Category: Clinical

BU Today: An Afternoon Inside Sargent’s Cadaver Lab

(12/18/19, BU Today) In a windowless room in the basement of Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, the day has finally arrived. It’s the Big Dissection. Two cadavers lie on gurneys in the back of the room under sharp fluorescent lights. Over the course of the semester so far, the graduate students have dissected […]

OT Researchers Work to Eliminate Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

(10/29/19, BU Today) “…even before a woman gets pregnant, there are opportunities for clinicians to reduce the health risks associated with future pregnancies. That’s the idea behind the Gabby Preconception Care System, a computer program designed to help make women healthier before pregnancy begins by improving access to preconception care, providing relevant information, and building […]

The New York Times: “When Mental Illness is Severe” – Quoting Dr. Kim Mueser

(11/18/19, The New York Times) Expert Quote: “Nationally, a‌ ‌growing‌ ‌number‌ ‌of‌ ‌programs‌ ‌called‌ ‌assertive‌ ‌community‌ ‌treatment‌ ‌provide‌‌‌ ‌the‌ ‌kinds‌ ‌of‌ ‌services‌ ‌offered‌ ‌in‌ ‌psychiatric‌ ‌hospitals‌ ‌but‌ ‌within‌ ‌a‌ ‌home‌ ‌setting, ‌which‌ ‌works‌ ‌for‌ ‌’a‌ ‌certain‌ ‌percentage’ ‌of‌ ‌those‌ ‌with‌ ‌severe‌ ‌mental‌ ‌illness. ‌” – Dr. Kim T. Mueser Read the article

POV: Mary Cain Launches a New #MeToo Movement—for Sports

(11/13/19, BU Today) In this op-ed, Associate Professor of  Nutrition and Health Sciences Chair Paula Quatromoni argues for system-wide changes to protect athletes from body-shaming, abuse, and dietary neglect. “The only way forward is by breaking the silence to raise awareness and demand change. When athletes tell their stories, as Mary Cain has, they protect […]

OTD Student Presents at Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference

On September 25, 2019, doctor of occupational therapy student Kylie Woodall (Sargent ’21) and Clinical Assistant Professor Leanne Yinusa-Nyahkoon attended the 2019 CityMatCH Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference in Providence, RI. They were invited panel participants and also presented their work on the Gabby Preconception Care system. Developed by researchers at Boston University Medical Center […]

Campus Life 101: Backpack Safety

(9/6/19, BU Today) Karen Jacobs, clinical professor of occupational therapy, offers tips on what to look for when buying a backpack and how to prevent discomfort and pain from a heavy pack. Read the article in BU Today

WSJ: “Karate Shows Promise for People With Parkinson’s” – quoting Prof Terry Ellis

(9/13/19, The Wall Street Journal) Expert quote: “Many people living with Parkinson’s disease have difficulty exercising on their own because of depression and apathy..The camaraderie is very motivating and helps people stick with it, which is half the battle.” – Terry Ellis, associate professor and chair, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training Read the […]