Media Coverage

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.


InnovateLI Highlights New York Tech M.B.A. Program Ranking

Jul 08, 2022

As reported in InnovateLI, several Long Island higher education institutions performed well in rankings by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) “of national collegiate business programs – but only New York Tech’s M.B.A. program is Long Island’s best.”  The article notes that in the CEW studywhich compares return-on-investment metrics including post-graduate earnings and debt payments – New York Tech’s M.B.A. program is the fifth best in all of New York State.” New York Tech’s program is also the 45th best M.B.A program in the nation out of 2,523 measured, the article states. “We know our graduates get jobs – very good jobs,” said School of Management Interim Dean Deborah Y. Cohn, Ph.D.

Additional coverage about New York Tech’s M.B.A. program ranking in the CEW study appears in The Island Now.


Watanabe Quoted in Gizmodo on New Dinosaur Research

Jul 07, 2022

Perspective from Assistant Professor of Anatomy Akinobu Watanabe, Ph.D., is included in a Gizmodo article about Meraxes gigas, a carnivorous dinosaur whose bones were unearthed and studied by scientists in Argentina and about which a new paper just published. “What’s remarkable is that these short-armed dinosaurs are distantly relatives on the dinosaur family tree. This means that diminutive arms evolved multiple times in different groups of giant carnivorous dinosaurs,” said Watanabe, who is not affiliated with the research.  According to the article, he suspects that the small size of the M. gigas’ arms could be a result of evolution favoring a large head and powerful jaw, features that were potentially more effective tools for hunting.


Media Highlight New York Tech Participation in Everyone Rides NICE

Jun 29, 2022

New York Tech’s participation in a program to help qualified students gain access to free MetroCards was included in media coverage in Newsday and News12 Long Island. The Everyone Rides NICE program will be run by United Way of Long Island and work with colleges, nonprofits and other groups to distribute the cards through a partnership with Nassau Inter-County Express for use on the NICE bus system.


Jun 25, 2022

New York Tech’s Adele Smithers Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center is featured in a Newsday story that calls for improved understanding of how the disease affects underserved populations. The article notes that while studies suggest Parkinson’s disease primarily affects older white males, these findings may be misleading. A scarcity of people of color in Parkinson’s studies, along with missed or delayed diagnoses, less access to high-quality health care, and other factors could mean that the gap is a lot smaller than it seems, if a gap exists at all. Neurologist Adena Leder, D.O., director of New York Tech’s Parkinson’s program, notes that some physicians may fail to diagnose people of color, women, and younger white men because of incorrect assumptions about who gets the disease. However, this can prevent patients from receiving critical treatment, such as physical therapy and exercise programs, which improve Parkinson’s symptoms.


Psychology Researcher Quoted in Lifewire

Jun 24, 2022

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences Melissa Huey, Ph.D., is quoted in a Lifewire article about smartphone addiction. Huey, who studies the psychological impact of smartphones on young adults, notes that the devices have the same chemical reaction in the brain as drugs and alcohol.

“Getting ‘likes’ and notifications from your phone releases dopamine, which makes us feel good, and in turn, we want to repeat these feel-good behaviors,” she says. “We create an addictive and endless cycle, where we’re constantly looking at our phones to feel better. However, when we don’t get likes or notifications, we feel depressed and lonely, which creates an adverse effect.”


Jun 23, 2022

Several students were featured in their local media recently for numerous accomplishments at New York Tech. For example, highlighted students who completed the university’s rigorous Internship Certificate Program, and recognized another group of students inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success.  Florida’s Ponte Vedra Recorder highlighted an inductee of Phi Eta Sigma, and the Amityville Record highlighted an Order of Omega inductee.