Welcome from the 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
|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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|NSU College of Pharmacy featured on Channel 10 Local News|
NSU College of Pharmacy was featured on the local news channel segment HEALTHCAST about pharmacists' roles expanding as demand for primary care physicians goes up. Featured in the broadcast are: faculty and NSU Clinic Pharmacy director Goar Alvarez, PharmD., faculty Andrea Fass, PharmD., P2 student Levi Morris and other students, as well as patients and pharmacists in our clinic pharmacy. (View the video on the Chanel 10 website or by clicking on the image above.)
|COP Research Fellow Wins International Microsoft Health App Challenge|
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.
|NSU’s Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research Designated as World’s First WHO Collaborating Center in Consumer Health Informatics|
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.
|The shark research led by Dr. Nathan Unger (featured by CNN)|
|COP Faculty Member Dr. Jose A. Rey Featured on Pharmacy Today|
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.
|"Pediatric Pharmacotherapy" book authored by Dr. Sandra Benavides.|
Sandra Benavides, Pharm.D., and
|"Get the Residency" book authored by Dr. Joshua Caballero, Dr. K. Clauson, and Dr.S. Benavides|
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.
|PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH in our College of Pharmacy|
|View below a short presentation of Dr. Omidian's Research Group|
|Garden of Tranquility|
- COP Advance Standing Class of 2015 Students Won 2nd Place for Their Poster Presentation at the Florida Pharmacy Association 124th Annual Meeting and Convention
- Silvia E. Rabionet, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Selected As One of the AACP Academic Research Fellows for Year 2014-2015
- NSU COP Faculty Syed A. A. Rizvi, Ph.D., Ph.D., Asked by Royal Society of Chemistry to Give Independent Expert Comment for “Chemistry World”
- Richard Finkel, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor, Appointed to the Professional Affairs Council as NSU’s College of Pharmacy Faculty Representative
- College of Pharmacy and Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Publish Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Study
- Next-Generation Pharmacist Future Pharmacist of the Year Award Winner, Hoda Masmouei, PharmD, Created the First Student Group for Pharmacy Informatics in the Nation to be Recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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