RIT and Rochester General Health System will open the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology this September. RIT President Bill Destler and RGHS CEO Mark Clement will formally make the announcement at a news conference at 10 a.m. April 14 in Fireside Lounge, Student Alumni Union. The new institute will channel the strengths and expertise of the RIT-RGHS Alliance, formed in late 2008, to produce technological solutions to health-care delivery and improve the efficiency of the “smart hospital.”
The Institute of Health Sciences and Technology, becoming RIT’s ninth college, will address three aspects of health care and position the RIT-RGHS Alliance as a contributing player in the reform of the nation’s health-care system by educating the next generation of health-care professionals, cultivating innovative research and addressing community health needs. It will consist of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, the Health Sciences Research Center and the Health Science Outreach Center.
Existing programs that will move to the new college include physician assistant, diagnostic medical sonography, biomedical sciences, clinical chemistry, nutrition management, health systems administration, and the medical illustration graduate program.
Also during the news conference, Destler will announce five RGHS appointments to RIT faculty.