News: College of Osteopathic Medicine
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.

Aug 20 2012

Dr. Tegay Selected for JAOA Editorial Board

As per the nomination from Dr. Scandalis, the JAOA—The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, has selected David H. Tegay, DO, to serve on the JAOA Editorial Board.

Editorial Board members are expected to undertake the following assignments:

  • Peer review manuscripts submitted to the JAOA
  • Mentor new peer reviewers
  • Mentor prospective authors
  • Promote the JAOA as the premier vehicle for publication of osteopathic-based research
  • Encourage and support research that contributes to the evidence base of osteopathic medicine
  • Serve as the JAOA’s representative on your campus(es)
  • Participate in regular communication (e.g., email) with the Editor in Chief, Associate Editors, and Editorial Board members throughout the year

Jul 25 2012

National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine "Day at NYCOM"

The National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED) introduces outstanding high school students to the world of medicine. This 10-day program familiarizes students with professionals from some of the nation’s top medical centers and faculty from renowned institutions of learning.

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