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  • Faculty Spotlight: Linda Sobell | The Current
    her major to psychology soon after and in both her career path and in love she never looked back She went on to earn a master s degree in social sciences and a Ph D in psychology both from the University of California where her husband also completed his studies Sobell is a licensed psychologist and her work focuses on addictive behaviors such as drinking smoking and gambling She and her husband direct NSU s Guided Self Change Clinic a specialty program at the Psychological Services Center The Sobells established this unique method of motivational cognitive behavioral treatment in 1984 and implement it at the clinic to help students manage their addictions At first we used to see a lot of down and out folks and adult problem drinkers Sobell said But now we see more young students who have binge drinking problems who didn t realize they had such a big problem She said she also sees students setting and achieving goals for everything from improving bad sleep habits to reducing excessive Internet use which are seldom considered unhealthy habits in a college setting Sobell is also associate director of clinical training at NSU s Center for Psychological Studies and has written eight books on various topics in psychology Her favorite publication is her most recent one Group Therapy with Substance Use Disorders A Motivational Cognitive Behavioral Approach It s a more clinical hands on book telling people how to run groups which are daunting because it s not just one person you re trying to help it s six or eight people and you have to manage all the parts and personalities Sobell said I used to hate groups but after writing the book I love them Sobell never intended to write so many books and publish more than 280 papers and articles research and medical practice were her initial career goals She said I never wanted to be a writer and I actually had to take extra English courses in college because my writing wasn t very good But after her first research article went through 36 revisions she learned to embrace the editing process and she enjoys the work leading up to the final product Because of her many achievements Sobell was awarded the President s Distinguished Professor Award of Excellence in 2014 for her significant contributions to research scholarship and instruction Some of her other awards include the Betty Ford Award awards from Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School and the Shepard Science Award for the most outstanding peer reviewed research paper on prevention and control In addition to researching writing teaching and directing the clinic at NSU Sobell and her husband do everything together including playing racquetball raising orchids and bonsai trees at home taking gourmet cooking classes and spending time with their daughters Both of Sobell s children work in the health industry one is a pediatrician specializing in obesity and the other works in public health promoting healthy eating Because of this

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Aimee Zadak | The Current
    an associate lecturer in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences specializes in grief and bereavement Having graduated from NSU with a master s and a doctorate she spent the last 18 years teaching She said It is one of the greatest joys of my life Before beginning her teaching career Zadak spent 14 years in the corporate world where she led special action teams in strategic planning Zadak left to concentrate on her doctorate teach and raise a family During this time she wrote her dissertation Psychosocial Effects of Grieving in the Workplace and developed her monthly newsletter The Countdown to Success The one thing that makes me happiest is helping other people and as a professor with four classes I certainly have that opportunity Zadak said Because she understands the stress many endure in college she enjoys teaching and finds the interaction with her students rewarding Zadak said she loves teaching more because I enjoy working with the students In addition to teaching Zadak counsels adults and teens about obtaining their goals She believes every individual has the potential for success but the first step is to take the time to know who you are In her practice Zadak strives to create individualized processes for reaching a targeted goal In her newsletter she outlines a monthly strategy for success Life is not easy Zadak said You must make things work and find a solution The first step is learning to like yourself In addition to the newsletter Zadak also developed Count Down to Goodbye a program she began for grief counseling when she lost her mother She learned a powerful lesson when her mother told her I feel sad for those I ll leave behind I don t want them to be in pain This sparked her interest in helping others deal with the loss of a loved one and the grief that follows Zadak said her mothers statement had a profound effect on her and helped her understand that Death is not about you but rather the people you leave in pain Through her work she has noticed a lack of empathy as one of the world s greatest problems particularly in the U S People have lost the ability to feel what other people feel and her work in grief counseling reflects her compassion for those in pain she said Aside from teaching or working in her clinic Zadak likes horseback riding reading and just thinking quietly Trent is a junior communication studies major who is minoring in sports management He is part of First Tee of Broward County and plays competitive amateur golf SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Career Corner The importance of internships Next article Diary of a girl without a country Trent Strafaci RELATED ARTICLES MORE FROM AUTHOR That time I auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance Internships 101 Defeat the heat don t skip a beat NO COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Log in to leave a comment

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  • Trent Strafaci | The Current
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  • Faculty Spotlight: Almos Trif | The Current
    when he accompanies osteopathic medicine students go overseas for medical missions He has been to Guatemala Dominican Republic Ecuador Brazil Argentina Vietnam Every place I go I collect very specific handicraft from that area he said Originally from Romania Trif also sees art in internal medicine the field in which he worked for 25 years Trif describes internal medicine as a holistic field and a permanent learning profession You can never be confined Trif said It keeps that part of medicine which is art So if you ask me how much science is in internal medicine I say that everything lab oriented is science but when you have to think about it the art comes The art of diagnosing is not so easy You need to be close to the patient and understand his medical history and background and 80 percent of the diagnoses come from dialogue with the patient Trif also has a law degree which he started studying for during his medical residency Law school helped me understand the world because we were having lectures about economics social systems he said Studying law also influenced his medical career Once I knew the laws I wanted to see what was governing medical practice besides the laws Medical responsibility was only taken from the penal code not the civil code If a doctor was ruining the life of a patient somehow he had to go to jail but there was no damage repair for the patient His wrote his dissertation on medical judicial responsibility and it is now required reading for medical students in Romania He s also written bioethics textbooks and Euthanasia Assisted Suicide Eugenics Great Dilemmas of the Humanity which was a bestseller in Romania When he came to the U S Trif also received his master s degree in medical ethics after being rewarded a Fogarty Grant at Case Western Reserve University Besides his law degree M D and master s he also has a Ph D in forensic medicine Because he has four degrees he has taught everything from internal medicine to pathology and medical ethics Coming from a family of teachers Trif has a legacy of teaching to pass on to his students He tells students that he teaches not to pass tests but for them to have what they need for the rest of their lives I think I push myself to give the best of me for the students so the students can actually take not just information They can take the ways to process that information which makes it knowledge For me the definition of knowledge is the processing of the information Trif believes that one of the best things he can do is to never lie to the students They know that no matter what I say that is the truth and I am very dedicated to them SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Holiday events to make the season jolly Next article Diary of a shopaholic Keren Moros RELATED ARTICLES

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  • Keren Moros | The Current
    All Athlete of the Week Coach s Corner On the Bench Out of the Shark Zone Athlete of the Week Sherrelle Jordan Out of the Sharkzone for April 19 2016 On the Bench Equal pay for equal play Finding Fitness Boxing Opinions All Faceoffs On the Scene Satire Shark Speak Shark Speak for April 19 2016 Everyone needs a role model Are you even reading this Periods aren t gross period Home Authors Posts by Keren Moros Keren Moros 205 POSTS 0 COMMENTS Pixar turns itself Inside Out Keren Moros May 22 2015 0 Tomorrowland both confuses and delights Keren Moros May 21 2015 0 NSU opens emergency room Keren Moros May 17 2015 0 Professors study chronic fatigue syndrome Keren Moros May 14 2015 0 Going turquoise for lung cancer Keren Moros May 8 2015 0 SunTrust Foundation funds NSU scholarship Keren Moros May 5 2015 0 NSU to host March for Babies Keren Moros April 28 2015 0 Editor s Note Keren Moros April 21 2015 0 Making us smarter Keren Moros April 21 2015 0 Professor seeks to start equestrian club Keren Moros April 7 2015 0 1 2 3 21 Page 1 of 21 Follow Us 588 Fans Like 453 Followers Follow 614 Followers Follow 9 Subscribers Subscribe Popular Articles of the Week I only speak Emoji Chantel Grant April 5 2016 608 0 Goodbye Netflix binges hello movie matinees Li Cohen April 19 2016 106 0 That time I auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance The Current April 19 2016 223 0 TGIF Shopper s guide to Black Friday Roddia Paul November 17 2015 1495 0 University School assistant coach found dead Li Cohen March 25 2016 438 0 Print Edition Student Media Partners Archives by Month 2016 J F M A M

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Terrell Manyak | The Current
    next to a school so that children could bring water home after school and the establishment of a task force to keep the water supply clean After all of this was Manyak learned that the area was also suffering from deforestation Makerere University provided a converter for human waste that turned it into methane gas which could be used instead of wood as a source of energy You start out with one little project that leads to another that leads to another and then all this stuff is so systemically related that it s really hard to get on top of But if you don t solve all of these problems the good that you did destroys itself Manyak said When we finally finished this project 300 local villagers came out to say thank you to us that was very touching They were sincere We really did change their life Manyak s other trip to Paraguay as the adviser to NSU s Rotoract Club a community service organization was an eye opening experience for him as it showed him that there are also problems and challenges that countries outside of Africa must face That trip was very interesting because I had never explored that part of the world before Manyak said The Paraguayans took me back into the rural country to really see what life was like and the challenges they face He came to NSU after being chair of the business department at Lewis Clark State College in Idaho The college s mission was to provide distance education opportunities throughout the state similar to NSU This is what attracted Manyak to the university The more I learned about NSU the more I said God was guiding me in this because this university really fit my philosophy of education Manyak said Manyak started the Rotoract Club at NSU and enjoys working with the group He encourages every student on campus to get involved with the community service based organization as the members do so many things to support the community in and around NSU They really live my idea of the motto Service above self These kids are bright smart and energetic I envy them If we could do one hour a week it would be amazing what we could do as a people he said Manyak is also adept with home repair including tiling plumbing and electrical One problem with teaching is that it never ends And every now and then you need to tear down something in your house and rebuild it so you can see a finished product he said Locally Manyak promotes literacy with a program called Black Stallion which has made breakthroughs with children who are too afraid to read aloud in class Children are given books that they are expected to learn to read and after a month they read their books to a black stallion Reading to the stallion removes this barrier and after that they can begin to learn he said Manyak

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  • Jazmyn Brown | The Current
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  • Faculty Spotlight: Jose Lopez | The Current
    and went snorkeling in the Bahamas You could actually see a lot more coral back then The diversity was fascinating Lopez eventually started studying genetic research and then sponges When we start looking within the tissues of sponges we find that there s all this microbial diversity Lopez said Some sponge bodies are almost 50 percent bacteria They re an integral part of the animal In his research Lopez seeks to answer how sponges live with these bacteria through genetic methods and bacterial taxonomy Now he s also studying bacteria that live on the human skin He and other researchers have launched a project titled The Skin Deep Microbiome Project They will gather samples from volunteers to see the variations of microbes among people and analyze them using genomic sequencing The project is also being crowd funded on Indiegogo Through a collaboration with the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Lopez and the researchers will analyze the samples using a state of the art DNA sequencer from Illumina a company that manufactures tools to analyze genetic variation Now we can do in house DNA sequencing as well and at the same time we re going to train our students to learn how to run this machine and it s going to be great training for them they re also going to help analyze the data Lopez said This is what s going to prepare them for the next generation of jobs and perhaps research Lopez said that while the project is unusual for the Oceanographic Center it s also connected with his lab s focus on symbiotic research on marine animals We re emphasizing that all animals are interdependent with other organisms Lopez said Whether you re a sponge a coral a fly or a human everything s living interdependently on other organisms not just for food you might be getting unknown benefits from these microbes Lopez is also one of the founders of Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance known as GIGA an initiative to sequence the DNA of as many marine invertebrate animals as possible It s very ambitious but it s doable with the technology that s growing Lopez said Lopez is currently trying to get funding for the project and believes it can be part of a bigger genomics program at NSU as he is fascinated by genetics and enjoys the flexibility he has as a scientist and professor to ask questions about it It s all about discovery and exploration pushing the envelope and looking at the unknown Lopez said Genetics and evolution have always been a fascination to me There s just so much we don t know and so many questions we can ask Life is very fragile and complex and studying biology and genetics has helped focused that for me to look at life in its intricate details SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous article Hong Kong censorship and you Next article Career Corner The importance of being a well rounded professional Keren Moros RELATED

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