Category: Alumni

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

(January 9, 2018) Dr. Doug Comeau quoted in “Fitness Apps Don’t Stave off Obesity,” Boston Herald interview. 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 […]

Nutrition Prof Joan Salge Blake talks to STAT: “Why I’m worried about prediabetes”

(11/16/17) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake writes about the danger of prediabetes in the United States — 84 million Americans have the condition without knowing it, she says. She discusses the potential damages, explains the science behind diabetes and offers some solutions. Expert quote: “The good news is that diabetes-related health complications can be minimized — […]

The Boston Globe: “Six ways to help keep your blood pressure down”

(11/14/17) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake shares six different methods to lower blood pressure, including losing some weight, cutting back on alcohol and eating lots of potassium. Expert quote:  “Adding more physical activity to your day, to the tune of 90 to 150 minutes weekly, is good for your blood pressure.” Read the full […]

Professor Kathleen Morgan Awarded $2.5 Million NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Kathleen G. Morgan, PhD, professor of health sciences at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation: Sargent College, a five-year $2.5 million grant to study aortic stiffness and its relationship to vascular function with age, potentially reversing a host of aging-associated cardiovascular disorders. Cardiovascular diseases are the […]

Ellen Cohn to Receive AOTA Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award

Clinical Professor Ellen Cohn has been selected to receive the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) prestigious Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award for her leadership and service to the Occupational Therapy profession. The award is given to an AOTA member who has “substantially and innovatively contributed to the development of the body of knowledge of the […]

Sargent College and The Arc of the United States Approved for $50,000 Funding Award

Jessica Kramer, assistant professor of occupational therapy at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation: Sargent College and The Arc of the United States have been approved for a $50,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The award will support a project identifying the mental health research priorities of young adults with […]

STAT: “The FDA’s plan to delay the new food label is a bad move for public health”

(10/13/17) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake criticizes the FDA for delaying the implementation of a new food nutrition label, a “much-needed” update to address the “unhealthy diets and physical inactivity” in the country. In 2016, she writes, the FDA revealed a new label that included a clearer focus on calories, real serving sizes and added sugars, […]