2023 NSU Fact Book

2023 FACT BOOK 77 Both programs prepare students for positions in academia, as well as managerial or sales positions in the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations, managed care organizations, the health care system, and government agencies. The degrees also prepare students interested in pursuing a Pharm.D. or Ph.D. degree. PH.D. DEGREE The Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy offers a unique program of graduate study and research leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students choose from one of three sequences: (1) Social and Administrative Pharmacy, (2) Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics, or (3) Drug Development (Pharmaceutics). The social and administrative pharmacy sequence focuses on coursework and research skills that address the dynamic and complex nature of the use and distribution systems. Students choose one of two sections: (1) sociobehavioral and cultural pharmacy or (2) pharmacy economics and outcomes. The Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics sequence emphasizes laboratory research and the development of research skills integral to elucidation of the mechanism of action of drugs, as well as the extent and characteristics of those actions. The Drug Development (Pharmaceutics) sequence emphasizes the development of laboratory research skills and supporting coursework integral to the theory and practice associated with the incorporation of drug entities into the forms and formulations to achieve the most effective delivery of drugs to the site of biological and medical action. Students are advised by faculty members in each specific sequence who are experts in pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and/or pharmacy administration. Upon completion of the Ph.D. program, students will demonstrate the knowledge base expected at the Ph.D. level in their specialty, design and conduct independent research that adds to the understanding of their specialty, prepare and defend rational and structured proposals seeking support for research efforts, and prepare and present lucid manuscripts on their own research, as well as the research of others. Faculty members and preceptors are recognized as experts in their field and are dedicated to providing quality professional and graduate education that focuses on academic excellence. Students have numerous opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in community health-related activities, and engage in research and scholarship. The NSU Pharmacy and Pharmacy Clinics, students, and faculty members participate in interprofessional outreach activities that provide a range of disease management services, educational screening services, and immunization clinics; pharmacy-based research services; and education to accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, and managed services organizations, as well as continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Students are active in more than 20 graduate and professional student organizations and actively engage in advocacy for the profession. Since 2007, the Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy has provided travel study opportunities for students to study global health care systems in Europe, Asia, and South America. Additional opportunities for service and travel to advance the health and well-being of our global community are provided in the college’s global medical outreach programs to Central America. For more information on the Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy, visit us online at pharmacy.nova.edu. College of Dental Medicine NSU’s College of Dental Medicine (CDM) offers an innovative, high-tech curriculum that graduates clinicians who provide primary, comprehensive care for all patients. NSU’s College of Dental Medicine has a long-standing commitment to providing dental care for the underserved and patients with special health care needs. The college, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, is closely allied with the other colleges of the NSU Health Professions Division. Courses in basic biomedical sciences prepare students to treat both healthy and medically complex