News: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dec 12 2012

Student D.O. of the Year!

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Doctor of the Year recipient for 2013 is Syed Gillani, OMS-III.

Dec 05 2012

Renaming Ceremony: Dec. 5

Join us at the kickoff event for the renaming of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 3 p.m. outside of the Rockefeller Building in Old Westbury, N.Y. All faculty and staff members are invited to a sign dedication ceremony. Effective January 1, the new name replaces the 35-year-old college’s former name, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, commonly known as NYCOM.

“The new name positions NYIT and its College of Osteopathic Medicine for a future that includes continuing expansion of our research base, continuing innovations in interdisciplinary programs, and most importantly, educating future physicians using cutting-edge technology and curricular innovations," said Vice President of Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. “Part of this future includes connecting more effectively with all of our alumni around the state, the country, and the world.”

Read more about the renaming.

Nov 30 2012

College of Osteopathic Medicine Researchers Receive Grant for Parkinson’s Research

Researchers at New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine and its Adele Smithers Parkinson's Disease Treatment Center are using a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation to study the effects of a common vitamin supplement on patients with Parkinson’s disease.

With a $75,000 grant, the NYIT study is examining the effects of tyrosine, a natural amino acid, on the low blood pressure, or hypotension, of 36 patients. ...more

Nov 27 2012

NYIT’s Health Care Heroes Celebrated for Patient Care

Long Island Business News has recognized NYIT’s Adele Smither’s Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center, the Family Health Care Center in Central Islip, Associate Professor William Werner, PT, Ed.D., and Assistant Professor William Blazey, D.O., as “Health Care Heroes.”

The business newspaper honored Werner, Blazey, and representatives from the two medical facilities at a breakfast ceremony, recognizing them and others across Long Island for their efforts to improve the quality and value of health care ...more.

Nov 15 2012

Stanley Schiowititz Case Competition: 2012

On November 6 the OMM Department hosted its 9th annual Stanley Schiowitz, DO, FAAO Case Competition.  Sixteen student physicians participated by presenting their personal clinical experiences in which they integrated Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)into the patient care plan. 

Bethany Prater won first place with her presentation on the utilization of OMM to treat pain in a cancer patient. Student Doctor Prater will represent NYIT-COM in Orlando at the national case competition in March 2013 at the American Academy of Osteopathy Convocation.  Angela Hart placed 2nd, Kelly Beers placed 3rd , Matthew Schear placed 4th, and Jasmine Beria placed 5th in the competition.  All the contestants presented exemplary cases demonstrating their osteopathic clinical acumen to the current 2nd year class.  Every year, the competing student physicians demonstrate how they have applied and integrated the tremendous knowledge and skills they have learned into their patients’ care during their clinical rotations. 

Oct 23 2012

NYCOMEC OMM Faculty Development Program

On Tuesday, October 2nd, NYCOMEC held an evening OMM Faculty Development program- “Forward to Basics: A Practical Hands-On Workshop – Fine Tuning Your Palpatory Diagnostic & Therapeutic OMM Skills.”

Oct 12 2012

College of Osteopathic Medicine Researchers Win NIH Grant

A team of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine researchers has won a $486,000 federal grant to study the cellular mechanisms leading to one type of kidney injury that can lead to permanent kidney damage.

The National Institutes of Health and its National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) awarded the grant to a team led by Kurt Amsler, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Research and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine ...more.

Oct 05 2012

Osteopathic Medicine Students Receive E-Textbooks: Learning Via iPad, iPhone, and Web

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine now provides students with Inkling e-textbooks, which include many interactive features that allow students to search the text, share notes, highlight, annotate, watch video, complete self-assessment activities, and join study communities with anywhere anytime availability.

Class of 2016 and 2015 students were provided with the following e-textbooks:

  • Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
  • Robbins and Cotran: Pathologic Basis of Disease
  • Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking
  • Essential Cell Biology

Sep 25 2012

Anatomy Faculty Member Publishes Research

Dr. Brian Beatty, Ph.D, has recently had several papers published about marine crocodiles known as metriorhynchids.

Sep 10 2012

Faculty Achievement News

Eduard I. Dedkov, M.D., Ph.D., College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, presented two research posters entitled: 1) “Interruption of Ivabradine Treatment in Middle-Aged Post-MI Rats May Lead to Heart Failure” and 2) “Cardiac Aging in Rats: Do Female and Male Hearts Age Differently?” at the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA (July 23-26). The meeting abstract has been published in the Circulation Research 2012, volume 111, issue 4 (Meeting Abstracts): A240 and A269.

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