COM Outlook - Summer 2015

i Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine COMMENCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS both an ending and a beginning, allowing us to come together to honor the joy of learning and mark the transition from the world of being students to that of membership in several health professions. Preparing this message inspired me to sort through the experiences of my life. Two things that have shaped me the most in my life— other than my parents—are having been a Girl Scout and a field hockey goalie. Being a Girl Scout taught me the importance of patriotism, the power of public speaking, and the value of community service. I loved being a goalie throughout my youth and early college years, and I took my responsibility seriously as I focused on watching the ball—knowing I was the last line of defense. If I failed, the team failed. I took that lesson with me into my life as a doctor, protecting my patients with that same fervor, and I have carried that lesson with me throughout my career. So to you, the class of 2015, as you close the door on your years in medical school and open the door to your next chapter of opportunities, enjoy the exciting journey that you are about to have as an NSU-COM graduate. I implore you to • surround yourself with wonderful people who support you and hold on to them tightly • be excited and inspired by life • have humility and faith • laugh heartily • be kind and courageous • learn from your failures • not be afraid to ask for help • love deeply and be happy • live with integrity • do your best every day You are forever part of the lifeblood that runs through the veins of NSU-COM. You are now, and always will be, a part of this great university’s history and passion. Dean’s Message COM Outlook Volume 16, Number 2 COM Outlook is produced by Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine 3200 South University Drive Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328-2018 Connect with us on Facebook NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE Elaine M. Wallace , D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S. Dean EXECUTIVE EDITOR Scott Colton , B.A., APR COM/HPD Director of Medical Communications and Public Relations ASSOCIATE EDITOR Debra R. Gibbs , B.A. Medical Communications Coordinator EDITORIAL CONTACT Debra R. Gibbs (954) 262-1545 ART DIRECTOR Randall McCafferty Senior Graphic Designer Office of Publications OFFICE OF PUBLICATIONS Ron Ryan , Director Sheryl Koral , University Editor Carol Reynolds-Srot , Assoc. Editor/Copywriter Roberta Harris , Graphic Production Manager ELAINE M. WALLACE, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S. In This Issue Features 3 Graduation 2015 Awards and Highlights 13 Class of 2015 Spotlight—Dr. Elyse Julian 17 Ecuador Medical Expedition 19 Dominican Republic Outreach Colleg e of Osteopathic Medicine News 22 NSU-COM Donors, Students Feted 22 Michael Rosenberg 23 CPR Training 24 Students for Life 25 Student Awards Ceremony 30 Faculty Members’ Research Grants 31 Naushira Pandya 31 James Howell and Andrea Palestro 38 Certificate Program: Social Medicine 38 Faculty Wellness Program 39 New Degree Program: M.S. in Nutrition 40 Satellite Medical Center 40 NSU-COM Receives Awards Departments i Dean’s Message 2 Chancellor’s COMmunique 22 Student COMmunications 29 Faculty/Staff COMmunications SUMMER 2015 NOTICE OF ACCREDITATION Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University. NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color, sex, age, nondisqualifying disability, religion or creed, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, and does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 32 Alumni Corner 38 NSU-COMmunications 41 Health Care Legal Eagle NSU News of Note 06-057-15RWM 42