Department of Medical Sciences, Health, and Management

  • November 3, 2023

    researcher wearing a white lab coat posing in a lab.

    RIT researcher looks for genetic switch to prevent ‘sleeping sickness’ in cattle

    RIT researcher Bolaji Thomas is leading a $650,000 study to compare the genetic response in cattle in sub-Saharan Africa to the parasitic disease Trypanosomiasis, or “sleeping sickness,” that attacks their blood and brain. As parasites adapt to a warming world, the biting fly that transmits Trypanosomiasis could someday migrate to northern climates.

  • September 19, 2023

    two people of color shaking hands at a reception event.

    RIT’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program celebrates 20th cohort

    RIT’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program celebrates its 20th cohort of diverse academics Sept. 27-30. The program, hosted by the Office of Faculty Diversity and Recruitment, is a rigorous four-day event designed for historically underrepresented scholars and artists of color to experience a behind-the-scenes glimpse into life as a faculty member at RIT.

  • June 13, 2023

    eight people posing for a photo in a brick courtyard in Sweden.

    RIT master’s students learn lessons from Swedish health system

    Graduate students in RIT’s health systems management program are learning this week about how the industry works in Sweden from health care administrators and practitioners. The eight-day study-abroad course, Health Systems Analysis and Innovation, gives students insights into a different health care model and the nuanced reasons it works well for the Swedish culture.

  • May 5, 2023

    Person in white coat sitting at a lab desk.

    RIT graduates seek careers in growing health care field

    Elle Holland discovered her dream job as a genetic counselor while still in high school, and she came to RIT to become a scientist as the first step toward her career goal. She is one of several 2023 graduates finding careers in health care.

  • April 28, 2023

    Maricela Marquez standing in front of a wall with a mural.

    Degree gives alumna a seat at the table

    A career in community health inspired Maricela Marquez ’18, ’22 MS to grow in her profession as an advocate for Latino patients. For Marquez, this meant advancing her career at Rochester Regional Health by enrolling in RIT’s health systems management Master of Science program.

  • August 3, 2022

    illustration showing five steps for video-assisted thoracic surgery, lower right lobectomy.

    RIT medical illustration MFA program awarded initial accreditation

    The medical illustration MFA program at RIT has been awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The award recognizes the program’s compliance with national standards and guidelines established by the profession.

  • April 4, 2022

    Maduka Gunasinghe, biomedical sciences student.

    Biomedical sciences major Maduka Gunasinghe wins RIT public service award

    For RIT biomedical sciences major Maduka Gunasinghe, compassion for others is a gift he shares freely and community service is the expression of his character. RIT has recognized his commitment to other people’s well-being with a Bruce R. James Distinguished Public Service Award. He will receive the award at a ceremony on April 5.