Tag: Sargent College

Boston University Sargent College Ergonomic Expert asks Students ‘What’s in your Backpack?’

Contact: Stephanie Rotondo, (617) 353-7476, rotondos@bu.edu (Boston) — In honor of National School Backpack Awareness Day™ on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Dr. Karen Jacobs, a Boston University Sargent College occupational therapy professor and former president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), will be conducting “weigh-ins” at a Boston area school to ensure that the weight […]

Boston University supports Davis Phinney Foundation in launching new resource to encourage living well with Parkinson’s Disease

Contact: Stephanie Rotondo, (617) 353-7476, rotondos@bu.edu (Boston) – Imagine you are one of the 60,000 new U.S. cases of Parkinson’s disease diagnosed each year. Where can you turn for accurate information? How can you learn what to expect and how to make things easier? Recognizing the need to provide a roadmap for people of all […]

BU Sargent College researcher awarded $2.7M NIMH Grant, aims to improve employment opportunities for those with severe mental illness

Contact: Stephanie Rotondo, (617) 353-7476, rotondos@bu.edu (Boston) — Boston University researchers at Sargent College and the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR) in partnership with the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (Dartmouth PRC) have received a $2.7 million grant over five years from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study the effect of cognitive skills […]

Trim the Sides to Trim the Calories

Gearing up for that big Thanksgiving feast, but looking for ways to avoid those dreaded holiday pounds?  Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, explains how to trim down some of your favorite side dishes without sacrificing taste and tradition.  Be sure to check out Joan’s […]

SAR professor enhances lives of Parkinson’s patients

Sargent College Clinical Associate Professor Terry Ellis is working to further develop Every Victory Counts, in conjunction with the Davis Phinney Foundation, helping patients with Parkinson’s Disease live better for longer.  Terry’s research is focusing on observing Parkinson’s patients to better understand how their lives change as the disease progresses and what treatments sustain or […]

National Backpack Awareness Day

Today, September 15th, marks the 10th Anniversary of National Backpack Awareness Day sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) . Professor Karen Jacobs of Sargent College is commemorating this occasion with a family style initiative from 12:30-2 PM, at St. Mary of the Assumption Rectory School, in Brookline. There, along with 49 BU entry-level occupational […]

Joan Salge Blake and Hardin Coleman talk about health & nutrition education and healthy school lunches

Registered Dietitian and Sargent Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake and School of Education Dean Hardin Coleman joined us this morning on UStream for a live chat about the importance of healthy school lunches. They also talked about the importance of health and nutrition education. You can view the full chat below:

I want to eat Scooby-Doo!

A new study from Yale University published in the journal Pediatrics has found that popular cartoon and other characters can influence children’s food choices, and even preference, for the taste of a food.  According to the research, “children significantly prefer the taste of junk foods branded with licensed cartoon characters on the packaging, compared with […]