Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition
October 26, 2023
Technology takes a prominent role in Rochester’s health care higher ed programs
The Rochester Business Journal features the Human Movement Lab and talks to Jason Rich, lecturer in the exercise science program. (This content may require a subscription to view.)
September 11, 2023
Growing accelerated degrees program gives students a leg up
A growing cohort of RIT students is enrolling in the university’s Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees program, which provides pathways for highly focused, goal-oriented students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in a shortened, consolidated experience.
May 11, 2023
Women-owned Rochester startups addressing mental health, wellness needs in burgeoning market
The Rochester Business Journal features Keli DiRisio, assistant professor in the School of Design, and Nicole Trabold, research assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, for their app, Base Campus, which helps students assess stress and provide resources.
May 10, 2023
RIT and URMC researchers study maternal nutrition and oral health for clues to childhood tooth decay
Researchers from RIT and the University of Rochester Medical Center are taking a closer look at nutritional factors during pregnancy and in infancy associated with severe tooth decay in young children.
April 14, 2023
Monroe High School student athletes learn about sports and nutrition from RIT Athletics and the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition
RIT Athletics and the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition partnered with Monroe High School in the Rochester City School District to bring student athletes to campus earlier this semester for hands-on learning about sports and nutrition.
October 6, 2022
New LI Cares Effort Gives Nutrition Tips To Food-Insecure Communities
Patch.com talks to Barbara Lohse, department head of the Wegmans School for Health and Nutrition, about a partnership with Long Island Cares to fight food insecurity.
August 9, 2022
College of Health Sciences and Technology adopts new organizational structure
RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology is preparing for significant growth with a new streamlined organizational structure. The move clarifies direct reporting and aligns the college with the university’s model of grouping programs under departments.
June 3, 2022
Nutrition and dietetics majors study Mediterranean diet in Greece this summer
Zoraa Victor, a fourth-year student in the dietetics and nutrition BS program in the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, will spend six weeks studying the plant-based Mediterranean diet at Perrotis College in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece.
May 24, 2022
RIT researcher studies pica practices and iron nutrition among pregnant women
Brenda Abu, assistant professor in RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, seeks to understand the effect pica, iron deficiency anemia, and food insecurity have on maternal health during pregnancy. Pica refers to excessive craving and/or eating of non-food items, such as, clay, soil, paper, ice, and paint chips.
April 23, 2022
Three student teams push the boundaries to improve society in new competition
Three student teams showed what technology, the arts, and design means at RIT. They designed technology to help astronauts keep physically fit in space, incorporated virtual reality to enhance signing and captioning support for the Deaf, and built a modern sculpture of the human body made of computers.
March 24, 2022
College of Health Sciences and Technology and RIT baseball partnership creates biomechanics lab
Students and faculty from the exercise science program are using high-speed cameras, motion capture technology, and other sensors to analyze the motions of RIT baseball players as they swing the bat.
February 28, 2022
‘About Eating’ aims to promote nutrition education
The Rochester Beacon features Barbara Lohse, head of RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition.