Welcome from the Dean

Dean Deziel, NSU College of Pharmacy
Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
COP Dean

The NSU College of Pharmacy (COP) is a vibrant, dynamic place – ever changing, constantly growing and always working toward providing new opportunities for our students, alumni, and community friends. Our website is designed to introduce you to the college and keep you up to date on our activities. In addition, you will find admissions and curriculum information; highlights; faculty, alumni, and student profiles; and information on student organizations and events. We hope you will find the information useful and engaging and that you enjoy the exciting environment that is NSU’s COP.

The College of Pharmacy offers a challenging professional program of study in pharmacy through the Pharm.D. degree designed to meet the needs of current and future patient-centered care. Presented by highly talented and diverse faculty using innovative teaching modalities and technologies, our graduates are prepared to be medication therapy managers and positioned for leadership positions within the health care environment. We also provide opportunities for students who want more than the traditional curriculum, including a dual Pharm.D./MBA degree option, opportunities to work with faculty research projects, advanced-standing program for international pharmacists, and international study programs.

NSU COP also offers a quality Ph.D. program - one that attracts students from all over the world. With multiple tracks to choose from in pharmaceutical sciences and socio-behavioral and administrative pharmacy, our Ph.D. students are engaged in meaningful research with our talented faculty.  The Ph.D. degree prepares its graduates for positions within academia and industry by providing quality classroom and research experiences.

Benefitting from the location and diversity of South Florida, NSU’s COP offers our students an environment that cannot be matched elsewhere. Thank you for visiting our website; we encourage you to become engaged with our college. Please refer to the “contact us" link if you would like additional information.

Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D.,Ph.D.
Dean, NSU College of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacy Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

25 Anniversary
Since its inception in 1987, the College of Pharmacy has been a leader in pharmacy education and research throughout the United States.

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COP Research Fellow Wins International Microsoft Health App Challenge
Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm. D.
Zaher Hajar, Pharm.D.
Research Fellow,
College of Pharmacy

Research Fellow Zaher Hajar, PharmD. Recently, Dr. Hajar, who is at the College of Pharmacy (COP) Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research, assembled a team of clinicians and coders in response to an international app challenge by Microsoft and Health 2.0. The “Re-imagining Consumer Health With Windows 8 And Healthvault Challenge” called upon innovators to design a ”next generation health management app”. Dr. Hajar and the team, comprised of NSU COP faculty Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD and evangelists from Techmind, created an app named Health eConnect and submitted their entry. Following deliberation by a panel of judges from Microsoft, it was recently announced on Health 2.0 News that NSU’s Health eConnect app was crowned the winner of the app challenge. As the first place winner, the team is awarded $10,000, a Microsoft Surface Pro, and inclusion as one of Microsoft preferred Window 8 partners. Submission of the Health eConnect app to the Windows Store under terms of the challenge also grants a waiver of the standard Go-Live fee ($20,000) in addition to other benefits tied to HealthVault fees.

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NSU’s Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research Designated as World’s First WHO Collaborating Center in Consumer Health Informatics
Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm. D.
Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm. D.,
Director, Center for Consumer
Health Informatics Research,
Associate Professor, College
of Pharmacy

The Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research (CCHIR) at Nova Southeastern University has been designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the first WHO Collaborating Center in the world focused on consumer health informatics. Globally, there are less than a dozen informatics centers that have received this designation. The CCHIR (pronounced see-ker, as in seeking knowledge and answers) is part of the Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
This designation of the CCHIR reflects its established record of innovation and expertise as well as a history of jointly planned efforts with the WHO. The designation was made, in part, to tap into the expertise at the CCHIR for its contributions to the development of a consumer health informatics research agenda with the WHO.
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The shark research led by Dr. Nathan Unger (featured by CNN)
 
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COP Faculty Member Dr. Jose A. Rey Featured on Pharmacy Today
Jose A. Rey, MS, PharmD, BCCP

If the anthrax attacks of 2001 had been as bad as many feared, the country would have needed not only a public response to the lethal bacteria, but also to the potentially dangerous adverse effects of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin.
"If we were all on [ciprofloxacin], maybe one in 100 would have pretty bad anxiety - on top of the anxiety that an anthrax attack would cause," explained Jose A. Rey, MS, PharmD, BCCP. "People have had seizures on this antibiotic, and it can make you anxious, agitated, and aggressive." More >>


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"Pediatric Pharmacotherapy" book authored by Dr. Sandra Benavides.
Book cover

Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D., and 
Milap C. Nahata, Pharm.D, FCCP, Lead Editors

Pediatric Pharmacotherapy focuses on the unique therapeutic needs of neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Patients in these age groups offer challenges distinct from those of adult patients. Drugs behave differently in this population—medications may not be absorbed, distributed, metabolized, or eliminated in the same manner as in adults, causing increased or decreased efficacy or safety. For a long time, pharmacotherapy educators have been without a source for concise pediatric-specific pharmacotherapy information. More >>

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"Get the Residency" book authored by Dr. Joshua Caballero, Dr. K. Clauson, and Dr.S. Benavides
Book cover - Caballero

Competition for pharmacy residency positions has intensified greatly in recent years, with a national average of only 60% of candidates able to secure one. Based on the results of an innovative course pioneered at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) that helped over 80% of enrolled students obtain a residency position, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) commissioned the book, Get the Residency. This is particularly notable as ASHP is the accreditation body for pharmacy residencies nationally, thus adding considerable cache to this NSU faculty-edited (and predominantly authored) reference. Publication of Get the Residency is the result of both the student-centered approach demonstrated by NSU faculty as well as their nationally recognized expertise.

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PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH in our College of Pharmacy
View below a short presentation of Dr. Omidian's Research Group

More about research in COP...      

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Garden of Tranquility
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