NSU faculty to present research and projects at Quality of Life Council meeting

Leonard Levy
Leonard A. Levy, D.P.M., M.P.H.

Students are invited to attend on November 8, 2011, as NSU faculty members present their research and projects at the NSU Quality of Life Council Meeting, in the President’s Dining Room at the Horvitz Administration Building from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.

Among the presenters, Leonard A. Levy, D.P.M., associate dean for Education, Planning, and Research at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and professor of both family medicine and public health will present his work entitled, “Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Implications on the US: A Public Health Perspective.” Within the scope of his presentation Levy will outline how the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan generated a considerable outpouring of fear about the public health dangers of nuclear energy. Although he notes that while this reaction is understandable, scientific evidence does not support conclusions that nuclear plants should be closed and thoughts of using such energy now and even in the future be abandoned. As such, Dr. Levy aims to put into perspective the public health implications of this disaster and of nuclear energy in general.

In addition, Lindsey Vigesaa, Ph.D., assistant professor of Criminal Justice at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences will present her research project, “Promoting Healthy Bonds and Literacy among Incarcerated Fathers and their Children: A Pilot Project.”  Notably, this project involves a joint partnership between NSU and Bridges of America: The Broward County Bridge. This partnership seeks to improve the quality of life for Broward County residents by attempting to negate many of the negative consequences associated with the removal of the father from the home upon incarceration.  This will be achieved through the evaluation of effectiveness of efforts aimed at addressing this major issue within Broward County.

All NSU faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to Angela Yehl, Psy.D., at (954) 262-8299 or yehl@nova.edu by November 4.

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