral Sciences in Medical Education (ABSAME) — a national association of interdisciplinary educators focused…


NSU College of Osteopathic Alumnus Named Acting Dean in Mississippi

James M. Turner D.O., FACOFP, FACOEP, a 1988 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM), has been named acting dean of William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He became the first NSU-COM graduate to be named dean of an osteopathic medical school. He…


Medical School Professor Wins National Appointment

Robert Hasty, D.O., FACOI, associate professor of internal medicine and program director of the College of Osteopathic Medicine/Palmetto General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, was recently appointed as a national faculty leader and committee chair for advanced items by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Advanced items are multimedia items…


Medical School Wins Approval for New Medical Specialty: Correctional Medicine

In January, Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine received approval for a new medical specialty—correctional medicine—that was developed at the college in collaboration with the Florida Department of Corrections. The college became the first medical school in the country to gain such recognition when the standards developed by the…


Three Medical School Faculty Members Earn Certifications

In December, three faculty members in NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine were recognized for having earned certifications in their fields. They are as follows: Paula Dilanchian, D.O., Pharm.D., assistant professor of internal medicine, earned her board certification in infectious disease. Tracy Favreau, D.O., chair of the Department of Dermatology, earned…


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…