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Mission Statement: Addiction Medicine Club provides students with information on how to treat individuals with substance-related health conditions, as well as information on the bio-psycho-social framework for persons with addiction. This club is also dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness about the impaired physician, and provide information on the resources available for healthcare professionals struggling with substance abuse.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Peter Cohen Dr. Susan Riskin
President Jamie Flora Jillian Stein
Vice President Kevin Moran Baneet Kaur
Treasurer Cydne Hastings Alexnys Fernandez-Pacheco
Secretary Julia Roth Annalia Foster
M1 Representative Annalena Pirovic

Mission Statement: NSU-KPCOM’s ACOEP Emergency Club is open to all health professions students interested in the Emergency Medicine field. The purpose of this club is to enhance students’ education and interest in Emergency Medicine.  The club sponsors academic enrichment through mentorship programs, educational workshops, lecture series, and clinical exposure.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Darren Cohen Dr. Darren Cohen
President Alexandra Blanco Theodore Soares
Vice President Josue Reyes Adam Hurwitz
Treasurer Isabel Bernal Tim Johnson
Secretary Nevill Duncan Shreya Mathur
Clinical Outreach Coordinator Reanna Leoni
CPR Coordinator Aryan Lajevard
M1 Representative Simon Tran

Mission Statement: The NSU-KPCOM Chapter of the Student Association of the ACOFP is open to all osteopathic medical students and offers a variety of benefits while providing opportunities to build a professional network and enhance leadership skills. Members get access to OMT videos, webinars, COMLEX prep and an entire network of preceptors to help students along each step of their medical career. NSU-KPCOM Chapter of the SAACOFP is committed to highlighting the importance of disease prevention and health promotion in primary care through student activities, health promotion campaigns and community service.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Pamela Moran-Walcutt
President Divya Sunny
Vice President Carlos Fagundo
Treasurer Viktor Kunder
Secretary Sarah Cushion
National Liason Sonia Kapoor

Mission Statement: American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) members desire to go into sports medicine through several paths, using Sports Medicine Club as a way to learn about the careers available in Sports Medicine.  We also gain exposure working in the field as medical students alongside sports physicians.  The club has opportunities to volunteer in the community through sports, to shadow a variety of doctors working in sports medicine, and hear lectures from many types of sports medicine professionals in order to deepen our knowledge and widen our exposure to the field.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Alessandra Posey Dr. Alessandra Posey
President Matthew Tayem Jay Kammerman
Vice President Justin Koss Keyan Shasti
Treasurer Robert Iandoli Cody Brown
Secretary Reece Whitaker Allyson Jack
Social Media Director Javier Alonso
Social Media Chair Maggie Sweeney
PM&R Chair Marlou Abril
M1 Representative Paul Kaldas

Mission Statement: The Anesthesiology Club is comprised of medical students interested in the field of anesthesia. By joining this club, students get a chance to participate in intubation clinics, Anesthesiologist Speaker meetings, as well as have several opportunities of shadowing practicing anesthesiologists in the area. We seek to attract and assist high quality medical students to learn more about the field of anesthesiology and consider careers as anesthesiologists.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Bacoat-Jones Mayur Parmar
President Andy Aleman Espino Grant Patterson
Vice President Dylan Irvine Rushi Lavani
Treasurer Leona Ewan Joseph Phan
Secretary Arathi Kulkarni Rushi Lavani
Social Media Chair Patrick Farahvashi
Research Chair Tate Matthews
M1 Representative Marjorie Viteritti

Mission Statement: Our mission is to connect the students and faculty from the Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Divisions schools to the local geriatric community and foster a relationship where students can interact with older adults, offer time and services to older adults in need, and learn about the healthcare needs and the systems that provide for the local geriatric population.  We pride ourselves in fostering a collaborative environment among the various HPD programs and in providing to the elder community a group of motivated and dedicated student volunteers.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Hames Dr. Elizabeth Hames
President Sean Riegle Sean Riegle
Vice President Emilie Vos Emilie Vos
Treasurer Nimisha Lingappa Nimisha Lingappa
Secretary Miti Shah Miti Shah
Community Service Chair Rudresh Patel Rudresh Patel

Mission Statement: The NSU-KPCOM Neuro/Psych Club is a combination of all interests contained under the medical branches of Neurology and Psychiatry.  Just as the brain has millions of connections, our club focuses on the similarities and differences between the two disciplines through meetings, movies, guest speakers, and public outreach events.  The club often has joint events with the NSU College of Pharmacy’s corresponding club in in order to broaden the practical knowledge contained within each specialty.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Lori Dribin Dr. Deepesh Khanna
President Michael Benrubi Clay Ginn
Vice President Khloe Gu
Vice President-Neuro Dominick Cabrera
Vice President-Psych Sonakshi Vatsa
Treasurer Zehra Khoja Jay Kammerman
Secretary Matthew Thornburg Jonathan Zalkin
Community Outreach Chair Saje Schlatterer
Social Media Chair Emily Krzykwa
M1 Representative Kaitlyn Dittmer

Mission Statement: The mission of the Pediatrics Club is to develop and encourage osteopathic medical students interested in pediatrics.  The club is not only for those desiring to specialize in pediatrics, but also for students interested in family medicine and other fields in which pediatric patients will be encountered.  Lectures and meetings are held frequently, as are social and fundraising events.  The club participates in a range of university-wide events such as A Day for Children and outreaches to unwell and underserved youth by coordinating an annual Holiday Toy Drive and visiting local hospitals.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Fernandez Dr. Bruce Peters
President John Tacconi Evan Lambert
Vice President Michael Jayson Veenah Francis
Treasurer Emily Gauthier Chloe Hille
Secretary Naomi Edwin
Membership/ACOP Liason Jordana Borges
Community Service Chair Haley Connor
M1 Representative Heather Sprengel

Mission Statement: The NSU-KPCOM Ophthalmology Club’s purpose on campus is to provide NSU students with the opportunity to learn more about the field of ophthalmology as an osteopathic physician.  Our club allows students to explore the specialty and learn about the process by exposing them to current and former ophthalmologists during our informational meetings with speakers, as well as offer networking contacts for getting involved in ocular research.  Ophthalmology club also places a great emphasis on volunteerism by frequently partnering with Project Downtown Ft. Lauderdale to provide food to the local homeless population.  We also participate in various activities such as health fairs, glasses drives, and academic reviews for students.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Patrick Barry Dr. Patrick Barry
President Alexis Fazio Alexis Fazio
Vice President Kristina Beluskov Kristina Beluskov
Treasurer Panagiotis Gavathas Panagiotis Gavathas
Secretary Nashit Mozumder Nashit Mozumder

Mission Statement: The PM&R club's goals is to promote and bring awareness to the field. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. We also hope to bring awareness to the numerous subspecialties such as Brain Injury Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and/or Sports Medicine. 

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Lailah Issac
President Julia Grote
Vice President Michael Jayson
Treasurer Sergio Mosquera Limas
Secretary Bijal Patel

Mission Statement: The club fosters interest and education on the professions of both interventional and diagnostic radiology.  Through didactic lectures, students have the benefit of learning how to evaluate images, which can serve them well in their clerkship years.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Jordan Ditchek Dr. Holly Waters (Laird)
President Daniel Colado Kyle McKenna
Vice President Coral Laney Sohaib Ahmed
Treasurer Alexander Burpee Rikin Patel
Secretary Guillermo Loyola Ravi Kalia
M1 Representative Sulaiman Paika

Mission Statement: SAOAO is an organization promoting interest, research and further learning in the field of Orthopedic Surgery. We work with local orthopedic surgeons and residents to further educate and provide opportunities for the next generation of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Eric Goldsmith
President Andrew Casanova
Vice President Andres Francisco
Treasurer Thomas Bronk
Secretary Kelly Long
Philanthropy Chair Matthew Tayem

Mission Statement: The Student Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology aims to provide Nova Southeastern University Medical Students that are interested in pursuing OB/GYN as a career with all the information and advice necessary to achieve their goals.  The club hosts many information sessions about women’s health and residency led by OB/GYN physicians from many different kinds of hospitals, and provides its students with many community service opportunities.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Katina Burgess-Brown Dr. Katina Burgess-Brown
President Elizabeth Geyer-Roberts Elise Quartucio
Vice President Astrid Leonardo Jennifer Rafalovich
Treasurer Madison Karakash Sarah Klein
Secretary Emily Gauthier Gabriella Alonzo
Community Outreach Chair Janeta Yancheva
M1 Representative Kristina Smith

Mission Statement: The Student Dermatology Association is an organization that provides students with information about a career in dermatology.  We accomplish our mission by inviting dermatologists to speak about their training, setting up shadowing experiences with practicing dermatologists, and organizing different volunteer opportunities so our members can learn even more about the field.  Each semester our flagship even is a health fair at Fort Lauderdale Beach in which we hand out sunscreen and education beach goers about the importance of sun protection.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Michelle Beckler Dr. Gregory Garvin
President Oscar Diaz Julia Rockcole
Vice President Samyukta Swaminath Gabriella Martin
Treasurer Madison Karakash Cody Hibbs
Secretary Alexis Fazio Brianna Wetmore
Philanthropy Chair Eric Gutierrez
Social Media Chair Alena Bashinskaya
Social Media Rep Cristina Munoz
M1 Representative John Haffey

Mission Statement: The SOIMA club here at NSU is a chapter of the national organization American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI).  As a local chapter, we offer many talks from Internists and specialist within our community that highlight a variety of fields within this specialty.  We aim to promote interprofessionalism by participating in an interprofessional mentoring program in conjunction with a local high school.  This club helps to educate future internist on the plethora of career choices within the field of internal medicine.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Marc Kesselman Dr. Marc Kesselman
President Vivianne Gonzalez Julia Wursta
Vice President Samyukta Swaminath Stephanie Bouchard
Treasurer Allison Weening Arjun Bagai
Secretary Nikki Tran Omar Altabbakh
Public Relations Chair Ali Awad
Social Media Chair Kripa Dahal
Research Chair Joe Kastrenakes
M1 Representative Dylan Hedin

Mission Statement: SOSA is a national organization that focuses on educating osteopathic students in the field of surgery.  Members participate in suture clinics, anatomy sessions with cadavers as well as attend sessions with speakers from a variety of surgical specialties.  In addition, we partner with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise awareness and money for the charity.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Nicholas Lutfi Dr. Rohit Mehra
President Philip Helderlein Alek Jahnke
Vice President Dylon Collins Lohitha Guntupalli
Treasurer Alexandra Blanco Mario Ramos
Secretary Mallory Kazaleh Alexandra Albulescu
National Liason Kailee Vickaryous Patrick Farahvashi
Philanthropy Chair Eytan Mendelow
Orthopedics Chair Alex Olson
Anatomy Chair Lia Mandavalli
M1 Representative Allie Heineman

Mission Statement: SOAPSS members share the goal of exploring specialty fields of plastics, ENT, and allergy.  Members are introduced and connected with physicians in the respective fields, along with community service focused club meeting.  Student members gain experience and tools that develop the patient centered philosophy in any specialty area they choose. 

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Gina Foster
President Vania Arboleda
Vice President Kawther Elsouri
Treasurer Dylan Collins
Secretary Kiran Sharma
TBR Chair Devon Durham 
TBR Chair Cory Hyun-su Kim

Mission Statement: The Society of Medical Oncology (SOMO) established at the time when increasing population of cancer patients need holistic and yet personalized care.  SOMO’s main objective is to promote and provide both basic and clinical knowledge of medical oncology to passionate NSU-KPCOM medical students. To do so, SOMO will host health fairs for our members to delve into local communities to educate the public on carcinogens and advocate healthy lifestyles to minimize the risk of developing cancer. SOMO provides research internship opportunities in Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research so that its members will have a better understanding of fundamental mechanisms underlying oncogenesis. SOMO’s main mission is to promote the presence of osteopathic physicians in the field of medical oncology to better care cancer patients.

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Position Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Tampa Bay Regional Campus
Faculty Advisor Dr. Demory-Beckler Dr. Daniel Bonfil
President Sabrina Bonnice Joseph Kastrenakes
Vice President Heather McKelvey Zachary Breslow
Treasurer Una Sijercic Kyle McKenna
Secretary Alexandra Echevarria Stephanie Bouchard
M1 Representative Kaylan Kelly
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