Message from the Vice President

Gary S. Margules, Sc.D.While the state of the world economy presents many challenges to the funding of research, Nova Southeastern University's (NSU's) scientists and researchers are actively collaborating on research projects to improve patient care, make new drug discoveries, and examine the forces that impact our environment. At the close of fiscal year 2011, the university's sponsored funding totaled $76,351,040, which represents a 7 percent increase over fiscal year 2010. Seventy percent of this funding is to support research. This accomplishment reflects the hard work and resolve of Nova Southeastern University researchers, scholars, students, and dedicated professionals who provide outstanding customer service and support.

Classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is making new discoveries that will advance science and may improve people's lives. One highlight of the growth and strength of our enterprise is the major building project that changed the landscape of our Oceanographic Center. The Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science Research Facility, opening in 2012, is funded in part by a $15-million grant from the National Institute for Science and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce. The facility will be the premier facility in the nation dedicated to coral reef ecosystems research.

The university continues to expand its research vision with the addition of new faculty researchers, the implementation of policies designed to improve the research infrastructure at the university, and new academic and industry collaborations. Our researchers and their teams continue to welcome external partners who support their vision. By sharing ideas, pooling resources, and collaborating on findings that promote innovative research, Nova Southeastern University and its partners create real-world change for the benefit of the public.

Gary S. Margules, Sc.D.
Vice President
Office of Research and Technology Transfer