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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…

Did you know? NSU Offers Free Smoking Cessation Classes

It’s never too late to quit. Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (NSU-COM) Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program through funding from the Florida Health Department, is offering evidence-based group and individual smoking cessation programs throughout Broward County. All sessions are FREE. Classes are designed to help you: Prepare…

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 Offers Low-Income Children Dental Care, April 13

Children from low-income families will receive dental services from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine on Saturday, April 13. Known as “Give Kids a Smile Day,” the event will provide several services to children between the ages of 2 and 18, including X-rays, exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants and…

University School of NSU Students Shine at 7th Annual Science Congress

University School of NSU student researchers recently presented science projects in physics, engineering, biochemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, environmental science, mathematics, and medicine and health. Please click here (http://uschool.nova.edu/aboutus/news/forms/2013-02-science-congress.pdf) to see the list of students who qualified for the Broward County Science Fair.

National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibit to be Displayed at Health Professions Division Library, Ends May 1

The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters: an exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine will be on display in the NSU Health Professions Division (HPD) Library – Central Aisle from Monday, March 25 through Wednesday, May 1. The free exhibit is…

Occupational Therapy Student Conduct Research Study

  A group of five Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) student researchers are conducting a study entitled NSU Health Care Professionals Students’ Knowledge about the Occupational Therapy Profession. The goal of the research study is to assess the knowledge of health care professional students regarding the career of Occupational Therapy…

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…

Cancer Survivor Organizes Oral Cancer Walk, Feb. 23

It was early 2002 when Uyen Nguyen discovered a lesion inside her mouth that looks like a traumatic bruise. But she didn’t follow up. “I was a busy dental student,” said Nguyen, now a 3rd-year student at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine. “My palate was extremely tender, so…

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…

Faculty Lecture to Discuss Biological Benefits of Parasites

Are parasites all that bad? The second Faculty Lecture Series talk of the semester will take a peek at the positive role parasites can play. The event is hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. “Deadly Parasites: Key Players in the Web of Life” Faculty Lecture Series |…

Five Honorees Receive ‘President’s Excellence in Community Service Award’ at 15th Annual Celebration of Excellence

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…

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…

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…

Free Webcast Available for Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine Conference, Jan. 26

NSU will be hosting a conference on Saturday, Jan. 26 about the upcoming opening of the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Knight Auditorium of the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus….

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…

Guy Harvey NSU Shark Invitational to Tee Off at PGA National Resort and Spa, Oct. 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2012 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Synonymous with several championship saltwater fishing tournaments, celebrated marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey is lending his name to a tournament hosted by Nova Southeastern University’s defending national champion men’s and women’s golf teams. The two-day Guy Harvey NSU Shark…