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Nova Southeastern University Names Lisa Deziel as Dean of the College of Pharmacy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and DAVIE, Fla., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., recently announced the appointment of Lisa Deziel, Pharm.D., Ph.D., as dean of NSU's College of Pharmacy (COP). Deziel has served in a number of administrative positions within the college, including associate professor and executive associate dean, interim dean, acting chair of Pharmacy Practice, assistant dean for academic innovation and technology, and assistant dean for academic affairs.

Chancellor of NSU's Health Professions Division Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., stated that Dean Deziel has a proven track record of success at NSU and has been instrumental in the growth of the College of Pharmacy over the years. Deziel has served as a faculty member with the college since 1989 and has worked tirelessly to create new opportunities for students ensuring NSU remains the premiere university at which to pursue a graduate degree in pharmacy.

Deziel is a licensed pharmacist in Florida and Georgia, a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Fellow in the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. She has been involved in pharmacy education for more than 25 years and holds a Ph.D. in computer technology, specializing in the use of technology in education. Her primary teaching and research interests have been in oncology, pharmacy education, pharmacy workforce issues, and technology, and she has delivered national and international presentations in the area of pharmacy education.

"I am thrilled to be taking on this new leadership role as dean of NSU's College of Pharmacy," said Deziel. "Supported by a group of talented faculty members who are both excellent teachers and cutting-edge researchers, we provide unparalleled educational experiences to the high-quality Pharm.D. and Ph.D. students we attract to our main campus in Fort Lauderdale and our sites in Palm Beach and Puerto Rico.  Our diverse student body has opportunities that extend far beyond classroom learning including research, leadership training, student organization and community-based activities, and summer travel study. I feel privileged to have this opportunity to continue our mission to graduate pharmacy professionals who serve tirelessly to improve our nation's health, and work passionately to move the profession forward to meet society's needs." 

Deziel attended Duke University for undergraduate studies and received her B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degrees from Mercer University College of Pharmacy. She completed a post-doctoral residency in Clinical Pharmacy at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL. To learn more about Dean Deziel please visit:

About NSU's College of Pharmacy: The COP offers a challenging professional degree program of study in pharmacy that emphasizes the pharmaceutical sciences and patient-centered care. Presented with the use of innovative teaching modalities and the newest technology, the curriculum is designed to prepare pharmacy graduates for life-long learning and leadership capabilities as medication therapy managers in our nation's healthcare system. You will find our programs conducted by an exceptional, talented faculty committed to your education. They, themselves, are agents of change in such diverse fields of research and practice as genomics, drug development, informatics, and pharmacotherapy.

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. NSU awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it's one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's Community Engagement Classification. For more information visit


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