September 14, 2021
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.
June 25, 2021
Collaboration between RIT and St. Xavier’s College focuses on homelessness
RIT and St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India, are partnering to provide training and scholarship in global behavioral health.
June 24, 2021
RIT behavioral health training program receives McGowan Foundation grant
A grant from the McGowan Foundation will support a postdoctoral fellowship in RIT’s Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Training Program in the College of Health Sciences and Technology.
January 15, 2021
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.
November 3, 2020
Telehealth, data, team-based care are increasingly important elements
The Rochester Business Journal talks to Caroline Easton, professor in the biomedical sciences program, about telehealth programs for addiction treatment and mental health treatment.
October 23, 2020
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.”
October 16, 2020
RIT behavioral health researchers expand opioid addiction treatment to rural N.Y., N.H.
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 rural New Hampshire.
September 16, 2020
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
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
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
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.
October 28, 2019
An innovative approach to helping the homeless
The Rochester Beacon talks to Caroline Easton, professor in RIT’s School of Behavioral Health Sciences, about a new program to help the homeless with opioid addiction and mental illness.