Health e-News

This blog features news, events, student work and activities, faculty research, and more from NYIT’s School of Health Professions. Contact mhaar@nyit.edu for more information.

News Byte: Two New York Tech Deans Named to Healthcare Power List

Feature | Aug 17, 2022

Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine Nicole Wadsworth, D.O., and Dean of the School of Health Professions Gordon Schmidt, Ph.D., were name to Long Island Business News’ 2022 Power Health Care list.


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Alumni Profile: Jairo Abreu

Profile | Aug 04, 2022

When a Latina mother brought her child to see Jairo Abreu (B.S. ’06, D.P.T. ’08), she told her child, “That can be you in the future.” It’s moments like these that continue to inspire Abreu in his role as supervisor at NYU Langone Rusk Rehabilitation, which serves an underserved community in New York City.


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Alumni Profile: Samantha Snukis

Profile | Jul 13, 2022

Like a true athlete, Samantha Snukis (M.S. ’14) pushes herself to the limit, saying, “You have to keep learning new skills and always say ‘yes’ to something new. Just do it because you can always learn from it and keep that experience in your back pocket.”


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News Byte: Training Program Prepares Potential Healthcare Workers to Fill Important Roles

Feature | Jun 23, 2022

The first group of participants complete the New York Tech Healthcare Service Training Project, preparing them to fill roles in basic life support, home healthcare, medical coding, personal training, and rehabilitation therapy.


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Spotlight on Faculty Tenures and Promotions

Feature | Jun 06, 2022

As New York Tech prepares for the 2022-2023 academic year, several faculty members were recognized for their outstanding teaching, scholarship, service, and commitment to the university through tenure and promotions.


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New York Tech Celebrates Its 61st Commencement

Feature | May 22, 2022

New York Institute of Technology graduates, family members, and friends joined faculty, staff, and administration in person on May 22 at the university’s Long Island campus to celebrate its 61st annual commencement.


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Faculty Forum: Telemedicine Matures During the Pandemic

Feature | May 10, 2022

In Part II of the series, Associate Professor Shinu Kuriakose focuses on the challenges and opportunities of telemedicine, as well as the hurdles that need to be overcome.


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Alumni Profile: Selena Washington

Profile | Apr 21, 2022

As an undergraduate and graduate student, Selena Washington (B.S. ’04, D.P.T. ’06) learned how to multitask and work as team players, skills that have served her well as director of physical therapy at Physical Therapy of Harlem.


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Student Profile: Tricia Creft

Profile | Apr 18, 2022

Commencement singer Tricia Creft is preparing to graduate in May 2022. As she looks ahead toward a career in nursing, she looks back fondly on her time at New York Tech, encouraging the next wave of students to press ahead, even when things get tough.


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