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RIT ultrasound program offers echocardiography certificateRIT ultrasound program offers echocardiography certificate
October 14, 2014
Rochester Institute of Technology's Department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography has expanded its offerings this fall to include a certificate program in echocardiography, or cardiac ultrasound. The 18-month program consists of a year of academic coursework and on-campus-training in the ultrasound-scanning suite and a year of clinical experience in the field. "Students are assigned...

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Ten RIT faculty to watchTen RIT faculty to watch
October 9, 2014
They're regarded as campus trendsetters, pushing the boundaries of their personal and professional potential. These 10 faculty to watch make learning, research and innovation come alive; they engage and challenge students in new and exciting ways; and they cultivate mentoring relationships with the ultimate goal of student success. Callie Babbitt Golisano Institute for...

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RIT professor wins national educator awardRIT professor wins national educator award
September 18, 2014
Rochester Institute of Technology professor Hamad Ghazle has won the national Distinguished Educator Award from the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The award recognizes exceptional educators in the field of diagnostic medical sonography or ultrasound. Ghazle, a resident of Spencerport, N.Y., is the director of the diagnostic medical sonography program in RIT's...

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Haiti: Global health crisisHaiti: Global health crisis
August 18, 2014
Rachel Triassi will never forget the people she met at a community medical clinic in Jacmel, Haiti, or their incomplete medical records that reflect the nation's fragmented health care. Triassi, a fourth-year student in the physician assistant BS/MS program, is developing a template for an electronic medical health record and medical formulary,...

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RIT health fitness specialist and alumna named Distinguished Dietitian of the yearRIT health fitness specialist and alumna named Distinguished Dietitian of the year
May 7, 2014
Rochester Institute of Technology alumna and employee Susan Figaro Grace was named the Distinguished Dietitian for 2014 by the New York State Dietetics Association. The association recognized Grace's outstanding service to the NYSDA and the profession of dietetics at its annual conference on April 25 in Rye, N.Y. "It is an honor to...

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RIT Professor follows in tradition of Netter, 'The Michelangelo of Medicine'RIT Professor follows in tradition of Netter, 'The Michelangelo of Medicine'
May 5, 2014
In the world of medical illustration, the work of Rochester Institute of Technology professor James Perkins is connected to the mastery of Dr. Frank Netter, a medical doctor and an artist whom The New York Times dubbed "The Michelangelo of Medicine." Six decades of Netter's drawings of the human anatomy have taught...

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Under pressure? Learn to manage your stress with biofeedbackUnder pressure? Learn to manage your stress with biofeedback
April 30, 2014
Health science and technology converge at Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on May 3 at the exhibit Biofeedback: Where Body is Mind, in the Gordon Field House. Members of RIT's Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-Regulation in the Institute/College of Health Sciences and Technology will show visitors how biofeedback can transform...

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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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