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PT Expert Teri Ingenito in MainSt.com
Jan 29, 2015
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Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Teri Ingenito contributed her expertise to a MainSt.com article on PT for critically ill patients.

In "Unlikely Candidates for Exercise May Be the Ones Who Benefit Most From Moving," Ingenito noted that she has worked with cardiovascular intensive care unit patients for more than 25 years. But the medical field has only recently realized the importance of movement to critically ill patients.

In remarks not included in the publication, Ingenito said, “The big push for patients now is mobilization. Getting up and moving them as soon as possible is the best way to get them on the road to recovery and get them out of ICU.”

Ingenito adds that physical therapists working in the ICU must “have a good knowledge base and reference to medicine.” And, she added, there are many tubes and medical devices of which to be mindful.

“It’s imperative that they have good physical therapy care starting in the ICU, not waiting until they get to the floors,” she says.

New M.S.-INCS for Abu Dhabi Mentioned in Dubai Weekly
Jan 16, 2015

NYIT-Abu Dhabi’s new master’s program in cybersecurity is highlighted in a recent issue of Dubai tabloid weekly XPRESS. Mentioning the recent approval from the UAE’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the story announces the availability of NYIT’s graduate degree in information, network, and computer security (M.S.-INCS).

XPRESS, published every Thursday and distributed throughout the U.A.E., focuses on stories of interest to the Emirates’ diverse communities.

Barbara Ross-Lee in SF Chronicle: Reform Graduate Medical Education
Jan 07, 2015
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"Reforming graduate medical education -- the system used to train new physicians -- would help address this doctor shortage in California and across the country," writes NYIT Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee in The San Francisco Chronicle. "The current system, established in 1965, is outdated and inefficient. Voters must urge Congress to redirect funding toward new training models that fix the shortfall and meet patient needs."

Ross-Lee is a member of the Institute of Medicine's committee on graduate medical education. Last year, the IOM issued a report calling for significant modernization of the system.

In "A better way to get the primary-care doctors we need," Ross-Lee notes that most health care is delivered outside of large teaching hospitals. Yet that is where most average residents receive their training. Ross-Lee advocates a graduate medical education system that emphasizes personalized patient interaction and the "real-world" experience of community-based care. One successful model, she notes, is found in osteopathic postdoctoral training institutions. Forty percent of osteopathic residents in those institutions choose the generalist disciplines of family medicine, general internal medicine, and pediatrics.

Tabbara Introduces New Master's Degree at NYIT-Abu Dhabi
Dec 22, 2014
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Mr. Ahmad Tabbara, executive director of NYIT-Abu Dhabi, speaks to local Arabic-language daily Al Watan to announce the launch of the NYIT master's degree in information, network, and computer security (M.S.-INCS), recently approved for the U.A.E.

Following are some key points Tabbara makes in the article:

  • A brief description of each of NYIT-Abu Dhabi’s accredited and approved master’s programs: M.B.A, M.S.-IT, and the new M.S.-INCS
  • NYIT’s efforts to supply qualified job candidates trained in high-demand areas and capable of facing today’s challenges
  • NYIT’s suitability for working executives who want to advance their careers
  • NYIT’s global campuses
  • NYIT’s plans to introduce more academic programs at its campuses around the world
President Guiliano: Think Outside Box, Country
Dec 22, 2014
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"College administrators looking to improve students' educational experiences shouldn't just think outside the box -- they should think outside the country," writes NYIT President Edward Guiliano in an op-ed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "College grads who can operate across different cultures have a serious advantage."

Guiliano describes NYIT's distance learning learning classrooms, which link students from NYIT campuses in the Middle East, China, Canada, and New York.

"Exposure to diverse ways of thinking helps develop the ability to think in new and different ways," he writes. "This is what drives innovation...After all, global experience is a 21st-century leadership prerequisite."

Haar: Unregulated Dietary Supplements are Risky for Consumers
Dec 12, 2014
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Probiotic dietary supplements are not regulated or tested for safety, Dr. Mindy Haar of NYIT School of Health Professions told Newsday (subscription required) in an article about a product warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The warning came after the death of a premature baby who was given a probiotic supplement that was later found to be contaminated with mold.

Haar prefers natural and food-based sources of vitamins and minerals over unregulated dietary supplements, which she says can occasionally lead to sickness or death for consumers.

NYIT-Abu Dhabi Grad an Example of Dedication
Dec 10, 2014
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“Even my father told me that he did not expect much from me … This made me want to prove myself to them,” says Mamoon Sultan, a recent NYIT grad and current M.B.A. student in Abu Dhabi.

Nearly blind since childhood, Mamoon has overcome serious obstacles to pursue his higher education. “We must always believe in ourselves and be open to learning,” he says.

The U.A.E.'s youth-oriented monthly Tempo features Mamoon’s story, giving readers a perspective on the importance of persistence toward reaching your goals, no matter what they may be.

Jonathan Geisler Discusses New Whale Exhibit in Charleston
Nov 16, 2014
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"In addition to the intelligence, it's the size," says Associate Professor Jonathan Geisler, referring to the attraction people have always had to whales. "They are big on a scale that it is just hard to wrap your mind around.

Geisler was interviewed by the Associated Press for The State and ABCNews4 Charleston about a new exhibit, "Evolution of Whales," at the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History at the College of Charleston. Geisler, an expert on whales and dolphins, is the chief scientific advisor for the exhibit.

"Ancient deposits surrounding Charleston, SC are the richest source for these fossil whales in the world," says Geisler, "and superbly preserved fossils of at least six new species of whales, many of which have never been seen by the scientific community, are now on permanent display in the new exhibit."

The sediment deposits, says Geisler, contained fossils from btween 24 million and 30 million years ago. At that time, whales evolved into two groups: filter feeders, known as baleens, and toothed whales. The exhibit shows how whales, dolphins, and porpoises descended from land-dwelling creatures, chronicling the evolution of flippers and blowholes we see today.

Cheryl Zauderer: Study Shows Benefits of Mother-Baby Bonding
Nov 12, 2014

"Nurses working in labor and birth settings should promote the practice of skin-to-skin contact between women and their newborn infants immediately following birth, given the significant health benefits associated with this experience," says NYIT Department of Nursing Assistant Professor Cheryl Zauderer in Knoxville Times about her study on mother-baby bonding and breastfeeding.

Zauderer and her colleagues published the study in the journal Nursing for Women's Health.

"The moments right after birth represent the ideal time frame for initiating breastfeeding, which generates important health benefits for the baby," says Zauderer.

Although women who deliver by caesarean face barriers to breastfeeding, clinicians can work together to try to insure a skin-to-skin contact protocol.

Meyland Advocates for Protecting LI’s Drinking Water
Nov 02, 2014
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"The Lloyd is special, it's limited, and it should be held as a reserve for coastal communities, period," says Sarah Meyland, director of NYIT’s Water Resources Management Center, in Newsday.

According to the article, New York City is readying a plan to begin pumping again from its shuttered network of Queens wells -- which includes four sunk in the Lloyd -- and policymakers and experts are viewing the moves with concern.

LI’s population of 2.8 million is solely dependent on underground aquifers for water. Lloyd is the purest and most protected source of drinking water available to the region. Meyland, an associate professor in NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, added that, “given all the other water that is available to water utilities, the Lloyd is there as a backup emergency supply -- especially for coastal communities that have nowhere else to go." 

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