Category: Clinical

Category: Clinical

Sargent Faculty Honored by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Swathi Kiran, the James and Cecilia Tse Ying Professor in Neurorehabilitation, and Clinical Professor Elizabeth Hoover have been recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for their contributions to the professions of speech-language pathology and speech & hearing science. Kiran received the Honors of the Association, the highest award ASHA bestows, for her distinguished contributions […]

BU Sargent College Hosts International Workshop on Stuttering

Using Cognitive Approaches to Working with People Who Stutter, an international workshop, was held in Boston, Massachusetts, from June 3-7, 2024, and co-sponsored by the Memphis-based Stuttering Foundation and Boston University’s Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences.  Twenty-three speech-language pathologists from around the world were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants.  “Since […]

Optimizing Artificial Intelligence at the Intersection of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Congratulations to Sargent Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Digital Learning and Innovation Karen Jacobs, OT, EdD, OTR, CPE, FAOTA, on the successful pilot of the Optimizing Artificial Intelligence training program. Developed for undergraduate and graduate students at Sargent College, the online training aims to prepare students for the ethical and responsible use of artificial […]

Plant Enzymes Can Turn Sugar to Fiber – Joan Salge Blake quoted

(12/28/23, The Food Institute) Expert quote: “The nutrient quality of foods in a diet are key to helping folks reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes. Magically turning sugar into fiber isn’t going to ensure that the diet is healthy and meeting a person’s long-term health needs.” – Clinical Professor of […]

The Future of MedRhythms for Stroke Survivors, Quoting Lou Awad

(07/14/2023, Portland Press Herald) When humans – regardless of whether they’ve had a stroke or other neurological impairment – hear a rhythm, the brain begins predicting when the next beat is going to “hit.” The motor and auditory systems subconsciously synchronize. -Lou Awad, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy and director of the Neuromotor Recovery Lab

Parkinson’s Patients Tune Into Music Therapy – quoting Terry Ellis

(02/02/2023, Parkinson’s News Today) A small group of people with Parkinson’s disease adhered well to an experimental music-based digital therapy to treat gait problems, and reported quality of life gains, meeting the main goals of a small feasibility trial. Preliminary evidence of the trial that included 24 patients also suggested improvements in motor function and mobility […]

Student Reflection: Eating Disorders in the South Asian Community

This personal reflection was written by MS in Nutrition student Shikha Advani (Sargent ’22) as part of the course Eating Disorders Treatment and Prevention and has been published on the Walden Behavioral Care blog. In the South Asian community, there is a significant stigma around mental illness. In my childhood, I never heard the term […]

Massachusetts Awards Harvard and Boston University $3 Million for Assistive Robotics and Wearable Technology Research

Project Aims to Boost Commercialization of Innovative Wearable and Med Tech Devices Harvard and Boston University have been awarded new grant of $3 million from the State House to support the development of next-generation robotics and wearable technologies. Researchers aim to improve the lives of people with neuro-motor impairments and to help individuals achieve ambitious fitness goals, […]

Joan Salge Blake on the African Heritage Diet: A Celebration of History With Health Benefits

(2/14/22, U.S. News & World Report)   “The African heritage diet celebrates the culinary legacy of healthy eating for people of African descent. The African heritage diet pyramid is yet another science-based healthy eating option. And it’s about time that we started embracing other cultures and their positive health benefits.” – Clinical Professor of Nutrition Joan […]

Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Online Certificate

Now enrolling for September, 2021 About the Program This five-month, fully online certificate program equips learners with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead interprofessional teams. Our program is designed for individuals with three or more years of professional experience in any health profession or setting, who lead, or aspire to lead, interprofessional teams. Learners […]

Impaired Hearing Function Underlies Hyperfunctional Voice Disorders

Researchers at Boston University and Boston Medical Center discover that patients with hyperfunctional voice disorders not only have changes to laryngeal motor patterns, but also disrupted ability to integrate auditory information. by Gina Matinca from the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering. A singer’s instrument is their voice, but their […]