Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition – News
July 7, 2020
Richard Doolittle named interim dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology
Richard Doolittle has been named interim dean of RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology, effective immediately. Doolittle has a long history with RIT’s health care programs, and he has served as vice dean of CHST for nearly a decade.
May 11, 2020
College of Health Sciences 2020 Undergraduate Delegate Commencement Speech
Watch Madeline Gibbs give her 2020 undergraduate student delegate commencement speech.
April 15, 2020
Local food movement connects communities, while offering superior taste and nutrients
Essay by Madeline Gibbs, a fourth-year dietetics and nutrition student, published on OrleansHub.com.
December 26, 2019
RIT to start study aimed at reversing Metabolic Syndrome
WROC-TV talks to Barbara Lohse, director of the Wegmans School for Health and Nutrition, about RIT's participation in the Enhanced Lifestyles for Metabolic Syndrome study.
November 22, 2019
RIT offers health and well-being management MS degree
The new graduate degree in health and well-being management will prepare students for careers in primary health care, corporate America and community health programs, or for medical/dental school and health-related Ph.D. programs.
November 8, 2019
RIT conducts clinical trial on metabolic syndrome
RIT is seeking individuals diagnosed with metabolic syndrome to participate in a national clinical trial. The study will evaluate a wellness program designed to reverse conditions leading to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and stroke.
October 21, 2019
Parenting app for mothers being developed at RIT
Research is underway at RIT to create an app that will serve as a resource to help young mothers answer questions about raising a child, connect them with programs and resources, as well as foster a virtual parenting community.
April 1, 2019
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.
January 28, 2019
Connections: How to make veganism accessible to all communities
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Liz Hill Ruder, assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition.
December 4, 2018
Students study anemia in GhanaStudents in RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition spent two weeks traversing Ghana as part of a global research experience to learn more about the toll of anemia on the West African nation’s women and children.
May 2, 2018
RIT and Foodlink partnership combats food insecurityRIT and Foodlink have signed a formal agreement, strengthening their partnership and creating opportunities for new collaborative efforts in the fight against hunger in the region.
April 16, 2018
Imagine RIT preview: Testing nutrition know-howStudents in RIT’s nutrition programs have created a tour of calcium-rich foods for Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.