Sargent College News & Events

Alumni Weekend Events, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

Sargent College Recent Graduate Networking Happy Hour Join fellow Sargent College alumni of the last 10 years for a happy hour and networking. Connect with young alumni and Sargent professors over appetizers and drinks. Date: Thursday, September 29 Time: 5 – 7 p.m. Cost: Complimentary Location: Cornwall’s Pub, 654 Beacon St. Ryan Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation... More

MS in Speech-Language Pathology Fall Information Sessions

The Master of Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology offers the following Fall 2016 information sessions: Friday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m.Friday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m.Friday, November 4 at 4:30 p.m.Friday, December 9 at 4:30 p.m. To RSVP, please contact Allie Michels.

MS/DI Alum Named Emerging Leader in Dietetics

MS/DI alumna Amy Branham, MS, RD, LDN (SAR '10) received the Emerging Dietetic Leader award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). The Emerging Dietetics Leader Award recognizes the competence and activities of members at the beginning of their dietetics careers. Branham was the first Sargent MS/DI student to complete... More

Prof. David Felson quoted: “What are the spots on Michael Phelps’ back?”

(August 8, 2016) ENACT Training Program Director, Professor David Felson, quoted. "In a 40-person German study published in October, cupping therapy significantly relieved knee arthritis pain compared with patients who received no treatment. But the study's lack of a control group treated with a sham technique 'raises questions of whether it... More

Miami Herald: “How to Lighten the Load of Heavy School Backpacks”

(August 8, 2016) Clinical Professor Karen Jacobs quoted. "Jacobs says she can spot changes in students’ postures in any school hallway. She says that some complain they have headaches, pain in the shoulders, neck, backs. And long-term? Whether children and teens with back problems are more likely to become adults with... More

OT Student Named 2016-2017 Albert Schweitzer Fellow

Clare Brabson (SAR '18), a graduate occupational therapy student, has been selected as a 2016-2017 Albert Schweitzer Fellow. Fellows will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health and developing lifelong leadership skills. In doing so, they will follow the example set by famed... More

Karen Jacobs quoted: “Text Neck Troubles”

(August 2016) Clinical Professor Karen Jacobs quoted. Expert quote: "With all of these new technologies, we are adopting more awkward postures and 'turtling in' as screens get smaller and smaller." View full article

PT Students Recognized by Foundation for Physical Therapy

The Foundation for Physical Therapy presented Sargent College physical therapy students with Honorable Mention for their fundraising efforts through the 2015-2016 Pittsburgh-Marquette Challenge. Honorable Mention is awarded to schools who show dedication to the Challenge by raising $3,000 or more. The Challenge is the largest annual student-driven fundraising effort for the... More

Kathryn Quissell quoted in Boston Globe: “Officials Meet with Parents after TB Linked to Brookline day care”

(6/13/13) Health Sciences Lecturer Kathryn Quissell quoted. State health authorities Tuesday confirmed a case of tuberculosis at Tiny World Child Care, a privately run early childhood program in Brookline... Expert quote:  “Tuberculosis is not as contagious as the cold, flu, and other respiratory infections. It’s just really rare and scary sounding.” View full article

Karen Jacobs quoted in Washington Post: “Digital disabilities — text neck, cellphone elbow — are painful and growing”

(6/13/16) Clinical Professor Karen Jacobs quoted. Expert quote: Trained occupational therapists already based at some schools can offer guidance, Jacobs said. “Children don’t want to be in pain,” she added, noting that kids — some of whom experience headaches, eye strain or neck discomfort after using tech devices — need frequent breaks... More