Sargent College and The Arc of the United States Approved for $50,000 Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Jessica Kramer, assistant professor of occupational therapy at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation: Sargent College and The Arc of the United States have been approved for a $50,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The... More

Ellen Cohn to Receive AOTA Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award

Clinical Professor Ellen Cohn has been selected to receive the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) prestigious Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award for her leadership and service to the Occupational Therapy profession. The award is given to an AOTA member who... More

Tipper Gore (CAS ’70) Visits Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Mental health advocate Tipper Gore (CAS ’70) visited BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR) during BU alumni weekend on September 15. She met with Sargent College and CPR leadership and learned more about CPR's PhotoVoice initiative. Gore meets with Sargent Dean... More

Karen Jacobs quoted: Backpack Safety Tips for Back and Neck Health

(7/8/17) Clinical Professor Karen Jacobs quoted. Expert quote: “Children may report having discomfort or pain, but with no longitudinal studies on backpack use, we are taking the evidence-based literature and extrapolating what we see.” Read full article here.

Prof Zlatka Russinova quoted: Five Ways to Manage Your Chronic Illness at Work

(6/29/17) Research Associate Professor and Senior Research Specialist at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR) Zlatka Russinova quoted. Expert quote: "It's very important for people to balance between work requirements and their mental health." Read full article here.

Nancy Lowenstein quoted, “MS and the Decision to Use a Wheelchair: Is It Time?”

(6/13/17) Clinical Associate Professor Nancy Lowenstein quoted in everydayhealth.com. Expert quote: “You might get a scooter because fatigue is a big issue, and you know you can’t propel yourself in a manual chair very far,” says Lowenstein. A manual chair requires “strength... More

OTD Students Selected for AOTA Internships

Three Occupational Therapy doctoral students - Maddy Emerson, Casey Primeau, and Natalie Petrone - have been accepted to the American Occupational Therapy Association Student Internship Program. They will work with AOTA special interest groups in physical disabilities, technology, and mental... More

Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, June 2, 2017

When Friday, June 2, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 3, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Where The Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University 213 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 Please join us for a Welcome Reception on Thursday, June... More

OT Alumni Reception at AOTA Annual Conf, April 1, 2017

The Boston University Department of Occupational Therapy is pleased to host a reception for OT Alumni & Clinical Associates at the 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference in Philadelphia. When Saturday, April 1, 2017 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Where Philadelphia Marriott Downtown... More

BU Presents at AOTA, March 29-April 1

Wednesday, March 29 Presentations 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM Myers, P., Baker, N., Garber, S., Guthrie, P., Sendelback, S., Arbesman, M., Lieberman, D., Trudeau, S., & Coster, W. Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science. Thursday, March 30 Presentations 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Lierberman, D., Arbesman, M., Liu, More