July 12, 2012
Naushira Pandya, M.D., CMD, professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics, maintained an active presentation agenda over the past several months that included discussing "Managing Diabetes Across the Care Continuum" and chairing the "Geriatrics vs. Pediatrics" session at the BIT's inaugural World Congress of Diabetes held June 15-17 in Beijing, China. She also presented a seminar on "Practical Aspects of Managing Diabetes in Long-Term Care" at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists' Spring Conference and Exhibition held May 21-23 in Anaheim, California. In addition, she coauthored a poster entitled "Effects of Opiates on Pituitary Function" with geriatric fellow Elizabeth Hames, D.O. that will be presented at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationís Annual Assembly, which will be held November 15-18 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kenya Rivas, M.D., assistant professor of geriatrics, coauthored an article entitled "Enteral Vancomycin and Probiotic Use for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea" that was published in a recent issue of BMJ Case Reports.

Please click to hear the latest radio interview. It is at the 15 minute mark on the second sound clip.

June 24, 2012
Cecilia Rokusek, EdD, MSc, RD, Executive Director of the NSU-GEC was featured on South Florida Spotlight 101.5 Lite FM’s community affairs program with Ron St. John to discuss the many challenges facing South Florida’s elders.

Listen to the interview

August 27, 2010
Pembroke Pines Leader Supports NSU Research Project for the Elderly
GEC Partner with GEC Discipline Heads Faculty team up for Elder Wellness Project

August 26, 2010
NSU Health and Wellness is launching the NSU Caregiver Alliance Program

NSU Caregiver Alliance Program is a new, free monthly program for NSU employees who are caregivers for loved ones. The program is a monthly brown bag lunch meeting, which will be held in the Alvin Sherman Library. During the meetings, experts will discuss issues relevant to taking care of loved ones AND ourselves. Additionally, caregivers will have opportunities to meet each other and share.

For more information and to register, visit

July 23, 2010
NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Florida Coastal Geriatric Resources, Education, and Training Center (GREAT GEC) received a five-year, $2.1 million grant this month from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the services and programs offered by the center.

The center improves the training of health care professionals in geriatrics and eldercare, instructs NSU faculty who teach geriatrics, and provides health care students with clinical geriatrics training in nursing homes, acute-care hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and senior centers and retirement communities. The grant was submitted through the effort and leadership of Cecilia Rokusek, Ed.D., M.S., executive director of education, planning, and research and GREAT GEC executive director.

January 19, 2010
Did you know...? Taking action can help stop age discrimination

January 6, 2010
GREAT GEC Wins Florida Health Department Award

January 5, 2010
American Federation for Aging Research Accepting Applications for Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program 2010

August 21, 2009, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Lunch Box - independent film on aging is available for purchase.

The Lunch Box tells the story of an elderly married couple in Slovakia who experience the difficulties of the aging process. This moving film affected the audience both personally and professionally, and can be used as an educational tool to illustrate aging issues.

August 20, 2009
Geriatricians, Geriatric Psychiatrists, and Geriatric Dentists are Eligible for NHSC Loan Forgiveness under ARRA

August 6,2009, Fort Lauderdale, FL
NSU-COM GREAT GEC Faculty Members Become Fulbright Specialist Scholars

July 20, 2009, Minneapolis, MN
Geriatric Collaboration Wins National Award

June 3, 2009, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Calm before the storm is best time to prepare

June 1, 2009
HHS Releases $30 Million to Help Medicare Beneficiaries Access Their Benefits
New Joint Effort to Reach the Most Vulnerable in Communities Across America

May 6, 2009, Ft. Lauderdale/Davie, FL
Naushira Pandya, M.D., CMD, associate professor of internal medicine and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, was honored at the 2009 Valor Awards luncheon on May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Dr. Pandya is one of seven honorees being recognized at this signature event for the American Diabetes Association. The event pays tribute to community leaders who have made significant philanthropic contributions for the betterment of the community.

October 3, 2008, Ft. Lauderdale/Davie, FL
NSU-COM Physician Appointed by Governor Crist to Serve on the State of Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council.

Naushira Pandya, M.D., CMD, associate professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to serve on the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council. Dr. Pandya also was invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). Dr. Pandya also runs the NSU-COM Geriatric Clinic at the City of Pembroke Pines Southwest Focal Point Senior Center.

40 years of RAND HEALTH - RAND formally established a health program in 1968.
Improving Health Care for Older Patients