The Ryan Center’s Dr. Doug Comeau Weighs in on the Fitness App Craze

(January 9, 2018 | Boston Herald)

Dr. Douglas Comeau

Dr. Doug Comeau

Dr. Doug Comeau from the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation weighs in on the fitness app craze.

Expert quote:

“People used to play pick-up basketball, and instead they play video games now. The reason they have this app craze is so people can get off couch, because people are on their phones and the culture has become more I.T.-based.”

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Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Featured in STAT

9/15/17 - Boston, Massachusetts Tipper Gore meets with faculty and staff of Sargent College on Sept. 15, 2017. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi for Boston University Photography

CPR administration with Sargent Dean Chris Moore

(12/19/17) “For the past three years, Boston University has offered one of the few programs in the nation dedicated to teaching students who have had to leave college the coping skills that will give them a shot at getting back into school or work while managing severe anxiety, depression, and other serious mental health conditions….

NITEO fills that gap. It gives the students a peer group and a place to go three days a week. It gives them assignments, accountability, and a personal coach to cheer them on. It gives them a path forward.

It also gives students an explanation for their absence from campus. It’s not easy to tell friends they’re home for the semester due to a mental health issue. Instead, they can say, ‘I’m taking classes at Boston University this semester.’ And it’s true.”

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Graduate Nutrition Programs – Virtual Open House, 1/9

Interested in learning more about Boston University's Graduate Nutrition Programs? Our virtual open house will cover the application process, program curriculum, and diverse clinical education opportunities. Please RSVP below.


Email Marijane G. Staniec at staniec@bu.edu.

Women’s Running: “Disordered Eating And Exercising: What You Need To Know”

paulaquatromoni(10/18/17) Associate Professor Paula Quatromoni quoted.

Expert quote:

“Athletes are two to three times more likely to have an eating disorder and an exercise addiction. So many people suffer in silence and don’t get the treatment they need.”

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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.

9/15/17 - Boston, Massachusetts Tipper Gore meets with faculty and staff of Sargent College on Sept. 15, 2017. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi for Boston University Photography

Gore meets with Sargent Dean Chris Moore and CPR Executive Director E. Sally Rogers.


Zlatka Russinova, CPR senior research specialist, shows Gore images from the Center’s PhotoVoice project. PhotoVoice puts cameras in the hands of individuals and asks them to produce statements made up of pictures and words that communicate their experience.

9/15/17 - Boston, Massachusetts Tipper Gore meets with faculty and staff of Sargent College on Sept. 15, 2017. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi for Boston University Photography

Masters in Athletic Training – Open Houses

Interested in learning more about Boston University’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program? Our one-hour open houses will cover the application process, program curriculum, and diverse clinical education opportunities.

Virtual Open House

  • Monday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. (ET); 7:00 p.m. (CT); 6:00 p.m. (PT)

On-Campus Open House

  • Friday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Please register for one of our online or on-campus sessions below. Questions? Email us at@bu.edu.


MS in Speech-Language Pathology Fall 2017 Information Sessions

The Master of Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology offers the following Fall 2017 information sessions:

Friday, September 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Friday, October 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 15 at 4:30 p.m.

To RSVP, please contact Fina Jervis.

The Sun: “With so much conflicting advice on social media on what food we should and shouldn’t eat – here are false food tips you can ignore”

MeganMcCrory_0079(7/26/17) Research Associate Professor Megan McCrory quoted.

Expert quote:

“A key factor determining if people like a food or not is their previous exposure to it.”

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2017 Service Learning in India: Now Accepting Applications

The Sargent Service Learning Program offers our students a unique opportunity to participate in faculty led service-learning experiences which promote health education, empower communities, and cultivate educated compassionate global citizens.

2017 Service Learning in India: Now Accepting Applications

This program offers students a broad view of access to healthcare in India, as well as social justice, through time spent with individuals and organizations working to overcome the cultural stigma of disability while meeting healthcare needs. We will also explore the vast tradition of healing and holistic healthcare practices, which forms part of a modern approach to both wellness and recovery in India today. More info


Program Dates

Saturday, June 10 – Saturday, June 24, 2017


Students will stay in hostels/community centers, under faculty supervision.

Program Costs

Cost of $1,920 includes transportation, meals, lodging, excursions. Flight is not included.

Where we’ve been

Since 2011, Sargent students have traveled a combined total of more than 2 million miles to bring health care to communities in developing countries including:

Each year, students return home with a deeper understanding of the world’s cultures and health challenges.

Questions? Contact us.

For more information, visit the Sargent Service Learning website or email Sargent Service Learning.

Prof Karen Jacobs Receives Target Grant to Support Youth Healthy Eating

SARFACULTY Karen Jacobs,  EdD, CPE, OTR/L, FAOTA, Clinical Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, was awarded an $8,400 grant from Target to support youth healthy eating programs. Jacobs plans to use the funding to support a healthy cooking and eating program with Women and Girls Thriving in Brookline. Programming for women in the local Brookline/Boston area is scheduled to begin this April.

For more than five years, Jacobs has hosted a weekly Sargent Choice Test Kitchen from her StuVi2 faculty residence where she and students prepare a healthy, tasty Sargent Choice recipes each week like brown rice sushi, and fudgy black-bean brownies.

Jacobs is the Program Director of the On-line Post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (PP-OTD). Her scholarly interests include investigating the individual factors and environmental demands associated with increased risk of functional limitations among populations of university, elementary and middle school aged students, particularly in the use of notebook computing and iPads, as well as the proper wearing of backpacks. Jacobs is also a co-PI on a five-year National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) grant, Project CAREER. Project CAREER is an interprofessional development project designed to improve the employment success of undergraduate college & university students with traumatic brain injury (TBI).