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10 Jan

‘Northeastern was a lifesaver for me’

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director 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 […]

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10 Jan

Two Bouvé profs among top 1% of researchers worldwide

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8 Jan

A potential game changer for families affected by autism

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3 Jan

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

By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director 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 […]

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20 Dec

Troubled veterans favor voluntary gun control that could save their lives

By Bill Ibelle 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 […]

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13 Dec

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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10 Dec

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

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6 Dec

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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29 Nov

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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29 Nov

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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27 Nov

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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25 Nov

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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23 Nov

Family history in her bones

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21 Nov

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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19 Nov

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

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17 Nov

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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