NSU Research Brief FY 2012

Office of Research and Technology Transfer 3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796 (954) 262-7509 • www.nova.edu/rtt Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501) to award associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. 12-039-12NOM Research at Nova Southeastern University plays a significant role in enhancing the education, knowledge building, and patient health care that improves our community and our world. NSU faculty members are applying more than $82 million in external funding to work on projects that advance the university’s mission of research and scholarship, academic excellence, and public service. Across the breadth of the university, faculty members are engaged in more than 205 basic, applied, and clinical research projects to improve patient care, make new therapeutic discoveries, treat mental health disorders, and examine the forces that impact our oceans. As of the close of Fiscal Year 2012, the university’s sponsored funding totaled $82,202,842. This represents a 7 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2011. The university continues to expand its research enterprise with the addition of new faculty researchers and new academic and industry collaborations. The new Center of Excellence in Coral Reef Ecosystems Research is now open and is the premier facility in the nation dedicated to coral reef ecosystems study. By sharing ideas, pooling resources, and collaborating on findings that promote innovative research, Nova Southeastern University and its partners create real-world change for the benefit of the public. Gary S. Margules, Sc.D. Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer