Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Honored for Professional and Public Service
Water-Energy Nexus Conference in China Tackles Global Issues
NYIT Celebrates M.B.A. Graduation at JUFE
NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies
NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty
Occupational therapy major Jasmine Eldomyati believes in creating her own opportunities. In her first year on the NYIT-Old Westbury campus, she founded the Autism Speaks U chapter, became president of the Arab Student Association, and co-hosted Azeem and Jasmine's Morning Show, a WNYT radio program. Her latest endeavor is serving as the Student Government Association senator for the School of Health Professions in the 2012-13 academic year. Read more.
On May 18th, 2012, forty-eight students in the Class of 2012’s Physician Assistant Studies program traded waist-length jackets for long white coats as they celebrated their new career just two days before NYIT’s commencement. Read more...
Lawrence Herman, associate professor and director of physician assistant admissions and primary care initiatives, has been elected president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Read more...
Forty-eight students in the Class of 2012’s Physician Assistant Studies program traded waist-length jackets for long white coats as they celebrated their new career just two days before NYIT’s commencement. Read more.
NYIT’s Department of Occupational Therapy faculty said goodbye to 26 students but quickly greeted them again as new colleagues at Thursday’s valedictory ceremony at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion. Read more.
With spirited whoops and cheers, family members and friends celebrated Thursday at the Department of Nursing’s Class of 2012 pinning ceremony, marking the achievements of 20 graduates who will soon take licensing exams on their way to becoming registered nurses. Read more.
Congrats to Larry Herman, associate professor and director of physician assistant (PA) admissions and primary care initiatives, who has been elected president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the only organization representing PAs globally and in all specialties and practice settings. It is the national equivalent of the American Medical Association for M.D.s or the American Osteopathic Association for D.O.s
The AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession; works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence, and recognition of PAs; and is dedicated to enhancing their ability to improve the quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered health care. Currently, there are nearly 100,000 PAs and PA students and the profession is expected to double in size in the next decade.
The School of Health Professions inducted 39 students into the Alpha Eta Honor Society, celebrating their academic achievement and leadership in clinical nutrition, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs. These students represent some of the best and the brightest in their respective fields,” said Patricia Chute, dean of the School of Health Professions. “Maintaining a GPA of 3.8 as a graduate student and a 3.5 as an undergraduate student is a huge accomplishment and demonstrates their dedication to their field and to scholarship.” Each student received an honors cord, a certificate, and a pin.
On March 8, 2012, Judith E. Deutsch, PT, Ph.D., presented her research entitled, VR and Interactive Video Gaming to Promote Mobility and Fitness Post-Stroke at the School of Health Professions Dean's Speaker Series. SHP faculty and students were in attendance to hear about Dr. Deutsch’s ground-breaking research. Dr. Deutsch is Professor and Director of the Research in Virtual Environments and Rehabilitation Sciences (Rivers) in the Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is a leader in the field of neurologic rehabilitation with a focus on individuals post-stroke. Her current research includes the development and testing of virtual reality rehabilitation, and off-the shelf gaming systems, and motor imagery to improve functional mobility and use of evidence in physical therapist practice.
The NYIT Department of Nursing has pledged to support First Lady Michelle Obama's national initiative Joining Forces to educate America's future nurses and commit to:
Together with the larger healthcare community, nurse educators commit to raising the quality of care available to our nation's military and veterans in our work to prepare future generations of nurses. Read more about Joining Forces.
NYIT's Department of Nursing has pledged to support First Lady Michelle Obama's national initiative Joining Forces to educate America's future nurses to care for the nation's veterans, service members, and their families. U.S. veterans returning from war zones often deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, depression, and other clinical issues. Read more about the pledge.
Nursing and physician assistant students from the School of Health Professions practiced teamwork, communication skills and emergency room scenarios with NYCOM students on March 5 and March 12. Using mannequins in the labs of the Institute for Clinical Competence, the teams worked on “patients” who suffered heart attacks or had difficulty breathing. Students worked together to assess and treat the patients’ conditions, order tests, prescribe medications, and monitor vital signs.
|__||The America Academy of Physician Assistant Studies recently held a listening session at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. This was the first stop kicking off a series of “listening” meetings that AAPA President Robert Wooten and CEO Jenna Dorn will be participating in throughout the country this spring to hear PAs' questions, stories and insights about the profession. Read more...|
A new Brown Bag Lunch Series on health, wellness, and aging topics will convene with its first session on Tuesday, March 13, 1-2 p.m. in Riland Auditorium, Old Westbury campus. The event, organized by the NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics, features Robert Schwalbe, Ph.D., a leading New York-based psychoanalyst and author of the book, Sixty, Sexy, and Successful: A Guide for Aging Male Baby Boomers.
CHEM 215 is now available for the summer session. Below is a listing of current available sections. To register for a section please log on to your NYIT Connect account. For questions regarding registration please contact the Registrar's Office.
Dr. Karen Friel and Dr. Cheryl hall presented their research on "Epidemiology of Injuries in the Elite Level Female High School Lacrosse Player" at APTA's Combined Sections Meeting in Chicago. Their findings show that these high school players have an injury pattern that is more comparable to that seen in the collegiate player than in their high school peers.