Updates for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Achievements

Jul 30 2012

Faculty members representing NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine were part of the New York delegation at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) House of Delegates, July 20-22 in Chicago, including:

  • David Broder, D.O. (dbroder@nyit.edu), associate dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and chairman of the New York delegation
  • Lynn Mark, D.O. (lmark@nyit.edu), assistant professor of family medicine
  • Sonia Rivera-Martinez, D.O. (srmartin@nyit.edu), assistant professor of family medicine

In addition, Dr. Broder was reappointed to serve another three-year term on the AOA's Council on Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions (COPTI) and named vice chair of the council. COPTI oversees the accreditation of all osteopathic graduate medical education consortia.

Ann Aptaker (aaptaker@nyit.edu), adjunct professor of fine arts, has written "Eighty Years of Advocacy for American Art: A History of ACA Galleries," an essay that will be adapted for an episode of the PBS series "Craft in America."

Patricia Cappellino (pcappell@nyit.edu), director of independent living for the NYIT Vocational Independence Program, published the article, "Spa Day: Encouraging Good Grooming Habits," in the July/August special independence edition of Parenting Special Needs magazine.

Leonard B. Goldstein, D.D.S., Ph.D. (lbgoldst@nyit.edu), director of clerkship education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Ashley E. Papapetrou, a fourth-year medical student, published the article, "Management of Prenatal Low Back Pain," in the July 2012 issue of Practical Pain Management.

In addition, Dr. Goldstein published a review of Textbook Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics: Fourth Edition in the June/July 2012 Issue of The New York State Dental Journal.

NYIT architecture and engineering students, led by Tobias Holler (tholler@nyit.edu), assistant professor of architecture, are building a recycling center this month in Nosara, Costa Rica. Read a blog about their latest efforts.

Richard Meyers (rmeyers@nyit.edu), associate professor of telecommunications and electrical engineering technology, led nine high school students on a July 19 excursion to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City as part of the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences' 2012 Career Discovery Camp. He also oversaw workshops on video game design, robotics, and electronic music composition as well as field trips to Verizon's New York City offices and a technical tour of Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Read more.

Charles Pavia, Ph.D. (cpavia@nyit.edu), associate professor of biomedical sciences, and Maria Plummer, M.D. (mplummer@nyit.edu), assistant professor of biomedical sciences, published a letter to the editor, "Ecthyma Gangrenosum Caused by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa," in the July issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Lisa Runco, Ph.D. (lrunco@nyit.edu), assistant professor of life sciences, co-authored the paper, "Roles of the Chaperone/Usher Pathways of Yersinia Pestis in the Murine Model of Plague and Adhesion to Host Cells," in the peer-reviewed journal Infection and Immunity.

Cyber-Enabled Learning Program

In addition, Dr. Runco, Shiang-Kwei Wang, Ph.D. (shiang-kwei.wang@nyit.edu) associate professor of instructional technology, and Hui-Yin Hsu, Ph.D. (hhsu02@nyit.edu), associate professor of teacher education, held summer workshops for middle school science teachers on July 9-19 (cohort 1) at NYIT-Old Westbury and July 16-26 (cohort 2) at NYIT-Manhattan. The workshops are part of the School of Education's Cyber-Enabled Learning Program to prepare science teachers to use information and communication technologies and cyber databases to conduct scientific inquiry projects.

Zeeshan J. Shah (zshah01@nyit.edu), assistant professor of fine arts and computer graphics at NYIT-Bahrain, led a student filmmaking team to produce Silveraven. They donated 1,000 Bahraini dinars ($2,659.57 U.S.) to the executive director of the Bahrain Red Crescent Society. The donation was funded by the sale of movie tickets and DVDs.

Steven Shapiro, Ph.D. (sshapi01@nyit.edu), professor of finance and director of the NYIT Risk Management Center, chaired and organized a session on case law in business litigation at the National Association of Forensic Economics International Meeting, June 2 in Budapest, Hungary. He also served as one of the session panelists.

In addition, Dr. Shapiro presented a paper on the time series properties of equity risk premiums and chaired a session at the Western Economic Association International Annual meetings, July 1 in San Francisco.

Oren Shtayermman, Ph.D. (oshtayer@nyit.edu), assistant professor of mental health counseling, co-authored the paper, "A Longitudinal Examination of DSM-IV-TR Risk Factors and Environmental Risk Factors for Suicidal Ideation Among College Students: Wave I" in Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal.

In addition, Dr. Shtayermman published a book review of A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome: Solution Focused Approach on July 18 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D. (evanberg@nyit.edu), associate dean and executive director of the NYIT Vocational Independence Program (VIP); Paul Cavanagh, Ph.D. (pcavanag@nyit.edu), director of academics and evaluation for VIP; and Nancy Borchers (nborcher@nyit.edu), associate registrar, published the online article "Educational Funding for Military Dependants in the USA," July 18 on i-StudentAdvisor.com. Read more.

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