2023 NSU Fact Book

2023 FACT BOOK 45 • Construction on NSU’s Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) began and is to be completed in 2016. This facility will provide wet labs for many of NSU’s innovative researchers, as well as a General Clinical Research Center—an outpatient facility that will pro- vide a centralized clinical research infrastructure to benefit investigators in multiple disciplines. The CCR will also house NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine; Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research; Emil Buehler Research Center for Engineering, Science, and Mathematics; and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). • The Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center Building on NSU’s Oceanographic Campus was named in recognition of Guy Harvey’s longtime support for scholarships and research. • NSU’s Energy Plant is named the Robert S. Lafferty, Sr. Central Energy Plant. • NSU’s Oceanographic Center received approximately $8.5 million from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). The university is one of 12 organizations selected to receive part of $140 million for continued research in the area of oil spills and response to them. • The university received two Title V grants totaling approximately $7 million to help increase the number of Hispanic and other minority students pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and prepare them for careers in these growing sectors and post- baccalaureate computer science-related degrees. • Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration issued its approval for HCA East Florida’s application to relocate Plantation General Hospital to NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. The hospital will be the anchor tenant in the Academical Village. As a cornerstone of this project, HCA began constructing an emergency room at NSU’s University Park Plaza, which is set to open in mid-2015. 2015 • In 2015, NSU restructured its colleges, schools, and centers (renaming several) with the goal of maximizing and leveraging graduate and professional degree programs to attract the best and brightest undergraduate students. As a result, all of the degree programs and initiatives housed within the former Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences were repositioned to other NSU colleges; colleges established academic discipline-based departments; and two new colleges were established. • The university launched the new NSU Cell Therapy Institute, an international collaboration with prominent medical research scientists from Sweden’s world- renowned Karolinska Institutet (KI), putting it at the forefront for conducting pioneering, cell-based, biomedical research. • NSU tied for 10th in U.S. News & World Report’s Campus Ethnic Diversity rankings for the 2014–15 school year. NSU is the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. The university awards more doctoral and professional degrees to Hispanics and other minorities than any other university in the United States, according to a 2015 study released by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Additionally, NSU is second only to Stanford University in California for professional degrees awarded to African Americans, according to the publication’s September 24, 2015, issue. • The Economist and Brookings Institute released two analyses of college graduates’ salaries 10 years after they began their pursuit of higher education. NSU respectively ranked in the 77th and 76th percentile nationally. • NSU’s online graduate criminal justice program was ranked 22nd in the country by U.S. News & World Report. • NSU medical clinics implemented the medical home model and were recognized by the National Com- mittee for Quality Assurance as an accredited PatientCentered Medical Home for using evidence-based, patient-centered approaches that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.