Media Coverage

Newsday: International students on the rise at U.S. colleges

Nov 14, 2016

International students' enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high and New York is the second highest host state, according to an article in Newsday about the 2016 Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education. Long Island's colleges and universities benefit from being close to New York City and have been recruiting and welcoming international students for years, the article reports. "The population of high school graduates here is dropping and continues to drop and that means institutions here need to reach out beyond a commutable distance," said Ron Maggiore, vice president for enrollment management at New York Institute of Technology.


Morgan Churchill in LiveScience on Deep-Sea Hunting by Ancient Seals

Nov 01, 2016

"Seals, unlike whales, don't echolocate," or use sound waves to navigate, says NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine postdoctoral researcher Morgan Churchill in a LiveScience article about his latest research. "One of their main forms of senses when they're hunting, or just navigating underwater, is their eyesight," Churchill adds. "And so, they have very large and reinforced eyeballs to help them collect light at these deeper depths." Churchill, a member of the anatomy department, presented his research at the 2016 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in late October.


Barbara Ross-Lee in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Oct 30, 2016

"It's a crisis here in Arkansas," Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. tells the Chronicle of Higher Education, referring to the scarcity of primary-care doctors in Arkansas, where she is site dean of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University. The article details Ross-Lee's personal story and her efforts to establish a medical school there that is "uniquely prepared to work in underserved and rural communities."


Babak Beheshti in Computerworld on the Internet of Things

Oct 25, 2016

"If you can find an open port, you can establish communication with any server in a network," says Babak Beheshti, associate dean and professor, NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, in a Computerworld article on cyberattacks and the Internet of Things. Beheshti says intrusion into systems is "devastating and could cause permanent damage to networks."


Haar: Quoted on Breakfast Foods to Avoid in MSN Lifestyle

Oct 21, 2016

"Highly sweetened breakfast cereals may appear to be nutritious due to added vitamins and the fact that they're consumed with calcium-rich milk," says Mindy Haar, director of program development for Interdisciplinary Health Sciences in an article posted on MSN Lifestyle about breakfast foods to avoid. "Actually, they're low in fiber and many people eat a lot more than the serving size listed on the label, meaning you're getting more sugar than you think." This article, originally published in Rodale's Organic Life in August, has also be republished in The Weekly Challenger and RecipeLand.


Melanie Austin-McCain on Mindfulness in the St. Louis American

Oct 18, 2016

"With mindfulness, you're really in the present and focusing on your senses and your experiences—what you are feeling, thinking, and doing," says Assistant Professor Melanie Austin-McCain in a St. Louis American article detailing her tips on mindfulness.

She says research shows that having healthy daily routines and a purpose in life (beyond short-term goals like finishing school or completing a project) contribute to wellness and may help you live a longer, more positive life.


TechCrunch Published Shoureshi Article

Oct 17, 2016

"Wearables that foster healthy aging and independent living will soon fill seniors' wardrobes," writes Provost and Vice President Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D. in an article in TechCrunch about the untapped market of wearables for elder care. "With recent advances in nanotechnology, 'smart clothes' that monitor seniors' health and remind them to take their medications are on the way."


Cohn on Social Media in the Workplace:

Oct 13, 2016

"It can be stressful for people who want to keep their home life and work life separate," says NYIT School of Management Associate Professor Deborah Cohn in an article on social media in the workplace published by "For example, if you tweet about your day at the beach when you called in sick, and then you get caught, and get fired. Or you post pictures of your son's wedding and your co-workers wonder why they weren't invited."

Cohn has researched the topic of social media use in workplace settings and has found conflicts about privacy for some people who do not want to mix their professional and home lives in the social media arena.


Wolfgang Gilliar in the DO Magazine

Oct 12, 2016

"A patient who feels emotionally connected to his or her doctor is more likely to disclose important medical information and to follow the doctor's advice," according to NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, who's op-ed on empathy in medical school was the subject of an article in The DO Magazine.

"That connection can serve as the basis for true teamwork, with the patient working proactively with the medical team to improve health," he writes in the op-ed, which was originally published by "Simply put, patients who feel cared about feel better and do better."


Luis Martinez in Newsday on Germ-repellant Scrubs

Oct 12, 2016

Associate Professor Luis Martinez, Ph.D. of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine was among experts quoted about healthcare-acquired infections in an article in Newsday about Northwell Health's new germ-repellant scrubs. Martinez noted that bugs colonize patients and medical equipment and are a worldwide concern.