Media Coverage

Director of Sports Medicine Hallie Zwibel, D.O. Talks Concussions on MSG

Mar 28, 2016

“Concussions are a growing problem and the most recent estimates say there are about 3.8 million concussions each year,” says Hallie Zwibel, D.O., director of sports medicine in an interview on MSG Networks in advance of NYIT Center for Sports Medicine’s April 6 concussion conference. Zwibel appeared with former New York Islander Bob Nystrom to discuss the event, the problem of concussions in sports, and the center’s education, awareness, and treatment services.


Dean Wolfgang Gilliar Discusses Benefits of Group Walking in Chicago Tribune

Mar 25, 2016

"Walking is one of the best exercises people can do," says NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., in a Chicago Tribune article about group walking. "It's free, you don't need much equipment and you can do it anywhere."

Gilliar discussed the school’s “Running with VP, Walking with Dean” exercise and mentorship program. "It's become a way of opening communication," he said. "Students have access to the dean and can ask questions on a beautiful walk across a beautiful campus. It liberates the thought process. [Students] seem to be able to feel comfortable asking questions they might not ask in a formalized academic setting."


Dr. Shane Speights in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette about Graduate Medical Education

Mar 23, 2016

“We’re trying to grow the pie,” says Shane Speights, D.O., Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at NYITCOM at Arkansas State University, in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription required) about graduate medical education opportunities.


Long Island Business News Features Lou Reinisch, Ph.D.

Mar 23, 2016

“At NYIT, I am tasked with working with the deans and the faculty members to create degree programs that align with the workforce needs of the 21st century,” says NYIT’s new Associate Provost of Academic Affairs Lou Reinisch in a Long Island Business News feature (subscription required). Publishes Dean Nada Marie Anid’s Op-ed

Mar 22, 2016

Barack Obama recently became the first U.S. president to write a line of computer code as part of a national push for computer science education. That initiative couldn't have come soon enough, according to Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. In a op-ed, she writes that “In addition to playing an increasingly central role in business, computer science know-how is vital to America's economic and national security.”

Efforts to bolster cybersecurity all face the same obstacle: a shortage of talent. Anid outlines several steps toward devising a long-term strategy to build the pipeline of skilled professionals. She also adds, “It won't be enough to simply encourage more Americans to earn degrees in computer science. Students also need access to tech immersion programs to see the practical implications of their studies.”


Dr. Karen Friel on Walking and Bone Strength in Prevention Magazine

Mar 21, 2016

"While walking is inherently good for your bones, adding more load to bones stresses them, and they respond by building more cells," says Department of Physical Therapy Chair Karen Friel, DPT, in a Prevention Magazine story on bone strength.


Dr. Ross-Lee in the Chattanooga Free Press

Mar 14, 2016

"Private practice is disappearing, and you are seeing many more groups that include non-physician members as part of the team," says Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., in a Chattanooga Free Press article on the nation’s physician shortage. Ross-Lee discussed the new location of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, which will incorporate interprofessional education with A-State’s health professions programs.


Dean Patricia Chute Discusses Mental Health Education for Nurses in

Mar 10, 2016

“Today’s nurse is trained to be a leader on the health team,” says Patricia Chute, Ed.D.,  dean of NYIT School of Health Professions in a article on mental health education for nurses. “As a leader, student nurses need to be able to assess not only the physical manifestations of any patient, but also the effects that the disease may have on their mental health.”

Chute says the skills of asking questions and listening to patients are infused in every course “to ensure that the future nurse will have a toolkit of clinical competence that results in the best patient outcomes.”


Mar 03, 2016

“Now we can prototype a small device here on our own campus and it gives our students and professors more research abilities,” says School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., in an Island Now article about NYIT’s new clean room. The facility allows researchers from the school and partner industries to conduct experiments in an atmosphere containing low rates of particulates.  NYIT unveiled Nassau County’s first and only class 10,000 clean room (the number relates to the amount of particles per cubic foot of air) at a ceremony in late February. 


Greg Saggio, D.O. in WebMD

Mar 02, 2016

"You think you can do everything. You think you're better than you are, you eat too much too quickly, you go up steps too fast, you go out and drive, and you get bounced around," says Greg Saggio, D.O., in a WebMD article about mistakes patients make after surgery. Saggio shares his own post-surgical errors and advises patients—even other physicians—to listen to their doctors. "Stick to what your doctor tells you," Saggio says. "Don't overdo it because you will have setbacks, especially with heavy lifting."