Media Coverage

Accelerated Family Medicine: Graduating Competent Physicians

Oct 29, 2013

"At our medical school, we are in our second year of an accredited accelerated medical education continuum by presenting a '3+3' primary care curriculum that smoothly dovetails an intensive three-year long medical school program followed by a three-year family medicine residency in hospitals committed to such innovative endeavors," writes College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., in the comments section (comment #13) of a New York Times article on accelerated medical school programs.

"The student will be able to enter a family medicine residency with an ADDITIONAL skill set acquired in those three medical school years. The first cohort of students, soon to be medical residents, report a course of professional study that has great personal appeal due to the clear approach, well laid-out objectives and competencies to be achieved, and a sense of pride in being at the forefront of innovation in medical education."


Hall Discusses PT Home Care

Oct 26, 2013

School of Health Professions Assistant Professor Cheryl Hall, PT, DHSc, tells ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine that home healthcare may affect physical therapists' personal energy. "Sometimes, personal energy might be challenged because of the caseload, commute or feeling of 'being on the run,' says Hall, an early intervention evaluator and home-based service provider. "There are times when energy can be affected by the energy of others in the home healthcare setting. And of course, the physical requirements of the job can also play into a therapist's energy level."

Hall says therapists should keep hydrated, eat healthy foods, exercise, and keep current with paperwork to help reduce job stress. She also thinks therapists may feel frustrated by home healthcare situations if patients' families fail to see progress in a child's treatment or are detached from the therapy process. 

In those cases, effective communication and persistence are key. "A good tactic is to positively point out how much their input matters," says Hall. "We're there for a short time during the day a few times a week, but caregivers are with the patient the rest of the time. I like to reinforce the need for consistency, and explain why that's important."


People to Watch in Higher Education: NYIT President

Oct 14, 2013

"We provide career-oriented professional education, access to opportunity for qualified students and applied research for the betterment of society," says NYIT President Edward Guiliano, in the Crain’s New York Business "People to Watch in Higher Education" feature.

Guiliano was one of 18 higher-education leaders profiled, who, according to Crain’s, play a critical role in the city's culture and economy. "Everyone is talking about globalization," Guiliano says. "We've been doing it actively for 15 years."


TEDxNYIT: Meta Resiliency In the News

Oct 14, 2013

TEDxNYIT "Meta Resiliency"  led journalists and bloggers to write extensively on the diverse speakers who shared their ideas and on NYIT's student-run global competition for resilient designs for coastal communities:

  • NYIT alumnus Daniel Horn was featured in Inhabitat, which asked a series of questions about resilient design.
  • Untapped Cities live-blogged throughout the day.
  • In "Resilient Design Gets Meta at TEDxNYIT," Architect Magazine noted that "the day-long event brought together architects, urban planners, infrastructure experts, and musicians to rethink how 'meta' resiliency -- the idea of holistically strengthening communities against damage wrought by events such as superstorms, blackouts, and fires -- can be woven into the fabric of city life."


NYIT D.O.s Fill Need for Primary Care Doctors

Oct 11, 2013

"The common thread among all of the students in the program is their motivation to not just take care of a singe person- they want to help a community," says College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor William Blazey, D.O., in Long Island Business News (subscription required), referring to students in the school's accelerated medical program geared toward those who want to practice family medicine.

"They see the bigger point of medicine." Blazey, fourth-year student Ankbur Bhambri and alumna Bernadette Riley say they are drawn to family medicine, despite its lower salary, because want to spend more time with their patients, practice broadly, and coordinate their care.


NYIT D.O.s: Treating the Whole Patient

Oct 11, 2013

Osteopathic physicians often have to explain to a prospective patient what a D.O. is and dispel notions that D.O.s receive less medical education than M.D.s, say NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine leaders, faculty, and alumni in "The D.O. Will See You Now" in Long Island Business News (subscription required).

The "whole patient" approach to preventing, diagnosing, and treating illness, disease, and injury is central to the osteopathic physician's education, along with their training in osteopathic manipulative treatment. "As alternative and complementary healthcare has become more obvious, many students are drawn to the hands-on manipulative care they can learn in osteopathic programs," says Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O.


Cooper on High Healthcare Spending: Inequality is at the Core

Oct 09, 2013

"It is difficult not to connect the dots from inadequate social spending to excess poverty and income inequality to more chronic illness and higher healthcare spending," writes Richard "Buz" Cooper, director of NYIT"s Center for the Future of the Healthcare Workforce, in Health Affairs Blog. Cooper says these factors are central to comparisons of healthcare costs among developed countries "and the failure to cope with them is placing an unsustainable burden on our healthcare system."


Knowing the Rules about Social Security

Oct 06, 2013

Knowing the rules about Social Security is crucial. School of Management Professor Peter Harris tells Newsday  in "Money Fix: Social Security Rules" that one of the top rules concerns when to tap into your social security account. If you take Social Security before your full retirement age, says Harris, there will be a permanent decrease in payments.

Those who take it later will see an increase in payments. Harris was among several experts who contributed tips for those who need a better understanding of Social Security. 


Shapiro on the Shutdown in The Christian Science Monitor

Oct 01, 2013

"I'd like to think despite what we're seeing in Washington right now, that cooler heads will prevail and people will realize that not dealing with this and allowing this uncertainty to remain about the future course of the economy -- all of this will have an impact," says School of Management Professor Steven Shapiro in an article about Wall Street's reaction to the government shutdown in The Christian Science Monitor.

Shapiro and other experts comment about the market's initial reaction to the shutdown with a negative trend and the possibility of a downturn as a result of the looming government default.


Blazey on Domestic Violence in the GLBT Community

Oct 01, 2013

"The rate of domestic violence in same-sex relationships is equal to, and sometimes higher, than the rates found in heterosexual ones," writes College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor William Blazey, D.O., in Living Out.

"There are many ways that an abuser may try to control his or her partner, and often times the abuse is more than physical. Common threats include telling the survivor's contacts about his or her sexual orientation, threatening to alienate their partner from their community, and even 'outing' a spouse to their children if they share custody."