In the Media
InnovateLI Highlights Cheng NSF Grant
Sep 30, 2021
As featured in InnovateLI, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jerry Cheng, Ph.D. is one of several researchers who will share in a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to advance understanding of mobile edge computing. As the article notes, Cheng will collaborate with researchers from Indiana University, Temple University, and Rutgers University on a project that may lead to safer autonomous vehicles, more secure smart cities, and other mobile edge computing innovations.
Jarkon Article Featured in Clinical Psychiatry News
Sep 23, 2021
Liat Jarkon, D.O., director of the Center for Behavioral Health, contributed an article to Clinical Psychiatry News, which discusses how NYITCOM creatively modified its psychiatry curriculum amid COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. During a time when hospitals were limiting onsite student rotations and discouraging patient contact, medical students still needed to experience patient interactions. To meet this need, Jarkon deployed a substitute inspired by her own training in hospital settings, where one-way mirrors allowed medical students and residents to observe physician-patient interactions.
“I started to envision a one-way mirror, 2.0, so to speak, for the current times. The concept was simple, yet very efficient. The clinicians in the Center for Behavioral Health were seeing all patients with psychiatric needs via a HIPAA-compliant telemedicine platform. Access was granted for students, with the patient’s consent, and they entered the session without being seen or heard. This presented little to no distraction to the patient, and the student was able to observe a range of clinical sessions,” says Jarkon.
Newsday Quotes Harper, Blake on Start of New Academic Year
Sep 18, 2021
An article in Newsday reports on the cautiously optimistic start of the academic year on Long Island college campuses due to the low COVID-19 positivity rates seen so far. New York Tech’s Chief Medical Officer Brian Harper, M.D., M.P.H., noted that "we expect that our masking and vaccine requirements, in addition to our daily health screening, will reduce the likelihood of spread of the coronavirus on our campus." Assistant Provost for Student Development & Engagement Tiffani Blake, M.S. M.Ed., shared that "this year, the parking lots are full … you see the vibrancy in the dining areas, students in clusters talking to each other. There’s an excitement and great synergy.”
Economist Featured in Podcast Interview
Sep 13, 2021
Professor of Accounting and Finance Diamando Afxentiou, Ph.D. is featured alongside female tech executives in an episode of CRN’s podcast “Get Witty With IT: Women Talk Tech.” In the episode, which discusses how businesses are dealing with the unexpected effects of the pandemic, Afxentiou shares insight on the economic impact of pandemic-related fraud, the vehicle chip shortage, and other topics.
First-Year Medical Students Recognized in Hometown News Outlets
Sep 10, 2021
Outlets such as Hamlet Hub, Rome Sentinel, and Huntington Now, among others, publicized the names of local first-year medical students who recently began their training as members of NYITCOM’s Class of 2025. In August, ceremonies at both NYITCOM locations (in Old Westbury, N.Y. and Jonesboro, Ark.) gifted the future physicians with their first white coats.
Water Online Features Sanaei Research, NSF Grant
Sep 09, 2021
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Pejman Sanaei, Ph.D.’s National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funding work intending to improve and optimize membrane filter performance and manufacturing costs is featured in Water Online. Sanaei will engage a team of undergraduate students to study the performance of membrane filters using mathematical models and simulations. The research aims to formulate and analyze novel mathematical models to investigate how membrane filters with complex internal structures change over time, resulting in poor filtration.
Coverage also appeared in InnovateLI.
Jarkon Discusses Trauma on News 12
Sep 08, 2021
As seen on News 12 Long Island, psychiatrist Liat Jarkon, D.O., director of NYITCOM’s Center for Behavioral Health, discussed how the twentieth anniversary of September 11 may trigger relived trauma for some individuals. While many people experiencing these disturbances will be tempted to avoid reminders, Jarkon notes that these feelings must be addressed head-on.
“It's important not to avoid it. A lot of people say, ‘I’m not going to put the news on, I'm not going to listen,’ and that’s not helping. You still have these memories, and they need to come out,” she says.
McNally Quoted on Value of Internship Experience
Sep 07, 2021
“Do internships count as work experience? Yes! Professional work experience in all its forms is valued by employers. Internships, part-time jobs, and even volunteer work set a professional foundation,” she says. McNally also notes that these experiences set candidates apart because they instill behaviors such as adhering to professional standards, incorporating critical feedback, and responding to priority requests while also meeting regular deadlines.
Armstrong NSF Grant Featured in the Media
Sep 07, 2021
As seen in outlets such as InnovateLI, AZO Quantum, and Supercomputing Online, Assistant Professor of Physics Eve Armstrong, Ph.D. has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to research how supernova stardust helped to form the universe. With the support of the newly awarded grant, Armstrong will perform the first known research project that uses weather prediction techniques to explain these cosmic events. If successful, her “forecasts” may allow scientists to determine which elements formed in the aftermath of giant star explosions.
“Physicists have sought for years to understand how, in seconds, giant stars exploded and created the substances that led to our existence. A technique from another scientific field, meteorology, may help to explain an important piece of this puzzle that traditional tools render difficult to access,” Armstrong notes in AZO Quantum.
Raven Shares Insight on Climate Change and Urban Design
Sep 02, 2021
Jeffrey Raven, associate professor and graduate director in the School of Architecture and Design, was interviewed by CTV News Channel, Canada’s largest and most-watched 24-hour news channel. Following torrential rain in the tristate area, caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, Raven shared urban planning techniques to help ensure that flood-prone coastal cities, like New York City, become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
“The issue here is that the city has to be designed and planned in a way that can configure dense urban environments that offset the undesirable outcomes of climate change through climate-sensitive urban planning and urban design,” said Raven. He noted that much innovation has been made in this area, including prototypes for sponge city projects, which, “enhance stormwater protection and hold water like a sponge, through natural systems that also reduce carbon emissions and enhance the benefit [to cities].” Raven also recommended depressing roadways, which can temporarily store stormwater.