RIT’s ninth college to open in September
RIT and Rochester General Health System will open the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology this September. RIT President Bill Destler and RGHS CEO Mark Clement will formally make the announcement at a news conference at 10 a.m. April 14 in Fireside Lounge, Student Alumni Union. The new institute will channel the strengths and expertise of the RIT-RGHS Alliance, formed in late 2008, to produce technological solutions to health-care delivery and improve the efficiency of the “smart hospital.”
The Institute of Health Sciences and Technology, becoming RIT’s ninth college, will address three aspects of health care and position the RIT-RGHS Alliance as a contributing player in the reform of the nation’s health-care system by educating the next generation of health-care professionals, cultivating innovative research and addressing community health needs. It will consist of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, the Health Sciences Research Center and the Health Science Outreach Center.
Existing programs that will move to the new college include physician assistant, diagnostic medical sonography, biomedical sciences, clinical chemistry, nutrition management, health systems administration, and the medical illustration graduate program.
Also during the news conference, Destler will announce five RGHS appointments to RIT faculty.
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Data science community to gather at RIT for regional DataFest hackathon March 29-31
Teams of three to five students will have 48 hours to mine a complex data set pertaining to a real-world problem. Teams will test their statistical analytic and data science skills to find the best solution.
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RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley nationally recognized for mentorship
RIT Associate Professor Suzanne O’Handley has been selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research and the Goldwater Scholarship Foundation as the 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee. O’Handley, a faculty member in RIT’s School of Chemistry and Materials Science, was chosen from 10 finalists for her considerable achievements as a dynamic scholar, teacher and mentor.
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RIT Venture Creations technology business incubator launches four new companies
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Student Spotlight: Showing the artistic side of science
Meet Deirdre Cannon, a first-year biotechnology and molecular bioscience student who loves drawing.