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NSU Researchers Secure $2.75 Million from NIH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Health literacy is a critically important ability that allows people to become active participants in their health care. Yet, one in three Americans have little to no health literacy skills (National Center for Educations Statistics). Further, 24 percent of Blacks (9.5 million), 41…


Nova Southeastern University Researcher Receives a Nearly $2 Million Grant to Investigate Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

National Institutes of Health Award will Fund Study of the Disease in Men FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.- We’ve all heard the phrase “men are from Mars, women are from Venus.” One team of researchers at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine is taking a further look into the differences…


NSU Dental Professor Receives U.S. Patent for Developing New Bonding Technology

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Over the past several years, dentists have shifted from metal to ceramic materials like zirconia for crowns, implants and other devices due to enhanced esthetics and biocompatibility. One downside of zirconia is that it does not bond well with other synthetic or natural substances due to…


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…


SHSS Alum Named Associate Ombudsman for the American Red Cross

Robert Hosea, Ph.D., a graduate of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) program in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has been named an Associate Ombudsman for the American Red Cross in Washington, DC. Hosea previously interned for the Office of the Ombudsman at the…


NSU Speaker’s Forum Hosted by Dr. Larry A. Calderon, Mar. 2

Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., professor and director of the Biosciences Research Center at NSU’s College of Dental Medicine, will be the featured speaker at NSU’s Speaker’s Forum on Friday, Mar. 2. His presentation is titled: “Zirconia: It’s not just a cheap substitute for a diamond engagement ring!” Thompson joined NSU’s dental…


NSU Receives $1.35 Million Federal Grant to Improve Patients’ Health Literacy, Helping Them Receive Better Care

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) medical school, the College of Osteopathic Medicine, recently received a $1.35-million federal grant to create innovative methods to evaluate patients’ health literacy.


CPS Visiting Professor to Collaborate with HPD Professor on NIH Grant

Amarilis Acevedo, Ph.D., visiting professor at the Center for Psychological Studies, will serve as Co- Principal Investigator on a National Institutes of Health grant awarded to NSU’s Health Profession Division’s Ray Ownby, M.D., Ph.D., to work on Computer-Administered Health Literacy Measure.


NSU receives $1.6 million grant to train oil rig workers to prepare for spills

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) recently received a $1.6 million federal grant to help train oil industry workers and others in related industries to better prepare for and respond to oil spills and hazardous materials events.