Zwibel Quoted in Outside
Nov 09, 2023
Hallie Zwibel, D.O., assistant dean of clinical operations and director of the Center for Sports Medicine, is quoted in an Outside magazine article on exercise-induced aches and pains. Zwibel explains that muscle soreness following a workout is typical and shouldn’t be cause for concern.
“After exercising, our muscles are inflamed,” he says. “If there’s no larger injury, this is normal and healthy. When the muscle heals after inflammation, it becomes stronger,” says Zwibel, who also recommended pain-relieving alternatives to Tylenol and ibuprofen.
Nizich Shares Cybersecurity Expertise with Newsday
Nov 09, 2023
Newsday tapped the cybersecurity expertise of Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the ETIC and adjunct associate professor of computer science, for an article about a ransomware attack targeting the medical supply company Henry Schein. Nizich notes that the cybercrime group BlackCat, which has claimed responsibility for the attack, generally gains access to computer systems through messages, emails, or texts that phish users. Once in, the group can exploit loopholes to access other parts of the system and steal data, which they then encrypt, preventing the company from accessing it. For a price, the group offers to restore the targeted organization's access to the data, but Nizich warns businesses that, even if a deal is struck, at the end of the day, these are criminals, and there’s no guarantee that they won’t sell or otherwise exploit the data in the future.
NIH Grant Featured in Newsday
Nov 05, 2023
As seen in Newsday’s Winners, NYITCOM Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Weikang Cai, Ph.D., has received a $306,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a research project that will investigate how certain molecules may play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. His findings could lead to the development of new strategies to treat or alleviate Alzheimer’s disease and its related symptoms.
New York Tech Participates in Direct Admissions Program
Nov 02, 2023
News outlets, including NBC.com and others, noted that New York Institute of Technology is one of approximately 40 U.S. institutions offering high school seniors proactive college acceptance offers as part of a new direct admissions program. The initiative, launched by the Common App, aims to expand college access, with goals for roughly one in eight first-year students to receive at least one offer of admission before they even apply.
Healing Spaces: Papadopoulou in Architectural Digest
Nov 02, 2023
An Architectural Digest story focuses on creating healing spaces to help recover from surgery, and the School of Architecture and Design’s Athina Papadopoulou, Ph.D., was among the experts providing insight.
For example, consider that daily tasks can be made easier through simple accessibility modifications. “Unfortunately, beyond requirements for accessibility in public places, as an architect, we often don’t think while we design how anyone at any time can experience difficulties in mobility or other abilities, making our houses hard to live in recovery conditions,” she said. The article also stresses the healing benefits when the senses are incorporated into a space. “Using different textures, materials, and colors can evoke a range of emotional responses and contribute to a space that feels more supportive,” Papadopoulou notes.
Communications of the ACM Features Nizich’s Insight
Oct 31, 2023
Michael Nizich, Ph.D., director of the ETIC and adjunct associate professor of computer science, is featured prominently in a cybersecurity-focused article by Communications of the ACM. Nizich discusses the threat posed by Initial Access Brokers (IABs), or breach brokers, who sell unauthorized network access to hackers, enabling them to carry on cyberattacks. According to Nizich, IABs are the first to identify vulnerabilities and gain access in ways that other cybercriminals are not yet aware of. They then sell access to these systems, often belonging to high-profile public companies, to the highest bidder. He also notes that ransomware groups may sell leads to IABS when they identify unauthorized network access opportunities that they themselves do not want to pursue, leading to additional threats.
Psychiatrist Discusses Signs of Depression After Cancer Diagnosis
Oct 30, 2023
Psychiatrist Liat Jarkon, D.O., director of the Center for Behavioral Health, appeared in a News12 Breast Cancer Awareness Month segment regarding the mental health struggles that can accompany a diagnosis. Jarkon noted that 24 percent of breast cancer patients have clinical depression, which is why it’s critical for family members to understand the signs.
“It's very important for people to understand that feeling down in the dumps is different from feeling depressed,” she said. “The two are very, very different. Signs and symptoms [of clinical depression include] a lot of changes in the patient's moods and their energy levels – they disconnect, becoming more ‘internal’ and less available emotionally; they stop functioning as they should.”
Jarkon also urged caregivers to pursue their own mental health treatment options, especially so as not to burden the patient with their fears and anxieties.
Outlets Feature Rajnarayanan's Insight on COVID-19 Variants
Oct 29, 2023
Throughout October, Rajendram Rajnarayanan, Ph.D., assistant dean of research and associate professor at NYITCOM-Arkansas, was quoted in several COVID-19 articles. As seen in Salon, WebMD.com, and other sites, Rajnarayanan, who maintains a coronavirus variant tracker, shared insight on the latest COVID-19 variant to emerge, the highly mutated JN.1, which he told Salon will become “the winter variant.”
Kirk's Research Cited in Psychology Today
Oct 24, 2023
Research by the School of Management’s Colleen P. Kirk, D.P.S., is noted in a Psychology Today article titled, “Do People Care More for Their Dogs Than for Their Cats?” Kirk’s experimental research, which was published in the Journal of Business Research in 2019, explained why dog owners are willing to spend more resources on their pets than cat owners.
Hu Interviewed About Credit Cards
Oct 24, 2023
When asked how many credit cards are too many, Hu replied, “The number of credit cards a person has is less indicative of financial health than the total credit line across those cards. Essentially, it is not about how many cards you possess but how much potential debt you could accumulate across them. The ideal credit line of your credit cards would be no more than 20 to 30 percent of your annual gross income. For instance, if someone has a yearly income of $50,000, a total credit line of $10,000 to $15,000 across all cards might be reasonable.”