Sargent College News & Events

Graduate Nutrition Programs – Virtual Open House, 1/19

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“The Dyslexia Paradox” featuring research from Prof Tyler Perrachione

// // (12/21/16) Assistant Professor Tyler Perrachione quoted. "...results suggest that dyslexic brains have to work harder than 'typical' brains to process incoming sights and sounds, requiring additional mental overhead for even the simplest tasks. 'What was surprising for me was the magnitude of the difference. These are not... More

Profs Named Among “100 Influential People” in Occupational Therapy

In honor of the OT Centennial, celebrating the 100th year of both the Occupational Therapy professional and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the AOTA has named the "100 Influential People" who influenced OT's 100 year history. Sargent Professor and OT Department Chair Wendy Coster and Clinical Professor and PP-OTD program... More

Boston Magazine: “Seven Healthy Resolutions You Can Start Right Now”

(12/8/16) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake quoted. Expert quote: “Research suggests that routinely eating soup, specifically chicken soup, before a meal can help reduce hunger and increase that feeling of fullness,” Read full article.

SLHS Students & Alums Receive ASHA Foundation Awards

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's ASHFoundation awarded funding earlier this month to three Sargent College Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences students and two alumni. Awards included prestigious research grants and "Early years" scholarships. ASHFoundation funding allows "talented individuals to not only pursue immediate goals, but to continue to make a meaningful difference for years to come." Erin Meier, a postgraduate... More

U.S. News & World Report: 9 Creative Gifts for the Health Junkies on Your List

(11/29/16) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake quoted. Expert quote: “I want a Yonanas. This magical machine turns 100-percent fruit into a scoop of a creamy, ice cream version of itself – without having to add sugar and cream. Add a cup of frozen pineapple chunks into the machine and presto! You... More

U.S. News & World Report: 6 Mealtime Hacks to Prevent Overeating on Thanksgiving

(11/22/16) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake shares six tips that can keep you from overeating, while still thoroughly enjoying your Thanksgiving meal. Her list includes advice regarding eating times, portion size and alcohol consumption. Read the full article.

The Guardian: “The robot suit providing hope of a walking cure”

Professors Terry Ellis, Louis Awad, and Ken Holt assist researchers at the Harvard Biodesign Lab - working experts in electronics, mechanical engineering, materials science and neurology - to create an ingenious, low-tech way to boost walking: the soft exosuit. “Designing robotic devices that target specific joints just hadn’t been done before,”... More

BU Today: Mandy Yao (SAR’20) hopes to repay kindness to her and her family

(11/11/16) BU Today features physical therapy student Mandy Yao (SAR’20) who hopes to repay people’s kindness to her and her family. The Menino Scholar hopes to become a travel therapist and one day open her own clinic. “My mom taught me over the years that kindness has its own cycle,” she... More

U.S. News & World Report: “4 Healthy Recipes Packed With Fall Flavors”

(11/10/16) Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake offers advice in incorporating spices into your meals to help you live longer and happier. She focuses on cinnamon, sage, turmeric and ginger, providing health benefits and four easy recipes to try out. Read full article.