In the Media

Apr 21, 2022

The Wall Street Journal featured the exercise physiology expertise of Joanne Donoghue, Ph.D., associate professor and director of clinical research at NYITCOM, in a story explaining the science of pneumatic compression boots. Once considered medical-grade devices, the inflatable boots, which operate like a blood pressure cuff (by inflating and then deflating), are now mainstream, with many professional and competitive athletes considering them a necessity.

As Donoghue explains, the devices are commonly used in healthcare settings to help patients who are at risk for developing deep-vein thrombosis, when a blood clot forms in the body’s deeper veins (typically in the legs). She also notes that research has shown that the boots can be used to alleviate fatigue after a workout, but cautions that the results of these studies, like many that attempt to measure something as personal as one’s experience of pain, are subjective.


Arkansas News Outlets Publicize DEI Appointment

Apr 20, 2022

Arkansas Business, the Jonesboro Sun, and others publicized the appointment of Evette Allen Moore, Ph.D., to assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Allen Moore will be based at NYITCOM’s Jonesboro, Ark. location (NYITCOM-Arkansas).

“Dr. Allen Moore comes to us with leadership, experience, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a strong commitment to student support,” said Brian Harper, M.D., vice president for equity and inclusion and chief medical officer. “After more than a decade in higher education, [she] has a proven track record of working with various stakeholders to achieve results. Our entire university will benefit from her expertise and we’re extremely excited to add her to our team.”


Consumer Behavior Expert Shares Insight for Homebuyers

Apr 16, 2022

The Dallas Morning News and other U.S. outlets published insight from Colleen Kirk, D.P.S., associate professor of marketing, in the article, “Tips on Winning the Homebuying Race.” Homebuying conditions in the current market are ripe for consumer regret, with buyers facing soaring prices, plunging inventory, and fierce competition. Kirk, whose research focuses on psychological ownership, notes that when buyers are forced to quickly decide on a home, they may later worry that they acted too swiftly.

To combat this, she advises, “Telling others about [your purchase] or posting it on social media should help consumers feel that the transaction is closed.”


LIBN Publishes Nowak Op-ed on Retaining Talent

Apr 15, 2022

In an op-ed in Long Island Business News, Professor of Management Radoslaw Nowak, Ph.D., outlines actions that employers can take to attract and retain talent. “Although the negative impact of the Great Resignation has been recorded across different industries and, to some extent, impacting all employers, it should not affect all companies equally. While well-managed businesses may experience some negative consequences, “bad employers”—those characterized by poor management practices—likely will be most impacted,” Nowak writes. The solutions he offers for companies include going back to the principles of good management, investing in managers, talking to employees about money, and considering the employee value proposition.  


Physical Therapy Expert Quoted in Article

Apr 09, 2022, a popular tech and gadget review site, quoted Mark Gugliotti, D.P.T., associate professor of physical therapy, regarding the ways that office chairs can affect proper posture. As Gugliotti notes, the type of chair one selects can directly impact comfort and productivity levels.

“The choice of a chair is one of the most important decisions anyone can make for their workspace,” says Gugliotti. “The chair should fully support the whole spine, and facilitate a relaxed, seated posture.”


LIBN Highlights New York Tech’s Healthcare Expertise

Apr 08, 2022

A Long Island Business News (LIBN) article showcased the expertise of New York Tech healthcare leaders, who had recently participated in an LIBN healthcare forum. NYITCOM Dean Nicole Wadsworth, D.O., moderated the panel, “Identifying Healthcare’s Emerging Growth Areas and Trends,” which also featured Gordon Schmidt, Ph.D., dean of the School of Health Professions, and alumni Alan Wong (D.O. ’03), chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs at Mount Sinai South Nasssau, and Jason McGrade (B.S. ’02), vice president for perioperative strategy and operations at Northwell Health. The discussion focused on the needs of the healthcare marketplace and how opportunities for growth can fuel economic development, particularly at the regional level.


Apr 08, 2022

Joseph Posillico, Ed.D., C.P.A., vice president for enrollment management, is featured in the Long Island Business News (LIBN) special section Who’s Who in Education (pages 6B-7B). Published annually, the section highlights the region’s higher education leaders who are positively impacting their institution’s students.

“At New York Tech, we know that enrollment is just the beginning of a student’s life-long relationship with their university,” says Posillico. “Given this, we’ve leveraged exciting technology to enhance the student experience long before they set foot on campus.”

To demonstrate this point, Posillico cites the introduction of virtual admissions events, which provide students and their families with the opportunity to learn about New York Tech’s academic programs, student life, clubs, and organizations through enhanced virtual interaction.


Vavetsi Quoted in Lifewire Story About Robot-Generated Art

Apr 08, 2022

In a article, Rozina Vavetsi, M.Sc., associate professor and chair of digital art and design, discusses why some humans question the value of robot-created art. Vavetsi explains that art pieces made with artificial intelligence appear to be created by humans, but are generated by computers that typically use machine learning or neural networks. These networks work by analyzing scores of other artworks, imprinting the artistic styles, elements, and patterns they represent, and generating similar pieces. She notes that while some entities, particularly budget-conscious businesses, may want to acquire this type of artwork, individuals may still prefer art created by humans.

“A hotel corporation that needs to cheaply install thousands of art pieces across its rooms, to add visual flair for its guests, may actually prefer and benefit from AI-generated art if it is easier to procure and costs less. But an individual may still want to know that the art in their home was developed by a person,” she says.


Architecture Students Named to Metropolis Magazine’s Future 100

Apr 07, 2022

Four undergraduates and two graduate students from the School of Architecture and Design were named to Metropolis magazine’s Future100 list. Launched last year, Metropolis’s Future 100 recognizes the top 100 graduating students from architecture and interior design programs in the United States and Canada, and connects them with architecture and design firms across North America. The program is sponsored by firms interested in recruiting a talented, diverse pool of candidates.


Reuters Publishes Wadsworth Op-ed

Apr 04, 2022

A Reuters op-ed by NYITCOM Dean Nicole Wadsworth, D.O., calls for LGBTQ+ inclusivity in healthcare and makes the case for changing how physicians and other healthcare providers are trained. As she writes, LGBTQ+ people regularly face discrimination at doctors’ offices, with a report by the Center for American Progress finding that transgender Americans have it particularly bad. Wadsworth notes that as long as healthcare professionals are permitted to discriminate against sexual and gender minorities, these patients will continue to suffer from adverse health outcomes.

“Providing healthcare workers with the knowledge and tools to treat LGBTQ+ people competently and compassionately is an essential part of ending discrimination in our healthcare system. To delay this work any longer would be hazardous to the health of millions of Americans,” writes Wadsworth.