Molnar Quoted in New York Times Evolution Story
Apr 29, 2022
The New York Times interviewed Julia Molnar, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy, regarding an internet meme that blames an ancient fish for all of humanity’s modern woes. The meme, which has circulated amidst the threat of nuclear war, climate change, and new strains of COVID-19, suggests that society’s issues would have never existed if human ancestors had not left the water and began living on land. The humorous image claims that the “culprit” is Tiktaalik, a 375-million-year-old fish with four limbs, suggesting that the fish is an early ancestor of humans. Molnar, who studies the evolution of vertebrate (four-limbed animal) locomotion, notes that while humans probably cannot trace our family tree directly back to Tiktaalik, “an animal very much like Tiktaalik was a direct ancestor of humans.”
Hometown News Outlets Highlight Student Achievements
Aug 06, 2022
Local media outlets featured the academic accomplishments of New York Tech students, including, among others, The Monmouth Journal and Hamlet Hub, which highlighted area students named to the Presidential Honor List and Dean’s List for spring 2022. In addition, Centralmaine.com, Houston Chronicle, and others highlighted incoming first-year students who received the Presidential Scholarship and Theodore K. Steele Memorial Scholarship.
Infectious Disease Physician Quoted in Health Magazine
Aug 01, 2022
Epidemiologist and infectious disease expert Carl Abraham, M.D., assistant professor of clinical sciences at NYITCOM-Arkansas, was quoted in Health magazine regarding the impact of monkeypox on children. Abraham notes that, as with other diseases, neonates, or extremely young children in their first weeks of life, are likely vulnerable because of their weaker immune systems. However, he adds that it's hard to know for sure how severely they may be affected because of the small number of confirmed cases in children currently.
Nizich Adds Expertise on Using Chaos Testing to Stabilize Cybersecurity
Jul 26, 2022
Communications of the ACM quoted Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the ETIC and adjunct associate professor of computer science, in the article “Defending the Enterprise,” about how organizations use cybersecurity chaos experiments to simulate events to uncover deficits and then repair or rearchitect as needed to improve their resilience to attack.
"The most worrisome of modern cyberattacks with the most chaotic outcomes is an IoT attack rendering thousands of medical devices and even implants to work improperly or not at all," Nizich said, citing that among the disruptive cyberattacks of a more significant concern than ransomware.
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.