Category: Research

Category: Research

“Getting Real about Social Determinants of Health” with Dr. Donald Berwick

“If you want to improve health, you have to reduce inequity,” said Donald Berwick, a pediatrician and an expert on healthcare quality and improvement, who delivered Sargent’s 2019 Meredith E. Drench Lecture, “Start Here: Getting Real about Social Determinants of Health.” Using New York City’s subway map, Berwick highlighted how inequality affects health. On a […]

Sargent Receives Diversity & Inclusion Grant from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Sargent College has been awarded a $10,000 Diversity and Inclusion Promotion Grant from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This grant supports minority recruitment and retention projects by dietetics education programs accredited/approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), dietetic practice groups, member interest groups, and Academy affiliates. Sargent received the […]

Soft Robotic Exosuit Helps Stroke Survivors Walk Faster and Farther

Research study in stroke survivors with chronic hemiparesis shows soft exosuit technology to bring immediate improvements in walking speed and endurance tests Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the US with approximately 17 million individuals experiencing it each year. About 8 out of 10 stroke survivors suffer from “hemiparesis,” a paralysis […]

Occupational Therapy Student Named Pardee Graduate Summer Fellow

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future has named doctor of occupational therapy student Marial Williams a 2020 Graduate Summer Fellow. Williams will study the intersections of music and public health in relation to communicable diseases. Beginning May 2, Pardee’s Graduate Summer Fellows will spend 10 weeks developing research papers to […]

Daily Free Press: PhD Students Present at APTA Conference

(2/18/20, Daily Free Press) Students in Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences presented their research at the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2020 Combined Sections Meeting, a national conference that ran from Wednesday through Saturday.E llie Ottman and Jenna Zajec, both first year PhD students at Sargent, traveled to Denver, Colorado for the […]

Prof Perrachione Quoted on WGBH: Can you say Buttigieg?

(2/20/2020, WGBH) Expert Quote: “It’s not so much that it’s hard to say, it’s that it’s hard to know how to say it, the way it’s spelled,” said Boston University Professor of Phonetics Tyler Perrachione. “The ‘u’ makes a lot of different sounds, the ‘g’, you usually think of as a ‘guh’ so when we […]