In the Media

Gugliotti Corrects Poor Posture on National News

Oct 09, 2019

CBS National News came to campus on Tuesday, October 8 to interview Mark Gugliotti, D.P.T., associate professor of physical therapy, on the importance of proper posture.The news segment, which aired on evening broadcasts across the U.S. and also appeared online, centered on a new study by Orlando Health, which found that less than half of Americans are concerned about the musculoskeletal effects of improper posture.

As Gugliotti addresses in the segment, one of the many ways that Americans literally “fall” into the habit of poor posture is when desktop work stations do not support their height, reach, and other specific bodily measurements. Gugliotti advises that workers keep their arms, hips, and knees positioned at a 90-degree angle in their chairs, and their reach at an arm’s length from the monitor. Doing so, he notes, can reduce unnecessary and harmful stress on the body’s joints, muscles, and nerves. The story also explained the impact of smart phone usage, which tends to place additional stress on the neck when users bend their head downward to view their screens.


Ogureck Cited on Women and Mentorship

Oct 08, 2019

Associate Director of Experiential Education Luzia Ogureck is cited at length in a Women 2.0 article, “Why Women Need Mentors and Sponsors—Especially Male Mentors and Sponsors.” Ogureck expresses gratitude for her own sponsors and mentors, noting that they all were white women like her. “My personal experience is in line with multiple studies focusing on cross-gender relationships at work,” she says.

Ogureck describes research about how many men resist mentoring women, especially younger women, and adds, “Human instinct tends to make us gravitate towards those who are like us.” In STEM fields, which are already male-dominated, this tendency creates a “cumulative disadvantage” for women, she says.


Esports Medicine Research Referenced in Outside

Oct 08, 2019

Research by the NYIT Center for eSports Medicine was mentioned in an Outside article that poses whether video games can replace the outdoor experience. In reference to the Center's study, author David Kushner relays the harmful effects of prolonged gaming, stating:

“Scientists from New York Institute of Technology found that gamers who played between three and ten hours per day reported a range of ailments, including eye fatigue and neck, back, wrist, and hand pain—yet only 2 percent were getting medical attention. The researchers also found that 40 of the people studied did not participate in any form of physical activity.”


Oct 03, 2019

As seen in the Huntington Patch, medical student Connor Abramowicz spent his summer researching targeted cancer treatments at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The story notes that when a new cancer drug is tested in a clinical trial, 97 percent of the time the drug doesn’t make it to market. However, the reasons why so many of these drugs fail is not well understood. The researchers discovered, in the case of targeted cancer therapies, that the treatments may not be hitting their intended targets, a phenomenon known as off-target toxicity.


Haar Comments on Hidden Sugar in Eat This, Not That

Oct 01, 2019

Mindy Haar, Ph.D. from the School of Health Professions has been quoted on hidden and added sugar in the article “20 Ways Your Grocery Store Makes You Sick” by online nutrition outlet Eat This, Not That. Haar recommends that shoppers always check nutrition labels and aim to buy products with little or no added sugar, stating:

“Knowing that one teaspoon of sugar is equal to four grams of added sugar lets you easily better understand that in a container of yogurt with 10 grams of added sugar there are 2.5 teaspoons of sugar.”

The American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than 25 grams (or 6 teaspoons) of added sugar per day, and men no more than 38 grams (or 9 teaspoons).


Inside Higher Ed Spotlights Newly Tenured Faculty

Sep 18, 2019

As seen in Inside Higher Ed, New York Institute of Technology's thirteen newly tenured faculty were named in the outlet’s “Newly Tenured” column. Faculty spanned a wide range of colleges and schools including the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, School of Architecture, School of Health Professions, and School of Management.


Long Island Business News Honors Victoria Greco in Top 30 Under 30 Winners

Sep 12, 2019

Director of Annual Giving Victoria Greco joined Long Island Business News’ elite Class of 2019 “30 Under 30” honorees at an awards ceremony on September 12 at the Crescent Beach Club in Bayville, N.Y. The LIBN 30 Under 30 award recognized Greco and other professionals under age 30 who are making significant strides in their professions and contributing to the greater Long Island community through public service.


Cohn Shares Expertise with WalletHub

Sep 10, 2019

NYIT School of Management‘s Deborah Y. Cohn , Ph.D., is cited in a WalletHub discussion of rewards credit cards. A professor of marketing, Cohn explains that the value, for card issuers, lies in consumers who neglect to cash in rewards.

“Consumers . . . may be eligible for rebates and money,” Cohn says. “But unless it happens automatically, there is a certain amount of inertia that many consumers experience. Points and rebates expire, and companies do not pay out,” she explains.


Sep 06, 2019

In an interview with the podcast Hilary Topper on Air, Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), discusses how the center, located on the Long Island campus, is supporting the regional workforce and helping students to think about global change. The Hilary Topper on Air podcast focuses on the small business owner and helps him/her grow both personally and professionally.


International Business Times Publishes Beheshti Op-ed

Sep 04, 2019

Fifth-generation wireless technologies, or "5G," will allow Internet users to download data one hundred times faster than existing 4G networks. However, the ability to transmit vast quantities of data virtually instantaneously will also unleash new security risks, warns Babak D. Beheshti, dean, College of Engineering and Computing Sciences, in an op-ed in International Business Times. “It's crucial for regulators, companies, and consumers to start shoring up their defenses -- and fast,” he says.

Within five years, 5G subscriptions will cover 40 percent of the global population, accelerating  the expansion of the "Internet of Things" -- devices including fitness monitors, refrigerators, and even dog collars that can connect to the Web. This enhanced connectivity will make daily routines more efficient and convenient, but may also fuel cyber-criminality, Beheshti writes.

5G represents a profound leap forward and is coming quickly, but we're not nearly prepared enough to deal with the security risks. “It's critical for consumers, companies, and governments to change that,” Beheshti concludes.