Media Coverage

May 12, 2022

Insight from Alex Rothstein, M.S., coordinator and instructor for the Exercise Science, B.S. program, is featured in a Bustle article that contends tracking one’s heart rate during exercise is more important than tracking steps. While counting steps is helpful to avoid being sedentary, Rothstein cautions readers not to fall into the trap of treating step counts as true cardio “exercise.” The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults perform cardio exercise five days a week for 30 minutes at a moderate intensity, for a total of 150 minutes a week. However, Rothstein notes that this can also be substituted with 20 minutes of vigorous exercise, such as interval training, three days a week.

“Performing intervals that bring you in and out of these heart rate zones is an effective way to complete a workout and achieve the recommended amount of time at moderate and/or vigorous levels,” says Rothstein.


Hometown News Outlets Highlight Student Achievements

Aug 06, 2022

Local media outlets featured the academic accomplishments of New York Tech students, including, among others, The Monmouth Journal and Hamlet Hub, which highlighted area students named to the Presidential Honor List and Dean’s List for spring 2022. In addition,, Houston Chronicle, and others highlighted incoming first-year students who received the Presidential Scholarship and Theodore K. Steele Memorial Scholarship.


Infectious Disease Physician Quoted in Health Magazine

Aug 01, 2022

Epidemiologist and infectious disease expert Carl Abraham, M.D., assistant professor of clinical sciences at NYITCOM-Arkansas, was quoted in Health magazine regarding the impact of monkeypox on children. Abraham notes that, as with other diseases, neonates, or extremely young children in their first weeks of life, are likely vulnerable because of their weaker immune systems. However, he adds that it's hard to know for sure how severely they may be affected because of the small number of confirmed cases in children currently.


Nizich Adds Expertise on Using Chaos Testing to Stabilize Cybersecurity

Jul 26, 2022

Communications of the ACM quoted Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the ETIC and adjunct associate professor of computer science, in the article “Defending the Enterprise,” about how organizations use cybersecurity chaos experiments to simulate events to uncover deficits and then repair or rearchitect as needed to improve their resilience to attack.

"The most worrisome of modern cyberattacks with the most chaotic outcomes is an IoT attack rendering thousands of medical devices and even implants to work improperly or not at all," Nizich said, citing that among the disruptive cyberattacks of a more significant concern than ransomware.


Jul 18, 2022

Several New York Tech students were recently featured in their local media for numerous accomplishments. For example, Syosset Advance and highlighted students who received awards as part of New York Tech’s 61st annual commencement, while newly enrolled students were recognized in The Ledger and other local news outlets.


Live Science Interviews Sports Medicine Physician

Jul 15, 2022

Hallie Zwibel, D.O., assistant dean of clinical operations and director of the Center for Sports Medicine, was interviewed for a Live Science article about exercise intolerance.

“Exercise intolerance is the inability to exercise and engage in physical activity that would be typical for the individual's age,” explains Zwibel. “It is different from someone being ‘out of shape’ due to not exercising regularly. Individuals with exercise intolerance cannot build the necessary stamina with exercise. Exercising can cause more discomfort to people with this condition.”


Jul 14, 2022

The Hill, Becker's Hospital Review, and other outlets make note of a COVID-19 database managed by Rajendram Rajnarayanan, Ph.D., assistant dean of research and associate professor at NYITCOM-Arkansas. He reports that the new subvariant BA.2.75 has been detected in seven states as of July 14, including California, Washington, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.


New York Times Quotes Evolutionary Biomechanics Expert

Jul 14, 2022

As seen in the New York Times, Michael Granatosky, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, commented on new research from the University of Antwerp. The study dispels the prevailing theory that woodpeckers absorb shock during pecking and, as a result, may experience concussions. Granatosky, who is an evolutionary biomechanics expert, notes how the findings demonstrate that scientists still have much to discover about animal anatomy.

“Traditionally, when people were coming up with hypotheses about how animals function, a lot of the time they never even looked at the living animal; they would just pull bones out of a drawer,” he says. “There are all of these things we think we know, and we just don’t.” 


Arkansas media: Speights named chair-elect of AACOM Executive Board

Jul 13, 2022

As featured in the Jonesboro Sun, NEA Report, and other Arkansas media outlets, Shane Speights, D.O., site dean for NYITCOM-Arkansas, has been named chair-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Executive Board. Speights will serve a two-year term in the position and then chair the board for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 academic years.


Rothstein Quoted in Runner's World

Jul 12, 2022

Alex Rothstein, M.S., instructor and coordinator for the Exercise Science, B.S. program, is quoted prominently in a Runner’s World article about breathing techniques, which also appeared on additional health and wellness sites. Among other tips, Rothstein encourages runners to try nasal breathing, as the nose provides additional pathways for the air to be cleaned, warmed, and humidified before entering the sensitive part of the respiratory system.

“If a runner is able to dedicate the time to mastering nose breathing at their normal running speed, they will find that they fatigue less and actually feel better during their runs,” says Rothstein.