BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Receives Five Year $4 Million Grant for the Seventh Consecutive Time

Contact: Courtney de Lacy, 617-353-0197 | cdelacy@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Boston University (BU) Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation recently received a five year, $4 million federal grant for its work as a research and training center (RTC) on improved employment outcomes for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Co-funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, this grant focuses on 11 proposed research and training projects, addressing aspects of employment for individuals living with psychiatric disabilities.

Managed by Co-Principal Investigators, Drs. Marianne Farkas and E. Sally Rogers, projects activities continue efforts to develop and test adaptations of evidence-based employment interventions particularly for traditionally underserved groups. This is the seventh consecutive award cycle that the BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has received this grant, marking this the thirtieth year of funding as an RTC.

The mission of the Center is to increase knowledge in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation by developing and testing new services and interventions, to apply this body of knowledge to train treatment personnel, and to assist in organizing both personnel and programs into efficient and coordinated service delivery systems. The Center is affiliated with the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sconces: Sargent College at Boston University.

Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is an institution of higher education, research and clinical centers whose leading academic programs prepare dynamic health professionals to best serve the healthcare needs of society. As reported by US News and World Report, its graduate programs are ranked within the top 15% in the country. For more information and to learn about degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech, language and hearing sciences, health science, athletic training, and nutrition, visit www.bu.edu/sargent.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.