NYIT in the Media


The DO Magazine on NYITCOM’s new location at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro

Oct 03, 2016

“The osteopathic medical profession has a history of going where health care is really needed,” says College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., in an article in The DO Magazine about NYITCOM’s new location at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The article also quotes new student Jamarcus Brider, who plans to stay in the region to practice medicine, and Associate Dean Shane Speights, D.O.  “The osteopathic model of partnering with patients to provide care is just what the doctor ordered for this state and region,” says Speights.


STATnews.com publishes Dean Wolfgang Gilliar’s op-ed

Sep 29, 2016

“Can medical schools teach empathy?,” asks College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, DO, in a STATnews.com op-ed.  “Of course. Relationship-building and effective communication are skills. They can be taught, learned, and practiced.”

Gilliar writes that a pre-medical “empathy boot camp” might be the right prescription to ensure that medical students learn and develop empathy. To help mold the physician of the future, medical schools must rethink their books-before-people approach. A myopic focus on the technical aspects of fighting disease can lead to worse patient outcomes. Good doctors should be proficient in both the scientific and humanistic facets of medicine — truly caring for their patients while looking for a cure.”


President Guiliano in The Huffington Post on cybersecurity

Sep 24, 2016

The world must train more cybersecurity professionals. They maintain the soundest locks in history and strategize endlessly against the criminal infrastructure. There is a vast and urgent need for more,” writes NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. in a Huffington Post op-ed, “Funding the war on cybercrime.” 

Guiliano also calls for more public education on cybersecurity and notes that universities have a large role to play. “If you recall, universities helped create the Internet itself. So it’s no surprise they are the innovators in cybersecurity research and education.”


Dr. Amanda Deel Discusses Flu Shots on KAIT-TV

Sep 23, 2016

“Everyone six months or older, who is able to receive the vaccine, should get it as soon as possible,” says College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor Amanda Deel, D.O. in a KAIT8 television interview on the flu shot. “It takes the body about two weeks to form a heighten immune response to that vaccine so the earlier you get it, the better.”


Joanne Donoghue in SHAPE Magazine on Inflammation and the Body

Sep 23, 2016

College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Professor Joanne Donoghue, Ph.D. is among the experts quote in a SHAPE Magazine article on inflammation. In “Your Body’s Natural Healing Power,”.

Donoghue explains that inflammation can actually help the body heal from injuries and generate muscle. Yet, chronic inflammation can tear down muscles, so it’s important to build in rest days between exercise sessions.


Babak Beheshti publishes on the Internet of Things

Sep 22, 2016

“Inadequate security will be a critical barrier to large-scale deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) systems and broad customer adoption of IoT applications,” writes School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Associate Dean Babak Beheshti, Ph.D., in “Encyption for the Internet of Things” in (In)Secure Magazine (see p. 49). As the public becomes more exposed to scandals of private data exposed due to ill-designed security features in their IoT devices and products, it will be more difficult for IoT device designers and manufacturers to avoid putting security and privacy as a central and paramount feature of their products.”


Stan Silverman in Newsday on Online Learning

Sep 14, 2016

“Institutions that 10 years ago said we would never do this are quickly moving into the market,” says Stan Silverman, professor and technology expert in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education in a Newsday article about online learning and a new regulation allowing state higher education institutions to offer online courses across state lines. “The consumer, the student, wants this.”


University Business Publishes Op-Ed by James Simon

Sep 12, 2016

“Whether you are a voter, campaign strategist, college student, or professor, the old lessons of political campaigns haven’t been very useful in this new era of politics and the media,’ writes College of Arts and Sciences Dean James Simon, Ph.D. in a University Business op-ed.  “Call it a Triumph of Technology, where there’s more information bombarding you than ever before.”

Simon’s op-ed explains how NYIT professors are guiding students, helping them become informed, active citizens, and showing them the impact of technological change. “Four years from now, 2016’s technological breakthroughs will likely be as outdated as candidate signs on a voter’s lawn,” says Simon. “Technology has turned traditional campaigning upside down, and the pace of change will only quicken. Get ready for more disruption ahead.”


Mark Hampton in Long Island Business News

Sep 07, 2016

“Data analytics provide the tools we need to make informed decisions, to take calculated risks and to engage our various markets in ways that track closely with demographic and technological change,” Vice President for Planning, Analytics and Decision Support Mark Hampton tells Long Island Business News.


Martin Gerdes on CNN.com on Cardiac Health and Thyroid Link

Sep 06, 2016

"For proper heart health, it is important to have normal thyroid hormone function, “says Martin Gerdes, Ph.D., in a CNN article on the link between thyroid health and sudden cardiac death. “Thyroid hormone levels directly affect cardiac contraction, relaxation and coronary blood flow."

Gerdes, author of numerous published studies on the link between low thyroid hormones and cardiac health, was asked to comment on another expert’s study. He was quoted extensively on the cardiovascular health risks associated with low thyroid hormone levels.