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Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ honored by Florida Blue for improving health care system

By Lilyvania Mikulski FIU’s Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ (GFF NeighborhoodHelp) initiative recently won Florida Blue Foundation’s 2014 Sapphire Award for best program along …read more Source: FIU News     ...
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School Board Members Thank Our Teachers

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and School Board members used #ThankATeacher hashtag and joined thousands on Twitter @browardschools to show their support and appreciation for Broward County Public Schools teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-10, 2014 …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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NSU Alumni Spotlight: Gail J. Allen, D.B.A.

By wlchrist Gale J. Allen, D.B.A Gail L. Allen, D. B. A (’02), is deputy chief scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where she serves as adviser to the NASA administrator, provides oversight in the areas of life and microgravity science research, and interfaces with Congress and the Office of the President on science matters. Allen began her NASA career at the Kennedy Space Center as chief of the Materials and Chemistry Branch, where she led the effort in developing ozone-depleting alternatives for precision cleaning of flight and ground hardware. She has also served NASA as the associate director of Technology Programs and Commercialization. At NASA headquarters, Allen managed the Bioastronautics (human research and life support) Research Program, served as deputy for the Human Systems Research and Technology Program in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, and was director of Strategic Integration and Management for Exploration Systems. She currently serves as secretary for the Board of Directors for the Zonta Club of Fairfax County and is a member of Brenau University’s Board of Trustees. In 2013, Allen was named Zonta Volunteer of the Year and inducted into the Brenau Hall of Fame. She has also received a NASA Space Act Award for …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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NSU Faculty Member’s Research on Yawning Gains Global Attention

By fhenders Omar Tonsi Eldakar, Ph.D., assistant professor in NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, and colleagues from the University of Vienna, and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta are generating headlines around the globe. Their research has found that yawning, has a cooling effect on the brain, preventing it from getting overheated, which can diminish alertness. Visit the links below to read a sampling of articles: Huffington Post – What happens to the body when you yawn and why do we yawn? Science World Report – Yawning Helps Keep the Brain Cool: Study …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Three Nova Southeastern University Researchers Receive Patents

By jkatzman FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Three Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) professors from three different colleges recently secured patents for their innovations. “The idea of a university is to further innovation, promote scholarship and ultimately benefit humanity,” said NSU President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. “Professors Rathinavelu, Thompson, and Harbaugh have developed new solutions to benefit the global community in their respective fields of pharmaceutical research, dentistry, and law, and I am proud to recognize them for their achievements.” Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D. Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D., associate dean for institutional planning and development at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, and executive director of NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, received a Japanese patent for developing a novel cancer treatment. The small organic molecule called “JFD” that he and his team discovered is anti-angiogenic, meaning it “starves” tumors and other cancer cells by preventing blood flow that supplies the tumors with oxygen and nutrients that would otherwise help them to grow and survive. This molecule is less expensive to manufacture, stable in storage, expected to be less toxic, and is more effective against solid tumors. It is specifically designed to battle breast, ovarian, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers. <a target=_blank href="http://nsunews.nova.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Dr.-Jeffrey-Thompson.jpg" rel="lightbox" title="Three Nova Southeastern University Researchers Receive …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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NSU Research Spotlight: Substance Abuse

By wlchrist Steven P. Kurtz, Ph.D., and Hilary L. Surratt, Ph.D., NSU’s Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities Steven P. Kurtz, Ph.D., and Hilary L. Surratt, Ph.D., co-directors of NSU’s Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities, and professors at NSU’s Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health & Justice, are currently conducting four large research projects involving prescription drug abuse and diversion. Some of their studies involve law enforcement and high-risk populations, such as HIV patients and young adults. Please click here to find out more information on NSU’s Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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#FAU Owls Racing will unveil their 2014 formula race car this Saturday at 10 a.m...

By Florida Atlantic University #FAU Owls Racing will unveil their 2014 formula race car this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Engineering East building! Then this automotive speedster is off to the races to compete in the 2014 Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competition in Michigan from May 14-17! clubs.eng.fau.edu/owlsracing …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Nova Southeastern University to Host Pan America (RASG-PA) Aviation Safety Seminar

By jkatzman FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Everyone agrees that today’s air travel is far safer than it was just a generation or two ago. But it’s a never-ending process to keep increasing the level of safety for airline passengers. To that end, Nova Southeastern University’s Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health and Justice, as part of its Human Factors in Aviation program, will be hosing the 2014 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional Aviation Safety Group – Pan America (RASG-PA) Aviation Safety Seminar. The seminar is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 22 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at NSU’s Carl DeSantis Building, Knight Lecture Hall Auditorium, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. The seminar is free and registration is open to States/Territories, international organizations and industry personnel. Space is limited and seats will be reserved on a first-come, first serve basis. Interested parties should R.S.V.P. online (http://nova.edu/humanservices/aviationseries). For additional information, call (954) 262-7001 or email aviation@nova.edu. NSU, along with the International Civil Aviation Organization, will be welcoming aviation professionals of all levels to participate in the second RASG-PA Aviation Safety Seminar 2014. The event will focus on the development and implementation of …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Broward Virtual School Named Middle School National Finalist

Congratulations to Broward Virtual School (BVS) on recently being named Middle School National Finalist of the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. The BVS middle school team, Forces of Nature, led by eighth-grader Anais Lozada and seventh-grader Sylvana Galvis, with Team Teacher/Mentor Christopher Gates, is one of the 50 highest scoring teams in the nation in the competition. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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