Assistant Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
Violetta Renesca is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner focusing on functional and integrative approaches to treat patients with complex neuro-inflammatory conditions. With a Bachelor’s of Science from Nova Southeastern University and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Florida International University, Violetta has extensive experience working with patients with chronic conditions.
Prior to joining the Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, Violetta worked on a Progressive Care Unit at Broward Health. After obtaining her Master’s Degree, she worked as a nurse practitioner at large multi-specialty geriatric center in Ft. Lauderdale. Currently, Violetta is pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of North Florida. She is attending a fellowship program at the Institute of Functional Medicine and plans to obtain certification in Functional Medicine. She is the director of the veterans’ clinic where she sees patients with Gulf War Illness. She is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Violetta’s focus at the INIM includes myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War Illness, chronic infections, metabolic syndromes, chronic pain, environmental illness, detoxification and autoimmune diseases. She addresses the underlying causes of disease by using a systems-oriented approach where she looks closely at the myriad interactions between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health.
In her free time, Violetta enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.
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Metabolic Abnormalities, Antioxidant Capacity, and Toxic Exposure. Nova Southeastern University President’s Faculty Research & Development Grant, 2018
Targeted aerobic rehabilitation in ME/CFS using a novel metabolic testing model. Nova Southeastern University President’s Faculty Research & Development Grant, 2017
Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Methylphenidate Hydrochloride as a treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Patients taking a CFS-Specific Nutrient Formula. 2014-present, Co-Investigator/ Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator.
Multi-site Clinical Assessment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA 2013-present, Nurse Practitioner
Rozenfeld, I., Renesca, V., Jones, D., Barreda, A. & Klimas, N.G. Exploring the role of environmental exposure in the causality of chronic illness and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). 12th International IACFS/ME Research and Clinical Conference: Emerging Science and Clinical Care. Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA, October 27-30, 2016