Sargent News

BU Today: “Science Gets a Front Door on Comm Ave”

SARFACULTY(10/22/14) Assistant professor Tyler Perrachione quoted.

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“We want to have room to put in an exercise bike, in case we want to study exercise and the brain. Or beds, so we can study sleep and the brain. We’ll have the ability to study the biology of the brain in action.”

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BU Co-Sponsoring Workshop on Stuttering

In honor of International Stuttering Awareness Day, Sargent College and the National Stuttering Association partner each year to educate speech-language pathologists about the evaluation and treatment of this complex disorder, while hosting a Family Fun Day for children who stutter and their families. This year’s workshop “Stuttering Therapy: The Littles, Middles and Teens” will be held on Saturday, October, 25 at BU Sargent College. Registration begins at 7:30 and space is available for those interested.

Sargent College Clinical Associate Professor Diane Constantino will host the event and co-lead the program for parents. One of 170 Board Certified Specialists on Fluency and Fluency Disorders nationally, Constantino serves as Director of the Joseph Germono Fluency Center at Boston University and as the Continuing Education Coordinator for the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders.

This workshop is open to speech-language pathologists, teachers, speech pathology students, special educators, parents of children who stutter and school-based psychologists and counselors. Those who qualify will receive .4 ASHA Continuing Education Units.

For more information or to register, click here.


Program matches SAR dietitians, MED students to collaborate on care

(10/20/14) The Dietetic Intern/Medical Student Match Program brings together Sargent College dietitians to practice nutrition counseling and School of Medicine students to learn about the role dietitians play in patient care.

“There’s no downside to this,” Salge Blake says. “It’s been really eye-opening to see such positive results.”

View Full BU Today Article. “You’re Nuts If You’re Not Eating Nuts”

for-website-Joan-Salge-Blake(10/16/14) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake looks at new research.

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WBZ: “High Tech Gadgets Help Moderate Food Intake”

for-website-Joan-Salge-Blake(10/16/14) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake interviewed by CBS Boston.

Expert Quote:

“It is going to take 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that you are full, and if you are eating so rapidly, you could over eat and take in more calories than you really need to be satisfied.”

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SAR Dean’s Hosts Featured in Daily Free Press

(10/16/14) SAR juniors Fiona Egan and Danny Sarkis talk to The Daily Free Press about their experience as Dean’s Hosts.

“I became a Dean’s Host because I absolutely love Sargent College, and I want to share that with prospective students…We have the opportunity to share all that Sargent has to offer as a college, but also as a community.” – Fiona Egan

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Lewis to Receive UROP Outstanding Mentor Award

11-3236-SARFACULTY-0020Cara Lewis, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, has been chosen to receive the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Boston University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Lewis is one of three 2014-2015 professors selected for this honor, based on undergraduate student nominations.

The 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 11-1:30 pm. More than 250 students from all disciples will present posters highlighting their summer research projects. The Symposium is a wonderful opportunity to see the various types of research conducted across the University.

Lewis will be presented with her award during a Symposium ceremony in the GSU Metcalf Ballroom from 1-1:30pm. All Sargent faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.


Kiran Named “50 on Fire” Nominee


Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Professor Swathi Kiran has been nominated by BostInno magazine as one of the top 10 “Fifty on Fire” in the healthcare category. Kiran was honored for her work with Constant Therapy, a company providing personalized, iPad-based therapy for individuals with traumatic brain injury, stroke, aphasia and learning disabilities.

View Full Article. “Can an Apple a Day Keep Obesity at Bay?”

for-website-Joan-Salge-Blake(10/7/14) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake looks at new research.

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WXFT: “The benefits of apples”

for-website-Joan-Salge-Blake(10/7/14) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake interviewed by

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