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Alumni Spotlight

NSU Alumni Juan Carlos Saavedra, PT, DPT, CSCS Appointed as Professor and DCE at Keiser University

NSU alumni Juan Carlos Saavedra, PT, DPT, CSCS has been appointed Professor and Director of Clinical Education at the Keiser University- Miami campus Physical Therapy Assistant Program. He is also adjunct faculty at NSU and has assisted in multiple courses grading practicals and participating in lab activities. He also works as a per diem PT at Select Physical Therapy. Juan Carlos states, "What I appreciate most about being an NSU DPT Graduate is the faculty’s commitment to developing the complete clinician. Critical thinking, assessment and psychomotor skills, along with cultural and ethical behaviors are stressed throughout the program, to make you the most marketable DPT when you become licensed and ready to practice." Juan Carlos is also member of American Physical Therapy Association, Florida Physical Therapy Association, and Academy of Orthopedic and Academy of Education. We congratulate Juan Carlos on all of his accomplishments!


Congratulations to our NSU PT Neurologic Residency Graduates

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 PT Neurologic Residency graduates. The residents were honored at the CAPE ceremony on August 16, 2019 on the NSU Fort Lauderdale campus. A clinical residency program in physical therapy is a post-professional learning experience in a focused area of clinical practice. The residents complete the 12 months program consisting of 1500 patient care hours, of which 150 hours were mentored, and learning experiences include collaborative patient care experiences, didactic courses focused on contemporary management of people affected by neurological disorders, scientific inquiry, evidence-based projects, and integration of principles of teaching/learning in physical therapy. Residents complete their clinical hours and are mentored at our long-standing community partner, Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach. Congratulations to our graduates! Pictured L to R: Rania Margonis, PT, DPT, NCS-Program Coordinator; Jason Berlongieri, PT, DPT-Residency Graduate; Laurianne Dib, PT, DPT-Residency Graduate; Syeda Ahmed, PT, DPT, CSCS-Residency Graduate; Melissa Tovin, PT, MA, PhD, CEEAA.


Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Mary Blackinton Awarded the 2019 Alpha Eta Leadership Award

Dr. Blackinton was awarded the 2019 Alpha Eta Leadership Award at the Professional Excellence (CAPE) awards ceremony on August 16, 2019. Dr. Blackinton has been a long-standing member of the NSU family and has demonstrated great leadership as faculty, Transition DPT Director, and Hybrid DPT Director. She is also on the Board of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT). Congratulations to Dr. Blackinton on this distinguished award!


Dr. Olivencia Awarded the 2019 PCHCS Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Ovidio Olivencia was awarded the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award 2019 at the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence (CAPE) awards ceremony on August 16, 2019. Dr. Olivencia teaches a variety of courses in the DPT program at NSU including Clinical Anatomy for PTs, Essentials of Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion and Wellness, and instructs in the Musculoskeletal course series. Congratulations to Dr. Olivencia on this accomplishment! Pictured L to R: Dean Stanley H. Wilson, PT, EdD, CEAS; Olivencia, PT, DPT, OCS


Dr. Debbie Stern Wins 2019 Alpha Eta Service Award

The Nu Sigma Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Eta Society awarded Dr. Debbie Stern the Richard E. Davis Service Award on August 16, 2019 at the annual CAPE Awards Ceremony. Dr. Stern is involved in multiple service ongoing projects, including IDEA project for people with diabetes. In addition she is co-leader of the service learning curriculum in the DPT program at NSU. Congratulations to Dr. Stern on this wonderful accomplishment! Picture L to R: Lorilee H. Butler, DHSc, MPAS, MEd, PA-C; Dean Stanley H. Wilson, PT, EdD, CEAS; Debra Stern, PT, DPT, MSM, DBA, CLT, CEEAA


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