Physicians Adopt Mobile Technology
May 24, 2013
William Blazey, DO, assistant professor in the family medicine department at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, is using an iPAD to access electronic medical records as he treats patients, but he tells AMN Healthcare that while mobile technology improves how he cares for his patients, it does not decrease the time most patients spend in office visits. Yet, mobile software applications for physicians are growing, and Blazey is among the increasing number of physicians using tablets and smartphones on the job.
Glazer in Campus Technology: Strike a Balance When Building an Online Course
May 08, 2013
"Using too many types of media, tools, applications, and/or software is bewildering to students," says Francine Glazer, Ph.D., assistant provost and director of NYIT's Center for Teaching and Learning, in Campus Technology. Glazer, is widely quoted in "The 'Dos and Don'ts' of Synchronous Online Learning," and offers numerous tips for faculty members setting up or improving their online learning programs.
"Factor in your students' available bandwidth, what devices they are using and how current their software is," says Glazer. "Just one or two students who haven't updated their computer software, for example, and who need help troubleshooting, can hold up the whole class." Glazer also advises that professors keep in mind that all students learn at different paces. "Cram in too much content without the opportunity for reflection, application, and integration and you'll wind up with an unengaged group that doesn't get what's going on."
Ott in Christian Science Monitor: Transfer Students Should Push for Academic Credit Information
May 07, 2013
Transfer students can spend more money and time if they don't know in advance which academic credits they've previously earned count toward their degree at their new institution, says NYIT Associate Dean Alex Ott, Ph.D., in The Christian Science Monitor. "Many colleges require a transfer student to make a commitment to attend before they will give out information about transfer credits," Ott says, noting that colleges often don't have the human and financial resources necessary to give transfer students the special attention they need. But Ott advices transfer students to ask for information anyway, even if universities normally don't provide it. "If you are forceful enough," he says, "you can get answers."
Anid: Gender Barriers in Science Can be Overcome
May 06, 2013
"Science doesn't have a gender," says School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., in a Long Island Business News (subscription required) article about the growing number of women in biotechnology.
"We should be moving toward parity. There's no reason why science and technology should continue to be gender-discriminated." Anid says gender barriers exist in any field but that sexism "shouldn't stop anyone" from pursuing their chosen profession. At NYIT, she notes, half of all biotech students and almost 70 percent of all biology students are female.
Mergers are Like Marriages: They Require Understanding and Responsibility
Apr 30, 2013
"In a small company, you have to look at a merger as you would a marriage, in that you're going to spend so much time together," says William Lawrence, Ph.D., a professor of economics and entrepreneurship at New York Institute of Technology School of Management, in Inc. Lawrence offers several tips to help manage a merger. "You have to understand the sensitivity of turning something you've built from the bottom up into a different animal," says Lawrence. Defining new roles is also important, he adds, particularly when you understand responsibilities and chain of command. "If there's a problem, you'll know exactly what to do to solve it."
NYIT Dean Swims with Sharks
Apr 29, 2013
NYIT Vocational Independence Program Associate dean and Executive Director Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., MSW, swam with the sharks at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead after losing a bet with his students. VanBergeijk had challenged his students to exercise -- and when they walked 62 million steps -- the equivalent of walking around the circumference of the earth -- he agreed to reward them with a shark dive. "Sharks are misunderstand and endangered, just like people with disabilities are misunderstood," says VanBergeijk, whose VIP program teaches students with autism and other types of learning disabilities how to work and how to live independently.
Ross-Lee in Newsday: Health Disparities Affect Cancer Treatment
Apr 24, 2013
Researchers who analyzed more than 8,000 cases of young poor, black, and Hispanic women in California diagnosed with breast cancer found that they have longer delays before they receive treatment and a resulting poorer survival rate. NYIT Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, tells Newsday that the findings apply to poor and minority women on Long Island as well.
"We've been very slow in documenting these kinds of problems and even slower in crafting solutions," says Ross-Lee. Problems with access are compounded when fewer doctors choose to accept Medicaid patients. "In this country, it is against the law to discriminate against people based on race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation," Ross-Lee adds. "But there is a very open form of discrimination based on economic status, and Medicaid is perceived as a clear marker for socioeconomic status."
NYIT Demonstrates Dangers of Texting While Driving
Apr 23, 2013
NYIT Senior Director of Counseling and Wellness Alice Heron-Burke told WCBS-TV that students need to understand the true risks of driving while texting. “I had a student come in, and she was very upset because her sister had gotten into an accident while texting, and sustained head injuries, and was hospitalized for several weeks,” says Burke in the segment, explaining why NYIT sponsored a texting while driving simulation event. Heron-Burke watched as several NYIT students climbed into a text message simulator designed to demonstrate how driving and texting is a deadly combination.
Bloom on Public Housing in New York Magazine
Apr 21, 2013
New York Magazine relied on historical facts by NYIT Chair of Disciplinary Studies Nicholas Bloom, Ph.D., for its analysis of the New York City Housing Authority's plan to lease open space surrounding its developments. In "Gentrifying the Air," Bloom, an expert on the NYCHA and author of Public Housing That Worked, says that despite NYCHA's strong maintenance, public housing is facing massive budget issues -- one of the factors that has led to the new proposal.
NYIT Students Rebuild Broken Robots to Compete at VEX Robotics World Championship
Apr 20, 2013
NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences students in the Vex Robotics World Championship found themselves in a challenging situation when they landed in California: their robots were broken upon arrival. "Our robots were in pieces," tech adviser Saverio Marsicano told the Orange County Register. "Since Tuesday, we have been working around the clock in our hotel room using our Dremel tool on the balcony, just so we can compete. It's been a very busy week." The Bears - who joined 15,000 participants at the competition -- rebuilt their robots and took 35th place out of 52 teams.