Student Achievements Featured in Hometown Media
Jul 18, 2022
Several New York Tech students were recently featured in their local media for numerous accomplishments. For example, Syosset Advance and CentralJersey.com 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
“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.”
Outlets Feature Rajnarayanan's COVID-19 Database
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 study “which 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.
Physical Therapist Featured in Spine Universe
Jul 08, 2022
Mark Gugliotti, D.P.T., associate professor of physical therapy, provided advice for managing sciatica in Spine Universe. In addition to sharing tips about healthy posture and the importance of mobility, Gugliotti advises that sciatica patients always avoid lifting heavy loads from a bent forward or twisted position.
“Practicing better lifting mechanics can be extremely helpful when it comes to managing sciatica,” he says.
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.