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Dr. Bill Blazey on Electronic Health Records in Physician's Money Digest
Mar 02, 2015

“When the security features of an EHR (Electronic Heath Record) are explained to patients and they understand their privacy rights, then they’re often more open and honest in how they inform me about risk factors,” says College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor William Blazey, DO, in an article in Physician's Money Digest about EHRs. “More and more, I’m seeing my patients being comfortable if I show them how it’s being documented and presented. A physician can complete documentation regarding a patient’s medical needs and still be sensitive to their privacy.”

Blazey, a family medicine expert who has EHRs since 2008, says he understands patients' reluctance and sensitivity about electronic records, especially since they may not understand how the records are stored and they may have a false sense of security about paper records. Yet, patients who withhold information from physicians because they fear breaches of electronic records may be harming themselves, he says, because their physicians may not be able to provide preventative treatment.

“If a female patient is a smoker and seeks birth control but does not disclose her smoking behavior, she is at higher risk for adverse effects from birth control,” says Blazey.

Adrienne McNally Shares Interview Tips on Monster.com
Mar 01, 2015

“Interns should take full advantage of being in a professional environment,” says Adrienne McNally, associate director of experiential education at NYIT's Office of Career Services, in a Monster.com article on key questions intern candidates should ask during their interviews.

"Try asking 'What opportunities will there be for me to talk to and interact with people outside of my department?'” McNally suggests, noting that candidates should also be well-informed about the company before the interview process begins.

“Internship candidates should ask questions that demonstrate their knowledge of the company by inquiring about news items related to the organization or requesting more details on information they found on the company's website,” McNally says. “Students can also demonstrate their interest in being engaged employees and citizens by asking questions about how the organization contributes to its industry and community, and how as an intern they will be working towards these causes.”

Charles Matz Talks 3-D Scanning Technology and Art with the Daily Dot
Feb 26, 2015

“There’s a strong tie-in to the early advances in two-dimensional photography or print photography and what is now digital photography,” School of Architecture and Design Associate Professor Charles Matz says in an interview with the Daily Dot on lidar technology. “The potential future of three-dimensional representation of things in the art world—that is a subtext that’s extremely strong. We’re just coming to the beginning of discussions in the art world and our peers about what this could actually mean.”

Matz used lidar technology to scan architecture and locations in Harar, Ethiopia, a Holy city in Islam. The results were surprising when the 3-D scans of the architecture looked more like art than an historic document.

“There’s an interesting parallel between rise of this technology in the world of gaming, defense, and so forth, which are very well-funded industries, and also the fact that no one has tapped into it in the fine art world,” Matz says. “I think it has huge potential.”

VanBergeijk in Parenting Special Needs Magazine
Feb 05, 2015
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“I search over research and government agencies for labor trends and effective training techniques so that my program can help young adults with disabilities find and maintain employment,” writes Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W., associate dean and executive director, NYIT’s Vocational Independence Program (VIP), in Parenting Special Needs magazine.  

In his article Green Jobs, Green Money!, VanBergeijk talks about a 3 certificate program in computer and electronics recently launched at NYIT in partnership with e-Work Electronic Services Incorporated, a leader in the green goods and services industry and electronics recycling, whose mission is to hire people with developmental disabilities.

“The recycling of e-waste presents an opportunity for meaningful employment for individuals with a variety of disabilities,” VanBergeijk notes.

NYIT Alum Cited As Model Study Abroad Student
Feb 05, 2015
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"The ability to mention that you studied abroad, and also worked abroad, was a great way to connect with different employers,” says NYIT alum Calvin Xu in a recent story on the career impact of studying outside the U.S. Calvin won a Gilman Scholarship, administered by the Institute of International Education, which allowed him to study and work for a full year in Germany. Later, he spent an academic year studying at NYIT-Nanjing.

The story at News4JAX, a Jacksonville, Florida television station, includes information from experts about the value employers place on study abroad experiences.

Xu, who graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Computer Science, states that because of his time in other countries, "I became a more open person.” He now works in New York City's Financial District and serves as an NYIT alumni admissions ambassador.

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."

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