Media Coverage 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."


Deborah Cohn on Aerie’s Social Media Strategies in Marketwatch

Mar 01, 2016

“Aerie has asked real people to post real pictures of themselves, and it rewards posters by increasing their visibility,” says School of Management Associate Professor Deborah Cohn, Ph.D., in a story about the social media strategies of American Eagle’s aerie sub-brand.


Dr. Mindy Haar in Self on Getting Back on Track After Overeating

Feb 27, 2016

“Don’t view these occurrences as a major catastrophe,” Mindy Haar, Ph.D., of NYIT School of Health Professions tells Self in an online story about overeating. “Doing so often results in thinking, ‘OK, may as well eat even more junky stuff since this day is lost as far as healthy consumption goes.’”

What does Haar do on those occasions? “I try to really enjoy the indulgence, make sure I’m sitting down and eating slowly, preferably with a cup of great coffee, really focus on what I’m eating, and then get back to my usual fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts.”


Nikos Solounias, Ph.D., Explains How the Giraffe Got its Long Neck on The Academic Minute

Feb 26, 2016

“Our recent research of these fossils reveals an interesting – and unexpected – finding about the evolutionary transformation of the giraffe’s neck,” explains Dr. Nikos Solounias in an Academic Minute broadcast about his recent studies.


Adrienne McNally in The Denver Post

Feb 26, 2016

“Students can demonstrate their interest by asking about how the organization contributes to its industry and community, and how an intern (works) towards these causes,” advises Associate Director of Experiential Education Adrienne McNally in a Denver Post article on questions interns should ask on their interviews. The article originally appeared on