Department: Occupational Therapy

Department: Occupational Therapy

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 […]

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 […]

Simone Gill Honored with AOTF Leadership Service Commendation

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy Simone Gill was honored with the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Leadership Service Commendation. This honor recognizes the outstanding service of those contributing their time, energies, and support to the fulfillment of the Foundation’s mission, goals, and objectives. Gill directs the Motor Development Laboratory at Sargent College where she investigates how people’s […]

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.   […]