Media Coverage

Feb 24, 2016

“We want them to be aware of the broader world around them and how that might provide a surprising answer for a problem they’re facing,” says NYITCOM Anatomy Chair and Associate Professor Jonathan Geisler in an article about the connection between the school’s paleontology experts and its anatomy curriculum in the American Osteopathic Association’s magazine, The DO. A companion Q&A explores more about why the two disciplines complement one another and how Geisler’s paleontology background informs his approach to teaching.


Dr. Raddy Ramos Discusses Open Access on Reuters Blog

Feb 19, 2016

“[With institutional repositories], more diverse groups of people will be able to look at and analyze data and bring a perspective that previously was not there, because the data was only in one spot, with access to a limited group of people with perhaps a narrow range of expertise,” says NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor Raddy Ramos, Ph.D., in Reuters’ State of Innovation blog about Open Access research. Ramos, a neuroscientist, told the blog that he’s used Open Access research to help his own research and to educate students about experiments and other experts’ studies.


Nicholas Bloom Writes Series of Op-Eds in The Gotham Gazette

Feb 16, 2016

Associate Professor Nicholas Bloom is lead author on three op-eds in The Gotham Gazette about rebuilding the New York City Housing Authority’s low-income developments throughout the city. A piece co-authored by AssociateProfessor Matthias Altwicker suggests some novel ideas about architectural changes that could improve the aesthetics and life of some buildings. 


Veronica Southard in ADVANCE on Caring for Elderly Patients

Feb 06, 2016

"Patients are likely to meet or exceed their goals if they have confidence in the abilities of themselves as well as their physical therapist," says Assistant Professor Veronica Southard in an ADVANCE article about physical therapy for elderly patients. Southard also discusses the need for “multidimensional management” of geriatric patients due to their complex histories and, in some cases, various medical and health issues that can affect rehabilitation. NYIT alumnus Kosta Kokolis is also featured in the article.


Dr. Mindy Haar in M2 Woman on “Healthy” Foods

Feb 05, 2016

Protein powder is among the items that aren’t truly necessary for most people, says Mindy Haar, Ph.D., of NYIT School of Health Professions. Haar is among several experts quoted in an article in M2Woman.


Washington Post Publishes President Guiliano Op-Ed

Feb 05, 2016

It's welcome news that the 2016 federal spending bill has increased financing for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, among others. Funding for these agencies and the research they support has been flat for years.

"But revolutionary innovation depends on more than robust financing," writes NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., in a Washington Post op-ed. "It also requires doctors, engineers, and researchers to embrace the humanities. Indeed, the world's biggest challenges—whether economic, environmental, technological, or physical—demand critical thinking, empathy, cultural literacy, and creativity. These skills are cultivated through an education that embraces the humanities."

The desire to improve the human experience through science is often inspired by the humanities, adds Guiliano. He cites several examples across higher education, including NYIT's minor in Medical Humanities.


Dr. Jerry Balentine in The DO on Medical Moments on Seinfeld

Jan 28, 2016

Vice President for Medical Affairs and Global Health Jerry Balentine, D.O., discusses the lighter side of medicine featured on numerous Seinfeld episodes in an article in The DO. One episode of the show features character Kramer’s odd stint as a standardized patient—and NYIT instructors show that clip to medical students who work with standardized patients. "The people who run the (NYIT) center say that as soon as the clip comes on, many students remember it, and they relax and start laughing a little bit,” says Balentine. “It helps calm them down when they're nervous. And it's fun for them to realize that there's something on Seinfeld about medical education."


Martin Gerdes on Thyroid/Cardiac Research on The Academic Minute

Jan 26, 2016

“In the past few years, a series of animal studies have shown that heart health can improve with low doses of thyroid hormones,” says Biomedical Sciences Chair Martin Gerdes, Ph.D., in an Academic Minute broadcast about his research. “It’s very likely such improvements will occur in human hearts too – but we need clinical trials to provide clear evidence.


Nicholas Bloom in The Gotham Gazette on “Sexy Transportation Projects

Jan 10, 2016

“It's easy to be seduced by projects that expand subway and rail lines, but they can't come at the expense of fixing our deteriorating and seriously underfunded transit system,” write Associate Professor Nicholas Bloom and co-author Philip Plotch in The Gotham Gazette. “Keeping a system in a state of good repair is a necessary and expensive undertaking.”


Dr. Hallie Zwibel and Alice Heron-Burke Publish Op-Ed on Return-to-Learn Concussion Protocol

Jan 06, 2016

"A student unable to fruitfully engage in academics isn't really for competitive athletics," write NYIT Center for Sports Medicine Director Hallie Zwibel, D.O. and Senior Director of Counseling and Wellness Alice Heron-Burke in a Newsweek op-ed (subscription required). "Without a strong 'return-to-learn' protocol alongside a 'return-to-play' guideline, decision-making responsibility falls to those most reluctant to keep star athletes sidelined--the students themselves, their coaches, and colleges where athletics is big business."

Heron-Burke and Zwibel helped NYIT establish its return-to-learn protocol and call for the NCAA to do a better job in ensuring that students are able to return to the classroom -- not just the playing field or court.