Interview with NYITCOM’s Wadsworth Featured in AACOM Newsletter
Jun 23, 2022
In celebration of Pride Month, Inside OME, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) newsletter focusing on osteopathic medical education, interviewed NYITCOM Dean Nicole Wadsworth, D.O. The interview focused on Wadsworth’s efforts to address bias and health inequities among the LGBTQIA+ community and how colleges of osteopathic medicine can contribute to a more equitable healthcare landscape for LGBTQIA+ patients.
Inside Higher Ed Highlights Faculty Tenures
Jun 13, 2022
As seen in Inside Higher Ed, several New York Tech faculty members were recognized for their outstanding teaching, scholarship, service, and commitment to the university through tenure. The tenures, which are effective September 1, 2022, include faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, School of Health Professions, and School of Management.
Nizich Lends Expertise to Lifewire Robotics Story
Jun 13, 2022
Lifewire quoted Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the ETIC and adjunct associate professor of computer science, in the article “Why Your Robot Needs New Skin.” Nizich notes that engineering lifelike robotic hands can be challenging, as the human hand’s complex anatomy consists of a specific series of articulation points and movements controlled by a combination of electrical impulses.
“When engineers try to imitate or emulate this highly evolved human configuration, we are limited by some of the existing commercial grade systemic controls available to us,” Nizich said. “For example, we use controls like servos, motors, actuators, and solenoids to simulate digit extensions and may even use springs, rubber, or even plastic to perform the reflexivity response of the digits. These devices are rigid and usually only rotate or revolve around one hinge point.”
Students' Hometown Media Feature their Academic Achievements
Jun 08, 2022
Several New York Tech students were featured in their hometown news outlets for a variety of academic achievements this spring. For example, centraljersey.com covered a student who received a leadership and service award; TBN Weekly highlighted a student who completed the spring Internship Certificate Program and the Ridgefield Hamlet Hub highlighted a student who participated in the REU program. HuntingtonNow highlighted four D.P.T. students who received their doctoral hoods and the Times News Online highlighted a P.A. student receiving a white coat.
Jarkon Pens MDedge Commentary
Jun 06, 2022
Psychiatrist Liat Jarkon, D.O., director of the Center for Behavioral Health, published a commentary in the medical outlet MDedge regarding the need to prioritize healthcare provider's mental health following the COVID-19 pandemic. Jarkon commends Congress for signing the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act into law and notes that continuing to take a top-down approach is essential to ensuring the health of the nation.
“If our healers are not healthy, physically and mentally, they will not be able to treat those whom they are dedicated to helping. Openly discussing and acknowledging the mental health problems of healthcare workers as a community makes it okay to not be okay. It normalizes the need for healthcare workers to prioritize their own mental health,” she writes.
AMNY Quotes Musho on Collaboration to Support “Giulietta e Romeo”
Jun 02, 2022
The Battery Park City Authority and Teatro Grattacielo are putting on performances of the operatic rendition of “Giulietta e Romeo” on June 4 and 5, and the production will feature multimedia imagery and animation backdrops created and rendered by New York Tech students and faculty.
In an article in AMNY, New York Tech Chief Architect and Vice President Suzanne Musho said, “New York Tech is thrilled to be collaborative partners with Teatro Grattacielo and Battery Park City Authority for the Giulietta e Romeo performance…our faculty and students are grateful for this amazing opportunity to contribute to this world class performance that embodies the efforts of the Festival of New York, exclaiming the resilience of New York City and of New Yorkers!”
Solounias Weighs in on Giraffe Evolution Theory
Jun 02, 2022
Insight from Professor of Anatomy Nikos Solounias, Ph.D., was featured in several outlets, including the New York Times, The Scientist, Inverse, and others regarding a new theory on why giraffes evolved with long necks. New research from the Chinese Academy of Science describes the fossil of a giraffe relative, which had a thickened skull that was likely used for fighting. The researchers suggest that, given this, the giraffe may have adapted its long neck not just to reach high foliage but also for combat between males competing for mates. Soulounias, who is a giraffe evolution expert, says that while the paper thoroughly describes the fossil, ultimately it presents no new information, as all ruminants (a classification of hoofed herbivorous animals that includes giraffes) partake in some form of tussling.
“Every ruminant I can think of fights. They all do that. That’s why they have horns, as a way [for] the male to fight the other males,” says Solounias, who was not involved in the study.
NYITCOM Students Publish Article in The DO
Jun 01, 2022
Medical students Timothy Li and Kelly Borges published an article in The DO regarding the common health conditions that esports players face, including eye strain, wrist and hand injuries, and complications that can arise from a sedentary lifestyle.
“Educating our patients (gamers and non-gamers alike) on healthy habitual behaviors can empower them to reduce their risk of injury and chronic illness related to sedentary lifestyles,” the authors write.
Media Highlight New Marketing Campaign
May 26, 2022
“New York Tech is the place for our diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to come together and create opportunities in the classroom, through research projects and with organizational partnerships, internships, and job options,” said Joseph Posillico, vice president of enrollment management. The campaign includes a takeover of the Columbus Circle subway station. Further, New York Tech ads are shown on outdoor elevators, and on the windows of The Shops at Columbus Circle, as well as billboards in Times Square and bus shelters around the New York City campus. Ads are also featured on the Long Island Railroad, buses throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, and Brooklyn, and on billboards on Long Island.
News 12 Interviews Jarkon Regarding the Fear of Gun Violence
May 25, 2022
News 12 interviewed psychiatrist Liat Jarkon, D.O., director of the Center for Behavioral Health, regarding the ways that parents should speak to their children about gun violence. In the segment, which aired in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Jarkon notes that parents should reassure children that they are safe, and recommends against keeping them home from school out of fear.
“They should return to school as soon as possible because we don't want them to have the message that they have to run away or avoid when things happen [that] are out of our control,” Jarkon says.