Health Professions and Medical Sciences News
February 21, 2023
Saunders College women’s leadership events draw hundreds to RIT campus
Saunders College of Business drew hundreds of attendees to the RIT campus Feb. 17 and 18 for the college’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Weekend, hosting the 13th annual Power Your Potential Women’s Conference and 3rd annual Women’s Leadership Summit on consecutive days for the first time ever.
February 10, 2023
RIT-Rochester Prep High School Partnership gives students a preview of college
Plastic pollutants, the coronavirus, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the strength of nanowires, and why freshly cut grass smells the way it does—these are some of the topics students from Rochester Prep High School explored during a mentorship program with RIT faculty. They shared their projects and new perspectives during the RIT-Rochester Prep Capstone Showcase held Feb. 6 at RIT.
January 19, 2023
RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition offers new MS degree in dietetics and nutrition
RIT is offering a new master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition to prepare graduates to become registered dietitian nutritionists with a deep understanding of food as medicine. The two-year graduate program will start in the fall and enrollment is open now.
January 9, 2023
Building an esports community
Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are engaging in electronic sports, called esports. It’s a billion dollar industry, where fans watch as their favorite professional and amateur players take each other on in some of the most popular video games. Since starting an esports club in 2016, RIT has become one of the nation’s largest and best collegiate esports programs.
December 20, 2022
Scholarship at RIT/NTID to benefit deaf, hard-of-hearing student in STEM-related majors
The mother and brother of a late NTID faculty member and alumna are paying tribute to her memory by establishing the Skyer Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing students achieve success in STEM-related majors.
December 13, 2022
Bridging two worlds
The University of Minnesota's School of Dentistry features Alex Tabatabai ’19 (biomedical sciences).
December 2, 2022
RIT Grad Receives Prestigious Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
Since graduating from RIT, Dr. Nicole Arroyo has earned her Ph.D. in immunology and received a prestigious Science and Technology Policy Fellowship from AAAS.
December 2, 2022
Study by RIT scientists indicates SARS-CoV-2 variants are still transmissible between species
Scientists believe bats first transmitted SARS-CoV-2 to humans in December 2019, and while the virus has since evolved into several variants such as delta and omicron, a new study by scientists at RIT indicates the virus is still highly transmissible between mammals.
October 27, 2022
RIT students assist local community with EUREKA! workshop
Thirty-two students from a variety of majors used their design-thinking skills to solve hiring and retention challenges faced by local nonprofit CP Rochester.
October 17, 2022
Alumna creates mobile ultrasound business in Rochester
Jenny Kron ’15 was 37 years old with three kids and a mortgage when she enrolled in RIT’s diagnostic medical sonography program full time. Prior to that, she ran an at-home daycare for 13 years. Now, she is running her own successful mobile ultrasound business called Hey, Baby! Mobile 4D Ultrasound.
October 7, 2022
Concussions and college students—When is it safe to return to the classroom?
Zachary Bevilacqua, visiting assistant professor of exercise science in RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, is exploring the prognostic use of oculomotor testing to assess a concussed student’s readiness to return to academics.
October 4, 2022
RIT welcomes prospective students for National Portfolio Day
RIT's College of Art and Design faculty, along with those at 25 other top art and design schools, reviewed students' portfolios as they prepared their artwork for the college admissions process.