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Tag Archives: Osteopathic Medicine

NSU College of Osteopathic Alumnus Named Acting Dean in Mississippi

James M. Turner D.O., FACOFP, FACOEP, a 1988 graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM), has been named acting dean of William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He became the first NSU-COM graduate to be named dean of an osteopathic medical school. He…

College of Osteopathic Medicine to host International Geriatrics Training Institute, Starts Feb. 15

The College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (NSU-COM) Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education, and Training Center (GREAT GEC) will host the 6th Annual Interprofessional Geriatrics Training Institute on Feb. 15 and 16. Held at NSU-COM’s Lifelong Learning Institute classroom located at University Park Plaza, 3420 S. University Drive, the training institute will…

Five Honorees Receive ‘President’s Excellence in Community Service Award’ at 15th Annual Celebration of Excellence

Medical School Wins Approval for New Medical Specialty: Correctional Medicine

In January, Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine received approval for a new medical specialty—correctional medicine—that was developed at the college in collaboration with the Florida Department of Corrections. The college became the first medical school in the country to gain such recognition when the standards developed by the…

Three Medical School Faculty Members Earn Certifications

In December, three faculty members in NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine were recognized for having earned certifications in their fields. They are as follows: Paula Dilanchian, D.O., Pharm.D., assistant professor of internal medicine, earned her board certification in infectious disease. Tracy Favreau, D.O., chair of the Department of Dermatology, earned…

Free Webcast Available for Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine Conference, Jan. 26

NSU will be hosting a conference on Saturday, Jan. 26 about the upcoming opening of the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Knight Auditorium of the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus….

Medical School Administrator Honored for Exemplary Service

  Throughout his exemplary career, James T. Howell, M.D., M.P.H., assistant dean of professional relations and chair of the Department of Rural Medicine at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, has focused on improving the well-being of Palm Beach County residents, especially those living in the rural, western communities of the…

Medical School Class of 2016 Earns Warm Welcome at White Coat Ceremony

On Jul. 29, the class of 2016 from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine was officially welcomed into the osteopathic profession at the 32nd Annual White Coat Ceremony, which was held at the Signature Grand in Davie. For the more than 230 students comprising the class of 2016, the…

Medical School Receives $1.47 Million HRSA Grant

In July, Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) was awarded a five-year, $1.47 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. The training grant, which focuses on primary care and interprofessional education and practice, will enable physician assistant (P.A.) students…

Medical School Student Publishes Research Article

Ryan Moorhouse, a second-year Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine student, coauthored an article entitled, “The Role of Context in the Visual Identification of Objects.” The article was published in the June 2012 edition of Medical Data.

More than 300 of NSU’s “Dateline: Health” TV Episodes Now Available on DVD at Alvin Sherman Library

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.

Medical Students Without Borders

Nova Southeastern University is sending students on medical rotations in 28 countries throughout the world

Medical School Researcher to Present on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Mar. 19

Nancy Klimas, M.D., NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine professor and researcher, will be presenting her research on chronic fatigue syndrome and neuro-immune medicine on Monday, Mar. 19 at the NSU Health Professions Division’s Chancellor’s Dining Room. The presentation, which will take place at noon, will include a demonstration of REDCap…

Medical Student Receives Oliva Scholarship

Fourth-year Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medical student Lindsay LaCorte was a recipient of the inaugural $1,000 Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) Marcelino Oliva, Jr., D.O., Student Scholarship and Award. The accolade honors students who advance and promote the practices and principles of osteopathic medicine, showcase dedication to continuing…

NSU hosts Annual Celebration of Excellence

NSU’s Medical School Expands Medical Outreach Trips to Developing Nations

Nova Southeastern University’s medical school recently expanded its international medical outreach programs to more developing nations with medical and humanitarian aid from students. Countries such as Bangladesh, Peru, and Argentina have been added to the list of nations that already receive medical outreach from NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM)….

Med Student Named Student D.O. of the Year

Third-year NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) student Elizabeth Phung was recently selected from a competitive group of applicants to receive the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) Student D.O. of the Year Award from her peers. She joins an exceptional group of previous winners who have gone…

Faculty Symposium Creates Thought Provoking Discussions

“Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio? Are We Allowed to Have Heroes Anymore?”  was the topic for the 4th faculty symposium, hosted by President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., on Dec. 1. Speakers Stephen Russo, Ph.D. and Kenneth Johnson, D.O., led the discussion about society’s reaction to and interest in…

Longtime Medical School Vice Dean Lawrence Jacobson Passes Away

Lawrence Jacobson, D.O., who served as vice dean of the Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and had been affiliated with the college since 1995, passed away on Nov. 10 following surgery to repair a brain bleed precipitated by a serious head injury. Jacobson’s dedication to the profession as…