College of Dental Medicine Brochure - 2022 Class

36 | Dental Medicine MESSAGE FROM THE HPD CHANCELLOR The past few years have been incredibly productive for the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Health Professions Division (HPD), and more achievements are on the way. At NSU, we are always looking toward the future. The HPD now offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs through its 7 colleges at the university’s campuses in Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, Tampa Bay, and Puerto Rico. In terms of our academic structure, we are always looking to enhance the educational experience for our students. This is accomplished by implementing the most cutting-edge technology, as well as through our various, and sometimes subtle, curricular revisions. In August 2019, we celebrated a milestone in the university’s history with the official opening of the NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus located in Clearwater, Florida. It is one of the most highly advanced instructive sites in the United States. The campus, which offers the most progressive pedagogy and technology possible, also features distinctive design aspects to provide students with the optimal educational experience. The Tampa Bay Regional Campus houses an additional site for NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is the original school of the university’s Health Professions Division. However, the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences and the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing are also represented there. These colleges stand alongside each other, not as separate programs or separate schools, but as collaborative and collegial health education entities. In keeping with NSU’s progressive trend, the Martin and Gail Press HPD Library at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus was revamped, replacing written texts with a digital workspace. This allows students to immediately access a wealth of databases and has almost tripled the amount of information that was previously available to them. Thanks to the commitment of so many dedicated and talented people, the HPD’s future is brighter than ever. Frederick R. Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D. Chancellor, Health Professions Division, Special Projects