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RIT holds groundbreaking for Clinical Health Sciences Center April 11RIT holds groundbreaking for Clinical Health Sciences Center April 11
April 11, 2014
Rochester Institute of Technology held a ceremony Friday to kick off a construction project that will significantly expand its College of Health Sciences and Technology. RIT is breaking ground on the new Clinical Health Sciences Center, which will be home to the college, a primary care clinic-to be run by Rochester General...

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Top RIT News Stories and Videos for March 2014Top RIT News Stories and Videos for March 2014
April 1, 2014
News about the new free and open source software program was the most-read story of last month. Check out all of March's most popular stories and videos below: Top News Stories 1. RIT launches nation's first minor in free and open source software and free culture 2. 'U.S. News & World Report' ranks RIT...

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RIT announces plans for a new school, degree programs devoted to health and nutritionRIT announces plans for a new school, degree programs devoted to health and nutrition
March 5, 2014
Rochester Institute of Technology today announced plans for a new school of health and nutrition, charged with educating students on the role of nutrition, exercise and behavior modification in promoting healthy lifestyles. The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, part of RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology, will be launched...

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New treatment helps autistic children navigate the worldNew treatment helps autistic children navigate the world
December 5, 2013
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder navigate their world in ways that-from the outside-might appear aloof and uncaring.
 "That's the external impression of 
someone who doesn't make eye contact or reciprocate emotionally," says Dr. Laurence Sugarman, director of RIT's Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-Regulation in the Institute for Health Sciences and...

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Turning autism upside down: When symptoms are strengthsTurning autism upside down: When symptoms are strengths
November 11, 2013
A novel approach to treating children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder could help them navigate their world by teaching them to turn their symptoms into strengths. In the article "Symptoms as Solutions: Hypnosis and Biofeedback for Autonomic Regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorders," published in the winter edition of the American Journal of...

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Lab helps to fit fitness into a sedentary societyLab helps to fit fitness into a sedentary society
October 10, 2013

What does it mean to be RITFIT?
 Seann McArdle, RIT Fitness Lab and Wellness Coordinator, is trying to answer that question through a system of field tests he created to measure improvements in the physical fitness of RIT students.
 Student Affairs rolled out RITFIT for the first time this fall. Students enrolled in...

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RGHS to provide sports medicine services to RIT AthleticsRGHS to provide sports medicine services to RIT Athletics
September 16, 2013
Rochester Institute of Technology and Rochester General Health System will team up to provide a customized sports medicine program for the university's 600-plus student athletes. The RIT-RGHS Alliance, a partnership between the institutions, opened the door for conversations about the kinds of services RIT needs to support its NCAA Division III athletics...

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URMC and RIT awarded $2.1 million to jointly train deaf scientistsURMC and RIT awarded $2.1 million to jointly train deaf scientists
August 27, 2013
The nation's first educational program specifically tailored to deaf and hard-of-hearing people pursuing graduate degrees in biomedical or behavioral science begins Sept. 1 in Rochester, a community characterized by a well-educated and large deaf population and a unique collaborative atmosphere. The National Institute for General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes...

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What is your face saying to others?What is your face saying to others?
April 23, 2013
Imagine RIT festivalgoers will be introduced to the new face of interactive therapy. "Al-Virt," is a digital coach programmed for the festival with anti-bullying messages for children visiting the Gordon Field House on May 4 and the booth, "What is Your Face Saying to Others?" Al-Virt's message was tweaked for the festival...

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A conversation with Richard DoolittleA conversation with Richard Doolittle
April 11, 2013
Richard Doolittle, vice dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, talks with University News Senior Communication Specialist Susan Gawlowicz about how RIT's ninth college has defined itself since its inception in 2011 as the educational prong of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology, an offshoot of the RIT-Rochester...

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RIT conference calls for new approach to treating addiction and family violenceRIT conference calls for new approach to treating addiction and family violence
March 5, 2013
Substance abuse and family violence are a combustible combination and a global health issue. Rochester Institute of Technology professor Caroline Easton, a forensic clinical psychologist in the College of Health Sciences and Technology, supports a new approach that integrates addiction and aggression issues and treats the individual, not a generic group. Easton's...

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Forensic Clinical Psychologist joins RIT's College of Health Sciences and TechnologyForensic Clinical Psychologist joins RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology
August 30, 2012
A forensic clinical psychologist from Yale University School of Medicine will join Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Health Sciences and Technology as professor of health sciences, effective Sept. 1. Caroline Easton founded and directed the Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic and served as associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale's...

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Premedical Student Association introduces 'Operation Brain Food'Premedical Student Association introduces 'Operation Brain Food'
April 25, 2012
Operation Brain Food is a multi-layered experience designed by the Premedical Student Association to show visitors the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The biomedical students, based in the College of Health Sciences and Technology, target their message through the taste buds. Baristas at a Granola Bar will serve custom-made granola containing healthy...

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RIT names Doolittle vice dean of the College of Health Sciences and TechnologyRIT names Doolittle vice dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology
March 26, 2012
Richard Doolittle has been named vice dean of RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology, effective April 1. Doolittle served as acting dean and played an integral role in envisioning, creating and organizing the new college, which began offering classes in fall 2011. "In light of his dedication and tireless efforts to establish...

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Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Recognizes RIT ProfessorSociety of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Recognizes RIT Professor
February 1, 2012
Rochester Institute of Technology professor Hamad Ghazle, director of the diagnostic medical sonography program in the College of Health Sciences and Technology, has been designated an Advanced Practice Sonographer by the national Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Advanced Practice Sonography designation denotes the most distinguished level of clinical expertise within the profession...

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RIT Names Vice President/Dean of Institute of Health Sciences and TechnologyRIT Names Vice President/Dean of Institute of Health Sciences and Technology
September 21, 2011
Dr. Daniel B. Ornt has been named the first Vice President and Dean of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology. He will join the university on Dec. 1. Ornt is currently the Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of...

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DNA Detectives Camp dishes up an RIT 'Whodunit'DNA Detectives Camp dishes up an RIT 'Whodunit'
August 9, 2011
The science "bug" can be catchy, especially if the conditions are right: an enthusiastic instructor, hands-on experiments and science made fun. Middle school students learned about genetics while playing junior crime scene investigators during DNA Detectives camp, July 25-29, offered through RIT's Center for Bioscience Education and Technology in the new Institute...

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Students anxiously await fall opening of ninth collegeStudents anxiously await fall opening of ninth college
May 20, 2011
Uchenna Azogu and Janis Connor will finish spring quarter as juniors in RIT's College of Science and return in the fall as seniors in the College of Health Sciences and Technology. "It is awesome that RIT will be able to say, 'Yes, we have a college specific...

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RIT-RGHS Alliance Announces Institute of Health Sciences and TechnologyRIT-RGHS Alliance Announces Institute of Health Sciences and Technology
April 14, 2011
Rochester Institute of Technology and Rochester General Health System will open the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology this September, RIT President Bill Destler and RGHS President and CEO Mark Clement jointly announced today. The new institute will channel the strengths and expertise of the RIT-RGHS Alliance, formed in 2008 to...

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RIT and RGHS Announce Institute of Health Sciences and Technology April 14RIT and RGHS Announce Institute of Health Sciences and Technology April 14
April 13, 2011
Rochester Institute of Technology and Rochester General Health System will announce the creation of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology during a news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Fireside Lounge in the Student Alumni Union on the RIT campus. RIT President Bill Destler and RGHS CEO Mark...

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