Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition
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.
February 21, 2022
RIT nutrition professor aims to reach 10,000 New Yorkers with ‘About Eating’ program
Barbara Lohse, head of RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, hopes to reach 10,000 New Yorkers with free resources promoting healthy nutrition and lifestyle tools that have been tested and shown to be effective.
November 12, 2021
RIT dietetics and nutrition student examines athletes’ eating habits
For fourth-year dietetics and nutrition student Abigail Morrissey, sports nutrition is more than academics—it’s about debunking misinformation about food and body size that promotes unhealthy eating habits among young women athletes.
November 2, 2021
Students envision sustainable future through biodesign solutions
Industrial Design students envisioned solutions for utilizing waste in the apple and dairy industries for the international Biodesign Challenge.
September 20, 2021
RIT alumnus plays lacrosse, pursues MS in health and well-being management
The COVID-19 impact on collegiate sports changed the storyline for many student-athletes, including RIT alumnus Jimmy Spillane ’20 (biomedical sciences), who has found his way back onto the lacrosse field for the 2021-2022 season.
September 1, 2021
Connections: Understanding metabolic syndrome
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Barbara Lohse, director, Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition.
July 15, 2021
RIT College of Health Sciences and Technology students gain hands-on experience during clinical trial
RIT undergraduates Jewel Amrich and Courtney Casteen in the College of Health Sciences and Technology are on the frontline of a national clinical trial focused on preventing the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and stroke through lifestyle management.
June 25, 2021
Podcast: Tools to Fight Nutrition Risk in Children
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 50: Contentious battles are often fought over the dinner table around what and how much a child should eat. RIT researcher Barbara Lohse, head of the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, and colleague Ellyn Satter have rigorously tested and validated a common-sense approach to identify and prevent nutrition risk in children.
February 19, 2021
Meet College of Health Sciences and Technology Dean Yong ‘Tai’ Wang
RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology began the year under new leadership with Dean Yong “Tai” Wang. Wang joined RIT in January from the University of Texas at Tyler. His research focuses on rehabilitative biomechanics related to wheelchair locomotion and Tai Chi exercise.