Category: Faculty

Category: Faculty

Striving to Connect – Dan Fulford Quoted in Science

(4/25/2024, Science) Associate professor of occupational therapy and clinical psychologist Dan Fulford is quoted in this Science article on how health officials are raising alarms about loneliness and isolation. Expert Quote: Both loneliness and isolation can lead to depression, substance use, and other consequences that threaten physical health – Daniel Fulford, associate professor of occupational […]

Sargent Faculty and Staff Honored for Service, Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to the 2024 recipients of the Whitney R. Powers Award for Teaching Excellence, Staff Award of Merit, and the Faculty Award of Merit. Staff Award of Merit Katherine (KC) Barnes, Clinical Sites Manager The Staff Award of Merit honors a Sargent staff member who has demonstrated professional excellence and made a positive impact on programs, faculty, […]

Sargent Welcomes Guest Speaker Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, NBA Veteran and NCAA Champion

Kidd-Gilchrist Spoke About Nonprofit Empowering SLPs, People Who Stutter By Matthew EdwardsPhotos by Ross Richards Michael Kidd-Gilchrist visited Sargent College on Friday, April 5 to speak with speech-language pathology students about his stuttering journey and the recent work he has spearheaded through his nonprofit, Change & Impact, to advance access to speech therapy for people […]

New Partnership Between Sargent and Middlesex Jail & House of Correction

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Sargent College Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction to support the needs of older adults during periods of incarceration. Home to the only older adult unit in the country, the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction, in collaboration with Sargent […]

OT Faculty, Alumna Publish New Text on Nature-Based Allied Health Practice

Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR, SCEM, EDAC, FAOTA, and Shannon Marder, OTD, OTR/L, have authored the recently published, “Nature-Based Allied Health Practice: Creative and Evidence-Based Strategies,” an innovative and comprehensive guide to incorporating nature-based strategies into healthcare settings to promote client well-being.   Amy Wagenfeld is a teaching professional in Sargent’s Department of Occupational Therapy Post Professional […]

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 […]

Simone Gill Joins AOTF State of the Science Symposium Panel

Associate Professor Simone Gill, OT, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, was invited to participate in this year’s AOTF State of the Science Symposium at the AOTA Inspire Conference in March. Focusing on cutting-edge research and development in the field of occupational therapy, this year’s symposium’s theme was “Progress in OT Assessment: How Are We Measuring Up?” Panelists […]

What Are the Top Contaminated Foods? Quoting Joan Salge Blake

(1/6/24, MSNBC) Expert Quote: These facts may be alarming to hear, but know that the food system in the United States is relatively safe, thanks to the Food Safety Initiative, which began in 1997, says Joan Salge Blake, RDN, a clinical professor in the department of health sciences at Boston University. “This program coordinates the research, inspection, outbreak response, […]

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 Health Benefits of Cranberries; Quoting Joan Salge Blake

(11/17/2023, The Manual) “Cranberry juice beverages can provide the healthy benefits of phytochemicals to the diet. The only downside is the added sugars. A cup of sweetened cranberry juice will provide about 30 grams of added sugar, equivalent to just over 7 teaspoons of added sugar.” – Joan Salge Blake, Program Director and Clinical Professor, Nutrition […]

How BU is catering to students with allergies; India Wilkerson Comments

(10/19/2023, Boston 25 News) According to the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center at BU, the number of students reporting food allergies has remained consistent over the last three years, around 11%. The most common allergens reported: were tree nuts, peanuts, and shellfish. “We typically will say if you are someone who has a lot of allergies […]