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Four-Time Scholarship Recipient and DNP Candidate Bernardette Gesni Wants to Pay it Forward

Four-Time Scholarship Recipient and DNP Candidate Bernardette Gesni Wants to Pay it Forward

Character building began early for Miami native Bernardette Gesni. Both her parents were Cuban immigrants—her father a political prisoner—who prioritized moral principles over material goods. “We did not have much growing up,” says Gesni, “but we had strong values, including faith, perseverance, and gratitude.” Lately, her...

Fulfilling a Dream in Med School: Nadira Lilman

Fulfilling a Dream in Med School: Nadira Lilman

Nadira LilmanMS, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Track, Class of 2018“So far, about 60-70% of the material that I have seen in medical school is familiar to me because of Barry.” After earning her master's from Barry's BMS program in 2018, Nadira Lilman entered the most challenging phase of her academic career—medical school at the...

A Barry University Professor’s New Research Suggests Harnessing Your Subconscious May Make Exercise More Enjoyable

A Barry University Professor’s New Research Suggests Harnessing Your Subconscious May Make Exercise More Enjoyable

(MIAMI, FL) It’s no secret that great music can really fuel a great workout, but a new study led by a Barry University Assistant Professor of Sports, Exercise & Performance Psychology found watching music videos that contain positive subliminal messages while working out could make exercise more enjoyable and actually feel easier.

MS, Occupational Therapy Ranks No. 3 in 2020 by EduMed

MS, Occupational Therapy Ranks No. 3 in 2020 by EduMed

EduMed, a leading resource for students seeking higher-education programs in health care, has named Barry University No. 3 in the U.S. for Occupational Therapy! In a quest to match prospective students with programs that suit their individual needs, EduMed analyzed accredited schools based on five primary factors: cost effectiveness, online course...

A Faculty Grad Who Gives Back: Elisabeth Londono, DPM

A Faculty Grad Who Gives Back: Elisabeth Londono, DPM

Elisabeth Londono, DPMAs a former BMS student, she relates to the aspiring doctors she teaches and positions herself as both a mentor and role model. Dr. Elisabeth Londono knows how to stay busy. She is a mom, a practicing foot and ankle specialist in Miami, and a professor in Barry's Biomedical Sciences graduate program, where she also earned her...

A Recent Grad Who Tackles Challenges: John Park

A Recent Grad Who Tackles Challenges: John Park

John ParkMS, Biomedical Sciences, Dental Track, Class of 2019"From what I read online,” he says, “Barry had a superb reputation for helping people get into dental school.” The BMS graduate student completed his degree in December of 2019 and now intends to pursue his studies in general dentistry. “ There was never a doubt...

New $3.2 Million Tuition Grant Supports Occupational Therapy Graduate Students

New $3.2 Million Tuition Grant Supports Occupational Therapy Graduate Students

Barry University's Occupational Therapy program is the proud recipient of a $3.2 million grant awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). With the goal of promoting diversity within the health-care field, the HRSA funding will provide scholarships to minority and disadvantaged graduate students in Barry's Occupational...

The Trauma Guy: Luis DeRosa, RN, EMT

The Trauma Guy: Luis DeRosa, RN, EMT

The Trauma Guy: Luis DeRosa, RN, EMTBS, Nursing, Class of 2009Part catharsis and part inspiration, DeRosa's social media presence illustrates the qualities that serve him well as a trauma nurse—quick thinking, a team-oriented focus, a sense of humor and humility, and compassion. There are moments when Luis DeRosa feels made for his job as a Level...

A Grad with a Global Platform: Ramses Principe

A Grad with a Global Platform: Ramses Principe

A Grad with a Global Platform: Ramses PrincipeBS, Exercise Physiology, Class of 2013“There are millions of other trainers on social media, but my experience at Barry sets me apart.” With nearly 300,000 Instagram followers, Ramses Principe has elevated his fitness and lifestyle brand to a global level. The Sport and Exercise Sciences...

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