The Academic Minute for 2019.01.28-02.01 – New York Institute of Technology Week

Academic Minute from 01.28 – 02.01

Monday, January 28th
Pamela Treister – New York Institute of Technology
Uncompensated ER Care
As a nurse for more than 30 years, Pamela Treister has had the opportunity to have worked in many specialty areas: Trauma/Emergency Room, Neurosurgical ICU, Respiratory ICU, Nursing Education and Staff Development, School Nursing, Adjunct Professor in both RN-pathway BS program, and NYIT as a full time faculty member in the Nursing BS program for the past seven years. She is also the Nursing Arts Laboratory Coordinator and Simulation Laboratory Coordinator for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the nursing program.

Treister is nationally certified in Adult Medical/Surgical Nursing (CMSRN). She also has her Asthma Educator Certification. Part of her responsibilities as a clinical expert are teaching nursing students in the junior level, both didactic and clinically. She has also taught Education for a Partnership in Asthma Care at Asthma Educator Institute (Asthma Coalition of Long Island). She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Leadership from Quinnipiac University in 2016. Her Clinical Nurse Specialist degree was received from Hunter College, along with the Master of Science degree.

Tuesday, January 29th
Dongsei Kim – New York Institute of Technology
DMZ Border and Architecture
Dongsei Kim is an architect, urbanist, and educator. His current research, focusing on architecture and urbanism’s relationship to nation-state borders across multiple scales, examines the notions of “inclusion” and “exclusion” and how “us” and ‘them’ are defined through various spatial practices. His research on the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) has been internationally recognized through multiple exhibitions and publications.

Wednesday, January 30th
Bryan Gibb – New York Institute of Technology
Antibiotic Resistance
Bryan Gibb completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in the laboratory of Gregory D. Van Duyne and studied the molecular mechanisms of DNA recombination enzymes using biophysical, structural, and biochemical methods. His dissertation project focused on the site-specific DNA recombinase Cre, which is widely used as a tool in genome engineering.

Assistant Professor Bryan Gibb, Ph.D., enlists undergraduate students in his research into bacteriophages to fight resistant bacterial infections that occur due to the overuse of antibiotics.

Thursday, January 31st
Ziqian Cecilia Dong – New York Institute of Technology
Cities and the Environment
Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York Institute of Technology. Her research interests include high-performance packet switches, data center networks, network security and forensics, wireless sensor networks, and assistive medical devices. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Motorola, National Collegiate Alliance for Inventors and Innovators, Xilinx, and NYIT.

Dong engages undergraduate and graduate students in her research projects and frequently publishes with them. She is the principal investigator for the NYIT Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site, funded by NSF to engage undergraduates in mobile device and network security research. She also serves as faculty mentor for NYIT’s student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

Friday, February 1st
Hallie Zwibel – New York Institute of Technology
eSports Health Care
Hallie Zwibel specializes in family practice. He is the team physician for NYIT, the director of its Center for Sports Medicine, and one of the institution’s experts in eSports medicine. Zwibel earned his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in 2007. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 and completed his residency in family practice at North Shore-LIJ Plainview Hospital in 2014. During his residency, Zwibel completed the Training in Policy Studies and Physician Leadership Institute fellowships. Most recently, in 2018, Zwibel earned a Masters in Public Health from University at Albany-SUNY.

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