Areas of Research

Research

Advancing Human Health

Medicine is evolving almost daily. Being on the forefront of new discoveries and new treatments that benefit patients is of the utmost importance. NSU MD faculty members actively participate in innovative research, both in the lab and clinical setting, to further develop discoveries that can benefit patients.

As part of NSU's research-focused M.D. program, students can participate in research that will shape their understanding of medicine.

Areas of Research

Chaired by Julie Jacko, Ph.D., this department is focused on the well-being of large groups of individuals, especially those with chronic and costly illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and lung disease, that are all highly prevalent in South Florida. The current focus is on health IT, health analytics, and underserved minority populations in South Florida.

Learn more about Population Health.

Although much progress has been made over the last several years on bringing new cancer therapies to patients, the need for novel approaches remains. NSU MD is helping to advance molecular fingerprinting of cancers in order to determine the most appropriate treatment course for an individual patient. Focusing on sarcoma, prostate and breast cancers, as model systems, novel genomic tools are being developed in this regard. Further, NSU MD faculty researchers are identifying cancer therapies particularly targeting cancers that are resistant to current drugs. Some of these approaches are evaluating the repurposing of currently approved drugs so that the pathway to the clinic can be shortened significantly.

Chaired by Vijay Rajput, MD., this department of Medical Education is focused on undergraduate allopathic medical education, medical education research and interprofessional education in the health profession.

Learn more about the Department of Medical Education.

NSU MD is focusing on the nervous system in order to increase our understanding of and clinical approaches to common diseases such as Alzheimer’s and opioid addiction. Opioid addiction is a national healthcare crisis and deciphering the molecular etiology of this addiction will be important to solving the crisis. The NSU MD neuroscience effort is led by Deborah Mash, Ph.D., and NSU is home to one of the nation’s largest brain banks, which researches donated posthumous brains to identify causes of addiction and neurodegenerative diseases. This unique resource positions NSU MD to lead novel approaches to these highly prevalent diseases.
Research Events for the College of Allopathic Medicine 2020-2021

 
Seminar Series and Journal Club
Research Seminar Series – January 14, 2020 – Marder Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Seminar Series – February 11, 2020 – Terry Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Journal Club – March 10, 2020 – Terry Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Seminar Series – April 14, 2020 – Terry Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Journal Club – May 12, 2020 – Marder Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
BREAK June - August BREAK
Journal Club – September 8, 2020 – Marder Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Seminar Series – October 13, 2020 – Marder Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Journal Club – November 10, 2020 – Marder Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Seminar Series – December 8, 2020 – Marder Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 
Journal Club – January 12, 2021 – Marder Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Research Seminar Series – February 9, 2021 – Marder Auditorium – 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

NSU MD Research Administration
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13th and 27th: 9 AM - 10 AM

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NSU MD Sponsored Research Programs
Month Topic Location
February 21, 2020 REACH Day NSU Terry Building
September 11, 2020 RISE Conference Carl DeSantis Building
November 20, 2020 HCA-NSU MD Research Day The Rick Case Arena - Don Taft Center

NSU MD Cell Therapy Institute Research Presentations
Month Time Location
January 8, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 PM CCR 426
January 22, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 PM CCR 426
February 5, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 PM CCR 426
February 19, 2020 1:30 - 2:30 PM CCR 426