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Faculty and Staff Accomplishments and News

Apr 22 2014


Faculty members from the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Health Professions made presentations about their latest research at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Conference (AACOM), April 2-4 in Washington, D.C. They include:

  • "HRSA Health Careers Opportunity Program: Medical Students Gain Competence While Reaching Out to Underserved Communities," presented by Lois Small (lsmall05@nyit.edu), project manager for medical educational grants; Mary Ann Achtziger (maachtzi@nyit.edu), associate dean, student administration; and Ronald Portanova Ph.D. (portanov@nyit.edu), professor and associate dean of assessment.
  • "Accelerated Medical Careers: Can a 3-Year Medical Degree Enhance Rather than Dilute Professional Skills," presented by Small; John Kappenberg, Ed.D. (jkappe01@nyit.edu), associate professor and chair of Department of Medical Education; and William Blazey, D.O. (wblazey@nyit.edu), assistant professor of family medicine. The session focused on advancing the success of osteopathic medical education as envisioned in the 2013 AACOM Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission for the Advancement of Osteopathic Medical Education.
  • "A Comprehensive Program to Enhance Family Physician Skills in Geriatrics," presented by David Yens, Ph.D. (dyens@nyit.edu), associate professor, family medicine, Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N. (sneville@nyit.edu), professor and chair, Department of Nursing; Zehra Ahmed, M.B.B.S. (zahmed01@nyit.edu), assistant professor of physician assistant studies; Tobi Abramson, Ph.D. (tabramso@nyit.edu), assistant professor of counseling; and Tony Errichetti, Ph.D. (terriche@nyit.edu), chief of virtual medicine and director of NYIT's Institute for Clinical Competence. The session focused on developing methodologies for family medicine physicians to work more effectively with the growing geriatric population. 
  • "The Use of "Technology-Mediated Clinical Education," presented by Abraham M. Jeger, Ph.D. (ajeger@nyit.edu), professor and associate dean of clinical education; David C. Levine, M.D. (dlevin03@nyit.edu), assistant professor and assistant dean of clinical sciences, and Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D. (lbgoldst@nyit.edu), director of clerkship education. They focused on NYIT's use of interactive, online medical education resources to deliver a consistent core curriculum across all hospital affiliates for clerkship education. 

Kelly Imperial (kimperia@nyit.edu), associate director of admissions and development for NYIT's Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "Helping Students on the Autism Spectrum Navigate the College Search and Application Process," April 8 in Exceptional Parent magazine.

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