Reuters Reports on NYITCOM Research on Turtles
Sep 02, 2015
"Turtles have been missing their Archaeopteryx, their missing link to the rest of the vertebrate tree, since Darwin told us that we should be looking for one," says NYITCOM anatomy professor and paleontologist Gaberiel Bever in a Reuters article about his Nature publication on the evolutionary origin of turtles.
LIBN: NYIT Among LI Colleges Building New Tech-Savvy Facilities
Jul 21, 2015
Recently, several Long Island colleges, including NYIT, finished construction on major projects, all focusing on upgrading their students’ technology. According to an article in Long Island Business News (subscription required), educators are optimistic about their new capabilities.“Among those is Nada Marie Anid, dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Sciences at NYIT. With its new business accelerator and collaborative work spaces, Anid hopes to get students involved on the projects of incoming companies. ‘That’s the idea,’ she said. ‘Creating a space where the industry is engaged.’”
Newsday: NYIT Gets Cybersecurity Center
Jul 01, 2015
Nassau County will be home to a cybersecurity research center that will prepare college students for careers and produce inventions that can be turned into products, county officials tell Newsday (subscription required).
NYIT chief of staff Peter C. Kinney III said the school wants the National Security Agency to designate the local facility as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense. "We already have a relationship with the NSA, and we hope eventually to do research that is classified," he says. "Our faculty and students will be doing research for the federal government, IBM, Cisco and other companies." NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences dean, Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., says that the research center will complement the work of the school's Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center, located on NYIT's Old Westbury campus.
Dean Chute: "My Patient, Your Patient, Our Patient" in Huffington Post Op-Ed
Jun 24, 2015
“Team-based and patient-centered care approaches are critical as we face physician shortages in certain areas along with greater numbers of patients who have increased access to healthcare from the Affordable Care Act,” writes School of Health Professions Dean Patricia Chute in a Huffington Post op-ed on interprofessional education. “Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals must work together -- and training in teamwork must start early in their education.”
Boronico Op-ed: Higher Education Must Track Its Impact On Society
May 13, 2015
In an op-ed in Investor's Business Daily (subscription required), NYIT School of Management Dean Jess Boronico explains why universities must be measured by their impact on society in addition to career outcomes.
Matt Cornelius: Oculus Rift is a Game-Changer
May 06, 2015
"It's something you wear, it' s not too cumbersome, and it fits with the current way that people play games and view video -- it's like a low impact change to what people are familiar with," says Matt Cornelius, director of NYIT's motion capture lab in the College of Arts & Sciences, referring to the new Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Cornelius commented on Oculus Rift for an article in TechNewsWorld. The device, he says, may change the face of gaming and entertainment because of its design and ability to transport users into immersive, virtual worlds. He also noted that some virtual reality devices are becoming important in fields other than gaming.
"They are also starting to couple these things together with things like motion capture and omnidirectional walking pads," says Cornelius. "When you start to couple things together, you approach a more immersive environment."
NYIT, Rep. Israel Call for Student Loan Debt Relief: FiOS1
Apr 08, 2015
Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington), NYIT President Dr. Edward Guiliano, and Nicole Soman, president of the Student Government Association at NYIT-Old Westbury, urged Congress to pass the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (H.R. 1434, S. 793), which would allow borrowers with high interest rates on their existing student loans to refinance at lower levels. See coverage on FiOS1 News.
“As a university president, I am keenly aware of issues relating to student debt in America. Anything that offers relief from this burden is welcome,” noted Guiliano in a statement.
Nicholas Bloom on NYC Affordable Housing in USA Today
Mar 26, 2015
"Can you build enough to make New York more affordable? I don't think this program can do that," New York Institute of Technology professor Nicholas Bloom, a public housing expert city, says of New York City Mayor de Blasio's plan in a USA Today article about the city's affordable housing stock. "You have a global city problem. It needs big money."
Bloom, an associate professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, says that while 200,000 units may seem like a large amount, New York's housing market would not be altered unless millions of new, affordable apartments were available.
Bloom also noted that a shortage of affordable housing will push working-class people to the city's suburbs, resulting in lengthy commutes to the city for work.
Newsday Features NYITCOM Match Day
Mar 20, 2015
“It’s really exciting and rewarding to see what the future holds for all of us,” says medical student Jessica Miller in a Newsday video (subscription required) on NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine’s annual Match Day ceremony. NYITCOM had a 100% match/placement rate in 2015.
Dr. Bill Blazey on Electronic Health Records in Physician's Money Digest
Mar 02, 2015
“When the security features of an EHR (Electronic Heath Record) are explained to patients and they understand their privacy rights, then they’re often more open and honest in how they inform me about risk factors,” says College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor William Blazey, DO, in an article in Physician's Money Digest about EHRs. “More and more, I’m seeing my patients being comfortable if I show them how it’s being documented and presented. A physician can complete documentation regarding a patient’s medical needs and still be sensitive to their privacy.”
Blazey, a family medicine expert who has EHRs since 2008, says he understands patients' reluctance and sensitivity about electronic records, especially since they may not understand how the records are stored and they may have a false sense of security about paper records. Yet, patients who withhold information from physicians because they fear breaches of electronic records may be harming themselves, he says, because their physicians may not be able to provide preventative treatment.
“If a female patient is a smoker and seeks birth control but does not disclose her smoking behavior, she is at higher risk for adverse effects from birth control,” says Blazey.