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By Karen Jacobs
Welcome to HealthMatters@BUSargent, the podcast of the Boston University’s College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. The mission of Sargent College is to advance, preserve, disseminate, and apply knowledge in the health and rehabilitation sciences. BU Sargent College strives to create an environment that fosters critical and innovative thinking to best serve the health care needs of society. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs, who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director at Sargent College.
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E88: Promoting early self-advocacy among children with disabilities

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E89: The processes of coordination and cognition behind solving a Rubik's cube
Ever tried to solve a Rubik's cube and given up? Ever tried to solve it one-handed? Blindfolded? In this episode, we welcome University of Maryland Economics Ph.D. candidate and Rubik's Cube former world record holder, Keaton Ellis. Tune in to hear about his cubing journey, how inclusive the community is, and the dexterity behind solving a cube.
18:17
July 25, 2022
E88: Promoting early self-advocacy among children with disabilities
What does it mean to "Give kids a voice"? How can we help promote early self-advocacy among children with disabilities? What is Exceptional Needs Today magazine? In this episode, we welcome BU’s PP-OTD Doctoral student and Executive Director of Changing Lives Occupational Therapy, Rose Adams. Listen to learn more about the motivations behind her doctoral study and her five suggestions for fostering early self-advocacy.
14:31
July 11, 2022
E87: Learn about Sargent’s Admissions Process from the Director of Graduate Enrollment
What does Sargent College's application process look like? What has changed recently? What is the relationship between the GRE requirement and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts? In this episode, we are joined by Sargent College's Director of Graduate Enrollment Alexandra Munroe. Tune in to hear about her journey to Boston University, her day-to-day life at Sargent College, and find out what a "holistic application" overview means.
18:16
July 04, 2022
E86: What is the biggest misconception about Aphasia?
What is aphasia? How can workplaces better accommodate aphasia patients? What is happening at the Boston University (BU) Aphasia Research Center?  In this episode, we are delighted to welcome Clinical Professor in the Department of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Dr. Elizabeth Hoover. She is also currently the Clinical Director of the BU Aphasia Research Center. Dr. Hoover's research focuses on adult neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders, with a special emphasis on stroke, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s disease.  Tune into this episode to hear more about Dr. Hoover's work, common misconceptions about aphasia, and how long has Dr. Jacbos been working at Sargent College?
23:60
June 06, 2022
E85: What does it mean to be the dean of Sargent College?
What does a dean's day-to-day life entail? What drew a Southern Californian to Boston? In this episode, we welcome the dean of the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Sargent College, Chris Moore. Chris is also a professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Prior to joining BU, his professional appointments included federal service at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as 22 years as an academic researcher. Tune in to hear about exciting renovations at the college's anatomy lab, as well as what it means to be a part of the Sargent family.
23:18
May 23, 2022
E84: Why is accessibility in gaming important?
Do you like gaming? Ever wonder what gaming is like for people with disabilities? What is Warfighter Engaged?  In this episode, we welcome Xbox Gaming Accessibility Program Manager Kaitlyn Jones. Drawing inspirations from her father's experience, Kaitlyn reflects on how she got involved with accessibility in gaming. Join us in this episode to hear about her experience at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) conference, as well as what is inspiring her to continue her research.
18:41
May 17, 2022
E83: Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare
In this episode, we welcome Bronwyn Keefe (bronwyn@bu.edu), Research Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, and Craig Slater (cslater@bu.edu), Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director for Interprofessional Education and Practice at Sargent College. Together with our moderator Karen Jacobs, Bronwyn and Craig developed the Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Online Certificate Program. They shared the serendipitous process of developing the program throughout COVID, and its next steps after a successful first cohort. About the Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Online Certificate Program: This five-month, fully online certificate program equips learners with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead inter-professional teams. Our program is designed for individuals with three or more years of professional experience in any health profession or setting, who lead, or aspire to lead, inter-professional teams. Learners participate in weekly live, online classrooms and engage with self-paced online learning modules featuring interactive exercises, videos, and journals. The online live classroom sessions use Project ECHO® to facilitate technology-enabled, peer-to-peer, collaborative learning, which adopts an ‘all teach, all learn’ approach. This certificate program was developed through a partnership between Sargent College and BU School of Social Work, with support from BU Digital Learning and Innovation and the Office of Distance Education. The development process is described in the Q&A: Exploring Alumni Mentoring at BU. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
20:16
May 10, 2022
E82: On the Emerging Field of Digital Accessibility
In this episode, we welcome Nicholas Horton (njhorton@bu.edu), a post-professional Doctoral Candidate at Sargent College. Nick has many roles in life, from a photographer, a new dad, to UX Researcher. As the Accessibility Program Manager at the Virginia Department of Health, Nick focuses on bringing smooth and convenient digital experiences to people with disabilities. He also shared resources on how to get involved in the emerging field of accessibility technology. Click here to learn more about DHS's course in digital accessibility auditing. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:45
May 04, 2022
E81: Physical Therapy from an Interdisciplinary Lens
In this episode, we welcome Joan Drevins(joan.drevins@gmail.com), the Education Program Coordinator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Joan shared her work at BIDMC and the intriguing interdisciplinary nature of physical therapy and occupational therapy. As a Sargent College Alumnus (Sargent 1975), Joan also shared her experience as a Physical Therapy major. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:42
April 25, 2022
E80: Boston University Rotaract Club
In this episode, we welcome three E-board members of the BU Rotaract Club, a service organization aiming at serving the local communities and beyond. They shared their ongoing projects and exciting plans for the future. Email BU Rotaract (burotar@bu.edu) or follow them on Instagram (@sargentrotaract) to get involved! About BU Rotaract: Rotaract is an international, young-professional, service organization for adults, ages 18 to 30. It was founded in 1968 by Rotary International, an association of service clubs for business and professional leaders. Our mission is to provide opportunities for its members from across the University to be involved with the community of Boston through service outreach projects, partnerships with nearby organizations, and developments within the club. Annually, we have served with Brookline Rotary on Brookline Day to spread backpack safety awareness to families and children. We have also worked with EPIC Leaders, an organization that focuses on "equipping a new generation of leaders, young people with disabilities, to celebrate their civil rights by making a lasting impact on their communities," by helping to renovate and repaint local high schools. We are always open to new opportunities, service ideas, and collaborations! The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:28
March 31, 2022
E79: Occupational Therapy in Street Medicine
In this episode, we welcome Lucy Tamberrino(lucydt@bu.edu), Director of Community Integration at Chicago Street Medicine and a recent graduate from Sargent's Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program. Lucy shares her journey since her first feature on the podcast two years ago, from her capstone project on Occupational Therapy in Street Medicine to paths after graduation. About Street Medicine: Street Medicine includes health and social services developed specifically to address the unique needs and circumstances of the unsheltered homeless delivered directly to them in their own environment. The fundamental approach of Street Medicine is to engage people experiencing homelessness exactly where they are and on their terms to maximally reduce or eliminate barriers to care access and follow-through. Visiting people where they live – in alleyways, under bridges, or within urban encampments – is a necessary strategy to facilitate trust-building with this socially marginalized and highly vulnerable population. In this way, Street Medicine is the first essential step in achieving higher levels of medical, mental health, and social care through assertive, coordinated, and collaborative care management. The podcast moderator is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
17:20
March 23, 2022
E78: Sargent Alumnus’ Journey in Neurosurgery
In this episode, we welcome Aaron Yengo-Kahn(a.yengo@vumc.org), a neurosurgeon, the co-director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center, and a Sargent alumnus. He shared his experience after receiving a degree in Human Physiology at Sargent, his interest in pediatric neurosurgery, and sports concussion. About Aaron: Aaron Yengo-Kahn, MD was born in Pittsburgh, PA and grew up near Boston, MA in Lexington, MA. He attended Boston University where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in Human Physiology earning summa cum laude honors. He spent a year before medical school teaching anatomy to undergraduate students as well as working as a research coordinator at New England Baptist Hospital. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2016. At the end of his 3rd year, he was inducted into both the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. While a medical student, he pursued interests in medical education, serving as the Co-Chair of the Student Curriculum Committee during his fourth and receiving the Geoffrey David Chazen Award for contributions to Vanderbilt’s education program. He remains interested in medical student and resident education contributing to medical student clinical skills evaluations, developing and coordinating resident anatomy sessions and mentoring medical students in clinical outcomes research and neurosurgery. His main research interests include sport-related concussion, specifically novel diagnostic methods, outcomes prediction and cost-benefit analyses. He has served as the Co-Director for Research at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center since July 2019. He has additional research interests in pediatric neurosurgery, adult neurotrauma and systems-of-care.  The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
23:07
March 02, 2022
E77: Occupational Therapy and Fall Prevention
In this episode, we welcome Danny Shin(ddshin@bu.edu), a Ph.D. student in the Rehab Science program at Sargent College and an occupational therapist. As a member of the Motor Development Lab directed by Dr. Simone V. Gill at Sargent College, Danny shared his experience in investigating gait and fall risk in rehabilitation, specifically in people with HIV. About Danny: Danny Shin received his Master of Occupational Therapy from Wayne State University. He is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Simone Gill in the Motor Development Lab, investigating how people's bodies and environmental demands influence gait and motor functioning across the lifespan. He is interested in motor control and motor learning principles regarding task-specific training and high repetition to encourage neuroplasticity to rehabilitate movement disorders. He participated at the 2016 AOTA/NBCOT National Student Conclave as a panelist to provide a peer perspective for the clinical experience. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:30
February 17, 2022
E76: Executive Coach on the Great Resignation
In this episode, we welcome Amy Lamb(amylamb@bu.edu), a new faculty member at Sargent College’s Department of Occupational Therapy Online post-professional OTD program. Besides teaching, Amy is also an executive coach. She introduced the functions and benefits of coaching and her perspective on “The Great Resignation”, as people rethink their way of living amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:38
February 05, 2022
E75: Understanding Social Determinants of Health
In this episode, we welcome Hagere Yilma(hy@bu.edu), a Clinical Assistant Professor at Sargent's Health Science Program. As a relatively new faculty, Hagere shared her experience and research in understanding the social influences on health behaviors. She also introduced her recent project regarding anemia reduction in India based on community health intervention. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
31:09
January 18, 2022
E74: On Disability and Ableism
In this episode, we welcomed Megan Olesen (mjoleson@bu.edu), a BU physical therapy doctoral student, and Kara Jackman (kjackman@bu.edu), the Archivist and Preservation Librarian at the Boston University School of Theology Library. Megan interviewed Kara to discuss the definitions and experiences of disability and ableism in healthcare, life and more. About Kara: Kara Jackman is the Archivist and Preservation Librarian at the Boston University School of Theology Library.  She is also the chair of Boston University’s SAFEBUDS (Staff and Faculty Extend BU Disability Support), a faculty and staff community network through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
24:34
December 20, 2021
E73: Understanding Transgender Healthcare and Mental Health
In this episode, we welcome Dr. Shannon Peters(She/Her, peterss@bu.edu), a lecturer at the Department of Health Sciences at BU Sargent College. She introduced transgender mental health and healthcare, and how we could support transgender individuals. Shannon’s Scholarly, Research and/or Practice Interests include: * Impacts of systemic oppression, discrimination, and trauma on the mental health of marginalized individuals (e.g., race, LGBTQAI+, immigration status, etc.)  * Transgender healthcare and mental health  * Gender-based violence response and prevention  * Institutional corruption and financial conflicts of interest in psychiatry and psychology  * Medical neoliberalism and depathologizing normative distress in global mental health  The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:54
December 08, 2021
E72: Understanding Global Epidemiology
In this episode, we welcome Malwina (Maja) Carrion (maja@bu.edu), a lecturer at the Department of Health Sciences, Sargent College. She introduced the three courses she teaches, from Global Environmental Public Health, Epidemiology, to Neglected Tropical Diseases. She also discussed her latest research on Chagas Disease. About Maja : Professor Maja Carrion has led and managed public health projects and research in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and the US. Her primary research interests are innovative infectious disease surveillance, screening and treatment programs, disease and vector control, and neglected tropical diseases. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
25:53
November 17, 2021
E71: On the Dock - A Board Game for Children
In this episode, we welcome Jacqueline Roberman-Glyn (jsrg@bu.edu ), an occupational therapist and a student at Sargent College’s Post-Professional Doctorate Program in Occupational Therapy. She shares her doctoral project, On the Dock, an educational, OT-inspired, pirate-themed board game for children. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
15:53
November 05, 2021
E70: President of Sargent College Alumni Board Shares Parting Advice for Class of 2020
In this episode, we welcome Kelly Pesanelli, PT, MSPT, a Senior Lecturer at Sargent College in the Department of Health Sciences and the President of the Sargent College Alumni Board. As the Class of 2020 Sargent College Commencement Speaker, Kelly shared her parting advice for the seniors as they move on to a new stage of their lives. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:42
October 13, 2021
E69: The Power of Food, Smell, and Music
In this episode, we welcome Melissa (melissa.dynamic1@gmail.com) and David Bernstein (dbernstein2200@gmail.com), an amazing husband and wife team advocating for healthy living, longevity and remaining youthful. They introduced the work they have been involved in, from authoring cookbooks, to holding workshops for caregivers of patients with dementia or neurodegenerative disorders. Check out their website to find out more about their work! The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
22:45
September 28, 2021
E68: Getting to Know Emily Rothman, the New Chair of Boston University's Department of Occupational Therapy
In this episode, we welcome Dr. Emily Rothman (erothman@bu.edu), a new Professor and Chair at the Department of Occupational Therapy, Sargent College. As she embarks on her new positions, she shared her understanding of occupational therapy and introduced her ongoing research projects. Dr. Rothman will be a keynote speaker at Massachusettes Association for Occupational Therapy Conference on October 29.  The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
26:07
September 19, 2021
E67: Leading Interprofessional Teams in Healthcare Settings
In this episode, we welcome Margie Pettingell (m_pettingell@yahoo.com), a social worker and Sargent alumni. She discussed the importance of leadership skills in the healthcare field. Margie was one of the 30 alumni who piloted the online Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Certificate. The certificate will start on September 13, 2021. About the Program: This five-month, fully online certificate program equips learners with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead interprofessional teams. Our program is designed for individuals with three or more years of professional experience in any health profession or setting, who lead, or aspire to lead, interprofessional teams. Learners participate in weekly live, online classrooms and engage with self-paced online learning modules featuring interactive exercises, videos, and journals. The online live classroom sessions use Project ECHO® to facilitate technology-enabled, peer-to-peer, collaborative learning, which adopts an ‘all teach, all learn’ approach. Online classrooms are facilitated by mentors who are Boston University alumni from Sargent College, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, and School of Medicine. Each of the alumni mentors have vast experience leading interprofessional teams and have clinical backgrounds in a range of professions, including occupational therapy, nutrition, public health, medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, physician assistant, social work and speech language pathology. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:01
August 28, 2021
E66: Ciara’s Story with “How Unique We Can Be!”
In this episode, we welcome Ciara Cullen (cpcullen@bu.edu), a recent BU Kilachand graduate with a major in Biology and a minor in Health Science. For her graduation Capstone project, Ciara co-authored a children’s book with Dr. Jacobs, the moderator of this podcast. She shared her creative journey and inspiration for the book. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
16:43
June 12, 2021
E65: “Making Sense” with HealthMatters
In this episode, we welcome Carrie Schmitt (carrieschmittotd@gmail.com), a recent graduate of the Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program at Sargent College.  She introduces her faculty contribution at the STAR Institute in Colorado, a podcast she moderates entitled "Making Sense". About Making Sense: Occupational therapy best practices ask us to integrate knowledge into practice. Each episode offers a conversation aimed at translating the most current research into clinical action for occupational therapy practitioners. Produced by the STAR Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, in an effort to further our commitment to impacting the quality of life by developing and promoting best practices for sensory health and wellness through treatment, education, and research. Check out Carrie’s podcast Making Sense here. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:04
June 04, 2021
E64: Social Entrepreneurship through an Occupational Therapy Lens
In this episode, we welcome Tomeico Faison (therapeuticsolutions@hotmail.com /tomeico@tsofnc.com), a student at the post-professional doctorate program at Sargent College. As an occupational therapist, Tomeico explored social entrepreneurship throughout her career. She shared her experience as an entrepreneur since young. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:38
May 27, 2021
E63: Learning Resilience and Success
In this episode, we welcome Juan Leon Parra (jmleonp@bu.edu), a College Coach and Instructor at Sargent’s College Mental Health Program, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR). He introduced “Success!”, a class where students discuss the concept of success from a wellness and a philosophical perspective. Juan also talked about ways young adults can build resilience and emotional agility. About CPR: Since 1979, the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has been devoted to improving the lives of individuals with psychiatric conditions. We conduct research, provide training and deliver services to adults with psychiatric conditions and young adults wishing to complete their education. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
23:37
May 19, 2021
E62: BU Digital Education Incubator - Cultivating Tomorrow's Breakthrough
In this episode of HealthMatters, podcast host Karen Jacobs explores Boston University’s Digital Education Incubator (Incubator). Romy Ruukel, Director of Digital Initiatives, Diane Carroll, Incubator Project Manager, and Maureen McCarthy, Digital Learning & Innovation’s Communications Manager, discuss the Incubator’s mission to fund and co-manage innovative BU-sponsored pilot projects; review a variety of health-inspired projects including the Interprofessional Leadership Healthcare Certificate, and others, and highlight DL&I’s Faculty Forum 2021 and the Incubator panel discussion, “Pedagogical Experimentation with the Digital Education Incubator.” To learn more about the Incubator or view a list of ongoing or past projects, visit digital.bu.edu or email: dei@bu.edu. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
27:08
May 05, 2021
E61: Ethical Decision Making
In this episode, we welcome two amazing guests, Kevin McNamara (mcnamarak2@southernct.edu) and Barbara Oppenheimer (boppen@bu.edu). They reviewed a recent Sargent webinar on ethics in the interdisciplinary field of health and rehabilitation. They also introduced ethics in clinical practices and discussed the importance of ethical decision-making in the workplace. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
28:11
April 29, 2021
E60: Leading as a Minority Woman
In this episode, we welcome a Sargent alumni Victoria Garcia Wilburn (vwilburn@iu.edu), who currently serves as an Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy at Indiana University in Indianapolis. She is also one of the youngest members of the American Occupational Therapy Association Board of Directors. She shared her Sargent story and her leadership experience as a Latinx woman. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:56
April 16, 2021
E59: Relationship Management
In this episode, we welcome Chelsea Cobb (clcobb@bu.edu), a Senior Training Associate at Sargent College Mental Health Programs. She introduces Peer Mentor Interns at the Niteo Program, a wellness, academic and vocational skills-building program that simulates the college experience. About Chelsea Cobb: Chelsea Cobb, MA, works in the College Mental Health Programs at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. Chelsea is an instructor and college coach within the Niteo Program; a wellness, academic and vocational skills-building program that simulate the college experience. Supporting college students in cultivating resiliency skills in order to develop an individualized path forward. Chelsea also supervises the Peer Mentor Interns, who are Niteo graduates hired back by the center to learn occupational wellness skills. They provide individual and small group support to the Niteo students and direct the activities outside of the classroom. Additionally, she teaches LEAD BU, a wellness and academic seminar helping students learn strategies for academic success, explore values and goals, access campus supports and develop skills for healthy interpersonal relationships. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:08
April 06, 2021
E58: On Sleeping Well
In this episode, we welcome Jo Solet (joanne_solet@hms.harvard.edu ), a Sargent alumni and the Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. With a specialty in sleep medicine, Jo shares tips on improving sleep quality, especially during stressful times like the pandemic. About Jo Solet: Dr. Jo Solet M.S., Ed.M., Ph.D. is Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Harvard Medical School, Division of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Solet trained as an OT, educator, and researcher, her initial research and clinical work focused on adaptation to injury, illness, and disability. Recognizing that physical contexts may compromise or enhance functioning, including as mediated by insufficient sleep, Dr. Solet studied the arousal effects of hospital sounds on fully monitored sleeping subjects. She has participated in national efforts to improve hospital design to support patient sleep. Dr. Solet also co-authored a parallel behavioral project studying the effects of changing hospital night-care routines to limit patients’ care-related sleep disruption and improve medical outcomes. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
25:11
April 06, 2021
E57: Helping Children with Autism
In this episode, we welcomed Sargent Assistant Professor Meghan Graham. Concentrating on speech-language pathology, Meghan shares her experience in helping children on the autism spectrum, specifically for girls with autism. Feel free to contact Meghan if you are interested in her work (mggraham@bu.edu). The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
17:17
March 27, 2021
E56: Sargent alumni on Sports Physical Therapy
In this episode, we welcomed Sargent alumni Daniel Bradley, the President of Select Medical Outpatient Division. He talked about his Sargent experience, career path after Sargent and how COVID has influenced his practice. He also provided inspiring advice to new Sargent grads. Learn more about opportunities with Select Medical. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
26:05
March 18, 2021
E55: Stars of the Show - CFA students on acting for Sargent’s new project
In this episode, we welcomed four amazing theater students from the College of Fine Arts: Katherine Schaber, Emma Weller, Felicia Reuter and Liana Giangiulio. They all contributed wonderful performances in the video introduction to Sargent’s new project, an online certificate in Interprofessional Leadership in Health Care. In the episode, they shared their experience during the shooting and their plans for the future. About the Online Certificate in Interprofessional Leadership in Health Care: This project is a collaboration between the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College (Sargent College) and the School of Social Work (SSW) to create a non-credit online certificate in Interprofessional Leadership in Health Care using an alumni mentoring approach. This certificate will highlight the vast experiences of Boston University alumni by engaging them as e-mentors in five one-month online courses. The goal of the certificate is to increase healthcare professionals’ skills and knowledge in interprofessional leadership. For more information about the Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Certificate, please contact Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu). The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
21:59
March 11, 2021
54: Sargent's Operations Director Discusses her Diverse Roles
In this episode, we welcomed Jennifer Keenan (jkkeenan@bu.edu), the Operations Director for Clinical Education and Community Affairs at Sargent College. As a dedicated Terrier, Jennifer shared her work with Sargent’s Clinical Placement Program and her doctoral degree. About Sargent's clinical placement program: A key part of your preparation to become a health care professional is the real-world exposure and training you’ll receive through the clinical experiences incorporated into each Sargent College degree program. Typically starting early, clinical experiences are planned sequentially to build on the academic knowledge and skills you’re acquiring through coursework. Some clinical placements are part-time, while others are full-time. All are integrated within the curriculum of the professional programs. Our far-reaching network of clinical sites includes top hospitals, clinics, private practices, colleges and universities, secondary schools, and community agencies.  This far-reaching network means you’ll learn from some of the very best practitioners in your chosen field on campus, in Boston, across the country, and throughout the world.  You’ll be exposed to a remarkable diversity of patient populations, diagnoses, and settings throughout your program. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
21:08
March 03, 2021
E53: Becoming a Nurse with a Sargent Degree
In this episode, we welcomed Nicole Saad (nicole.e.saad@gmail.com ), the Health Science Representative of the Sargent Alumni Association Board and a registered nurse at Massachusettes General Hospital. She shared her experience being on the alumni board and her career. About Nicole: Nicole graduated with a Bachelor of Science in health science. As an undergraduate, she worked as an aide at the BU Physical Therapy Center and continued to work as an administrator at the clinic after graduation. She graduated from nursing school at the MGH Institution of Health Professions and is currently a registered nurse on an inpatient floor at Massachusetts General Hospital. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
13:50
February 24, 2021
E52: How CPR Helps Students “Niteo”
In this episode, we welcomed Courtney Joly-Lowdermilk (cjoly@bu.edu), the program director of NITEO (a Latin word meaning “to thrive.”) at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR) at Boston University. She shared how CPR helps students and beyond with mental health and her experience in disability services in higher education. About NITEO: NITEO is an intensive, one-semester program supporting young adults who live with a mental health condition to develop wellness tools, academic skills, resilience, and work-readiness. Since its inception in 2014, hundreds of students have graduated from the program and moved on to thrive in higher education and meaningful work. The NITEO curriculum provides students with opportunities to: Practice and develop wellness and resiliency skills to help them live well at school and work. Examine their educational, vocational, and social strengths and values. Develop an individualized path to choose, get and keep the valued roles of their choice. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:00
February 19, 2021
E51: Fundraising at Sargent College
In this episode, we welcomed Kristina Lentz Capano(klcapano@bu.edu), the Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations at Sargent College. As a fundraising professional, Kristina shared her love and passion for raising money for those in need. She also introduced the Sargent Cares Emergency Fund, a special fund to support students and the college during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out more about the Sargent Cares Emergency Fund. About Kristina Lentz Capano: Lentz Capano has been a fundraising professional for more than 25 years, focusing on major gifts from individuals. Starting her career as part of Campaign UMass, her alma mater, she has worked at various institutions of higher education throughout New England including Colby College, The University of Maine, UConn School of Law, and Harvard Medical School. Most recently, she served as the Director of Capital & Leadership Giving at Pine Street Inn, the largest private homeless shelter and provider of affordable housing services in New England. Lentz Capano is also an Executive Coach, receiving her certificate from William James College. She serves on the Board of Directors as the Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and oversees nominating as well as all of the educational programming for the Chapter. She is a frequent speaker at professional development programs sponsored by CASE, WID and AFP. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
20:24
February 10, 2021
E50: Two-time Women Honoring Women Award Recipient Discusses Leadership
In this episode, we welcomed Sherry Kolodziejczak, a Sargent alumni and an occupational therapist based in Huntsville, Alabama. As the leader of multiple interdisciplinary teams, Sherry shared tips on how to understand and embrace team dynamics. As the recipient of the Women Honoring Women Award, she also talked about some of her projects in the local community. Congratulations to Sherry for receiving the Women Honoring Women Award for the second time! About Sherry: Sherry Kolodziejczak is currently Director of Therapy Services/Cardiac Rehab/ALS Care Clinic at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, AL. She speaks and presents workshops on COPD, stroke and head injury rehabilitation, ALS, seating and wheelchair mobility, aging in place, community mobility, caregiving, coding and reimbursement, and Parkinson’s/MS adaption and treatment. Her volunteer work includes serving as the Vice President of the ALSA Board of Directors, and as a member of the MS Community Board, MS Clinical Advisory Board, Parkinson’s Support Community Board and Share the Care Committee, and local initiatives for GBS/CIDP. She also serves as the AARP Driver Safety National Coordinator, and AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator for Alabama, and is a member of the AARP Alabama Executive Council. She has received the Alabama Occupational Therapist of the Year Award, and the Eric Obermann Humanitarian Award, and she was recognized as an honoree for Women Honoring Women. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
22:18
February 02, 2021
E49: On Clinical Trials and Job Hunting
In this episode, we welcomed Natalia Lopez (natalial@bu.edu), a Sargent alumni board member and a clinical trial specialist. She shares the role clinical trial plays in the FDA approval process and her perspectives on the COVID vaccine. As an alumni board member, Natalia also provided professional advice on networking and job hunting. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
20:12
January 28, 2021
E48: Ergonomist’s Pro-tips on WFH
In this episode, we welcomed Kirsten Peterson Beshay (kirstenbeshay@gmail.com), an occupational therapist in the Sargent post-professional occupational therapy doctoral program. As an ergonomic consultant, Kirsten shared her advice on how to adjust the equipment and settings in an irregular workplace to prioritize personal health during the pandemic. She also talked about her doctoral project, an online course that helps bridge the gap between ergonomics and occupational therapy. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
17:46
January 20, 2021
E47: Sargent College and Social Media
In this episode, we welcomed Hannah Gay, a third-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy(DPT) program at Sargent College. She is also a social media work-study student and has been managing Sargent College's social media accounts for the past couple of years. Hannah shared her experience with social media and how it has aided Sargent College’s operations. Check out Sargent College DPT program’s official social media accounts. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
17:49
January 13, 2021
E46: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Prosthetics
Happy holidays! In this episode, we welcomed Dara L’Italien, a lecturer at Sargent College. With clinical experience at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, she specializes in prosthetics after the Boston Marathon Bombing. As a physical therapist, she shares how she has helped patients to deal with internal and external stressors after amputation and recommendations on how to get in the field of prosthetics. Here are some resources if you are interested in getting into the field: This is a link for the Orthotics and Prosthetics Activities Foundation. Unfortunately, they were impacted by COVID-19 and have decided to go into “dormancy” until after the global pandemic has passed. This is a wonderful foundation that sponsors lots of adaptive recreational activities nationwide to help get folks “back on their feet” and resuming activities like dancing, swimming, diving, rock climbing, etc. AmpSurf is another fantastic organization that promotes Surf therapy and other outdoor activities. They have a few “clinics” here on the east coast, but they also sponsor activities nationwide. The Amputee Coalition is a great resource for people with amputations and for clinicians who want to help this community. They oversee peer mentorship programs and provide a lot of education on many issues that face persons with amputations. They also hold a yearly conference which is open to people with limb loss, their families, and health care providers. For clinicians looking to expand their knowledge about prosthetics, I would also suggest people to look into the continuing education provided by many of the prosthetic technology companies such as Ossur and Ottobock. I would also follow Bob Gailey, who is a PT specializing in prosthetics. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
15:17
January 09, 2021
E45: How a Children’s Book Helps Shed Light on Epilepsy
In this episode, we welcomed Emma Burke, a Health Science student at Sargent College. As a senior at Kilachand Honors College, Emma introduced her ongoing Keystone Project: I’m Just Like You, a children’s book on epilepsy featuring Kelly, a koala bear from Australia. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
20:27
December 17, 2020
E44: Conflict Resolution
In this episode, we welcomed Erin Riley (erileypt@bu.edu), a Physical Therapy Professor at Sargent College. With years of teaching and clinical experience, Professor Riley became interested in the concept of conflict and conflict resolution in real life. As a critical health worker during the pandemic, she introduced the concept of positive conflicts, the power of role models and conflict resolution in the context of COVID and how to develop conflict resolution skills in healthcare. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
20:40
December 10, 2020
E43: Moving Forward with Autism Research
In this episode, we welcomed Gael Orsmond, a Sargent Professor and the Director of Families and Autism Research Lab at Sargent. Professor Orsmond shared two of her ongoing studies on understanding how the family and the school system could influence the well-being of young adults and adolescents on the autism spectrum. About Families and Autism Research Lab at Sargent: Research in the Families and Autism Research Lab (FAR) Lab focuses on contextual aspects of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the life course, such as family relationships, friendships, and social and community participation, especially during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Currently, we are conducting two studies. The ROAD Ahead Study is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES). This study focuses on the interventions and supports provided to diploma track high school students on the autism spectrum, and how they learn to manage the responsibilities of adulthood. For information about this study, please contact us at buroad@bu.edu. Siblings FORWARD is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). We are working with service providers, adult siblings, and adults with autism to develop a new program to help adult siblings become more involved with their families to plan for the future when they have a brother or sister on the autism spectrum. For more information about this study, please contact us at forward@bu.edu. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:08
December 08, 2020
E42: BU Movement & Applied Imaging Lab on Osteoarthritis
In this episode, we welcomed Assistant Professor at BU Sargent College Deepak Kumar. As the Director of Movement & Applied Imaging Lab, Professor Kumar explained the condition of osteoarthritis, and the lab’s research on the disorder, during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also provided constructive advice to students who are interested in such research. About the Movement & Applied Imaging Lab: The Movement & Applied Imaging Lab is directed by Dr. Deepak Kumar. The Lab is a trans-disciplinary collaboration with the objective of preventing and managing musculoskeletal disorders, primarily osteoarthritis. We use state-of-the-art technologies to study the quality and quantity of movement during daily activities, and its effects on the health of cartilage, muscle, bone, etc.  This information helps us identify risk factors for hip and knee osteoarthritis.  Specific populations that may be at-risk include athletes with femoroacetabular impingement at the hip, ACL tears, meniscus injuries, and older adults with obesity, and women. Our goal is to develop novel strategies to prevent and manage the disability associated with hip and knee osteoarthritis.  The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
21:35
November 19, 2020
E41: SMI and Cognitive Enhancement
In this episode, we welcomed Sargent Professor Susan McGurk. She introduced her work at the BU Sargent’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, where she focuses on using cognitive enhancement to aid people with mental illness in the workplace. About Professor McGurk: Susan R. McGurk, Ph.D. (mcgurk@bu.edu), a neuropsychologist, is Professor of Occupational Therapy and a member of the Center of Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. Her research has addressed the role of illness-related cognitive impairments in employment outcomes in persons with severe mental illness. McGurk and colleagues have developed the Thinking Skills for Work Program, a multi-component cognitive remediation program combining computer practice of cognitive skills and the teaching of self-management strategies in order to optimize cognitive and work functioning in persons receiving vocational rehabilitation services. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
21:24
November 12, 2020
E40: Meet Gabby!
In this episode, we welcomed Sargent Clinical Assistant Professor Leanne Yinusa Nyahkoon and members of the Gabby team, Juliette Pluviose-Philip, Abby Williams, and Kylie Woodall. They introduced Gabby, a Virtual Assistant that helps African American women with prenatal care. As Gabby celebrates her tenth birthday, our speaker shared how Gabby takes social media and her next steps. About Gabby: Gabby emulates the face-to-face conversational behavior of an emphatic clinician, including nonverbal communicative behavior such as gaze, posture, and hand gestures to deliver patient education messages tailored to individual needs, assess patient comprehension, and record progress. Check out Gabby’s Twitter! The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
20:60
November 09, 2020
E39: Meet BU’s Peer Mentoring Research Team
In this episode, we welcomed a record-breaking group of 6 guests, the Peer Mentoring Research Team at Boston University — Alix Herer, Tara Loeper, Marianne, Jesse Corey, Timur Gizatullin and Ariel Schwartz (aeschwar@bu.edu). About the Peer Mentoring Research Team: We are the Peer Mentoring Research Team at Boston University. We are researchers who help individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health conditions by doing peer mentoring. We feel it is important for people to know that people with disabilities can be researchers, mentors and develop a program. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
11:55
November 03, 2020
E38: How to Do Grocery Shopping Like a Pro
In this episode, we welcomed Joan Salge Blake, a Sargent College Professor and host of the podcast Spot On!. As a registered nutritionist and dietitian, professor Blake shared pro tips on grocery shopping and her career as a food and wellness specialist. About Joan Salge Blake: Joan Salge Blake is a Clinical Professor of Nutrition, Registered Dietitian, and past Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  Her areas of expertise include healthy eating, weight management, and obesity. She strives to make nutrition science easily understood by the general public via her website and on social media.  She has conducted over 2,000 media interviews and is the recipient of the AND 2020 Media Excellent Award.  She currently writes for US News & World Report's Eat & Run Column.  Check out professor Blake’s Health and Wellness podcast Spot On! right now! The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
20:10
October 21, 2020
E37: The Healing Power of Nature
Amy Wagenfeld (awagenfe@bu.edu), Ph.D., OTR/L, SCEM, EDAC, FAOTA, Affil.ASLA is the Principal of Amy Wagenfeld | Design and Lecturer in the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program at Boston University. Her work focuses on collaborative design, programming, and research of outdoor environments for people of all ages and abilities. A Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A&M University, Amy presents and publishes widely on topics relating to access to nature. She is co-author of the award-winning book, Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces published by Timber Press. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
14:35
October 16, 2020
E36: Finding your Sargent Alumni Mentor
In this episode, we welcomed Deborah Claar(dsclaar@bu.edu), Michele Zaccaria(mzaccaria7@gmail.com) and Kellie Cannone(kcannone@bu.edu) to share their experience with the BU Sargent student-alumni mentorship program. BU Sargent College Alumni Association regularly holds virtual professional development workshops, student-alumni networking events and mentorship opportunities for students and alumni. About the Upcoming Alumni Professional Development Workshop: “Finding your Passion” | Oct 19 This workshop will help you take your passion and interests and begin to shape and form them. Through a personality inventory (taken prior to the workshop), self-reflection, and group activities with Sargent alumni, you’ll gain the confidence and focus to take the next steps in both your academic and professional endeavors. The speaker Fernando J. Limbo is a search consultant for the executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA), specializing in providing C–suite (VP, SVP and Chief Executives) recruitment for private equity and venture capital-backed startups. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:41
October 08, 2020
E35: “A Mechanic of the Human Body”
In this episode, we welcomed Cara Lewis(lewisc@bu.edu), the Director of Human Adaptation Laboratory, and the Program Director of Rehabilitation Sciences at Sargent College, Boston University. She shared her story of how she stumbled upon the path of rehabilitation sciences and became “a mechanic of the human body”. About Cara Lewis: Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor and director of the Human Adaptation Laboratory. She is also the Director of the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences. The long-term goal of her research is to improve the lives of individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain and prevent or slow the progression of musculoskeletal damage through improved knowledge of joint function, leading to advanced, targeted intervention strategies. Dr. Lewis’ current focus is on treatment for hip pain, especially in adults with variant hip morphology, such as femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) and acetabular dysplasia. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:02
October 01, 2020
E34: Sargent Alum Carolyn Cohen on Sargent Spirit and More
In this episode, we welcomed Carolyn Cohen(’65), a Boston University Sargent College Alumni and a member of the Sargent Alumni Association Board. Over the years, Cohen has witnessed the development of Sargent College, and how the Sargent spirit has influenced people all around the world. She talked about some of the key figures in Sargent history, and what’s next for Sargent Alumni Association. About Carolyn Cohen: Carolyn Cohen (’65) graduated with a degree in Physical Education and has served on the Sargent College Alumni Association (SCAA) since her graduation. Most notably, Carolyn served as president during Sargent’s centennial celebration from 1979-1984.  During this important time, the SCAA met monthly and had the opportunity to honor prominent alumni, faculty, and friends including Dr. Sargent himself. Carolyn worked as an educator, coach, and administrator in Boston Public Schools. She served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on committees for health, physical education, and dance recreation, and she still officiates softball. Carolyn has also worked closely with the BU Scarlet Key and has served as Sargent class secretary for more than fifty years. She currently serves as the SCAA Reunion representative. Sargent has been lucky to host Carolyn’s dog, Sneakers, on numerous occasions for various student groups. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
23:32
September 22, 2020
E33: Cultural Competence and Why It Matters
In this episode, we welcomed Kaytlin Eldred(keldred@bu.edu), a lecturer at Sargent College, Boston University. As she started a new class on cultural competency, she introduced the concept and why being culturally humble is vital. What is cultural competence? Being aware of and comfortable with the intersection of your culture and others by actively and genuinely asking, observing, and listening with humility, knowing that it doesn't take complete understanding to respect someone else's culture, but still being open to learning and engaging. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast
21:47
September 17, 2020
E32: Celebrate National School Backpack Awareness Day with AOTA
In this episode, we welcomed Katie Riley, the Assistant Director of Communications & Media at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), to interview our very own moderator, professor Karen Jacobs. As a past AOTA president, professor Jacobs shared her story with the initiative of AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness Day. She also introduced how students and parents can get involved in this year’s Backpack Awareness Day (September 16) during quarantine. About AOTA: The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of more than 213,000 occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Members reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and internationally. Occupational therapy practitioners facilitate participation in everyday living for people of all ages. AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential.AOTA educates the public and advances the profession by providing resources, setting standards including accreditations, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
22:56
September 09, 2020
E31: “Something is Always Better than Nothing”
This episode provides a conversation with Brynne Terry (brynneterry@gmail.com), a recent graduate of Sargent College post-professional occupational therapy doctoral program. As an Occupational Therapy pro, she shared some tips on leading a healthy lifestyle during remote work. She also introduced the stress management mobile application she has been developing. Visit Brynne’s website to learn more about what she’s doing. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:44
September 01, 2020
E30: Sargent Professor Alyssa Boucher on Children’s Literacy
This episode provides a conversation with Alyssa Boucher, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Sargent College. Specializing in speech-language pathology, she introduced how parents can help with young children’s early literacy, especially during homeschooling. About Professor Boucher (bouchera@bu.edu): Her primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of speech sound disorders and early literacy development of young children with communication disorders. She is also interested in designing flexible learning environments to support meaningful classroom participation for children with communication differences through the use of universal design for learning (UDL). The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
21:10
August 26, 2020
E29: Sargent Student Brandy Moser on CHAARG, Dual Degree, Gardening and More
This episode provides a conversation with Sargent student Brandy Moser, a rising senior with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Nutrition. As a motivated student, she introduced BU’s girls’ fitness organization CHAARG, her study abroad experience, and her passion for gardening. Learn more about CHAARG: CHAARG, which stands for Changing Health, Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls, aims to ignite a passion in college-aged girls for health and fitness. Their mission is to liberate girls from the elliptical + show them that fitness can [+ should!] be fun by trying new workouts every week — from barre to boxing to zumba to lifting weights. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
17:55
August 20, 2020
E28: On Stuttering
This episode provides a conversation with Sargent Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Stuttering Therapy at Boston University, Diane Parris Constantino (dparris@bu.edu). She introduced the causes and symptoms of stuttering and related research the Center has conducted. About the Center for Stuttering Therapy at Boston University: The Center for Stuttering Therapy at Boston University offers services to individuals who stutter of all ages. We offer individual sessions, parent training, and group therapy for teens and adults. As an academic training center, the primary clinicians are graduate students training under the supervision of a Board Certified Fluency Specialist (certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders). Many variables contribute to the development of stuttering and the challenges it presents to people from all walks of life – children and adults alike. Our philosophy is that a helpful mindset about being a person who stutters and a choice about how to manage the speech motor aspects of stuttering fosters the increased confidence our clients seek. That is, we help people learn how to cope with stuttering and how to talk in ways that facilitate struggle-free speech in order to become highly effective communicators. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
20:12
August 13, 2020
E27: Self-care in the Real World
This episode provides a conversation with Sargent alumni Jessica Treadwell, an occupational therapist, a certified personal trainer and a health coach. From a professional perspective, she shared tips on how to live a healthier, happier life. Check out this article Jessica wrote on self-care. Visit Jessica’s website for more information on staying healthy! The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
17:46
August 06, 2020
E26: How CPR Helps Destigmatize Mental Illness
This episode provides a conversation with Sally Rogers, the Executive Director at Sargent College’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She shared how the Center’s research, training and services initiatives, including a photo-voice project, help to destigmatize psychiatric conditions. About Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation: At Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, our work is guided by the most basic of rehabilitation values: that first and foremost, persons with psychiatric disabilities have the same goals and dreams as any other person. Visit https://cpr.bu.edu/ for more resources. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:00
July 29, 2020
E25: Using Exercise as Medicine
This episode provides a conversation with Lee Marinko, a physical therapist and the Associate Professor in physical and athletic training. She shared how physical activities benefit different conditions. She also talked about different types of exercise that people can practice at home during social distancing. About Lee Marinko: Professor Marinko specializes in manual therapy, orthopedics and sports-related injuries; musculoskeletal related disorders including pain related to upper and lower extremity movement dysfunction, knee osteoarthritis, spinal disorders, temporomandibular dysfunction and the utilization of therapeutic exercise to enhance function. Her recent scholarly interests include utilization of patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
16:55
July 22, 2020
E24: Nancy Lowenstein on Multiple Sclerosis and the Posse Foundation
This episode provides a conversation with Nancy Lowenstein (nlowe@bu.edu), the Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director at Sargent College. She shared her knowledge and experience on multiple sclerosis, and her involvement in the Posse Foundation. About the Posse Foundation: The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential. Posse Scholars receive full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges and universities. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
16:23
July 18, 2020
E23: The Story Behind Constant Therapy - an App that Helps Thousands
This episode provides a conversation with Swathi Kiran, the Director of Aphasia Research Laboratory and the Associate Dean for Research at Sargent College. She shared her story with “Constant Therapy”, an App she co-founded for stroke survivors, and how it helps thousands of people around the world. About Constant Therapy: Constant Therapy is an award-winning speech therapy app for people recovering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries, or aphasia, dementia and other speech-language disorders. The app can improve speech, language, cognition, memory, reading, attention and comprehension skills with 65 categories of tasks, over 60,000 stimuli, and 10 difficulty levels. Constant Therapy was designed by scientists at Boston University, has won awards from American Stroke Association and AARP, and is recommended by speech-language pathologists, neurologists and occupational therapists. Exercises are specifically customized for each person's unique needs - so the program adapts to your progress every day. Recent research published in Frontiers of Neuroscience shows that stroke and brain injury survivors using Constant Therapy showed significant improvement in standardized tests and got an average of 4 hours of extra therapy per week. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
21:05
July 09, 2020
E22: Don’t Know What to Do? Ask your Sargent Peer Mentors
This episode provides a conversation with Sargent College student Wesley Jones. As a Sargent peer mentor, Wesley discussed BU Sargent’s Advising Model and how it helps students strive. About Boston University Sargent College Advising Model: Advising is a collaborative process at Sargent College. We have two Assistant Directors in the Academic Services Center (ASC) and approximately 40 faculty advisors throughout the College. Your faculty advisors teach in the area of your major and/or are employed in professions that advisees most often pursue. Faculty advisors help with course selection, degree requirements, internship placements, and career advice. Peer Mentors are also an integral part of the Sargent advising model. Just like Wesley, they serve as models and guides for incoming Sargent students. Peer Mentors correspond with incoming first-year and transfer students before they arrive on campus and offer a number of events during the academic year that highlight academic tips, opportunities, and resources that help students feel connected to the Sargent community. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast. ______
16:59
July 02, 2020
E21: Sargent Assistant Professor on Loneliness and Isolation
This episode provides a conversation with Sargent Assistant Professor and clinical psychologist Dan Fulford. They discussed the research Approach Motivation & Participation (AMP) lab does and advice on the usage of digital technologies during the pandemic. About Boston University Approach Motivation Participation Lab: Work in the AMP (/amp/, ampere) Lab focuses on the intersection of motivation and social processes, and how variations in the experience and expression of these phenomena contribute to problems of everyday living (e.g., psychopathology). We use mobile technology (mostly smartphones) to measure these constructs in the context of daily life, and then translate the knowledge we gain into digital interventions (also mostly using smartphones). The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:57
June 25, 2020
E20: Dismantling Institutional Racism - the Science Behind ‘-ism’
This episode provides a conversation with three Sargent College entry-level occupational therapy students, Megan, Vanessa and Kim. They discussed racism and ways to dismantle similar vicious cycles by explaining the -ism model. We are all human with conscious or unconscious biases due to socialization. What’s important is to face the biases we hold and make the right choices. Check out this TIME article on some of the ways you can help the Black Lives Matter Movement. About Boston University Entry-Level Occupational Therapy(OTD) program: Ranked #1 in Occupational Therapy nationwide by U.S. News & World Report,  Boston University provides OT academic coursework and fieldwork that are integrated into a curriculum that’s occupation-focused, evidence-based, client-centered, and organized from a life-course perspective. You’ll study the concepts, theory, and practice of occupational therapy with professors and practitioners known in national and international communities. Beginning in your first semester and throughout the three year entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy curriculum, you’ll acquire an exceptional range of clinical experience through Level I Fieldwork and Level II Fieldwork placements chosen from BU’s large network of local and national clinical sites.  You’ll also complete a 14-week doctoral practicum and project focused on your particular professional interests in one of the following areas: clinical, research, policy and advocacy, or education. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:17
June 18, 2020
E19: Making a Difference in Local Community with Occupational Therapy
This episode provides a conversation with Theresa Delbert (tdelbert@chatham.edu), Assistant Professor at Chatham University. With three Boston University degrees, Theresa shared her experience of using her professional Occupational Therapy knowledge to impact her church community and beyond.   About Boston University Online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program:  If you’re an occupational therapy practitioner who would like to assume a leadership role and help shape the future of your field, you may be ready for advanced study beyond the master’s level. The Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PP-OTD) program at Sargent College is designed to provide the highest level of quality education with a focus on flexibility and a strong mentorship model. Students in the PP-OTD program are paired in a one-on-one relationship with our faculty, who provide each student with personal guidance throughout the program.   The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College.   Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
25:22
June 12, 2020
E18: Isolated but not Alone - How BU Aphasia Resource Center Helps Combat Aphasia
This episode provides a conversation with Jerome Kaplan, a Speech Language Pathologist at Sargent College, on the common misunderstandings of aphasia, and how the Aphasia Resource Center at Boston University can help.  He has been active in Aphasia Resource Center since 2006. About Aphasia Resource Center:  Step inside the Aphasia Resource Center at Sargent College. You’ll sense very quickly that we are truly a community—individuals with aphasia, their families and friends interacting with clinicians, researchers and students. We provide a place not only for learning to live with aphasia but also for sharing experiences with others touched by the disorder. Since 2006, we’ve offered an expanding mix of resources for aphasia therapy, support, socialization, education and advocacy. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
21:34
June 03, 2020
E17: How BU’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is Making a Difference
This episode provides a conversation with Dori Hutchinson, Director of Services at Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR) and a Clinical Associate Professor at Sargent College. Dr. Hutchinson shared how CPR helps students and people worldwide struggling with mental health to recover and develop resilience. Dori S. Hutchinson, Sc.D. has worked at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University since 1984. Dr. Hutchinson has developed and implemented recovery-oriented service initiatives that assist people who have mental illnesses to assume their rightful roles as students, employees, residents and members of their communities. She provides training nationally to organizations and providers who wish to deliver recovery-oriented services and conduct relevant program evaluations. Dr. Hutchinson has worked more recently in developing mental health promotion services on campuses that assist students with serious mental illnesses to succeed in all domains of their lives as college students, as well as college suicide prevention programming that creates caring academic communities. About the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation:  The Center is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities. It offers a variety of wellness courses that support the treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery efforts of adults and college students alike. Over the last 40 years, the Center has helped to shift the paradigm in mental health services to a recovery orientation. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:43
May 28, 2020
E16: Looking Through the Occupational Therapy Lens
This episode provides a conversation with Lucy Tamberrino, an entry-level Occupational Therapy doctoral student at Sargent College. Interested in assistive technology, Lucy shared her volunteer experiences in Bogota, Colombia, and life as a Sargent College student. About Boston University Entry-Level Occupational Therapy(OTD) program: Ranked #1 in Occupational Therapy nationwide by U.S. News & World Report,  Boston University provides OT academic coursework and fieldwork that are integrated into a curriculum that’s occupation-focused, evidence-based, client-centered, and organized from a life-course perspective. You’ll study the concepts, theory, and practice of occupational therapy with professors and practitioners known in national and international communities. Beginning in your first semester and throughout the three-year entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy curriculum, you’ll acquire an exceptional range of clinical experience through Level I Fieldwork and Level II Fieldwork placements chosen from BU’s large network of local and national clinical sites.  You’ll also complete a 14-week doctoral practicum and project focused on your particular professional interests in one of the following areas: clinical, research, policy and advocacy, or education. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
16:26
May 19, 2020
E15: Visual Impairment and Occupational Therapy
This episode provides a conversation with Jennifer Kaldenberg (jenmk@bu.edu), Clinical Assistant Professor and Level II Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at Sargent College. As a visual impairment expert, Professor Kaldenberg shared stories behind her academic interest. Professor Kaldenberg educates optometrists and optometry students on the functional implications of vision loss, as well as teaches the role of OT in vision rehabilitation. She has earned Specialty Certification in Low Vision from the American Occupational Therapy Association. Prior to her specialization in vision impairment, Kaldenberg worked in inpatient rehabilitation with clinical experience in a wide variety of conditions, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological and orthopedic diagnoses. About Entry-level OTD Level II Fieldwork: LIIFW provides students with an in-depth, supervised experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients, focusing on the application of meaningful occupation and research, administration, and management of occupational therapy services. It is recommended that each student gain exposure to a variety of clients across the lifespan and to a variety of settings. Exposure to client populations is generally categorized by settings that serve individuals across the lifespan, including children (pediatrics) and adults with mental health/psychiatric needs or physical disabilities. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
16:09
May 12, 2020
E14: Sargent Academic Counsellor Shares Her Personal Story and the Importance of Resilience
This episode provides a conversation with Roslyn Abukasis (rozabu@bu.edu ), an Academic Counselor at Sargent College. As the newest addition to Sargent College, Abukasis talks about how to help students build resilience. About Boston University Sargent College Academic Services Center: Our Academic Counselors help students with career issues, counseling, academics and suggestions designed to help students balance the variety of activities, academic pursuits and challenges that arise during their academic career. Academic Counselors help with course schedules within students’ majors, but also work with them on processes beyond the standard curriculum such as changing majors, fitting in minors, dual degrees, study abroad, and other academic opportunities. Check out how to make an appointment here.(http://www.bu.edu/sargent/student-resources/academic-services-center/) The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
15:13
May 05, 2020
E13: Thirty Years of Advising and Singing
This episode provides a conversation with Deborah Claar, the Assistant Director of the Academic Services Center at Sargent College. As the winner of the 2020 Boston University Undergraduate Academic Advising Award,  Claar shared her 30-year experience as an academic advisor at Sargent and her career as a folk singer. About Boston University Sargent College Academic Services Center: Our Academic Counselors help students with career issues, counseling, academics and suggestions designed to help students balance the variety of activities, academic pursuits and challenges that arise during their academic career. Academic Counselors help with course schedules within students’ majors, but also work with them on processes beyond the standard curriculum such as changing majors, fitting in minors, dual degrees, study abroad, and other academic opportunities. Check out how to make an appointment here (http://www.bu.edu/sargent/student-resources/academic-services-center/). The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:20
April 28, 2020
E12: BUPTC - a Therapy Center of Care
This episode provides a conversation with James Camarinos, the Clinic Director of Boston University Physical Therapy Center, on BUPTC’s day-to-day operations. About Boston University Physical Therapy Center: Since 1991, we have been the provider of choice for thousands of patients throughout the Greater Boston area and have developed a reputation for clinical excellence. Our patients benefit from services that combine the highest level of clinical expertise with the most advanced rehabilitation techniques. As part of an academic institution, your recovery, not profit, is our bottom line. Because of the national health emergency, BUPTC has transitioned to a telehealth model of care. Make an appointment with BUPTC by calling 617-358-3700. Check out BUPTC’s Instagram account. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:17
April 21, 2020
E11: Pain Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This episode provides a conversation with Senior Physical Therapist Parul Patel on the science behind pain and how Boston University Physical Therapy Center moves services online during the COVID-19 Pandemic. About Boston University Physical Therapy Center: Since 1991, we have been the provider of choice for thousands of patients throughout the Greater Boston area and have developed a reputation for clinical excellence. Our patients benefit from services that combine the highest level of clinical expertise with the most advanced rehabilitation techniques. As part of an academic institution, your recovery, not profit, is our bottom line. Because of COVID-19, BUPTC has transitioned to a telehealth model of care. Make an appointment with BUPTC now by calling 617-358-3700. Check out BUPTC's Instagram page. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:25
April 15, 2020
E10: Baker Dreams Big
This episode provides a conversation with BU Sargent College entry-level OTD student, Megan Bartley on some of her favorite recipes and the creation of Karen Jacobs’ Sargent Choice Test Kitchen Cookbook. She aspires to combine her passion for baking with occupational therapy. About the Sargent Choice Test Kitchen: We’re all about making healthy taste delicious here at Sargent Choice.  That’s why we’ve teamed up with faculty-in-residence Dr. Karen Jacobs to offer students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to trial and taste-test new Sargent Choice healthy recipes each week at the Sargent Choice Test Kitchen.  Dr. Karen Jacobs invites students of all majors (not just nutrition) into her home on Boston University’s campus to cook up a recipe developed by Sargent Choice Registered Dietitian, Jennifer Culbert.  Feedback from the weekly Test Kitchen gets incorporated into future Sargent Choice recipes and helps shape the face of healthy dining at BU. Check out Sargent Choice Test Kitchen’s healthy menus. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:14
April 07, 2020
E9: Sargent Choice Test Kitchen: Making Healthy Eating Taste Better
This episode provides a conversation with BU Sargent student Caroline Kohler on her academic path and experience as the Sargent Choice Ambassador. She meets with Dr. Jacobs every Wednesday night at Sargent Choice Test Kitchen, where students and faculties gather together and try out healthy and delicious recipes. About the Sargent Choice Test Kitchen: We're all about making healthy taste delicious here at Sargent Choice. That's why we've teamed up with faculty-in-residence Dr. Karen Jacobs to offer students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to trial and taste-test new Sargent Choice healthy recipes each week at the Sargent Choice Test Kitchen.  Dr. Karen Jacobs invites students of all majors (not just nutrition) into her home on Boston University's campus to cook up a recipe developed by Sargent Choice Registered Dietitian, Jennifer Culbert.  Feedback from the weekly Test Kitchen gets incorporated into future Sargent Choice recipes and helps shape the face of healthy dining at BU. Check out Sargent Choice Test Kitchen's blog. Follow BU Programs in Nutrition on Instagram. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
20:12
March 31, 2020
E8: How “Simon Says” Helps Parents Bond with Their Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This episode provides a conversation with BU Sargent Alumni Randi Jacoby (rjacoby2@nyc.rr.com) on her advice on how parents can bond with their kids during the COVID-19 pandemic from a language pathologist’s perspective. Randi Jacoby, M.S.C.C.C., is a Licensed and Certified Speech and Language Pathologist, who holds a Master of Science Degree from Columbia University. She is the Director of Jacoby Speech Therapy Associates, a private group practice specializing in pediatric communication development and learning skills. Ms. Jacoby has served as a lecturer to both parents and educators at the 92Y Parenting Center and 92Y Nursery School for over 20 years, as well as a consultant to many New York City private and public schools. She has been a contributor to New York Family magazine, as well as to many parent education portals. She was noted to be one of the top therapists in her field by “A Parent’s Guide to Special Education in New York City.” Throughout her career, Ms. Jacoby has been an ardent advocate for children with developmental disabilities and learning disorders. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
19:13
March 24, 2020
E7 : Occupational Therapy Fieldwork: Helping People in the Real World
This episode provides a conversation with Clinical Assistant Professor Anne Escher (aaescher@bu.edu) on her research and scholarship. Anne also shared her experience as the Level I Fieldwork Coordinator, where she and her students used occupational therapy to help the incarcerated population.   Anne Escher's clinical practice covers the life span from working in NICU and pediatrics at an acute care hospital to inpatient rehabilitation and home care for older adults with low vision. Escher's scholarship primarily focuses on the area of productive aging. Her current scholarly work centers on clients with communication impairments. Additionally, she interested in research related to OT clinical education. Click here to learn more about the Entry-level OTD Level I Fieldwork.    The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College.   Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.
18:10
March 17, 2020
E6: Sargent Choice: Healthy Eating at Boston University
This episode provides a conversation with dietitian/nutritionist Clare Murphy on BU Sargent Choice Nutrition Center and tips on healthy eating on campus. As one of the many nutritionists working at Sargent Choice Nutrition Center, Clare collaborates with her clients to navigate their food environment, working towards a joyful, flexible, balanced, and sustainable healthy eating pattern. She works closely with BU Dining Services to develop and maintain recipes. Clare also works to assure all recipe and nutrition information for Dining Services is complete and accurate. Boston University Sargent Choice Nutrition Center strives to: Provide evidence-based nutrition services to Boston University faculty, staff, and students, and to the greater Boston community; Offer clinical and public health learning opportunities for Boston University undergraduate and graduate nutrition students; Engage in interprofessional research to identify and develop future best practices. Learn more about Boston University Sargent Choice Nutrition Center here: http://www.bu.edu/scnc/. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast. Enjoy this episode of HealthMatters. Don't forget to follow our podcast. Thank you for listening!
18:59
March 10, 2020
E5: Athletic Training: How Toe Yoga Helps Ankle Sprain Recovery
This episode provides a conversation with Clinical Assistant Professor Kathryn A. Webster (kwebster@bu.edu) on tips dealing with ankle sprains and athletic training as a career. Professor Webster is interested in lower extremity functional rehabilitation, the relationship between gluteal activation in active populations with chronic ankle instability, and encouraging students to become life-long learners through evidence-based clinical education. Check out Boston University's Master Program in Athletic Training here. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast. Enjoy this episode of HealthMatters. Don't forget to follow our podcast. Thank you for listening!
17:56
March 03, 2020
E4: Moving Forward with Cerebral Palsy Research
|About This Episode| This episode provides a conversation with Assistant Professor Claudio Ferre (clferre@bu.edu) about his research on cerebral palsy and his unique academic path. Professor Ferre is interested in the development of manual skills in typically developing children and children with disabilities (e.g., cerebral palsy). His research focuses on understanding why children who experience brain injury during the same stage of life display vastly different functional outcomes later in childhood. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast. Enjoy this episode of HealthMatters. Don't forget to follow our podcast. Thank you for listening!
18:41
February 25, 2020
E3: Healthcare in the Real World: Getting to Know IPE
|About This Episode| This episode provides a conversation with Clinical Assistant Professor Craig Slater (cslater@bu.edu). Professor Slater is also the Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice at Sargent College. In real-world clinical practices, people are the center of all operations, from physical surgeries to the operation of health care systems. Offering master and doctorate programs, the Sargent Interprofessional Education and Practice Program focuses on the necessary collaboration between health professionals for the delivery of person-centered, coordinated, and comprehensive patient/client care. Check out more about the program here: https://www.bu.edu/sargent/academics/interprofessional-education/. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast. Enjoy this episode of HealthMatters. Don't forget to follow our podcast. Thank you for listening!
15:22
February 18, 2020
E2: Start Packing for International Service Learning
|About This Episode| This episode provides a conversation with Clinical Assistant Professor Shelley M. Brown (shelleyb@bu.edu). Professor Brown is the Director of International Service Learning and Community Engagement at Sargent College. The Sargent Service Learning Program offers students a unique opportunity to participate in faculty-led service-learning experiences that promote health education, empower communities, and cultivate educated compassionate global citizens. Since 2011, Sargent students have traveled a combined total of more than 2 million miles to bring health care to communities in developing countries including Thailand, Guatemala, and India. Check out more about the program here: http://www.bu.edu/sargentservice/. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast. Enjoy this episode of HealthMatters. Don't forget to follow our podcast. Thank you for listening!
21:07
February 11, 2020
E1: Uncovering the Myth of Dyslexia
|About This Episode| This episode provides a conversation with Dr. Tyler Perrachione (tkp@bu.edu)  and Dr. Gabrielle-Ann Torre (gat@bu.edu). Dr. Perrachione is the Program Director, Joint Bachelor of Science in Linguistics, a Peter Paul Career Development Professor, the Director of Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory, and the Associate Director of Hearing Research Center. Dr. Torre is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the on-line post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. She is a 1979 alumni of Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast. Enjoy this episode of HealthMatters. Don't forget to follow our podcast. Thank you for listening!
20:35
January 22, 2020