Bouvé News

September 12

Industry fellowships create pharmacy fast-track

What kind of a person gets to lead a high-profile project at an international corporation just one month out of college? Answer: A graduate who has landed a Northeastern pharmacy fellowship. “I was only here for a month when I took the lead on an important international project,” said Margaret Chuang, PharmD’19. is who Medical Affairs […]

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September 12

The surprising reason that ‘real body’ marketing campaigns work

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September 12

It’s time for smart fitness trackers to smarten up

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August 26

New Bouvè dean Carmen Sceppa asserts that technology can’t replace the human touch in healthcare

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August 8

Cross-disciplinary co-op puts pharmacy student on an unexpected career path

If you ever wondered what the advantage is to choosing a pharmacy program located within a large university, Kathryn Prout is the answer. In July, the Doctor of Pharmacy student co-authored not one, but two, papers in published scholarly medical journals along with her mentor, business professor Tim Hoff. That’s right, her mentor is a business […]

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August 1

Agility as a student researcher led to a job on the frontlines of the opioid crisis

Lauren Ansong was in an uncomfortable position. While earning her master’s in public health, she landed a prime internship with the Boston Public Health Commission and impressed them enough to be assigned one of their pet projects. It was a novel idea—locate mental health programs for young children in African American barbershops and beauty salons. […]

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July 30

Northeastern hosts a national conference to explore new ways to fight addiction

Top addiction researchers from around the nation will gather on the Northeastern campus August 1 and 2 for the fourth annual conference dedicated to advances in medical treatments of drug abuse. The conference—The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Drug Abuse—is organized each year by Bouve’s Alexandros Makriyannis, director of Northeastern’s Center for Drug Discovery. “The conference […]

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July 29

These children wanted to improve their reading skills. So they became detectives.

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July 22

She battled her way out of adversity, and now she’s helping others do the same

Nicolle Potvin has gone through some hard times and come into young adulthood stronger, more confident, and determined to help others overcome the formidable obstacles that threaten to derail their lives. With a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Northeastern, she landed a job a program clinician at a Rhode Island program for women age 16 […]

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July 15

The top mentor at the nation’s top children’s hospital—clinical education doesn’t get any better

She was so close to her achieving her dream. Cidney Moscovitch had been admitted to Northeastern’s Physican Assistant program with the condition that she meet the required clinical hours. While reviewing the program’s “prerequisites” page, she came across the university’s one-year graduate certificate in Exercise Science for Clinicians. It was the perfect opportunity. “I could […]

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July 11

Take a virtual tour of the arboretum on Northeastern’s Boston campus

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July 11

How two high school friends became Instagram food guides

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July 2

What do a robotic teddy bear and a wearable biosensor have in common?

Health Sciences professor Matthew Goodwin is on a roll. In the past month, he has published two papers, one on the use of wearable devices to predict aggressive outbursts among youth with autism, and another on the use of a robotic teddy bear to ease anxiety in hospitalized children. Both harness the power of technology to […]

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June 24

When we discuss the opioid crisis, the words we use matter

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June 13

She created a cookbook to help people heal

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June 11

How can this researcher’s video game short-circuit dating violence?

They were the only humans on an alien planet—a mother and her middle school son. Tension was building among the aliens and violence was in the air. Their job was to use the skills they had learned in earlier episodes of the video game to diffuse a dispute between an alien couple. The game is […]

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June 6

Our next healthcare crisis will be in the home—are we prepared?

A variety of factors have combined to increase the demand for home healthcare, but the number of nurses prepared to take on this role is not keeping pace. “This is a huge issue because healthcare is moving out of hospitals and into the community—and we’re not prepared for it,” said Janet Rico, assistant associate dean […]

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May 31

A nine-hour road trip produces new insights into physical therapy

Four physical therapist students were working on their clinical rotations outside Florence, Italy, when they learned that seven of their professors were flying from Boston to Geneva, Switzerland, for the world’s largest international PT conference. Determined not to miss the opportunity, they rented a car and embarked on a nine-hour road trip through the Alps […]

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May 28

Personal resilience was the key to success for this physician assistant

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director Sometimes it takes more than talent and academic prowess to achieve your professional dreams. For Klaus Grim, MS’18, it also took persistence, adaptability, and a Northeastern educator who was willing to go the extra mile for a promising applicant. As Grim neared the end of his undergraduate career at the […]

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May 24

Ultrasound conference will teach frontline practitioners to save lives

When he was 22 years old and about to begin medical school, Northeastern’s team physician Gian Corrado was playing pickup basketball when one of the other players dropped dead in front of him. Since that day, he has dedicated a significant portion of his medical career to prevent similar tragedies. “Every year, 150 young men—one […]

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May 15

How you store your guns matters. It could save lives.

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May 10

When is a Fitbit like a New Year’s resolution?

Wearable devices like the Fitbit and Apple Watch are all the rage in the fight against obesity. Yet their failure to encourage meaningful reflection on the data often relegates them to the waste bin of good intentions, alongside failed diets and household budgets. The tendency to stop using them is of heightened concern in low-socioeconomic […]

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May 7

Global experiences led this student to embrace the resilience of the human spirit

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director When Adrienne Peng was a freshman studying in Greece, she visited the Eidomeni refugee camp near the Macedonian border. In addition to learning about horrors of the war in Syria, she witnessed the resilience of the human spirit and the enormous generosity of the Greek people. “At that time, Greece […]

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May 6

Commencement 2019

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May 2

Policing public health

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May 2

He only tweets two words. He has 50,000 followers.

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May 1

Being a first-generation American gives her an edge as a school psychologist

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director After fleeing the brutal civil war in El Salvador, Karen Alvarez’s parents never imagined that their second daughter would become the first person in the family to go to college, let alone earn a master’s degree from a prestigious American university. On Friday, Alvarez will receive her second graduate degree […]

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April 30

As a professional athlete, she took a pounding; now she helps others overcome their injuries

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director Brittany Loweree has taken an unusual route to her doctorate in physical therapy—hurtling down alpine slopes while enduring thousands of knee-pounding moguls and backflips. When Loweree was a sophomore at Northeastern, she took a leave of absence to compete with the U.S. Ski Team. Her specialty—freestyle moguls—is as brutal as […]

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April 26

Why did this nursing student also study experience design?

One of the advantages of studying at a large university like Northeastern is the opportunity to venture beyond your field of expertise and develop the tools you need to become an innovator in your profession. For Rachel Abarbanel, NP’19, seizing that opportunity meant earning a graduate certificate in experience design from Northeastern’s College of Arts, […]

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April 26

Do you know the warning signs of human trafficking?

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April 16

What’s that ringing in my ear?

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director The ringing in their ears never stops. It’s enough to drive a person crazy. When stacked up against afflictions like cancer and AIDS, tinnitus may seem like a second-tier malady, but for 50 million Americans, the symptoms destroy concentration, sleep, mental health, and even careers. Tinnitus is the number one cause […]

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April 10

Bouvé students take a starring role at RISE research expo

A Northeastern PhD student has discovered a protein receptor that could vastly improve pharmacological treatment for a disease that affects an estimated 3 million Americans. Katlynn Bugda Gwilt, who successfully defended her Pharmacology PhD in April, won both the Outstanding Graduate Research Award in Health Sciences and the Excellence in Research Award at RISE, Northeastern’s […]

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April 8

Blending mindfulness with traditional healthcare

Melanie Black embodies Northeastern’s cross-disciplinary approach to healthcare, working to integrate the skills she learned in her previous career as a mindfulness and yoga instructor with her training in Bouvé’s Master of Nursing program. Her current clinical rotation at the VA hospital in Bedford, MA, provides an excellent example of how mindfulness could be used […]

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April 3

Northeastern’s nursing anesthesia program ranks #1

Northeastern’s Nurse Anesthesia Program was ranked #1 in the nation by an organization that evaluates top masters-level nursing programs throughout the country. The award praised Northeastern’s emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and collaboration across professions in clinical settings. “Students get a lot of hands-on experiences. In fact, clinical work starts in the first year,” said topRNtoBSN in […]

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March 27

A simple fix that could save lives in the ICU

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March 25

Investigating suicides and murders: co-op with the coroner’s office is never routine

At parties, Justine Newman tells people about the time she had to dig up a human skeleton half-buried in mud by the side of the road. In less public situations, she talks about the deep satisfaction of “giving voice to people who can no longer speak for themselves.” While on co-op at the coroner’s office […]

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March 22

‘It’s a chronic illness, rather than a moral failure’

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February 22

Online psychology program ranked “most unique” in the nation

Northeastern’s master’s program Applied Behavioral Analysis was recently ranked among the top ABA programs in the country. It received special recognition as “most unique” based on its unusual blend of online academics and real-world professional experience. OnlineMasters.com praised the Bouvé program’s emphasis on “developing a professional portfolio” hands-on work experiences in agencies around the country. […]

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February 19

Can this professor’s technology help create an army of efficient cancer killers?

Tali Konry wants to design a more effective serial killer. That may sound a little sketchy until you learn that Konry’s serial killers are immune cells, and their target is cancer. Konry, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is developing a technology that will address one of the most daunting challenges in cellular immunotherapy: the low […]

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February 19

‘When situations like this happen, we need everybody to help’

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February 15

Measles vaccines don’t just protect you, they protect everyone around you

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February 15

Does having a gun at home really make you safer?

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February 8

What if you had a medical emergency during physical therapy and your PT wasn’t trained to deal with it?

The ability to think fast, act decisively, and respond correctly in the face of ambiguous information are not the skills typically associated with physical therapists. But that needs to change, according to physical therapy professor Kristin Greenwood, who led a national task force that emphasized rapid clinical decision-making skills in PT education. As lead author […]

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February 8

Advocating for those who are often left on the sidelines

Too often they are the forgotten population—which is why Bouvé Dean Susan Parish has dedicated her career to improving the lives of women and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In recognition of her decades of scholarly work, Parish was awarded the 2019 research award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The […]

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February 1

A passion for healthcare and a mind for business

When Kelly Szaniawski arrived at Northeastern in 2015, her plan was to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a doctor. Her career path took an interesting turn the following year, when she joined Northeastern’s business professional fraternity and soon discovered that she wanted to approach healthcare from a different perspective. “I realized that I […]

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January 25

A week in Ecuador that changes lives on two continents

In an orphanage perched on a hill high above Quito, Ecuador, a 4-year-old boy with cerebral palsy was trapped inside himself. He was non-verbal and had never walked. But that was about to change. The night before, a group of Northeastern students, led by physical therapy professor Lorna Hayward, arrived at the orphanage with a […]

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January 25

She’s studying the detriments of digitally altered photos

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January 25

To solve the opioid crisis, we need to think about it differently

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January 25

Are middle men driving up the cost of prescription drugs?

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January 10

‘Northeastern was a lifesaver for me’

In 1984, Milliardaire Syverain was in the midst of a grueling journey—one that looked like it wasn’t going to end well. Soon after arriving in this country from Haiti at age 19, his parents abandoned him. He was living in public housing at the foot of Mission Hill and his job prospects were bleak. That’s […]

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January 10

Two Bouvé profs among top 1% of researchers worldwide

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January 8

A potential game changer for families affected by autism

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January 3

‘Don’t wait for the perfect time; you will be waiting forever.’

Like many healthcare professionals, Sean O’Neill never envisioned himself as an entrepreneur. After earning his PharmD at Bouvé in 2003, O’Neill was on a traditional career path for 13 years, first as an ICU pharmacist and then as the medication safety officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “I wasn’t looking for a new job; I […]

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December 20

Troubled veterans favor voluntary gun control that could save their lives

Veterans are killing themselves at a rate of 17 suicides a day, and among those at greatest risk, there is little resistance to voluntary measures that would limit their access to guns. “In fact, most veterans—including veteran gun owners—welcome the discussion,” said health sciences professor Matthew Miller, co-author of a new study published in General […]

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December 13

Is citizen science the key to environmental justice?

With the EPA under siege and industrial regulation in full retreat, the work of health science professor Sara Wylie has become more relevant than ever. Wylie, who has a joint appointment at Bouvé and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, is a pioneer in the field of citizen science, a movement dedicated to empowering […]

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December 10

Professor discovers a way to help premature infants thrive in the hospital

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December 6

Looking where others have not

For decades, scientists have searched for a synthetic alternative to medical marijuana that can deliver its medicinal benefits without the harmful side effects. The problem is that the positives and negatives are tied together at the molecular level, and no one has found a way to separate them. Like a determined prospector, pharmacy professor Ganesh […]

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November 29

How can a soap opera help fight AIDS?

When you imagine the latest weapon in the war against AIDS, the image that comes to mind isn’t likely to be a soap opera. But that’s exactly what nursing professor Rachel Jones has produced—and it works. Love, Sex, and Choices went live in November (watch here) after being tested among a group of 5,000 women, […]

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November 29

Preparation and Recovery, Red Sox trainer talks about the 2018 World Series

It was one for the record books—the longest game in World Series history. Over the course of 18 innings, the Boston Red Sox and L.A. Dodgers waged an epic war of endurance in Game 3 that lasted 7 hours and 20 minutes—longer than the entire 1939 World Series. The two teams went through 18 pitchers […]

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November 27

Undergraduate research changed their outlook on what a nursing career can be

During the second semester of their sophomore year, Rachel Solomon and Abigail Caron boarded a plane to Seattle, compliments of Northeastern’s School of Nursing. Their destination was the Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth, where they would present their research on the correlation between serious mental illness and readmissions to medical-surgical units. Their review of the […]

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November 25

Why does this professor have 20 bulging suitcases piled in her room?

When Jamie McGloin, HS’20, walked into professor Vanessa Johnson’s room in Ghana, she was both proud and amazed. “It was like walking into a fort made of suitcases,” said McGloin, who was one of 23 students studying abroad with Johnson last summer as part of a month-long Dialogue of Civilizations course comparing the healthcare systems […]

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November 23

Family history in her bones

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November 21

A passion for bringing healthcare to the disenfranchised

The woman was living under a bridge in Lowell, Massachusetts, when nursing student Celsea Tibbitt first met her. She was selling sex, shooting up, eating poorly, estranged from her family, and terrified of the men who controlled her daily life. Tibbitt encountered the woman as a public health RN and case manager on the Bouvé […]

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November 19

They fled from war and landed in a new form of hell

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November 17

A new strategy for reducing opioid relapse

One of the biggest challenges in our nation’s escalating opioid epidemic is the high risk of relapse. Barbara Waszczak, Professor, School of Pharmacy Nearly 60 percent of the opioid users who seek treatment use the drug again, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This is due, at least in part, to changes in the […]

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November 15

An unexpected detour

Health Science alum takes an abrupt turn into the world of health technology. As an undergraduate health science major at Bouvé, Binja Basimike thought she would pursue a PhD in international nutrition and follow in the humanitarian footsteps of her globe-trotting father, a malaria expert who works for the World Health Organization. But while earning […]

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November 13

Physical therapy grad spotted a need, then invented the solution

Haley Waud’s eureka moment came four years after she completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Bouvé. Waud was working with an elderly patient in San Antonio, Texas, when she noticed that the woman’s hips kept getting too far away from her walker, forcing her to slouch over to reach it in an unhealthy manner. […]

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November 11

Students bring healthcare to patients who walk miles for medicine

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November 9

Do more guns lead to more fatal police shootings?

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November 7

Pharmacy grad’s knack for science communication leads to unusual career path

After earning two graduate degrees at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Abhijit Kulkarni was on track for a promising career as a laboratory scientist. But something happened on the way to that ambition: He discovered a rare talent for translating complex scientific concepts into ordinary language—a talent that led him to an unusual and deeply […]

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November 5

No benefit seen from antipsychotics used in delirious hospital patients

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November 3

Clearing up misconceptions about gun violence could make suicide attempts less deadly

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November 1

This is where health care innovation begins

Danny Jooyoung Kim stumbled into the world of entrepreneurship during his first week in Bouvé’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. On his way to a dinner date, he took a “wrong turn” into a lecture and became so absorbed that he texted the young woman to cancel. Needless to say, the budding romance died with the […]

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October 31

Student publishes in medical journal as an undergraduate

Patrick Sheedy plans to go to medical school, and his co-op experience is likely to give him a leg up in that ambition. As a result of his co-op at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, he will be first author on a paper about to be published by the American Journal of Cancer Research. […]

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