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Tag Archives: Osteopathic Medicine

Medical School Professor Wins Distinguished Faculty Award

Neil Natkow, D.O., clinical professor of family medicine for NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, recently received a Distinguished Faculty Award, which is presented to a clinical faculty member in recognition of his/her outstanding contributions to the college in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.


NSU Medical School Alumnus Named Florida Dental Association Legislator of the Year

Ronald Renuart, D.O., a 1990 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine and three-term Florida House of Representatives member, was presented with the 2013 Florida Dental Association Legislator of the Year Award at the Florida National DentalConvention held June 13-15 in Kissimmee, Florida. Renuart practices internal medicine…


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…


NSU Medical School Alumnus to Practice in His Hometown

    Woodwin Weeks, D.O., a 2010 graduate of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, joined the medical staff of Colquitt Regional Medical Center in his native Moultrie, Georgia in July. He plans to practice family medicine at the Kirk Clinic.


NSU and BSO ‘Armed Encounters’ Researchers Present Findings to Law Enforcement Community

Representatives from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) recently presented findings from their research on armed encounters to law enforcement officials and officers from across South Florida. Key findings from their research indicated that increased training for officers early on led to increased chances that…


Medical Student Elected to Lead National Student Group

Third-year Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) student Britani Martinez was recently elected  national president elect for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). As national president, she will chair the AMSA Board of Trustees, the organization’s highest governing body. After her graduation in May 2014, she will take…


NSU Undergraduate Student Named Top National Officer for Osteopathic Medicine Association

Jaibel Makiyil, biology major at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the National Officer of the Year by the Pre-Student Osteopathic Medicine Association (Pre-SOMA). Makiyil, who serves as president of NSU’s Pre-SOMA chapter, received the prestigious award at the Spring SOMA Convention in Washington, D.C., Mar….


Medical School Alumnus Receives Prestigious Award

Michael MacDonald, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAOCOPM, a 1990 graduate of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a board-certified and residency-trained occupational medicine physician in Melbourne Florida, was named the United States Naval Reserve Flight Surgeon of the Year for 2012. He currently serves as a captain in the Navy Reserves and…


NSU Medical School Professor Chosen Secretary/Treasurer

Edward Packer, D.O., FAAP, FACOP, chair & professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine was recently elected secretary/ treasurer for the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP).  He will also become chair of the college’s committees on finance and membership. In addition, Packer…


Health Professions Division Communications Director Wins Top Writing Award

Scott Colton, APR, director of medical communications and public relations for Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division, received a Best Feature Story or Article Award in the AACOM Communications Awards Competition held during the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Annual Meeting, which took place April 24-27 in…


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


NSU Medical School Professor Chosen AMDA Vice President

Naushira Pandya, M.D., CMD, professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was elected vice president of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) at the organization’s national meeting held March 21-24 in Washington, D.C. The AMDA focuses on excellence in patient care…


Medical School Alumnus Chosen Program Director, Reelected President

Marc G. Kaprow, D.O., FACOI, a 2001 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, recently accepted a posi­tion as medical director for the United Healthcare of Florida Community and State Long-Term Care Program, which serves to provide long-term care and nursing home diver­sion support to thousands of Medicaid…


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…


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…