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Nova Southeastern University Physician Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla Receives Inaugural Dr. John Langdon Volunteerism in Medicine Award

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After years of serving communities in and around Broward County, the American College of Physician's Florida Chapter honors Dr. Haffizulla for her work with the Caribbean Diaspora.

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - eTradeWire -- The Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians honored a shining star within their membership for her valiant effort in promoting cultural diversity and inclusion in her body of work and community service.

Honored for her work in the Caribbean Diaspora, Dr. Haffizulla's CDHNOP, aka Caribbean Diaspora Healthy Nutrition Outreach Project, at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), resonates her passion to encourage an underrepresented Caribbean Community, of over 1.6 million, to adopt a healthier lifestyle without compromising cultural norms.

The Trinidadian born physician and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at NSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, is committed to her mission to get the community to make minor changes in lifestyle choices that can help reduce the high rates of preventable diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and obesity. These changes allow them to still embrace the cultural norms they bring from their homeland without compromising taste and culture, all the while passing down those family traditions that will span generations to come.

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Dr. Haffizulla was nominated by Dr. Elaine Wallace, Dean of the Dr. Kiran College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University and was subsequently bestowed the honor of being the first recipient of this prestigious inaugural award.  In her current capacity, she serves as the co-chair of the Lauderhill Health and Prosperity Partnership where she works closely with the city manager and elected officials utilizing her powerful work and research in the community to lay the foundation for this initiative.

This nomination and award recognize her groundbreaking and unique work in highlighting and supporting the diaspora and surrounding community members who have been historically underrepresented and underserved whilst giving back and ensuring cultural inclusivity. Congratulations, Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla! Become a part of the CDHNOP movement by visiting: www.NSUCaribbeanHealth.com

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