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Meryl Barns Zigila Award Honors the Student Who Inspired Many

Meryl Barns Zigila Award Honors the Student Who Inspired Many

In 2017, when she began battling a rare form of head and neck cancer, 31-year-old Meryl Barns Zigila harnessed her determination. The certified music therapist and Occupational Therapy graduate student was accustomed to encouraging others through the physical and emotional strains of illness. Now, she steeled herself for her own fight, one that...

2021-2022 Administrative Fellow: Bukky Durojaiye

2021-2022 Administrative Fellow: Bukky Durojaiye

Olubukola Durojaiye, Barry University, Health Management, MSHSA/MPH Dual Degree graduate, has been awarded an Administrative Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina Health (MUSC) throughout a rigorous selection process. Ms. Durojaiye was selected from a nationwide pool of 400 applicants and will start the fellowship in July 2021....

Barry Grad Catalina Bulla on Beating the Odds and Advocating for Her Patients

Barry Grad Catalina Bulla on Beating the Odds and Advocating for Her Patients

Catalina Bulla, MCMSc, PA-CBarry University Class of 2018 After graduating from Barry University's Physician Assistant program, in 2018, Catalina Bulla made a major move. She left Miami for Winston-Salem, NC, where she accepted a position as an internal medicine and cardiology PA with Wake Forest Baptist Health. The geographical change was...

Barry’s Nursing School Will Launch Ventilator Management Simulation Training Program Thanks to Florida Blue Foundation.

Barry’s Nursing School Will Launch Ventilator Management Simulation Training Program Thanks to Florida Blue Foundation.

Barry University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) will soon launch a Ventilator Management Simulation Training Program thanks in part to a generous gift from the Florida Blue Foundation. The program will give undergraduate students in the college, as well as those studying to become nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and...

Anesthesiology Professor Jeanne Antolchick Shines a Spotlight on Florida’s Non-Opioid Alternatives Law

Anesthesiology Professor Jeanne Antolchick Shines a Spotlight on Florida’s Non-Opioid Alternatives Law

In June 2019, Florida became the fifth state in the nation to adopt a law with the intent to mitigate the opioid epidemic. Florida's law, in particular, requires that health care providers have a conversation about opioids and provide a pamphlet about alternatives to opioid medications to their patients before administering or prescribing an...

Cardiovascular Function is Impaired When You Don’t Sleep Well, but New Research by Barry Professor Zacharias Papadakis Finds that Exercise Can Help

Cardiovascular Function is Impaired When You Don’t Sleep Well, but New Research by Barry Professor Zacharias Papadakis Finds that Exercise Can Help

When Dr. Zacharias Papadakis decided to study the impact of sleep deprivation and high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) on cardiovascular health, he was operating from personal experience. The assistant professor in Barry's Sport & Exercise Sciences department balances his roles as educator and researcher with his passion for fitness,...

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Dr. Steve Alves Tests Advanced Technology in Simulated Procedures

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Dr. Steve Alves Tests Advanced Technology in Simulated Procedures

When it comes to administering regional anesthetics to mitigate patient pain, the evidence has long been clear: using ultrasound technology to guide injections is both safer and more efficient than blind methods. Now, a promising new technology aims to further improve the performance of ultrasound-guided procedures, and a Barry University...

Barry Grad Chris Lonetta on Breaking Barriers as a CRNA

Barry Grad Chris Lonetta on Breaking Barriers as a CRNA

Chris Lonetta, DNP, CRNA Barry Class of 2003 and 2014 Nurse anesthesiology runs in Chris Lonetta's family. His aunt is a CRNA and, while he was still in high school, he shadowed her in the operating room. After earning his BSN from Kent State University, Lonetta turned again to his aunt for advice on anesthesiology schools. “She guided me...

Professor Joel Collazo Takes His Epidemiology Expertise to Hispanic News Stations

Professor Joel Collazo Takes His Epidemiology Expertise to Hispanic News Stations

Amid the confusion surrounding the global Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Joel Collazo, professor of Histology and Epidemiology in Barry's Biomedical Sciences program, has been working to bring trustworthy and actionable information to Hispanic communities in Miami and beyond. The Cuban-born medical doctor has spent much of his career teaching and studying...

Nurse Anesthesiology Program Celebrates 25 Years

Nurse Anesthesiology Program Celebrates 25 Years

Explore 25 Years of the Anesthesiology Program Much has changed since 1995, the year Barry University graduated its first Master of Science in Anesthesiology class. Many distinguished alumni have returned as faculty and mentors, the student body has diversified and grown, and clinical training sites that once numbered in the single digits are now...

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