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Tag Archives: Optometry

HPD’s Chancellor Named a Power Leader in Healthcare

NSU’s Chancellor of Health Professions Division Fred Lippman, R. Ph., Ed. D., has been selected by The South Florida Business Journal as a Power Leader in Healthcare.  Selections were made by the Journal’s editorial department based on his accomplishments within the past year. As the chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s…


Representatives from College of Optometry Attend Bill Signing

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry leadership and faculty were present when Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that expands the drug-prescribing powers of optometrists. Gov. Scott signed the bill (HB 239) on April 19. The state now allows optometrists to prescribe oral medications — including pills —…


Two Optometry Students Accepted to Elite Program

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry students Jana Wegrzyn and Edgar Ekure were accepted into the 2013 Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Future Faculty Program. The Future Faculty Program is designed to address the unique and important issues that graduate students face as they embark on a career…


CDC Executive to Speak at NSU Commencement, May 19

Ursula Bauer, Ph.D, M.P.H., director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, will be the keynote speaker at a commencement ceremony at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Health Professions Division on Sunday, May 19. The ceremony, where 703 Health Professions Division (HPD)…


NSU Hosts the 2013 STUEY Awards


Optometry Students to Display Research Posters, April 10

On April 10, Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry second-year students will show the results of their Community Outreach projects in a scientific poster session from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Steele Auditorium, Terry Building of the NSU’s Health Professions Division. As part of the second-year optometry curriculum on…


The NSU Eye Care Institute Provides Community Diabetic Eye Disease Education

Nova Southeastern University hosted American Diabetes Association Alert Day on March 26 in the Carl DeSantis Building Courtyard on main campus. Janet Leasher O.D. and Nicole Patterson O.D. represented NSU’s Eye Care Institute at this event, educating the community about diabetic eye disease and reminding them to have annual comprehensive…


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…


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….


Optometry Students Give Talk on Eye Safety

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry students were invited to present at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) extension program in late February. This program is a coordinated effort to reduce the eye injuries caused by improper tree trimming techniques and safety protocol. The program…


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…


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…


Renowned Health Policy Expert to Speak at NSU Commencement

Jonathan Cohn, a senior editor at The New Republic and a nationally recognized authority on health care policy, will be the keynote speaker at a commencement ceremony at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Health Professions Division on Sunday, May 27.


Pioneer in Optometry Passes Away

Irvin Borish, O.D., often referred to as “the father of optometry,” passed away at the age of 99 in Boca Raton. Borish was born in Pennsylvania and graduated from the Northern Illinois College of Optometry in 1934. His research, passion and devotion to optometry were instrumental in developing the field…


Optometry Professor invited to Present Research

Kenneth Seger O.D., associate professor Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry and a board member of the American Academy of Optometry’s (AAO) Optometric Education section, has been invited to present a poster at the upcoming Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) annual meeting. Seger’s poster research topic is…


Optometry Professor Gives Three Lectures in China

Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry Professor Bai-chuan Jiang Ph.D. delivered three academic lectures in China last year at three different schools. At the Physics Department of Fudan University (in Shanghai) and the Ophthalmology and Optometry School of Wenzhou Medical College (in Wenzhou), he gave a two-hour lecture “How to…


Shelton Honored as Optometry Distinguished Alumni

Briana Johnson Shelton O.D., FAAO, class of  2001, was recently named the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award winner for Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry. The award was presented at NSU’s Annual Celebration of Excellence held at the Signature Grand in Davie in January. Shelton followed her work of academic…


NSU hosts Annual Celebration of Excellence


Three Optometry Faculty Attain Credential of Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry

Three faculty members at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry are among the first in the nation to attain the new credential of Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in October. They are Barry J. Frauens, O.D., Heidi Wagner, O.D., and Joseph Pizzimenti, O.D. Board certification through the American…