Media Coverage

Shane Speights, D.O. and VP Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. Discuss NYITCOM Location at Arkansas State Univer

Apr 10, 2016

"So now we're training and growing our own physicians to meet the needs of the people of Arkansas," says NYITCOM at Arkansas State University Associate Dean Shane Speights, D.O., in an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette report (subscription required) on the school’s work to develop physicians in the state. Speights and Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., describe the new location’s features and the distinct philosophy of osteopathic medicine.


VP Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee in Story on Physician Shortage

Apr 04, 2016

Osteopathic medical schools have higher rates of graduates pursuing primary care specialties, Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., told in a story on the nation’s doctor shortage.


Dean Nada Anid in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Apr 04, 2016

“A holistic approach to the STEM gender gap is essential,” says School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean Nada Anid, Ph.D., in an article in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal about women and STEM careers. “Popular culture and policies all contribute to the problem and can contribute to the solution.”


The PIE News Features NYIT in Simon Award Coverage 

Mar 29, 2016

“Part of what attracts faculty and students to NYIT is that we are a global university. In fact, more than 10,000 of our alumni live outside the United States,” says NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., in a story in The PIE News highlighting recipients of the 2016 Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. This award is presented to colleges and universities that integrate international education across all aspects of their campuses. See related coverage in the Khaleej Times.


Director of Sports Medicine Hallie Zwibel, D.O. Talks Concussions on MSG

Mar 28, 2016

“Concussions are a growing problem and the most recent estimates say there are about 3.8 million concussions each year,” says Hallie Zwibel, D.O., director of sports medicine in an interview on MSG Networks in advance of NYIT Center for Sports Medicine’s April 6 concussion conference. Zwibel appeared with former New York Islander Bob Nystrom to discuss the event, the problem of concussions in sports, and the center’s education, awareness, and treatment services.


Dean Wolfgang Gilliar Discusses Benefits of Group Walking in Chicago Tribune

Mar 25, 2016

"Walking is one of the best exercises people can do," says NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., in a Chicago Tribune article about group walking. "It's free, you don't need much equipment and you can do it anywhere."

Gilliar discussed the school’s “Running with VP, Walking with Dean” exercise and mentorship program. "It's become a way of opening communication," he said. "Students have access to the dean and can ask questions on a beautiful walk across a beautiful campus. It liberates the thought process. [Students] seem to be able to feel comfortable asking questions they might not ask in a formalized academic setting."


Dr. Shane Speights in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette about Graduate Medical Education

Mar 23, 2016

“We’re trying to grow the pie,” says Shane Speights, D.O., Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at NYITCOM at Arkansas State University, in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription required) about graduate medical education opportunities.


Long Island Business News Features Lou Reinisch, Ph.D.

Mar 23, 2016

“At NYIT, I am tasked with working with the deans and the faculty members to create degree programs that align with the workforce needs of the 21st century,” says NYIT’s new Associate Provost of Academic Affairs Lou Reinisch in a Long Island Business News feature (subscription required). 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.