Staten Island, NY, United States
Staten Island, NY, United States

Wagner College is a private, co-educational, national liberal arts college founded in 1883 with an enrollment of approximately 2,100 total students located atop Grymes Hill in the New York City borough of Staten Island, in the U.S. state of New York. The college is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Wikipedia.

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The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Joseph Mignone, MD, Medical Oncologist, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Joseph Mignone is a highly trained and qualified physician with an extensive expertise in all facets of his work, especially internal medicine, hematology, palliative care medicine, and integrative oncology. Dr. Mignone has been in practice for 14 years and is currently serving patients within 21st Century Oncology in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Joseph Mignone graduated Cum Laude from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, before gaining his Medical Degree in 1997 from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency and Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Mignone is triple board certified in Palliative Care, Internal Medicine, and in Medical Oncology. Dr. Mignone currently serves on the cancer committee for the University of Florida and Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Department of Medical Quality Review and Clinical Professional Review Committee. He also serves as Clinical Practice Vice Chair of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Mignone maintains professional memberships with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the Duval County Medical Society, the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and is a Board Member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He attributes his success to the relationship he builds with his patients, and when he is not working, Dr. Mignone enjoys playing tennis and traveling. Learn more about Dr. Mignone here: and be sure to read his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. is a hub for all things medicine, featuring detailed descriptions of medical professionals across all areas of expertise, and information on thousands of healthcare topics.  Each month, millions of patients use FindaTopDoc to find a doctor nearby and instantly book an appointment online or create a review. features each doctor’s full professional biography highlighting their achievements, experience, patient reviews and areas of expertise.  A leading provider of valuable health information that helps empower patient and doctor alike, FindaTopDoc enables readers to live a happier and healthier life.  For more information about FindaTopDoc, visit

Monroe T.,Vanderbilt University | Hamza H.,Los Angeles County Medical Center | Stocks G.,Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthestists | Davies Scimeca P.,Wagner College | Cowan R.,Vanderbilt Addictions Center
Substance Use and Misuse | Year: 2011

Media attention on the misuse of propofol increased significantly when the drug was implicated in the death of pop music superstar Michael Jackson in 2010. The misuse and abuse of propofol among healthcare providers has been reported worldwide, with some misuse resulting in death. Propofol policies guiding healthcare worker re-entry into the workplace after misusing propofol have received rare attention in the research literature. The paucity of information regarding propofol-specific re-entry policies suggests that little research has addressed this problem and the lack of research and policy guidance can contribute to unsafe re-entry and even death. This paper focuses on healthcare providers because they have an easy access to propofol and therefore are vulnerable to misusing or abusing the drug. To accomplish this, the pharmacology and misuse/abuse potential of propofol and the influence of the 12-step recovery paradigm in the re-entry literature are reviewed. In conclusion, existing research and policy are drawn upon to suggest employment re-entry guidelines for healthcare workers. © 2011 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

Following a 50% YoY growth in bookings, leading provider of business-driven security management solutions appoints industry veterans Philip Rugani and Jeffrey Starr to continue to drive growth, and expand industry leadership RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 16, 2016) -  AlgoSec today announced the appointment of two executives to round out its world-class management team. These appointments come as the Company looks to capitalize on the market momentum for its business-driven security management solutions and record 50% YoY growth in bookings, while exploring avenues for strategic growth. In newly created roles, Philip Rugani joins as Senior VP of Worldwide Sales, and Jeffrey Starr joins as Chief Marketing Officer, bringing decades of international sales and marketing leadership, experience and innovation to AlgoSec. "In this era of digital transformation CISOs are keen to make their organizations more agile, more secure and more compliant. Security teams are therefore now looking to implement intelligent automation solutions that inject business context into their security management, which is driving strong momentum for our business," said Yuval Baron, AlgoSec's Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "I am very pleased to welcome Philip and Jeffrey to the AlgoSec team. Their experience will be pivotal in promoting the strategic business value of AlgoSec, accelerating growth and expanding the Company's leadership position, as well as further strengthening its strategic alliances." As Senior VP of Worldwide Sales, Philip Rugani will focus on driving revenue growth, as well as building, cultivating and leading AlgoSec's global sales teams and channel partner program. Over the course of his career, Mr. Rugani has led world-class, high-growth sales teams that have generated over $1.6B in annual revenues. Voted one of the industry's top 20 executives by CRN, Mr. Rugani has held senior leadership positions at some of the world's most recognizable enterprise software providers including VMware, IBM, Oracle, Informix, Motorola, Factonomy, as well as venture-backed start-up organizations. Mr. Rugani has extensive experience developing effective sales methodologies and Go-To-Market strategies for selling enterprise solutions and expanding market penetration. Mr. Rugani holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Wagner College. As Chief Marketing Officer, Jeffrey Starr will be responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of AlgoSec's marketing initiatives across the globe. Mr. Starr brings a proven track record of generating revenue and building market leadership through visionary business strategies that drive rapid and sustained growth. Mr. Starr has held executive roles at fast-growing companies that focus on information security, compliance, and risk management, including Cellebrite, 3E Company (a Verisk Analytics business), Magic Software Enterprises and Amdocs. As a forward-thinking and visionary marketing innovator, Mr. Starr developed and executed global marketing programs that successfully positioned companies for industry preeminence, scalability and profitability. Mr. Starr also served as a General Partner with Mission Ventures, a $500M+ venture capital fund, and as an Analyst with Booz Allen. Mr. Starr holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Columbia University (Magna cum Laude). AlgoSec enables the world's largest and most complex organizations to manage security based on what matters most -- the applications that power their business. Over 1,500 of the world's leading organizations, including 20 of the Fortune 50, rely on AlgoSec to automate and orchestrate network security policy management across cloud and on-premise networks, to drive business agility, security and compliance. AlgoSec has provided the industry's only money-back guarantee since 2005. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

Nolan L.J.,Wagner College | Geliebter A.,Roosevelt University | Geliebter A.,Touro College
Eating Behaviors | Year: 2012

The night eating syndrome (NES) consists of evening hyperphagia and/or nocturnal eating and has been associated with depressed mood that worsens in the evening. However, it is not consistently related to elevated BMI. The present study was conducted to examine whether a relationship exists between NES and emotional, external, and restrained eating. BMI and sleep quality were also obtained. A sample of 246 students completed the Night Eating Diagnostic Questionnaire (NEDQ), Night Eating Syndrome History and Inventory (NESHI), Sleep Quality Index (SQI), and Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ), containing subscales for emotional, external, and restrained eating. They also provided demographic information, including height and weight. Participants were grouped by severity of NES features using the NEDQ and NESHI: normal, mild night eater, moderate night eater, and full night eater syndrome. MANOVA was used to compare DEBQ subscores for the groups; those in the full syndrome category had significantly higher emotional eating scores and external eating scores than those in the normal and mild categories. There was no difference in restrained eating between the normal and full syndrome groups. Those with moderate and full syndrome NES symptoms also reported significantly lower sleep quality. No significant relationship was found between NES and BMI. The results show that NES is associated with more eating in response to negative mood and in response to food cues. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Palestis B.G.,Wagner College | Stanton M.D.,Wagner College | Stanton M.D.,Ross University School of Medicine
Wilson Journal of Ornithology | Year: 2013

Feather sampling is often assumed to be harmless, but this assumption has not been tested. From 2008-2012, we recorded the behavior of 340 Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) chicks following the removal of a pinch of body feathers. Only 11.2% of these chicks ran after sampling and 69.4% showed no visible reaction to sampling. The probability of a chick running away increased with age. We therefore recommend that sampling be conducted as soon as possible after juvenal feathers emerge. There was evidence for individual differences in behavior: approximately 71% of chicks that ran after feather sampling also ran away when re-encountered on later dates, while other chicks rarely did so. We found no evidence that removal of feather samples increased chick mortality, supporting the assumption that this technique is minimally invasive, but small differences in mortality rates would have been difficult to detect. © 2013 by the Wilson Ornithological Society.

Anteby M.,Harvard University | Garip F.,Harvard University | Martorana P.V.,Wagner College | Lozanoff S.,University of Hawaii at Manoa
PLoS ONE | Year: 2012

Background: Human cadavers are crucial to numerous aspects of health care, including initial and continuing training of medical doctors and advancement of medical research. Concerns have periodically been raised about the limited number of whole body donations. Little is known, however, about a unique form of donation, namely co-donations or instances when married individuals decide to register at the same time as their spouse as whole body donors. Our study aims to determine the extent of whole body co-donation and individual factors that might influence co-donation. Methods and Findings: We reviewed all records of registrants to the University of Hawaii Medical School's whole body donation program from 1967 through 2006 to identify married registrants. We then examined the 806 married individuals' characteristics to understand their decision to register alone or with their spouse. We found that married individuals who registered at the same time as their spouse accounted for 38.2 percent of married registrants. Sex differences provided an initial lens to understand co-donation. Wives were more likely to co-donate than to register alone (p = 0.002). Moreover, registrants' main occupational background had a significant effect on co-donations (p = 0.001). Married registrants (regardless of sex) in female-gendered occupations were more likely to co-donate than to donate alone (p = 0.014). Female-gendered occupations were defined as ones in which women represented more than 55 percent of the workforce (e.g., preschool teachers). Thus, variations in donors' occupational backgrounds explained co-donation above and beyond sex differences. Conclusions: Efforts to secure whole body donations have historically focused on individual donations regardless of donors' marital status. More attention needs to be paid, however, to co-donations since they represent a non-trivial number of total donations. Also, targeted outreach efforts to male and female members of female-gendered occupations might prove a successful way to increase donations through co-donations. © 2012 Anteby et al.

Nolan L.J.,Wagner College | Stolze M.R.,Wagner College
Appetite | Year: 2012

Higher food consumption, particularly of sweets, has been reported by substance-dependent persons in various stages of treatment but no investigation of substance use and actual food consumption has been conducted in non-dependent persons. Sixty-two male and female college students completed the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey and the amount of each of six snack foods (including both sweet and savory items) they consumed were measured. Participants also rated appetite before and after eating and rated the pleasantness of and desire to eat each food. Hierarchical multivariate regression revealed that, while controlling for the influence of BMI and intermeal interval, frequency and breadth of substance use significantly predicted elevated food consumption and elevated ratings of hunger and desire to eat. Furthermore, the link between breadth of drug use and food consumption was mediated by higher desire to eat and not by pleasantness of the food. The relationship between substance use and eating behavior may not be restricted only to those in recovery or treatment for persons diagnosed with substance use disorders. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Nolan L.J.,Wagner College | Geliebter A.,Mount Sinai St Lukes Hospital | Geliebter A.,Touro College
Appetite | Year: 2016

Night eating syndrome (NES) and "food addiction" (FA) are associated with elevated body mass index (BMI) and disturbed eating behavior. The present study was conducted to examine whether NES is associated with FA, and whether BMI, depression and sleep quality contribute to any relationship between NES and FA. Two groups were studied: a sample of 254 university students and a sample of 244 older adults. All completed the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS), the Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ), the Zung Self-report Depression Scale, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and BMI was computed from height and weight. In both samples, higher global NEQ scores were significantly correlated with more FA symptoms, elevated depression, and poorer sleep quality, and these correlations were significantly higher in the older adult sample than in the younger student sample. Higher BMI was significantly correlated with NEQ score only in the older adult sample. The hypothesis that the prediction of NEQ by YFAS was moderated by BMI and group membership (moderated moderation) was tested; while the prediction of NEQ by YFAS was not moderated by BMI, elevated YFAS predicted higher NEQ in the adult sample than it did in the student sample. In addition, multiple regression revealed that "continued use of food despite adverse effects" was the sole FA symptom predictive of NES symptoms in students while in older adults food tolerance was the only predictor of NES. Thus, NES appears to be associated with FA, more strongly in an older community sample; higher food tolerance in NES may contribute to a desire to eat late in the evening and/or when awakening at night. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

Dweck J.S.,Wagner College | Jenkins S.M.,Wagner College | Nolan L.J.,Wagner College
Appetite | Year: 2014

Short sleep duration is associated with elevated body mass index (BMI) and increased energy consumption. The present studies were conducted to determine what role emotional eating and stress might play in these relationships. The first was an exploratory questionnaire study in which sleep quality and duration were measured in conjunction with the Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire in 184 women. Emotional and external eating scores were significantly higher in those who reported poor sleep quality (but were not related to sleep duration). In a second study of 64 women who were provided with snacks in the laboratory under stressed and control conditions, elevated food consumption was observed in those who scored high on emotional eating and who reported short sleep (a significant stress. ×. emotional eating. ×. sleep duration interaction) but not in those who reported poor sleep quality. No effects were found in liking or wanting of food and few effects were found on appetite. BMI was not related to sleep duration or sleep quality in either study. The results suggest that the relationship between short sleep and elevated food consumption exists in those who are prone to emotional eating. An external stressor elevated consumption in normal sleepers to the level observed in short sleepers, however, it did not significantly elevate consumption in short sleepers. Future examinations of the effects of sleep duration and quality on food consumption should examine emotional eating status. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Groth M.,Wagner College
International Journal of Men's Health | Year: 2011

Men are called on to step forward to mentor boys and young men whenever possible, but especially in situations where boys are in households where there is no father. The weakening of the nuclear family is in large part due to the absent father in the generations since World War II. The social institution that will replace the traditional nuclear family will likely depend on such mentoring relationships. Both the institution and nature of the relationship are being created in a time of rapid social change. It is argued that mentors as fathering figures will be important for the well-being of both boys and girls, women and men in the 21 st century, but that boys are in an especially precarious situation. Originally given as an address at the biannual gathering of men at Newcastle University in Australia in 2009, the text singles out the words of the title as starting points for reflection on the importance of mentoring relationships between men and boys throughout the West. © 2011 by the Men's Studies Press, LLC. All rights reserved.

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