News by Topic: Health
January 15, 2020
RIT health systems management MS program reflects changing healthcare industry
RIT is changing how business leadership in the health systems industry is taught through a hybrid online program that includes immersive workshops and international travel to compare and contrast healthcare models.
December 10, 2019
Macie the therapy dog visits Wallace Library today; featured in student film ‘Mike & Macie’
To help students relax during finals week, Wallace Library is hosting a therapy-dog event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today. The pup visits have become a regular occurrence on campus. After attending a session, film and animation student Victoria Sebastian made preparing a dog for pet therapy the focus of a class project this fall.
December 3, 2019
RIT researchers turning to photodynamic therapy to beat cancer
WROC-TV talks to Maureen Ferran, associate professor of biology, about a technique to fight human papillomavirus, or HPV.
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 18, 2019
Amanda Zaremski, CEO of WinutRx
Meet Gap Year Fellow Amanda Zaremski, CEO of WinutRx, a patient-centric medical tool for mobile devices used to personalize nutrition and medication tracking for people diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.
November 18, 2019
From Archery to Zumba, RIT redefines wellness
RIT requires all undergraduates on its Rochester campus to complete two wellness courses before they can graduate. There are more than 180 wellness course options, and the goal is for students to appreciate a healthy lifestyle that will last long after they graduate.
November 11, 2019
Carestream makes donation to RIT’s ultrasound program
The donation includes four premier and mid-tier ultrasound systems, transducers, simulators and related devices. The addition to the RIT sonography scanning suite enables students to practice on different models before beginning their clinical internships.
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 28, 2019
An innovative approach to helping the homeless
The Rochester Beacon talks to Caroline Easton, professor in RIT’s School of Behavioral Health Sciences, about a new program to help the homeless with opioid addiction and mental illness.
October 15, 2019
RIT wins $1.4M to help homeless with opioid addiction, mental illness
Making addiction treatment and mental health services accessible to homeless people via TeleHealth is the focus of a federally funded program at RIT.
October 11, 2019
Compassion for kids leads to opening of pediatric care center
Rochester Business Journal features Chrysa Charno '03 (physician assistant), '09 (MBA), founder of AcuteKids Pediatric Urgent Care.
October 9, 2019
Field trip to Nigeria gives RIT students a new perspective on global health
Three students from the biomedical sciences program traveled with RIT Professor Bolaji Thomas to his native Nigeria to understand the impact tropical diseases such as malaria have on the population and the medical protocols used in treatment.