News: College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mar 18 2013

Faculty Promotion

We are pleased to announce that David Tegay, D.O. will now be serving as Chairperson in the Department of Medicine. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Tegay to his new position. He can be reached at dtegay@nyit.edu

Jan 30 2013

School Motto

The winner of The Osteopathic College of Medicine Motto Contest was Will Perillo!

Jan 24 2013

Biomedical Students Awarded

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine students, Anna Sverkunova, OMS-II, and Daniela McCooey (Scaldaferri), OMS-II, each has been awarded a $250 American Association of Anatomists (AAA) Student/Postdoc Travel Award.

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.”

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