Media Coverage

Local Media Publicize Federally Funded Research Projects

Sep 10, 2023

Newsday, in its weekly Winners column, reported on three federally funded research projects by NYITCOM faculty. The awards, which total approximately $1.4 million, include the medical school’s first grant from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and two competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). On September 10, the column featured NIH-funded research by Associate Professor Maria Alicia Carrillo Sepulveda, Ph.D., which investigates obesity-related hypertension; on August 20, the column highlighted DoD-funded research by Associate Professor Haotian Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., which investigates a rare form of brain cancer found mainly in children; on August 6, the column publicized NIH-funded research by Professor Qiangrong Liang, M.D., Ph.D., which aims to prevent long-term heart damage in cancer survivors previously treated with a potent chemotherapy drug.

Coverage of these prestigious grants also appeared in InnovateLI.


Hometown Media Publicize Student Scholarships

Jul 24, 2024

Incoming students were featured in their hometown media outlets for receiving New York Tech's Presidential Scholarship, the university's highest scholarship awarded to first-year students, and the Theodore K. Steele Memorial Scholarship, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.8. Sites and newspapers covering this news included the Columbia Basin Herald (Lake Moses, Wash.), Fayette News (Fayetteville, Ga.), (Southampton, N.Y.), Pleasanton Express (Plesanton, Texas), and Southbury Voices (Southbury, Conn.), among others. 



Jul 20, 2024

Newsday interviewed Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the ETIC and adjunct associate professor of computer science, amidst recent widespread computer outages tied to a software update by the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike.

Among other points, Nizich noted that it remains to be seen how long it will take to restore all impacted computers to normal working order, and who will pay for the damage. He explained that bugs like the one impacting CrowdStrike’s customers are likely to continue and occur more frequently as more systems turn to cloud-based computing that keeps data and applications stored remotely, but still relies on computer desktops with operating systems to access and run them. “With cloud-based systems, we’re seeing global outages like never before,” said Nizich.


Gugliotti Featured in Yahoo Knee Pain Article

Jul 19, 2024

Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Mark Gugliotti, D.P.T., was featured in a Yahoo article about knee pain. Gugliotti explains that, throughout the day, knees support your body weight and deal with different types of pressure, tension, and stress and that "doing the same daily movements can cause wear and tear on the joint and its supporting structures." The article also appeared on


AARP Highlights Researcher's Stress-Reducing Tips

Jul 17, 2024

Melissa Huey, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, was featured in the AARP article “25 Great Ways to Manage Your Stress.” Huey, who has researched the impact of smartphones on anxiety and mindfulness, explains that notifications from our phones release dopamine, which makes us feel good, and some people become so dependent on their phones that they develop a fear of being without it, known as nomophobia. However, the opposite can be true for other individuals. 

“For other people, having a continuous stream of updates and being at others’ beck and call can generate a sense of urgency, leading to increased anxiety and stress,” she says. To curtail this, Huey recommends keeping your phone outside the bedroom when you sleep, turning off notifications or using the “do not disturb” setting, and regularly taking breaks from the device for set periods, like 30 minutes or an hour. “A good time to start doing this is also when you’re engaging in a particular hobby you enjoy, perhaps while watching your favorite television shows,” says Huey.


LIBN Features New School of Management Dean

Jul 17, 2024

A Long Island Business News story features Jaishankar Ganesh, Ph.D., as the new School of Management dean. The story notes that Ganesh is tasked with running and expanding the School of Management, including initiatives focusing on the faculty and student experience, as well as securing ACCSB reaccreditation, developing new programs, identifying and delivering what employers need in terms of knowledge workers, strengthening corporate partnerships, and, Ganesh said, “amplifying the value of the School of Management to students.”


Jul 15, 2024

Board-certified infectious disease physician Carl Abraham, M.D., assistant professor at NYITCOM-Arkansas, lent his expertise to three recent Newsweek articles about bird flu, on July 15, May 24, and May 4.

Abraham’s bird flu insight was also featured on multiple healthcare sites, including and Respiratory Therapy.


Pharmacologist Shares Advice on Storing Medications

Jul 15, 2024

As seen in VeryWell Health, pharmacology expert Maria Pino, Ph.D., associate professor at NYITCOM, shared insight into how extreme heat affects medications. Pino explains that some drugs, such as insulin, antibiotics, pediatric suspensions, injected biological medications, glaucoma eye drops, and certain nasal sprays, should be kept in lower temperatures—around 35 to 46 degrees. She also advises patients not to keep medications in bathroom medicine cabinets because steam and warmth from the shower may negatively affect them.


Physician Discusses Pickleball Injuries

Jul 15, 2024

Insight from sports medicine physician Hallie Zwibel, D.O., assistant dean of clinical operations, was featured in a First for Women article about common pickleball injuries. In the story, which was also picked up by Yahoo, Zwibel explained, “Pickleball, while lots of fun, can sometimes lead to injuries such as sprains, strains, and even fractures. Common issues include ankle sprains from quick lateral movements, shoulder strains from overhand shots, and knee problems from sudden stops and starts. These injuries often happen because the sport requires agility and rapid directional changes that can catch players off guard. Additionally, a lack of proper form and technique can lead to overusing certain muscles or putting undue stress on your joints.”

On July 3, Zwibel was also featured in a similar Yahoo article emphasizing the importance of proper footwear to prevent injuries. 


Everyday Health Taps Haar's Nutrition Expertise

Jul 10, 2024

Clinical Associate Professor and Chair for the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Mindy Haar, Ph.D., RDN, was one of several experts featured in the Everyday Health article "8 Foods High in Vitamin A." In addition to recommending vitamin A-rich foods, including sweet potatoes, pumpkins, and canteloupe, she noted that certain populations may be at a higher risk for deficiencies.

“With gastrointestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, there is a higher risk of vitamin A deficiency, even when intake is adequate or supplements are taken,” said Haar.