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  • July 8, 2019

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    Tiger tees off — RIT alumnus is golf’s biggest hitter

    RIT alumnus Ryan Steenberg ’17 MFA (medical illustration) can drive a golf ball the length of nearly five football fields. Steenberg, the No. 1-ranked long drive hitter in the world, will represent his hometown July 20 to 24 in the “ROC City Rumble,” part of World Long Drive’s 2019 Tour.

  • May 9, 2019

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    Mastering microbes: Student combines engineering, bioscience to decrease infections from medical devices

    Samuel Lum found several things in common with his faculty mentor, Robert Osgood, including excitement about research and a project that could save lives. Lum’s background in mechanical engineering technology and Osgood’s microbiology expertise in in studying biofilms would be the kind of multidisciplinary approach that could lead to identifying the genes most likely responsible for hospital-associated catheter infections.

  • April 12, 2019

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    RIT honors researchers

    RIT honored researchers who served as principal investigators on active awards in fiscal year 2018 at an April 11 reception. Also recognized were the 20 recipients of Seed Funding Awards and 12 new inductees in RIT’s PI Millionaires. 

  • April 1, 2019

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    Battling ‘hidden hunger’ in mothers and children

    As a graduate student in Ghana, Brenda Abu witnessed the toll of anemia, a condition that afflicts as many as 70 percent of the children and 45 percent of the women in that West African nation. Her experiences convinced Abu to pursue a career researching nutrition, specifically looking for ways to reduce anemia in mothers and their children.

  • April 1, 2019

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    Faculty Profile: Hamad Ghazle ’88

    Hamad Ghazle left war-torn Lebanon on a scholarship to Georgetown University in the 1980s. Within a year, he transferred to RIT to study ultrasound. He graduated with his BS in 1988 and returned in 1994 to lead the program. Since then, Ghazle has graduated hundreds of sonography students, helping them navigate the profession that means so much to him.

  • March 30, 2019

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    Career: Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    In Good Health talks to Chelsea Pino '06 (diagnostic medical sonography), sonographer with University of Rochester Medical Center, and Hamad Ghazle, professor and director of RIT's diagnostic medical sonography program.