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Clincial Health Sciences Center
Grand Opening of the New Clinical Health Sciences Center
The new center is home to the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition and programs in behavioral health, diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound) and physician assistant. more »
The dean talks about the grand opening of the new Clinical Health Sciences Center and some special CHST alumni reunions. Read the dean’s update »
Upcoming Events
Don’t miss out on any college alumni events! You’re invited to recruitment events where you can speak with prospective students about your RIT experience, receptions at conferences, and networking gatherings around the country. Contact Director of Alumni Relations, Tamra Werner at for more information on how to get involved.
CHST/COS Honors Alumni Trip to Chicago
March 19-22, 2016
If you are in Chicago and would like to host a tour at your place of employment for the honors group or attend the alumni dinner, please contact Tamra Werner at

Health Systems Administration 20th Anniversary Celebration
May 7, 2016
Rochester, NY
Come back to campus during Imagine RIT for the HSA 20th Anniversary! Meet HSA faculty and fellow alumni, take a tour, and join us for an alumni dinner celebration. Invites will be emailed.

American Academy of PAs Conference Alumni Dinner
May 16, 2016
San Antonio, TX
Join fellow RIT alumni and faculty attending the PA conference for a fun dinner event. More details coming soon.
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College News
We are very proud of our college and its advancements. Take a look at what we have been up to.
The physician assistant class of ’95 celebrates its 20th anniversary with special coating ceremony

RIT’s Physician Assistant degree program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and as part of reunion activities during Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, they welcomed back their first class for a belated graduation ceremony. more »
PA art class
New degree program coming to CHST

CHST is launching its newest degree program, a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, in the fall of 2016. Many thanks to Professor Bill Brewer in his efforts to create this exciting new endeavor within our Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition.
Dr. Lawrence Sugarman
CHST prof contributes to Psychology Today

Dr. Lawrence Sugarman is a contributing blogger of Psychology Today under the title, “On and Off the Spectrum; helping children grow their minds” and teaches internationally about clinical hypnosis and biofeedback with children.  more »
Health Coaching grows under new partnership

Under the RIT and Rochester Regional Health alliance, the new Health Coaching course and practicum continues to grow. The course work teaches students about community health and coaching to help chronically ill patients continue living at home in order to avoid preventable hospital readmission. It provides great experience for students who plan to continue in the medical professions.

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Caroline Easton

Dr. Caroline Easton '90
Forensic Clinical Psychology
Biomedical Sciences
College of Health Sciences and Technology

Read about Dr. Easton's work to end domestic violence. more »

Dr. Caroline Easton '90 is a Professor of Forensic Psychology in the new College of Health Science and Technology at RIT. She served as a senior faculty member at Yale’s School of Medicine for 17 years, directed both the pre-doctoral training program and the Forensic Drug Diversion Clinic. Dr. Easton was recently hired to build new education and training programs pertaining to Behavioral Health within CHST. She will also serve as the Clinical Director of the new Behavioral Health Sciences Clinic.

Dr. Easton’s scholarly interests pertain to her expertise within Forensic and Addiction Psychiatry. More specifically, she has numerous publications related to 'best practice procedures' for the treatment of clients with co-occurring addiction and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). She presents at international/national conferences, publishes in peer-reviewed journals and has received funding on grants from the National Institute of Health, the Donaghue Foundation, CT’s Department of Addiction and Mental Health Services, Monroe County’s Office of Mental Health, the Socio-Legal Center and the United Kingdom.

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