017-21 NSU TRED Annual Report FY2021_Web

NSU TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 2 As we launch a new fiscal year, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU’s) research enterprise is in a period of transition and growth. On September 1, 2021, I joined NSU as senior vice president for research and associate provost. By combining these two roles, I will bridge the academic and research opportunities at NSU to advance both faculty and student research and scholarship. I am very excited to be joining NSU at this critical period in its growth. The strategic expansion of basic, applied, clinical, and commercial research has elevated NSU’s position as a rising research university. The fundamentals of a strong reputation in research excellence are supported by assets like the new HCA Florida University Hospital, NSU’s premier research facilities, innovative research, highly qualified faculty, and all the students who are advancing their lives and careers through NSU. My role, along with my talented team, is to amplify ongoing initiatives and build a recognized brand of research in the state of Florida. This will be accomplished by enhancing the student experience with research across the curricula, driving and facilitating faculty research across all colleges, and leveraging NSU research as the innovation engine for economic development across the state and nationally. In close collaboration with the leadership, deans, and the research community at NSU, we will aim to further enhance grant funding toward achieving President Hanbury’s Vision 2025, increase undergraduate and graduate student research across all colleges and campuses at the university, and support a rise in innovation toward further economic development in our region. We also want to o er to our faculty and students improved infrastructure and resources to enhance their ability to do cutting-edge research, as well as to fund and disseminate their research to the world. Our division is committed to facilitating collaboration among all units across the campuses toward a one NSU for research. Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., M.Sc. Senior Vice President for Research Associate Provost SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE