October 15, 2019
RIT wins $1.4M to help homeless with opioid addiction, mental illness
Making addiction treatment and mental health services accessible to homeless people via videoconferencing and email is the focus of a federally funded program at RIT.
October 11, 2019
Compassion for kids leads to opening of pediatric care center
Rochester Business Journal features Chrysa Charno '03 (physician assistant), '09 (MBA), founder of AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care.
October 9, 2019
Field trip to Nigeria gives RIT students a new perspective on global health
Three students from the biomedical sciences program traveled with RIT Professor Bolaji Thomas to his native Nigeria to understand the impact tropical diseases such as malaria have on the population and the medical protocols used in treatment.
September 24, 2019
Dean/VP of College of Health Sciences and Technology to step down
Dr. Daniel Ornt is stepping down as dean/vice president of the College of Health Sciences and Technology/Institute of Health Sciences and Technology at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. He plans to join the faculty following a one-year sabbatical.
September 10, 2019
Medical Partnership provide accommodations for deaf patients
WROC-TV reports on the services available to deaf and hard-of-hearing patients at Rochester Regional Health Family Medicine at RIT.
August 29, 2019
Dr. Caroline Easton Awarded $1.4 Million Grant
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) awarded Dr. Caroline Easton close to $1.4 Million Dollars. HRSA designated her as an awardee for the Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program designed to Advance the Field of Addiction Treatments within the Profession of Clinical Psychology.
August 6, 2019
2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards: Edward Shanshala II
Meet Edward Shanshala II ’85 (chemistry), ’87 (biotechnology), ’00 MS (health systems administration), the College of Health Sciences and Technology 2019 Distinguished Alumnus.
July 8, 2019
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.
July 2, 2019
Meet the 18-year-old who helped wipe out $6.7 million in medical debt
CNBC features Talia Zames, an incoming biomedical sciences student who raised $20,000 to pay off $6.7 million in medical debt around the Syracuse area.
May 29, 2019
Churchville Elementary students connect with RIT pen pals
The Daily Messenger writes about a project started by Allie Zeznick, fourth-year physician assistant major.
May 21, 2019
RIT scientists pinpoint a potential genetic variant that protects cattle from wasting disease
RIT researchers are studying the genetic switch that could make cattle resistant to the wasting disease known as “sleeping sickness.” Bolaji Thomas, professor of biomedical sciences in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology, is examining different immune responses to bovine trypanosomiasis within the same species of cattle in Nigeria.
May 10, 2019
Graduating sonography student urges colleagues to strengthen their grip for healthy career
Elena Zambito will graduate this May from RIT’s diagnostic medical sonography program, and she is already finding ways to enhance her new field. Her goal is to land a cardiac sonographer position at a leading research hospital like the Mayo Clinic and discover ways to reduce the high rates of injury among sonographers.