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Dr. Goar Alvarez Featured on Univion 23”s Public Affairs Show

A couple of weeks ago, Governor Rick Scott approved the use of medical marijuana, but profit speculation is still ongoing. In a recent interview with Univision Channel 23’s public affairs show Goar Alvarez, Pharm.D., C.Ph., FASCP, assistant dean of NSU’s College of Pharmacy discussed the new Florida legislation on medical…

NSU’s College of Pharmacy Opens ICUBAcares Center

As anyone who has started a new medicine recently will tell you, taking the drug properly, dealing with potential side effects and drug interactions as well as getting insurance approval can be overwhelming.  Imagine how challenging it would be if you’re fighting cancer or even simply caring for a sick…

NSU College of Pharmacy Hosts Visiting Professor from Slovakia

Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy (NSU COP) has the unique opportunity to partner with the Erasmus Programme, an international program that promotes the exchange of students and faculty members from colleges and universities within the European Union. The College of Pharmacy welcomed Magdaléna Kuželová, Ph.D., from Comenius University in…

NSU Pharmacy Instructor Surprised by Students on “Steve Harvey”

Tune-in to “Steve Harvey” on Friday, February 19 as Steve welcomes four students from Nova Southeastern University who surprised their professor with a huge “thank you” on the “Steve Harvey” stage! In the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area, “Steve Harvey” airs on NBC 6 South Florida (WTVJ), weekdays at 3:00 p.m. Check…

NSU Experts from Oceanographic Center & College of Pharmacy Featured in Shark Encounter Stories

As the result of a recent encounter with a shark by a woman in the Intracoastal Waterway, several media outlets were looking for experts to talk about the incident. Given the Subject Matter Experts who call NSU home, the media were quick to contact us for help with their stories….

NSU College of Pharmacy Assistant Dean Appointed to Florida Board of Pharmacy

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Goar Alvarez, Pharm.D., C.Ph., FASCP, assistant dean of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Pharmacy, was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Board of Pharmacy. His term began on May 23, 2014 and ends on Oct. 31, 2017. “I am honored and excited…

NSU Pharmaceutical Researcher Receives Japanese Patent for Developing New Cancer Treatment

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D., associate dean for institutional planning and development at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Pharmacy, and executive director of NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, received a Japanese patent for developing a novel cancer treatment. The small organic molecule called “JFD” that he…

College of Pharmacy Presents at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Conference

A research team from the NSU College of Pharmacy led by Assistant Professor Mutasem Rawas-Qalaji, B.Pharm., Ph.D., recently presented four posters during the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. AAPS is the largest association for pharmaceutical scientists worldwide and this conference is well attended…

NSU Students Participate in Day of Dignity Event

NSU College of Pharmacy students and faculty members of the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) recently participated in the Day of Dignity event at Delevoe Park in Fort Lauderdale. Day of Dignity is an event that takes place in several cities throughout…

Associate Professor Appointed to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Pediatric Specialty Council

Sandra Benavides Caballero, Pharm.D., associate professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pharmacy Practice, at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, has been appointed to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Pediatric Specialty Council.  The Board of Pharmacy Specialties establishes a Specialty Council for each recognized pharmacy practice specialty.  Members of the Council recommend…


More and more people are downloading applications or ‘apps’ to their cell phones to help manage their health, and in less than five years it is predicted that 50 percent of smartphone owners will have downloaded mobile health apps.

These developments have not gone unnoticed by Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Research Fellow Zaher Hajar, PharmD. Recently, Hajar, who is based at the College of Pharmacy (COP) Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research, assembled a team of clinicians and coders in response to an international app challenge by Microsoft and Health 2.0.

NSU College of Pharmacy Student “Future Pharmacist of the Year Finalist”

  NSU student Hoda Masmouei, Pharm.D., candidate at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, has been selected as a “Future Pharmacist of the Year Finalist” by Pharmacy Times. To read this article, please visit:  

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…

Pharmacy Students Featured in American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Publication

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy (COP) Clinical Assistant Professor Jaime Riskin, Pharm.D., BCPS; and Antonia Zapantis, MS, PharmD, BCPS, COP associate professor, as well as COP alumni Osmel Delgado, Pharm.D, BCPS; Martha Espinoza-Friedman, Pharm.D., BCPS; and Lori Milicevic, Pharm.D., BCNP were featured for the Pharmacy Practice Model Change implemented…

NSU Hosts Diabetes Alert Day

On March 27, Nova Southeastern University’s College of Health Care Sciences, in partnership with NSU’s College of Pharmacy and College of Optometry, the American Diabetes Association, and the NSU Health Care Clinics, hosted  Diabetes Alert Day at NSU.  Students, faculty, staff, and local community members received educational materials about diabetes…

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…

Taking a Bite at the Shark Bite

Researchers from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) are conducting a unique scientific study of bacteria found in the mouths of sharks to develop better medical treatment methods for shark bites victims.

NSU’s College of Pharmacy Findings:Bystanders should help victims of accidental overdoses

Don’t Ignore The Snore  – The Good Samaritan Act Enacted as a Result of NSU Research PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL — In the first six months of 2011 alone, more than 4,000 Floridians suffered from a drug-related death.  But effective today, this sobering dose of reality may have a new…

NSU College of Pharmacy Celebrates 25th Anniversary on Nov. 3

The 7 p.m. celebration titled “History of NSU’s College of Pharmacy: Pioneering into the future” will be held at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, located at the university’s main Davie campus. The featured speakers include NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D.; Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., Chancellor of NSU’s Health Professions Division; and Andrés Malavé, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s College of Pharmacy.

U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps Promotes NSU College of Pharmacy Alumnus to Commander

Christopher G. Lynch, Pharm.D., M.Ed., College of Pharmacy alumnus, class of 1997, was officially promoted to Commander by Rear Admiral, Bob Kiser, inaugural commandant for the Military’s Medical Education & Training Campus (METC), on Oct. 7 at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.  Lynch’s promotion by the U.S. Navy to the rank…