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Caroline Easton

  • September 14, 2021

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    RIT wins $1.5 million to increase behavioral health workforce in Monroe County

    The $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has expanded RIT’s accredited Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship program to focus on delivering integrated care for young clients who struggle with substance use, mental health issues, and trauma from exposure to high rates of violence within the community.

  • January 15, 2021

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    Researcher opens behavioral health clinic

    RIT’s behavioral health program is expanding in new directions with a clinic on campus and federal funding to deliver addiction treatment in rural communities in upstate New York and New Hampshire.

  • October 23, 2020

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    Research team wins Catalyst Award in first year of international challenge

    David Borkholder, Linwei Wang, Caroline Easton, and Adam Smith, part of RIT's Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative, recently won a Catalyst Award from the National Academy of Medicine for their project, “Improving Health for the Aging through Daily Vital Signs Monitoring.”

  • September 16, 2020

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    Caroline Easton Awarded $1M from HRSA

    Caroline Easton, a professor in Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences and Technology, received $1M in funding from DHHS: Health Resources & Services Administration to develop and provide addiction therapy for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in rural counties.

     

  • August 25, 2020

    professor Caroline Easton.

    Easton honored as Health Care Hero

    Caroline Easton has been named a COVID-19 Health Care Hero by the Rochester Business Journal for her advocacy for homeless people at the House of Mercy shelter during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • June 2, 2020

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    Telehealth connects homeless with therapists training at RIT

    Residents of a homeless shelter in Rochester are continuing to receive therapy during the coronavirus pandemic from a team of therapists in a clinical internship program at RIT. The doctoral training program began as an exercise in using telepsychology to deliver care to a marginalized and underserved population. When New York shut down in March to stem the spreading virus, the therapists were already prepared to apply the telehealth protocols in the crisis.

  • December 20, 2019

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    Podcast: The Benefits of Telehealth  

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 29: Caroline Easton, professor in RIT’s School of Behavioral Health, talks with Jacob Wadsworth, a doctoral intern in the university’s priority psychology internship program, about a project that uses telemedicine, the process of using telecommunications to evaluate, diagnosis and treat patients, to help homeless people access mental health and drug addiction counseling.