Sargent College News & Events

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.

Karen Jacobs quoted: Backpack Safety Tips for Back and Neck Health

(7/8/17) Clinical Professor Karen Jacobs quoted. Expert quote: “Children may report having discomfort or pain, but with no longitudinal studies on backpack use, we are taking the evidence-based literature and extrapolating what we see.” Read full article here.

Boston Metro: “Boston researchers develop a robotic suit to help stroke patients walk”

(8/2/17) Stroke patients may soon be able to wear a robotic suit that can help them walk without a limp. Researchers at Boston University’s College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and the Harvard School of Engineering worked together to develop a wearable “soft” robotic suit, also called an exosuit, that... More

Post-stroke patients reach terra firma with exosuit technology

A soft wearable robotic suit promotes normal walking in stroke patients, opening new approaches to gait re-training and rehabilitation Upright walking on two legs is a defining trait in humans, enabling them to move very efficiently throughout their environment. This can all change in the blink of an eye when a... More

Prof Zlatka Russinova quoted: Five Ways to Manage Your Chronic Illness at Work

(6/29/17) Research Associate Professor and Senior Research Specialist at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR) Zlatka Russinova quoted. Expert quote: "It's very important for people to balance between work requirements and their mental health." Read full article here.

WATCH: SAR 2017 Convocation Speaker Dr. Jonathan Woodson

BU Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy Director Dr. Jonathan Woodson delivers the 2017 Sargent College Commencement Address.

Graduate Programs in Nutrition: 2017-2018 Information Sessions

We invite you to learn more about our nutrition programs by joining us at an information session. A faculty member or program graduate will be present to answer questions regarding program curricula, admission policies, and career options. All sessions are located at Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02155. To RSVP, More

Nancy Lowenstein quoted, “MS and the Decision to Use a Wheelchair: Is It Time?”

(6/13/17) Clinical Associate Professor Nancy Lowenstein quoted in Expert quote: “You might get a scooter because fatigue is a big issue, and you know you can’t propel yourself in a manual chair very far,” says Lowenstein. A manual chair requires “strength and endurance to propel it yourself, if you are going... More

Sargent research finds neurological issues may drive common voice disorders

Abnormal voice patterns thought to be created by emotional stress may instead be due to breakdowns in speech motor control. Hyperfunctional voice disorders (HVDs) are hard to describe but easy to hear. People with the condition produce a grab-bag of forms of unusual voice behaviors that make them more difficult... More

Prof Gerald Kidd Named to NIH Auditory System Study Section

Professor Gerald D. Kidd in the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences has been selected to serve as a member of the Auditory System Study Section for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review. His term will run through June 2023. Members are selected on the basis... More