In the Media

Local Media Outlets Cover Food Pantry Grand Opening

Oct 22, 2021

Media including  NewsdayLong Island Business NewsWCBS-TV and Plainview Patch covered the grand opening of New York Tech’s Grizzly Cupboard food pantry in separate ribbon-cutting ceremonies on the Long Island and New York City campuses. The outlets noted New York Tech’s commitment to addressing food insecurity on its New York campuses as a means of helping students succeed.  Similar coverage also ran on News 12 Long Island and WABC-TV.  


Hometown Media Outlets Feature Student Involvement

Oct 18, 2021

New York Tech students were featured in their hometown news outlets for their involvement in the university’s various student organizations and campus clubs. Outlets that highlighted this news include Syosset Advance, Hamlet Hub, and, among others.


Van Nest Offers Insight about 3D Printing in Design and Construction

Oct 17, 2021

A story in Built, The Bluebeam Blog, provides an overview of 3D printing in building and design, with the focus on large-scale use of the technology, and explores how additive manufacturing offers new capabilities for designers and builders.

“The classic problem architects and builders have faced for years is interpretation of drawings,” said Associate Professor of Architecture Jason Van Nest. “This 400-year-old technology of projecting a 3D design onto a piece of paper and handing to someone else [to construct] is a step that architects don’t like.”  Additionally, the article notes, human errors can cause waste and results that don’t fully match the architect’s intent. But 3D printing, working from 3D computer models, could cure much of this. “Because the labor is automated, there are far reduced mistakes and cost overruns,” Van Nest said.


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.