Category: Faculty

Category: Faculty

Remembering Professor Linda Duncombe

We are sad to share that Linda Duncombe passed away last week. We have lost a great colleague and friend. Professor Duncombe first joined the occupational therapy faculty at Boston University in 1974. She remained in that role for 34 years before retiring in 2009. Along the way, she became a double Terrier, earning both […]

Message from Dean Moore: “We Stand in Solidarity”

Dear Sargent Community, In these most troubled days, we awaken under the weight of a virus that restricts almost every aspect of our daily lives, and, as Americans have on every morning for the last 400 years, to a culture founded upon, and imbued with, systemic racism. Against the backdrop of COVID-19 and jarring images […]

Sargent Receives Diversity & Inclusion Grant from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Sargent College has been awarded a $10,000 Diversity and Inclusion Promotion Grant from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This grant supports minority recruitment and retention projects by dietetics education programs accredited/approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), dietetic practice groups, member interest groups, and Academy affiliates. Sargent received the […]

Professor Anne Escher Honored for Teaching Excellence

Anne Escher, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy received the Whitney R. Powers Award for Teaching Excellence. This award recognizes an outstanding member of the Sargent faculty and is named in honor of Sargent Professor Emeritus Whitney R. Powers, a former Health Sciences Department chair who for more than 25 years shared his gifts as […]

Soft Robotic Exosuit Helps Stroke Survivors Walk Faster and Farther

Research study in stroke survivors with chronic hemiparesis shows soft exosuit technology to bring immediate improvements in walking speed and endurance tests Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the US with approximately 17 million individuals experiencing it each year. About 8 out of 10 stroke survivors suffer from “hemiparesis,” a paralysis […]

Professor Joan Salge Blake Receives Media Excellence Award

Joan Salge Blake, a Sargent College clinical professor of nutrition and dietetic internship director, received the 2020 Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). This honor recognizes Salge Blake’s “important contribution and commitment to educating consumers about food and nutrition issues through the news media.” Salge Blake, an often quoted source […]