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NSU to Host Experts on Battered Woman Syndrome and Mental Health & the U.S. Judicial System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Psychology and the Shepard Broad College of Law will host “Pioneering Women Making History in Psychology and Law” on Thursday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center…


NSU Professor Speaks About Teen Suicide Prevention and Parenting in the Digital Age

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens in the United States. Scott Poland, Ed.D., professor at NSU’s School of Psychology, gave a presentation at the Family Resource Pavilion in east Centennial, Colorado, on September 19th. The event was…


Psychologist Offers Advice to Parents on How to Help Siblings Set Themselves Apart

According to the Huffington Post, siblings may have one of the greatest influences on the type of person we are and who we become. Roseanne  Lesack, Ph.D., BCBA-D, ABPP, director of the child psychology clinic at NSU, spoke with Today’s Parent, about how to make sure parents feel like each child…


NSU Professor Speaks About Biggest Bullying Issues Students Encounter

It is no surprise that bullying has been occurring for years among adolescents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017, 19% of high school students said they were bullied in the past year. Scott Poland, Ph.D., professor at NSU’s School of Psychology, spoke with Wallet Hub…


NSU Patel Colleges Take Shape in Clearwater

Last year, Nova Southeastern University received its largest philanthropic gift in history from Tampa-area cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrition Dr. Pallavi Patel. The commitment from the Patel Family Foundation includes a $50 million gift and an additional $150 million real estate facility investment in an upcoming…


NSU Professor Offers Advice On Children’s Questions Concerning Gun Violence

Unfortunately, school shootings are common news stories lately, making parents, teachers, and especially kids feel unsafe. According to CNN, 21 weeks into 2018, there were 23 school shootings which resulted in injury or death. Ralph Gene E. Cash, Ph.D., ABPP, professor at NSU’s School of Psychology, spoke with The Washington…


The “Toxic” Algae Issue: Social Media Ire has Law Enforcement on Alert

Florida is currently experiencing an environmental crisis in the form of algae. Red tide is killing dolphins, sea turtles, fish and more on the southwest coast and blue-green algae is blooming in the northern estuaries. This unbalance in our ecosystem has upset many throughout the state with some taking to…


Disclosing Student Mental Health Records

With students returning back to classes soon, schools across Florida have been working to implement new safety guidelines as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act. One provision requires that parents and students must disclose previous school expulsions, arrests resulting in a charge and must also report any prior…


NSU to Host “Optimizing Mental Wellness” Community Event on May 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host “Optimizing Mental Wellness” on May 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Carl DeSantis Building’s atrium on NSU’S Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, 33301 College Ave. This event is free and open to the public. It will…


Copycat Threats After Florida School Shooting

According to the New York Daily News, more than 600 copycat school shooting threats have been made across the country, just two weeks after a gunman killed 17 people and wounded over a dozen at a Florida high school last month, data shows. In recent interviews, Scott Poland Ed.D., professor,…


NSU Experts Offer Support and Guidance Following Parkland School Shooting

NSU’s College of Psychology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the Mailman Segal Center have come forward in many ways to help those impacted by the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Psychologists from the College of Psychology worked hand in hand with…


2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles

According to WalletHub, the dating scene in each city is unique. In every situation, cost and budget will play a key role in finding your soul mate. In a recent interview, WalletHub asked Rachel Needle, Psy.D., adjunct professor, part-time faculty, NSU’s College of Psychology, to share her advice on money, examine…


NSU Professor Featured in WalletHub

According to WalletHub, Halloween is a big holiday expense for many American households. In a recent interview, WalletHub asked Madhavi Menon, Ph.D., associate professor, NSU’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, to share her financial wisdom for keeping Halloween budgets in check as well as strategies for ensuring the safety of…


Mass Killings Have Wide Reach, Even For Those Who Weren’t There

After a traumatic event like the Las Vegas mass shooting, it is very common that the world around the individuals that were present will fall short. In a recent interview with the Las Vegas Sun, NSU’s College of Psychology Professor Scott Poland, Ed.D., discussed the acute effects on survivors of…


NSU Researchers Are Pioneers in Addressing Substance Abuse Via Healthy Lifestyle Choices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – For more than three decades, Linda Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP and Mark Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP have been helping people make better choices in their lives to become healthier. Their focus has been helping people reduce alcohol use, eat heathier, develop improved sleeping habits, exercise…


Nova Southeastern University Home To Trauma Clinic for Those Needing Counseling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – In the wake of the tragic events that took place at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, one of the issues that has arisen is the need for psychological counseling. And you didn’t have to be at the airport itself to be affected – others…


Nova Southeastern University Scientists Study Disease that Impacts Hundreds of Thousands of Gulf War Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – As the nation honors our veterans on November 11, we must pause to remember the long-lasting health effects soldiers experience not only from bullets or bombs, but from exposure to unexplained pesticides, radiation or other toxins during their time in the service. At…


NSU Expert Provides Tips on Dealing with Grief in the Wake of Tragic Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – As the world tries to make sense of the tragic incident that occurred in Orlando, Florida, one aspect that has to be addressed is how people process shock and grief. To help, Scott Poland, Ed.D., a professor in Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU)…


NSU Professor and Former Miami Dolphins’ Doctor Offer Free Seminar on Concussions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It seems that you cannot have a conversation about sports today without the issue of concussions or traumatic brain injury (TBI) being part of the discussion. National Football League stars Troy Aikman, Brett Favre and Steve Young; National Hockey League sensation Sidney…