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Tag Archives: Medical

NSU to Host Hemispheric Drug Strategy Conference, Ends May 3

NSU will host an international conference, May 1-3, to discuss drug strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The conference will be held in the Presidential Boardroom of NSU’s Horovitz Administrative Building on the main campus. The university is hosting this conference as part of a strategic partnership between NSU’s…


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…


NSU Law Students Win National Health Law Transaction Competition

A team of Nova Southeastern University third-year law students, Matthew Horton, A. Shawn Murray, and Jennifer Palacio, placed first as the overall champion at The L. Edward Bryant, Jr., National Health Law Transactional Competition at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. The team also won Best Oral Presentation and…


Teen Cancer Survivor Hosts “For Hair’s Sake” Benefit at NSU to Collect Ponytails, April 7

Most 16-year-olds have enough worries from getting their driver’s license, to passing their next exam, to making plans with that special someone. But when NSU junior Lesly Viera was 16, she had a different kind of concern – she was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors discovered a lymphoma located between her…


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…


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…


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…


NSU Occupational Therapy Students Simulate Physical Disabilities on the Golf Course


NSU Pediatrician’s Chapter Win National Award

Deborah A. Mulligan, M.D., director of NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy, and her colleagues who are members of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), recently won an outstanding award. The Florida Chapter received the AAP Outstanding Chapter Award for the Very Large Category (1,001+ Fellows). It…


NSU College of Optometry Alumni Named Young Optometrist of the South

Jennifer Smith Zolman, OD, FCOVD, was named the recipient of the prestigious 2013 South Eastern Congress of Optometry Young Optometrist of the South award. This SECO award recognizes an optometrist in practice for less than 10 years, but who has already made a significant impact in the field of optometry….


Faculty Lecture to Discuss Life After Death for Cells, April 4

      What can happen to cells even after a person has died? Find out on Apr. 4 during a Faculty Lecture Series talk, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.     “Cellular Life Beyond an Individual’s Death” Faculty Lecture Series | Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., associate…


Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Hosts Regional Writing Center Conference

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences welcomed more than 250 members of the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) to NSU for the organization’s 2013 conference, held on main campus during Feb. 21–23. Attendees represented 85 institutions across 15 states, from Florida to Arizona. Co-chairs Kevin Dvorak, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator…


NSU Medical Professor Chosen for Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013

Apple recently chose Robert Hasty, D.O., FACOI, vice chair & associate professor of internal medicine  Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, to be an Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2013. The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognized K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a…


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…


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…


Support Students Traveling to Ecuador for Medical Mobile Clinic – Donations Needed!

Fifteen undergrads will be spending their Spring Break serving an underprivileged community in Esmeraldas, Ecuador through a mobile clinic provided by MedLife. They are members of the Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), and include: Nancy Sarmiento (President, and organizer of this trip), Noemi Bermudez, Omar Garcia, Toni-Kaye McDougall, Biana…