News by Topic: Health
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.
September 30, 2019
'She is one in a million:' Deaf social worker Patricia Canne finds right fit at Strong
The Democrat and Chronicle features Patti Canne '01 (healthcare billing and coding), the first deaf social worker at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Strong Memorial Hospital.
September 25, 2019
Some tea bags may shed billions of microplastics per cup
CBC News talks to Matthew Hoffman, associate professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, and Christy Tyler, associate professor in the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, about microplastics.
September 24, 2019
Dean/VP of College of Health Sciences and Technology to step down
Dr. Daniel Ornt is stepping down as dean/vice president of the College of Health Sciences and Technology/Institute of Health Sciences and Technology at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. He plans to join the faculty following a one-year sabbatical.
September 16, 2019
This smart toilet seat monitors your heart health through your gluteus maximus
Fast Company reposts an essay from The Conversation by Nicholas Conn '11, '13 MS (electrical engineering), research scientist and founder and CEO of Heart Health Intelligence.