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Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. H. Thomas Temple Named a Health Care Hero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce honored H. Thomas Temple, M.D., as a “Health Care Hero” at its 20th annual Health Care Heroes® Award ceremony, which was held May 9, 2017 at Jungle Island in Miami. Dr. Temple, who is senior vice president…


NSU Collaborates with South Florida Accelerator to Commercialize Technology

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, FL – The South Florida Accelerator (TSFA) and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announced plans to form new startup companies from NSU’s research and development (R&D) pipeline. “We are excited to be working with researchers and leaders at NSU’s Center for Collaborative Research (CCR),” said Christopher Malter, co-founder and…


Dr. Robert C. Speth Receives Prestigious Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award from Nova Southeastern University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – In recognition of his significant contributions to Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Robert C. Speth, Ph.D., was named the recipient of the Sixth Annual Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award. Dr. Speth is a researcher and professor of pharmaceutical sciences in NSU’s College of Pharmacy….


New “Ugly” Deep-Sea Angler Fish Named One of Top 10 Discoveries of the Past Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It’s the little fish that keeps on giving. During a research trip in the Gulf of Mexico, Tracey Sutton, Ph.D., an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, made quite the discovery. Dr. Sutton, who…


Updated: HCA East Florida Receives State Approval for a New Hospital to be Built on the Campus of Nova Southeastern University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Updated May 18, 2016: Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration submitted its final approval for HCA East Florida to relocate Plantation General Hospital to Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Davie on May 17, 2016. “This will propel us toward achieving NSU’s Vision 2020, providing the highest quality health…


NSU Professor Receives World Class Faculty Award for Global Contributions to Science and Medicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) researcher and faculty member Nancy Klimas, M.D., was named the World Class Faculty Award recipient by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance at its 2016 Mid-Year Luncheon on Thursday, May 19 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale….


Ryan Hunter-Reay and AutoNation Pledge to Help Drive Out Cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Indy 500 Champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay will suit up for his ninth Indy 500 on Sunday, May 29, but he’s got more riding on this race than ever before. Alongside AutoNation, the country’s largest automotive retailer, Hunter-Reay is pledging to spread awareness about the…


NSU Dental Program Receives Statewide Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine’s Smiles Across Miami program was named a Sapphire Awards recipient and earned a $20,000 grant for its efforts to bring quality oral health services to underserved and primarily uninsured school children in Miami-Dade County. The…


NSU’s Health Professions Division Hosts 31st Annual Bal Fantastique

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – More than 320 community leaders, philanthropists, and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) faculty, students and leadership recently joined together to celebrate the 31st Annual Bal Fantastique at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. Hosted by NSU’s Health Professions Division (HPD), guests enjoyed dinner…


NSU Optometry Researcher Wins Envision Research Proposal Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wichita, Kan. – Envision announced today that it has awarded a research prize of $10,000 to a multidisciplinary team led by Ava Bittner, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO (Dipl.) of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), to fund a one-year investigation into the preliminary efficacy of telerehabilitation, i.e., using HIPAA-secure videoconferencing…


Two Mako Sharks Tagged by NSU Researchers Spending Spring Break Off South Carolina Coast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Who knew that sharks like to hit the beach for Spring Break, too! Well, they aren’t exactly hitting the beach, but two mako sharks tagged by Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) are enjoying the waters off the South…


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 Part of National Science Foundation Grant to Study Deep-Sea Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – They are among the most unique looking animals in the oceans – deep-sea creatures. Seemingly out of the latest sci-fi movie from Hollywood, these animals rely on a trait that’s incredibly rare on land (i.e. fireflies) but very common in the oceans…


2015 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Saw Second-Largest Number of Turtle Nests in History

Sea Turtle Swimming FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Every year from March through October, something truly amazing happens: sea turtles make their way onto the beaches of South Florida to lay the eggs of the next generation. In 2015, the number of nests documented by the Broward…


NSU Receives Additional Grant for Projects Related to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – When it occurred on April 20, 2010, scientists and marine biologists knew almost immediately it was one of the worst environmental incidents in human history. Almost as soon as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was capped, researchers set about studying the immediate…


Classical Pianist Jorge Luis Prats Headlines Annual Sarcoma Research Fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – An intimate group of philanthropists, health care and community leaders and classical music enthusiasts gathered together on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at the Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery in Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library for a private performance…


Researchers Find Brain Levels of Vitamin B12 Decrease with Age and Are Prematurely Low in People with Autism and Schizophrenia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – A new study published in the online journal, Public Library of Science One (PLOS One) found that Vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly and are much lower in individuals with autism or schizophrenia, as compared to their…


Nova Southeastern Researcher Studying Potential Invasive Species in Southern Gulf of Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – In fairytales, it’s usually the damsel who is in distress. When it comes to the marine world, however, it seems it’s the damsel that can cause some distress. Damselfish are some of the most beautiful fishes in the ocean, and that’s why…