Major Initiatives

NSU’s Research and Medical Center

HCA Hospital ExteriorAn administrative law judge backed a preliminary decision by Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to approve HCA East Florida’s “certificate of need” application to relocate Plantation General Hospital to NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus. The judge’s decision included a recommendation for AHCA to issue the certificate of need. This is a major step toward achieving NSU’s Vision 2020, and a major accomplishment by HCA East Florida.

The 200-bed community hospital will serve South Florida, and will eventually become a teaching and research facility integrated with NSU’s clinics, research centers, and clinical trials. This milestone addition, coupled with this year’s opening of NSU’s Center for Collaborative Research, will provide students and faculty members expanded opportunities for research and training. These opportunities will be in a variety of the health professions, including osteopathic (D.O.) and allopathic (M.D.) medicine programs, engineering, and those pursuing other fields of study as well.

Most importantly, this will help our students realize their potential by fully preparing them for their careers. This is a victory for our university and our community. Please join me in celebrating this milestone moment, and I will keep you updated on the hospital and other momentous achievements at NSU.

The Center for Collaborative Research

CCR RenderingThe Nova Southeastern University Center for Collaborative Research will expand the university’s research capability and further our ability to make discoveries that can improve our community and our world. The $80 million, 215,000 sq. ft. Center for Collaborative Research will provide wet and dry labs for many of NSU’s innovative researchers and a General Clinical Research Center, an outpatient facility that will provide a centralized clinical research infrastructure to benefit investigators in multiple disciplines. The CCR will house the NSU Cell Therapy Institute; NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine; NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research; the Emil Buehler Research Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics; and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which partners with NSU on collaborative inter-disciplinary research involving greater Everglades restoration efforts, hydrology and water resources, and more. The CCR will also include NSU’s Technology Incubator, which will enable qualified companies to access leading research equipment and technology and collaborate with NSU faculty researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and administrators.

The NSU Academical Village

Rendition of the NSU Academical Village, Main Campus, Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FLThis exciting project will follow the Jeffersonian concept of a "community of scholars and students living and working closely together, combining theory with practice".

A $500-million partnership to transform a 30-acre, university-investment into a high-tech research/office park with nearly three million square feet of office, retail, financial, governmental, and residential space, as well as a hotel and a conference center.

Expected to generate millions in tax revenue and in workforce development, including high-tech jobs. The project will add to NSU's existing $2.6 billion economic impact in the state of Florida.