QOL News & Events

QOL Meeting Presentations:

November 13, 2012

  • P.L.A.Y. (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) Project Training Program
    Presented by FY2013 award winners:
    Sheryl Rosin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (Principal Investigator) from the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education/Department of Speech-Language Pathology. Co-Investigators include: Kristin Winston, Ph.D., OTR/L from the College of Health Care Sciences, and Barbara Zucker, M.A., CCC-SLP from the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education/Department of Speech-Language Pathology.  Community Partner: Broward County School District-ESE Preschool & Broward County CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities)

September 11, 2012

June 12, 2012

  • Armed Encounters
    Presented by FY2011 award winners: Tammy Kushner, Psy.D. (Principal Investigator) from the Criminal Justice Institute.  Co-Investigators include: Marguerite Bryan, Ph.D. from the Criminal Justice Institute, Leslie Taylor, Ph.D., and Zachary Scott from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, and graduate student Kelly Armstrong from the Center for Psychological Studies.  Community Partner: Broward Sheriff’s Office

April 10, 2012

  • A Bold Initiative:  Helping Senior Citizens Reach Beyond Themselves
    Presented by FY2012 award winner
    Al Mizell, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator) from the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education.  Co-Investigators include: Ron Cugno, Ed.D., Nydia Cummings, Ph.D., Jennifer Duguay, Michelle McGuire, Ph.D., Deo Nellis, Ed.D., and Sylvia Orta. Ed.D. from the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education.  Community Partners: Daniel Cantor Senior Center; Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center; The Senior Computer Center; and, Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church.

February 7, 2012

November 8, 2011

September 13, 2011

  • 2-1-1 Broward 
    Presented by:
    Gregory A. Haile, Esq., Broward 2-1-1 Board Chair

May 10, 2011

  • Making the Museum of Discovery and Science Accessible to All 
    Presented by FY 2011 award winners: 
    Susan Kabot, Ed.D. (Principal Investigator) and Carole Zangari, Ph.D. (Co-Principal Investigator). The study also includes a faculty co-investigator (Robin Parker, SLP.D.) and two student co-investigators (Raquel Garcia and Elizabeth Feldman)

March 8, 2011

  • Connections:  Families and Schools Supporting our Youth (Years 1 & 2) 
    Presented by FY 2009 and FY 2010 award winners: 
    Mercedes ter Maat, Ph.D. and Diana Formoso, Ph.D. (Co-Principal Investigators) from the Center for Psychological Studies. 
    The study also includes four student co-investigators (Iris Abrams, M.S., Mariel Clark, M.S., Celina Ford, M.S. and Nathaly Ibarra, M.S.) and a faculty co-investigator (Christian DeLucia, Ph.D).
    Community Partners: Broward County Public Schools, Broward Comprehensive School Counseling Project.

November 9, 2010

  • Discovering the Lived Experience of Licensed Medical Foster Parents of Children with Special Needs 
    Presented by FY2011 award winner: 
    Barbara Packer-Muti, Ed.D. (Principal Investigator) from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Fischler School of Education and Human Services.  Collaborating Investigators include Ron Chenail, Ph.D., Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Co-Principal Investigator) and Andrew Wolfson.  Community Partner:  Guardian ad Litem Program, 17th Judicial Circuit
  • Improving the Quality of Life for Senior Citizens with Limited Incomes 
    Presented by FY2011 award winner: 
    Al Mizell, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator) from the Fischler School of Education and Human Services.  Co-Investigators include: Nat Kittisarapong, Health Professions Division, Ron Cugno, Ed.D., Nydia Cummings, Ph.D., Jennifer Duguay, Michelle McGuire, Ph.D., Deo Nellis, Ed.D., and Sylvia Orta. Ed.D. from the Fischler School of Education and Human Services.  Community Partners: The Daniel Cantor Senior Center: Leo Goodwin Senior Center; The Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center: Southeast Focal Point; and The SeniorNet Learning Center at David Posnack JCC.

September 14, 2010

  • Armed Encounters 
    Presented by FY2011 award winners: 
    Tammy Kushner, Psy.D. (Principal Investigator) from the Criminal Justice Institute.  Co-Investigators include: Marguerite Bryan, Ph.D. from the Criminal Justice Institute, Leslie Taylor, Ph.D., and Zachary Scott from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, and graduate student Kelly Armstrong from the Center for Psychological Studies.  Community Partner: Broward Sheriff’s Office

May 11, 2010

  • Validation Study of the Law Enforcement Officer Stress Survey (LEOSS)
    Presented by FY2010 award winners: 
    Ryan Reddin, M.S. (Principal Investigator) & Vincent Van Hasselt, Ph.D. (Co-Principal Investigator) from the Center for Psychological Studies.  Collaborating Investigators include: Gregory Vecchi, Ph.D. (Behavioral Science Unit-Federal Bureau of Investigation), Judy Couwels, M.A., L.M.F.T. (Broward Sheriff’s Office), Monty Baker, Ph.D. (United States Air Force).  Community Partners: Broward Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Air Force
  • A Comparison of Two Models of Parenting Support for Families with Children with Autism
    Presented by FY2010 award winners: 
    Nurit Sheinberg, Ed.D. (Principal Investigator) and Susan Kabot, Ed.D. (Co-Principal Investigator) from the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies.  Co-Investigators include:  Arlene Brett Gordon, Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Kristen Cunningham, Psy.D. from the Center for Psychological Studies. Community Partners: UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), Broward Early Steps

March 9, 2010

January 12, 2010

  • The Nova Project for Twice Exceptional Children  
    Presented by FY2010 award winners: 
    Fawzy Ebrahim, Ph.D., Ed.D. (Principal Investigator) and Co-Principal Investigators, Carmel Joseph, M.P.H, and Kathylynn Pierre, M.A., from the Fischler School of Education and Human Services. 
    Community Partner: Broward County Public Schools
  • When Obama Became President:  Meanings of Aging in a Time of Paradigm Shifts  
    Presented by FY2010 award winners:
    Jacquelyn Browne, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. (Principal Investigator), and Co-Principal Investigator Kathalynn Beck, M.A., M.S. from the Fischler School of Education and Human Services.  The study also includes Co-Principal Investigator Yulia Watters, M.S., L.M.F.T., from the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Community Partners:  Jewish Family Services, Senior Volunteer Services, Rona Bartlestone & Associates, NSU Lifelong Learning Institute

November 10, 2009

  • Connections:  Families and Schools Supporting our Youth, Year 2
    Presented by FY2009 and 2010 award winners: 
    Diana Formoso, Ph.D. and Mercedes ter Maat, Ph.D. (Co-Principal Investigators) from the Center for Psychological Studies. 
     The study also includes four student co-investigators (Iris Abrams, M.S., Mariel Clark, M.S., Celina Ford, M.S. and Nathaly Ibarra, M.S.) and a faculty co-investigator (Christian DeLucia, Ph.D).
    Community Partners: Broward County Public Schools, Broward Comprehensive School Counseling Project
  • Aging Out:  A Transitional Pathway from Foster Care to College and Beyond 
    Presented by FY 2008 award winners:
    Denise Crammer, Psy.D. (Principal Investigator), Kathy Thomas, Ed.D., and James Pann, Ph.D. from the Fischler School of Education and Human Services.
    This study also includes Ron Cugno, Ed.D., Madeleine Hellman, Ed.D., Sennetta Carter, and Angela Yehl, Psy.D.
    Community Partner:  United Way of Broward County

September 8, 2009

  • Sustainability at Nova Southeastern University
    Presented by Nikolas Camejo, the founder and president of E3nnovations Company and the Sustainable Economic Development Group.  He has been working with NSU on its sustainability efforts since 1985.

April 7, 2009

February 10, 2009

  • A Mixed-Methods Study on Returning Veterans Experiencing a Holistic Therapeutic Program
    Presented by FY2009 award winners:
    Elda Kanzki-Veloso, Ph.D. (FSEHS), James Pann, Ph.D. (FSEHS), Angela Yehl, M.S. (FSEHS/CPS), and Wendy Thomson, MSN, RN (HPD)
  • The study includes the following faculty co-investigators:  Ron Chenail, Ph.D, (SHSS) Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Timothy Scala, Psy.D. (FSEHS), Barbara Garcia-Lavin, Ph.D. (FSEHS), Thomas Kennedy, Ph.D. (FSEHS), Tommie Boyd, Ph.D. (SHSS), and one student co-investigator: Rivka Spiro, M.A. (FSEHS)

November 18, 2008

November 18, 2008

  • Connections:  Families and Schools Supporting Our Youth
    Presented by FY2009 award winners:Diana Formoso, Ph.D., Mercedes ter Maat, Ph.D.,
  • The study also includes four student co-investigators (Iris Abrams, M.S., Mariel Clark, M.S., Celina Ford, M.S. and Nathaly Ibarra, M.S.) and a faculty co-investigator (Christian DeLucia, Ph.D.

The Quality of Life Council would like to thank Mary Partin and The Dan Marino Foundation for their generous 10,000 dollar support in the area of scholarly research.  This money will fund research which addresses the issue of Workforce Training, specifically post secondary transitioning for young adults with developmental disabilities.  This will create a sixth category for the 2009 QOL competition, “Autism,” in addition to the existing 5 categories: Children’s Issues, Elderly Services, Foster Care, Criminal Justice, & Adult/General.

QOL Meeting Presentation, September 9, 2008

June 10, 2008

2008-2009 Quality of Life Faculty Community-Based Applied Research Grant Annual Award Winners

The 2008-2009 President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant and Quality of Life Faculty Community-Based Applied Research Grant Annual Awards Reception was a great success and the QOL Council wishes to congratulate this year’s award winners.  We had a record number of submissions this year which reflects not only NSU’s interest in research advancement but to the university’s increasing dedication to community service.  A special “thank you” goes to our reviewers, as well as to our “Outstanding Community Partner of the Year” Henderson Mental Health Center.