Research Brief FY2013 | Office of Research and Technology Transfer

3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796 (954) 262-7509 • Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University. 12-034-13NOM Nova Southeastern University is strategically crafting its future by leveraging its major and growing institutional strengths. The future can be found in 300 projects currently underway in areas like oceanography, health sciences research and patient care, the treatment of mental health disorders, cyber security, and assistance for vulnerable populations in our community. The growing number of funded projects is a solid indication that our faculty members are successfully proposing innovative research, robust community service, and training initiatives to federal, state, and private-sector sponsors. NSU’s pursuit of sponsored funding is going strong and trending upward. Over the past decade, total active external funding increased by 95 percent, from $31.3 million in FY 2004 to $61.1 million in FY 2013. The university has benefitted from large ARRA awards like the NIST grant that helped to construct NSU’s Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Research. Today, we actively engage in new research, significant collaborations, and innovative principal investigations that will help us achieve our goal of becoming a major research university. For tomorrow, we have the bright promise of the Center for Collaborative Research, which will house one of the largest wet lab research facilities in Florida and will be a focal point for basic life science research, applied health care research, and medical informatics. With the expansion of the physical infrastructure at NSU comes exciting new collaboration opportunities, including a focus on translational medicine, making new therapeutic discoveries, improving patient care and outcomes, and combating the diseases that plague our community and our world. With 18 academic units and campuses around the world, NSU is uniquely equipped to pursue effective interdisciplinary research at the boundaries of scientific disciplines. Gary S. Margules, Sc.D. Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer