Navigation Links
RIT announces plans for a new school, degree programs devoted to health and nutrition
Date:3/7/2014

Rochester Institute of Technology today announced plans for a new school of health and nutrition, charged with educating students on the role of nutrition, exercise and behavior modification in promoting healthy lifestyles. The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, part of RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology, will be launched with a $6 million gift from The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation.

"We are greatly appreciative for The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation's gift, and their support for RIT's vision for this school," said RIT President Bill Destler. "Through its educational and research programs, the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition will have tremendous potential for changing the current health climate throughout the entire country."

The current health climate has many experts sounding the alarm. People are living longer but in chronic poor health, with high rates of obesity, diabetes, damaging cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Inactivity and poor eating choices are often at the root, and the economic ramifications of poor health can be steep.

"The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition will focus and extend the college's strengths and potential," said Dr. Daniel Ornt, RIT dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology and vice president of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology. "The research findings our students and faculty produce stand to a have real impact in addressing a national health issue, while giving our students a professional edge."

The Wegman Family Charitable Foundation, headquartered in Rochester, has a history of supporting community programs in the areas of education, health and wellness, and workforce development.

"RIT has a track record of thought leadership in our community, along with a proven ability to apply scientific concepts in a practical way," said Danny Wegman, The Foundation's president and chairman of the board. "We are confident
'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Gawlowicz
smguns@rit.edu
585-475-5061
Rochester Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. IRSF announces 2013 awards and implements new Translational Program
2. NJITs Newark College of Engineering announces honorees for annual Salute to Excellence
3. The Protein Society announces its 2014 award recipients
4. FASEB announces winners of second annual Stand Up for Science video contest
5. FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Dynamic DNA Structures in Biology
6. Elsevier announces the launch of open access journal: Pathogenesis
7. The Protein Society announces the selection of 2 Protein Science Best Paper speakers
8. FASEB announces 2014 Science Conference: Yeast Chromosome Structure, Replication & Segregation
9. FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Skeletal Muscle Satellite and Stem Cells
10. FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Lipid and Lipid Regulated Kinases in Cancer
11. FASEB announces 2014 Science Research Conference: Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and One Carbon Metabolism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014  The 2014 Holiday Season may be ... Market Intelligence reports that the long anticipated floodgates for ... intensifying demand for smart phones, tablets, and wearable mobile ... of 2.5 billion users with nearly 4.8 billion biometric ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014   LaunchKey , the first decentralized ... and Internet of Things era, today announced the close ... round was led by Metamorphic Ventures with participation from ... VegasTechFund, and others.  LaunchKey has raised $4 million to ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data ... industry leaders such as Intel, Jabra, Atlas, and Scosche ... products. These products will be showcased at CES 2015, ... . "Our partners choose PerformTek ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 3Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2
... they used fluorescent molecules to "tag" DNA and monitor a ... rearranging genetic material in some types of cells. ... light on how DNA loops form, but also might be ... shuffle genetic material, such as HIV. Until now, scientists ...
... more DNA regions linked to type 2 diabetes have been ... to over 60. The study provides a fuller picture ... with some clear patterns emerging. The international team, ... Institute of Harvard and MIT, and the University of Michigan, ...
... affordable and accessible, we need to pay more attention to ... and the fact that we don,t yet understand what ... Hastings Center Report . The authors are current or former ... Most analyses of the ethical issues raised by whole ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists use light to 'tag and track' genetic processes 210 new diabetes gene links offer picture of biology underlying disease 210 new diabetes gene links offer picture of biology underlying disease 3Prenatal whole genome sequencing: Just because we can, should we? 2Prenatal whole genome sequencing: Just because we can, should we? 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ... reached a definitive agreement with Novartis Pharma AG to ... currently in Phase 3 development.  This agreement is conditional on ... PLC (GSK) on April 22, 2014, which are expected to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 GEA Niro Soavi the ... laboratory homogenizer, the PandaPLUS 2000, which is ideal for ... and cell disruption . This compact laboratory homogenizer ... juices, liquid food, food additives and ingredients as well ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) Xpress System, ... has received AOAC-PTM Certifications for the six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing ... collectively referred to as STEC or the “Big-6”) as well ... unit (cfu) per 325 g of raw ground beef and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Selexis SA, ... mammalian Research Cell Banks (RCBs) used for drug discovery ... Cell Banks will include Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) ... architecture de-risks biologic manufacturing by ensuring the integrity of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 2Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 3Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 4Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 5Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 6Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 7GEA Niro Soavi Announces the PandaPLUS 2000 Homogenizer for Processing New Applications for Nanoemulsions and Cell Disruption 2Crystal Diagnostics Awarded AOAC-PTM Accreditation for the Rapid Detection of “Big 6” E.coli Food Pathogens 2Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2
... in Immunotherapy for ... Alzheimer,s Disease, ... Board: ILNS), a biopharmaceutical company focused on,development of disease-modifying therapeutic ... disorders, announced today,that European Patent No. 1237930 covering chimeric peptide ...
... Sept. 19 Over 20 new speakers will,grace ... Intelligence &,Business Analysis" conference in two weeks in ... pharmaceutical CI, Business Analysis, and Market,Forecasting executives; 200 ... 1-2 to attend the meeting. Competition has never ...
... LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 19 MAKO Surgical,Corp. today announced that ... U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed,initial public ... shares will be sold by MAKO Surgical Corp. The,number of ... offering have not,yet been determined. The Company intends to apply ...
Cached Biology Technology:Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. Obtains Validation of European Patent for Alzheimer's Vaccine in 19 Countries 2Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. Obtains Validation of European Patent for Alzheimer's Vaccine in 19 Countries 3New Competitive Intelligence Speakers Spark Interest in Pharmaceutical Conference on October 1-2 in NJ 2MAKO Surgical Corp. Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering of Common Stock 2
Purified Mouse anti-Hu LAT (pY226) Storage Temperature: Refrigerate(2 to 8C)...
Molecular Biology grade. Ideally suited for DNA and RNA separation and recovery. High gel strength. Gelling temp. 36C. Melting temp. 88C. EEO: 0.05-0.13 Resolution 0.2-40 kb; Rnase/Dnase: none detec...
...
... Signet offers the most comprehensive, cost-effective ... We have incorporated unprecedented quality into ... This includes proven detection chemistries and ... the TechMate protocol. It also includes ...
Biology Products: