Media Coverage

Nizich Addresses How to Prepare a Cyber Workforce

Aug 12, 2023

Newstalk, a digital independent radio station based in Ireland, interviewed Michael Nizich, Ph.D., ETIC director and adjunct associate professor of computer science, for its “Down to Business” program. Author of the newly published book The Cybersecurity Workforce of Tomorrow, Nizich addressed how to prepare people to enter the cyber workforce.


Lifewire Quotes Nizich About Protecting Privacy Online

Aug 09, 2023

A article about Google’s new way to hide online personal information includes expert commentary from sources including Michael Nizich, Ph.D., ETIC director and adjunct associate professor of computer science. The new capability lets individuals quickly remove personal contact information found in search results. 

"That data can then be used for all kinds of unsavory purposes, including phishing scams, identity theft, and even threatening phone calls and letters demanding some sort of payment by anyone on the web," Nizich said, adding that “Google will not be able to erase your private data on other hosted websites if it exists there, but it may be able to stop displaying that data to other Google users based on your requests."  


Arkansas Business Highlights Medical School's Impact

Aug 07, 2023

Arkansas Business featured NYITCOM-Arkansas prominently in an article about the regional impact of the state’s osteopathic medical schools. According to the National Resident Matching Program, there were about 210 residency positions in 2016, when NYITCOM-Arkansas became the first osteopathic medical school in the state of Arkansas. Today, NYITCOM-Arkansas is one of two osteopathic medical schools in the state, and that number has jumped to more than 350 positions. In addition, Arkansas has seen an increase in the number of osteopathic physicians, which rose by 143 from 2020 to 2023. The Arkansas Business editorial board also lauded the medical school in a separate article, which notes that having more physicians in the region will improve health outcomes in the long term.


Nizich Shares Insight on AI and Robotics

Aug 01, 2023

"By incorporating robotic solutions with AI, or more specifically machine learning algorithms, we enable them to learn as they perform repetitive actions and to make decisions about their next process autonomously and in real-time," says Michael Nizich, Ph.D., ETIC director and adjunct associate professor of computer science, in a  article about how AI is making robots smarter and enabling them to make decisions.   

Nizich noted that advances in AI, like object recognition and natural language processing (NLP), enable robots to quickly identify objects and their relevance to their assigned tasks. NLP advancements empower robots to have better-spoken interactions with their human counterparts. "The true acceptance of robots by humans will rely on true two-way communication between humans and their robotic assistants, which may be the only way that trust will ever be established in the systems by humans," he added. 

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Media Highlight Rajnarayanan's COVID-19 Tracking Contributions

Jul 28, 2023

News outlets, including Fortune and Becker’s Hospital Review, featured insight from Raj Rajnarayanan, Ph.D., assistant dean of research and associate professor at NYITCOM-Arkansas. Rajnarayanan, who manages a COVID-19 sequencing dashboard, tells Fortune that while new XBB.1.5 COVID-19 boosters are expected this fall, the variant is “on its way out.” Becker's Hospital Review cites his dashboard in an article suggesting that another variant, EG.5, is on the rise.


Local Outlets Publicize Students’ Academic Achievements

Jul 26, 2023

Local media, including TAPintoChathamNortheast Times, and HamletHub, highlighted students named to the Presidential Honor List for the spring 2023 semester; Morris County Focus, The Monmouth Journal, and others recognized students who were named to the Dean’s Honor List.


Jarkon Featured in News12 Mental Health Segment

Jul 24, 2023

Psychiatrist Liat Jarkon, D.O., director of the Center for Behavioral Health, appeared in a News12 beWell segment recognizing National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The discussion centered on raising awareness for the challenges that affect the mental health of racial and ethnic minority groups, including barriers to treatment, historical trauma, and cultural mental health stigmas. 


Haar Shares Insight for HuffPost Article on Supplement Risks

Jul 19, 2023

Mindy Haar, Ph.D., RDN, clinical associate professor and department chair of interdisciplinary health sciences, is quoted in a HuffPost article about supplement interactions and risks. The article discusses how certain lifestyle habits, medications, foods, and drinks can have a negative impact on vitamin intake, with Haar explaining common misconceptions about supplement safety. 

“Many consumers are under the impression that any dietary supplement available over the counter is always safe but that is not necessarily the case. While substances considered drugs undergo a battery of testing before being released to the public, substances in the category of ‘dietary supplements’ are actually innocent until proven guilty. They may be offered for sale until there are substantial reports that they are dangerous,” Haar said.

For this reason, she said, it’s important for consumers to speak with their doctor before taking a new supplement, especially if they are taking a prescription medication that might have a negative interaction with certain supplements.


Newsday Highlights New York Tech Appointments

Jul 17, 2023

Newsday featured two members of the New York Tech community in its People on the Move column. The coverage highlights the election of alumna Debra Vogel to the Board of Trustees, as well as the news that NYITCOM's Martin Gerdes, Ph.D., has been named university professor.

Earlier this month, Newsday reported that two additional alumni, John R. Keville and Thomas J. Van Laan, were elected to the Board of Trustees at New York Tech.    


InnovateLI Publishes Balentine Op-ed

Jul 12, 2023

As seen in an InnovateLI op-ed, Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Balentine, D.O., implores Congress to quickly reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) lapsed radio spectrum authority, which expired in March 2023. Balentine notes that, since then, no new spectrum has been allocated, hurting wireless connectivity across the country, including those who rely on telemedicine services for their healthcare.

“It is vital that Congress acts now to reauthorize the FCC’s ability to distribute new spectrum and provide a spectrum pipeline for future technological advances. The progress of telehealth and closing the digital divide within the healthcare sector both depend on it,” Balentine writes.