Dr. Alan Jette, Director of Boston University Health & Disability Research Institute, to Deliver Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture

CONTACT: Stephanie Rotondo, (617) 353-7476, rotondos@bu.edu

(Boston) – Boston University professor Dr. Alan M. Jette an expert on health policy and disability research will deliver the 14th annual Dudley Allen Sargent Distinguished Lecture at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College on November 7th.  The event will begin at 4pm at Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 101.

Jette’s lecture, titled “Face Into the Storm,” will focus on the fundamental changes occurring within healthcare as we face the challenges of limited access to services and unsustainable cost escalation.

Jette serves as director of the Health & Disability Research Institute and professor of Health Policy & Management at Boston University School of Public Health. He also directs the Boston Rehabilitation Outcome Measurement Center, serves on the Executive Committee of the Boston Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, and is director of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center. He served as dean of Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College from 1996-2004.

Jette’s work focuses on the development and dissemination of contemporary outcome measurement instruments to evaluate the quality of health care. He chaired the Institute of Medicine’s 2007 study and report, The Future of Disability in America, which highlights disability priorities for the nation.

He received a B.S in physical therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.P.H. and Ph.D. in public health from the University of Michigan.

The Dudley Allen Sargent Distinguished Lecture Series was established in 1999 to honor Sargent College founder Dudley Allen Sargent, M.D., whose mission to provide students with comprehensive health care training “to fortify well people; to strengthen the weak; and to restore the disabled to more normal function” continues at the College today.

Event Details

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

Where: BU Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA in Room 101

The event is free and open to the public. All attendees are invited to attend a reception following the lecture in the Setterberg Lounge.

Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is an institution of higher education, which fosters critical and innovative thinking to best serve the health care needs of society through academics, research, and clinical practice. As reported by U.S. News and World Report, its graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Physical Therapy are ranked in the top 8% of programs while Occupational Therapy is #2 in the nation.  For more information and to learn about degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, language and hearing sciences, health science, athletic training, human physiology, behavior and health, and nutrition, visit bu.edu/sargent.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 32,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 16 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.