Research activities at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine encompass a wide variety of areas ranging from basic biology to clinical medicine to patient outcomes and from health policy to global health to medical education. The medical school has targeted several areas of research, including:
Osteopathic manipulative medicine/neuromusculoskeletal biology and disease
Cardiovascular biology and pathophysiology
Renal physiology and disease
The focus on neuromusculoskeletal health and disease is closely tied to our mission as an osteopathic medical school. Our goal in this area is to validate the clinical efficacy of osteopathic manipulative medicine and to investigate the physiological mechanisms mediating the clinical effects of OMM. We have a strong program focusing on research into Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases with studies ranging from basic pathogenesis and genetics to patient-centered outcomes.
Research carried out by medical school faculty members has been supported by funding from multiple external sources including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association.
The Office of Research sponsors several institutional programs designed to develop and foster both faculty and student research activities at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. These include the Summer Student Research Program and the Academic Scholars Program.
The Office of Research provides many Shared Resources that support research activities by faculty members of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. These include an animal facility that houses fish and small mammals, an imaging core facility, a histology core facility, and a cardiovascular physiology core facility, as well as various shared equipment.