RIT Medical Director Named American College Health Association Fellow

Brooke Durland honored for helping “change the landscape of college health”

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A. Sue Weisler

Brooke Durland, RIT Student Health Center medical director, has been honored as an American College Health Association Fellow.

Brooke Durland, M.D., medical director of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Student Health Center, was recently designated a 2010 fellow of the American College Health Association. Durland, a Brighton resident, will be formally honored in June at a ceremony in Philadelphia.

Durland is a board certified family physician with 21 years of experience in college health. She provides clinical care to both traditional and non-traditional age college student populations, while handling direct supervision of nurse practitioners, implementation of medical policies at RIT, and assuming the role of university on-site public health officer and lab director. Durland has been instrumental in facilitating health education outreach programs across campus and implementing changes to the medical record system. She has also presented on topics including eating disorder treatment, smoking cessation and tuberculosis screening and treatment in college populations.

“It is truly an honor to be nominated and elected to become a Fellow of the American College Health Association,” says Durland. “During my years of participation and assuming leadership roles, I have been impressed by the generosity of college health folks—always willing to share an idea, a strategy, a program, a protocol. It is an honor to be recognized as having made a contribution to this organization and to join this special group of leaders.”

Durland is a member of the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the American College Health Association, and a member and past president of the New York State College Health Association.

The American College Health Association Fellows organization was established in 1967 to recognize those members who have demonstrated superior professional stature and performance in the college health field as well as outstanding leadership and service within the organization and its affiliates. The American College Health Association, the nation’s principal advocate and leadership organization for college and university health, represents a diverse membership that provides and supports the delivery of health care, prevention and wellness services for the nation’s 17 million college students.