Annual Report 2022

Ma n a g eme n t ’ s D i s c u s s i o n a n d A n a l y s i s J u n e 3 0 , 2 0 2 2 a n d 2 0 2 1 supporting strategic goals for enhanced student quality, experience, and outcomes. NSU is one of only four universities in the United States to offer both a D.O. and M.D. program, and the first and only university in the state of Florida to grant both degrees. In May 2022, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (KPCAM) celebrated the graduation of its first class of M.D. students, who were admitted in fall 2018. KPCAM’s inaugural graduating class of 46 joined the 231 D.O. graduates in fiscal 2022 from NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM) in helping to alleviate the local and national physician shortage. Overall fall 2021 enrollment in KPCAM and KPCOM (undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs) totaled 2,634, increasing a combined 14 percent from the prior year (fall 2020) and 52 percent over a three-year period (from fall 2018 to fall 2021). KPCOM’s growth is largely attributable to its expansion at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus beginning fall 2019. During fiscal 2022 (fall 2021), the third class of 163 D.O. students was admitted in Tampa Bay to the program for a total Tampa Bay D.O. enrollment of 474. The College of Dental Medicine expanded its D.M.D. program to the Tampa Bay Regional Campus beginning May 2022, welcoming its first cohort of 38 international dental students. Approximately 19,000 square feet of the campus was outfitted to house a student clinic, simulation lab, and supporting offices and classrooms. Additionally, NSU expanded its Anesthesiology Assistant program at a new leased site in the Denver, Colorado area during fiscal 2022. New Facilities Supporting Strategic Initiatives In fiscal 2022, NSU developed a multiphased plan for strategic capital investments, beginning with a stateof-the-art interprofessional simulation complex for which construction is scheduled to commence in fall 2022. With progressive tools and immersive techniques in healthcare, the 107,000 square-foot complex is anticipated to play a major role in further advancing NSU’s health and medical education, research, and patient care. NSU opened the new Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation (the Levan Center of Innovation) in fiscal 2022, showcasing NSU’s core value of innovation with a focus on technology and entrepreneurship. A continuation of a long-standing public-private partnership with NSU and Broward County, the stateof-the-art, 54,000-square-foot center occupies the top floor of the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center and is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Enhancing Quality and Advancing Research In the U.S. News & World Report 2022 college rankings, NSU stands at 213, in the National Universities list, climbing 33 spots over two years. Additionally, NSU ranked 59 in Top Performers on Social Mobility, compared to 165 two years ago. Also noteworthy, NSU tied for 21 on the Diversity Index among nationally ranked institutions. In terms of significant academic program recognitions during fiscal 2022, the graduate mental health counseling program in the College of Psychology received its first-ever, eight-year accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, a specialized accrediting body for graduate counseling programs in the United States. NSU also advanced research initiatives in fiscal 2022, with ongoing studies addressing topics of national significance, as well as various new, multi-year grant awards. Of note, the College of Dental Medicine received a $2.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health related to a specific study on periodontal disease. NSU received a $3.5 million award from Florida Department of Health to support provision of, and improved access to, health care services for uninsured veterans and their families. KPCOM received a $1 million award for a specific study related to Gulf War Illness, in support of improved therapies for affected individuals, in addition to a continuing $3.9 million award to provide tobacco cessation and training services in support of public health. The Halmos College of Arts and Sciences received a $1.2 million award focused on improved understanding of the physical oceanographic environment and wave behavior. 2