Annual Report 2022

NSU researchers made great advancements in a wide variety of fields, including one study of the genome of women in Botswana, which found three genes that could potentially be used in novel therapies to treat HIV/AIDS. In another project, NSU researchers studied the genome of leopards and found that African leopards should be classified as a single subspecies distinct from Asian leopards. This research is important because it will aid in conservation management of leopards, which are classified as highly vulnerable. Additionally, in spring 2022, the NSU Neuroscience Institute was created, which will expand the university’s educational and research footprint by studying neurological conditions such as Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and seizures. Many of the university’s academic programs continue to earn high recognition. Most recently, in this past fiscal year, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration at NSU’s College of Psychology received its initial, eight-year accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. This latest accreditation is the culmination of years of work and is a testament to the program’s quality. RESEARCH AND EDUCATION Photography: Ekaterina Blidchenko v