Managing the Challenges and Opportunities of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

Recent days have brought unprecedented challenges and opportunities to our higher education and academic medicine community because of the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Last week, the U.S. Government declared the COVID-19 outbreak a national emergency, enabling significant actions to diminish the risk of further infections as well as to protect the U.S. economy. Read More…

Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

We all are experiencing a great deal of uncertainty as we respond to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-9) outbreak. I want to thank Dr. Hanbury, his advisory team, our faculty and students and the entire NSU community for their leadership, support, resilience, and adaptability. We will continue to monitor this situation and want to make certain Read More…

New Master of Biomedical Sciences Program

Statistics from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reveal that there were more than 10,000 additional applicants seeking admission to U.S. medical schools during the 2018-2019 academic year than there had been 10 years prior. This represents a 25% increase or more over a 10-year period. This spike in applications outpaces the supply of Read More…

Doing the Right Thing

In a survey of more than 2000 employees across all professions and sectors of the United States economy, researchers found that when academic and/or private sector institutions set the highest ethical standards within a workplace, employees responded with a greater commitment to their work, improved loyalty, and greater enthusiasm for making impactful contributions. Establishing a Read More…

Adapting to Constant Change

Culture eats strategy for breakfast, a phrase originated by Peter Drucker and made famous by Mark Fields, President at Ford, and an absolute reality! Any university that disconnects these two elements jeopardizes institutional progress in an ever-changing academic environment. Changing an organization’s culture in times of rapid change, and adapting to such changes, has been Read More…

2019 Year End Reflections

As announced during the October 2019 faculty meeting, I would like to welcome our students, faculty, staff, colleagues, and friends and communicate – from the dean’s perspective – about our ongoing activities, plans, directions and challenges that will influence our culture and shape the collective vision for the future of our MD College. I am Read More…