Category: Students

Category: Students

Seniors Present Honors Thesis for Distinction Projects

Congratulations to all the Sargent College seniors who presented their honors thesis projects this semester. The Senior Thesis for Distinction is an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate Sargent College seniors to complete an in-depth research experience within a major or minor field of study. Under the supervision of a faculty mentor, this year, six students developed […]

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 […]

Boston University Presentations at 2024 AOTA Inspire Conference

Sargent faculty, students, and alumni from the Department of Occupational Therapy were presenters at this year’s AOTA Inspire Conference. The conference provided Boston University and the broader occupational therapy community a wonderful opportunity to learn with and from each other, and to connect to discuss innovations in professional practice.   Congratulations to our faculty, students, […]

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 […]

Diverse OT at Sargent College

Diverse-OT (DOT) is an organization for Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy students dedicated to uplifting minority voices in occupational therapy. During the 2023-24 academic year, DOT has hosted a number of events, beginning with a Mingle ‘n’ Munch gathering at Magazine Beach, where students, faculty, and staff, participated in field day games while getting […]

Post-Professional Online Doctor of Occupational Therapy Class of 2024 Student Presentations

Congratulations to our post-professional online doctor of occupational therapy class of 2024, who successfully completed their doctoral presentations on April 8, 2024. A complete list of student presentations is below.  2024 PP-OTD Student Presentations Student: Sarah Mickel, MS, OTR/L Presentation Title: EmpowerED: Elevating Early Childhood Educators for Student Success  Academic Mentor: Lauren Telesmanic  Student: Paula […]

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 […]

PhD Students Receive Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Sargent speech, language & hearing sciences PhD students Erin Carpenter and Michael Scimeca received the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) from the National Institutes of Health. Erin is a member of the Aphasia Research Laboratory, and her research interests include bilingual and monolingual aphasia rehabilitation, neural […]

Occupational Therapy Students Win Sargent Challenge at BostonHacks!

Sargent College is proud to once again co-sponsor BostonHacks!, a 24-hour event where students from different disciplines use technology to solve global challenges while learning about the intersection of data, computer, and health sciences.  Hosted at Boston University, hundreds of students came together to work on challenge tracks including inclusive innovation, sustainable solutions, and digital dreamers.   […]

International Backpack Awareness Day Focuses on Proper Usage, Oct. 27

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and Boston University Department of Occupational Therapy are once again partnering to promote International Backpack Awareness Day on Friday, October 27, with the aim of educating students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the public about the serious health effects from backpacks that are too heavy or worn improperly. Occupational therapy […]

Recent PhD Alumni Erin Meier and Liz Heller Murray Earn Prestigious ASHA Awards

Each year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honors a select group of outstanding recent PhD graduates to receive the Award for Early Career Contributions in Research. This accolade is designed to acknowledge “significant scientific accomplishments by individuals” beyond their training. We are so pleased that this year, two alumni of our PhD program in Speech, […]

Undergraduate Award Winners Honored for Service, Professional Contribution

At the end of each academic year, we recognize outstanding graduating seniors who show great potential professionally, make strong contributions to extracurricular activities, and exemplify the ideals of service, loyalty, thoughtfulness, and excellence of scholarship. Congratulations to this year’s Sargent College Undergraduate Award Winners: Bernard Kutner Award Established in 1972 in memory of Dean Bernard […]